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I has always been my dream to see Neuschwanstein Castle and I certainly wasn't disappointed. The castle art, tapestries, carvings, paintings, etc. were just amazing. The walk up the hill was well worth it - loved this tour!
Neuschwanstein castle is one of the best places to visit in the world even though they don't let you to stay inside the castle for long timed tour due to thousands of people visiting it everyday. Lucy was a very good guide. The other places that are part of the tour were also worth a visit, though I wish we had more time to spend inside them too.
The extra money for this small group tour was well worth it. Spacious seats and a very comfortable ride through scenic Bavaria. I never felt as if I was part of a herd. The guide (wish I remembered her name) was very knowledgeable and informative. The description of the tour was spot on, and met or exceeded my expectations. Could you spend more time in Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Oberammagau? Sure, but I was able to see 3 beautiful places in one day in perfect weather. I was extremely satisfied and the tour was one of the highlights of my recent vacation in Europe.
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.
What a great Tour and a spectacular Value. If you get a chance to do this tour, don't hesitate. Neuschwanstein, Linderhof, Hohenschwangau and the village of Oberammergau in a 10.5 hour tour is jam packed. Tickets for the tours inside both Neuschwanstein and Linderhof were taken care of by the fabulous guide for an additional 21 euro. Everything was made very convenient.Plenty of time was spent at Neuschawnstein/Hohenschwangau. Oberammergau village was a quick shopping stop with beautiful Fairy Tale painted homes and businesses. I found prices for souvenirs cheaper here than Munich. Overall a fairy tale trip.
I thought this tour was excellent. The castles were interesting even though it rained and was chilly most of the day. I walked the road up to Neuschwanstein but it's possible to take a shuttle bus or horse drawn carriage as well. Our guide, Lucy Lucia was well organized and handled our large group effortlessly. She anticipated problems before they occurred and provided informed and interesting commentary throughout the trip. I was impressed and attribute the success of our tour to her preparation.
This was probably my most memorable day on this trip to Europe! The castles were beautiful and the guides were great. When we went to the town of Oberammergau, it just was not enough time there. That was the only portion of the trip that felt rushed. Being at the Neuschwanstein Castle was amazing. My only recommendation was to skip going for lunch and bring your own for the hour they give you to eat. Walk around the grounds and take it all in. Definitely glad we didn't stop at the restaurant. Paddle boats were cheap and a great way to see the castles from the water! Highly recommend that!!
The Neuschwanstein Castle is a spectacular sight to behold and a must-see for everyone.
Guests met up at Mike's Bikes in Munich, it seemed there was a little delay getting started. Walked to a very comfortable bus several blocks away. Natalia gave an informative introduction to the planned events and discussed various points of interest as we passed them leaving Munich. A couple movies were played on the bus reviewing Ludwig II's life and controversial death, but because of various passengers' conversations it was difficult to hear the audio.
There is a choice of joining the bike ride in the morning and touring Neuschwanstein, or touring Hohenschwangau in the morning and Neuschwanstein in the afternoon. We chose the latter. The hike up from the former to the latter is steep, and with good weather it is rather warm. Brad and Maikka were experts at making sure everybody reached the destination, considering the varying paces. They are also very good at drilling into the guests the necessity for everyone to be prompt at the meeting places, such that no one or several stragglers would hold up the entire tour group. Worked like a charm! They were excellent and pleasant hosts.
Definitely recommend this trip to others, well worth the expense: fun, informative, and full of exercise! We can't speak for the bike ride, but we cycle at home and figured we had better see Hohenschwangau while we were there.
The state guides in the castles were independent of Mike's Bikes. Our guide through the lower castle had a wonderfully amusing delivery: she would introduce a room or item in the room, pause for several seconds, and then surprise us with a funny and curious fact regarding it. Very relaxing tour. Neuschwanstein was a little faster paced, like a people mover to keep the groups proceeding through. Primarily a function of the two guides' personalities.
This tour was amazing!!! best part of visiting Munich. Maximus was a great guide and gave us such good insight into munich. The little town we stopped at on our way between Linderhof and Neuschwanstein was so awesome! I also highly recommend to any one to purchase most of your souvenirs here because you won't find a better price!!
We walked up the mountain to the castle, it was a tiring walk but well worth it once we made it to the top! Don't forget to walk to the bridge so that you can see the perfect view!
Don't miss this tour!!
