In Winston Churchill's Footsteps
Tour Code: S112
Immerse yourself in the life story of a historical giant
Spend a long weekend learning about one of the most famous personalities in history.
Tour Type: Standard
Price: Please Enquire
Tour Code: S112
Day 1: We meet in the morning for an introductory talk about the life of Sir Winston Churchill and where he fits into history. After lunch, it’s off for a spot of shopping, Churchill style. This is your chance to stock up on his favourite cigars and learn all about his favourite refreshments. The evening is reserved for a special night of Second World War themed code-breaking and cocktails.
Day 2: Today we concentrate on young Churchill. We will be boarding a coach and leaving London to go to Blenheim Palace, where he was born, and where he rests today. From Victorian specialist Edward Gillin we’ll learn all about Sir Winston’s background, his early life and his path into politics. We will also stop to visit his grave.
Day 3: Today we will be exploring Churchill’s London concentrating on both world wars. Alex Churchill will lead a day of walking as we look at Churchill’s fluctuating fortunes in the First World War. We will learn all about his time at the Admiralty, and what he did after the disastrous Gallipoli campaign almost ended his career. Then it’s on to the Second World War. We will visit the Cabinet War Rooms and other sites before you return to your hotel to get dressed up. In the evening we will be all adjourn to one of Churchill’s favourite restaurants for a first class dinner and champagne.
Day 4: Today we concentrate on Churchill’s later life with a trip to Kent. We will be visitig Chartwell, his family home from 1922 until his death. It was here that he wrote his multi-volume history of the Second World War, and where he lived out his retirement. Churchill loved nothing more than a traditional English roast, and so we will adjourn to a local pub for a late Sunday lunch and a toast in his honour before the journey back to London.
This itinerary is also available as a bespoke/private tour for groups. It can also be adjusted to cater for more specific interests. Please enquire for availability.
YOUR TOUR INCLUDES:
Transport to and from London
Admittance to sites
Group dinner (arrival drink only)
YOUR TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Other lunches and evening meals
Meet the Team
This tour means a lot to Alex, for obvious reasons. She thinks it is really important to get a fully rounded view of Churchill in order to place him in his proper historical context.
Edward Gillin specialises not only in the Victorian era, but in the history of buildings too. He is particularly passionate about sites like Blenheim and Chartwell.