MHT has pushed this royal tour of “The Smoke” as we see all the sites in London and we include the Imperial War Museum Duxford for the Battle of Britain and Portsmouth for the Royal Navy & Marines in 2024!
Military Historical Tours is proud to offer another in our series of historic anniversary tours to the battlefields of the world. Our tour starts in London, with a tour of all the must see historical sites along the River Thames. Take in all the cultural highlights plus an emphasis on WWII as the Battle of Britain as we visit the Imperial War Museum at Duxford to remember the epic struggle versus Hitler’s Third Reich and ended with many departing from Portsmouth for Operation Overlord on D-day. We proceed to Portsmouth with stops at fascinating Stonehenge and Windsor Castle. In Portsmouth we see the grander of Her Majesty’s Royal Navy and the D-Day Museum. It will be a fun and entertaining MHT trip to Merry Ole England.
Tour Host: MajGen James Livingston, USMC(Ret), Medal of Honor
On 2 May, 1968, Capt Livingston led his Company E, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 9th MAB Marines against a large NVA & VC force in the village of Dai Do. Another Marine company was isolated & Echo Company was ordered to win back the heavily fortified village.
That day, Livingston led his men across 500 meters of rice paddies that left them vulnerable to intense enemy fire. Livingston's men then fearlessly began their assault against enemy emplacements within the village. Together, Livingston & his men destroyed more than 100 enemy bunkers & drove the rest of the enemy from their positions killing 400 enemy soldiers. In the attack, he was wounded twice by grenade fragments but refused medical attention. He mustered his remaining Marines to support a third company in thwarting a counterattack from the nearby village of Dinh To. He was wounded a third time but managed to withdraw his Marines before allowing himself to be medevaced.
MajGen Livingston recounted the battle in his book “Noble Warrior” & for his leadership he was awarded the Medal of Honor.
Tour Leaders: LTC John Powell, President MHT & LtCol, Ron Campbell USMC(Ret) Tour Leader
Tour Price: $4,525
Based on double Occupancy
Single Room Supplement $ 535
Tour Price Includes:
* 4—Star Hotel Accommodations
* Air-conditioned deluxe motor coach with onboard restroom
* Meals as indicated in itinerary
* Historical trip information packet, containing maps & other tour information
* Admission fees to all sites, museums and special attractions listed
* Services of experienced Tour Leader and local guides
Airfare Not Included: Airfare not included: Get your own or Book Optional MHT Airfare: Round-trip economy or business class airfare from your hometown to Heathrow London price quoted upon registration!
9 Sept (Day 1): Depart on overnight flight to London.
10 Sept (Day 2): Arrive London.
Check in at our hotel, and rest. Late afternoon icebreaker (wine, soft drinks, and beer) with an overview of the overall tour and brief of the events for the next day. Meals: Dinner on your own.
11-12 Sept (Day 3 & 4): Tour of London.
Churchill War Room
Bomber Command Memorial
Imperial War Museum
10 Downing Street
Boudicca, Queen of the Icini Monument
Charles Dickens Museum
These sites using the double decker on & off tour bus.
13 Sept (Day 5): Dover.
Depart for Dover: see Dover Castle, Cliffs of Dover, and Battle of Britain Monument in Kent.
14 Sept (Day 6): Duxford & Cambridge.
epart for Duxford. After lunch depart for Cambridge and check in to our hotel for overnight. Free time to explore.
15 Sept (Day 7): Bosworth Battlefield & Windsor.
Check out of hotel and depart for the Cambridge American Cemetery; then continue on to Bosworth Battlefield. Depart for London and our hotel next to Windsor Castle.
16 Sept (Day 8): Stonehendge & Portsmouth.
Check out of hotel and proceed to our tour of Windsor Castle. Next we depart for Stonehendge and then on to Solent Sky (Spitfire Museum). Overnight in Portsmouth,
17 Sept (Day 9): Portsmouth Tour. D-Day Museum, HMS Victory, Royal Marines Museum, and other sites based on time. Group Dinner. Meal: Dinner.
18 Sept (Day 10): London.
Early departure for our return to London. Check in to our hotel. Early afternoon shopping at Marks and Spencer and Harrods. Late afternoon pub crawl.
19 Sept (Day 11): Departure.
We head for the airport for our flight home. Or head for France with 4 days in Normandy for WWIIs epic invasion, D-Day.
All England Tour "God Save the Queen & 8th Air Force-WWII (9-19 Sept 2023)
- Product Code: 2309-EUR-LON
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