Press Release

The National WWII Museum Announces New Exclusive River Cruise and Chateau Journey: The River Seine to the Beaches of Normandy

Taking place from October 29 to November 6, 2017, the nine-day journey features expert local guides with unparalleled knowledge of WWII locations, from lesser-known sites available exclusively to The National WWII Museum’s travel programs to iconic landmarks steeped in heroism and history.

“During the tour, guests will get the unique opportunity to ascend the bluffs of Omaha Beach and appreciate the daunting challenge faced by young American servicemembers disembarking from their Higgins boats,” said Kershaw. “They’ll also have the chance to cross the bloodiest sands in American history, Dog Green sector of Omaha Beach, where the Bedford Boys made the ultimate sacrifice. Those are just two examples of how this trip is truly a one-of-a-kind journey through France and WWII history.”

Along the way, guests will also meet veterans of the French Resistance, hear from top-rated battlefield guides, and appreciate the beauty, culture and history of a region that has played a critical role in world history.

Early booking pricing for The River Seine to the Beaches of Normandy ranges from $4,999 to $10,299, depending on ship accommodation choices. The price includes a full-time logistical tour manager, world-class chateau and river ship accommodations, most meals and beverages and all gratuities. Exclusions include airfare and incidentals. Couples who book by April 3, 2017 save $1,000. For more information and registration, visit

The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world—why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today. Dedicated in 2000 as The National D-Day Museum and now designated by Congress as America's National WWII Museum, it celebrates the American Spirit, teamwork, optimism, courage, and sacrifice of the men and women who served on the battlefront and the Home Front. For more information, call 877-813-3329 or 504-528-1944 or visit Follow us on Twitter at WWIImuseum or on Facebook.