European History River Cruises

Revisit the dramatic history of WWII as an expert travels with you on your river cruise vacation, revealing the stories behind the famous sites. Join included excursions to northern France’s poignant Normandy landing beaches, where on June 6, 1944, Allied forces launched the largest amphibious landing in history. Also visit Paris’ Les Invalides with its Museum of the Order of the Liberation. See exhibits showcasing military uniforms, weapons, leaflets, and more. In Rouen, a walking tour focuses on the French Resistance, including what daily life was like during the German occupation. Nearly half the city was destroyed, including a large section that burned for two whole days because the Nazis would not give firemen access to the fire.