menu

The Battle of Britain

Prices start from:

£529

per person

3 Days
World War 2
United Kingdom
2 - 12 travellers

Overview

“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few” …. Winston Churchill

Following the evacuation from Dunkirk, Germany had quickly overwhelmed France and Hitler ordered his staff to prepare for the invasion of Britain, key to this plan was air superiority.  Germany carried out bombing raids over Britain focusing on the ports and shipping in the Channel, however, from mid-August 1940 these raids intensified and started moving inland attacking airfields and infrastructure – Britain braced itself for the German invasion.  

Fought over southern England in the summer and autumn of 1940, The Battle of Britain was the first major battle which took place entirely in the air.  Over 3,000 men of the RAF took part, outnumbered by the Luftwaffe, British Hurricanes and Spitfires took to the air, supported by thousands of ground crew, by the end of the Battle 535 aircrew and over 300 ground crew had lost their lives.

What’s included

Full services of our experienced driver/guide
Full services of a minibus or car (dependant on group size)
Bed and Breakfast accommodation at hotels in a suitable location
Entrance to the Battle of Britain Bunker, Battle of Britain Memorial, Battle of Britain Museum and Biggin Hill Memorial Museum
Tailormade itinerary
Full administration and booking service
24 hours on call Duty Manager whilst tour is operating

Not included

Meals other than those shown
Items not clearly shown as included
Travel Insurance

Itinerary

Below is a sample itinerary for a 3 day tour, all tours are personalised and once your tour is booked your expert guide will get in touch to start working with you to produce an itinerary for your bespoke tour.
Day 1:
Meet your guide in Uxbridge for a visit to the Battle of Britain Bunker, home to RAF Fighter Command No.11 Group operations and was the location from which the RAF coordinated most of the Battle of Britain. Fighter Command was an international force and at our next stop will be the Polish War Memorial, where we will learn about the Polish 303 Squadron who were based here. This afternoon we will visit the Air Forces Memorial at Runnymede and our guide will tell you more about the men and women commemorated on its walls, followed by our final visit of the day to Brookwood Military Cemetery. The largest Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery in the UK, the RAF plot, is the final resting place of some of the pilots who died in the Battle of Britain. After paying our respects, we will head to our hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 2:
Leaving after breakfast this morning, our first stop is at the Battle of Britain Memorial at Cape Le Ferne, whilst the memorial offers a chance for quiet reflection, the Scramble Experience in the visitor’s centre offers an interactive and immersive experience. Just a short drive takes us to the former RAF station at Hawkinge, which is now home to the largest Battle of Britain collection of memorabilia and was used as a film location for the film. At Hawkinge CWGC Cemetery, we will pay our respects to the pilots buried here from the UK, Commonwealth and Germany. We enjoy a short break at The Jackdaw public house at Denton, which was used as a setting in the Battle of Britain film. This afternoon, enjoy free time in Canterbury, one of the most beautiful historic cities in the country and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before heading to our overnight hotel.
Day 3:
This morning begins with a visit to the Biggin Hill Memorial Museum, which tells the story of RAF Biggin Hill which was destined to become the most important airfield in the Battle of Britain, during your visit, you can explore the museum, main chapel, gardens, café and shop. This afternoon, there is the opportunity to enjoy an en-route visit, the location of which will depend on your original departure point.

All our tours and itineraries are tailormade and put together to match your requirements, please get in touch to discuss your tour.

Pricing options

People

Days

Price per person

2
3
from £1,999 pp
6
3
from £799 pp
8
3
from £669 pp
10
3
from £589 pp
12
3
from £529 pp

Our sample prices are per person, based on the number of passengers shown and are provided to show you what a tour of this type could cost with our company. All prices are subject to availability and prices may vary depending on your bespoke package.

Prices start from:

£529

per person

All our tours and itineraries are bespoke and put together to match your requirements, please get in touch to discuss your tour.

Why travel with us
Got a question?

We would be happy to talk to you about your tour requirements, please get in touch to talk to an expert.

Interested in this tour?

You might also be interested in

Ypres & The Last Post Ceremony

1 -
3 Days
Belgium
For four long years Flanders Fields was the scene which...

From £219 pp

Christmas Markets and Battlefields

2 -
3 Days
Belgium
Just under an hour’s drive from Calais finds us in...

From £339 pp

The Western Front

2 -
6 Days
Belgium, France
The Western Front stretched all the way from the North...

From £219 pp