Bletchley Park - The Secrets of War
2-day Coach Holiday
April - November 2015
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Uncover the secrets of Bletchley Park and discover how its code-breaking activities, and Churchill's 'Silent Geese', hastened the end of World War Two. Clandestine operations, enigma machines and tales of deception are brought to life on this fascinating trip, which includes an optional 'Palace of War' excursion to Blenheim Palace.
Tour Highlights And Inclusions
- A visit to Bletchley Park with a self-guided tour
- A visit to Oxford
- One night's dinner, bed and English breakfast accommodation in a good hotel in the Bedfordshire/Hertfordshire area
- Comfortable coach travel and transfers
- The services of a friendly Tour Manager
Single rooms are available for a supplement
Leaving your pick-up point in the morning we'll head to beautiful Oxford, the "city of dreaming spires". Explore the colleges, such as imposing Christ Church, head to the shops of the charming Covered Market, or simply relax and enjoy afternoon tea at England's first coffee house, the Grand Cafe.
Alternatively, join our optional excursion to stunning Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Learn how the palace survived the onslaught of 400 evacuated boys on the guided 'Palace at War' tour, marvel at the English Baroque architecture, and wander the award-winning formal gardens and 2,000 acres of 'Capability' Brown's parkland. We'll arrive back at our hotel in time for dinner.
Find out how the intelligence produced at 'Station X' shortened the Second World War by two years on today's fascinating Bletchley Park self-guided tour, using excellent, multi-media guides. See the famous German code-breaking 'Enigma' machines up close; and visit Bletchley's wartime sub-post office, believed to be an undercover mailroom with the secret address of PO Box 111 Bletchley.
In the afternoon we'll head home, arriving back in the local area by early to mid evening.
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