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Witness the fairy tale castles of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof, created by Germany’s 19th-century King Ludwig II, on a day trip from Munich. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, admire Bavaria's magnificent scenery as you journey to Linderhof, Ludwig’s rococo-style hunting lodge and last home. Join an optional interior tour and then continue to Neuschwanstein, a picture book clutch of turrets and chambers that inspired Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle. Enjoy free time in nearby Hohenschwangau village for lunch and to explore Neuschwanstein’s grounds, and take an optional castle tour. Entrance fees not included.
Getting from Munich to Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest (Kehlsteinhaus) by public transport makes for a long day trip. Avoid stressing about connections or the hassle of arranging a rental car, and take this relaxing tour instead. Explore the Dokumentation Obersalzberg museum and Eagle's Nest at your expense, and stop at the alpine town of Berchtesgaden. If bad weather renders Eagle’s Nest inaccessible, visit the Berchtesgaden salt mines instead.
Discover elegant Salzburg—historic birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart—on a day trip from Munich. Relax on the comfortable train ride to Salzburg, take a guided tour of city attractions like Domkirche Cathedral and the Festung Hohensalzburg fortress, then enjoy hours of independent time to explore. Soak up Austrian history, sample local delicacies, and snap photos of the city set against the striking backdrop of the Alps.
Admire the countryside, castles, and villages of Germany’s Romantic Road on a day trip from Munich. Enjoy a coach drive along the iconic Road, a famously picturesque route through Bavaria’s mountains and forests. Stop at 11th-century Harburg Castle, one of Germany’s oldest fortifications, and continue to Rothenburg, a beautifully preserved medieval town of cobbled lanes, squares, and half-timbered houses. See top attractions such as the Renaissance-era Town Hall, enjoy free time to wander, have lunch (own expense), and more.
Travel from Munich to Bavaria’s Neuschwanstein Castle on this day trip that includes round-trip transportation by train. Often known as Germany’s "Cinderella castle," Neuschwanstein was actually the inspiration for a different Disney story, the ‘Sleeping Beauty’ castle at Disneyland. Take a guided tour of the castle, and hear stories about the "Mad" King Ludwig II, who commissioned it. The entrance fee is not included, but skip-the-line access is, so you won’t wait in the main admission queue.
Travel to Salzburg, forever associated with Mozart and ‘The Sound of Music,’ on this rail day trip from Munich. Relax on a scenic train journey to this historical Austrian city, and enjoy a guided walking tour of its UNESCO-listed Old Town, seeing the Mirabell Gardens, St. Peter’s Church, Mozart’s Birthplace, and more. Lastly, enjoy free time to stroll, shop, and sightsee for yourself, before your return train ride. Rail tickets and walking tour included.
Escape into the Bavarian countryside—and visit two of Germany’s highlight castles in one day—on this hassle-free coach tour from Munich. Set off in the early morning, and learn about King Ludwig II, who built numerous palaces during his reign. This flexible experience lets you choose whether you want to pay for admission to one or both palaces: Linderhof and Neuschwanstein. You’ll also have time for a traditional Bavarian lunch (own expense).
Visit the Eagle’s Nest in Berchtesgaden, Adolf Hitler’s famous mountaintop retreat, on this day trip from Munich. Travel by air-conditioned coach through Bavaria’s lush mountainscapes, and ride a bus and elevator to the lodge, 6,148 feet (1,834 meters) up Mt. Kehlstein. See where Hitler entertained dignitaries, view the hall where weddings and conferences were staged, and explore the terrace to admire the spectacular Alpine views—vistas that Hitler, ironically, found challenging due to his vertigo. Enjoy time for lunch (own expense) and the option to visit the Nazi Documentation Center Museum.
Discover beautiful Nuremberg — site of Hitler’s infamous propaganda rallies — on a 10-hour rail tour from Munich. Relax on the comfortable train ride to Nuremberg, take a guided tour of city attractions like Congress Hall and medieval old town, then enjoy some free time to make an optional visit to the Documentation Center. Soak up German history, sample local delicacies, and snap photos of the medieval and gothic accents that decorate this modern city.
Gain insight into the Holocaust of World War II on this half-day tour of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site from Munich. Travel by train and bus to the memorial site, and take a guided tour of the compound, a place of memorial and education dedicated to the thousands who were imprisoned and lost their lives there between 1933 and 1945. Learn how Dachau provided a model for all Nazi camps, and see the exhibitions and memorials, together with the reconstructed barracks and cells, as your guide provides illuminating, informative and sensitive commentary.
Visit the famous Zugspitze, Germany’s highest peak, on this guided, full-day trip with road transfers from Munich. Take a cable car to the summit of Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain at 2,962 meters (9,718 feet) above sea level, for breathtaking views of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Italy, then ride the cogwheel train back down.
