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The castles were very interesting and greatly enjoyed. There is some hiking up hill and a lot of steps. No complaints except it was very busy with lots of tourist. We did the private tour which was well worth it. The guide knew all the "ins". And really helped us navigate our way from tour to tour.
The tour takes in two fine castles, superb scenery, and our driver Thomas was kind enough to make sure we also saw the wonderful Wieskirche, a rococo masterpiece. It was a pity that the weather was so bad, but then that's out of our control...
There was vry poor communication between Viator and the local guide, who said he had not been told we had booked (and paid for) more than just Neuschwanstein itself. So while we lucked out and managed to get tickets to Hohenschwangau, on the drive down to the castles we meandered through rural Bavaria and then had no time for the walk around the lake or the optional third castle, which was what we wanted to do. Also, there were two groups that travled in two separate cars. Te other car clearly had the knowledgeable guide. We had his colleague, who obviously was not a guide but just a driver who the guide had found. So we simply drove in silence there and back, following the guide's car. The drives were interesting and the scenery was lovely, as were the castles, but it wasn't what we were expecting from a "private tour."