History comes alive at New Orleans’ National WWII Museum, where guests can figuratively travel back in time and recreate historic events during two upcoming tours.
The first tour, Writing the War: In the Footsteps of WWII Correspondents, is a 9-day journey through France escorted by renowned WWII historian and best-selling author Donald L. Miller. On the tour, which takes place from Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 2017, guests will trace the paths of WWII’s best-known combat correspondents, including Ernie Pyle, Ernest Hemingway, Lee Miller, Martha Gellhorn and “Beachhead Don” Whitehead, while traversing Normandy, Omaha Beach, Paris, Saint-Malo, and other UNESCO World Heritage sites. Rates start at $5,995 pp dbl ($7,990 sgl). Guests who book by June 2, 2017 can save $1,000 per couple and receive complimentary air from the following gateways: Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, New York, Boston, Miami, Chicago, Minneapolis and San Francisco. Alternate gateways are available at an additional cost.
Meanwhile, the 6-day Soldiers and Spies tour is led by Alex Kershaw, author of New York Times bestsellers Avenue of Spies and The Bedford Boys, of which the tour is based on. From Oct. 12-18, guests will get an up-close view of the beaches of Normandy, while hearing the stories of sacrifice about the Bedford Boys who came ashore during the first wave at Omaha Beach on D-Day. The tour will then take guests through the sprawling avenues of Paris where Kershaw will discuss the espionage that occurred there more than 70 years ago. Rates start at $5,995 pp dbl ($7,690 sgl). For more information, visit ww2museumtours.org.