The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest & one of the most important campaigns of WWII. Defeating the U-boat threat was vital if Britain was to maintain her supplies of food, munitions & raw materials. It was also essential in facilitating the build-up of Allied forces in preparation for the D-Day invasion.
More than 1,000 convoys arrived in Liverpool during the war & the port became home to Western Approaches Command from February 1941. In the reinforced basement of Derby House the movements of convoys & U-boat wolf packs were closely monitored in the Map Room.
One-Day Tour includes:
Local pick-up & travel to Liverpool to visit:
Western Approaches Museum
Merseyside Maritime Museum Battle of the Atlantic Exhibition followed by lunch period in Albert Dock
Mersey ferry crossing to visit U-534 & the U-boat Story in Birkenhead
Depart from Liverpool & return to drop-off point(s)
Two-Day Tour includes:
Day 1: Western Approaches Museum
Visit to the Pier Head & lunch period in Albert Dock
Merseyside Maritime Museum Battle of the Atlantic Exhibition. Overnight in Liverpool on B&B basis.
Day 2: Return Mersey ferry crossing to visit U-534 & the U-boat Story in Birkenhead
Afternoon free in Liverpool (or choose alternative below)
Depart from London & return to drop-off point
Imperial War Museum North, Salford Quays or
Stockport Air Raid Shelters
One-day tours are suitable for groups located up to 120 miles from Liverpool. Two-day tours are more suitable for groups located between 120 & 200 miles from Liverpool. Longer tours can be arranged for groups that are further away. Local pick-up & return times will be dependent upon your group’s location.
All prices based on 40 paying clients plus 2 free places. Quotations available for groups between 20 & 39.
|1-day tours from £59 per person||2-day tours from £135 per person|
All tours include a Tour Guide, local pick-up, coach and B&B accommodation as well as entrance fees, tour notes and maps. For further information or to obtain a free quotation, contact our office on 01244 340 777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or complete an Enquiry Form.
Making a Booking
When you decide to book a tour, please complete the details on the Booking Form and return it to our address together with your deposit. Our terms and Conditions for Groups are available on the website (see footer below).
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