Our guide was exceptional, and was so well versed in the history and the geography of everything we saw. The scenery to and from Munich is spectacular. We would be remiss if we did not mention that the walk up to Neuschwanstein from the village should not be taken if one has health problems. The bus and carriage to the castle would be better options.
We have used Viatour on 4 previous tours in Germany and Poland, and we heartily recommend Viatour as we have not been disappointed.
Wonderful tour! 8 inches of snow fell at the castles the night before our tour and upon arrival to the castles the scenery was like a fairy tale. Bus ride to and from the castles was pleasant. The guide was okay but seemed a bit unorganized in her communication while on the bus. She was friendly and pleasant and there was no issue understanding her pronunciation. This was one of the highlights of our trip to Germany!
What can you say about a mix of fairyland and historic reality. Fascinating Castle and the story that goes with it. Visiting in winter may have made it harder for the perfect photos, but the wonder of the scenery with the snow was glorious. We had lunch at (as it turned out the only restaurant open, Winter again) feastedon some lovely German Fare beautiful.
WHAT A GREAT TRIP TO THE CASTLES AND GERMAN VILLAGE. EXCELLENT GUIDE WHO WAS VERY HELPFUL. DO YOURSELVES A FAVOUR AND GO ON THE TRIP.
I highly recommend this tour! Do not miss these two castles if you are in Germany. Monika was one of the best tour guides we had after 3 weeks in Europe. She spoke very good english and gave us just enough information about the castles! It was a great day!
Excellent tour of two grand castles of Germany and a short stint along the romantic road to get to them.
You can't come to Germany and not do this tour! The sites were beautiful and it was definitely worth going to the Linderhof Castle before Neuschwanstein. It's a long trek up, so take the bus up and walk back down. Your time is limited so you'll want to spend more time at the castle and then enjoy the view on the way back.
Oh my goodness...rising out of the side of the mountain is the Castle! Given the elevation, I'm SO glad we had the option of taking a bus up to the castle..and SHOULD have taken it round-trip! Mike, our guide, was a blast on the bus and a font of knowledge...Definitely glad we booked this tour, especially given our limited time in Germany...Mary's Bridge is a great experience and I really enjoyed the artist and the hurdy-gurdy man that "entertain" there...felt like walking back in time...
Both Linderhof and Neuschwanstein Castles were amazing to tour! Definitely a different feel than the other castles we visited while visiting Germany. They were luxurious! We took the shuttle bus up the hill and got off above the castle. Make sure you get to the shuttle meeting spot early before your scheduled tour time because there tends to be a long waiting time, but well worth the ride up. When you get off the shuttle, you can walk up hill for a few minutes to the bridge to see the wonderful view of the castle. Bridge was very crowded, but after a few moments you can find a spot to take pictures. After your visit to the bridge it's an easy walk down to the castle. Our tour guide was very informative about the history of the castle. After the tour it was a downhill walk to the town. We felt we had plenty of time in the town.
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.
Loved seeing the castles. This is a long day, but is nice for someone else to do the driving! The "walk" us to Neuschwanstien is steep and a great way to burn the German pastries off the body!
Markus, our guide was superb! We had great weather for our travels,. The boat trips on the Chiemsee were wonderful. because of the sunshine and warm temps. Markus did a fantastic job of communicating in German and English..switching back and forth every few words so that everyone was always informed. We loved the whole experience; of course, the castle was magnificent, as were the grounds. The tour went smoothly. Would not have liked it if there had been rain, as there was so much outside activity in addition to the inside castle viewing.
How amazing are the castle and palace.The walk from the parking area to Neuschwanstein was a hike so if your unfit be prepared and take the shuttle bus or horses! But give yourself plenty of time to get back to the bus, we didn't as we were trying to get to the bridge at the back for a great pic and were going to take a shortcut down the hill but when we got there the track was closed so had to run back up the stairs and then down the hill to the bus! But definitely worth it, even if they were resorting some and it was covered by scaffholding.
The little towns we stopped in before the castle for the wood carvings were very nice, if you plan of getting a German cuckoo clock get them here and have them shipped home, the prices are better than in Munich
It was a fantastic day trip, be mindful of other reviews because it's true, there is no time to look around in Linderhof, which is a shame. And I feel I could have done with another half hour or even hour to look around Oberammergau, they have great gift shops and friendly people with yummy food that we didn't have enough time to sample. You stop at the bottom of Neuschwanstein castle for 1hr 1/2 or so, they suggest a restaurant, but I suggest you find another one on your own. We walked up and down, it was tiring but worth it, more enjoyable too. The tour guide was German, so it was hard to understand her at times and she repeated herself a lot. Overall definitely recommended.
Great tour! Guide Rolanda was awesome. On the way and throughout the tour we got a Great history lesson. If you are in OK physical shape be sure to walk up and down to the castle, the scenery is amazing. The tour is a all-day, so eat well before you go or eat a Brat at the rest stop before heading to castle. This is a must do tour in Germany!
Loading more reviews