Enemy Coast Ahead: Dieppe & Bruneval


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Tour Introduction

A 5-Day Battlefield Tour to commemorate the 80th Anniversary year of Operation Jubilee, the fighting for Dieppe in August 1942.

Tour Includes


  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefields Guide
  • Local joining points
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Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Local departure by coach, then to Dieppe for four nights.

Day 2 - Dieppe battlefields

We spend our first day on the Dieppe battlefields today, looking at the Commando actions on the flanks of the Canadian landings during Operation Jubilee in August 1942. We look at the role of No 3 Commando at Berneval, see the area where they landed on Yellow Beach, the memorials that commemorate their action, and walk to some of the bunkers they were tasked with destroying.

We then have lunch in Dieppe, see the Dieppe War Museum, and then visit the No 4 Commando area near Quibeville, visiting Orange Beach, and seeing the coastal battery they attacked.

Included meals: Breakfast

Dieppe

Le Havre war cemetery (2)

Key Visits

  • Dieppe War Museum
  • Le Havre war cemetery
  • Orange Beach
  • Yellow Beach

Day 3 - Canadian landings in and around Dieppe

Today we focus on the Canadian landings in and around Dieppe. We walk down to the landing beach at Puys where the Royal Regiment of Canada landed, seeing their memorial. We then look in detail at the landings on the seafront in the town of Dieppe, seeing the memorials, and looking at it from the German perspective above the town.

Later we travel to Pourville to look at the landings there and finish the day at the Dieppe War Cemetery.

Included meals: Breakfast

Dieppe

Dieppe (4)

Key Visits

  • Dieppe
  • Dieppe War Cemetery
  • Pourville

Day 4 - St. Valery en Caux & Bruneval

This morning we travel to St. Valery en Caux to look at the fighting here in June 1940, and the surrender of the 51st (Highland) Division. We see the ground where they were fighting and visit the military cemetery. Later we travel to Bruneval to look at Operation Biting - the raid here by men of the Parachute Regiment in February 1942.

In the afternoon we look at the fighting for Le Havre in 1944 and the Liberation of this area, seeing the Churchill Tank Memorial and war cemetery in Le Havre. We also visit a V1 launch site at Val Ygot.

Included meals: Breakfast

Key Visits

  • Bruneval
  • Churchill Tank Memorial
  • Le Havre war cemetery
  • St. Valery en Caux
  • St. Valery en Caux military cemetery
  • Val Ygot V1 launch site

Day 5

Return home.

Included meals: Breakfast

Specialist Battlefield Guides

All of Leger’s battlefield tours are accompanied by specialist guides. Their individual in-depth knowledge of warfare will be informative, as well as enhance your overall experience, as they recreate a fascinating perception of the history and factual events of each battle. Discover the actual catalysts for war, the strategies employed and the final, inevitable outcomes, as well as experiencing the emotional human side of the front line.

Please note: On certain tours, you may get tour guides other that the ones listed below.

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Hotel

You will stay for four nights at the 3-star Hotel Aguado in Dieppe. The hotel has a bar but no restaurant, however, there is a great choice of restaurants within walking distance on the marina.

Travel Options

All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.

When it comes to getting to the Battlefields, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you choose from.

Silver Service Coach

Silver Service, refreshments
Silver Service, lounge
Silver Service, entertainment

Silver Service Features

  • Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than standard coaches.
  • Enjoy the perfect temperature onboard with climate control.
  • Relax and have a chat in the spacious rear lounge.
  • Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
  • Porterage* at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger.
  • 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.
  • Onboard toilet

Silver Service Seating Plan

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Travel Extras

With an overnight stay or the option to meet us at the interchange, our travel extras allow you to create a travel experience to suit your needs...

Stay overnight near Dover

Why not go the night before your tour for a relaxing start?

You can park for FREE for up to seven days at the Holiday Inn Ashford North and enjoy an overnight stay with English breakfast from just £38 per person (Based on 2 sharing a twin/double room on a B&B basis, subject to availability. Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.) We’ll then collect you from the hotel on the day of departure and return you there at the end of your holiday.

To book this package, please call the hotel on 01233 713333, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your booking reference. If your holiday is longer than seven days you can pay for additional days’ parking. Ask one of our friendly reservations team for more details when you book your holiday

Join coach at Interchange

Join your tour coach at the interchange.

On most tours if you’d prefer to join your tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your car in the car park which is accredited by the Park Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is made on arrival using the self-service machines.

Excludes tours to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.

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