NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The National WWII Museum today announced its newest educational journey, combining the best of Normandy with Paris, the "City of Lights." The River Seine to the Beaches of Normandy will feature an exclusive lecture series by one of the Museum's most beloved guest speakers, Alex Kershaw, award winning author of "The Bedford Boys" and recently released "Avenue of Spies." Tour guests will be immersed in the beautiful vistas and engaging stories of the Normandy region, paired with the highest level of luxury, including a river cruise aboard Uniworld's brand-new, exclusively chartered Joie de Vivre.
Taking place from October 29 to November 6, 2017, the nine-day journey features expert local guides with unparalleled knowledge of WWII locations, from lesser-known sites available exclusively to The National WWII Museum's travel programs to iconic landmarks steeped in heroism and history.
"During the tour, guests will get the unique opportunity to ascend the bluffs of Omaha Beach and appreciate the daunting challenge faced by young American servicemembers disembarking from their Higgins boats," said Kershaw. "They'll also have the chance to cross the bloodiest sands in American history, Dog Green sector of Omaha Beach, where the Bedford Boys made the ultimate sacrifice. Those are just two examples of how this trip is truly a one-of-a-kind journey through France and WWII history."
Along the way, guests will also meet veterans of the French Resistance, hear from top-rated battlefield guides, and appreciate the beauty, culture and history of a region that has played a critical role in world history.
Early booking pricing for The River Seine to the Beaches of Normandy ranges from $4,999 to $10,299, depending on ship accommodation choices. The price includes a full-time logistical tour manager, world-class chateau and river ship accommodations, most meals and beverages and all gratuities. Exclusions include airfare and incidentals. Couples who book by April 3, 2017 save $1,000. For more information and registration, visit http://www.ww2museumtours.org.
The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world – why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today – so that future generations will know the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn. Dedicated in 2000 as The National D-Day Museum and now designated by Congress as America's National WWII Museum, it celebrates the American Spirit, the teamwork, optimism, courage and sacrifices of the men and women who fought on the battlefront and served on the Home Front. For more information, call 877-813-3329 or 504-528-1944 or visit nationalww2museum.org.
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