Lincoln Aviation Heritage – NEW GROUP TOUR
Get ready for ‘take off’ on this new tour which celebrates the aviation heritage of Lincoln. We travel to RAF Scampton to hear about the famous Dambusters wartime raid and today’s RAF Red Arrows and then continue on to the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre. The next day we spend time at Lincoln’s newest attraction, the International Bomber Command Centre, and then have free time to explore the city.
Sunday 19th May 2019; Sunday 15th September 2019
Suggested itinerary by coach
Travel to your hotel
RAF Scampton Heritage Centre and Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre
RAF Scampton is home to the Red Arrows and the base of 617 Squadron, the ‘Dambusters’. We visit the Heritage Centre that tells the remarkable story of Squadron Leader Guy Gibson. There’s also an opportunity to sit in a replica Red Arrows Hawk aircraft. In the afternoon we travel to the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Museum, home to one of only three remaining Avro Lancaster bombers.
International Bomber Command Centre & Lincoln
This morning we visit the newly opened International Bomber Command Centre, a world-class facility acknowledging the efforts, sacrifices and commitments of the men and women who came together in Bomber Command during WWII. Enjoy a guided tour of the Peace Garden and Memorial Spire and Wall, and then spend time in the Chadwick Centre to learn more through the interactive galleries and exhibitions. There is a large café onsite for lunch – pre-booked lunches are available at a supplement. We finish our tour with an afternoon in the historic city of Lincoln where you admire the beauty of Lincoln Cathedral, a fine example of English Gothic architecture.
Suggested hotel – inspected by Greatdays staff April 2018
Ramada Hotel, Grantham ***
This charming rustic hotel is situated in the tranquil Lincolnshire countryside. Friendly staff and excellent food await at the restaurant and bar and there is a health club with gym, pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. Each of the tastefully decorated bedrooms comes with en-suite bathroom, hairdryer, TV and tea and coffee making facilities. On-site coach parking is available and the hotel has a lift.
|4 day tour|
|Sunday 19th May 2019||from £170 per person|
|Sunday 15th September 2019||from £170 per person|
Single supplement available on request