D-Day Landings Tour with Dan Snow – October 2019
Join Dan on this poignant river cruise from Paris to the northern beaches of France on the 75 years 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.
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
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.
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, and take in the pretty harbour town of Honfleur 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 is even more poignant given that you will be visiting on the anniversary of the landings themselves. Deepen your understanding of the sacrifices and challenges faced by Allied troops 75 years ago in the company of one of Britain’s finest historians. 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 our on demand channel, History Hit TV.
- Unique insights from Dan Snow in talks and Q&A
- Six nights’ full board on the MS Renoir
- Three month subscription to History Hit TV – our video on demand channel
- A signed copy of Dan Snow’s latest book, ‘On This Day in History’**
- A donation to the British Legion will be made with each booking