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The castle was impressive and we had an enjoyable day out but must take issue with you on a couple of points.
On your ‘Activity Info’ you state that a guided tour of the castle is included and yet in order to reach the castle we needed to take a boat trip to the island at an additional charge. Why not include that charge in your basic cost?
In stating that a guided tour of the castle is included you also state entrance to the castle is excluded. Isn’t this a contradiction?
We usually find our tour guides to be smart in appearance but our guide on this tour (Marcus?), whilst appearing reasonably knowledgeable, looked as if he arrived direct from a weekend party – unshaven and scruffily dressed. Not a good image for the tour operator or Viator.
very pleasant day - beautiful drive through Bavaria and then boat trip to 2 islands. I particularly enjoyed the tiny little island with the Benedictine convent as so peaceful. The larger island with the monastery and royal palace also very interesting.
The actual tour was excellent but the guide was a bit dour. Not very energetic in his narration.
Things were very systematic and organized. However ,the Lunch was not arranged at a good place; very average food at a very high price.
This is a light day trip and is quite enjoyable. Although it takes a full day, quite a bit of time is spent on boats but the overall tour is enjoyable.
Wonderful. It made us realize what it is like to live like a king.
Castle not as spectacular, however it had some beautiful porcelain chandeliers, which I've never been a big porcelain fan but these were spectacular. The island of Fraueninsel makes for a nice relaxing day. You can just sit on the shore and gaze at the beautiful scenery. Of course walking around the island you see lots of beautiful stuff as well. I just enjoy looking at the architecture in Germany and looking in some of the shops.
It is well worth the trip and the inside visit. However, more time should be allotted to visit the gardens and the Museum, and less time for Fraueninsel.
The castle was great, even though it isn't finished. The grounds were beautifully kept. The Fraueninsel part of the trip was also nice, the church well worth visiting.
We had a great experience on our bus and boat tour to the castle. The bus was extremely clean, the staff was very helpful and took extra time to ensure everyone had a good time. We especially liked our tour guide who was very child friendly.
Whilst this tour was 'worth doing' too much time was spent on Fraueninsel at the expense of time at the Royal Castle of Herrenchiemsee. In addition, the tour guide was a too casual in his attire for a 'professional' tour guide, stripping down to a singlet for much of the tour.
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