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!
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