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Passengers of the First Castles Tour September 15, 2000 departure

Comments:

Rick from Philadelphia wrote:
Trying to re - live in person a piece of history I've only read about in school long ago, to hear the sound of thundering horses, the smell of torches and the archers crossbow, arrows whizzing by are the stuff Hollywood and lessons are made of and this brought all of this and many more alive, permanently etched in the minds of all who walked in the steps of kings! A sincere thanks!!!!!

Taking pictures was major part of the trip, we decided to make a contest for the best pictures taken. Please check our photo contest.

Group pictures were always fun.  Getting a tourist passing-by and handing him 20 cameras was hilarious!

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Heidelberg Castle Chillon Castle
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Versailles Palace Herrenchiemsee

 

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Pam from Philadelphia wrote:
I really enjoyed the trip. We had a really good group. I enjoyed sharing with everyone.  I appreciated all the time and effort that Castles of the World contributed.  All the hard work made this tour a great success. .......

Meet all the 26 passengers.

Arija from Seattle, WA.

Always taking  historical notes and running to see every little corner.

Background of Chambord Castle.

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Sandy, Margaret, Ellen and Lynne from Los Angeles, CA.

"Fearsome Foursome" Four great ladies. 

Photo taken at Amboise Castle

Joe and Mary Ann from Austin, TX.

They always seemed so calm jet enjoying every moment.

Photo behind Chambord Castle.

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Monica and Janet from Dallas, TX.

Shopping and visiting castles was their priority.

Photo in front of Versailles Palace.

Bill from Los Angeles, CA

Always telling very interesting stories.

Photo behind Versailles Palace.

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Very nice couple to talk to.

Photo of Chenonceau in the background.

Jaime and Lucy from Houston, TX.

Sharing their knowledge on castles.

Photo at Neuschwanstein Castle.

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They extended their trip and would love to hear how it went.

Phil and Wendy, from Dallas, TX

Nice young couple ready to explore every castle.

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Great photographers, can not wait to see their pictures.

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Ben and Karen from Lynchburg, VA

Always spotting castles on the bus and yelling "castle to the left", "castle to the right,"......

Photo at Herrenchiemsee Castle

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Expert on Ludwig II's life and his castles.

Jim and Pam from Thornton, CO

Making sure every one was on the bus was a great sense of family affair, great couple.

Photo at Bouillon Castle, their favorite castle.

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Leah from Leonia, N.J.

Even though she was by herself, she made friends with everyone else.

Photo taken at Trier.

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John from Falls Church, VA wrote:
There is a wonderful diversity of castles of different styles and periods.  Local guides enhanced the experience by providing historic background and interesting stories of those who lived there.

Local Guides giving wonderful description and historical background on every castle visited.

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Local guide, Phillip, explaining the history of Versailles Palace

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Isabelle was wonderful at explaining the castles of the Loire

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The local tour guide at the castle of Chillon, showing us the dungeon.

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Isabelle explaining about the history of Chenonceau

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Mary Ann  and Joe from Austin, TX wrote:
The tour fulfilled my castle fantasies  - it was everything I dreamed of and more.  I was expecting Errol Flynn to fly through on a rope any second.  I feel like I got an overview of every notable castle in Europe.  It was wonderful and I plan to go on your castle tour of England when it becomes available.  The cost was reasonable and the accommodations were even better than I expected.  Thanks for all of your effort and planning!
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Jim and Pam wrote:
We loved the castles and countryside. Great job ................

Taking pictures was major part of the trip, we decided to make a contest for the best pictures taken. Please check our photo contest.

 

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Karen & Ben wrote:
Just a quick note to say we had a wonderful time - it's the best vacation we ever took and are dying to go back - can hardly wait to develop my film and watched a few min of video with my parents when we got home - they definitely enjoy laughing at some of Ben's shots!!  Thanks again for planning such a wonderful vacation for us!!

Mid day lunch was a nice break

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Globus bus was a relaxing time, with the expert driver Fabricio and Judy, the tour director.

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Bill from Los Angeles wrote:
Seeing so many interesting places in such a short time, was the best, even though we might have been rushed in times, we got MORE FOR OUR MONEY......

 

Meals were always a time to mingle and to make new friends

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Shopping was always fun, great deals and excellent souvenirs.

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Learning about architecture, history, exploring every corner, riding the carriage was all part of the trip.

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Arija from Washington State. wrote:
Chillon Castle is a must see for anyone who loves Medieval history. It is like stepping back in time into the life of a working castle. It is filled with furniture of the time and has beautiful window seats where women used to sit and embroider. The tour was wonderful and informative but there is much more to see on your own. I hope I get to go back there one day!

 

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Janet from Dallas, TX wrote:
....it will always be a highlight in my travel life. 

 

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Taking pictures was major part of the trip, we decided to make a contest for the best pictures taken. Please check our photo contest.

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