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Great Britain

Battle of Britain Tour 2019 - Fly in a Spitfire!

Dates

19-24 September 2019

BATTLE OF BRITAIN TOUR
The most famous aerial conflict in British history and now you can follow in the footsteps of those brave young pilots, who we now regard as the ‘few’. We start from Lord Dowding’s office at the headquarters of Fighter Command during this intense period, visit the underground bunker’s that served as operations rooms and attend the Battle of Britain Airshow at Duxford aerodrome. The tour culminates in the opportunity for you to either fly in or alongside the legendary Supermarine Spitfire.

 "The gratitude of every home in our Island, in our Empire, and indeed throughout the world, except in the abodes of the guilty, goes out to the British airmen who, undaunted by odds, unwearied in their constant challenge and mortal danger, are turning the tide of the World War by their prowess and their devotion. Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."
Winston Churchill
20 August 1940.

 Spitfire's at Duxford Aerodrome in the build up to the Battle of Britain

DAY ONE
Thursday. Your Battle of Britain tour commences this afternoon with a private showing of the famous 1969 movie - 'Battle of Britain', followed by our welcome drinks and dinner at a historical central London location.A private showing of the 'Battle of Britain' movie kicks off your tour in style


DAY TWO
Friday. The next morning, we have a private guided tour of Lord Dowding's office and RAF Bentley Priory, Fighter Command’s HQ during the Battle of Britain. After lunch we move on to RAF Uxbridge and visit the original 11 Group Ops Room bunker.

 RAF Uxbridge Operations Room, as it was at the height of the battle in the Summer of 1940

DAY THREE
Saturday.



DAY FOUR
Sunday.  On Sunday we have an exclusive VIP hospitality experience, with flight-line access and our own private balcony to watch the highlights of Duxford’s Battle of Britain Airshow, which brings to life this important World War II fighter station, whose finest hour was defending Great Britain from aerial attack in 1940.

A fantastic view of the Battle of Britain Airshow at Duxford from our private balcony


DAY FIVE
Monday. This will be the highlight of your Battle of Britain Tour! After a weekend of watching the flying action it’s time to take part. After breakfast we head back to Duxford and ARC’s hangars where you will have a truly once in a lifetime experience. Depending on your chosen tour package, either climb into the rear cockpit of an original WW II Supermarine Spitfire for a 20-minute Flight Experience or take your seat in a classic airliner to fly alongside. Whichever option you choose, it will be a day you will never forget, followed by a farewell drink and our group’s final dinner in a 'top' Cambridge restaurant.

The highlight of your tour, your chance to fly in or alongside a geunuine WWII Spitfire

DAY SIX
Tuesday. After a leisurely breakfast we transfer back to the RAF Museum in Hendon where you can either spend a few hours having one last 'fighter fix' or continue our onward journey.

 

Twynhams Tours are the ONLY company to offer a multi-night Battle of Britain Tour that focuses purely on locations and experiences relating to the most famous air battle ever fought and include a Spitfire Flight Experience as an inclusive part of the tour.

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Tuesday 18 September - Wednesday 26 September 2018

Battle of Britain Tour Including a Flight alongside a Spitfire

SOLD OUT FOR 2018

YOUR BATTLE OF BRITAIN TOUR INCLUDES:

• 8 nights 4* hotel accommodation in London, Lincolnshire and Cambridge including breakfast (PLEASE NOTE WE ONLY HAVE ONE DOUBLE ROOM LEFT, NO TWIN ROOMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE)
• Drink reception on the first and last evenings
• Daily transfers in our luxury coach
• Fly Alongside a Spitfire Experience*
• Entry and guided tour of Bentley Priory Fighter Command HQ, Uxbridge Ops Room, BBMF, 12 Group Ops Room, ARC Hangars, Biggin Hill Restoration Hangars and Battle of Britain Memorial
• Shopping and sightseeing opportunity in Cambridge or general access to the Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow on Saturday
• A full days exclusive VIP Hospitality at the Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow on Sunday, including flight-line access
• Group dinner every night including a 1/2 bottle of wine per person
• Group lunch on six days

Fly alongside a genuine WWII Spitfire on our Battle of Britain Tour!

*Subject to weather conditions. If flying can’t take place on Monday we will amend the itinerary to attempt again on Tuesday. Should it not be possible to fly then a refund will be made to the full value of the individual flight booked or an alternative date will be arranged at your convenience. Subject to the standard T & C’s available from our website. 'Buy Now' prices shown are per person based on two guests sharing a double/twin room, you will need to buy a full package for every person in your group. There is a single person supplement of £800pp, please add a single person supplement to the basket before ordering. For further information or to make a telephone booking please call our booking hotline 0800 5999 077 between 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday. 

