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7 Days by Coach Tour Itinerary
Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then onward to our hotel in Rouen for two nights.
Day 2 Operation Jubilee: Thje Dieppe Raid
Today we look at the first major Allied attempt to effect a large scale landing on the French coast. In August 1942 Canadians and British commandos laid down the lessons for D-Day but at huge cost. We see the area where No 3 Commando fought its actions on the flanks, and around Dieppe see the Canadian landing beaches, the bunkers that defeated them and look at the use of tanks. We also visit Dieppe War Cemetery where those who died in the raid are buried. B
Day 3 - Saumur Tank Museum
We move from Upper Normandy to St. Nazaire, but en-route stop at the superb Saumur Tank Museum which is France’s national war museum of armoured vehicles, with everything from Shermans to Tiger tanks. We stay in St. Nazaire for two nights.. B
Day 4 - The Greatest Raid of All
Operation Chariot was the attack on St Nazaire by Naval and Commando forces in March 1942 when HMS Campbeltown rammed the dock gates of the port used by German U Boats. The operation also resulted in the award of five Victoria Crosses. We look at the raid, see the U Boat pens and visit the U Boat museum. In the afternoon we visit the British graves at Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery and the German War Cemetery at Pornichet. B
Day 5 - Atlantic Wall & U Boat Pens
We visit the Grand Blockhaus Museum and at Lorient see the U Boat submarine pens. Travel to Caen for two nights. B
Day 6 - Maisy Battery, Pointe du Hoc & Eastern Flank
In Normandy we look at the role of American Rangers and British Commandos. At the Maisy Battery we explore a newly preserved gun battery site attacked by the US Rangers, seeing trenches, bunkers and gun pits, with guns in place. We then see Pointe du Hoc where Rangers assaulted the cliffs and visit the Rangers museum at Grandcamp. In the afternoon we follow the story of British commandoes on D-Day from Sword Beach to the Eastern Flank, visiting the Piper Bill Millin memorial and the Amfreville-Breville battlefield. B
To Calais then home.
Included Meals: B=Breakfast
7 Days by Coach Departure Dates & Prices 2017
Leger Brochure Price in Black
Travel 55 Discount Price in Red
Tel: Leger Reservations on 01709 786 554 and quote Travel ref: T55 and tour code
7 days by Silver Service coach: tour code ref 7FGRV
June 5 2017
August 12 2017
All prices shown are per person based on two sharing a room, unless otherwise stated.
Extras: optional excursions; entrance fees to museums and places of interest; travel insurance essential, call or see website for details; single room supplement £159.
Please note: prices may change and will be confirmed when you call to make a booking. Departure dates and joining points are subject to availability. All holidays subject to Leger Holidays Terms & Conditions
Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website
Commando Operations of WWII
Coach Tours 7 Days - 5% Discount
Specialist Battlefield Guide On Every Tour. Prices from £598
With Leger Tours follow the actions of British Commandos in their heroic raids in Operation Jubilee and Chariot, and their American Ranger counterparts in northern and western France. This tour accompanied by an expert battlefield guide, explores the importance of some of the wars most daring commando raids.
Book this Commando Operations of WWII tour direct with Leger Holidays and receive a 5% discount per person off of the brochure price. Call on 01709 786 554 and quote the Travel 55 code T55.
To book with Leger and claim your 5% discount, call them direct on 01709 786 554 or email Leger and quote Travel 55 code T55.
You will stay for two nights at the a minimum 2-star hotel in Rouen, followed by two nights at the 3 star Holiday Inn Express in St Nazaire.
You will then stay for two nights at either the 2-star Carline Caen Nord or Kyriad Sud IFS in Caen.
7 days by coach
- 6 nights’ accommodation with continental breakfast
- Specialist Battlefield Guide
- Battlefield visits as described
- Convenient local joining points
- Travel by Silver Service... for extra legroom & added benefits
Please Note entrance fees to museums and places of interest are at extra cost
Travel Door to Door
If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining points we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer vehicle, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. The cost is just £30 per booking each way for up to four people per booking. Most Door to Door Journeys are not exclusive to a single holiday booking. Each door to door vehicle will carry no more than eight passengers, allowing luggage room and space and minimalising the number of additional stops before meeting the coach.
If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge – please enquire at the time of booking.
*Up to 4 people per booking.
Silver Service Luxury Coach
You’ll be delighted with your Silver Service ‘experience’ right from the moment you meet your tour coach at the port and you’re invited on board.
Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats*, with footrests and more legroom** than standard coaches. Enjoy your own reserved seat. Personal tables. Porterage† at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger. Free personal headphones, so you can enjoy the radio channels, listen to music, or watch DVDs*** Follow your journey’s progress on the satellite navigation display.