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We both agreed that this was probably one of the best tours we have been on (and we have been on quite a few). Ana was excellent - she showered us with interesting information throughout the experience and answered all our questions. The tour had interesting stops and was excellent value for money (particularly with the discount!)
We were in the minority and chose not to enter any of the castles. Although I have not been inside and cannot comment on the tours and interiors, I feel this was the right decision for us. Both of the tours are quite short (20mins in Linderhof and 35 in Neuschwanstein) and we were more interested in the scenery. At Linderhof not going in allowed us time to see a bit of the surrounding countryside, and at Neuschwanstein it meant we weren't rushed in getting to the bridge for photos and also had time to visit one of the lakes on our way down (which, I might add, was lovely).
We walked up to Neuschwanstein and it took 25mins at a leisurely pace for two not overly fit individuals. I didn't time the walk to the bridge but it was (or felt after the initial walk!) a good bit steeper than the walk to the castle and I imagine took around 15mins - 20 if you stop to take in the view and grab some photos halfway up.
We really enjoyed this tour. It was well planned and facilitated. The bus was comfrotable and in good condition, and had an on board toilet and wifi (though we didn't use either). Ana was informative and engaging and we thoroughly enjoyed our day!
Very enjoyable day with Brigitte, who was enthusiastic and knowledgeable.
Wow. Castles are beautiful. Views of the mountains and countryside are incredible. Long day but great trip.
Wonderful place great castle fantastic trip. Thanks guide Bridget for the tour!
This is a no miss trip to Munich
This was a nice tour, very well organized. Very easy to find pick up point in Munich. We felt we had plenty of time to see everything. Maria was our tour guide and she was great!
A GOOD DAY, THE TRIP WAS WELL RUN AND VERY INTERESTING. i LOVED LINDEHOFF AND THE CASTLE. THE GUIDE, BRIDGET, WAS VERY FRIENDLY ASND INFORMATIVE. TRIP WAS WELL WORTH THE MONEY AND I WOULD RECOMMEND IT.
Before visiting Neuschwanstein, I travelled in France to visit the castles of Valée du Loire, which have very beautiful gardens. However, Neuschwanstein is unique. Inside the castle there are lots of stunning paints and artworks, and a reproduction of the cave of Venus. This is worthy of being visited by those who admire Richard Wagner and their operas.
Worthy of note are also the town of Oberammergau and the small castle of Linderhof. At that time it was covered by snow, which added more beauty to it.
This was a great tour of two castles that aren't easily accessible by public transportation. The drive through the alps and the hike up to Neuschwanstein and Marien Brücke (Mary's Bridge) were really highlights for me. They surrounding grounds were more impressive than the inside of the castle.
I had never heard of Linderhof, but it was a pleasant stopover that I probably would have never scheduled as part of my trip if I were doing the tour on my own. The grounds must be amazing in the Spring and Summer. I was there in the winter and the property was still impressive.
I enjoyed the stopover in Oberammergau. I loved the shopping there, and the traditional craft stores, but we only had 45 minutes to explore the town. I would have loved to have lunch there instead of at the base of Neuschwanstein.
I also wish the tour also included a stop at Hohenschwangau Castle. It was beautiful on the outside and what I read in my travel guide, it is interesting from a historic perspective.
Bridget, our guide, was enthusiastic and friendly. She kept the group on schedule, which I imagine, when it comes to tourists, is like herding cats. She did a great job.
Pickup and drop-off is conveniently located across from the main train station. I would recommend this tour to others.
Neuschwanstein was on my bucket list and I was very happy that this tour enabled me to get there.
Our guide was wonderful and I'm sorry that I can't remember her name--possibly Maria. She was very engaged with the group and kept us entertained and informed through the day, at every stop with humor. The bus had to be replaced and the driver was calm, made minor repairs.
A Must do if you travel to Munich. Awesome views of the mountains beautiful castles full of history.
It was great!! The time between castles was very limited..but very good.
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Everything went well, no delay no cancellation. the transportation bus was very big and comfortable. The trip was full of information, we have seen every single thing mentioned in the booked schedule. the only comment is that maybe.... we needed more time in each site as well as extra free time.