Holiday Tour Details
Historic Hertfordshire Description
Based in the lovely country of Hertfordshire we discover a range of fascinating history from bombers to barrow boys and secret codes to city life. This great new tour takes us to two top attractions and offers an unusual day in the city of London.
Historic Hertfordshire Itinerary
Thursday Leaving Cornwall in the morning we travel to Hertfordshire and arrive at the Letchworth Hall Hotel early in the evening. We enjoy a welcome hot drink on arrival.
Friday Our excursion this morning takes us to Bletchley Park, home of the secret WW2 Enigma decoding machine and the birthplace of the modern computer. The ornate Victorian mansion was headquarters of British intelligence staff and we hear tales of spies and strategic deception. In the afternoon we have a visit to the pretty city of St Albans.
Saturday We head south into London for our guided ‘Barrow Boys and Bankers’ tour. We hear contrasting stories of rags and riches in the city and explore the atmospheric streets and alleys from Borough Market and the barrow boys to the banker’s skyscrapers in the city. During the day there will be time to stroll around the fashionable Canary Wharf area.
Sunday Today we visit the superb Imperial War Museum at Duxford. Formerly an RAF base, Duxford is today Europe’s foremost aviation museum and is part of the Imperial War Museum. See the spectacular collection of British and American planes, a terrific assortment of tanks, vehicles, naval exhibits that tell the stories of those who lived, fought and died in war.
Monday After breakfast we leave Letchworth and make the journey home to Cornwall.
Historic Hertfordshire Hotel
The Mercure Letchworth Hall Hotel is a former old Manor House and retains many Jacobean features.
Hot drinks facilities, wifi, swimming pool, air conditioning and porterage
Historic Hertfordshire Includes
Premier Class coach travel
Free optional travel insurance
4 Nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Welcome drink on arrival
Excursions as detailed
Admission to Bletchley Park
Barrow boys, markets and bankers’ guided tour
Admission to Imperial War Museum
Free parking at depot
Pick up points throughout Cornwall
Historic Hertfordshire Further Information
Single rooms available at a supplement of £72 per person
Home pick up £12 per person
£75 non-refundable deposit
Balance due 6 weeks prior to travel