This was amazing and even better than we expected! From the comfortable and spacious coach to our fantastic guide and driver I'm sorry, I can't remember the ladies' names, every bit was well thought out. The information and stories along the ride, the time for shops and photos, the tours and, of course, the drinks and snacks, all made up for an entirely unforgettable experience. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone looking for a bit extra when picking a day trip to the castles.
A wonderful tour and the driver and guide were fantastic in every way. Highly recommended tour.
This is the tour to take! Margaret our guide and Frieda our driver were wonderful. The bus is super comfy and it was nice to have a smaller group to travel with. We had an amazing time! :
The luxury coach is really comfortable and it was really a small-group tour 8 of us. By virtue of the small group which made us agile, the tour guide made a quick stop at Oberammergau which was a BIG bonus. It would be better still if our tour guide could lead a quick walking tour around Oberammergau as we were kind of lost and unsure of the directions. Overall was a pleasant experience especially experiencing winter wonderland during this trip.
Small-Group is the only way to go. Fabulous tour bus and guide. Scenery is picture book quality.
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Fantastic tour!!! Ursula was a wonderful guide, filling us in on the history of King Ludwig, as well as the Bavarian country side. Worth every penny. Am so glad I paid the bit extra for the smaller tour and perks that came with it. Can't wait to visit this area of Germany again with my husband. Spectacular, despite the rain and fog. The weather added mystery and enhanced the amazing colors of Indian Summer.
The premium small group tour was wonderful. We were comfortably seated in a bus with one captains chair on each side for great views and leg room. We received snacks and drinks for the ride. Our guide Ursula ? was so knowledgable, pleasant wand made the trip go quickly. The castle was fogged in until we got up close but was still beautiful. We truly enjoyed the beauty of the area with fall leaves to frame the castle. We took the shuttle up the hill to walk down from the bridge closed unfortunately so we did not need to climb up to the castle. A short trip to picturesque Oberommergau to enjoy the scenery painted buildings. A tour through Linderhof castle was also enjoyable and only wished for more time. Couldn't have been a better day.
The small tour bus was the most luxurious bus we have ever been on. 25 large swivel chairs made the 12 hour trip very enjoyable and comfortable
The tour director and bus driver were very knowledgeable of the area of Germany we traveled through.
Neuschwanstein and Schwangau castles is in a beautiful area of the Alps The history behind the castles are very interesting. We had plenty of time to explore the area. The tour guide had tickets for our tour of the Neauschwanstein castle at an appointed time.
There was a nice stop at Oberammergau for lunch, snack or shopping. It is a cute little village in The Alps.
The final stop was at Linderhoff Palace. The palace tour is beautiful from the interior rooms to the exterior statues and fountains.
On the ride back we were treated to wine and beer to enjoy while we drove back to Munich.
If I have the chance to take a small group tour again I will The additional cost is definitely worth it.
very nice bus. enough time at the different sites. learned a lot of the history.
This was a fantastic tour. The tour guide was great, the bus exceeded our expectations. Large bus, yet only a few seats, maybe 20. We had ten on our tour. Linderhof was the gem of the tour, only complaint was we would have liked more time there, but time is limited since you see Neuschwanstein, Oberamergau and Linderhof. I highly recommend this tour. We did three Viator tours, and gave a 5 star review, a 4 star review and a 1 star review.
Our driver and guide were exceptional. I did know a lot of the history, lore and events surrounding King Ludwig II but for those who didn't, she made this a history lesson full of interesting stories and anecdotes. They explained the tour in great detail, making sure we knew what to expect and how to get the most of it. Very pleased with this one and highly recommend it.
The bus was luxurious and Franzi was a great and knowledgeable and funny guide. She kept the bus ride entertaining and pointed us to the best locations for pics and souvenirs.
Exceptional guide and amazing castles. Very long day! Be prepared for a long trip.
The best tour I have ever taken. The single seat design in the bus makes it a very comfortable day. More tours should be offered in this style of bus. The driver and tour guide were both 5 star
We had a lovely tour guide, who spoke excellent English, and the tour stopped at 3 places. The bus was very comfortable, and had snacks and drinks available for purchase.
Highly recommend the tour, but be prepared to hike up a big hill or pay to ride in a horse drawn buggy to the Neuschwanstein castle. So good walking shoes are recommended.
I didn't end up on the luxury tour, my husband ended up with availability that day, and there were no openings, so the company was very flexible and transferred my payment toward two of the economy tour tickets which was very generous of them considering I had booked a non-refundable tour. They even came and found me, and handed us two of the prepared snack boxes that were given out on the luxury tour and apologized for not having room to add my husband that day to the luxury tour. They were quite gracious, easy to work with for trying to make a last minute change, and we had a lovely time.
We loved this trip. It was so nice to be in the large bus with a small group and our guide was very good.
This was completely worth the price!
Elizabeth and Matt
Our guide Ursula and driver Freda were amazing. The bus was very comfortable and up scale. Ursula filled us with stories and history, which enhanced our tour of the castles. It was even a rainy day, but that didn't spoil our adventure. Highly recommend this. Nice not having to deal with the crowds as Ursula took care of everything. She was awesome.
Very good tour guide with excellent English, very on top of things and extremelly helpful and kind. Provided all the historical information about the placecs and the castle we were visiting in an organized fashion while we were in route to the different locations. It was about 1 1/2 hours of driving to/from and the rest you spend it in the castles, in the small towns, etc.
Some people complain that you don't spend enough time in the Bavarian towns but that is a very personal thing. I found the time to be just enough and the towns to be gorgeous but small so an hour in the town and you have seen it all.
The bus was awesome same bus that was used by the Bayern Munich soccer team. You get a snack box some chocolates, peanuts, cookies and coffee as well as tow free drinks after that you would need to purchase it but it included beer, etc.. I got my two free drinks on the way back to Munich so we didn't find the issues that other people encountered with the drinks or being charged. Everything is clearly explained at the beginning of the trip and the guides within the castle are included and are great about 30 minutes for each Neuschwanstein and Linderhof.
Guide was very knowledgeable about Bavarian history and told a lot of fun stories. My only regret was that not sufficient amount of time for Linderhof. Should be 1 hour min. This is one of the worlds most beautiful gardens and no time to explore but around the build. Less time in the city, more time at Linderhof
Great tour, stunning castles and unbelievable country side. The bus is the way to travel total luxury no false advertising here! Both Neuschanstein and Linderhof castles are out of this world really nice, only pity is not being able to photograph the interior but must be seen to appreciate the quality of the workmanship of these buildings. Great tour guide and driver really had a enjoyable day.
This trip was wonderful. The luxury coach was certainly worth the difference in price. The bus was comfortable. The driver and tour guide couldn't have been more accommodating. I would highly recommend this and will use Viator in the future.
We had a great trip...Anna was simply great as our guide....took extra time with us to answer all of our questions on bus. The palace and castle tour were great and coordinated well with our bus guide. Would highly recommend the smaller tour like we took