Me and my husband visited this tour in February! Beautiful places (Linderhof, "fairy-tale" village of Oberammergau and of course Castle of Neuschwanstein). Professional and knowledgeable tour guide Christine gives you a detail overview of the Bavaria region. Highly recommended!!!
Tour guide- was ok, limited information given from her and we felt as she hasn't try to connected to us.
The coach driver - He was a every good driver.
At Linderhof castle - no photo allowed, small little castle, the tour guide was quite fierce to our group and we weren't quite enjoy for this tour.
At Royal Castles of Neuschwanstein - Very enjoyed with this tour. The lady who work at the castle and was guide us around she was a very friendly and full of knowledge. The castle interior was amazing dated back to 1860 but the castle exterior was building by the modern bricks and no differ from the Disneyland...fake castle may be.
I had a great time on this tour! I did not go to the first castle, Linderhof, but I don't think I missed much because it was quite a small castle. When you tour Neuschwanstein, you don't get to see too many rooms -- just the completed ones -- but the limited tour is definitely worth it! The tour guide was very knowledgible, and I enjoyed learning all the history about Ludwig II, the Fairy Tale King. It was also a beautiful drive through Bavaria, and I only wish there was more snow around. Oberammergau was a great village to visit, and I bought some wood carvings for friends, which they loved! I got this tour at a discounted price, and I'm not sure I would have enjoyed it as much if I had to pay the full price especially since you have to pay additional fees to tour the castles.
Pictures inside of either of these castles are not allowed (even without flash), so remember to take plenty of pics from the outside! Our tour started with the Linderhof castle first, and lucky for us, it was lightly snowing. This is one of the smaller castles, although it took about 9 years to finish it. Our tour guide was great and gave us many insights into King Ludwig II and his life/personality. We didn't get to see any of the rooms on the ground floor, but we saw everything on the 2nd floor...very cool! The tour briefly stopped at a small nearby town, Oberammergau, where they are known for their wood carvings. Only 1-2 shops were open since it was a Sunday. From their, we proceeded to Neuschwanstein castle. Again, we didn't have the best weather since it was lightly snowly and quite foggy, so we couldn't see the beautiful picturesque views of the castle from the bridge (we chose not to walk the extra 20 min x 2 to get to the bridge due to the weather). We decided to walk up the hill very fast (which left me breathless) so that we could have lunch at the restaurant before getting to the castle. The service was a little slow, and we actually ended up spending too much time at the restaurant. We then rushed up the hill for another 5 mins to start our official tour of the castle (they are very strict about entry times). I wish we had more time outside of the castle to take pics. The tour was only 30 mins, and I was a little disappointed because it felt like we didn't get to see a lot of the rooms (we saw more at Linderhof, and it was much smaller). Once the tour was over, we only had a few mins to spare in the gift shop since we had to walk back down the hill to our bus which left very promptly. The ride back to Munich was relaxing.
I would recommend this tour, and I think I would like to go back on a sunny day to take beautiful pics!
-Christine, our guide, did a great job. She was organized, knowledgeable, and very pleasant.
-Neuschwanstein Castle is truly a sight to behold and well worth the trip.
-While at Neuschwanstein, if you are fit and able to move quickly, make sure you get to the bridge before your tour of the castle. They view is amazing! Be warned, it is quite a workout and you have to hurry up the hill - don't stop for photos until you get there - as you can get the others on the way down.
-Linderhof is just OK. I'd prefer if they shortened that leg of the trip and gave you more time at Neuschwanstein.
--The timeline is very tight when you arrive at Neuschwanstein. The tour guide will steer you to eat at a specific restaurant (the name was Hotel ___ - I can't remember it off the top of my head, they park the bus right next to it) , but the service there was horrible and it took too long - we almost missed our chance to get to the bridge before our castle tour
Great combination tour of two wonderful castles outside of Munich. Linderhof was my most favorite, though it was smaller, the gardens and grounds were gorgeous. Neuschwanstein was incredible in size and construction. The walk up the mountain can be quite strenuous so buy the bus ticket first or rent a carriage if you have difficulties walking. Our guide was very informative and gave great restaurant recommendations. Wonderful day trip away from Munich and one of the highlights of our mini European holiday.
The only way to see Neuschwanstein and Linderhof in one day. Great tour with a great guide and very careful driver. Very relaxed and not rushed at all. We never do these type of tours but this one was great and we would do it again.
A really good trip. I enjoyed seeing the castle and smaller village. The Linderhof castle is also beautiful. A comfortable bus trip and a well organized tour.
Our bus driver and guide were very professional and knowledgeable. The tour departed Munich on time returning at 1830. A dusting of snow the day before made a beautiful backdrop of the areas we visited, the roads were clear. The walk uphill to Neuschwanstein Castle from town is 20 minutes. Linderhof Castle is stunning. Both inside tours began on time with professional guides. Booking early online gave us a terrific price on two tickets. I will look to Viator in the future!
A really good, hassle free way to see Neuschwanstein and Linderhof. It would have been nice to have more time at Lindershof to fit in the grounds (as well as the palace), but I understand that there are time constraints. The tour of Neuschwanstein was really good, even if there was so much fog it was hard to see the palace from the distance! Our tour guide was very helpful and informative and the departure point was easy to find.
Very nice tour, linderhof castle is amazing from the inside
Great ride. The walk up to the castle is worth it. We had just enough time for lunch and a little extra sight seeing. The castle itself it awesome and the tour lines were well organized. Linderhof was a nice compliment to the vastness of Neuschwantstein. The gardens around there looked nice but it was the winter so there were no flowers. Overall the castles were a great experience. We drove through Oberammergau to see the houses but it felt like more of an afterthought because it was getting dark. Perhaps it had to do with it being the winter but the daylight was sparse. If we shopped, I could see the appeal of Oberammergau, but most of people on the drive through just ended up napping on the way home. All in all great and I recommend it to anyone who wants to see the old country outside of Munich.
Long day and great tour. Eat your lunch quick and get in line to ride the horse carriage up the mountain to see the castle since walking downhill is easy. Plus there are lots of stairs to walk up in the castle and back down. Its a great place to go and highly recommend that you see all the castles. Neuschwanstein is a must . . the others were much smaller and its up to you if you have the money and want to go in Linderhof. We were there in the winter so we didn't get to see the gardens with beautiful flowers. Book the tour. . .better to be bus to the places then ride the train and figure out the bus and still have to walk to the area then walk more to see the castles. Great experience.
Bus driver and tour guide (Ana) were very helpful. Even with questions not related to the tour (i.e. out and about in Munich) Loved the tour and would do it again.
If you see something you like, buy it then because you may not see it again!
P.S. get your squished pennies at Linderhof
This tour consists of 3 stops: Linderhof castle, a visit to the city of Oberamergau for shopping, and Neuschwanstein castle. The tour started in Munich and lasted for 10 hours, 4 hours of that were spent on the bus getting there or returning to Munich, and during those times the guide provided excellent background information.
IMO, the castles are a must-see. Truly extraordinary.
These folks know how to do a tour, and I highly recommend them. I would use their services again.
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