Tour code: 2666CASTLE
Travel from Munich to Bavaria’s Neuschwanstein Castle on this day trip that includes round-trip transportation by train. Often known as Germany’s ‘Cinderella castle,’ Neuschwanstein was actually the inspiration for a different Disney story, the ‘Sleeping Beauty’ castle at Disneyland. Take a guided tour of the castle, and hear stories about the ‘Mad’ King Ludwig II, who commissioned it. The entrance fee is not included, but skip-the-line access is, so you won’t wait in the main admission queue.

Highlights

  • Neuschwanstein Castle day tour from Munich
  • Take a guided tour of Neuschwanstein Castle, the model for Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to the castle
  • Admire views of the lake, waterfall gorge and Hohenschwangau Castle
  • Round-trip train ride to Fussen from Munich included
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people

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What You Can Expect

Neuschwanstein Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Munich

Neuschwanstein Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Munich

Your day trip to Neuschwanstein Castle starts with the approximate 2-hour train journey from Munich through the German countryside. The entrance fee to the castle is not included (you can pay on the day), but by booking this tour in advance, you’ll receive skip-the-line access to Neuschwanstein so you won’t waste time standing in the ticket queue.

Once inside the enchanting structure, take a tour with a guide, who shares fascinating stories about the reclusive Bavarian king who commissioned a new residence in the 19th century. Thought to be mad, King Ludwig II desired a fantasy castle built in the mountains, an obsessive feat that was still incomplete when he died. Visit the best vantage points for views and photo ops of the castle’s towers, interiors and surrounding scenery such as the lake, gorge and equally beautiful Hohenschwangau Castle.

Your tour ends with the 2-hour ride back to Munich. Offering great views, the trains are clean, comfortable and equipped with washrooms. You may walk around to talk with your fellow travelers and your guide, who can answer any questions you may have about Munich and Bavaria.

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Customer Reviews

mommie.amy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Would highly recommend this to anyone traveling to Germany---our guide Aiden had excellent insider tips and really make the day trip to the castle go smoothly for us

James W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our guide, Nic, did a wonderful job building the narrative of Ludwig's life. He was charismatic and a great story teller. The trip was very well organized and we had plenty of time to walk around the castle and the lake after the initial tour was done.

Sherry D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Louise C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Cate C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Ollie was a funny, helpful knowledgable guide. Despite the fact we visited in a cold rain storm, he made it very enjoyable. A great tour!

Julie L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This is a must do tour when in Munich. Well organized and easy to find the meet up location at the train station. Comfortable train ride to and from Fussen and our guide Ollie provided us with interesting information and facts on the way to the castle and on the return trip. Had a nice lunch in Fussen before taking the carriage ride up to the castle. On the way down I took the bus. Just be prepared to walk up hill and to do stairs. Lots of stairs and walking on this tour.

Hannah C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Awesome tour, great group dynamic, and hilarious guide (Keith). I learned more about Ludwig II than I ever imagined possible!

Geoffrey L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great trip, our tour guide Roland was just the best! A long day but definitely worth it.

Kelli L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Austin was incredibly informative and entertaining. The castle itself is very impressive, but even more so was Austin's history lesson before/after the castle. I will be ordering a book about Ludwig soon after being so enthralled with his story. Also - shout out to Austin's dad Larry. I hope you're still reading his reviews...you should be very proud of Austin!

Carol P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The Intercityhotel and the guided tours through Viator have been amazing. !!!! I would highly recommend Munich or any holiday with Viator.

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