first_img~ Discover London’s espionage and war history ~ BOCA RATON, Fla., March, 27, 2019 – London is known for its legendary wars, but also for holding historic, political treasures that date back to World War II. As a recipient of the 2018 ‘Service Provider of the Year’ award from UKinbound, Evans Evans’ collection of new, small group tours you can travel back in time to London’s wartime era and learn about a side of the city that you never knew before. Feel like a spy as you learn about London’s Cold War espionage or discover the devastating effects of the Second World War as an expert tour guide brings London’s wartime story to life.  Evans Evans–– London’s longest-established and largest sightseeing company–wants you to explore London’s intriguing, hidden gems from the past. With a group of no more than 16 guests, you’ll experience a side of London that few know about, such as the dark, secret world of international espionage or the ruins, battlefields and monuments where iconic leaders and soldiers once stood in WWII. Our small group size makes for a more intimate and authentic way to connect with our expert tour guides who can give you the inside scoop on historical monuments, landmarks and important wartime Spy & Espionage Tour of London: On this behind-the-scenes tour, you will explore the shadowy world of London with tales of treachery, tragedy and subterfuge. Learn about Britain’s top intelligence agencies and the different roles they play in protecting the country. You will see the home of MI6 that was famously featured in several James Bond movies, the headquarters of MI5 and visit the public sites where spies exchanged top-secret information to the Soviet Union. You’ll drive around the locations used by Intelligence Services to recruit their agents and be shaken and stirred by the stories of some of Britain’s most infamous traitors and double agents. Your tour will finish in style at the St Ermin’s Hotel where you see the former headquarter of MI6, and an original coded message written on silk hangers in the lobby. Afterwards, enjoy a vodka martini in the hotel’s Caxton Bar where, in the 1950’s, Guy Burgess handed over top-secret papers to his Russian handler. (3 hours, from April 1 – Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 – March 31) Wartime London: History enthusiasts will cherish this iconic tour as they discover the devastating effect the Second World War had on the city of London. Our expert tour guide brings the story of this devastating chapter in British history to life over 75 years later. Explore the ruins of a church destroyed during the bombing and the bomb damage from the First World War. You’ll also see where Sir Winston Churchill delivered his VE Day speech to a jubilant British Crowd, important wartime headquarters such as Churchill’s Cabinet War Rooms and Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Supreme headquarters and Downing Street, where Neville Chamberlain famously broadcast the British declaration of war on Germany. Pass through Parliament Square en-route to Whitehall, where along the way you’ll see the statues dedicated to notable Allied figures including Churchill, Eisenhower, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Sir Arthur “Bomber” Harris, as well as several monuments dedicated the Battle of Britain, Women of WWII and the Cenotaph- the site of Britain’s national war memorial. (3 hours, from April 1 – Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 – March 31)  About Evan EvansEvan Evans is the longest-established and largest sightseeing company in London, and has been accompanying visitors on city tours and out-of-town excursions since 1930. Our exciting range of tours bring you the best Britain has to offer, from majestic palaces and castles and quaint country villages to the historic cities of Bath, Oxford and Canterbury. All tours are operated to the highest standard of quality on our new fleet of luxury, air-conditioned coaches and are escorted by professional local guides, whose wealth of knowledge and experience will ensure you have a day out to remember. About The TreadRight FoundationCreated as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) family of brands, The TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit working to help ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant for generations to come. To date, TreadRight has supported some 50 sustainable tourism projects worldwide. The Foundation’s guiding principle is to encourage sustainable tourism development through conservation, leadership and support for communities. Foundation priorities are set by the Steering Committee, which includes sustainability leaders Céline Cousteau and Costas Christ. Past project partners include WWF, Conservation International, WildAid, The Travel Foundation and The National Trust in the UK. Current initiatives include supporting various women’s social enterprises through the Artisan Alliance, the recently announced Wildlife Conservation Society’s Big Cat fund, WE.org and inspiring nature advocates like Céline Cousteau and Terri Irwin. To learn more about our past and current work at TreadRight, please visit us at treadright.orglast_img

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