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This trip was worth every penny! The castles were beautiful, the scenery was breathtaking. Bus was comfortable, our tour guide and driver were amazing. Neuschwanstein Linderhof combination is a must. Although Neuschwanstein is the more popular, Linderhof is not to be missed. We felt comfortable and loved booking through Viator! :
Very nice day trip. Great guide that made sure we saw as much as possible in the short time we had. This trip was lots of walking and stairs but very nice.
Neuschwanstein castle was very crowded tour as our group merged with the masses, but I was glad a went anyway.
Nelly United States of ...
This was a great tour even though we got stuck with rain. Our guide was really sweet, I just don't remember her name. The Neuschwanstein castle was beautiful! Even the drive there was really nice. The Linderhof Castle was small but really interesting to see. I would definitely take the Luxury coach option since seats are more comfortable and it's a smaller group. Loved this tour.
Sebastiaan B Netherlands
We had a very enjoyable trip. The tour guide Arnoud was witty, though still informative about the destinations and Ludwig II. We were lucky in regard to the weather and the tour group was very punctual, which gave us a bit more time to explore subsequent destinations.
The only downside was that the Marienbrucke best view at Neuschwanstein was closed for renovations. Not viator's fault of course, but it also wasn't stated on their website. For up-to-date information, be sure to visit the castle's website.
The bus is double decker, brand new and clean. The Neuschwanstein Castle is awesome and stunning. Oberamergau is a beautiful small town, we wish we could stay longer time for that, as we were only given about half an hour there, it is too short.
Though it was raining, the views were spectacular. Linderhof is a small castle and easy to go to. However, it was hard to go up Neuschwanstein castle even if you take the bus. We took the bus going up and down the castle since it was raining. There will still be a not so short walk to go to the castle itself.
Amazing! I can highly recomment this tour and the tour leader, Monika! She has an amazing knowledge of the area, the castles and King Ludwig II of Bavaria - and was friendly and helpful.
If you book this tour, try to get her as the guide! The walk to Neuschwanstein is a bit steep for many, but there are buses or horse drawn carts that bring you most of the way. If you go to Munich - this is a must!
It seemed expensive at first, but it worth every penny! The trip was really comfortable, informative, very convenient, and fun. Trip to the Neuschwanstein castle can be stressful if you go during the busy season, but this trip definitely saves all the headache!
Fantastic tour! Bus ride was comfortable, air conditioned but no Wi-Fi. Neuschwanstein and Linderhof were beautiful, Oberammergau very quaint. Great day, highly recommend this tour :
Amazing Tour , every thing went perfect - Schedule was very sharp .
Amazing views at Linderhof castle and Neuschwanstein with a short stop at a beautiful village which we buy some souvenirs.
Tour guide was so helpful and gave us all information about History of those two Castles which we were not aware before.
i recommend this tour to every one coming to Germany.
This castle tour was great! Bring your walking shoes because it is a bit of a hike up the hill to Neuschwanstein but there is more than enough time to casually walk up, or you can pay to take a horse drawn carriage up highly recommended. The off season winter months made the tours not as busy and picture taking easier!
The tour saves your enormous amount of time cuing for the ticket. At the time of my trip, the bridge was close so an overlook of the Neuschwanstein castle was not possible. Otherwise, it was a really great tour. Strongly recommended for foreigners
This tour was the best way to see so much in one day. We could never have seen Linderhof Palace, Neuschwanstein Castle and walked around Oberammergau in the time. We avoided long queues for tickets, enjoyed guide's commentary along the way. And we did not feel hurried or pressured at all. We were a group of 6 with 2 children and we all thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Thank you!
We had an amazing tour to Neuschwanstein castle with our guide Ollie. Ollie is very helpful, nice and easy going person. He didn't let without attention any of the group members and told us many interesting facts and helpful information. This tour was a real pleasure for us and we can definitely recommend it for anyone who is looking for an interesting and well organized trip to Neuschwanstein.
We thoroughly enjoyed the trip and had an excellent guide called Anya who was very informative both knowledgeable about Neuschwanstein Castle and Bavarian history in general. Would definitely recommend!
