Join us celebrating the brave men and women of 1940s Britain
Saturdays; 09:00 - approx 18:30 (WINTER, October-March)
“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few,” Winston Churchill
It was at Bletchley Park that the Germans 'uncrackable' Enigma Code was broken, allowing the allies to read Axis wireless traffic. The museum holds some fascinating exhibits. Seeing the Enigma machines will be an undoubted highlight. The site now boasts a Visitor Centre, restored buildings and refreshed exhibits to preserve and commemorate the tireless work of the Codebreakers. The landscape is being returned to its tranquil setting, with areas returned to lawn and the footprints of the long-gone Huts 2 and 9 marked out to remind visitors where they were. The tennis courts have also been restored to grass, as they were in late 1940 and early 1941.
The North London RAF Museum, set on the historic site of the Hendon Aerodrome, is comprised of five major buildings and hangars dedicated to the history of aviation and the British Royal Air Force. There are several interactive exhibits, a Battle of Britain Hall, flight simulators and a 3D cinema in addition to the extensive aircraft collection. This museum houses over 100 aircraft including some very early designs, one of only two surviving Vickers Wellingtons, the Avro Lancaster S-Sugar, the only complete Hawker Typhoon and the only Boulton Paul Defiant remaining in the world.
WINTER SATURDAY TOUR, October through March
Weekly scheduled departures, subject to availability. Available for private departures day/date of your choice, subject to vehicle/driver/guide availability, for the appropriate private tour cost. Cost for private departures based on number in the party/size of the vehicle.
Oft imitated, never duplicated! This is an original SGT itinerary, property of Special Group Tours and to be used only with express permission/in conjunction with SGT.
Personal services of your SGT driver/guide/companion
Entrance fees to RAF Museum North London and Bletchley Park Museum
DEPARTURE POINT: Novotel Hammersmith, 1 Shortlands, London W6 (approx 5 minutes walk from Hammersmith tube station/District & Piccadilly lines; Mall/King Street exit, go right out of the station onto Hammersmith Rd then right onto Shortlands)
DEPARTURE TIME: 09:00
We are happy to assist with your overall holidayplans to UK/Europe if you wish. Please ask us for details. SGT is at your service!
All scheduled day trips go out weekly with a minimum of 2 guests per travel date. Also available any day/date for private departures, subject to vehicle and driver/guide availability. Private departures cost will depend on how many in your party/size of vehicle.
SGT DAY TRIPS Year Round Departures (Saturdays, as noted)
MONDAYS Shakespeare Country: Stratford-Upon-Avon & Cotswolds Villages...including Downton Abbey villages
TUESDAYS Jane Austen’s Hampshire: Chawton & Winchester
WEDNESDAYS Jane Austen’s Bath & Lacock
THURSDAYS Cambridge & IWM Duxford RAF Aviation Museum
FRIDAYS London Antiques Markets & Globe Theatre
SATURDAYS ‘Garden of England’ Sampler: Sissinghurst & Great Dixter (April - September)
SATURDAYS Heroes of WWII: Royal Air Force & Codebreakers of Bletchley Park (October - March)
SUNDAYS Royal Gardens/Winter Hothouse Gardens: Kew & RHS Wisley
The Special Group Tours Advantage is our unique and intimate understanding of what you expect traveling in the UK and Europe. We have not only visited but have spent many years living in and loving the cultures you will experience down the ‘B’ Roads and off the beaten track. We have worked with local suppliers and our guide/companion team for over a decade, creating unique special interest itineraries. Special Group Tours offers our “insider” knowledge to you.
The SGT Small Group Touring Concept is traveling with just 4 - 14 guests per departure. It is our aim to introduce you to the 'real' country and its people, not just ticking the boxes of a standardized route and treating you as an individual and not a number. Our concept allows for a leisurely touring pace and flexibility to get off the beaten track to discover hidden gems. Of course you'll see the major sites but so much more too!
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