Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Local departure by coach, or Door-to-Door service then, to our hotel in Rouen for two nights.

Day 2 - Operation Jubilee: The 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, and around Dieppe see the Canadian landing beaches,and the bunkers that defeated them. We also visit Dieppe War Cemetery. (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

In March 1942 Operation Chariot saw HMS Campbeltown ram the dock gates of the port used by German U-Boats: resulting in the success and the award of five Victoria Crosses. We look at the raid, see U-Boats pens* and have time to visit the U-Boat museum (at own cost). Later we go to Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery and the German War Cemetery at Pornichet. (B)

*Please note: A degree of walking is required when visiting the U-Boat pens as this is a vast area.

Day 5 - Atlantic Wall and U Boat Pens

We depart St. Nazaire and visit the Grand Blockhaus Museum, and later at Lorient we see the huge U-Boat submarine pens which sheltered the Nazi U-Boat fleet in this area. After lunch we travel to Caen for two nights. (B)

Day 6 - Maisy Battery, Pointe du Hoc and Eastern Flank

At the Maisy Battery we explore a 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. In the afternoon, we follow the story of British commandoes on D-Day inland from Sword Beach, visiting the Piper Bill Millin memorial and the Amfreville-Breville battlefield. (B)

Day 7

Return home. (B)

Included Meals: B = Breakfast

Silver Service Coach Departure Dates and Prices 2020/21 : Tour Code 7FGRV

To book, call Leger Reservations on 01709 786 554 or email Leger and quote T55 plus tour code

Silver Service Coach. Tour Code: 7FGRV
May 2 - 2020
August 24 - 2020
July 4 - 2020
May 1 - 2021
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 at extra cost; travel insurance essential, call for details; single room supplement £189. 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.

Leger Holidays
Commando Operations of WWII featuring Dieppe, St. Nazaire and Normandy

Coach Tours 7 Days

Specialist Battlefield Guide On Every Tour. Prices from only £729

Follow the actions of British Commandos in their heroic raids in Operations Jubilee and Chariot, and their American Ranger counterparts in northern and western France.

Book this battlefield tour direct with Leger Holidays 01709 786 554, quote our code T55

To book with Leger call them direct on 01709 786 554 or contact them by email. When booking quote code T55.

What's Included

  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Battlefield visits as described
  • Free local joining points

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Key Visits

  • No. 3 Commando sites
  • Dieppe Landing Beaches
  • Dieppe War Cemetery
  • Saumur Tank Museum
  • U-Boats Pens
  • St. Nazaire
  • Maisy Battery
  • Pointe du Hoc
  • Sword Beach
  • Breville Gap

Your Hotels

You will stay for two nights at 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 similar.

Silver Service Coach ...

✓  Specially-designed reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than
executive coaches.
✓  Onboard climate control will ensure the temperature remains comfortable throughout your journey.
✓  Socialise and relax in the spacious rear lounge. 

✓ Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
✓ Personal tables.
✓ Porterage at most hotels.
✓ The option to pay for your optional excursions using a GBP credit or debit card during your tour.

✓ Time flies with our onboard entertainment system.
✓ With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs.

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