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If you visit Munich then this Day Trip is a must! A very well Organised trip to see one of the biggest landmarks in Germany.
Our Tour Guide Roland was excellent, helpful, knowledgeable and very well spoken, he even knows a few short cuts/ tricks to help all the party enjoy their day and avoid the inevitable queues.
The castle itself is fantastic and every bit as good as it looks online, Roland pre booked our tour times and allowed us plenty of time to see as much of Schwangau as we could before avoiding the rush back.
We booked everything through Viatour online, very easy and all the staff we came across were very helpful. Really enjoyed Roland's stories regarding Ludwig extremely interesting, a credit to his company.
Well organised and smoothly run tour with good mix of an informed guide and some free time and space to explore the castle and the surrounding area. As the viator site clearly states the castle ticket is not included in the price thus be sure to factor in 12euro into the total price when considering the tour, although the guide is excellent at ensuring easy transport, and also ensures that you dont have to join in the rather substantial ticket queues.
This was a surprisingly great tour. I didn't have the highest expectations, I mean, the castle is beautiful and all but is it really an all day thing? Our guide Austin made it so fun, from his story telling abilities, understanding of history and the larger societal forces at the time, to simple knowledge on how to best get around, it made for a great balance of info, scenery, and time to enjoy the foothills of the alps on a crisp, clear autumn day.
Traveling to foot of the German Alps was a great idea, and these guys make it easy to do. The price of a Viator-contracted tour is fair, and the local guides they use are eminently qualified. I think that the grandeur of Neuschwanstein Castle speaks for itself, so all that's left to do it visit the castle both inside and out.
Brilliant tour, Nic our guide was funny, informative,engaging in all aspects of the days trip. Easy 2hr train ride to Fusson station and then a 40min walk up a rather steep incline which Nic stopped our group to rest for 10mins at 3 stages to make the walk easier. We loved this tour and would thoroughly recommend to anyone to do. The castle and its history brilliantly explained to our tour group by Nic our guide was the best tour I've been on. Nic is a brilliant tour guide.
Sharlene and Kim Hayes
What a wonderful experience-lake Alpsee, the Alpsee Rose restaurant, both castles.
This was a great tour. Very glad I booked it because the walk up to the castle with a 4 year old and 2 year old would have been horrible. At least with this tour we were bused up to the castle and then had the Horse -Drawn Carriage Ride coming down. The view from Mary's bridge of the castle was breath taking! The castle is a lot younger than i excepted and the tour on the inside was about 30 minutes if that because there isn't a lot to see. And be prepared to walk down about 200 steps to get out of the castle. The views definitely made this trip worth while.
My husband and I enjoyed this with Radius Tours. Aiden was our guide and did a wonderful job. Once we arrived in Fussen we had a little time for a snack before the long walk up to the castle. After the castle tour we had our own free time, but was not enough as we had to hussle down the hill to get ready for our ride back to Munich.
We loved it. This was the best tour ever, our guide was excellent. When we entered the castle the guide said no pictures were to be taken.
But at the end of the tour he turned away and we all got to take awesome pictures.
We also had a horse carriage ride down the mountain. I recommend this tour.
georgegodfrey United States of ...
Our tour guide was exceptional. Keeping us together for the train ride and the tour. I apologize for not remembering his name....I feel like such a Nob. He will know who he is with that said. From Africa He made some great recommendations on grabbing a quick bite to eat before we started up Heavy Metal and Sausages! Awesome! and he had a wealth of information. We learned so much about the hows and the whys of the castle. Also information he gave us about the castle showed up in Munich when we toured a day later. Great tour and even greater tour guide. THANKS! PS. take the time to walk up to the bridge!!
Neuschwanstein is obviously one or the most charming places you can go, located near the Bavarian Alps just half a click from the Austrian border it's quite romantic and spectacular. You would enjoy both surrounding landscapes and the castle itself observing the beauty of the castle and nature outside watching the paragliders in the air above.
