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Add a bit of legend and enchantment to your German vacation with a full-day trip to Neuschwanstein and Linderhof from Munich. Relax for the scenic coach ride through the Bavarian Alps, then spend hours exploring the former royal residences, sources of inspiration for modern fairy tales like Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty. In your small group, tour the castle’s opulent halls, unique spaces and the incredible kitchens. Conclude with free time in the charming village of Oberammergau.

Highlights

  • 10.5-hour trip from Munich to Neuschwanstein and Linderhof
  • Travel by luxury coach through the foothills of the Bavarian Alps
  • Visit the stunning Linderhof Palace, a 19th-century Bavarian treasure
  • Guided tour of Neuschwanstein Castle, prized home of King Ludwig II
  • Learn about the history, architecture and fairy-tale inspiration of these Bavarian landmarks
  • Explore the village of Oberammergau independently after your tour
  • Small-group format ensures personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castle Luxury Coach Day Trip from Munich

Visit Linderhof Castle during your day trip

You’ll be picked up from central Munich in the morning for your day trip to two gems of the Bavarian Alps: Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace. On your scenic 1.5-hour drive, your expert guide provides commentary about the history and significance of the Bavaria region and its attractions. Your luxury coach offers comfortable seats, panoramic windows, Wi-Fi and a restroom, ensuring optimal comfort throughout your journey. Enjoy a complimentary snack box on board, with additional snacks and drinks available for purchase.

Your first stop is Linderhof Palace, a small palace built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria. Though inspired by France’s Versailles Palace, Linderhof’s interior is actually rather private and humble, as you’ll see on your 1-hour guided tour, but head to the surrounding gardens and you’ll discover why they’re considered among the most beautiful in the world, combining elements of Baroque, Italian Renaissance and English styles.
Leaving Linderhof behind, head next to Oberammergau, where you’ll have about 30 minutes of free time to walk around. Wander the lanes of this quaint village and see beautiful examples of the traditional art of woodcarving.

Continue driving along famous Romantic Road to the foot of majestic Neuschwanstein Castle. Before hiking up the hill for your guided tour of the castle, you can either have lunch (own expense) or set out for Mary's Bridge (Marienbrücke), the best spot for postcard views of the castle.
The most famous of three royal palaces built for King Louis II of Bavaria, Neuschwanstein sits on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau. Take a guided tour of the 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace to learn about its peculiar past: it was intended as a personal refuge for the reclusive, crazed king, but it was opened to the public after his death in 1886.
Today Neuschwanstein is an architectural icon; in fact, it inspired Disney’s Sleeping Beauty and closely resembles Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland!

After your tour of the castle, relax on the drive back to Munich.

Customer Reviews

Deby

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

wonderful guide- and beautiful stops planned. there was plenty of time for most things. The only issue was the fact that we had to pick up people at another location and this delayed us by 30 minutes - which we lost at another stop.

Iweefoster United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great!! I liked the small group and the bus was very comfortable and clean! Great trip!!

Reid B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was a fantastic experience. Luxury bus with a lot of room and coffee/water service. They even gave us a beer on the return trip. The guide, Gerte, was great. Very knowledgeable, friendly and quite a history buff. This was such a great way to see some of the major tourist spots in Bavaria. Definitely do this. It's much more comfortable and enjoyable as opposed to the standard bus full of tourists type of tours.

Ian M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This small-group tour was the best! The driver and guide were excellent and the coach was luxurious!

Nelly United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was a great tour even though we got stuck with rain. Our guide was really sweet, I just don't remember her name. The Neuschwanstein castle was beautiful! Even the drive there was really nice. The Linderhof Castle was small but really interesting to see. I would definitely take the Luxury coach option since seats are more comfortable and it's a smaller group. Loved this tour.

bgildea1

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This is the way to travel,,nice bus ! Nice guide. Plenty of time to see what you want. Only complaint was not able to see the swan cave at Linderhof...wasn't on tour.

Ming Jie C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Nice trip even though it's snowing.

Terence T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Well worth the price. The bus was so comfortable and our tour guide (Margrite I believe) was wonderful. The bus driver was also very friendly. The castles were amazing, just wished we had enough time to see the grotto.

Erin B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Luxury coach was great. As soon as we got on the bus we were given a snack box, fruit, and offered a coffee. The tour guide provided commentary throughout the tour and was very clear with the plans for the day.

Diane S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Ursula was an excellent guide - very knowledgable and personable. The coach was very comfortable and we enjoyed traveling in a small group instead of with a herd of people. I highly recommend this tour.

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