This was a lovely tour. Linderhof was exquisite. We went in late November so missed out on the gardens etc. Of course spring and summer is the best time to visit. We did not have a choice, so we don't know any differently. The tour I would do again, as the convenience and ease of this trip was so nice. I believe much nicer than taking a train for the tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and courteous.