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Secret Sites Experience - Bletchley & Bleinhem

Blenheim Palace

Sun 15 to Mon 16 May 2022: A 2 Day Secret Sites Experience to Bletchley Park and Blenheim Palace with Johnsons Coaches

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Sunday 15th to Monday 16th May 2022

 

Enjoy a superb weekend away as you visit the secret intelligence headquarters at Bletchley Park, home to the intriguing Enigma Machine, and the magnificent Palace at Blenheim. Learn about clandestine operations and tales of deception as they are brought to life and spend time exploring Churchill’s birthplace. After enjoying a three-course dinner sit back and listen to an entertaining and informative talk given by our expert from Buckinghamshire Archives. Our expert tells the story of what was going on at the different secret sites (such as Whaddon Chase, Latimer House, Bletchley Park, Churchill’s Toyshop) and what life was like for civilians living locally at the time. Our Secret Sites experience is an informative and entertaining night.

 

Look What's Included:

  • One Boarding Point here at Henley-in-Arden

  • Our own courier service

  • Club Class Extra Legroom Coach

  • 1 night half board

  • Private Dining with our ‘Secret Sites’ After Dinner Speaker

  • Entrance to Bletchley Park & Blenheim Palace

Sunday

Departing Henley we visit Bletchley Park. Once Britain's best kept secret, today Bletchley Park is a unique heritage site and vibrant tourist attraction. Explore, experience and enjoy the top-secret world of iconic WW2 codebreaking huts and blocks set within its atmospheric Victorian estate. We continue via Aylesbury to our hotel for dinner. Tonight enjoy private dining with our After Dinner Speaker. The talk includes thrilling stories of refugees, evacuees and life on the home front living with industrial espionage and rationing. All this is accompanied by photos, letters and diaries from the centre's archive collection. After the talk you will be able to ask questions.

Monday

Departing our hotel, we continue our WW2 theme today with an included visit to the birthplace of Winston Churchill - Blenheim Palace. Explore the Palace, a masterpiece of baroque architecture with a permanent Churchill exhibition, before strolling through the intricate formal gardens with water terraces and a secret garden. Returning home during the afternoon.

Your Hotel: Mercure Thame Lambert Hotel Watlington, Oxon

 

Refurbished to an exceptional standard, Mercure Thame Lambert Hotel is an original coaching inn just 15 minutes from Oxford and just under 4 miles to Watlington at the foot of the Chiltern Hills - an area of outstanding natural beauty. The hotel offers 44 bedrooms with 9 traditional yet stylish bedrooms located in the Inn with a further 35 spacious rooms in the Courtyard. All accommodation is contemporary in decor with solid wood furniture and calming muted colour schemes. Restaurant & Bar facilities.

 

Facilities

  • Restaurant, Bar & Lounge Area

  • En Suite Rooms

  • HairDryer

  • Television

 

Sun 15 to Mon 16 May 2022

1 Night

£192 Per Person

 

Times

Tour Departs By: 9.00am > Returns By: 6.00pm

 

Supplements

Single Room: £15 | Holiday Insurance: £17

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