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.
On arrival in Calais we drive a short distance to visit:

  • Eperlecques Bunker — the largest bunker in the North of France
  • La Coupole history centre
  • Mimoyecques Tunnels

After our visit we make our way to Normandy and check into our Bayeux hotel.

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
  • The Supermarine museum

Drive to London and 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 Heathrow airport hotel.

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

Check into our tour 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. All know variations 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 8th Air Force in the East of England is:

    Double/Twin — £2,745.00 per person.
    Single Occupancy supplement — £700.00 per person.

    Deposit £820.00 per person (30%).

Please note: These costs are based on a minimum of 10 people attending the tour.

Booking indicates your acceptance of our Tour Terms and Conditions.

Final payment is due no later than 5th May 2018, 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the tour.

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.
  • All museum admission fees specified in the itinerary.
  • The opportunity to discuss your battlefield travel plans with our expert team.

Meals provided:

  • 14 x Breakfasts.
  • 2 x Evening Meals as specified in the itinerary.
  • 1 x BBQ lunch as specified in the itinerary.
  • 1 x Afternoon tea as specified in the itinerary.

What your tour does not include:

  • Meals not specified in the itinerary.
  • Drinks.
  • Personal expenses.

Flights and Transfers:

Flights to and from London Heathrow Airport are not included.

Airport Transfers from London Heathrow Airport to your hotel and on the return are not included. Directions will be given in your tour pack.

To book your tour

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