Roger A. Freeman Heritage Tour - "The Mighty Eighth" - "Easy Eight"

      United Kingdom

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      4 reviews
      Oct 12 - 19, 2024
      Group size: 10 - 35
      Roger A. Freeman Heritage Tour - "The Mighty Eighth" - "Easy Eight"
      United Kingdom

      4 reviews

      Oct 12 - 19, 2024
      Group size: 10 - 35

      About this trip

       

      We understand that not everyone can take two weeks off at a time, which is why we are excited to announce a new option for a shortened version of our normal Roger A. Freeman Heritage 10-day Tour. 


       This means that you can still experience the history and beauty of England ans experience an immersive historical experience, even if you have limited time.

      Walk in the footsteps of the WWII "Mighty Eighth" heroes on the Roger A. Freeman Heritage Tour - "The Mighty Eighth."  This is an historically immersive travel experience offered by the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force. 


      Join us on our upcoming tour as we visit heavy bomber bases, fighter group airfields, and select sites that are off the beaten path. Our tour offers a unique opportunity to delve into the Mighty Eighth's legacy while allowing you to explore all that this beautiful country has to offer on your own. 


      Your Tour Leader and Tour Manager are both experienced authorities on the history of the Eighth Air Force and Royal Air Force Bomber Command during WWII. Additional experts on the Eighth Air Force will be joining us as guest speakers along our journey.


      Don't miss out on this opportunity to walk in the footsteps of heroes and witness the sites that changed the course of history. Book your half-tour option today!

      What’s included

      • Accommodations
        MacDonald Windsor Hotel (3-nights) The Angel Hotel - Bury St. Edmunds (4-nights)
      • Meals
        All meals will be provided, with the exception of one dinner upon arrival to Bury St. Edmunds.
      • Beer and Wine
        Every Lunch and dinner includes wine, beer or soft drinks
      • VIP Museum Admissions
        All Museum admissions and tariffs will be paid to include a special "Behind the Glass" tour of the Churchill War Rooms.
      • Exclusive Tour Package
        An exclusive VIP Tour Package with travel pack and custom luggage tags.

      Available Packages

      Double Occupancy - Shared Accommodation
      Available until October 5, 2024

      Double Occupancy (DBL) - Shared accommodation with two occupants in one room with a single queen/king sized room OR two separate twin size beds.

      $4,125
      Deposit: $1,000
      Single Occupancy - Private Accommodation
      Available until October 5, 2024

      Single Occupancy (SGL) - Private room with one queen/king size room 

      $5,395
      Deposit: $1,000


      Itinerary

      Day 1 - Arrival Day
      Day 1 - Arrival Day - MacDonald House

       Monday, October 12th, 2024 


      Participants arrive at Heathrow Airport – London where they will be met by a representative from the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force with signage and be taken to the MacDonald Windsor Hotel. 


      You will have the opportunity to explore the village of Windsor after check-in prior to a cocktail reception & welcome dinner, where you will meet the other tour participants and have the opportunity to ask any questions you might have about the itinerary. 

      Your Organizer


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      National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
      4 reviews
      The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force is located in Pooler, Georgia, USA. It is a world-class facility that tells the story of the "Mighty Eighth" from World War II to the present day. The museum's Educational Travel Program is widely recognized for its immersive experience and comprehensive coverage of the Eighth Air Force history, making it a highly sought-after offering. The Museum's international and domestic tour programs are constantly being improved to deliver top-quality experiences.

      Reviews

      This was very well planned and was exceptionally well customized to fit those on the tour who had specific needs and desires. The guide, Mark, went far beyond what was expected to make everyone have an experience of a lifetime. David, the tour manager, again and again came up with most helpful and charming moments that could have been missed otherwise. Their base knowledge on this field is amazing. They are a terrific team! The hotels were in great locations and quite comfortable but the most amazing features we found were the local people we were introduced to in so many places. In each case they were dedicated to preserving the history of the place and communicating it to our group. Again and again I found myself wanting to spend another day or two in the site or come again another day. We will certainly try to join another tour with this team in the near future. Bill Culp
      By William C for Roger A. Freeman Heritage Tour - "The Mighty Eighth" - Spring 2024 on Apr 17, 2024
      Mark Copeland orchestrated the outstanding "Black Week" trip we had the privilege of attending in October 2023. His in-depth preparation for visiting the airfields, historic sites, museums, pubs and selection of the accommodations was superb. This trip was beyond our expectations. Mark and tour manager, David Williams recreated and walked with us in the footsteps of my B-24 pilot father and all of the courageous young airmen during 1943-1945. To stand on the runways and hardstands, to be in the control towers and in the decision making offices of the Mighty Eighth at Pinetree was an unforgettable experience. Being at Thorpe Abbotts with Lucky Lucadoo, the 100th Air Refueling wing and Color Guard on the 80th anniversary of the Bloody Hundredth's fateful week, was extremely moving. Mark created a very personal experience for us with his museum contacts at my father's base, station 114 at Hethel. On 11, October 2023, the 389th Exhibition Memorial was specially opened for us by 7 volunteers with a private tour. Being there was heartfelt for me. The thrill of receiving, at the farewell dinner in London, the flag which flew at the base during our tour was indescribable. From the bottom of our hearts, Thank you!
      By Karen H for Roger A. Freeman - 80th Anniversary Commemoration of "Black Week" Tour on Nov 02, 2023
      Karen, Having you and Don on the trip was very special and I was thrilled that you had the opportunity to visit Hethel where your father proudly served during WWII. Thank you for your kind words and positive review!! Mark Copeland
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      JS
      This trip far surpassed our expectations!! The trip was well planned. There was adequate time given to us to see everything at each of our destinations. Lodging and transportation were wonderful!! Food was exceptional!! There was never a time that we were hungry!! The greatest piece of the trip was having a WWII Veteran with us who experienced “Black Week” first hand. His stories and experiences made everything so real. We were treated like royalty throughout the trip. Mark and David were awesome hosts and exceptionally knowledgeable!! We would recommend this trip to everyone!!
      By Jacqueline S for Roger A. Freeman - 80th Anniversary Commemoration of "Black Week" Tour on Oct 31, 2023
      Jackie, Thank you for your kind words, I truly appreciate it!! Having you and Kent on the trip was an honor and I am so happy that you enjoyed it!! Your recommendation is appreciated greatly, Jackie!!
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      Where do I begin!!!!! Over and above expectations for sure. From the time I landed I experienced beautiful acommodations and quality service from every hotel I were in....one was better then the last. The food was....well above full-filling and delicious and well plated. All destinations were just planned and put together for this special 80th event. The 2 host for the tour and the driver were perfect for a very rememberable trip I was waiting for. Thank you Mark, David and Kevin Nancy E Brennan
      By Nancy E B for Roger A. Freeman - 80th Anniversary Commemoration of "Black Week" Tour on Oct 19, 2023
      Nancy, Thank you very much for your kind review!! It was an honor and a pleasure to have you, your sister and your brother-in-law on the trip. I hope that we fulfilled your expectations and that the tour will be a lifelong memory for you. Your father was special man and true patriot. I'm so happy that we could connect all of you to further cherish his memory. Thank you again for your kind words, Nancy!! Mark Copeland Director of Educational Travel National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
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