Est. 1985

Winston Churchill’s Story

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8 day tour (other durations are available)
From £1850 per person based on 15 persons travelling

Churchill is considered by many to be the greatest Briton. But his legacy didn’t always look so secure. From schoolboy failure to wartime hero, Winston Churchill’s astonishing life has made him a British icon. He remains eminently quotable, one of his most relevant lines being: “History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.” Join us on a Winston Churchill tour and discover how he came to be the man we remember; look at the destiny and defiance of one of the great names of history, and examine his ultimate legacy.


Dates

2019 dates available on request


Itinerary Summary

Day 1

Welcome to England

Arrive at Heathrow airport where you will be met and escorted to central London. Stay at St Ermin’s hotel where Churchill held a historic meeting in 1940. It is rumoured that a tunnel runs from underneath the grand staircase in the lobby all the way to the houses of Westminster! The rest of the day is free to rest and relax.

Day 2

Churchill’s London and St Paul’s Cathedral

Enjoy a full day guided tour of London including key Churchill’s sites such as his statue in Parliament Square, Whitehall, House of Commons and 10 Downing Street. Finish your day exploring St Paul’s Cathedral where Churchill’s funeral took place.

Day 3

Blenheim Palace and Oxford

Take a walking tour of Oxford in the morning and explore the history and heritage of the city including the Christ Church College. Spend afternoon at Blenheim Palace, Churchill’s birthplace and ancestral home; explore newly reinvigorated permanent Churchill exhibition and visit the memorial garden where he proposed to Clementine. Afterwards, visit his burial place in Bladon churchyard.

Day 4

Cabinet War Rooms and Westminster Abbey

Start your day with a visit to magnificent Westminster Abbey. Sir Winston Churchill is buried with his parents in Bladon churchyard. Take a look inside the west entrance. Near the grave of the Unknown Warrior is a green marble memorial stone. Stop by St Margaret’s Church, adjacent to the Abbey, where he married Clementine Hozier in 1908.

Continue then to the Churchill War Rooms where he conducted operations during the Blitz. See the wartime bunkers that sheltered the Prime Minister during World War II and see the chair which Churchill sat in whilst making life-changing decisions – there are scratch marks on the arms showing the stress he was under! The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Day 5

Chartwell

Churchill was one of the most talented figures in history. His talents were predominantly expressed in the political arena, but he was also an accomplished writer, historian and artist. Discover another side of Winston at Chartwell, his beloved home set in the beautiful rolling hills of Kent. The house is exactly as Churchill left it and much of the gardens are as he arranged them. Many of his painting are on display in a gallery on the estate. Come back to London and enjoy a free afternoon or alternatively visit nearby Hever Castle, once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn.    

Day 6

Free day

Enjoy a full free day giving you the chance to explore London on your own. Why not visit the Imperial War Museum which displays collections and memorabilia from World War I and II or perhaps discover Bletchley Park where the German secret codes were broken during World War II?

Day 7

Free Day

Another free day to enjoy England’s capital city on your own.

Day 8

Home Time

Private transfer to the airport for your return flight home.


This tour is suitable for small groups and for individuals.

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