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Chilterns, Secrets Sites & Codebreakers Chilterns, Secrets Sites & Codebreakers

Chilterns, Secrets Sites & Codebreakers

Chilterns, Secrets Sites & Codebreakers

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Join us as we head to the foot of the Chiltern Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for our Chilterns, Secret Sites and Codebreakers Tour.  Visit the historic town of Thame on market day, Thame may look familiar as it was one of the most frequent filming locations for the popular ITV series Midsomer Murders. Travel through the uncrowded, beautiful green rolling countryside of the Chilterns, dotted with quintessential English villages and historic market towns with visits to Marlow and Henley-on-Thames.

Step back in time at the Chiltern Open Air Museum located in Chalfont St Giles set within beautiful Chilterns Countryside.  Home to 30 rescued, historic buildings including a 1940’s prefab, WW1 & WWII Nissen huts, blacksmiths forge, Victorian Tollhouse, working historic farm and much more along with wonderful gardens to discover. A popular venue for filming appearing in episodes of Downton Abbey, Call the Midwife, Midsomer Murders, Granchester and many more. Visit one of the area’s secret sites at Bletchley Park, home of the World War II Codebreakers, learn of the incredible achievements of these brave men and women in the place where it happened. Hear about the secret sites of the area with an after-dinner speaker following private dining at our hotel.  Don’t miss out on this exciting tour.



Door to door service


Dinner, bed and breakfast

En-suite bedrooms

Entrance to Chiltern Open Air Museum

Private dining at the hotel on one night with after-dinner speaker – Secret Sites

Entrance to Bletchley Park


Executive coach travel throughout


Single room supplement - £100.00


Depart Leyland at 10am for our journey to Thame with a stop at RAF Cosford with time to explore en-route.

Following a leisurely breakfast join us on a visit to Bletchley Park Museum and heritage attraction, home to the Codebreakers of World War Two.

Following breakfast we head to Thame for a morning visit on market day, in the afternoon re- join the coach for a scenic drive through the Chilterns via Market Risborough with a stop in Marlow before continuing our journey to Henley on Thames. This evening we enjoy a private dining experience with an after-dinner speaker on Secret Sites.

Following breakfast we have a morning visit to Tring, re- join the coach in the afternoon for a visit to Chilterm Open Air Museum set within beautiful Chiltern countryside.

Check out of our hotel following breakfast for our return journey home with a suitable lunch stop en-route.


 Mercure Thame Lambert Hotel







Hotel Star Rating

 4 Star







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Hotel Contact

 01844 351496





About the hotel

The Mercure Thame Lambert Hotel is a delightful traditional coaching inn that retains original features with a modern twist. The hotel is comfortable and friendly with open fires and real ales.  Guest bedrooms are stylish, comfortable, bright, and spacious with all the amenities for a relaxing stay.















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Ava Travel, based in Leyland, is a relatively new company specialising in the creation and operation of coach tour holidays throughout the UK and Europe.

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Ava Travel (Leyland) Ltd
41 Hough Lane
Leyland, PR25 2SB
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Monday to Friday - 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 14:00, Sunday - Closed