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.
It was very easy to find the bus and easy to keep up with the pace of the tour. The guide was knowledgeable and fun and had great advice about where to shop/eat without pushing anything on us. I was especially impressed that the bus itself was stocked with soda, water, and beer that could be purchased anytime! It made the long drives between the two castles and the ride back to the city all the better! The castles themselves are well worth the time and effort it takes to see them. Winter was not the best time to go because the gardens were not part of the tour, but there was plenty to see indoors!! I loved seeing Neuschwanstein Castle in person having seen it in exterior photos for years!!
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.
This was a very well organized trip. Our tour guide, Roland, was a bit of an odd character but I found him very informative and entertaining. The train ride is beautiful and once we arrived, Roland took us to a small sausage cart for a cheap lunch before heading to the 2 castles. We only went inside Neuschwanstein, which like others have said, is a very short tour not put on by Viator, but by the castle itself. Still worth the visit in my opinion. Roland then took us up to Mary's Bridge (amazing!) and then we hiked…yes it was quite the hike…down into the gorge below where we walked back down into town. The views are incredible and I felt we got plenty of time in each place, however we did go in early November so it isn't as busy. I would highly recommend doing this tour. You could do it on your own but I don't think I would have learned as much nor would I have been able to find the great photo op spots on my own. Worth the money but wear good walking shoes as there is a TON of walking.
A very well organised and most enjoyable day out. The guide was very informative and visits to the castles were excellent. Make sure you have good walking shoes for Neuschwanstein !!
Great trip with a wonderful tour guide. Well worth the travel time from Munich. The Neuschwanstein Castle tour was much improved from my last visit 30 years earlier. A must for any visit to Bavaria.
The guide's were very passionate and informative about Neuschwanstein castle and other sites in the area.
The visit at the Neuschwanstein Castle was the most beautiful thing that i did in Monaco.The castle looks really that of fables, and also the small village where it is located is very caratheristic.The scenary that you can admire from the castle leave you breathless. I should go on the bridge to admire the castle in its immensity,even if the path will be a little difficult and tiring, especially with the snow, you will enjoy the breathtaking view of all the effort will pay off!
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.
visited Neuschwanstein in December and really enjoyed it. Don't forget to go around the castle to Marienbrucke, even if there is a no-go sign - it's absolutely worth it.
The tour guide is very knowledgeable and explanations on every attractions are very clear and concise.
We were a little disappointed with the visit to Neuschwanstein castle as the route to Mary's bridge was closed due to ice and we were forced to compete for pictures with other tourists from the only decent viewpoint of the castle. We will definitely go back to visit but probably in summer to avoid the route being closed again.
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