This is an amazing tour. The castles of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof are incredible.
If you get a brilliant day as I did (weather) then you must go on this trip, but an overcast, raining day would have been a disappointment. Don't be put off by the walk up to the castle, although up hill, it's a steady gradient and hundreds do it and walk a little further to Marienbruke bridge as the view of the castle is the one for the album.
When at Linderhof, do try and walk up to the top of both sides of the Palace, as the views are fantastic. This trip was my favourite.
Great trip Neuschwanstein and Linderhof would have liked to have spent more time at Linderhof.
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.
I thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful tour.Despite the rainy gray day, our guide Ursula took us on a wonderful and heaped in interesting historical facts tour that is not to be missed.Her obvious love of the architecture and Bavarian pride gave us a terrific glimpse into Ludwig11 and the undertakings of the Linderhof castle and the Neushwanstein.This is the most visited site in Germany and for good reason as it is too grand for words.it would be nice to spend a bit more time in the castle but understandably they are processing so many visitors.so we moved quite quickly.despite this short time there are beautiful grounds and sites and shopping to fulfill anyones needs.It is a quality and expertly run, organized tour.
*The visit to Linderhof was very much 'in and out' - no time to stop and look at shops/gardens/grab coffee
* Stop in Oberammagau was good - quaint town - but again, felt very rushed with only half an hour.
* Time in Neuschwanstein was good - effectively 3 hours of your own time to explore. Enough for lunch, the tour, and even to visit the other castle if desired.
Very knowledgeable and fun tour guide (Markus I think his name was). We had a lot of fun. In my opinion, Linderhof was much more exciting than Neuschwanstein, but both castle tours had their own charm.
The castles were quite spectacular especially the location of Neuschwanstein but the interior was not worth the 21 Euro charge to go inside much preferred the interior of Linderhof which was much cosier. The guide we had was really informative and gave us lots of history into the castles and King Ludwig the 11. The small german village of Obermergau was the highlight. Unfortunately as with all tours it's a rush to see things as everything is on a timeframe. If you are game I would recommend driving as then you can stop and start at your leisure.
We did this tour with our 9 year old daughter on a beautiful sunny day early in May this year and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. The bus was modern and comfortable and left on time without a hitch. Our tour guide was an older gentleman with a quirky sense of humour (which we loved!), and a vast knowledge of every aspect of the day from the minute we left Munich city til our return in the evening.
Because of the good weather and the fact it was a Sunday meant that he anticipated greater crowds than normal at the castles so the guide phoned ahead and organised to switch the order of the day so we actually went to Neuschwanstein first then Uberammergau township then Linderhof Castle in the afternoon. This proved to be a good decision on his part as we didn't really encounter any huge crowds and the morning sun at Neuschwanstein was gorgeous!
We didn't find any problems with timing throughout the day although we did get back to Munich about 45 mins late due to heavy traffic returning to the city after a lovely Sunday. We chose to walk up the road to Neuschwanstein castle which was pretty easy if you're moderately fit and took about 15-20 mins. I would recommend this as the scenery and forest surrounds are really peaceful and pretty plus the shuttle bus up the hill costs extra so why not walk it if you feel up to it!
The extra walk up to the bridge above the castle is a MUST for the incredible view and photo opportunity!
The castle tours were both fairly short but very informative and fascinating to see as everything in the castles is untouched and unrenovated since King Ludwig's death. Our daughter says that this day was here favourite of our three and a half weeks travelling through Europe and she remembers every detail of information given in the tours and on the bus from our guide!!!
A really great tour, especially if the weather is nice!
We loved this tour!!! Our tour guide Anna was great and very informative about the history of both areas! Linderhof and the surrounding area was beautiful! Neuschwanstein is definitely worth the trip and make sure to go on the bridge to get the best view! Be ready to climb the stairs inside the castle also! Great time and definitely a must if you are in Munich!
This is a trip worth making. On the way to Linderhof and Neuschwanstein, the scenery of the German countryside is astounding. In comparison, Linderhof has more to offer than Neuschwanstein. Linderhof is elaborately finished whilst Neuschwanstein is more of just a castle. The in-house guide at Linderhof was much better than that at Neuschwanstein and I guess our impression of Linderhof was thus much better. Nonetheless, we enjoyed the trip very much.
Very well organized. Group is very large but credit to tour guide who has obviously had experience. Our day was not the best as weather was poor. We enjoyed linderhof more than neuschwanstein but it was a good day. I'm glad I went in a tour than on my own.
Markus was a great tour guide. There is a LOT of walking up hill to Neuschwanstein and that should be explained so everyone knows. A great way to see the castles at Linderhof and Neuschwanstein.
I really enjoyed seeing Neuschwanstein and Linderhof. The scenery was beautiful and the tour went very smoothly. Te guides are helpful and we had a great driver. It is usually a large group tour of about 100 so there isn't a lot of flexibly in the schedule.
Stayed an extra day in Munich just to travel out and see Neuschwanstein and Linderhof castles with Viator. Fabulous!!! This tour is worth every minute and every penny. Don't miss it!
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