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English World War Discovery

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English World War Discovery

7 Days

With World War Two representing one of the most significant events in global history, it should be no surprise to see how closely it is woven into the fabric of England. This trip is designed to give you a unique insight into this fascinating piece of history. Dream Escape will arrange many private, exclusive experiences to let you get up close to many of the key sites and places of World War Two.

Your trip will include all the luxury and warm hospitality required to create a relaxing break, while also delivering a poignant and captivating history lesson.

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ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS



Your tailor-made programme, carefully crafted courtesy of Dream Escape, could include any of the following experiences:

  • Tour the key World War Two landmarks of London with a qualified guide who specialises in military history.

 

  • Descend into the tunnels beneath Dover Castle and see where Operation Dynamo – also know as the Dunkirk evacuation – was masterminded.

 

  • Climb aboard HMS Belfast in a private post-opening tour and explore one of the three remaining vessels from the D-Day landings.

 

  • Visit Bletchley Park, once the site of Britain’s best kept secret. Here a secret war was conducted, as codebreakers fought to crack German communications and contributed a little known, yet vitally important effort to the Allied victory.

 

  • Step back in time at Duxford Airfield, and explore the Control Tower, Operations Room and hangars, all of which retain their 1940s atmosphere.

 

  • Enjoy refreshments at Blenheim Palace, notable for being the birthplace of Winston Churchill, before embarking on a specialist-led tour of the much-loved ancestral home of this wartime hero.

 

  • Uncover the story of the Battle of Britain at the bunker which housed the Fighter Command No. 11 Group whose decisions and directions decided the fate of the British nation in 1940.

 

  • Take a privately guided tour of the Churchill War Rooms, led by an in-house expert, and go behind the glass that ordinary visitors only get to look through. With privileged access to this award-winning museum, it’s a one-of-a-kind experience of the inner sanctum of the British government during the war.

 

  • Stroll through Green Park and visit the Bomber Command Memorial, a moving reminder of the sacrifice that over 50,000 Bomber Command crew made during the six years of war.

 

  • Spend a morning at the world-renowned Imperial War Museum and experience the truth of war; the nightmarish experience of the World War One trenches, and the claustrophobic tension civilians felt during the air raids of the Blitz.

 

The accommodation provided for you during your stay will be both comfortable and luxurious. Options range from a 15th century manor house based in an idyllic English setting, to one of London’s best five-star hotels, perfectly located within walking distance of many landmarks.

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THINGS TO DO

BLENHEIM PALACE

Blenheim Palace was given to the first Duke of Marlborough by a grateful Nation, following his victory at the Battle of Blenheim in August 1704.

DOVER CASTLE

Dover Castle is one of the most iconic of all English fortresses; an impressive stronghold built to bolster England’s weakest defensive point at the shortest sea crossing to mainland Europe.

DUXFORD AIR MUSEUM

Duxford is home to the Imperial War Museum Airfield, Europe’s premier aviation museum. It houses one of the finest collections of tanks, military vehicles and naval exhibits in the country.

BLETCHLEY PARK

Until fairly recently Bletchley Park was Britain’s best kept secret. The secrecy surrounding all the activities carried on here during World War II was of vital importance to national security and the Allies’ ultimate victory. It was here that an organisation called the Government Code and Cypher School studied and devised methods to enable the Allied forces to decipher the military codes and ciphers that secured German, Japanese, and other Axis nation’s communications. Bletchley Park heralded the birth of the information age with the industrialisation of the codebreaking processes enabled by machines such as the Turing/Welchman Bombe, and the world’s first electronic computer, Colossus. Today, Bletchley Park is a treasured heritage site designed to preserve the important story of the Codebreakers during World War II, and a truly fascinating visit.

CABINET WAR ROOMS

Shortly after becoming Prime Minister in May 1940, Winston Churchill visited the Cabinet War Rooms, to see for himself what preparations had been made to allow him and his War Cabinet to continue working throughout the expected air raids on London. It was there, in the underground Cabinet Room, that he announced ‘This is the room from which I will direct the war’. This is where Churchill and his inner circle not only took shelter during the Blitz, but also where master strategies were hatched and top-secret conversations were whispered late into the night.

HMS BELFAST

HMS Belfast is a light large cruiser (613ft long) and the only Second World War ship of its type still surviving today. Accompanied by one of the Ship’s Company, gain exclusive behind-the-barriers access; experience the Battle of North Cape in the Gun Turret Experience and test your skills in the interactive Operations Room

PLACES VISITED

LONDON

London, with its unique blend of history and culture, is constantly changing, with new landmarks, stylish restaurants and clubs opening up all the time. Recently voted as the gourmet capital of the world, London is the European capital to stay in touch with all that’s new and exciting, while enjoying its wealth of historic buildings and eclectic mix of museums and art galleries. With its unique blend of history and culture, the bustling metropolis of London has long been considered a must-see destination. The city is constantly changing, offering a wealth of historic buildings and monuments, as well as an eclectic mix of museums, art galleries and world famous attractions.

BLENHEIM

Blenheim Palace, one of Britain’s finest stately homes. The palace was the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. He is quoted as saying “At Blenheim, I took two very important decisions; to be born and to marry. I am happily content with the decisions I took on both occasions”. Sir Winston Churchill’s final resting place is at St Martin’s Bladon, just outside Blenheim Palace grounds.

  • Accommodation

    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

  • Accommodation

    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

  • Accommodation

    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

  • Accommodation

    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

  • Accommodation

    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

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