Any history buffs seeking an interesting destination or grandchildren of World War II veterans making a pilgrimage, National Geographic Expeditions has a lineup to reflect on the 75 years since D-Day. The tour brings travelers from London to the beaches of Normandy with a full itinerary in between.
The nine-day trip begins in London, where guests enjoy dinner in the Churchill War Rooms, breakfast the next day, a tour of London and accommodations at The Royal Horseguards before heading to Portsmouth.
While in Portsmouth, guests will be surrounded by all the intrigue and espionage of Bletchley Park, learning about the Enigma code breakers and touring the historic region. The visit also includes the D-Day Museum, a tour of Southwick House (former headquarters of Allied commanders), breakfast, lunch, dinner and accommodations at Southampton Harbour Hotel.
Guests continue to Normandy, Sainte-Mère-Église, Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach and the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial before heading to Paris for the return flight.
Meals, accommodations and expert guides are all included. Prices begin at just less than $7,000 per person, based on double occupancy. Single occupancy ranges $8,890–9,890, per person. Find more details here before planning your D-Day remembrance pilgrimage.
Barcelona has seen a recent influx of craft cocktails bars within the past five years or so, and Sant Antoni seems to be one of the city’s epicenters of such swanky watering holes. Amid the crisscross streets, organic grocery stores and the soon-to-open, recently renovated Sant Antoni market is Bitter, an inconspicuous cocktail bar where there’s more than meets the eye.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
Friends and family members of travelers are always looking for the right gift. It’s hard to find something that will surprise a traveler and also be something they use often. Many are trying to look past the typical gifts travelers get, such as notebooks and pens, and looking more toward destination-specific or more unique items. Gift giving can be difficult for some that don’t know what a traveler is looking for or needs, but these three gifts are a great starting point.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.