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Our trip was amazing. Our guide was unexpectedly leading 2 trips, but she handled it nicely. She did a great job explaining everything, spoke good english. The train ride to and from was a little long but provided a chance to catch a quick nap. Its a decent hike up, not a long hike, just steep. Very fascinating history. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The guide at the end of the day was also nice enough to give us train tickets to use the subway in Munich, a part of the price goes towards paying for train tickets, so we had asked her where a place was, she told us where and said "I'll give you tickets to go there I was going to give them out but everyone left". So she saved me about 25$ American
Fanstastic tour! Our tour guide was excellent! However a word of warning - don't do the uphill hike to Marienbrueke unless you have warmed up and you are super fit (especially on a warm day). It's a long day but so worth it! The castle is amazing! It is a 2 hour (slow but beautiful) train trip to Fussen through the country side of Bavaria - nice time to relax and take in the sights.
The trip to Neuschwanstein Castle was by far the best day we spent in Germany. Our guide, Austin, was extremely knowledgeable and kept us on schedule throughout the trip. The views were spectacular..would recommend this trip to anyone going to Munich..A don't miss excursion.
Beautiful day at the Castle. Our guide was very informative and fun. A great way to get there and skip the lines going with this group.
It was beautiful and like a fairy tale castle. Worth the trip and our guide was excellent.
Our tour guide Austin was funny, witty and super knowledgeable. We learned tons of background info on the castle and the king. He suggested restaurants to go to and gave us plenty of extra time to explore and shop on our own. He also navigated an unpleasant situation with Deutsche bahn with class!
We went on the tour of Neuschwanstein castle with viator recently. The tour was excellent value for money including a lovely train ride through the countryside and an excellent guide (Jeff) who added so much to the experience.
The Castle itself and the views from it are stunning. We have seen several castles in Europe but this one really stands out both because of how it looks and because of the rather sad story of its creator Ludwig the Second. This is said to be the castle that inspired the castle used in the Disney logo, and its easy to see why.
Although the train was open to the public Jeff motivated the group to give a smiley "good morning" to anyone who happened to trespass. This move immediately banded the group together like a group of comrades with a common enemy, we did allow others to use the toilets though.
Jeff started the history lesson while on the train itself, information being delivered from time to time in small bite sized chunks peppered with a good dose of humour so it doesnt feel like you are back at school. He was military like with the timing and precision, ensuring that we get the maximum out of the day. Jeff's passion and competence really made the tour more enjoyable as he had hints and tips on where to take the best photos and which path to take up to the Castle depending on your fitness and interests. The group was too large and so it was split in to two. We didnt have interaction with the second guide Anya, although she did come around to say hello and seemed friendly.
All in all this castle tour, albeit on a rainy day, was one of the highlights of our trip to Europe, keep up the good work.
Just one piece of constructive criticism, some areas of the walk up to the castle and the visit to the castle itself involved very steep climbing. Although Jeff highlighted this, I feel Viator should highlight the fact that this tour may not be suitable for people with mobility issues wit
Amesome tour! Meet a great group of people. Wonderful sights! Great day trip into the alps! Austin, our tour guide, rocked!
It was a excellent tour , and well worth the money. and our tour guide was highly professional and knowledgeable!.
this was a excellent tour and well worth the money. our tour guide was very professional and knowledable!
First, be prepared for a lot of walking! But, it is worth it completely! The train ride from Munich to the town was great ... As Americans, the train experience is something we have lost. Our guide was great ... well prepared with the history of the castle, provided good guidance to us, made us all feel comfortable, was a great "shepherd" for the group. Castle: what can I say? "Breathtaking" is just insufficient!
This was really easy and meant we did not have to think about how to get everywhere. The company organised the train journey, the bus transfer to the castle, the entry into the Castle and the trip home. Very well organised! Our guide, Anya was excellent and having a native Bavarian as our tour guide meant we got accurate information. She was funny and entertaining. An excellent day, despite how long it took.
It was great - at first I didn't want to go, because I had looked at enough castles on our trip to last me awhile. But I'm glad I did - the country around the castle was so beautiful, and the castle itself was unique and beautiful. We also got to see the running of the cows - a once a year experience!
The tourist guide was very kind and usefull in all situations!I would really recommend this trip!
Great tours! This day tour from Munich to Neuschwanstein is a long one -- about 9.5 hours. But Franz, our guide, made everything throughout the day easy and simple. He even accompanied us to the castle and waited outside for all of our group members to make sure they got back to the shuttle bus on time. The castle and bridge were amazing to see in person! It was a fun tour, and we were able to relax and enjoy it with the tour company.
This was a beautiful trip. We enjoyed the scenery and the optional tour of the castle. It is well worth the additional price to go inside the castle itself. Guests should be aware that an optional ride up to the castle is available at a small additional fee and should be considered if the very steep walk would be too taxing. The views around the castle are breath taking!
THIS WAS A GREAT EXPERIENCE. YOU NEED TO WARN POEPLE THAT THIS IS A TGRIP WITH LONG STEEP WALKING GRADES AND MANY STEPS IN THE CASTLE TO CLIMB BEFORE THE TOUR STARTS. YOU NEED GOOD HEALTH ON THIS TRIP. IT IS NOT FOR MOBILITY PROBLEM PEOPLE.
The guide was AMAZING - knowledgeable and motivating the group, interesting and great at managing the crowd- was the reason why I spread the word about viator with my foreign colleagues and friends.
I will use Viator again for visiting other Bavarian locations for sure!
It was a great tour and we decided to add more intensity to the experience by hiking up with tour guide (Roland) to the castle. Hike was short, but intense. Taking the bus to the castle was another option for those not interested in the walk.
Our guide Roland was very knowledgeable and enjoyed sharing his knowledge. It is an easy train ride from Munich, and a beautiful setting. The castle is amazing. Going with the tour is a great way to avoid lines. We had plenty of time to explore the lake and nearby forest before our tour in the castle.
Very happy with the tour. We left 9:30 by train, which was fast and comfortable. I've probably never travelled by train before when on a guided tour, but it was the best way to get there. Once there we had dinner and went up to the castle by bus (2 Euros) due to the rain. We first saw the castle from a great vantage point across the valley from a bridge, then went around the castle on the tour. The price of this tour is extremely competitive and the guide was helpful and informative. If your visiting Munich then for the money this really is an excellent day out.