Wonderful excursion from start to finish. Finding the starting point for the tour was a tad tricky, being without a phone/not knowing German, but the guides could not have been nicer! They made certain the entire group staying together and that we were well informed during the entire trip. We had a gorgeous day for the bike ride, as well as the castle tour. Plenty of places and time to stop and take in the scnenery and snap some pictures. Lunch was delicious, with breath-taking views. Easy, relaxing, nice break from our trip where someone else could take the reigns. So happy we chose this instead of going the tour of Neuschwanstein from Munich on our own. Thank you!
Tour guide Christine was awesome and very friendly. The tour bus driver did an excellent job as well. Lots of cool and unique history given while traveling to all stops. Loved the Linderhof castle tour. My wife and I both did not enjoy the Neuschwanstein castle tour however. All in all a great.
Overall a fantastic and informative tour. Monica, our guide, was amazing. Full of great info and fun-facts, she kept us all on-track and entertained. Neuschwanstein and Linderhof were gorgeous. The sole improvement we would suggest is considering omitting the stop in Oberammergau. While it was a lovely spot, we had only 30 minutes to explore/shop which was not nearly enough and the whole detour felt very rushed. Very small issue for an otherwise wonderful and fun-filled day!!!
Both castles were excellent and the tour guide was very informative. I could have done without the stop to the Bavarian village and had more time at Neuschwanstein. Also, note that the tour bus follows the same route/time frame as a large number of other tour groups so the stops are all pretty packed.
This was a lovely tour. A visit to Neuschwanstein had been on our bucket list for several years. Our time at both Linderhof and Neuschwanstein was enjoyable with the bonus of great weather.
I really enjoyed this tour. However, you spend some time for shopping at a small town in between the castles. It was nice to get out of the bus and shop a bit, but I would have loved more time at Neuschwanstein - there is a footbridge over the ravine that likely has awesome views, and we simply didn't have an opportunity to walk to it.
excellent trip with a very knowledgeable guide. Added stop at Obergammerau was very much appreciated. Castles were spectacular, with Linderhof reminding me of Versailles, and Neuschwanstein being the perfect model for Disneyworld.
Tour was really good. Tour guide gave us a lot of info on the ride down giving us a knowledgeable set up for the history of the castle. The tour has an option: Optional Hohenschwangau Castle or Bike tour. We chose to do the Hohenschwangau castle, but by not doing the bike tour, basically the tour guide sets you up for the day, and then leaves you on your own until about 4:30 in the afternoon when the group reconvenes to do the Neuschwanstein Castle. Not sure if that's good or bad because we enjoyed being on our own for the first castle, but were somewhat surprised by the fact that we wouldn't have a guide for most of the day. Again, it was no problem, and perhaps better, but maybe there is a tour with a price that reflects the fact that basically it's a a bus ride down with very informative narrative, then you are left on your own for most of the day, you get back together for the Neuschwanstein Castle in the late afternoon which is guided only by the castle staff and then return home on the bus, and you don't have to pay for the bike rental part which you didn't use anyway. ? Whether or not there is another tour that covers the same without the bike rental part I'm not sure. If not, for our experience, it was great anyway, and we really enjoyed seeing both castles and the wonderment of it all. However you figure out how to get down to see the castles, it's well worth it and is absolutely not to be missed. And if this is the only tour that gives you access to both castles, do it in a heartbeat! Tour was great, bus was comfortable, staff were informative, very pleasant and very professional.
Pat Dantas New Zealand
Both castles Lindehorf and Neuschwanstein were worth visiting. Each had it's own unique flavour, and the insight they offered into Ludwig's life was interesting. The village of Oberammergau was neat and the shopping one of the best value for money we have seen among all the touristy locations in Europe that we have visited.
The tour has been well organized, where our guide has prepared all the tickets and given us clear instructions on how to redeem them at each attraction. The guide is very knowledgeable, sharing background information and history with us as we made our way to each attraction.
Between Linderhof and Neuschwanstein, we stopped over at a small village with various souvenir and handcraft shops. For those who are interested, this would be the place to pick up a traditional cuckoo clock. For the uninitiated, you may find the stopover to be a little too long. Lunchtime was slightly later than we had expected, hence I would advise those who are taking the tour to have a good breakfast that day.
The crowd at Neuschwanstein was significantly more overwhelming. The tour bus dropped us off at the foot of the hill and we were to make our own way to/from Neuschwanstein at the top of the hill there were a few transportation options. This was where things got a little confusing and we had difficult making our way back down. In the end, we were late and might have almost missed the tour bus. If the transportation to/from Neuschwanstein is organized for the group, that may be helpful.
