Battle of Britain and on the homefront
Dover has been at the forefront of the nation's defence for over 2000 years. We follow a circular tour which starts at a Harbour, since Roman times, travels along the seafront to see the white cliffs with their secret windows to Dover's Wartime Tunnels. It's May 1940 and we learn about the Operation Dynamo, and the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Forces from the Dunkerque Beaches in WW2. Photo stop at Dover Castle - 'The Key to England' since the Iron Age up to modern times. We see radar masts, dating from The Battle of Britain. We travel down into the valley of the River Dour for photographs in beautiful, now peaceful, surroundings. Then on to Folkestone, and our return across the tops of the cliffs where 'The Few ' fought for supremacy of the skies in the late summer and autumn of '1940. We visit the thought provoking Battle of Britain Memorial with its stunning views of the English Channel. A mug of tea high up on the cliffs, before returning past Napoleonic fortifications to the Port of Dover.
Itinerary slightly subject to times/weather conditions but would normally include
Western Heights Viewpoints
Photo stop outside Dover Castle
Cross country following the River Dour to Folkestone (stop if required) to visit Harbour
Visit of the Battle of Britain Memorial
Passing Shakespeare cliff returning to Dover
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Dover, Kent. I can meet you at your hotel, railway station or at Port of Dover (Ferry Terminal or Cruise Terminal)
End location: This is a circular tour, so normally would end at the starting point.
Duration: 3 hours 30 min.
taxi (up to 6 passengers)
Similar tour at slightly increased base cost available up to 16 passengers.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
5 Pounds sterling - Just enough for a cup of tea and piece of cake !
I am not a Driver/Guide but I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange a separate car and driver. There are some historical monuments where internal guiding is not permitted.
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We had a great experience visiting areas we have never been to before and learning about the local history and how things may or not be changing today. We had lots of opportunity to stop if we wanted and to ask questions. Max was very considerate and kept us full of knowledge as we drove along.