Join the acclaimed historian and presenter on this poignant river cruise from Paris to the northern beaches of France 75 year after the Allied landings

After our previous D-Day trip with Dan Snow sold out, we are delighted to announce a new opportunity to join Dan on a fascinating itinerary to mark the 75th anniversary of Allied troops landing on the beaches of northern France. You will discover incredible stories of heroism among those involved on D-Day in June 1944.

Operation Neptune, as the landings were officially known, initiated one of the most telling phases of the Second World War. As you visit the shores and sites encountered by troops all those years ago, you will hear a clear-eyed historical view of the context behind the manoeuvres from the acclaimed historian and presenter.

D-Day was not only the largest seaborne invasion in history but also one of the most extraordinary examples of raw human courage and solidarity in the face of adversity. I very much look forward to welcoming and meeting you on this exclusive and utterly memorable trip
Dan Snow

From Paris, you will sail through the Norman countryside, rich in chateaux, gastronomy and gardens. You will enjoy a fascinating excursion to Château de Martainville, where you will discover in more than 500 years of rural Normandy history, before reaching the coastal towns that shaped the course of the Second World War. Your attention will then turn to the immense scale and significance of the events that unfolded in this region.

This unique cruise will deepen your understanding of the sacrifices and challenges faced by Allied troops 75 years ago as you explore the landing sites in the company of one of Britain's finest historians. You will also visit Rouen, described by Victo Hugo asn the "city of a hundred spires" and which bore the brunt of some of the worst fighting and whose famed cathedral was nearly destoryed by Allied Bombs. British Legion guides will be on hand throughout to also provide insights.

The first people to book this tour will receive a free signed copy of Dan Snow's latest book, On This Day in History, as well as a three-month subscription to his award-winning on-demand channel, History Hit TV.

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Dan Snow
Historian and presenter

Dan Snow is an historian, broadcaster and television presenter, who presents history programmes for the likes of the BBC, and hosts the award-winning podcast, History Hit.
Dan is the son of BBC broadcaster Peter Snow, and the great great grandson of British Prime Minister, David Lloyd George. He has written and contributed to several books, including Twentieth Century Battlefields and One Day in History.

Price includes

  • Return travel by coach, air* or train*
  • Six nights' full board
  • All excursions as detailed
  • Two exclusive talks and visits with Dan Snow
  • Three-month subscription to History Hit
  • Free signed copy of one of Dan Snow's latest books**
  • A donation to the Royal British Legion will be made for each booking

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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Paris
    Paris, France

    Travel in comfort to the French capital and join fellow readers on board the stylish MS Seine Princess. After settling into your cabin, you will meet your crew for the next six days. Sip a welcome cocktail before enjoying a delicious dinner in the traditional open seating restaurant.

    Meals - Dinner
  2. Day
    2
    Normandy
    Les Andelys,

    Cruise away from Paris down the Seine into Normandy. You will sail through Les Andelys and pass the 16th-century St Sauveur Church before taking a coach excursion through some of the villages alongside the Andelle River. You could choose to take an optional visit to Château de Martainville before rejoining the ship in Rouen. An evening of entertainment on board includes an exclusive talk and Q&A with Dan Snow, one of Britain's foremost historians.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day
    3
    Honfleur
    Honfleur, France

    Today you will arrive in the picturesque harbour town of Honfleur, you will tour some of the key locations that featured in the D-Day landings in the company of Dan and your Royal British Legion guides. Dan will also give a talk detailing the circumstances leading up to D-Day.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day
    4
    Duclair to Rouen
    Rouen, France

    Today you will have the option to explore the Norman Abbey Circuit, setting off from Caudebec in the company of a local guide and including a visit to Jumieges Abbey, which dates back to 654 and was described by Victor hugo as one of the "most beautiful ruins in all of France". Later the ship sails on to Rouen, where you can join an optional tour of the historic city, which bore the brunt of some of the worst fighting during the D-Day landings.
    Tonight, there is gala dinner on board the ship.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day
    5
    Paris
    Paris, France

    Today you sail to Paris along the banks of the River Seine, reaching the capital in the early afternoon. You have the rest of the day at leisure or there is an option to join a guided tour of the city.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day
    6
    Depart
    Paris, France

    Enjoy one last breakfast on board before disembarking for the return journey back to the UK.

    Meals - Breakfast

Accommodation

MS Seine Princess

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Cruise ship

A chic and stylish was to explore France

The MS Seine Princess was built in 2002, specially designed for touring the Seine River. With just 67 cabins accommodating 138 passengers, guests can enjoy a familiar, intimate atmosphere with the assistance of prompt and personable staff members. Guests can unwind on the sun deck in a lounger, or dance to live music each night in the bar. There is also a small library and gift shop.

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