All in all, we had a wonderful time on this tour and I would recommend it to others.
This was a very nice tour. The guide provided a very nice commentary on the bus. And she really made each of us feel very welcome. I truly appreciated her personal service/ approach. I really enjoyed both sites - Neuschwanstein in particular was absolutely fantastic. This tour is very practical and takes all the hassle out of transport and tickets...which considering that Neuschwanstein gets 8000 visitors per year during peak season, is well worth it.
I'm not sure how to rate this tour. When I arrived at the bus depo operated by greyline, they advised me to the bus I need to go on my overnight tour. While on the bus Nancy our tour guide had no idea I was on a overnight tour not a good start, I'm very nervous at this stage - praying I was not on the wrong bus when I question her what do you mean you don't know she kinda ignored me. Nancy was a terrible guide , she was not organised at all. We waited so long out side the ticket area when we arrived at linerhof - she could not organise her group. Linderhof was beautiful - amazing castle and the grounds were gorgeous. Very picturesque.
I approached the tour guide again and she said the hotel at Fussen should have all my info when we arrive at neuschwanstein castle. Once we arrived Nancy took me to Hotel Muller if it wasn't for the hotel staff my nerves would not have settle
Neuschwanstein Castle WAS AMAZING it was breathtaking. I was relaxed by this stage I had checked into the hotel and all was good. I was happy. I was enjoying my afternoon at the castle. Once all the tourist left Fussen, it was such a quite little town. Beautiful, surround by both castles. The next day the hotel organised my tickets too Hohenschwangau castle. Everyone at the hotel was fantastic. Breakfast the next morning was fresh and delicious.
So I'm not sure if I rate the tour on what I saw or how I felt when the tour guide had no idea I was on an overnight tour, and really didn't seem to care! If I had to do it all again I would stay overnight but plan the thing myself. And not book this tour. Definitely stay at hotel Muller.
Pretty rushed the 20 minute stop at the town ??? was a waste of time. This should have been a 1-stop tour at Neuschwanstein.
Não foi exatamente uma excursão ideal. Embora o anúncio da excursão pela Viator mencionasse o português do Brasil como uma das línguas, a guia só falava em inglês. Havia um pequeno trecho gravado em português, com menos de 5 minutos. Já perto de Neuschwanstein a guia deu algumas explicações, mas em espanhol. O anúncio de língua portuguesa, pelo visto, não corresponde à realidade. No mais, foi tudo bem.
The bus was comfortable though several people asked the tour leader, Maximillian, to turn down the heat something he did much later. It was a 90 minute ride to Linderhof Palace. The tour of the Palace, whether you are on a tour of by yourself, is 30 minutes. It is a neat place, not very big, very ornate, and it was an enjoyable experience.
We then drove 45 minutes to the tour leaders home town where they do The Passion Play every 10 years. This was a shopping break, which was short but a waste of time for many.
We then drove 45-50 minutes to Neuschwanstein Castle. The Castle tour, whether you are on a tour or by yourself, is 30 minutes. Supposedly this is the most popular tour in the Munich area. There are three ways to get to the castle a 30-minute walk up a very steep incline with no plateaus to rest which most people found a challenge a bus that drops you off 10-15 minute walk from above the castle on very steep decline and then a very steep incline which we took but actually was painful a horse-drawn carriage that carries 12 people and drops you off 10 minutes below the castle on the steep incline. You can wait in line for 30-60 minutes for either the bus or carriage. You can take the bus or carriage back down but the same issues apply. Of course, you can walk down but the pressure on your knees and shins is significant. Once you actually start the tour, you have to walk up 80 stairs on a spiral staircase. Fortunately, a Castle staff member arranged for us to go down on an elevator.
Maximillian, the tour leader, told people the walk up was no problem and discouraged the bus or carriage because of the wait. Initially he didnt even mention you could take the bus or carriage back. He told us we had to be punctual so we worked hard and actually walked down and made it on time. Then we left 15 minutes late because some people went shopping or to have a drink!
No one in the Castle mentioned that Walt Disney used the castle for his model advertising for Disneyland or that the George Clooney film Monuments Men was filmed there. The Castle, designed in a medieval manner, was interesting but not even close to worth the pain and stress. The drive back to Munich was two hours.
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