On this new specialty tour, featuring stays in London and Oxford, delve into the life and times of Winston Churchill, in his role as a war leader as well as peacetime politician. As you gain insight into his early foundations and personal life, and explore where Churchill lived and worked, you'll see how the spirit of this towering historical figure still lives on in England today.

Starting at: $5,995 * Price includes special offer Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 Portrait of Winston Churchill, circa 1939. Credit: @National Portrait Gallery, London  Houses of Parliament and Big Ben  Flags along Oxford Street in London  London's Trafalgar Square  London Bridge during World War II  World War II Lancaster bomber and Hawker Hurricane  Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill  The beautiful Oxford skyline  Oxford

The Life and Times of Winston Churchill

7 days from $5,995

On this new specialty tour, featuring stays in London and Oxford, delve into the life and times of Winston Churchill, in his role as a war leader as well as peacetime politician. As you gain insight into his early foundations and personal life, and explore where Churchill lived and worked, you'll see how the spirit of this towering historical figure still lives on in England today.

or Call 855-330-1542

Accommodations

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The Chesterfield Mayfair

London, United Kingdom

Part of the esteemed Red Carnation Collection, the Chesterfield Mayfair is a multi-award-winning property ideally located in the heart of London. Charming and quintessentially British, it is situated just outside of Hyde Park and minutes away from Bond Street, Piccadilly, and the Royal Parks. Considered Room amenities include complimentary WiFi, hair dryers, air conditioning, electronic safes, and tea and coffee making facilities.

Number of nights: 3

The Randolph Hotel

Oxford, United Kingdom

In Oxford, enjoy the 5-star Randolph, located in the heart of the town of Oxford and walkable to Oxford University. This landmark building features luxurious guest rooms, numerous restaurants, and a spa. The well-known Morse Bar is the mythical “watering hole” prominently noted in novelist Colin Dexter’s Inspector Morse detective series.

Number of nights: 2

Activity Level

Activity Level 1: Easy

Expectations: Shorter tour featuring one state and two hotel stays. Light pace with walking on city streets. 

Appropriate for: Travelers in good health with overall good mobility and stamina.

Reading List

Highly Recommended

DK Eyewitness London: 2020 (Travel Guide)
By: DK Eyewitness
The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz (CROWN)
By: Larson, Erik
From Blenheim to Chartwell: The Untold Story of Churchill’s Houses and Gardens
By: Buczacki, Stefan
London: A History (Modern Library Chronicles)
By: Wilson, A.N.

Also Recommended

My Early Life: 1874-1904
By: Churchill, Winston
Memoirs of the Second World War
By: Churchill, Winston S.
Churchill: The Power of Words
By: Churchill, Winston
Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour
By: Olson, Lynne
RAF 100: The Story of the Royal Air Force 1918-2018
By: Lepine, Mike
A Traveller's History of London
By: Tames, Richard
Londoners: The Days and Nights of London Now--As Told by Those Who Love It, Hate It, Live It, Left It, and Long for It
By: Taylor, Craig
Looking for Class: Days and Nights at Oxford and Cambridge
By: Feiler, Bruce
The Ministry of Fear: An Entertainment (Penguin Classics)
By: Greene, Graham
24x36 World Wall Map by Smithsonian Journeys - Tan Oceans Special Edition (24x36 Laminated)
Travel Insurance

For the convenience of our travelers, Travel Guard provides an on-tour Insurance Plan. On-tour emergency evacuation insurance (up to $100,000), medical expense coverage (up to $25,000), dental expense coverage (up to $500), travel medical assistance and worldwide travel assistance (U.S. Residents only). It also includes up to $25,000 medical and up to $500 dental expense coverage, and 24-hour worldwide travel and medical assistance. Please click here to view complete coverage details.

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