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  • Location:Munich, Germany
  • Duration:9 hours (approx.)

Neuschwanstein Castle Small Group Day Tour from Munich

The enchanting old-world town of Fussen lies in the foot hills of the Alps, framed by one of the most breathtaking natural settings in the world. Traveling by rail on small group guided tour from Munich, you'll tour the ethereal Neuschwanstein Castle, be taken to the best vantage points; the lake, the postcard-perfect aerial view of the equally beautiful Hohenschwangau Castle and to the waterfall gorge.


  • Small group Neuschwanstein Castle day tour from Munich
  • Guided tour of Neuschwanstein Castle - the model for Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle
  • Skip the Line entry to the castle-no waiting in queues
  • Best views of the castle, the lake, waterfall gorge and Hohenschwangau Castle
  • Expert, professional guide
  • Return train tickets to Fussen from Munich

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

A relaxing train ride through the Bavarian countryside whisks you away to this storybook castle where you can waltz past the crowds with your skip-the-line ticket. Make sure to go to the bridge overlooking the castle for the best photo ops!

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What You Can Expect

Neuschwanstein Castle Small Group Day Tour from Munich

Neuschwanstein Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Munich

This glorious folly was built in the 19th century by the famed "mad" King Ludwig II, a man intoxicated by myth and who himself became a legend. The shimmering white towers of the castle among the clouds are instantly recognizable to many and is the inspiration for Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle, and is also famous as the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Castle. To visit it is to step inside a fairy tale.

Your guide will tell the engaging story of King Ludwig's renowned and tragic reign, of his turbulent times, and of the obsession that drove him to build his fantasy castle in the mountains and ultimately destroyed him. Take an exclusive internal tour of the king's private chambers with a specialist castle guide.

Entrance fees to the Neuschwanstein Castle are not included. A supplement of 12 euros (per person) is payable direct. This guided tour includes advance booking so you can skip long lines and gain quick access to the Neuschwanstein Castle. Don't waste time waiting in lines on vacation!

The journey to Neuschwanstein takes approximately 2 hours by train. Germany's rail system is world renown and this journey to the Alps is no exception. Offering spectacular views, trains are clean, comfortable and equipped with washrooms. Feel free to walk around and chat to your fellow travellers as well as your guide, who can answer any questions about Munich and Bavaria.

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Customer Reviews

Benjamin T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Fantastic tour guide, follow the flag worked a treat. Castle is a great place to visit and not too far from Munich. Lovely to go when there's snow around.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

We ran this tour on Wednesday December 16, 2015. The weather was cloudy, but we enjoyed the trip. The castle is magic and wonderful. Our guide Keith W. was American with a very good knowledge of the history of Germany and of Europe in general. The other participants were very sympathetic. We met people from Las Vegas, Australia, Russia and UK. Just one word : trip to be highly recommended !

Stephanie V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Great day trip with a friendly and informative guide, Suzanne. Enjoyed the tour of the castle and the walk from the lake up the hill. Helped by sunny weather and blue sky. A memorable day.

Raelene J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Had a great day. Was a great tour. Beautiful scenery.

Joan T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

We were very happy with the tour and the guide. The castle did not disappoint but the lack of snow did, which is out of your control. Thank you for a top day.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Susanna was good at sharing interesting information and navigating the trains and buses. No problems, went well.

Alexandra B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Although the walking bridge viewpoint was under construction, our guide went the extra mile to take us to a private viewing spot that gave us a great view of the castle and some wonderful pictures! It was much easier to navigate the options to get to and from the castle with the tour guide's advice, and her commentary on the history of the castle's builder gave some great context to the visit. If you are thinking of visiting Neuschwanstein I definitely recommend this tour!

Sonja B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Not for the unfit or feint heartedlots of climbing and a long way back to the village. But what a spectacular setting. Our tour guide was knowledgable and very friends with lots of information about the castle and Munich generally. Highly recommended.

Daniel K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great day, good long bus ride but Patrick was a riot and we had a great time. Solid value on this Viator tour.

Tim K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour!!! Our tour guide, Sabina, did a great job providing us the history on our way to Schwangau and preparing us for the remainder of the tour. Once in Schwangau, we had time for lunch and then proceeded on the walk, thru town, up to the castle. Fortunately, the weather was absolutely perfect making the walk and sights much more enjoyable. The tour inside the castle was equally as stunning. Awesome to see all that history. Only downside was the look-over bridge was closed for renovation. Overall, highly recommended! Thank you again Sabina!!!

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