Try planning your trip on a sunny day to get best pictures from around the castle and of course Marienbrucke.
Also, special thanks to our tour guide Verena from Radius Tours who was keeping us engaged with her stories of the castle and King Ludwig all the way from the very first second of our tour to the last one.
This tour was amazing. Our guide Keith Scottish was very knowledgeable and made the day more fun. It was nice having a guide escort us to the Castle and back. The trains on the way back ended up being canceled and Keith arranged transportation back without us having to worry about it.
Spectacular!! Our guide Jeff was very entertaining and helpful the whole day. The tour is really nice, even the train rides through the Bavarian country side have amazing views. Then the castle, just as if it came out of a fairy story.
The tour was great for the price. It was nice having travel accommodations to and from the castle handled for us. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and made sure we had a great time. We also were able to skip the line and go right into the castle. Great views everywhere. Definitely worth it!
A truly beautiful place! Verena was fun to travel with and she had very good stories about King Ludwig and his castles.
Radius took excellent care of us during our full-day tour of Neuschwanstein Castle. Our guide, Aidan was engaging and very informative giving us lots of little insider facts that the tour run by the castle would have completely missed. He was also super helpful in helping everyone on the tour make the most of their time at the castle and in Munich overall. We left enchanted by the beauty of the castle and surrounding area as well as the story of Ludwig II and the Wittelsbach dynasty. I would highly recommend to anyone spending a few days in Munich!
Getting past the crowds with a private van is worth the price alone. Amir our guide was excellent. The castle itself inside is just OK, but the Black Forest setting is incredible.
We loved the small group train tour. Roland, our tour guide couldn't have been better. He took care of all the details, providing the small group with all the information we needed to navigate the grounds and castle. Roland was interesting, humorous and provided an interesting history of the castle. Such a great value. Highly recommend.
Awesome Tour. I strongly suggest Radius Tours as an excellent Tour company to use this. The climb walk up to the castle is very tiresome, but totally worth it. The tour guide was excellent also. All in all a MUST see tour when in Munich.
Great way to see Neuschwanstein Castle. We had an amazing tour guide who gave us really good history. She was also very organised and got us up to the castle with the mini bus, which was appreciated.
The tour was terrific. Nic our guide was fantastic, personable, and full of knowledge. The castle tour itself was quite short, but the walk up was filled with insight. The location itself was beautiful. Nic also gave us great individual advice on restaurants and things to do when we returned to Munich. The day was an absolute pleasure.
There are multiple buses picking up at Central. They will direct you to the correct bus- have your voucher ready. Tell the guide you are on the OVERNIGHT tour. They may ask for small group, premium tour, private tour travelers that they can not find. THIS IS YOU. You are not on the DAYTRIP tour. If you mess this up, as we did, it is not a big problem. This happens and Danielle put us back on track at the excelled hotel the company booked for us.
Overnight allows you to see all three castles, hike around the lake, and see the museum after a great lunch without the rush.
This tour made it easy to get to the castle and provided us with some background information on Ludwig and the history behind Neuschwanstein. Train ticket there, bus to the site, lunch stop, bus to the top of the crazy hill, and back to Munich all for one price!
Guide -Roland -v good and entertaining. Remember additional cost for bus and tour of castle. Even after bus there us quite walk from viewing platform to castle esplanade. If you choose horse and carriagedo on way down as you won't want go viewing platform, uphill, after castle. Queues for bus tickets ridiculous in hot weather. More needs done to process bus tivket queues quicker. Remember if u choose to walk from bottom, it is v long and steep. You'll need to be fit and have lots water. Castle v well preserved inside and out and spectacular views on good day. Hof ttowards bottom hill -with seating up side, v good and reasonably priced.
We really enjoyed this tour. Our tour guide Keith was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. The castle is definitely a must see! Don't forget to enjoy Quarkballchen donut that the area is known for...so good!!!!
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