Tour code: 285016
Witness the fairy tale-like castles of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof, created by Germany’s 19th-century King Ludwig II, on a day trip from Munich. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, ogle Bavaria's magnificent scenery as you journey to Linderhof, Ludwig’s rococo-style hunting lodge and last home. Join an optional interior tour and then continue to Neuschwanstein, a picturebook clutch of turrets and chambers that inspired Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle. Enjoy free time in nearby Hohenschwangau village for lunch and to explore Neuschwanstein’s grounds, and take an optional castle tour. Entrance fees not included.


  • King Ludwig II's Royal Castles day trip from Munich
  • Admire lush Bavaria on route to Neuschwanstein and Linderhof, both built by Germany’s 'mad' King Ludwig II
  • Tour (own expense) the inside of the lavish Linderhof or visit the Moorish Pavilion in the grounds
  • Ogle the hilltop Neuschwanstein, the model for Disney's Sleeping Beauty castle
  • Enjoy free time to tour Neuschwanstein’s interior (own expense) and explore its grounds and Hohenschwangau village
  • Learn about the ‘mad’ Ludwig and his desire to create his own fantasy castles
  • Enjoy a shopping stop in postcard-pretty Oberammergau, famous for its Passion Play

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

It's fascinating to learn about eccentric King Ludwig II, who built the two grandiose castles on this tour. You get plenty of time at both to appreciate his vision. And the short stop at Oberammergau, home of the famous Passion Play, is a nice bonus!

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What You Can Expect

Royal Castles of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Day Tour from Munich

Linderhof, Germany

Departing Munich, visit the smallest of three royal castles, Linderhof, which was built by King Ludwig II during the 19th century as a hunting lodge. Built in French Rococo style, the castle has a Moorish pavilion which can be visited during your one hour stay. You have the option to join a guided tour of the interior of Linderhof.

After departing Linderhof, you will have a short shopping stop in Oberammergau, world-famous for its woodcarvers, richly painted houses (Luftl-paintings) and Passion Play.

On the approach to Neuschwanstein, it will quickly become clear as to why this magnificent neo-Romanesque style castle is the most well known castle in the world. It appears through the mist like something out of a fairytale, and you will not be surprised to hear that the man who conceived its design - King Ludwig II, was considered quite eccentric. If it all seems very familiar, it may be because the castle was the inspiration for Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle.

You will stop in Hohenschwangau, a small town at the feet of the castle, where you'll have 4 hours at disposal for lunch and to explore the grounds of Neuschwanstein. You'll also have the option of joining a guided tour of the interior of the castles if you wish.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Marinos P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour was really good and Monika was fantastic. The tour is easily paced. Please note that castle tickets and lunch are not included.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The romantic road on this tour was beautiful. Our guide Monica was very good and you can see she and #39;s passionate about the history of King Ludwig 2. People should not miss Alpseebad - really beautiful lake.

travis g

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour and the tour guide were great. There should be a warning with this trip regarding the taxing climb to the castle and in the castle.

Evelyn S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Love it, I did it 3 years ago with other tourist company and was not the same. It was excellent explanation of each detail of the castles and cities. Fully recommended

Richard T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016


Boris G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Michael M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016


Michael W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour was excellent. The castles and village stop were well worth it.

Michele B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

What a wonderful day. Our Grayline tour guide Maria was very entertaining and had a lot of good information. The castles were very picturesque. Wish we would have spent a little more time in the village, but we were on a schedule. The walk up to Neuschwanstein was quite the walk up hill, pay the money and ride the carriage. Downside, the castle entry fees were separate. I wish the extra 23 euro was included in the ticket price, it is an easily forgotten detail.

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