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Dover Castle Admission Ticket

1. Dover Castle Admission Ticket

Step into the vibrant world of Henry II’s medieval royal palace and follow lifelike hologram figures round the private chambers, guest rooms, and great hall, along with the kitchen and armories. After immersing yourself in life at the 12th-century court, climb to the roof of the Great Tower for amazing panoramic views over the huge medieval castle, which was one of the strongest in England. Enjoy the unique experience of the secret wartime tunnels, telling the story of the 1940 Miracle of Dunkirk using film, audio, and archive photography. Witness the evacuation of over 300,000 British and allied troops as the rescue operation is played out before your eyes.

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London: Ghastly Ghosts 2-Hour Walking Tour

2. London: Ghastly Ghosts 2-Hour Walking Tour

Go off the beaten path on a 2-hour after dark walking tour of London, and learn about the city’s ghastly ghosts and ghouls. Meet your guide at All Hallows by-the-Tower, one of the oldest churches in London, with a Saxon arch and recycled Roman tiles. Surrounded by the City of London’s skyscrapers and trendy restaurants, it’s hard to imagine the full extent of London's haunted past, but as you sneak down the dark streets of "the world's best city," your guide will regale you with tales of ghouls, ghosts, and specters. Feel the chills down your spine as London’s dark history is brought to life. Hear stories of unspeakable suffering, blood-curdling crime, and horrid murders. London is full to the brim with terrible tales of midnight monsters and devilish demons. Dare to walk in the footsteps of the unexplained, and experience a terrifying walk through the historic City of London, starting at the Tower of London and ending at St Paul's Cathedral.

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Portsmouth: The D-Day Story Entry Ticket

3. Portsmouth: The D-Day Story Entry Ticket

Enjoy a visit to Portsmouth’s fascinating D-Day Story and learn about this pivotal event that changed the course of World War Two. The D-Day Story is told in four parts, The Landing Craft Tank 7074, Preparation, D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, and the Overlord Embroidery. Discover the story of this fateful day through a series of exhibitions, workshops, and other activities, as well as over 10,000 fascinating items and artifacts. The D-Day Story is told through the personal accounts and possessions of the people who were there, and brought to life through stunning audio-visual presentations. By the end of your visit, you’ll have a better understanding of D-Day, and a renewed sense of respect for those who were part of it.

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London: Secrets of the London Underground Walking Tour

4. London: Secrets of the London Underground Walking Tour

The London Underground, or the 'Tube' as it is more commonly known, is more than just a transport network- it is an icon of London and the lifeblood of the city; every year, more than 1.3 billion passengers journeys are made across its 270 stations. The tour begins at the historic Baker Street Station, one of the original stops on the Metropolitan Railway, the world's first underground railway. During the course of the tour an expert guide will bring the fascinating history of the London Underground to life as they tell the story of the 'Tube's' evolution including how trains moved from steam-powered to electrified rails, how the very first tunnels of the underground were built, why more than 40 stations have been left abandoned, and the story of the famous 'roundel' underground symbol. Find out which station lies above the remains of 1000 bodies, how the tube was re-purposed and used as a refuge during the Blitz as well as an aircraft factory and storage for the treasures of the British Museum, and which stations are reputed to be haunted by the ghosts of a Pharaoh's daughter and even a nun.

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Liverpool: The Beatles to The Blitz Walking Tour

5. Liverpool: The Beatles to The Blitz Walking Tour

Experience the magic of Liverpool on a guided walking sightseeing tour of its culture, history and landmark architecture. Explore the history of the Beatles in their place of birth, and roam the streets and alleys that have inspired generations of musicians and artists. Travel back in time to see a bombed-out church from World War II that now stands as a symbol of the vibrant city's resilience. Look into how culture has shaped Liverpool, and been shaped by it in turn, and find out why it was named the European Capital of Culture in 2008. Go to Chinatown to see the largest Chinese arch in Europe at 13.5 meters tall. Encounter other fine examples of civic and private architecture that define Liverpool’s dynamism. Venture down some of the city's most atmospheric nooks and crannies, and discover hidden treasures along the way. Visit sites where many Hollywood movies have been,and will be, shot as you unravel the story of Liverpool with your guide.

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London: Walking Tour and Churchill War Rooms Entry

6. London: Walking Tour and Churchill War Rooms Entry

Explore the incredible sights of London on this attraction-packed historical walking tour that takes you to some of the city’s most iconic landmarks and attractions. Start the tour in the beautiful area of Green Park and then head on to Westminster. Along the way, marvel at the amazing Buckingham Palace, home to The Royal Family, peer into Downing Street, residence of the Prime-minister, and watch the famous Changing of the Guard Ceremony. Journey passed the stunning Westminster Abbey, the historical Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament, then onto Queen Victoria Fountain, Trafalgar Square, and Pall Mall. Next, visit the Churchill War Rooms and learn the rich history of the place from which Churchill directed the Second World War. Here, learn the stories of the staff who spent thousands of vital hours working and sleeping at the Cabinet War Rooms.

