12416
France
The Seine: D-Day Beaches to Paris
Gain a deeper understanding of the significant events of WWII, learning about the beaches of Normandy and historic sites of occupied Paris on expert-led excursions.
Rating (4.92)
Program No. 12416RJ
Length
15 days
Starts at
4,299
Flights start at
900

At a Glance

Trace the events of history’s largest invasion on June 6, 1944, from Normandy’s beaches to the liberation of Paris. At charming ports of call local experts discuss life along the Seine River, ranging from medieval history to Impressionist art.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Extensive walking along unpaved lanes and cobblestone streets; some stairs without railings and/or uneven ground. Participants should be able to stand for at least one hour.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Enjoy incredible views of the Seine and the surrounding countryside aboard your comfortable riverboat.
  • Delve into the events of D-Day with experts at Sainte Mere Eglise and Utah and Omaha Beaches.
  • Explore the historic sites of Paris’ World War II occupation and learn about its final liberation in August 1944.

General Notes

Maximum of 126 participants, divided into smaller groups for activities. Ship varies by date. Please note that on September 15 and 16, France will be holding celebrations in honor of European Heritage. These celebrations and cultural events may impact Road Scholar visits to certain museums and/or historic sites. In the event of an itinerary change, Road Scholar will immediately notify participants.
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Ian Tucker
After graduating with a degree in English and History from The University of London, Ian Tucker’'s interests in European culture initially took him to Barcelona, where he lived for 3 years. Ian's early career was spent teaching in Spain and later at a Higher Education college in London. He became involved in educational travel, and since that time has traveled throughout Europe, North Africa and the Far East, both on a professional basis and independently. He has also spent two years living in Tokyo.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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