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Passengers of the 3rd Castles Tour  departure

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28 passengers from different states,  tour director and driver.

Picture taken by Marvin and Janet from California, at Chambord

 

Sue and Jim from Ohio

Sue:..."Very well organized! Also liked seeing some "extras" such as Cathedrals and churches"

Mike..."I can not say enough good thinks about our tour director, Colin. While the tour would have been  good if there had been another guide, Colin made it an unforgettable experience. His knowledge, enthusiasm and sense of responsibility, really made the trip for me".

 

Angers castle

 

 

Chris and Rudy from Texas

"For castle lovers aficionados this is the group! You get not only variety of sites but also countries and culture."

Chris: ..."This was Rudy's dream trip. He remarked to me several times that in another life he was a medieval knight. So with each 10th century castle, he wondered through searching for his past connection. Bouillon offered the closest possible link."

Judy from Arizona

"I got from this trip exactly what I wanted - lots of history and great visual experiences. I am very eager to do the English castles now. This trip was very well organized and planned. It seemed to flow seamlessly from one site to another. I felt as if every consideration was give to our comfort and well being."

 

Dinner time was always fun.

Monica from Houston

 "I loved the variety of castles and places I never dreamed of seeing. It was much more than I expected. A very well organized tour, it made me feel pampered. I will recommend it to anyone who likes to be cared free. My best trip ever! I would go again without hesitation. Thank you, Castles of the World."

Janet from Texas

Second trip with COTW

"I liked the way the tour was paced. The hotels were in great locations, food was excellent. I think COFW has done an fabulous job of taking care of everyone. This tour was wonderful".

 

Bouillon castle

 

Hidelberg Castle

Marisela Vega from Texas

"I enjoyed everything. The case of not having to worry about reserving rooms, standing on lines for tickets, basically everything planned for me to enjoy. I loved it and plan to be on another castles tour next year. It was a dream come true seeing Nueschwanstein from the bridge and the surroundings scenery, almost brought tears to my eyes."

 

 

Elise and David from Tennessee

"We had plenty of time to see everything at the castles, to visit beautiful churches and absorb the ambiance. Colin, our tour guide, was wonderful, very flexible, knowledgeable and consistently full of good humor. All the details were very well attended to. The choices of castles, cities and churches were excellent. We really saw the best. timing at each site was just right."

David:..."This is our first trip to Europe and is a great way to see a lot several countries. Hotel stays near the next days castles allows early arrival before the tourists mobs. We have signed up for castles tours for the next 3 - 4 years already. A great way to travel with all details taken care of.".

 

 

Angers Castle

 

Ken and Susan from California

Ken: "The castles were well chosen and the scenery was great. I liked the breaks like Munn Champagne cave and the Rhine Cruise. They mad nice breaks. The food was generally very good."

Susan:..." I liked best the personal touches of tour organizer, birthday gifts, honeymoon suite. Made everyone feel like an old friend. Humor and patience of the tour guide. Ability to act quickly to glitches and remain calm. Flexibility of agenda based on weather and desires of tour group. Truly enjoyed the friendliness of the tour group."

 

Janet and Marvin from California

Janet:... "I loved Collin's guidance and humor."

Marvin: ..."Saw a lot in a little bit of time."

 

Visiting the gardens of Villandry Castle.

 

 

 

Clary and Stephen from Florida

Stephen: ..." I liked best the tour guide, the places we went, things we saw, diversity of tour. Overall I loved the tour. I would like to inform people of the amount of walking and stair climbing, so all would be prepared".

Clary: ..."Worth every penny I paid. To know Europe history is nothing like visiting the past."

 

 

Debbie from Canada

"Thank you. This has been incredible, it will always be a highlight of my life. I am a little afraid to go on another tour for fear it won't compare to this one. I loved the spontaneity in Paris. There was a lot to see and I felt like we got our money's worth for the short time we were there. I liked that we had time to shop (a little more wouldn't hurt.) I loved testing their ethnic foods. And liked that we saw more than just castles. Also that the group was small and there was room to spread out on the bus."

 

 

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Walking around the ramparts of Angers Castle.

 

Darrel, Ramona and James from Texas

Darrel:... "Appeared well organized - Timely arrivals to hotels, supper soon after. Breakfast for the most part were good."

Ramona: ... "Flexibility, short drives from one location to another. Good group, lots of castles."

James: "Traveling the countries and seeing magnificent castles."

 

Evelyn from Colorado

"The Son and Lumiere Show at Blois was really spectacular. I really enjoyed all aspects of  the tour.  The hotels were very good. Villandry was a great castle for exploring on one's own, a reason why it as my favorite. All the Loire Valley castles were everything I'd dreamed of and more"

 

 Angers castle

 

Angers Castle

Sheri from Ohio

"I specially enjoyed the amount of time we had in places and the flexibility in complying with requests."

Robin and Dan from New York

Robin:..."This was a very good trip. I will highly recommend COTW to everyone. The best rooms we had were the honeymoon suites."

Dan:..." I enjoyed the more ornate palaces than the defensive castles. Very well organized tour."

 

 

Couple in their honeymoon.

 

Mary had won the trip on a sweeptakes.

Mary from Arizona

"Everything was wonderful. Collin's commentaries and sense of humor made the bus rides enjoyable. The dinner at the Hofbrauhaus was great."

 

 

 

Richard and Melody from California

Melody:...   "Wonderful trip overall - I really couldn't have imagine it would be so great, and in no small part due to the organization, preparation and effort you all put into it. Thank you so much, we will definitely recommend you and do our part to promote your business."

 

Richard: ..."The tour director and driver were excellent. Director was knowledgeable, solicitous, flexible and had a sense of humor. When he couldn't answer a question, he'd find out the answer. I liked the defensive structures, especially the main entrance of Rothenberg -  perhaps the group can enter there next time."

Lucy from Texas

Our tour leader from Castles of the World

I would like to take this opportunity to thank each of you for choosing Castles of the World to take you to visit these fantastic castles. I enjoyed very much traveling with you, had fun, laughed together and learned a lot about European history and culture. I hope this travel experience has been a memorable one and enriched your lives, as much as it did mine!  Hope to see you in our Best of Britain and Ireland tour.

Colin from England

Tour director

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Frank from Belgium

Our bus driver

 

VERY SPECIAL MOMENTS!

 

   

The Seine River Cruise in Paris.


Extra time in Versailles to enjoy a carriage ride.

Visiting Notre Dame in Paris!
 


A nice guide giving a good  explanation on Versailles

Walking around in Paris.
 


 

Our  tour guide with excellent sense of humor.

Time to make new friends at dinner time.
 

A nice guided  visit to Mont St. Michael!

Evelyn's birthday cake!

 

Our driver helping David with his camera.
 


Walking around the grounds of Chambord!


Getting ready for our group picture.
 

Chenonceau a ladie's castle!
 


 

Castles of the World.com sweatshirts!
 
A honeymoon couple celebrating with champagne!
 

Dinners were family style.
 
 


Drinking a local wine.
 


Enjoying the Rhine Cruise


The town of Heidelberg.

The honeymoon suite.


Neuchwenstein's, bridge. Excellent place for photos.
 
   
   

After dinner drinks!
 

Relaxing after dinner at the hotel lobby.
 

The carriage ride.
 

Herremchiemsse gardens.
 

Another group photo at Herremchiemsee.
 

Talking about the days visits.

 


A beer is always nice.

Collin making us laugh.
 

Our last dinner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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