Immerse yourself in Salzburg, sights from the ‘The Sound of Music’ movie and Austria’s Lake District on a day trip from Munich. Absorb the beautiful Lower Bavarian Alps as you journey south to Salzburg, and enjoy free time to explore its churches, squares and filming locations from the ‘Sound of Music’ movie independently. Continue through the Lake District toward the postcard-pretty town of St Wolfgang, and ogle the glorious mountain scenery on an optional boat trip on Lake Wolfgang. Lastly, return to Munich via gorgeous Lake Mondsee, where several scenes from the ‘Sound of Music’ movie were filmed.
Experience the fairytale atmosphere of Neuschwanstein Castle and the Bavarian Alps during this full-day train excursion from Munich. Travel by rail to the village of Hohenschwangau, where you can pick between a tour of the castle’s interior (own expense) or a guided hike in the nearby foothills with views of the fortress. Train transport and your guide are included.
Indulge in a day of breathtaking natural landscapes and manmade treasures on a full-day trip to Innsbruck and Swarovski's Crystal World from Munich. Accompany a friendly local guide on a scenic journey through Bavaria and cross the border into Austria, where you’ll stop first at the Swarovski museum for a breathtaking stroll through crystal-bedecked exhibitions. Then explore the colorful streets of Innsbruck, two-time venue of the Winter Olympic Games.
Gain insight into Munich’s dark past with a moving half-day tour of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, including transport by train from Munich. Take a guided tour of the camp’s cells, barracks and gas chamber, learn about Dachau’s role as Germany’s first concentration camp and read prisoners' stories of the atrocities carried out under the Nazi regime. You’ll also have the opportunity to pay your respects at the poignant memorial site and watch an emotional documentary about the camp.
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.
Discover Nuremberg’s rich and storied past on a full-day bus and walking tour from Munich. Relax on the comfortable ride to Nuremberg, then take a guided tour of the city, famous as the epicenter of the Nazi propaganda campaign. See attractions like Congress Hall and historic old town, and learn about the birth of the Third Reich empire. Afterward, enjoy some free time to explore, sample local foods and snap souvenir photos.
Enjoy one of Bavaria's most popular attractions, Neuschwanstein Castle, on this day trip from Munich. Avoid the long ticket queues with skip-the-line admission and enjoy plenty of free time to explore this fairy tale castle that was the inspiration for Disney's 'Sleeping Beauty' castle. The train tickets for the round-trip journey from Munich to Füssen are included making this a hassle-free experience.
Escape to the islands of Herreninsel and Fraueninsel in the Chiemsee, Bavaria’s largest lake, on this full-day rail trip from Munich. Enjoy a guided tour of the stunning Herrenchiemsee Palace, modeled after the Palace of Versailles and one of King Ludwig II’s homes on Herreninsel Island. Then explore the historic Fraueninsel Island, whose origins date back 1,300 years, at leisure. Round-trip train ticket included. Castle admission and boat rides additional.
Discover one of Germany’s highlight, fairytale castles—and leave all the planning and logistics to someone else—on this seamless tour from Munich. Depart in the morning via train, and make your way to the Bavarian countryside. You’ll learn all about King Ludwig II, and will visit Alpsee Lake and Hohenschwangau Castle, where he spent his youth. Then, finish with skip-the-line tickets (additional expense) to see his crowning glory: Neuschwanstein Castle.
Gain insight into the Third Reich's rise to power and visit Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site on this full-day Munich combo tour. Travel to Dachau, the first Nazi concentration camp in Germany, and explore the memorial site with a guide. Then, learn about the history of Nazi Germany during World War II, and see some of the buildings associated with Adolf Hitler on a walking tour. Round-trip transportation from Munich to Dachau is included.
Explore Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site on this half-day tour from Munich. Travel by train from Munich to Dachau with a guide, and visit the former concentration camp. During your guided tour, gain insight into the brutality of the Nazi regime and learn of the 42,000 innocent prisoners who lost their lives there. Explore the history of the Third Reich in the visitors' center, and read of the camp’s historical context from the prisoners’ perspective.
Enjoy a day of sightseeing in the Bavarian heartland, including a visit to the popular Neuschwanstein Castle, on this guided, full-day tour from Munich. First, choose from either a bike tour around the village of Hohenschwangau, including a swim in scenic Lake Alpsee, or go hiking and visit Hohenschwangau Castle, the childhood home of King Ludwig II of Bavaria. Then step inside the king’s palace of retreat, Neuschwanstein Castle, for a guided walking tour of one of Germany’s most popular attractions. Use of a bike and helmet are included.
Tour the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site during an informative visit with a small group. Travel by train from central Munich and walk the grounds with a guide to learn about the 12-year history and operations of the first Nazi concentration camp—established by Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich. Your guide details the brutal system of oppression at Dachau during World War II and the suffering experienced by its prisoners.