DELRAY BEACH, FL, June 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today marks 70 years since the D-Day invasion - the greatest amphibious landing in history that began the demise of Nazi Europe. While the celebrated anniversary is June 6, Insight Vacations offers an outstanding tour of "Normandy, Brittany & the Loire Valley" that commemorates the courageous American, Canadian and British soldiers while reliving history throughout the year.
D-Day remains history's largest seaborne invasion and stood as the beginning of the invasion of German-occupied western Europe. Planning for the operation began in 1943 and consisted of a comprehensive military deception procedure; its success in misleading the Germans was arguably the key to the Allied forces' eventual WWII victory.
Visit the Normandy Beaches Allied Landing Sites, Omaha Beach, and the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer--a poignant reminder of the Allied forces' hard fight for freedom. With two nights in Normandy, you'll enjoy a leisurely and comprehensive visit to the beaches, including the Landing Museum at Arromanches and the famous Pointe du Hoc. You'll also have plenty of time to learn the history of the Norman invasion of 1066--another historic event that forever altered world history.
This comprehensive tour also features two evenings in Paris and two nights in the stunning Loire Valley, considered France's "Garden of England." Revel in the Valley's spectacular châteaux and enjoy a lavish evening in one of Insight's finest Signature hotels: the Château de Rochecotte. This remarkable 18th-century mansion has hosted numerous illustrious political, literary and aristocratic figures, including King George IV and Queen Elizabeth II.
This Insight Vacation is ripe with Signature Experiences, including a regional wine tasting in Samur with a local wine expert, a visit to the graceful 15th-century castle of Azay-Le-Rideau, and the exquisite castle and gardens of Château De Villandry - considered the "Jewel of the Loire."
Insight Vacations' nine-day "Normandy, Brittany & the Loire Valley" is priced from $2,699 per person, land only, based on double occupancy.
For more information, please visit our website at www.insightvacations.com. For reservations, contact your favorite travel agent or call Insight Vacations at (888) 680-1241.
About Insight Vacations
Insight Vacations is proud to provide the most authentic and unique premium escorted tours and cruises to Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean, India, United States and Canada. Expert Tour Directors passionately help you tailor each trip to your interests, arrange exclusive access into the history and daily lives of the locals, and escort you to the most extraordinary destinations and monuments. With the perfect balance of guided experiences and independent exploration, Insight ensures you will experience every country like never before.
Enjoy the Art of Touring in Style with extended business-class legroom on Insight's luxury coaches and relax and unwind in the finest properties. Insight offers nearly 60 spectacular Signature hotels, including beautiful châteaux and manor houses set in breathtaking locations. Our Signature Experiences vividly capture the imagination of travelers, whether olive oil tasting in Provence or observing sheepdog training in the Scottish highlands. With hundreds of dollars of included meals, sightseeing experiences, and unexpected flourishes, you will be astounded by the value of an Insight Vacation.
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