Perhaps no statesman has defined the last century more than Sir Winston Churchill, the hero who stitched a nation together during its most trying times. This unique tour of England commemorates and celebrates the legend, taking you on an evocative journey through his entire life and legacy. You'll explore legendary command posts and bunkers as well as his lesser-seen private life and tastes. From palaces to tunnels, art collections to stylish Churchill bars, this is a journey following in the...
London – Stylish Welcomes at the Churchill Bar & Terrace
Winston Churchill had style. Not quite the same style as Queen Elizabeth or the monarchs, but an equally compelling flair that offers an insight into iconic England. You'll be greeted at the airport and transferred to your five-star luxury accommodation. Freshen up and start the immersion at the Churchill Bar & Terrace, carefully designed to reflect the statesman's taste in photography, art, and travel. Churchill Craft Gin is the base of many of their signature cocktails while a selection of cigars enables the guide to touch on the former prime minister's personal tastes. Providing the backdrop is a life-sized bronze of Churchill in conversation with Franklin Roosevelt, another talking point as you're introduced to the tour by your expert local guide. The evening is at your leisure.
London – Historic Harrow School and Seven Prime Ministers
London – Day Trip to Oxfordshire – Private Tour of Blenheim Palace and Churchill's Resting Place
Kent – Exploring Churchill's Family Home
Dover – Incredible WWII Tunnels and Evocative War History
London – Churchill's Remarkable Cabinet War Rooms
London – WWII Operations Bunker and Legendary Aircraft
London – Departure
- Fully explore the history of Winston Churchill, taking a journey from his ancestral home, through his younger years, and then his defining moments in World War II
- Enjoy a private tour of the exquisite Blenheim Palace, home to the Spencer-Churchill family and arguably the finest stately home in the country
- Wander through WWII tunnels and discover the command rooms that defined history
- Discover the tastes and styles of Churchill with visits to his family home and exhibitions of his private art collections
- Evoke the engineering masterpieces of Churchill's time with visits to see code-cracking machines and hundreds of historic aircraft
- Stay in Churchill-themed accommodations, each of the hotels an ode to Britain's greatest statesman
- Explore the complexities of history with a specialist Churchill guide
- Delight in the relaxed pace with free afternoons to explore London and other personal interests in England
Sir Winston Churchill was the master statesman, the man who held a nation together through WWII and commanded the Allied war effort in Europe. Named the Greatest Briton of all time by the British public, Churchill was arguably the 20th-century's most influential figure. This handcrafted tour of England is more than just a journey through his life and times; it's an itinerary that celebrates the patchwork of British life and style, taking you from stately homes to quaint villages, labyrinthine tunnels to stylish art collections. You'll explore the bunkers and command posts where world history was shaped, along with discovering a private side to a very public figure. As Churchill famously said, “we make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give,” and so much of this legendary statesman is dotted across London and Southern England.
Running at a relaxed pace, this 8-day tour offers unique closed-door access to chapters of the Churchill legacy. You'll journey through the decades, discovering his ancestry and early years before following the trail into his role as commander of the British army in both World War I and II. This was a man with legendary motivation, a figure that enthused a nation through his radio speeches: “we shall defend our island... we shall never surrender.” And yet behind the facade is intriguing complexities. You'll see scratch marks etched into his chairs, war rooms untouched since 1945, and the historic school that shaped the man. Guided by a Churchill specialist, this intimate tour offers closed-door access and an opportunity to discover attractions rarely witnessed by the public. Spreading the vacation over eight days also provides ample time for you to explore other British attractions at your leisure, particularly those around London.
The musty smells, the historic aircraft, the moving 12th-century tunnels used in WWII; parts of the tour reflect on Churchill's role in shaping world history. Others provide an indelible insight into his private life and style, revealing everything from art collections to taste in furniture, cigar choice to ancestral palace homes. History unravels and each stop also builds a picture of iconic England. Explore iconic sights, from majestic Blenheim Palace to an art studio in a quaint Chartwell village, gargantuan hangars of planes to stylish terraces for sipping evening drinks. Even the accommodation is Churchill-inspired, ensuring you're always immersed in the style of Briton's legendary hero.
Five nights of this tour are spent in London, with relaxed excursions to a variety of attractions and significant destinations in and around the capital. You explore the lush green countryside of Kent, Churchill's birthplace, spending the night in a timeless English village. Explore England's last outpost, Dover, where the towering sights are complemented by another night of charming rural accommodation.
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$2,795 per person (excluding international flights)
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