Step into the fairy-tale world of Bavaria and visit majestic castles, alpine lakes and medieval towns on this full-day tour from Fussen. Enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the dreamy Neuschwanstein Castle, famously the inspiration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle. Then, visit Linderhof Castle, another of King Ludwig II’s magnificent castles, and Hohenschwangau Castle, the ‘Mad King’s’ childhood home. That’s not all: stop off to admire the colorful painted houses of Oberammergau and take in views of the Austrian Alps and Lake Plansee.
Enjoy fantastic aerial views
Full-day tour of Bavaria’s castles from Fussen
Ideal for first-time visitors to Bavaria
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
Enjoy group transfers between castles with fast-track admission, plus a peek at picturesque Oberammergau.
This tour was not what we expected. It is more of a hired driver. He took us to the base of the castle and dropped us off to go to castles on our own and eat lunch. He then picked us up at 1:15 and drove us to another castle, gave us our tickets, walked us a bit up the correct path and then waited for us at the van. Then he drove us to the next town for 1/2 hour time on our own before being driven back to town. So it is not really a tour guide but a hired driver. It did help us not stand in line for tickets and he was a very nice young man, but I think the description should be clearer that he is not a tour guide.
We lucked out and were the only ones on this tour! We were taken by van to the first castle. We were left there to join a tour organized by the castle. It was good. Climbing down from the castle was quite a hike, but we made it. We were then picked up and taken to Oberammergau to explore on our own. We then met the driver who took us to Linderhof Castle. We liked this castle because of all of the ornate decorations in it. I recommend this tour.
The tour was just ok. Had to wait 30 minutes for tour guide to arrive, then he forgot his keys. Not much comment from him nor did he really give us any insight. Basically he was a driver. The skip the line at first castle was not actually true, we still had to wait in line to get in, just not to get our tickets. Same thing for the Neuschenstein castle. Plus we had to buy a ticket for a carriage or bus to get us to the castle. We missed our slot, did get in, but there were way too many people in the slot that our audio was stating things we were not looking at. Pick a different tour. Small group of 4 and we were all very disappointment in the price. We felt like we were driving around when we could have just walked 20 minutes from our hotel and not paid 112/person. A waste of money!
We enjoyed this tour as it took the hassle out of trying to find places to park as well as knowing where and how to buy tickets. Our guide drove us from site to site stopping for photo ops and shopping. He got our tickets so we did not have to stand in line. While seeing the castles we had enough time to go through the tours and also to have free time. As it turns out we were the only two booked for the tour so it was like getting a private tour. At the end of the tour, our guide, sorry cant remember his name but he was great, made a fine recommendation for a wonderful dinner. Fussen is a great town and would recommend allowing time to visit the town as well as the castles.
We were extremely disappointed compared to other Viator tours we have taken. We were slow in getting started time was wasted by dropping the half-day people off, only for us to return and back track to the same place latter in the day. Our guide was a driver not a docent explaining the history, culture, and lifestyle. There was no microphone in the van so those in the back could not hear.