Duxford - Battle of Britain Air Show

It’s almost 78 years since Douglas Bader and the first Spitfire squadrons flew out of RAF Duxford to take on the might of the Luftwaffe, and to mark this century-defining event we visit Duxford for the annual air show featuring some of the most iconic aircraft of the 1940s. Dozens of lovingly restored and maintained historic aircraft take to the skies in a spectacular homage to the fliers of the day, and you can also visit the Operations Room from where the aerial campaign was directed, tour the restoration hangar where engineers prepare classic aircraft for flight, and see the Battle of Britain hangar with, among other craft, an original Messerschmitt Bf 109. With over 200 planes, tanks and boats, the museum is a fascinating journey through British military history.

Travel Options

Holiday Highlights

  • Return coach travel
  • 1 night dinner, bed and breakfast at our selected hotel
  • Admission to the Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

    Upgrade to a seated enclosure ticket for £10pp

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Selected Hotel

We’ll stay at a well-appointed hotel conveniently located for our excursion. The comfortable rooms are en suite and other facilities include a bar and restaurant.   

Single Supplements Apply

Saturday: From a morning pickup in your local area, we travel by coach to your hotel for check-in before dinner at the hotel and your overnight stay.

Sunday: After breakfast we board the coach to the Imperial War Museum Duxford, arriving in plenty of time for you to explore the hangars and stalls before the Air Show commences. After some stunning aerial acrobatics, we depart for home in the late afternoon.