Roger A. Freeman Heritage Tour - "The Mighty Eighth" - Spring 2024

      London, UK

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      9 reviews
      Apr 4 - 14, 2024
      Group size: 15 - 35
      Roger A. Freeman Heritage Tour - "The Mighty Eighth" - Spring 2024
      London, UK

      9 reviews

      Apr 4 - 14, 2024
      Group size: 15 - 35

      About this trip

      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. 


      The tour will be led by experienced guides who will provide valuable insights and historical context for each location. 


      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.

      What’s included

      • Accommodations
        MacDonald Windsor Hotel (3-nights) The Angel Hotel - Bury St. Edmunds (4 nights) - University Arms - Cambridge (2 nights) - The Clermont - Charing Cross - London (3 nights)
      • Meals
        All meals will be provided, with the exception of one dinner. on a free evening in Bury St. Edmunds.
      • VIP Museum Admissions
        All Museum admissions and tariffs will be paid to include a special "Behind the Glass" tour of the Churchill War Rooms.
      • Tour Guide Fees
        All guide fees are included in the tour package.
      • Custom Luggage Tags
        Exclusive Roger A. Freeman Heritage Tour luggage tags will be sent to you prior to your departure.
      • Beer and Wine
        Beverages (including beer and wine) will be served at all dinners and some lunches.

      What’s not included

      • Airfare
        Airfare is not included with the tour package price to allow our guests more opportunites for trip extensions, the use of airline miles and better personal time flexibility.

      Available Packages

      Price per person based on DBL Occupancy

      Double Occupancy is for two (2) persons sharing accommodations. Room accommodations are either one shared king/queen bed or two twin beds.


      $5,875
      Deposit: $1,000
      Price per person based on SNGL Occupancy

      Single (SNGL) Occupancy is for one (1) participant in a private room with a King-size bed. 

      $7,475
      Deposit: $1,000


      Itinerary

      Day 1
      April 4, 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
      9 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

      Very interesting and well-run tour. Really enjoyed it.
      By Hart O for "Rosie" Takes Flight on Jun 25, 2024
      Had a great time...informative, and fascinating!
      By TOM E for "Rosie" Takes Flight on Jun 25, 2024
      The trip was absolutely 5 Star. I was hoping to have lunch at the Blueberry Mansion but things don't always go as planned. The Hardware House was a great alternative. I absolutely loved the exhibits and the added extras such as the Peach Ice Cream and riding in a Biplane. I loved exploring with some of my coworkers and i look forward to joining the historical society. My only complaint if any and this is not the fault of the museum or staff was our bus transportation. There was no soap or hand sanitizer in the on board lavatory. The ceiling of the bus had water leaking constantly onto the floors and step area of the motor coach including where the lights and wiring were located. A major electrical and safety hazard. Also, the emergency exit labeling was missing or torn off on one side of the bus. As someone who has worked in the Safety field that bus was a major liability especially with senior citizens on board and should never have been used for transport. A major liability for sure. Kelly Tours should have known better. Outside of this, I would go anywhere the museum can take me and I look forward to going on more adventures and possibly traveling to Europe with you all next year. Thank you for such an amazing adventure.
      By Stephen G for "Rosie" Takes Flight on Jun 24, 2024
      It was a great day trip, I think we all enjoyed it very much. It was a great value for the cost and I think everyone is hoping that there will be others similar to this in the future. I thanks to all the organizers of this great tour.
      By Carleen L for "Rosie" Takes Flight on Jun 24, 2024
      Wonderful trip. It exceeded my expectations. The tour leaders went out of their way to accommodate wishes of the participants. Great choice of hotels and places to eat. Highly recommended.
      By David N for Roger A. Freeman Heritage Tour - "The Mighty Eighth" - Spring 2024 on Apr 21, 2024
      David and Lorraine, It was indeed and honor and pleasure to have you both on the trip!! It was especially meaningful to take you both the Grafton Underwood to see the air base where Lorraine's father served. I will never forget the tears I shed during the playing of "Taps" at the barracks site!! What an amazing day and a special experience for both of you!! It was our pleasure!! Mark Copeland Director of Educational Tours National Museum of the mighty Eighth Air Force
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