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Birmingham Tattoo and the National Memorial Arb

Birmingham Tattoo and the National Memorial Arb

Door to Door Service

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Door to Door Service

Our tour starts with a visit to RAF Cosford, which is dedicated to the history of aviation and the RAF and home to a huge array of aircraft including the world’s oldest Spitfire, a Lincoln Bomber and Britain’s 3 Vs - the Vulcan, Victor and Valiant.

Join us to experience the pomp and pageantry of Britain’s biggest indoor international Tattoo, which brings together international marching bands, exciting displays and culminates in a magnificent Grand Finale in which all the performers fill the Arena in a spectacle of light and sound.

We visit the National Memorial Arboretum which is home to over 350 thought-provoking memorials covering both military and civilian associations, along with tributes for individuals. To enhance your visit, we have included a trip on the covered Land Train, a 50-minute journey around the gardens with a running commentary.

Mercure Shakespeare Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon, ****

Set in the centre of historic Stratford-upon-Avon, this 4-star black and white gable ended hotel dating back to the 17th century, has a restaurant, bar and lounge areas. All the bedrooms are furnished with cosy yet modern décor and have TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee facilities. The hotel does have a lift. Please note that, due to the age of the building, the bedrooms vary in size.

 

PRICE INCLUDES

Door to door pick up service

Elite coach travel

Fully escorted tour with services of Tour Manager

3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast (early dinner is served on Saturday afternoon)

Entry to RAF Cosford Museum

Ticket for the Birmingham Tattoo

Free morning in Stratford Upon Avon

Entry to the National Memorial Arboretum with Land Train Tour

Visit to Trentham Shopping Village

 

** TO BOOK THIS HOLIDAY, CLICK ON THE "DEPARTURE DATE" TAB & THEN ON THE SHOPPING TROLLEY ICON**

 

 

 

 

Day 1

Your holiday starts with a pick up from home by one of the vehicles from our Door to Door service and this will bring you through to our coach. Once on board we make our way to RAF Cosford, where you will find 70 aircraft on display including the world's oldest Spitfire, a Lincoln Bomber and Britain's 3 Vs, the Vulcan, Victor and Valiant. Alongside the aircraft are special exhibitions including the National Cold War Exhibition, memorabilia and touch screen kiosks. If you've a head for heights, you may like to take the lift to the high-level viewing gallery and look down at the mighty Belfast transporter. We'll leave late afternoon, aiming to arrive at the hotel around 5.00pm.

Day 2

A leisurely morning for you to spend exploring Stratford Upon Avon on your own before an early evening meal. We'll leave the hotel late afternoon for our evening at Birmingham Tattoo. Experience the pomp and pageantry of Britain's biggest indoor international tattoo which brings together marching bands and exciting displays before culminating in a spectacular Grand Finale.

Day 3

After breakfast we make our way to the National Memorial Arboretum. The 150-acre site is home to over 350 thought-provoking memorials covering both military and civilian associations, along with tributes for individuals. We have included the 50-minute Land Train which gives a running commentary as you explore the grounds of the Arboretum and symbolism behind the memorials. We'll return to the hotel late afternoon.

Day 4

Time to head home today and leaving the hotel after breakfast, we make our way to Trentham Shopping Village, a truly unique shopping experience with it's 60 timber lodges housing shops, cafes and restaurants and Trentham Garden centre. We'll leave early afternoon to meet the Door to Door transfer vehicles who will be waiting to take you home.

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** TO BOOK THIS HOLIDAY, CLICK ON THE "DEPARTURE DATE" TAB & THEN ON THE SHOPPING TROLLEY ICON**

Mercure Shakespeare Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon, ****

Set in the centre of historic Stratford-upon-Avon, this 4-star black and white gable ended hotel dating back to the 17th century, has a restaurant, bar and lounge areas. All the bedrooms are furnished with cosy yet modern décor and have TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee facilities. The hotel does have a lift. Please note that, due to the age of the building, the bedrooms vary in size.

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