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Dieppe 80

- Bletchley - Portsmouth - Dieppe - Juno - Normandy - Poland -


The Beaches at Puys - Blue Beach, Dieppe FR

Aug 13  - Aug 26, 2022

August 19th, 2022 marks 80 years since the Dieppe Raid. It was a terrible sacrifice made by the Canadians who stormed the beaches of the seaside port town of France in the early hours.

This is a custom tour created for a special group of Canadians who have a connection to Dieppe and wish to participate in commemorative ceremonies. Guided by our experienced guides & knowledgeable team, with our head organizer, Jayne Poolton, this program follows in our forefathers’ footsteps - tracing their story back to the beaches at Dieppe, and then some. 


Dieppe 80

Join us to commemorate and honour the 80th Anniversary of Dieppe with the Canadian families of Dieppe


Dieppe 80 Tour Info

Destinations:  England, France, & an extension to Poland
Tour Dates: August 13th - August 23rd, 2022 // extension to Aug 26th

Flight departure: [Aug 12, Heathrow] Flight return: [Aug 23, Paris)] 
Flight departure [your major gateway] > [Heathrow] Flight Return [Paris Airport (or Krakow if on the extension

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Dieppe 80 Map & Outline



  • Join us to commemorate and honour the 80th Anniversary of Dieppe with the Canadian families of Dieppe

  • Superior tourist class accommodation throughout including a stay in Dieppe on the main landing beaches

  • Enjoy *special* stops at Bletchley Park, Portsmouth, Juno, and Normandy

  • Choose to join us on the extension to Poland to visit cemeteries, worksites, and the Stalag VIII camp where our POW’s spent the remainder of the war

  • Executive coach transportation, with washrooms, air conditioning, and now ozone filtration!

  • Join our long time Battlefield team, including Jayne Poolton-Turvey, Jack Poolton’s daughter and founder of Every Man Remembered

^^^ Explore by scrolling through the cities we will be visiting, and zoom in to get familiar with where we will be visiting on this tour.

Dieppe 80 | Itinerary


-- Friday, August 12th 2022
Depart from Toronto's Lester B Pearson Airport on your overnight flight to London Heathrow. [Dinner and breakfast will be served onboard]

Day 1 - Saturday, August 13th
Upon arrival at London Heathrow International Airport, you will meet your battlefield guide at the Arrivals Meeting Point, before our drive to Milton Keynes. After dropping off your bags, enjoy a short walk with our guide to get oriented with the town. Take the rest of the afternoon to rest, or walk through Midsummer Place, past 2.2 million trees that line the high street. See the Milton Keynes Rose, where hundreds gather each year on Armistice Day. Explore the vast and impressive open-air circle made up of 106 pillars, arranged in the mathematical beauty of a flower. Tonight, we gather for a welcome reception and dinner. [Overnight - Milton Keynes 4* (B, D)] 

Day 2 - Sunday, August 14th
After breakfast this morning, we take the drive to Bletchley Park, the centre of British code-breaking activity during World War II. Discover the determination and brilliance behind the codebreakers who worked here, and how they impacted not only the war effort but the world on a revolutionary scale. Enjoy the rest of the evening to dine on your own, to explore Milton Keynes, or take the train into London for the evening! [Overnight - Milton Keynes 4* (B)] 

Day 3 - Monday, August 15th
Today, we say our farewells to Milton Keynes before travelling down to Aldershot for a special private visit to the Aldershot Military Museum, housed in Victorian barrack blocks. The museum tells the civilian and military history of Aldershot, Farnborough and Cove. We will also be greeted by the CWGC at the Canadian Military Cemetery at Brookwood before travelling on to Portsmouth.  Upon our arrival, we will get the chance to explore the new D-Day Museum, where we will pay special attention to the preparations Portsmouth was responsible for in launching the multiple amphibious attacks against Germany. Tonight, we check into our hotel for our dinner and overnight. [Overnight – Portsmouth 3* (B, D)]

Day 4 - Tuesday, August 16th
In the early afternoon, we transfer to Newhaven for our Channel Crossing to Dieppe (5:30PM Crossing - DFDS Ferries). We will take the same routing our forefathers took in August 1942, and will get the chance to see the cliffs of Dieppe at last light. Enjoy dinner on board. Upon our arrival in Dieppe, we will disembark and transfer to our hotel for our overnight.  [Overnight - Dieppe 3* (B)] 

Day 5 - Wednesday August 17th
This morning, we will begin our tour of the Red & White Beaches before having a private tour with the director of the Memorial Museum of Dieppe. We will also enjoy some free time this afternoon to explore the beaches & town on our own. This evening, we regroup for our welcome dinner in Dieppe. [Overnight – Dieppe 3* (B, D)]

Day 6 - Thursday August 18th
We head out early this morning to pay our respects at the Dieppe Canadian Cemetery, before continuing on to see the Green Beach at Pourville. We will also explore Blue Beach in Puys for a good look at the German gun emplacements situated along the cliff tops. These guns would be responsible for the many terrible casualties that the Canadians encountered upon landing here. We will keep the rest of this day open and flexible as we anticipate the announcements for the arranged ceremonies of which your participation may be required. Events TBA [Overnight - Dieppe 3* (B, D)]

Day 7 - Friday August 19th 
We will keep our entire day today open and flexible as we anticipate the announcements of the arranged commemorative ceremonies where your participation may be required. Commemorative Ceremonies TBA
[Overnight - Dieppe 3* (B, D)] 

