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Getting onto the bus was a bit chaotic with too few staff members visible to help and confusion when a bus door closed while waiting in line to get on (it took some time for the message to get out that the bus was full and which bus we should get on). However, once on the bus and we started moving, the problems were quickly forgotten. The commentary was interesting and the locations were fantastic. While I didn't feel rushed, there isn't a lot of time at Linderhof or Oberammergau, so we couldn't explore much before needing to return to the bus. Overall I thought it was a fantastic tour and am very happy I spent the day on it.
Tours of Linderhof and Neuschwanstein were pretty basic and fairly short. Thought we would spend more time inside the castles. Regardless, it was still very good. Detailed information about King Ludwig II. Stop at Oberammergau was really nice for shopping. Got stuck in traffic jam going and Tour Guide rescheduled the time for our Neuschwanstein Tour. Also tour guide had reserved tables for lunch at our expense - very nice restaurant and very fast service to allow maximum time in town and for tour.
The tour was very organize, and our guide was very friendly knowledgeable, he is an excellent guide to travel with. Thank you very much!
Lucy from Grayline was great. She made sure we were on time to make our tour/bus plus gave us recommendations for food/drinks and plenty of time to see everything.
We had a great tour guide but unfortunately do not remember her name. Even though it was raining off and on the scenery was impressive and the castles unbelievable. The walk up to Neuschwanstein took about 1/2 hour for us but there is also a bus or horse drawn wagon you can take although there is a bit of a wait for these. It is a long day but well worth it.
Both Linderhof and Neuschwanstein Castles were amazing to tour! Definitely a different feel than the other castles we visited while visiting Germany. They were luxurious! We took the shuttle bus up the hill and got off above the castle. Make sure you get to the shuttle meeting spot early before your scheduled tour time because there tends to be a long waiting time, but well worth the ride up. When you get off the shuttle, you can walk up hill for a few minutes to the bridge to see the wonderful view of the castle. Bridge was very crowded, but after a few moments you can find a spot to take pictures. After your visit to the bridge it's an easy walk down to the castle. Our tour guide was very informative about the history of the castle. After the tour it was a downhill walk to the town. We felt we had plenty of time in the town.
Loved it! Three tips for those who should decide to take this tour: 1) get to the bus early and sit on the left side, the view of the snow capped Alps is beauuuuuuutiful! If at all possible, sit on the top level of the bus. 2) Upon arrival, Don't spend too much time downhill of the castle before the timed tour of castle's interior. The bridge behind the castle is a must see! 3) Be prepared to walk from the bus drop off to the castle. It's a good climb up hill (more like the side of the mountain). Horse carriages are available, but there is a wait which can be long.
FABULOUS- scenery enroute, tour guide,Linderhof Castle guide, Neuschwanstein Castle guide and,of course, these two incredible venues.View from Mary's (Marie's) Bridge ,Neuschwanstein Castle,is well- worth the difficult walk- we saw a number of people stopped ,catching their breath. We took the horse and buggy as far as it would go and then walked the rest of the way, which was still difficult.Doing this tour was definitely a highlight for us and one that we would highly recommend!
Bus equipment for this trip was very good. The countryside was beautiful and the castles were spectacular to see. I don't know how it could have been any better.
il tour ai castelli di Neuschwanstein e Linderhof è stato molto bello e interessante. La guida che ci accompagnava è stata utile è molto disponibile
Comfortable bus, informative guide providing lots of background information. She advised us of times to be back on the bus and everyone was on time which was appreciated by all. Would have liked a little more time to explore grounds of Linderhof. Oberammergau stop was long enough for some souvenier shopping or coffee. It is a pretty town and good to walk around if not interested in shopping. At Neuschwanstein castle we didn't stop for lunch but started the walk to the top and to Mariantz bridge to take photos. We bought lunch from the main railway station in the morning so that we would have more time to see the sights and not spend eating in restaurants. The walk to the bridge provided some great views and photo opportunities. Although the day started out with drizzling rain by the time we arrived at the castles the sun was shining. Well worth the visit especially as we only had 2 days in Munich and going with organised bus takes away the hassle.