Her Majesty's Secret Service 7-14th June 2019
Our group experienced the heritage of English history and culture.
We spent 8 days in the group format including a country retreat, visits of 5 separate cities.
This magnificent city was once the hub of the world's largest empire that spanned a quarter of the world's land mass and a quarter of the world's population. TOWER OF LONDON Officially Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London 🇬🇧 is a historic castle located on the North bank of the River Thames. Founded after 1066 as part of the Norman conquest of England
Home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough and his family and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting a long and diverse history. The only non-Royal non-episcopals country house in England to hold title of palace. One of England's largest houses built between 1705 and 1722. Queen Anne donated land and necessary funds to John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, as thanks for defeating French at 1704 Battle of Blenheim
Everyone knows the prestigious history of Oxford University which spans back to the 11th century. Notable alumni include Oscar Wilde and Stephen Hawking. In the city of dreaming spires, academia takes center stage, Oxford's world famous University and pedestrian friendly streets 17.60 sq miles
Walk in the footsteps of your Neolithic ancestors at Stonehenge – one of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe. Explore the ancient landscape on foot and step inside the Neolithic Houses to discover the tools and objects of everyday Neolithic life. Visit the world-class exhibition and visitor center with 250 ancient objects and come face to face with a 5,500 year-old man.
This city was once a capital of Roman England and early medieval England. The castle keep contains a replica of the legendary King Arthur's round table.
White Cliffs of Dover:
Explore an area of outstanding natural beauty that can only be seen from the water.
Travelling through Kent, the county known as the 'Garden of England', you make your way to Canterbury to visit the Cathedral. This magnificent Cathedral is the most important church within the worldwide Anglican faith. The central 'Bell Harry Tower' dates back to 1498, and the crypt to the 11th Century. It is here where your guide will tell the story of the shocking murder of Archbishop Thomas Beckett in 1170. There will also be time to explore the narrow streets of Canterbury & as much as we like about Canterbury Tales by Chaucer.