Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Royal Castles of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Day Tour from Munich. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
The whole tour was fantastic but Mother Nature had other plans-heavy fog that blocked any views. Our guide was great, informative and personable. Would do it all over again. Well run! We rate the tour as a five star. Definitely worth it.
Stunningly gorgeous. Neuschwanstein is simply amazing, a must see for anyone in the area. Seeing the castle as you walk up to mountain towards it is breathtaking. When you finally get to the top (a 15 minute walk), you can then choose to go yet further up. This is also a must do, you can climb up to a bridge that overlooks the castle. This is where the beautiful photos really come from, as you can get a bird's eye few of the castle, and the land falling away behind it. Linderhof was more of an interesting place, than it was gorgeous. The castle is full of eccentricities, that make it interesting but also far out of touch with todays tastes. That being said, the trip into the alps, and simply being in that mountain range around Linderhof is worth the trip. Unbelievable area, gorgeous landscape, fresh air! The trip to that area alone, made the trip to Linderhof worth it.
All told, this trip really makes for a fairy-tale day, with the mountain ranges, fantastic castles and quaint little villages.
Was great tour and loved every bit of it. Very recommended. Thanks to our guide Francisca who made the long drive bearable.
The ease of finding the bus and leaving was great. The tour was exactly what we expected. We were a little disappointed that they were doing renovations at Linderhof so we feel as though we missed something. It was a typical late November foggy day at Neuschwanstein so it was surrounded by clouds. That did not dull the beauty. A lot of walking and stairs so if you have any mobility issues, please let your guide know as the castle has a elevator for such needs. Our bus guide was lovely. Can't remember her name - small blonde. She was terrific and sweet. Highly recommend this tour. Oh yeah - and definitely take the horse drawn carriage up and down - so fun (note: the bus and carriage up and down stop by 3:30 - so plan accordingly or it is a long walk down).
The tour was brilliant. First to Linderhof to show St Ludwig 2nds villa then Oberammergau for a little pit stop and finally Neuschwanstein. Be warned the tour guidd recommended eating at muller, which is packed, but further down there is a lake with a restaurant called Alpenrose Am See.
One of the most extraordinary experiences you'll ever have. This is what dreams are made of!!! The feeling you get when you see the castles is priceless. And the guides were very knowlegeable too! Definitely recommend this to anyone!
A fabulous trip that was very well thought out to ensure complete satisfaction. I will book again with this company. The guide was excellent, most knowledgeable and helpful.
The tour was excellent value for money, very informative and a magical experience.
Interesting venues and well organised I would definitely use viator again
This was by far the best tour I have been on yet. I did 5 other viator tours and this was just outstanding. It was the highlight of my month long trip to Europe.
First, they take you to the Linderhof Palace, where they hand you over to another guide that actually works there. You can't take pictures of the interior (which is beautiful!), but you can try. Our Viator guide encouraged us to try, though they seem pretty strict about not doing it. Anyways, you have a bit of time before and after the tour to take pictures outside the palace before heading back to the bus. By the way, you are somewhat in the mountains, and the view is just wonderful.
Then they take you to a little village, which was my favorite part. It was breathtaking. We stopped for about 45 minutes, which was just enough time to get some ice cream (only 1 euro!) and shop for souvenirs (which were really great!).
Afterwards, you go to the Neuschwanstein castle, where they let you go free for about 3-4 hours. The guide does not guide you, and many people were confused. He hands you a ticket with your entry time to the castle, points you in the direction to go, and tells you what time to meet back at and where. There are different trails you can take, or a horse carriage if you like, he gives you a map so you know where to go. Still, a ton of people were confused. Just listen to what he is saying carefully and you shouldn't be confused. Many people weren't listening on the bus when he was telling us all the info. (snoozing, talking to their kids, etc.) The 3-4 hours gives you time to eat, shop, and go to the castle. Make sure you stop at the bridge to take pics!