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UK Air Shows

UK Air Shows tourA tremendous tour of speed, sound and spectacle for the plane enthusiast.

Combining two of the largest air shows with visits to a variety of interesting museums and collections associated with aviation.

Itinerary at a Glance

  • Arrive in London
  • Tour of the main sights of London including a ‘flight’ on the London Eye
  • Enjoy two days of grandstand seating at Fairford Air Show, the world’s largest military air show
  • Visit the Wessex Helicopter Museum
  • Stay in Bath and take a short city tour including the Roman Baths
  • See the history of the Fleet Air Arm through the ages at the Fleet Air Museum at Yeovilton
  • Visit the magical Stonehenge
  • A full day excursion to Duxford and its Imperial War Museum collection of planes
  • Take a short walking tour of Cambridge
  • Morning free to explore London at leisure
  • Tour the RAF museum in Hendon, north London with the ‘Milestones in Flight’ exhibition
  • A full day excursion to Birmingham with a tour of the Jaguar car factory and a visit to the RAF museum at Cosford
  • Two full days at the Farnborough Air Show
  • Depart from London

Full Itinerary

Day Two: Arrive in London

  • Arrive in London for a meet and greet with the specialist tour manager at the airport and transfer to a short tour of this cosmopolitan city. Take in all the main sights and a ‘flight’ on the London Eye, promising views across the whole of the capital.
  • An overnight stay in London.

Day Three: Fairford Air Show

  • Enjoy grandstand seating at the Fairford Air Show in Gloucestershire, the world's largest military air show. Marvel at the planes on display and the spectacular airborne demonstrations.
  • An overnight stay in Swindon.

Day Four: Fairford Air Show

  • Return to Fairford for more time exploring the two miles of static aircraft, interactive activities, ground exhibitions and enjoying more breathtaking aerial displays.
  • An overnight stay in Swindon.

Day Five: Bath and Wessex Helicopter Museum

  • Head south west to Weston Super Mare and visit the helicopter museum of the famous Wessex Company.  See almost all the models produced over 80 years from the familiar to the prototypes and experimental options.
  • Continue to the beautiful city of Bath for a short city tour taking in the Roman Baths.
  • An overnight stay in Bath.

Day Six: Bath to Yeovilton and Stonehenge

  • The first stop of the day is the Fleet Air Museum at Yeovilton.  See the history of the Fleet Air Arm from the early days of WWI to the present day. There are many interactive displays and the opportunity to go inside one of the Concords.
  • Return to London with a stop at the magical Stonehenge en route.
  • An overnight stay in London.

Day Seven: Full day to Duxford and Cambridge

  • A full day excursion to Duxford and its Imperial War Museum collection of planes.   Included on site is the American Air Museum which has such spectacular planes as the Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird, the famous spy plane capable of mach 3 performance.
  • A short journey to Cambridge for a short walking tour of the city and the famous university colleges and a chance to try punting on the River Cam.
  • Return to London for an overnight stay.

Day Eight: London

  • Morning free to explore London at leisure.
  • In the afternoon take a short drive to the RAF museum in Hendon, north London.   This museum includes the exhibition ‘Milestones in Flight’, showcasing memorable planes such as the Harrier and Eurofighter Typhoon.

Day Nine: Birmingham and Cosford

  • A full day excursion to Birmingham starting with a tour of the Jaguar car factory. Walk alongside the production line and see the car take shape from bare body shell to the finished car being driven off the line.
  • An afternoon visit to the RAF museum at Cosford which also includes the award winning National Cold War Exhibition.
  • An overnight stay in London.

Days Ten and Eleven: The Farnborough Air Show

  • Two full days at the huge Farnborough Air Show; one of the biggest events in the aerospace and defence industry's calendar and a mecca for airplane enthusiasts. Held every two years the show is host to amazing aircraft including the Eurofighter Typhoon, Airbus A380, MiG 29 and F-15s.  There are over 150 static aircraft displays and flying displays lasting over 4 1/2 hours.
  • An overnight stay in London.

Day Twelve: Departure from London

  • Depart for London Heathrow airport for return flight home.

 

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