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London: WWII Churchill Blitz Walk & Imperial War Museum

7. London: WWII Churchill Blitz Walk & Imperial War Museum

Discover and learn about the stories and secrets at the heart of Britain’s government during the Second World War as Churchill and his inner circle plotted the route to Allied victory. In 1940, the Germans bombed London continuously for 57 days and nights. As you will learn on this tour, nothing could derail the spirit of the British, whose can-do attitude helped them not only survive the war but to rebuild the city of London. Enjoy an extraordinary walk that takes you through the events that left much of London in rubble during the second world war. With your expert guide, follow the line of destruction and hear tales of outstanding heroism. Stand outside buildings where scars are still visible, and hear how the bravery of ordinary men and women saved much of London including the iconic St Paul’s Cathedral from destruction. Next, see the vast collection at the Imperial War Museum, including official documents, photographs and videos, military vehicles, aircraft, and military weapons. Originally opened in 1920, after World War II the museum grew and expanded its collection. Today it has one of the best collections worldwide, offering visitors the possibility of seeing an atomic bomb, a human torpedo, tanks, and military aircraft. Be immersed in the story of Britain at war, from World War One to the present, through a collection of 10 million items – from guns to planes to medals to cyanide pills. Your guide will escort you on a crafted itinerary affording you the opportunity to maximize your tour time and concentrate on the most important and interesting exhibits

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London: Spy & Espionage Small-Group Tour

8. London: Spy & Espionage Small-Group Tour

Explore the shadowy world and gain a new perspective of London that few know or ever hear about - a tale of treachery, tragedy, and subterfuge. Learn about Britain's top intelligence agencies and the different roles they play in protecting the country. See the home of MI6- famously featured in several James Bond movies - the headquarters of MI5 and visit the public 'dead drop' sites where spies exchanged top-secret information. Discover the locations used by Intelligence Services to recruit their agents, and be shaken and stirred by the stories of some of Britain's most infamous traitors and double agents.

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London: 30 Top Sights and Churchill War Rooms Tour

9. London: 30 Top Sights and Churchill War Rooms Tour

You will start with a walking tour of the history, culture, and legends of London, one of Europe’s most-loved cities. Head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace before heading to Westminster, Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. Then, you will proceed to the London Bridge area to see Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London. After all this, you will head to the Churchill war rooms. Here you will discover the stories of the staff who spent thousands of vital working and sleeping hours from 1938 onward at the Cabinet War Rooms. You will see historic images, objects and interviews with the men and women who worked in the underground hideaway, revealing what it was like to work in secret alongside Winston Churchill during the Second World War.

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Hendon Royal Air Force Museum Guided Tour

10. Hendon Royal Air Force Museum Guided Tour

This is a great day out for anyone with an appreciation for military history and airplanes. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel or at a train/tube station in the morning. Enjoy complimentary drinks and entrance fees on this full-day tour of the Royal Air Force Museum at Hendon. RAF Hendon houses planes from around the world, dating from over 100 years ago right up to the present day Eurofighter, with special emphasis on the RAF. Learn all about the Battle of Britain and experience an air raid over London. See the heroics of the early aviation pioneers and learn from your guide’s personal experience, as the workshop of one of his relatives is part of the tour. Your visit to Hendon can be as long or short as you'd like it to be. There’s certainly more to see than is possible to cover in a single day. See Spitfires, Hurricanes, Lancasters, Vulcans, Typhoons, Meschersmitts, Stukas, Mustangs, F35s, and over 100 other types of aircraft.

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What people are saying about England

George was simply wonderful! He is so knowledgeable and his passion for the history was contagious! The 3 hours walk went in a blink and we learned so much! We loved his energy and he answered an endless list of questions from the entire group on each being more excited that we asked. We didn't want to go hone after spending time together! Will for sure recommend George and see what other tours with him we can do. Thank you George for everything we loved it! Jonathan, Sabina & Pamela

It’s an amazing place! Lots of things to see. We arrived around 12 noon and spent more than 4hours in the castle but I didn’t get enough. The staff are very helpful and friendly. At the arrival they gave us a map and some useful informations too. There is a carpark, a restaurant and also lots of places to have a snack or just simply sit down and enjoy the wonderful view.

We had a great evening with our guide George. He was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining with his stories of Londons history, with some ghost stories added too!

Excellent. Really enjoyed this and so informative. Definitely worth a visit.

well organised walk with well presented interesting facts and stories