PRIVATE WINSTON CHURCHILL TOUR – TYPICAL ITINERARY
Winston Spencer Churchill was recently voted greatest Briton of all time. He had a great historical impact, not just with his leadership during World War II, but right across the 20th century. Recently, there has been a flurry of movies dedicated to the great man, including the award-winning blockbuster The Darkest Hour. Our Private Winston Churchill Tour examines the man who battled to save civilization from the clutches of evil.
Your driver-guide will pick-you up from your central London hotel or place of residence at the specified time. We recommend 9am. The tour first explores Churchill’s London war bunker, then, after a fast-route from London, we journey through the picturesque county of Kent to Chartwell House, his country residence.
Note: Chartwell House is open from Mar 1st to Nov 3rd. Outside of these dates it may be possible to visit Churchill’s birthplace, Blenheim Palace, as an alternative.
CHURCHILL’S WAR BUNKER
First we visit the award-winning Churchill War Rooms for a personally guided tour of the British Prime Minister’s underground HQ during WWII, accommodating map rooms, meeting chambers, and emergency living quarters. Deep in the capital’s corridors of power, it was sealed closed in 1945 and remained a secret until 1973. A fascinating time capsule, it also features the Churchill Museum.
Note: We recommend advance tickets to avoid lines. We can book them for you if you wish.
Your driver-guide will suggest appropriate lunch options on the day. Perhaps a tea-room, restaurant or traditional pub. Alternatively, you may want to bring a pre-packed lunch or just grab a sandwich. It’s your tour, it’s your choice.
Note: Private Winston Churchill Tour price does not include food or refreshments.
The tour then winds its way down to Kent, the ‘Garden of England’, harking back to the long, hot summer of 1940 when the Royal Air Force stood alone against Nazi Germany. As Churchill put it: ‘Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.’ Kent features some of the most picturesque countryside. Thanks to the ‘Few’ it remains forever England. We visit Chartwell House , Churchill’s private country home. Here the gardening, plants, trees, buildings, waters and complete landscape are the vision of the great man. The house interior is also fascinating, and a guided tour uncovers his prolific work-rate. Churchill was no mean artist either, and we will view his famous paintings in his studio. We can also relax in the magnificent landscaped gardens with a superb panoramic vista of Kent, Churchill’s favourite view.
Note: We also offer a Winston Churchill 2-day Special Tour. Click here for more details.
● Description: day tour by private vehicle from London
conducted by accredited driver-guide.
● Number of passengers: up to 7.
● Dates: Mar 01 to Nov 03 (subject to availability).
● Typical timings: 9am-5pm.
● Pick-up/drop-off: any central London hotel/residence.
● Price (based on number of passengers):
1-2 = £640.00*; 3-4 = £680.00*; 5-7 = £720.00*.
*Not including entry fees. For some attractions it may be necessary for us to book standard tickets in advance.