Walk in the footsteps of the WWII “Mighty Eighth” heroes on the Roger A. Freeman Heritage Tours.  These are historically immersive travel experiences offered by the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force.  

Join us on our upcoming tours in England and France as we visit heavy bomber bases, fighter group airfields, and select sites that are off the beaten path. Our tour offers a unique opportunity to delve into the Mighty Eighth’s legacy while allowing you to explore all that these beautiful countries have to offer on your own.
Your Tour Leader and Manager are both experienced authorities on the history of the Eighth Air Force and Royal Air Force Bomber Command during WWII. Additional experts on the Eighth Air Force will be joining us as guest speakers along our journey.

For more details or questions about educational tours with the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, please contact Educational Tour Director, Mark Copeland, at mcopeland@mightyeighth.org

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Fall Tour Dates:

“The Mighty Eighth” & 80th Anniversary D-Day Tour

October 12 – 27, 2024

London –  Bury St. Edmunds – Quidenham – Thorpe Abbotts – Bottisham – Cambridge – Madingley – Bayeaux –Utah Beach – Omaha Beach – Pointe du Hoc – Arromauche

Would you like to attend the tour but will not be able to for the full 16 days?

You can choose between traveling to England during the first week or to France during the second week.

“The Mighty Eighth”

October 28 – November 7, 2024

London – Bury St. Edmunds – Quidenham – Thorpe Abbotts – Bottisham – Cambridge – Madingley


Frequently Asked Questions

Roger A. Freeman was a renowned British Eighth Air Force historian and author and is credited with coining the term “The Mighty Eighth”.

Roger played a pivotal consultative role in the creation of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force working collaboratively with museum founders Major General Lew Lyle and Lieutenant General Buck Shuler.

He was at the grand opening of the Museum on May 14, 1996, providing commentary for the live broadcast of the event.

With the fervent enthusiasm of Roger’s widow and his surviving children, the museum was given permission to name our tour in his memory.

Travel insurance is strongly recommended. WeTravel offers travelers insurance through the booking process.

A valid and current U.S. passport with at least six months remaining before it expires. No VISA is required for this trip.

If you have any food allergy or a dietary requirement that requires Kosher meals or gluten-free food product, please advise us at the time of booking.

Alerting the dining establishments to ensure the product for many of these requests requires notice and we want to ensure that we are able to fulfill your requests.

All gratuities are included in your tour booking. You do not need to tip unless you choose to do so.

Tour leaders and managers will not accept tips.

The U.K. uses the British Pound Sterling (GPB pound). Incidentals are entirely up to tour participants and you can either convert U.S. dollars prior to the tour, at the airport, or at any ATM along the tour.

Not including air fare in the tour price allows tour participants flexibility if they wish to arrive prior or stay longer than the scheduled tour dates. It also allows travelers to use or collect their personal air miles.

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Participants are encouraged to pack warmly and wear comfortable walking shoes because of the cooler temperatures in the United Kingdom during the fall months. We strongly suggest an umbrella or poncho at all times to be “rain ready”.

Evening attire is required for the group dinner at the Royal Air Force Club. A sport coat and tie for men and an evening dress or suit for women.

You will be met by tour officials and will find an identification sign showing your name on it in the baggage claim area as you exit customs and be guided to the tour bus to take you to the hotel. The tour bus will make two trips, late morning and afternoon.

If you miss either pick up time, you will have to make arrangements to the beginning tour hotel, MacDonald Windsor Hotel, to check in for the tour.

Yes. Since you will be traveling and staying at multiple locations via motor coach during your tour, we ask that you limit yourself to one suitcase and one carryon.

Luggage will need to placed outside your hotel door on days of departure and will be taken to the motor coach by hotel porters. Upon checkin at each hotel, luggage will be brought to your room.

The food will be typical “British fare” with an American slant. All of the hotels have full breakfast buffets. Lunches will typically have three selections to choose from. Your booking covers all breakfasts, and nine lunches and dinners.

If you already have an international plan set up with your provider, your cell phone provider can provide you with international calling and roaming rates.

Departures, via private limousine, from the final tour hotel will be arranged for you by the tour manager. Please provide us your return flight information prior to leaving for the United Kingdom.

It is recommended that you purchase a plug adapter to fit a U.S. plug in a British power outlet prior to departing for the tour.

Please contact our Director of Educational Travel, Mark Copeland, via email or phone (912) 988-1842 for any additional questions.


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