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Bletchley Park - The Secrets of War

2 days from £119*
Departing: September 2017 - October 2018
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Wartime secrets and spies

Clandestine operations, Enigma machines and tales of spies and deception are brought to life on this fascinating visit to Bletchley Park, site of secret code-breaking activities and of Churchill's 'Silent Geese' whose mathematical genius hastened the end of WW2. This best selling break is an intriguing insight into the 'secrets of war.'

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • A visit to Oxford
  • Entry to Bletchley Park
  • One night's dinner, bed and English breakfast accommodation at a hotel within an hour's drive of Bletchley Park
  • Coach travel throughout
  • The services of a friendly Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Itinerary

Day One

Leaving the local area, early this morning, we'll head to Oxford, the 'City of Dreaming Spires'. The beauty of the golden stone university buildings and its riverside setting give this historic city an alluring and vibrant atmosphere. Explore the colleges, visit imposing Christ Church, head to the charming covered market with its lively mix of quaint shops or enjoy afternoon tea at England's first coffee house, the Grand Cafe.

Alternatively, join our optional excursion to Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, with an included guided tour. Marvel at the English Baroque architecture, and explore the award-winning formal gardens and 'Capability' Brown's parkland. You'll arrive at your hotel in time for dinner.

Day Two

This morning we head to award-winning Bletchley Park - site of secret code-breaking activities during World War Two. With tales of spies and espionage, this fascinating visit will give you an intriguing insight into the 'secret' part of the war effort
on a self-guided tour using excellent multimedia guides.

Also known as Station X, Bletchley is credited with having produced high-level intelligence that shortened the war by two years, thereby saving many lives. The Codebreakers decrypted signals that were intercepted from the German Enigma machine - perhaps the best known cipher-machine of all time. See these machines up close; visit Bletchley's Off Duty and Bill Tutte exhibitions; and don't miss the Home Front exhibition, with displays including rationing, evacuation and 'Make Do and Mend' memorabilia.

After a truly fascinating day we head for home in the afternoon, arriving back in the local area by mid evening.
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Date Price From
15 September 2017
15 September 2017 £119
16 September 2017
16 September 2017 £125
06 October 2017
06 October 2017 £119
07 October 2017
07 October 2017 £125
18 May 2018
18 May 2018 £135
19 May 2018
19 May 2018 £135
22 June 2018
22 June 2018 £135
23 June 2018
23 June 2018 £135
29 June 2018
29 June 2018 £135
30 June 2018
30 June 2018 £135
13 July 2018
13 July 2018 £135
14 July 2018
14 July 2018 £135
27 July 2018
27 July 2018 £135
28 July 2018
28 July 2018 £135
17 August 2018
17 August 2018 £135
18 August 2018
18 August 2018 £135
21 September 2018
21 September 2018 £135
22 September 2018
22 September 2018 £135
28 September 2018
28 September 2018 £135
29 September 2018
29 September 2018 £135
05 October 2018
05 October 2018 £135
06 October 2018
06 October 2018 £135
19 October 2018
19 October 2018 £135
20 October 2018
20 October 2018 £135

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.

Bletchley Park - The Secrets of War reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Bletchley Park - The Secrets of WarScores 8.5 out of 10 based on 814 reviews
(10 out of 10)

Celia

Bampton Devon Couple
We were blessed with a beautful couple of days. The coach was on time, driven well. I did feel it would have been better to have a loo on board.
Confirmed traveller: 09 July 2017
Published on: 25 July 2017
(6 out of 10)

PETER

Torquay Couple
Very enjoyable apart from the coach journey on an old and uncomfortable coach. It has put us off booking another.
Confirmed traveller: 09 July 2017
Published on: 25 July 2017