Meet a driver/guide at your Fussen accommodations for a 9am departure, then make the short trip to Neuschwanstein Castle in a private vehicle. You’ll walk right past the lines at Neuschwanstein Castle, which was the inspiration for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle, then see the highlights of the Romanesque Revival palace on a guided tour.
Following the tour of Neuschwanstein Castle, you have two to three hours of free time to explore the sites clustered around the palace, including Marien Bridge, pretty Alpsee lake, and Hohenschwangau Castle, an imposing 19th-century palace built by Bavaria’s King Maximilian II.
In the afternoon, continue from Neuschwanstein Castle to Oberammergau, a 30 mile (49 km.) trip, where you can shop, stroll, and see the town’s “lüftlmalerei,” the bright, hand-painted frescoes that adorn local houses.
The final stop of the day is Linderhof Castle, where your group has skip-the-line tickets to visit the smaller, exquisite palace, which includes formal gardens, a “Venus Grotto,” and over-the-top, Rococo design. Following your time at Linderhof Castle, begin the return trip to Fussen, where this tour concludes with drop-off at your accommodations.