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“Excellent Trip to Lastours Castles”
Review of Sun Tour

Sun Tour
Ranked #3 of 17 Tours in Carcassonne Center
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Surprising sightseeing tours from carcassonne, service doors to doors, in minivans 9 seats, air conditionned. Along the Cathar's road, for a day trip, discover the castles of queribus and peyrepertuse. Guided tour for day or half day in english, french, spanish and italien.
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Activities for older children
Reviewed June 27, 2012

We went with Antoine on a half day trip to the Lastours castles in early June, and it was very enjoyable. He speaks English very well, and is very knowledgeable about the history and culture of the area. Be aware that there is a rugged uphill path to reach the castles, and you need to have some good shoes and be in reasonably good condition. Antoine does not accompany you on the actual hike to the castles, but provides a window of time and an arranged meeting point for pickup. After visiting the castles, he took us on an additional drive to an overlook with a very panoramic view of the castles and their surroundings, and then on a very scenic drive on a different way back into Carcassonne. This really gave us a chance to see some of the surrounding countryside without the hassles of car rental, driving, and parking. The transport van was very nice and comfortable, and in great condition.

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Reviewed May 26, 2012

Our decision not to rent a car to avoid driving unfamiliar roads proved to be a very wise decision. We hired the services of Sun Tour and had Antoine, our tour guide, tailor the visits to our interests. We booked three different excursion visiting Cathares Castles, Abbeys, a Fishing Village, and wine tasting. Antoine had a deep knowledge of the region, its history and culture. His calmness and easy going personality allowed us to learn and enjoy our visits.
Antoine's native language is French and he is also fluently in English, Italian and Spanish. He is dependable and drive very safely. We highly recomend Antoine of Sun Tour.

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Reviewed May 19, 2012

Antoine organized an itinerary perfectly suited to our available time and our interests in the Cathars and the Castles. He adapted the order of our programme to make the best of the weather. Along the way we learned a lot a out the area and its history. It was great to have the services of such a professional (and English speaking) guide. We usually make our own way when travelling but in this case really appreciated being with someone who knew the roads well and fitted a lot into the day.
We had a great day and Antoine dropped us at the station in perfect time for our train.

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Reviewed May 8, 2012

Antoine did a fantastic job guiding my family on a tour of Carcassonne. My 80-yr old Dad, 9-yr old daughter, and 4-yr old son all have very different ideas of fun, but Antoine managed to keep us all entertained. He adjusted the tour to accommodate the limited mobility of my father without making Dad feel like he was missing anything, and when Dad wanted to hear about the history from the city tour guide, Antoine took the kids to overlooks of the city and told them fun stories. When the children needed water and a bathroom Antoine got them water and took them to the restroom while Dad and I learned more about the walled city.

After the tour Antoine sat with us and outline several key places to visit, all of which we ultimately saw and agreed were wonderful. He obviously loves the area and is proud of its heritage, and his infectious enthusiasm left us all feeling incredibly lucky to have shared such a beautiful part of the world.

I'd recommend Sun Tour and Antoine to anyone visiting the region.

2  Thank ttraylen
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Reviewed May 8, 2012

My partner and I did two PM trips with Sun Tour. Our driver/guied Antoine picked us up from our hotel and was friendly and knowledgeable, his English was good too. We did the 4 castles of Latours first. You need to be quite fit, a good couple of hours walking but the views and the castles were great. Take some water if you go, I did not, and the beer I ordered at the bottom lasted about 5 seconds. The afternoon we visited the Abbey at Caunes which was interesting and the caves at Crebespine (I think that is how you spell it). They are spectacular, definitely worth seeing. A trip to a vineyard to tast some lovel Minervois wines rounded off our trip. It was shame we could not take the wine with us (hand luggage only). When we come again we definitely use Sun Tour. Very highly recommended.

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