Private tour in Dover Liz F

Pricing Details
Base cost of tour
  • $ 1,239 USD

Churchill's Challenge - Tour From Dover

Tour #860910
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Pricing Details
Base cost of tour

up to 2 people

7 hours

Private transportation

Party Size:

1

Overview of your Dover tour:

"Hell-Fire Corner" is the name given to the Dover area during the years of the second world war, when it was the focus of continual bombardment. The situation looked bleak. Sir Winston Churchill as Prime Minister was under pressure to save our forces from the hands of the enemy and turning our chances around. In this tour we explore sites telling the story of this unique period. Starting with the evacuation of Dunkirk in "Operation Dynamo", we go below ground to Dover Castle's War Tunnels, the centre of operations. Our focus then switches to the lives of RAF pilots and the "Battle of Britain". We visit a favourite local pub of theirs for lunch, then on to a splendid small museum dedicated to this time and their bravery. The day is rounded off with a visit to a very moving memorial overlooking the English Channel. This is a personal story for me. My family were involved in the war effort; Dad was a glider pilot, Mum a munitions inspector, my Grandparents provided lodgings for overseas military personnel.

Your Dover tour itinerary

We drive up to the Western Heights Viewpoints for an over view of the Port of Dover. On to Dover Castle where we visit the secret war tunnels. On to lunch in a well regarded inn (If you would like). We move on to the Battle of Britain museum, housing an impressive display of Battle of Britain artifacts. The site was itself the nearest Royal Air Force station to enemy-occupied France. We wind up our day at the Battle of Britain Memorial, set on the edge of the white cliffs where the sculpture of a solitary airman looks out across the English Channel. It is then just a few minutes drive back to Dover Cruise Terminal.

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Transport Details
Type: Private Transportation

The cars are either Mercedes, Skoda or Volkswagen. They are modern, clean and comfortable. Larger parties can be accommodated- please enquire.

What's Included
  • Other
  • Private Guide
  • Private Transportation
What's Extra
  • Other: Personal expenses. Admission charges to Dover Castle (currently £29.00) will be extra, as well as entrance to the museum (currently £10.00)
  • Public Transportation
  • Food Drinks Snacks
Where will you meet

Airport: ,Cruise: ,ByGuide:

  • You can request a different meeting location (for example, your hotel) during the checkout process.
Other Details
Tour Categories

History

Languages
Fluent

English

Basic

French

Activity Level
Light
5

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    Duration:

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    Private transportation

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