US 8th Air Force Tour
Follow in the footsteps of heroes on an In The Footsteps® tour of the airfields associated with Bonber Command and the US 8th Air Force during the Second World War.

In the footsteps of
Bomber Command and
the US 8th Air Force

The Beaches of Normandy and
Bomber Airfields of England
30th June to 14th July 2018

Follow in the footsteps of the Allied 21st Army Group as they come ashore on the Beaches of Normandy. The tour the airfields associated with Bomber Command and the US 8th Air Force.

Saturday 30th June 2018

Check into your hotel at London Heathrow.
Welcome dinner at 7.30 pm

Sunday 1st July 2018

Attend the Shuttleworth Show before departing for Dover.
Check in to our hotel in Dover.

Monday 2nd July 2018

We catch an early ferry for our journey over to Calais.
A visit to Cupola, the Bunker and tunnels before heading off to Bayeux.
We check in to our hotel in Bayeux.

Tuesday 3rd July 2018

Today we visit the following locations:-

  • Picauville Bocage/C47 crash/General Falley
  • La Fière
  • St Mère Église
  • UTAH Beach
  • Pointe-du-Hoc
  • Return to our hotel in Bayeux

Wednesday 4th July 2018

We continue our Normandy tour visiting:-

  • OMAHA Beach
  • Normandy American Cemertery and Memorial
  • Mulberry Harbour, Arromanches
  • JUNO Beach
  • Return to our hotel in Bayeux

Thursday 5th July 2018

Today includes visits to:-

  • SWORD Beach
  • Green Howards Memorial
  • Pegasus Bridge
  • Ranville Church and CWGC Cemetery
  • Merville Battery
  • This evening we catch the overnight Ferry from Caen to Portsmouth

Friday 6th July 2018

This morning we visit:-

  • The Portsmouth dockyard and new Marie Rose exhibition
  • The Gosport Submarine museum
  • Southwick House (subject to availability)
  • In the afternoon we visit the Supermarine museum before heading back to Heathrow
  • Check in to our Heathrow airport hotel

Saturday 7th July 2018

Today's tour includes a visit to the following:-

  • Uxbridge Bunker
  • Dehavilland Museum
  • Return to our hotel near Heathrow

Sunday 8th July 2018

Today is a free day for you to go sightseeing /shopping London. Overnight in our hotel near Heathrow.

Monday 9th July 2018

Today includes:-

  • Bomber command tour
  • Conningsby BBMF
  • East Kirkby
  • We then check into our hotel

Tuesday 10th July 2018

Our tour continues with:-

  • Bomber command tour day two
  • Woodhall Spa
  • Scampton
  • Snetterton memorial
  • Journey to Norwich and check in to our hotel

Wednesday 11th July 2018

We start the first day of our 8th Air Force tour, visiting:-

  • Thorpe Abbotts
  • Flixton
  • Lunch included at the Bungay tea rooms
  • Hardwick
  • Return to our hotel in Norwich

Thursday 12th July 2018

Day two of our 8th Air Force tour is at:-

  • Classic team Lotus
  • Hethel
  • BBQ lunch at Tibbenham
  • Historic Norwich and Library
  • Return to our hotel in Norwich

Friday 13th July 2018

Today we visit:-

  • Neatishead Bunker and museum
  • Maddingley Cemetery
  • Nuthampstead
  • Chipping Ongar
  • Overnight will be in Cambridge

Saturday 14th July 2018

On this final day of touring we visit:-

  • Duxford Flying Legends show
  • We sit down to a Farewell Dinner at 7.30 pm
  • Your final night will be back at your hotel near Heathrow airport
Please note: Itineraries are subject to change due to operational reasons. Any changes will be advised closer to the time of departure.

The cost of your tour

The cost of this 15-day/15-night Tour of the D-Day Beaches and US *th Air Force in the East of England is £2,700.00 per person.*.

A single supplement of £700.00 applies.

Deposit £200.00 per person.

What your tour includes

  • In-tour land travel only.
  • Escorted tours of the battlefields with one of our expert Battlefield Guides.
  • 15-nights accommodation in our 3-star partner hotels, breakfast included.
  • Two evening meals and two lunches where specified in the itinerary.
  • All museum admission fees specified in the itinerary.
  • The opportunity to discuss your battlefield travel plans with our expert team.

What your tour does not include

  • Meals.
  • Drinks.
  • Personal expenses.

To book your tour

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