Road Scholar Announces Veterans Tour to Paris and Normandy

This exclusive departure explores war history and art in France.

view of D-Day beach through barbed wire
(Photo: Road Scholar)

Road Scholar has announced a special 2023 departure of Art and War: Military and Impressionist History, a tour exclusively for military veterans, active service members, and their travel companions. The nine-day customized version of its Best of Northern France: Paris and Normandy program will take place from September 28 to October 6, 2023 and be offered to a small group of 12 to 24 participants. 

Road Scholar calls it a “once-in-a-lifetime occasion for vets from all wars and decades to learn together about WWII history in the places where it happened.” The educational program will mix war history, art history, and learning about the places featured in the itinerary. 

The tour includes stops in Paris, Mont Saint Michel, and Omaha Beach, where the group of veterans will “walk in the footsteps of WWII soldiers and the Normandy American Cemetery, where together they will take part in a moving ceremony to pay respects to those who made the greatest sacrifice of all on June 6, 1944.”

The veterans-exclusive tour will be offered at a 10% discount for military veterans, active duty service members and their travel companions.

TourScoop Takeaway

With its focus on education, Road Scholar is a standout option for a tour like this that goes deep on both military history and art. And, since Road Scholar is a non-profit tour company and is offering an additional 10% discount, the price is particularly fair.

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