Welcome to Churchill
The 'Polar Bear Capital of the World,' Churchill lures people to the shores of Hudson Bay for its majestic predators, beluga whales, a huge old stone fort and endless subarctic majesty. But while the highly accessible wildlife is enough for Churchill to be on any itinerary, there's something less tangible that makes people stay longer and keeps them coming back: a hearty seductive spirit that makes the rest of the... Read More
Top experiences in Churchill
Churchill War Rooms and Westminster Walking Tour
Meet your guide in central London, and then set off on a walking tour around Westminster, the central London borough and home of British espionage that became the target of heavy bombing during WWII. Learn about the government staff who sheltered from the bombs in bunkers beneath Westminster’s streets, and hear tales of Churchill and his charismatic leadership during the Blitz and beyond. Your guide has intimate knowledge of the London area as well as its WWII history.After taking in classic London landmarks such as 10 Downing Street, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey, stop at the Cenotaph — a famous British war memorial — to pay your respects to the fallen, and then pose for photos by the Statue of Winston Churchill. Next, bid your guide a fond farewell and head underground to independently explore the wartime bunker of the Churchill War Rooms, a hastily created office that served as the British war cabinet’s hub throughout the duration of WWII.Your first stop inside the site is Churchill Museum, an interactive exhibition space dedicated to the wartime leader. A piece of living history, the museum is home to an array of Churchill artifacts such as cigars and outfits as well as audio recordings of his inspiring wartime speeches. Hear little-known facts and anecdotes about the leader’s private and public life, and learn of the ‘special relationship’ he cultivated with President Roosevelt — a relationship that changed the course of history.After visiting the museum, plug into your included audio guide and set off to discover the rest of the war rooms. The underground maze of bunkers and corridors became the home of secret government staff during the war, and many staff didn’t even see natural light from day to day. Learn about their isolation beneath ground, and hear of the top-secret conversations and day-to-day domestic crises that took place.How long you spend inside the Churchill War Rooms is up to you, but many visitors find 1.5 hours to be sufficient.
Potsdam Walking Tour from Berlin
Stroll around the Dutch Quarter, an ensemble of red-brick buildings that is unique in Europe. The infamous 'Soldier King', Frederick William I, (renowned for the giant men he collected for his showcase military regiments), had the houses built in the middle of the 18th century to accommodate Potsdam's new community of Dutch artisans.See the stunning Sanssouci Palace, favorite residence of Frederick the Great, which is set in beautiful parkland scattered with temples, churches and follies. After crossing the Glienicke 'spy swapping' Bridge, we visit Cecilienhof, the manorial residence of Germany's last Crown Prince, which was used to host the Potsdam Conference in 1945. We describe the discussions that took place between Churchill, Truman and Stalin, which were to seal the fate of Cold War Europe for the next half century.
5-Night Churchill Tour and Polar Bear Adventure from Winnipeg
After booking, you’ll receive a detailed itinerary from the local tour operator that lists specifics like what restaurants have been reserved for your tour, which hotel in Churchill is included and what to pack. Accommodation:The first and last night of the tour are spent at the Four Points by Sheraton Winnipeg International Airport. The three nights in Churchill are spent at one of the town’s small, comfortable inns. The inns vary by tour, but you can expect to stay at one of the following (all are in walking distance of each other): the Tundra Inn, Aurora Inn, Iceberg Inn or Polar Inn.Dining:Most of the breakfasts, lunches and dinners are enjoyed at a variety of local Churchill restaurants, which vary by tour. You'll also have two picnic-style lunches on board the Tundra Buggy, as well as one dinner while you fly. Please see the Itinerary section below for details on each day of the tour.
Blenheim Palace and The Cotswolds Day Trip from Oxford
Departing central Oxford in the morning, you will start the day by visiting the magnificent Blenheim Palace located just a short journey north of Oxford. Entrance to the palace, park and the gardens is included in the tour. See one of the most impressive and biggest houses in all of England.Blenheim Palace is a monumental country house situated in Woodstock, Oxfordshire. It is the main home of the Dukes of Marlborough, and the only non-royal country house in England to hold the title of palace. The palace was built between 1705 and 1722. Blenheim Palace was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. It has been the home to the Churchill family for about 300 years and was the birthplace of Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of Britain during World War II.After plenty of time to enjoy your surroundings you will then continue into a national area of outstanding beauty - The Cotswolds. It is full of quaint small villages with houses and churches that date back around 500 years with most buildings made in local limestone (similar to Bath or some Oxford University Colleges).After another short journey that shows you some of the Cotswold villages and the natural landscape of fields and gentle rolling hills, you will stop at one of the prettiest of all the villages, Bourton-on-the-Water. After a quick tour you have time for lunch (own expense) and free time to enjoy any of the attractions, sights or events on offer.Departure will be late afternoon returning to Oxford by 5pm and returning to Bournemouth by 7pm.
Private Day Trip to Potsdam from Berlin by Train
Stroll around the Dutch Quarter with your private guide and see an ensemble of red-brick buildings that is unique in Europe, built by the infamous 'Soldier King', Frederick William I, in the middle of the 18th century to accommodate Potsdam's new community of Dutch artisans.See the stunning Sanssouci Palace, favorite residence of Frederick the Great, which is set in beautiful parkland scattered with temples, churches and follies. After walking over the Glienicke 'spy swap' Bridge, visit Cecilienhof, the manorial residence of Germany's last Crown Prince, used to host the Potsdam Conference in 1945. Your private guide will describe the discussions that took place between Churchill, Truman and Stalin, which were to seal the fate of Cold War Europe for the next half century.
Melbourne City Tour and Phillip Island in One Day
After pickup from your hotel, you’ll begin your small-group tour of Melbourne, a city of contrasts, world famous sporting arenas and historic gardens. Be dazzled by the sights of Australia’s most vibrant city and learn about Melbourne’s fascinating history from your expert guide. Your Melbourne city tour includes Federation Square, the MCG (the Melbourne Cricket Ground) and the world-famous sporting precinct, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Albert Park Lake, home of the Formula One Australia Grand Prix, and St Kilda Beach. The final stop on your Melbourne city tour is Eureka Skydeck 88 to take in the 360 views across the city, Port Phillip Bay and out to the Dandenong Ranges and the Yarra Valley. After free time to explore the area and enjoy one of the many cafes and restaurants in the area, you’ll be collected from the Eureka Tower to start your roadtrip to Phillip Island. Your unforgettable journey to Phillip Island will commence with a visit to the tiny Churchill island, a historic working farm where you will hear about the lives of the first settlers to the region. Next, visit the Koala Conservation Centre for a guaranteed up-close encounter with koalas in their natural habitat. You are also likely to meet some wallabies and echidnas along the way. Continue to Nobbies for a stroll along the boardwalk and see the waves crashing on the dramatic Phillip Island coastline. You may also spot seals and penguin nests. If you are traveling in the summer months, you’ll have some free time in the town of Cowes for a stroll along the beach or pier, browse the shops or perhaps try some local seafood (at own expense). Any trip to Phillip Island is not complete without its black tie gala event: the Penguin Parade. Meander along the boardwalks to the viewing platform where you will see the adorable little penguins come ashore, decked out in their tuxedos as they hurry off to find their burrows.Return to Melbourne after a great day of contrast. You tour will conclude with drop-off at your central Melbourne hotel between 8pm and 9:30pm, depending on season (later return in the summer).