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Bletchley Park - The Secrets of War

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Wartime secrets and spies

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 three-star standard hotel within a 60-minute drive of Bletchley Park
  • Comfortable coach travel and transfers
  • The services of a friendly Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Your Itinerary

Day One: Optional Blenheim Palace guided tour

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 some of the stories and secrets of this historic palace on a guided tour, marvel at the English Baroque architecture, and wander the award-winning formal gardens and 2000 acres of 'Capability' Brown's parkland. We'll arrive back at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day Two: Included Bletchley Park tour

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 'Enigma' code cipher 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 at your original pick-up point by early-to-mid evening.
Departure county Pick-up points
Cheshire
Cheshire Crewe
Clwyd
Clwyd Colwyn Bay, Mold, Wrexham
Gwynedd
Gwynedd Bangor
Lancashire
Lancashire Accrington, Burnley, Manchester, Preston, Rochdale
Merseyside
Merseyside Birkenhead, Liverpool, Southport

Bletchley Park Area Hotel 

You will be staying in a good, three-star standard hotel within 60 minutes of Bletchley Park. All the bedrooms will have private facilities, colour TV, radios and tea- and coffee-making facilities, and the hotel will have a good bar and restaurant.

Further Information

Bletchley Park self-guided tour

Please note that there is a significant amount of walking involved in the self-guided tour at Bletchley Park. You will cover approximately one mile, with stops throughout.

Museum entrance fees

There is a small on-site charge to enter the National Museum of Computing and the Colossus and Tunny galleries.

Coach seating arrangements

Your seats on the main coach will be allocated for you in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible. Your Tour Manager or driver will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)

Joining your holiday

Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.

Meal arrangements

Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.

Triple rooms

The majority of these consist of a double bed and an extra bed that is often only suitable for children. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.