Ticket Availability

SOLD OUT

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Tuesday 18 September - Wednesday 26 September 2018

Battle of Britain Tour Including a Spitfire Flight Experience

WE ONLY HAVE 1 OF THESE TOUR PACKAGES LEFT

YOUR BATTLE OF BRITAIN TOUR INCLUDES:

• 8 nights 4* hotel accommodation in London, Lincolnshire and Cambridge including breakfast (PLEASE NOT WE ONLY HAVE ONE DOUBLE ROOM LEFT, THERE ARE NO TWIN ROOMS LEFT AVAILABLE)
• Drink reception on the first and last evenings
• Daily transfers in our luxury coach
• Spitfire Flight Experience*
• Entry and guided tour of Bentley Priory Fighter Command HQ, Uxbridge Ops Room, BBMF, 12 Group Ops Room, ARC Hangars, Biggin Hill Restoration Hangars and Battle of Britain Memorial
• Shopping and sightseeing opportunity in Cambridge or general access to the Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow on Saturday
• A full days exclusive VIP Hospitality at the Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow on Sunday, including flight-line access
• Group dinner every night including a 1/2 bottle of wine per person
• Group lunch on six days

Spitfire Flight Experience – Passenger Requirements & Restrictions
Please read the following carefully, it is very important that you meet these requirements. If you arrive on the day with a flight booked and don’t meet the requirements, you will not be able to fly. If you have any concerns about suitability please call us on 0800 5999 077 when making your booking.
Restrictions
1.    Minimum age 18 Years old. You may need to provide photographic ID Passport/driving licence.
2.    Maximum Height 6ft 6 inches (198cm), no minimum height.*
3.    Maximum weight 230 lb (105Kg) You will be weighed and measured on the day.*
You need to be healthy and agile enough to climb into the aircraft and safely experience the dynamic nature of the flight – if you have any concerns over your suitability you should consult your GP. You should seek advice if you are on prescription medication, suffering from a cold, are pregnant or suffering from any condition affecting your breathing or consciousness. It is generally accepted that if you are fit enough to hold a private driving licence you should be fit enough to participate in this activity. Passenger dimensions must allow full and unrestricted movement of the control column.


*Subject to weather conditions. If flying can’t take place on Monday we will amend the itinerary to attempt again on Tuesday. Should it not be possible to fly then a refund will be made to the full value of the individual flight booked or an alternative date will be arranged at your convenience. Subject to the standard T & C’s available from our website. 'Buy Now' prices shown are per person based on two guests sharing a double/twin room, you will need to buy a full package for every person in your group. There is a single person supplement of £800pp, please add a single person supplement to the basket before ordering. For further information or to make a telephone booking please call our booking hotline 0800 5999 077 between 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday.

Ticket Availability

SOLD OUT

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Tuesday 18 September - Wednesday 26 September 2018

Battle of Britain Tour - Ground Package

SOLD OUT FOR 2018

This package does not include a flight alongside or in a Spitfire, but every other aspect of the tour is identical.

 YOUR BATTLE OF BRITAIN TOUR INCLUDES:

• 8 nights 4* hotel accommodation in London, Lincolnshire and Cambridge including breakfast
• Drink reception on the first and last evenings
• Daily transfers in our luxury coach
• Entry and guided tour of Bentley Priory Fighter Command HQ, Uxbridge Ops Room, BBMF, 12 Group Ops Room, ARC Hangars, Biggin Hill Restoration Hangars and Battle of Britain Memorial
• Shopping and sightseeing opportunity in Cambridge or general access to the Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow on Saturday
• A full days exclusive VIP Hospitality at the Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow on Sunday, including flight-line access
• Group dinner every night including a 1/2 bottle of wine per person
• Group lunch on six days

* All our prices are per person and include VAT.  'Buy Now' prices shown are per person based on two guests sharing a double/twin room, you will need to buy a full package for every person in your group. There is a single person supplement of £800pp, please add a single person supplement to the basket before ordering. For further information or to make a telephone booking please call our booking hotline 0800 5999 077 between 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday.

Ticket Availability

SOLD OUT

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Tuesday 18 September - Wednesday 26 September 2018

Single Person Supplement

Single Person Supplement for 8 nights at the Battle of Britain Tour hotels. Please add to your basket if you are purchasing and 'odd' number of packages. You will still have a Double Room as per the Double/Twin packages, but all to yourself!

Ticket Availability

SOLD OUT