This tour is a must do for anyone who has a day to spare while in Munich. It's a 10 hour day but so worth it. The guide (Bettina) and bus driver (Mikki) were great. I wish we could have spent more time at Linderhof rather than stopping at Oberammergau. We hiked the Pollat Schlucht trail to get to/from Neuschwanstein, which was wonderful. The only negative about the trip is no photos were allowed inside the castles.
A real treat. The Linderhof Castle was great to see. So unlike King Ludwig II's other castles. Beautiful grounds and other amenities. Oberammergau was delightful. Not enough time to explore it however. Also we were there on a Sunday so most of the stores and shops were closed. Very picturesque.
Getting onto the bus was a bit chaotic with too few staff members visible to help and confusion when a bus door closed while waiting in line to get on (it took some time for the message to get out that the bus was full and which bus we should get on). However, once on the bus and we started moving, the problems were quickly forgotten. The commentary was interesting and the locations were fantastic. While I didn't feel rushed, there isn't a lot of time at Linderhof or Oberammergau, so we couldn't explore much before needing to return to the bus. Overall I thought it was a fantastic tour and am very happy I spent the day on it.
Tours of Linderhof and Neuschwanstein were pretty basic and fairly short. Thought we would spend more time inside the castles. Regardless, it was still very good. Detailed information about King Ludwig II. Stop at Oberammergau was really nice for shopping. Got stuck in traffic jam going and Tour Guide rescheduled the time for our Neuschwanstein Tour. Also tour guide had reserved tables for lunch at our expense - very nice restaurant and very fast service to allow maximum time in town and for tour.
What a day we had! I was so excited about this trip. We left Munich under very cold and dark rainy weather but we figured we would have a great trip because Margit was so friendly and enjoyable to be around. We get to LInderhof and the Castle was great! George Vanderbilt copied a bit of it for the Biltmore! Then Oberammergau. We fell in love with the town and will go back for the Passion Play in 2020. And then Neuschwanstein!! Just driving up and seeing the castle was amazing. We enjoyed Margit so much but Viator put together a great, safe, and informative tour! I recommend all their tours very highly!!
Comfortable bus, informative guide providing lots of background information. She advised us of times to be back on the bus and everyone was on time which was appreciated by all. Would have liked a little more time to explore grounds of Linderhof. Oberammergau stop was long enough for some souvenier shopping or coffee. It is a pretty town and good to walk around if not interested in shopping. At Neuschwanstein castle we didn't stop for lunch but started the walk to the top and to Mariantz bridge to take photos. We bought lunch from the main railway station in the morning so that we would have more time to see the sights and not spend eating in restaurants. The walk to the bridge provided some great views and photo opportunities. Although the day started out with drizzling rain by the time we arrived at the castles the sun was shining. Well worth the visit especially as we only had 2 days in Munich and going with organised bus takes away the hassle.
We absolutely loved it! The group was very organized and our leader, Monica was full of knowledge for both castles as well as Oberammergau. She explained what was going to happen and what was expected of us. We thought the day was spectacular. I will tell others to take this trip for sure.
We had a wonderful day on this tour. The bus was very comfortable, our driver was very personable and our bilingual guide pointed out many sites and traditions along the route from Munich to Linderhof, Oberammergau, and Neuschwanstien.
We did not have to wait in lines for tickets as this was taken care of by our guide, saving us time for touring and taking photos. She even made a group reservation for lunch at the base of Neuschwanstien as it was a weekend day and likely to be more crowded than usual. Each individual on the tour could take advantage of the reservation or not. We did and the restaurant was quite good
Both castles are beautiful to visit and the touring for so many visitors is efficiently handled so you don't feel the crush that you do on some tours.
My criticism would be the stop in Oberammergau. While our guide pointed out very interesting things as we rolled in to town, we really did not get to experience the beauty of this town with the fascinating paintings on the outside of homes. This stop was really nothing more than a short shopping stop that we could have done without. I would rather have had the opportunity to explore the village and its art.
Despite that criticism, I would highly recommend this tour.
Beautiful day at the castles.Neuschwanstein even more beautiful than we imagined.View from Mary's bridge a must see and worth the hike.Linderhof stunningly beautiful with great tour inside the castle.I would have skipped Oberammergau but my wife enjoyed the shopping.I felt time would have been better spent at the castles but Oberammergau is a pretty town.Highly recommend this tour.
We had the best, best weather to view eagles nest and the views were unforgettable! Guide was excellent (Gunther) and spoke 3 languages to cater for all in our large group. The other stops were beautiful also especially Oberammergau. Full credit to the guide who was outstanding with the large group.
The guide was very friendly and helpful. The castles are absolutely amazing. The stop at Oberammergau was wonderful.
We love everything about this trips, castles, scenery... Even we ran into bad weather but we loved it, the snow was turning everything into magical winter land. We wish we could spend more time at Oberammergau, this little town is so lovely, I can shop around for more wood carving figurines.
Super trip, excellent coach, excellent guide. The castles, in particular Neuschwanstein, were stunning, the scenery of the Bavarian alps was wonderful, Oberammergau was pretty. Excellent value for money.
Excellent day trip. Tour guide Ana - brilliant, very informative, nothing too much trouble. Really glad we did this trip to include Linderhof and Oberammergau, as Linderhof was beautiful with all the snow. I would have liked longer in Oberammergau, only had time for a quick coffee but no shopping.
Great tour! Neuschwanstein is beautiful. So was Linderhof. The drive to both castles was through some of Switzerland's beautiful countryside. Our tour guide, Brigitte, was very good as well. My only criticism is that they should have left out the stop in Oberammergau. It was just too short to do much and took time away from touring and shopping around Neuschwanstein. We felt a bit rushed there to eat lunch and shop. I've seen other comments where people enjoyed the stop at Oberammergau, so I guess it definitley a personal perspective.
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