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 (4.95)
Program No. 12416RJ
Length
15 days
Starts at
4,299
Flights start at
825

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

This program shares a chartered ship with other Road Scholar programs. Maximum of 120 participants on board, divided into smaller groups for activities. Current Events in Paris: Due to the fire at Notre Dame, the cathedral is closed to visitors. Road Scholar programs that visit île de la Cité will be able to see the outside of the cathedral, but we will not be able to go inside. Also, because of the ongoing “Yellow Jackets” protests in Paris, we may need to make last-minute changes to the itinerary to avoid visiting areas blocked by protesters.
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