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Exclusive for MoS readers: pay tribute to D-Day heroes with Dan Snow: join the television historian on this unique cruise from Paris to Normandy

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the largest maritime invasion in history, when Allied troops landed on the beaches of northern France. We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to understand the heroic feats of those who participated in D-Day in June 1944 in the company of popular historian and broadcaster Dan Snow.

On this six-day round trip along the Seine River from Paris to Normandy, you will sail on the comfortable MS Renoir and stroll through the Normandy countryside, discovering magnificent castles, gardens and the best French cuisine before returning to the capital.

As you get closer to the coast, the focus is on World War II. Accompanied by expert guides from the Royal British Legion, Dan will also join Dan at the landing sites and enjoy his exclusive knowledge of the key moments surrounding Operation Neptune.

Monument to the brave: you will visit D-Day landing beaches. In the photo it is

Monument to the brave: you will visit D-Day landing beaches. In the photo is Omaha Beach

Dan will join you at the landing sites where you can enjoy his exclusive knowledge of the key moments surrounding Operation Neptune. The photo shows a Sherman tank from the USA. UU On the beach of Utah

Dan will join you at the landing sites where you can enjoy his exclusive knowledge of the key moments surrounding Operation Neptune. The photo shows a Sherman tank from the USA. UU On the beach of Utah

You will also visit the picturesque cities of Honfleur and Rouen, before enjoying a night in Paris.

Also, reserve before the end of May and receive a £ 100pp discount and a free signed copy of Dan Snow's latest book, On This Day In History, as well as a three-month subscription to his award-winning on-demand service. Channel, History Hit TV.

KNOW OUR SPECIAL GUEST

Dan Snow, above, is in an ideal position to give life to the events of June 1944

Dan Snow, above, is in an ideal position to give life to the events of June 1944

Dan Snow, historian, broadcaster and BBC television presenter, presents the award-winning History Hit podcast. Dan is the son of BBC broadcaster Peter Snow and the great-great-grandfather of former Prime Minister David Lloyd George. He has written and contributed to several books, including Twentieth Century Battlefields and On This Day In History.

REASONS TO BOOK

Exclusive talks with Dan Snow.

Dan Snow, an expert in military history and one of the most popular television presenters, is in an ideal position to give life to the events of June 1944.

Expert guides

You will be accompanied by guides of the Royal British Legion, who will give you unique perspectives on the war and its impact. A donation of each reservation will go to the Royal British Legion.

Special offer

Book before the end of May and receive a discount of £ 100 per person, a free copy of Dan Snow's latest book and a free subscription to History Hit. The global video on demand channel launched by Dan last year has been described as "the Netflix of the story".

Ports of scale

Your D-Day excursions are all included, as are Dan Snow's talks. Optional excursions include visits to Chateau de Martainville near Rouen and the Norman Abbey circuit, as well as guided tours to Rouen and Paris.

Dan free snow book

Guests who book will receive a complimentary copy of Dan Snow's latest book, On This Day In History, which Dan will be happy to sign when he finds it on board.

Visit the picturesque villages of Honfleur and Rouen (above), before enjoying a night in Paris.

Visit the picturesque villages of Honfleur and Rouen (above), before enjoying a night in Paris.

MS Renoir

MS Renoir is a four-star boat that is ideal for sailing along the Seine. The boat was recently renovated and all cabins have private bathrooms and a large window to enjoy the views. Other facilities include a lounge bar with panoramic views, an elegant restaurant, air conditioning and wi-fi.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Return trip on Eurostar from London St Pancras
  • Transfers by bus to and from the boat.
  • Five nights in full board at MS Renoir
  • Free WIFI
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Drinks package (wine, beer, soft drinks with meals and bar) is included
  • Five visits: Paris, Les Andelys, Honfleur, Duclair and Rouen.
  • Full day excursion to D-Day landing beaches
  • Exclusive talks and visits with Dan Snow.
  • £ 100 discount per person *
  • Three-month subscription to History Hit *
  • Copy of Dan Snow's book On this day in the story **
  • Donation to the Royal British Legion with each reservation.
  • Guiding services of the Royal British Legion
  • Services of a cruise director in all

HOW TO BOOK

The dates: From October 4 to 9, 2019. The price: From £ 1,495pp ***.

Call 01858 589 563 for more information or visit mailtravel.co.uk/dansnow, citing the reference MOSDS0410.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: * Savings of £ 100pp and a free subscription to History Hit for three months are available only for bookings made before the end of May 2019. ** One copy per booking. *** Offer price based on two sharing an entry level cabin. Itinerary subject to change. Individual supplements may apply. Our travel partner, River Cruise Line, is linked by ABTA and this trip is protected by ATOL. To see the full Ts and C, go to mailtravel.co.uk/dansnow.