Masters of the Air: The Mighty Eighth Over the Skies of Europe

Featuring best-selling author and historian Dr. Donald L. Miller on select departures

About the Tour

The rural farmland of England’s East Anglia region became the Allied headquarters for the “Bomber War.” Villages, with prewar populations in the hundreds, suddenly buzzed with the energy of thousands of pilots, crew, and support staff carrying out the missions to bring about the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany. This was a new type of warfare, a war waged from the skies against an unseen enemy.

Program Pricing

Price per person based on Double Occupancy

$7,495 $6,995*


Price per person based on Single Occupancy

$9,395 $8,895*


$229 per person taxes and fees are additional.


Special pricing for tours featuring Donald L. Miller, PhD

Price per person based on Double Occupancy

$9,095 $8,595*


Price per person based on Single Occupancy

$10,699 $10,199*


$229 per person taxes and fees are additional. This tour also features an additional touring day at Chartwell and extra night in London.

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Masters of the Air: The Mighty Eighth Over the Skies of Europe

Tour Itinerary & Map

Summary Itinerary

Masters of the Air

 

Day 1

 

Arrive London / Transfer to Cambridge Arrive in London Heathrow Airport (LHR) / Transfer to Cambridge / Welcome Dinner with tour group

Accommodations: The Gonville Hotel (D)


Day 2

 

Cambridge

 

Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial / Churchill Archives at Cambridge University

Accommodations: The Gonville Hotel (B, L, D)


Day 3

 

Duxford

 

American Air Museum / Simulated dog fight between Spitfire and Messerschmidt

Accommodations: Angel Hotel (B, D)


Day 4

 

Thorpe Abbotts

 

Visit Thorpe Abbotts airbase with Eighth Air Force reenactors /Tour Horham airbase / Pub party with local villagers

Accommodations: Angel Hotel (B, L)


Day 5

 

Parham

 

Visit Parham Air Field and Control Tower / Traditional English Sunday roast in Bury St. Edmunds

Accommodations: Angel Hotel (B, L)


Day 6

 

Bletchley Park

 

Discover the code breaking operation at Bletchley Park / Transfer to London / Evening at leisure in London

Accommodations: Rubens at the Palace (B, L)


Day 7

 

Churchill’s London

 

Imperial War Museum London / Churchill War Rooms

Accommodations: Rubens at the Palace (B, L, D)


Day 8

 

Flights home from London

 

After breakfast, transfer to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) for your independently scheduled flight home

(B)

Program Inclusions
  • Travel with author of Masters of the Air, Dr. Donald L. Miller (on select departures)
  • Full-time logistical Tour Manager
  • Expert local battlefield guides
  • Roundtrip airport transfers (when arriving & departing on scheduled group tour dates)
  • Boutique hotel accommodations in prime locations
  • Private, first-class, air-conditioned motor coach transportation
  • VIP access to sites not offered on other tours
  • Entrance fees to all sites, museums, and historic attractions in itinerary
  • Video oral history presentations from the Museum’s collection
  • Gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, and servers
  • Personal listening devices on all included touring
  • 7 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, and 4 Dinners
  • Beer, wine, and soft drinks with included lunches and dinners
  • Informative map book including useful battlefield maps and archival images to be used throughout your journey
  • Personalized luggage tags and customized name badge

Destination Map

 


For tour questions or for more information, the Travel Sales Team is available

Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Central.

Call: 1-877-813-3329 x 257

Email: travel@nationalww2museum.org

Masters of the Air: The Mighty Eighth Over the Skies of Europe

Three-Night Post-Tour

From the Rubble: Berlin in World War II & the Cold War

Three-night post-tour with Alexandra Richie, DPhil & Michael Neiberg, PhD

May 8 – 11, 2025

Book Post-Tour

Post-Tour Available for April 30 - May 8, 2025 Tour ONLY. 

Berlin post-tour extension available this departure only. BONUS: Receive a complimentary inter-European flight from London to Berlin on May 8, 2025.

Day 1: Arrive to Berlin Rocco Forte Hotel de Rome / Welcome reception & lecture

  • Accommodations: Berlin Rocco Forte Hotel de Rome (R)

Day 2: Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp / Lunch at the Reichstag / Bunker Story Museum

  • Accommodations: Berlin Rocco Forte Hotel de Rome (B, L)

Day 3: Potsdam / Included lunch / Karlshorst Museum / Farewell reception

  • Accommodations: Berlin Rocco Forte Hotel de Rome (B, L, R)

Day 3: Individual transfers to Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) for flights home. (B)

Masters of the Air: The Mighty Eighth Over the Skies of Europe

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