England’s History & Heroism in the South East
The stories of British heroism and history come alive during a learning adventure in the heart of the “Garden of England,” as local experts share insight into battles, war and strategy.
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Program No. 22572RJ
10 days
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At a Glance

In Richard II, Shakespeare described England as, “This sceptred isle, this fortress built by Nature for herself…” The history of British conflicts, these wars waged upon a small country on the edge of Europe, has shaped the world as we know it today. From Roman and Viking invasions to the finest hours of World War II and beyond, we’ll explore what made Britain such a uniquely important country and how it has consistently changed the landscape of history. Discover battlefields, museums, castles and more in the “Garden of England” before immersing yourself in all London has to offer.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to a mile a day; walking and standing up to two hours on field trips. Some stairs.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore the history of Britain through its wars, from 1066 to the modern day.
  • Follow in the footsteps of William the Conqueror from the battle of Hastings to his coronation in London.
  • Discover how the Battle of Britain exposed the extraordinary courage and unbreakable spirit of solider and civilian alike.
Featured Expert
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Ruth Polling
Ruth graduated at the top of her class as the London Blue Badge Travel Educator of the Year and has been sharing her knowledge of England with curious travelers for three years. London born and bred, she is energetic and passionate about the United Kingdom. Ruth graduated from the London School of Economics with a degree in International History with an emphasis on Military History. She previously worked in London politics for eleven years including working in the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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