Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show is a spectacular display of historic aircraft with the massed WWII formations that will celebrate and commemorate the RAF’s greatest battle honour. Be captivated by the incredible skill of the pilots and at how the ‘boffins’ at Bletchley Park broke the secret codes with their Enigma machine, hastening the end of the war.
Day 1 We pick you up by taxi from your home and then travel by coach to St Albans where we have a break for lunch and sightseeing. We continue to our hotel in Bedford, arriving with time to relax before dinner.
Day 2 A day at the Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show brings to life Duxford's ﬁnest hour as an important Second World War ﬁghter station defending Great Britain from aerial attack in 1940. The roar of Spitﬁres and Hurricanes over Duxford's historic airﬁeld will take you back in time, but the ﬂying display will showcase not only the famous historic aircraft of the RAF but will also present its modern capabilities with contemporary aircraft in service today. Entry to the award-winning IWM Duxford is included in the ticket price, so you can get up close to the aircraft that have revolutionised ﬂight, including the futuristic Blackbird spyplane, which performed top secret operations for almost 30 years and the B-52 Stratofortress, which stretches the length of the American Air Museum. Iconic aircraft, including the Spitﬁre, Concorde and the contemporary Euroﬁghter Typhoon, are on display across the museum.
Day 3 This morning we visit Bletchley Park, once Britain’s best kept secret and now a heritage site where we can explore some of the iconic WWII codebreaking huts, see the Enigma Machines and a wartime mini cinema, all housed in the ornate Victorian mansion which was the Intelligence HQ during the war. Mid afternoon we make our way homewards, joining our taxis late afternoon.
This historic 18th Century spa hotel overlooking the River Ouse is the perfect destination for a relaxing getaway. Facilities include a tasteful lounge bar, indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi and spa treatment rooms. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, fridge, safe, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift.