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  • Location: Munich, Germany
  • Duration:  2 days / 1 night
Overnight in castle country on this two day tour from Munich. Your first stop is the elegant Linderhof. King Ludwig's favorite castle, which was built between 1870 and 1879 and modeled on the Petit Trianon at Versailles, France.

Highlights

  • Royal castles overnight tour from Munich
  • Tour King Ludwig II's castles at your own pace
  • One-hour visit to Linderhof Hunting Lodge
  • Neuschwanstein Castle - the model for Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle
  • Guided tour of Hohenschwangau Castle, where Ludwig lived as a boy
  • Independent multi-day package with transport, transfers, tours and 1 night's accommodation

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

The hotel on this tour is beautiful and located right at the foot of the 'Disney castle' Neuschwanstein. Be sure to get some pictures of Neuschwanstein from the bridge overlooking the castle!

What You Can Expect

Overnight Royal Castles Tour - Linderhof, Hohenschwangau, Neuschwanstein

Hohenschwangau Castle

Later in the afternoon step into the magical world of the majestic Castle Neuschwanstein, built on the ruins of Vorder und Hinterhohenschwangau it evokes childhood memories of magical fairytale lands. You'll also visit the castle of Hohenschwangau, where King Ludwig II of Bavaria spent his early years growing up.

See the royal castles of Germany at your own pace. This independent multi-day package is a combination of guaranteed scheduled coach services with additional features like transfers, hotel accommodation and sightseeing tours. Please read the itinerary below for full details.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Munich - Hohenschwangau
Leave Munich in the morning and head for Linderhof Castle for a visit of approximately one hour (time does not allow to visit the Moorish pavilion and grotto). Enjoy a short stop in Oberammergau before getting to Hohenschwangau. Your tour guide will provide you with the entrance tickets to Linderhof and Neuschwanstein castles. Upon arrival in Hohenschwangau, please check into your hotel before visiting Neuschwanstein, the famous Cinderella Castle, built by King Ludwig II.

Overnight: H. Mueller or similar.

Day 2: Hohenschwangau - Munich (B)
In the morning deposit your luggage at the hotel reception (at your own risk) and pick up your entrance tickets for the Hohenschwangau Castle at your front desk hotel. Enjoy a guided tour of the castle where the parents of King Ludwig ll lived. The rest of day is at your leisure. In the late afternoon proceed to Munich, where your tour ends at approx. 7:00pm.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

This has been the coolest part of my trip to Europe this time and my first trip 10 years ago. The bus company is subcontracted to haul people on the tour to Neuschwanstein. There was a slight miscommunication I believe with our original bus guide and it looked like the trip was going to be a bust. Once we figured out what the official agenda was and that we were on the right tour it completely 180'd. When we got to Neuschwanstein and realized that we had to check into the Muller Hotel the trip became highly recommended. The castles were amazing. Neuschwanstein is a must see if you stay there or not. I recommend going inside the castles at least once. Neuschwanstein looks like a Disney castle and is good for people of all ages. The Muller hotel was as good and hospitable hotel as I have stayed at. The staff deserves the highest rating. The double room also very cozy with the old German feel. We had enough time to check out the other castle the following day (Hohenschwangau) and take in the sights. The night we stayed we took a cab ride to Fussen which is a local smaller town with enough to do. I would stay at the Fussen again and could spend several days there. Everyone around town was also very accommodating. For the most part everyone speaks English and if you know the basics in German you should have no problem. The tour guide that took us back to Munich after the night stay was also very knowledgeable and had all of her ducks in a row. I think the poor experience with getting to Neuschwanstein was a complete fluke and do not expect repeat trouble for anyone else. I highly recommend this tour and would consider doing it when I make it back to Munich.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

This has been the coolest part of my trip to Europe this time and my first trip 10 years ago. The bus company is subcontracted to haul people on the tour to Neuschwanstein. There was a slight miscommunication I believe with our original bus guide and it looked like the trip was going to be a bust. Once we figured out what the official agenda was and that we were on the right tour it completely 180'd. When we got to Neuschwanstein and realized that we had to check into the Muller Hotel the trip became highly recommended. The castles were amazing. Neuschwanstein is a must see if you stay there or not. I recommend going inside the castles at least once. Neuschwanstein looks like a Disney castle and is good for people of all ages. The Muller hotel was as good and hospitable hotel as I have stayed at. The staff deserves the highest rating. The double room also very cozy with the old German feel. We had enough time to check out the other castle the following day (Hohenschwangau) and take in the sights. The night we stayed we took a cab ride to Fussen which is a local smaller town with enough to do. I would stay at the Fussen again and could spend several days there. Everyone around town was also very accommodating. For the most part everyone speaks English and if you know the basics in German you should have no problem. The tour guide that took us back to Munich after the night stay was also very knowledgeable and had all of her ducks in a row. I think the poor experience with getting to Neuschwanstein was a complete fluke and do not expect repeat trouble for anyone else. I highly recommend this tour and would consider doing it when I make it back to Munich.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Lots of walking and climbing stairs!
I stayed in the Muller Hotel which was excellent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Excellent tour. Guide very knowledgable. Highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

This was fantastic hotel absolutely fabulous second castle caused me some problems as the climb was so long and steep and I have a bad back and two injured knees but well worth the pain and effort when I eventually reached the top really recommend staying overnight to be able to see the third castle

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2012

No complaints at all. Highly recommended. We had a great time. It was the highlight of our six week travels through Europe. We appreciated the constant reminder emails from Viator as this reassured us that our booking was confirmed. Staff from the bus company and Hotel Mueller were excellent. Town was quite and relaxing - if you are looking for night life this is not the place for you! Visitors shoud do the tour of Hohenschwangau castle to get an overview of the history as tours of Linderhop and Nueschwanstein are very basic and crowded. Understandably, no photos are allowed in the castles but we felt that they could at least allow access to one or two external facing windows so that people can photograph the views from the castles. Visitors must take a photo from the bridge (worth the extra walk) when visiting Nueschwanstein as this castle currently has scaffolding on its other sides. We recommend that visitors take the bus or horse and cart to castle Nueschwanstein unless they have lots of time and are very fit. We travelled on a bus with day trippers to the castle and many expressed disappointment that they did not know that staying overnight was an option! We would not do it any other way.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2012

Would have liked more time at Linderhof Palace, but otherwise the tour was good, with plenty of time at Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau. The hotel was amazing, and there is plenty to do in your free time.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2010

Very interesting, informative, and a great Hotel to stay at for the one night at the base of the best of the three castles.

4 star rating: Recommended January 2013

Excellent tour, beautiful castles in snow! Very nice town to stay overnight in, great hospitality at the Mullier hotel.

4 star rating: Recommended October 2012

The tour was ran very well-all of the guides were well informed and entertaining. The overnight stay was well worth it since we did not have to hurry and could enjoy the castles and the area at our leisure.

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