The good points were that our bus was comfortable, the timing was prompt. I would have appreciated a heads up on the amount of walking involved at Neuschwanstein, or perhaps I failed to notice it. The mile walk straight uphill was capped by the 339 steps in the castle. When we reached the the fifth floor I turned to the older gentleman huffing behind me and asked where do they keep the defibrillators. Admittedly they do offer carriage rides to the top but the queue was filled with young people wanting to go on a horsey ride. Perhaps a separate line for seniors? The only other complaint I had was our tour guide's continual references to Herr Hitler and his contributions to Bavaria. I almost expected her to burst into a song from Mel Brooks The Producers. It got to the point of being uncomfortable at least for the Americans around me.
This is definitely worth the tour and I highly recommend going in the winter when they're in the low season. It's crowded all year long, but there are substantially less tours in winter so you're not fighting your way through the crowd. It's a lot to pack in one day, so taking the guided tour is much better than getting there on your own logistically, and the guide was incredibly knowledgeable so I genuinely learned so much from her tour. Touring inside the castles is debatable- they're beautiful inside, but you're pretty cramped for time at Neuschwanstein, so if you want to walk up to both at that site, you'll be scrambling to get to the tour on time. If you really want to see the beautiful rooms, spend your time inside Linderhof and skip the tour inside Neuschwanstein and relax for a few hours hiking around and exploring the premises which are equally as beautiful.
The tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and I can't commend her preparation enough as she gave us so much information for the entire two hour drive.
Good tour. Great on-board guide and driver. Wonderful sights and service. The only less-than-great part were the on-site guides at Linderhof and Neuschwanstein, their English wasn't clear enough or articulated well enough to hear well on their interior tours. Not Viator/gray's fault.
Keep up the good work!
Must see when in Munich. Linderhof and Neuschwanstein are too beautiful for words. We enjoyed this tour a lot. The bus ride was comfortable and it was a double decker. There are lots of walking involved though so wear comfortable shoes.
The trip is fully loaded and is totally worth it and with this I mean it starts really early and ends late too.. But the good thing is that you would see so many things. The guided tours inside the Linderhof and Neuschwanstein castles were pretty awesome. Our guide, Nancy likewise fed us with some very interesting information on our way to the castles. Overall, I think this trip is highly recommended!
This tour was worth every penny. The bus was very nice--they had snacks and coffee available for everyone on board and our guide was the sweetest woman. She knew so much about the area and had so much knowledge to offer. I was traveling alone and it was a very fun day for me. I wish we had had a little more time in the town of Oberammagau, but there happened to be a lot of traffic the day of our tour so time was limited.
I loved how much time we had to explore the Neuschwanstein Castle on our own. It was the perfect day trip!
This bus tour was a great way to see Linderhof Palace and Neuschwanstein. Visiting in January with cold, snowy weather, the bus was a nice alternative to figuring out transportation myself. Our tour guide was informative and helpful, too. It was exactly what I was looking for.
The weather hampered the enjoyment of this tour as it was snowing quite heavily which meant that a lot of the beautiful scenery was hidden behind snow clouds. The castle/palace are great but the beginning of the tour was very rushed no time to look at things properly or to wander around the village of Oberammergau yet we had 3 hours nearly to wait for the tour at Neuschwanstein. I admit that in better weather this probably would have been ok because we could have walked around the grounds etc this was not possible on a very snowy day so we stood around a lot.
Exactly what I wanted - a comfortable bus to get me to Linderhof and Neuschwanstein, with a stop in a pretty village along the way. The bus leaves Munich conveniently across from the main train station. Get there early to get a window seat, or a seat together if you're a group. The guide did a great job communicating with tourists who spoke all different languages and, as you'd expect in Germany, the bus left exactly on time from each attraction. You have a good amount of time at each attraction - although I would have liked more time at the village - and I appreciated the quiet time with no tour guide talking on the return journey.
If you're looking for a small, personal guided excursion, this is not it - it's a double decker bus and the guide provides extremely basic information about Bavaria, the history of King Ludwig, the time period, and the castles. I'd recommend reading up on the history beforehand if you're interested. Also, eat lunch before hiking up the hill to Neuschwanstein there's a restaurant and snack bar up there, but many more options in the little town at the bottom of the hill.
Overall the day tour was fantastic. The guide was interesting, well spoken and very knowledgeable, which kept the tour group engaged throughout. Neuschwanstein Castle is a must, simply for the exterior photo opportunities. I'd recommend taking the tour in the summer to get the best greenery and access to the viewing bridge and also the grotto, which were all closed due to the time of year.
Well worth dedicating a day to the trip.
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