An inspection of the sites and relics of the Allied invasion of France in 1944 will highlight a "Normandy and the Normandy Landings" trip beginning Sept. 28 and ending Oct. 6, 1991. Participants also get an introduction to French history, art, gastronomy and military heritage.
Military sites to be visited include Pegasus Bridge, Orne Estuary, Arromanches, Mulberry Harbor, Longuessur-Mer, Omaha Beach, Utah Beach, Pointe du Hoc and St. Lo, plus the cities of Giverny, Rouen, Honfleur, Deauville, Caen, Bayeux and Grandcamp. Cost per person is $3,895. Single supplement is $623.For more information, contact Frontiers, P.O. Box 959, Wexford, Pa. 15090, (800) 245-1950.
Cruising in the Caribbean and biking in ports of call are being combined on 1991 trips sponsored by Emmet Travel, the Portland Wheelman Touring Club and Norwegian Cruise Line.
Three cruises on Norwegian's Skyward - Feb. 2 and 9 and March 16 - will visit San Juan, Barbados, Curacao, St. Thomas, Tortola and Virgin Gorda. Sailings of Nov. 11 and 17 on the Starward stop at San Juan, Barbados, Martinque, St. Maarten, Antiqua and St. Thomas. Bike rides are from 15 to 40 miles, at a pace of about 10 to 12 mph, depending on the island visited.
The cost of $1,157 on the Skyward and $1,305 on the Starward includes meals, entertainment on ship, island maps, guides and round-trip air fare from Los Angeles to San Juan, Puerto Rico. Participants are urged to take along their own mountain bikes, which can be transported by air for about $60 extra. For more information, contact Emmet Travel, 10250 SW Greenburg Road, Portland, Ore. 97223-5494, (800) 333-5190.
Luxury Adventure Safaris has scheduled 12 trips - from Jan. 10 through Dec. 12, 1991 - to Tanzania and Kenya. In Tanzania, accommodations are at the Nairobi Safari Club, Lake Manyara Hotel, Seronera Wildlife Lodge and Ngorongoro Crater Lodge.
Cost is $4,790 per person, double occupancy, excluding air fare. Single supplement is $750. Game-viewing vehicles, three chartered flights, all meals on safari and breakfast in Nairobi, plus entry fees, lodge tips, taxes and service charges are part of the price. For more information, contact Luxury Adventure Safaris, 30 W. Mission St., Suite 4, Santa Barbara 93101, (800) 733-1789.
A pub in Robert Lewis Stevenson's "Treasure Island," the stone structures at Stonehenge and Avebury and the ruins of Tintern Abbey will be among the sights of Interhostel's study-travel program in Bristol and Bath in southwest England. Along with field trips and sightseeing, Interhostel programs include studying the culture and attending social events.
The Bristol program begins June 26 and runs through July 10, 1991. Cost is $1,595 and covers meals, accommodations, lectures, ground travel, transfers for group flights and sightseeing admission charges. Air fare is excluded.
For a catalog or more information, contact Interhostel, University of New Hampshire, 6 Garrison Ave., Room NW, Durham, N.H. 03824, (800) 733-9753.
Field trips in the west of Ireland will be part of a tour designed by photographer and instructor Ron Rosenstock of Clark University, Worcester, Mass. From Westport, which will be the group's home base, participants will travel south to Connemara and north to Achill Island, photographing seascapes, landscapes, monasteries, monuments, towns, people, forests and mountains.
In addition, the group will visit Ballintubber Abbey, Moore Hill, the village of Cong, Ashford Castle, Down Patrick Head, Barna Bawn, Achill Island and Ennis. Seven trips will take place in March and May through October, 1991.
Land cost is $1,700, double occupancy, with air fare from New York City from $599 to $715, depending on departure date. Transportation in a workshop van, accommodations and meals, except lunches, are part of the price. For more information, contact Irish Photographic Workshop, Voyagers International, P.O. Box 915, Ithaca, N.Y. 14851.
The "Canadian Rockies and Pacific Northwest" is the theme of an 11-day tour that starts in Seattle and goes to Victoria, Vancouver and Penticton, British Columbia, and Jasper, Alberta.
Activities include dinner on top of Seattle's Space Needle, a cruise past the San Juan Islands on the way to Victoria, and a tour of the city and Butchart Gardens. Also, participants will visit Stanley Park, English Bay, Robson Square and Granville Island in Vancouver, take a boat ride on the Maligne Lake before heading for the Columbia Icefields and Athabasca Glacier, and will be taken on a ride to the peak of Sulphur Mountain.
Sightseeing, some meals and accommodations are included in the price of $1,679, which excludes air fare. Sunday departures will take place weekly June 30 through Sept. 8, 1991. For more information, contact Brendan Tours, 15137 Califa St., Los Angeles 91411, (800) 421-8446.
A stop in the Albanian port of Sarandes will highlight Epirotiki Lines' 14-day "Seven Seas Cruises" that resume in May. Other stops on the cruise, which will depart from Venice and Genoa on alternate Saturdays, May 25-Oct. 12, are Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia; Corfu, Katakolon, Piraeus, Mykonos and Itea, Greece; Istanbul, Turkey; Nesebur, Bulgaria; Odessa and Yalta, Soviet Union, and Messina, Italy.
Seas through which Epirotiki will sail are the Adriatic, Ionian, Aegean, Black, Marmara, Tyrrhenian and Ligurian. During the stop in Sarandes, passengers will be offered an excursion to Voutroton and the archeological remnants of Greek and Roman structures dating to the third century. Cost of the cruise is from $2,490 to $4,355 per person, plus port taxes and excluding air fare. For more information, contact Epirotiki Lines, 551 Fifth Ave., New York 10176, (800) 221-2470.
Prices, dates or itineraries should be confirmed with airlines, cruise lines, tour operators or travel agents.