Day 8 - Saturday, August 20th
Enjoy our last morning to connect with any last areas in Dieppe that you wish to explore. After lunch, we say our farewells, taking the long drive to Normandy. We begin our orientation with a visit to Pegasus Bridge where the 6th British Airborne landed, captured and liberated the first house on D-Day, the Café Gondree. We continue to Caen for our hotel check-in to enjoy a relaxed afternoon before our group welcome dinner in-house. [Overnight - Caen 4* (B, D)] 

Day 9 - Sunday, August 21st
Today we will explore the Canadian battlefields of Normandy, including visits to the Queens’ Own Rifles House - the first house liberated by Canadian forces - and the Juno Beach Center, to meet the staff, explore the beaches, museum, and bunkers. We end the day with a solemn visit to the Beny-sur-Mer Canadian Military Cemetery. Tonight, after enjoying a local meal in Bayeux, we return to Caen for our overnight. [Overnight - Caen 4* (B, D)] 

Day 10 - Monday August 22nd
Before departing Normandy today, we will explore the Canadian story in the Battle of Normandy. Our orientation will take us from Authie and Buron to the Abbayes des Ardennes, as well as Point 67, to discuss the devastating Battle of Verrieres Ridge. We then make our way to Roissy, Charles du Gaulle, for our farewell dinner and overnight. [Overnight - Paris CDG Airport 4* (B, D)]  

Day 11 - Tuesday August 23rd
After breakfast, we take the airport shuttle to Charles du Gaulle International Airport for our flights back to Canada, or continue on with us to Krakow, Poland. [(B) Meals onboard]



Continue on with us to Krakow for our extended journey to Poland

Upon arrival in Krakow, we meet our new coach & driver, before we embark on the long drive to Opole. Upon arrival, we will check-in to our hotel before enjoying our welcome dinner and overnight.  [Overnight - Opole 4* (B, D)]  

Day 12 - Wednesday August 24th

Enjoy breakfast this morning before our drive to Stalag VIIIB Museum where we will be met by the director and curator. After an orientation and time to reflect, we will continue exploring the area with the staff at Stalag VIIIB. It is sure to be a moving day, with arrangements to also see Pyskowice to see the concrete emplacements left over from the work done by the POW’s. Here we will also meet Roland, who has invited us to see his private museum. This evening, we will transfer back to our hotel to enjoy dinner and overnight at your own pace. [Overnight - Opole 4* (B)]  


Day 13 - Thursday, August 25th

After breakfast this morning, we will check out of our hotel and say our farewells to Opole, on the way back to Krakow we will enjoy several stops to rest and explore. Upon arrival in Krakow enjoy an orientation tour with your tour manager, including a visit to the CWGC Krakow War Cemetery this is where Bob Wignes and a few of other POW’s of the camp are buried. This afternoon, we check into our hotel for our final farewell dinner and overnight. [Overnight - Krakow 4* (B, D)]

Day 14 - Friday August 26th
After breakfast this morning, we will transfer to Krakow International Airport for our flights back to Canada. (Meals on Board) 


Image by T S

^^^ Exploring Bletchley Park 


^^^ A meeting with the CWGC staff at the Canadian Military Cemetery at Brookwood  

Image by Murilo Silva

^^^ Ferry Crossing to Dieppe, France


^^^ A private visit at the Memorial Museum in Dieppe


^^^ Exploring the Canadian landing beaches 

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^^^ The Canadian Memorial at Abbayes des Ardennes

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^^^ Extended visit to the Stalag VIII B in Poland

Image by Severinus Dewantara

^^^ Finish the tour extension in Krakow Poland

***This itinerary is subject to changes*** 

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Coach & Hotel Space made available for a maximum of 40 people

Maximum Tour Capacity: 

40 Travellers per 50 seat coach


DIEPPE 80 | Inclusions

Tour pricing comes with the following inclusions & exclusions:



Transatlantic Air can be arranged but is no longer included in the tour price

Some Lunches (L) & 
Some Dinners (D)


Single Room Supplement


Gratuities to your drivers and guides

Porterage (luggage handling to your room available upon request)

Travel Insurance (please contact your travel agent / DH Tour if you need assistance booking medical or trip cancellation insurance)

Accommodations in Superior Tourist Class Hotels throughout (3-4*)


All Entrances as per your Itinerary


Flight Paris > Krakow 1-way (for those on the Polish extension)

DFDS Ferry Newhaven > Dieppe 1-way

Full-Time Tour Manager & Escort


Transportation in fully air-conditioned, ozone filtered executive coaches


Breakfast (B) throughout, Most Dinners (D) and some Lunches (L)


Online Map Kit, Tour Resource & Info Guide


All service fees, surcharges, fees, and departure taxes

Dieppe 80 | Pricing


$4780 CAD

$1106 CAD

Land only - per person, based on twin occupancy

Single Supplement


$2180 CAD

$180 CAD

Land & Air - per person, based on twin occupancy

Single Supplement

**Air is available from all major Canadian cities - please contact your Travel Agent for more information**



Initial Deposit: $500, ($300 of which is non-refundable) to guarantee your space is due immediately


Your Remaining Balance: Due 90 days prior to departure


All funds will be collected by our host agency, DH Tour. If you would like to use your credit card, our agency will collect your payment details over the phone after you have registered. DH Tour accepts Visa, Mastercard, and American Express, as well as cash and cheque payments. 

Personal cheques can be made to:

“DH Tour”

Attn to: Karen Burwood [Travel Manager]

Mail to: 

2289 Fairview Street, Suite 321,

Burlington, ON

L7R 2E3

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