Bomber Country


5 days from £479pp

NEW About the tour: Bomber Country


Tour Introduction

In this new tour we look at the role of the Eighth US Army Air Force and RAF Bomber Command, which operated from their bases in England. We'll see memorials, original aircraft and bomber bases, and get insight into the terrible losses at the Cambridge American Cemetery. To fully understand events like the Dams Raid and the daylight bombing of Germany, it is important to link that story with the Allied airbases in Britain. It also gives us time to reflect on the cost of war as we walk amongst the American graves or see the names on the Bomber Command Memorial. Norman Sibbald, Battlefield Guide.

Tour Includes


  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel
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Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to our hotel in Cambridge where we stay for one night.

Included meals: Dinner

Day 2 - The Mighty Eighth

Today we begin at the Cambridge American Cemetery where we look at the losses sustained by the Eighth US Army Air Force during their daytime bombing missions over occupied Europe. Many of them are commemorated here on the memorial to the missing.

We then visit the Imperial War Museum Duxford (entrance included), with time to explore the museum and the many aircraft here, including those under restoration in the old RAF Hangars. The American Air Museum here gives further insight into the Eighth Air Force, and the memorials to the various squadrons show just how costly some raids were.

We then stop at Kimbolton Airfield where American B17s flew from, including one Eighth Air Force group that flew the most USAAF missions from the UK during WW2.

We continue to Lincolnshire for a three night stay.

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Cambridge American Cemetery

Cambridge American Cemetery (2)

Key Visits

  • Cambridge American Cemetery
  • Imperial War Museum Duxford
  • Kimbolton Airfield

Day 3 - Bomber Command Heroes

Today we begin our look at RAF Bomber Command with a visit to the RAF Scampton Heritage Centre, and the nearby Scampton Military Cemetery which includes both RAF and Luftwaffe burials!

After lunchtime in Lincoln, we visit the International Bomber Command Centre (entrance included) overlooking Lincoln. This important site pays tribute to the men of Bomber Command. We get a guided tour of the memorial and have time to see the museum.

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

International Bomber Command Memorial, Lincoln

International Bomber Command Memorial - International Bomber Command Centre - Lincoln (3)

Key Visits

  • International Bomber Command Memorial - International Bomber Command Centre - Lincoln
  • RAF Scampton Heritage Centre
  • Scampton Military Cemetery

Day 4 - The Dambusters

Today we look at the iconic story of the Dambusters, exploring their connection to Woodhall Spa and seeing the 617 Squadron Memorial.

We then visit the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre (entrance included), where an operation Lancaster is maintained. Here we have time to visit the museum and observe the restoration work on the Lancaster.

We then continue to the RAF Coningsby Visitor Centre (entrance included). This is the home of the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, and was an operational airfield used by Bomber Command in WW2.

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Lincolnshire Aviation Centre

Lincolnshire Aviation Centre (3)

Key Visits

  • Lincolnshire Aviation Centre
  • Dambusters Memorial
  • RAF Coningsby Visitor Centre

Day 5

Return home.

Included meals: Breakfast

Specialist Battlefield Guides

All of Leger’s battlefield tours are accompanied by specialist guides. Their individual in-depth knowledge of warfare will be informative, as well as enhance your overall experience, as they recreate a fascinating perception of the history and factual events of each battle. Discover the actual catalysts for war, the strategies employed and the final, inevitable outcomes, as well as experiencing the emotional human side of the front line.

Please note: On certain tours, you may get tour guides other that the ones listed below.

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Hotel

You will stay for one night at the three-star Ramada by Wyndham near Cambridge, then three nights at the four-star Stoke Rochford Hall Hotel in Grantham.

Travel Options

All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.

When it comes to getting to the Battlefields, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you choose from.

Silver Service Coach

Silver Service, refreshments
Silver Service, lounge
Silver Service, entertainment

Silver Service Features

  • Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than standard coaches.
  • Enjoy the perfect temperature onboard with climate control.
  • Relax and have a chat in the spacious rear lounge.
  • Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
  • Porterage* at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger.
  • Time flies with our onboard entertainment system.
  • With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs.
  • Onboard toilet

Silver Service Seating Plan

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Travel Extras

With an overnight stay or the option to meet us at the interchange, our travel extras allow you to create a travel experience to suit your needs...

Stay overnight near Dover

Why not go the night before your tour for a relaxing start?

You can park for FREE for up to seven days at the Holiday Inn Ashford North and enjoy an overnight stay with English breakfast from just £38 per person (Based on 2 sharing a twin/double room on a B&B basis, subject to availability. Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.) We’ll then collect you from the hotel on the day of departure and return you there at the end of your holiday.

To book this package, please call the hotel on 01233 713333, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your booking reference. If your holiday is longer than seven days you can pay for additional days’ parking. Ask one of our friendly reservations team for more details when you book your holiday

Join coach at Interchange

Join your tour coach at the interchange.

On most tours if you’d prefer to join your tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your car in the car park which is accredited by the Park Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is made on arrival using the self-service machines.

Excludes tours to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.

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