4 Day Coach Tour - English Civil War 15th October to 19th October 2023
Locations: LondonThis product has a 5 Star Rating
- A comprehensive tour of the English Civil war, with our expert guide John Sadler.
- Trip to the Honourable Artillery Company in London for Pike and Musket drill.
- Visits all the major battle sites of the English Civil War and a visit to the Houses of Parliament.
- Gift for her and him
- History enthusiast
- Short breaks
As with all civil wars, this was a bloody conflict with appalling causalities. The tour guides you through the various battle sites and ends in London where you can stand at the place where King Charles 1 was tried and executed. Also, you will be shown Musket and Pike drill and the military tactics of the time.
The cost – including breakfast, lunch, dinner, hotel accommodation, coach, museums and guide, but not drinks. – is £1,500 per person.
This is a coach tour and your tour guide is John Sadler#
15th October to 19th October 2023
Day 1 Meet at the Honourable Artillery Company in London for Pike and Musket drill. After lunch drive to York.
Day 2 The siege of York and the Battle of Marston Moor.
The battle of Marston Moor is believed to have been the largest battle ever fought on English soil. In just a couple of hours the fate of York and control of the North was decided, the royalist Northern army was effectively destroyed, and Prince Rupert and the royalist cavalry lost their reputation as an invincible force. But perhaps most importantly in the long term, the Eastern Association forces prevailed under Oliver Cromwell, making his name as great commander and showing how a well-equipped, trained and committed parliamentarian army could win the war.
Day 3 Siege of Newark and the English Civil War centre
Day 4 Drive to the Battle of Naseby site where the Roundhead army routed the Royalists, leading to Parliament’s final victory, putting King Charles I in a position from which he would never regain the trust of his people – which, in turn, would eventually lead to his execution and Britain’s brief experiment with republicanism
Day 5 Drive to London Houses of Parliament and Banqueting House in Whitehall, famous as the site of the execution of King Charles I. On 30 January 1649, many spectators gathered to watch the beheading on the balcony of Banqueting House. A service is held at the Banqueting House every year in January to commemorate this event and visitors can still see the scaffold stage on which the monarch died.
The cost per person – including breakfast, lunch, dinner, hotel accommodation, coach, museums and guide, but not drinks. – is £1,500 per person.
Classic Battlefield Tours want to make the tours interesting and thought-provoking so use a range of different guides for their experience and expertise. Where possible they like people to have a hands-on experience by offering the opportunity for weapons and armour handling sessions.
Hotels with character which reflect the region or country are given priority combined with excellent restaurants for the evening chat and wind down after a long day. Preference is for a small to medium size group of up to 20 people to get the most out of these tours. A tour leader is on board for the duration of the tour to ensure that your trip runs smoothly and good company with fellow professionals is an important part of the overall experience and enjoyment.
Once the tour is over you have the option to renew the friendships you have made with fellow comrades as you will be invited to further group events including lunching and talks at famous London clubs or a unique day out to private museum or collection.” Classic Battlelfield Tours look forward to welcoming you to one of their famous tours.
- You must have travel insurance
- Holiday is transferable - administration charges may apply
- Cancellation charges apply
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