COACH HOLIDAY ITINERARY
DAY 1 Today we head to Grantham making suitable comfort stops. Arrive at the hotel and get ready for our evening meal.
DAY 2 After breakfast visit Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre. This is the largest Bomber Command museum in the country and a living memorial to 55,500 men of Bomber Command who lost their lives during WWII. It is also the only Airfield Museum in England that has been painstakingly reverted to its original design and sited on its original WWII airfield. Then we move onto Woodhall Spa, one of Lincolnshire’s most picturesque villages, which was famous for being the home of 617 Squadron (the Dam Busters) during WWII. We could also visit the Blue Bell Inn for a drink (price not included). This is famous for its connections with RAF heroes of the Second World War including the famous 617 (Dam Busters Squadron) with many pictures of airmen, signatures on the ceiling and the pennies left in the beams to pay for their next pint, that sadly so often never came. We arrive back at the hotel for our evening meal.
DAY 3 After breakfast visit RAF Metheringham, a museum and airfield dedicated to those who flew and supported RAF 106 Bomber Squadron from 1943 until the end of WWII. We have our 1 hour guided tour here before travelling to Lincoln, one of the finest historic cities in Britain, for lunch to be purchased. Afterwards, visit RAF Scampton, which plays an important role in the protection of UK airspace as the home of No 1 Air Control Centre, as well as the famous Red Arrows. We return to the hotel ready to freshen up before our evening meal.
DAY 4 After breakfast we check out and travel north (30 mins) to Newark Air Museum, which located on the former RAF station at Winthorpe. Here we can immerse ourselves in the history of Aviation, 76 aircraft & cockpits and 4 covered display areas to look at. Afterwards, start our return journey home stopping somewhere suitable for lunch to be purchased.
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THE URBAN HOTEL, GRANTHAM ****
This hotel is situated on the edge of the 12th Century market town of Grantham. The hotel is spread over 2 floors and has no lift. However, there are many bedrooms available on the ground floor. There is a courtyard bar with lounge and terrace. Breakfast and dinner is served in the modern Gordon Restaurant. The hotel leisure club offers an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, solarium and fitness centre.
AT A GLANCE
√ Exclusive coach travel with Kirbys
√ 3 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
√ Tea/coffee on arrival at hotel
√ Tea/coffee after dinner
√ Entrance to Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre
√ 1 hour guided tour of RAF Metheringham
√ Entrance to RAF Scampton Museum
√ Entrance to Newark Air Museum
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