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Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace Day Tour from Munich

München, Germany

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  • 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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  • Offered in: English


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 (unless you choose the Upgrade option).
  • King Ludwig II's Royal Castles day trip from Munich
  • Admire lush Bavaria on route to Neuschwanstein and Linderhof, both built by Germany’s 'mad' King Ludwig II
  • Tour (own expense unless upgrade option selected) the inside of the lavish Linderhof or visit the Moorish Pavilion in the grounds
  • Ogle the hilltop Neuschwanstein, the model for Disney's Sleeping Beauty castle
  • Enjoy free time to tour Neuschwanstein’s interior (own expense unless upgrade option selected) and explore its grounds and Hohenschwangau village
  • Learn about the ‘mad’ Ludwig and his desire to create his own fantasy castles
  • Enjoy a shopping stop in postcard-pretty Oberammergau, famous for its Passion Play

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This day trip to Neuschwanstein and Linderhof offers a bonus stop in the town of Oberammergau.

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Skip-the-Line Service
  • Entrance fees (with UPGRADE option only)
  • Selection of snacks and drinks on board (with UPGRADE option only)
  • Small-group tour (with UPGRADE option only )
  • Castle Tickets can be purchased on the bus for a fee (already incl. with UPGRADE option)
  • Entrance fees (approx. EUR 33.00, incl. reservation fees), unless upgrade option selected
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Tips or gratuities for guides

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Karlsplatz 21
    Karlsplatz 21, 80335 München, Germany

    Sonnenstr. corner Bayerstr., Take exit "G" or "F" from the basement. Google Maps: 4HQ7+FW Munich Please be at the departure point 20 minutes prior departure.

Start time

08:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Schloss Linderhof

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included


20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Schloss Neuschwanstein

3 hours 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please do not pre-purchase entry tickets to the Royal Castle Neuschwanstein and Linderhof. Please pay these fees to your guide so that group entry can be purchased
  • Please note this tour does not allow time to see the Venus Grotto.
  • The coach has a toilet on board
  • The stop in Oberammergau might not be available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • You are responsible for coming on time to the meeting points
  • Audio Guide is subject to availability (German, Mandarin, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, Italian, French, Spanish)
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved to reach the castles and inside the castle approx. 350 steps
  • People with disabilities may reserve the elevator in the castle Neuschwanstein. Please contact us in advance
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 78 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Featured review
My wife and I went on this tour, with Lucy as out guide and Smiley as out driver. Very well organized! Lucy was great, she had a lot of knowledge and was also entertaining and funny which made the day even more enjoyable. Bus was air conditioned, it was a beautiful day and the palace and castle we're just gorgeous! So glad we did this! Smiley did a great job driving, to!


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Lovely day viewing castles
Hannah_M, May 2023
Such a wonderful day ! Highly recommend selecting the premium tour. Worth every penny. Definitely not a tour for those that are not fit. Tons of walking up hills and stairs. Had a very lovely day !
Really great
ap630, May 2023
Lovely trip out to castle and palace. Beautiful scenery. Well organised with the tour guide obtaining entry tickets and entry times. Comfortable transport
fun experience!
marinahoover, May 2023
Walking around the castle and looking at the wonderful views. Liked the hike up to the castle. Josh our guide offered interesting stories. Liked that everything was on time and that there were only a few late comers.
Quite impressive castles, even in the rain.
tquiroz, May 2023
These are relatively modern castles built in late 1800s, still quite impressive and worth a visit. It rained during most of our visit, not much we could do about that. Still, we managed to get decent photos. Note that taking photos is not allowed inside either of the castles. If rain is forecasted during your visit, bring good rain gear as there is not many places to get under while outside. The bus ride from Munich was very comfortable, the driver and tour guide were very friendly.
Great tour guide who is...
Christopher_L, May 2023
Great tour guide who is friendly and patient, which is more important than anything else! He was doing a splendid job.
Good Tour; Bad Communication
Suzanne_M, May 2023
The tour guide, Jonathan, was great managing English, Spanish, Portuguese, and German when the translating system wasn't working on the bus. He kept everyone on time at the stops and was friendly and helpful. However, something needs to be done to make communication more easy with customers. We were running late and there was only a message board to contact - no phone number. We made it in time, but had no idea which bus to get on. There's no office at the location, which we spent time seeking. We finally went to the buses asking which one we were to be on. If there's no office at the location, this should be made clear when registering for a tour, as well as, how to proceed finding the correct bus. And contact should always have a phone number to call. I received no response to the message so I'm assuming that it's not checked regularly, so why bother having it.
1 traveler found this review helpful
History full day trip
Alexis_A, May 2023
Huge shoutout to Ursula!!! We took the VIP premium tour with her and what an experience it was. She spent the entire bus ride there giving us so much history and back story of Ludwig II, his life, his family, and his castles. It was truly fascinating. She continued to do this as we explored the grounds of both castles and gave us plenty of free time to take pictures and explore on our own. She does not do the tours inside the castles itself as those are done by those who work there but that doesn't make the trip any less great. The VIP tour itself was great as the bus is stocked with drinks, snacks, and an espresso bar. Would highly recommend this over the bigger tour with more people. We had approx 30 in our group and I still felt like we got more individualized attention.
Very well organised....
Sourabh_H, May 2023
Very well organised. Guide Monika was very good. She spoke very well with clear instructions. Time given for each stop was decent.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Amazing trip, with...
Christian_H, May 2023
Amazing trip, with prepared tour guides and astonishing landscapes. Mix of nature and history. I strongly recommend this trip
Excellent service and tour!
Vilmarie_N, May 2023
The premium tour definitely give you a better experience and opportunity to learn about the history of the castles, Louis II and Germany.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Beautiful castles
Robert_K, May 2023
Touring the castle’s. Our guide was very informative, she gave us information along the way and good history about the two castle’s.
Over the top tour. Awesome day.
Kathleen_N, May 2023
The bus driver and the guide were fantastic. It was such a great day. Tour guide Monika had everything prepared and was very clear with her instructions. All the tours were fun. I rate it one less star because of the amount of up and downhill walking and really hard winding stairs in Neuschwanstein Castle.
We would book again!
Tammie_S, May 2023
Great ride to Neuschwanstein, and both Lotte and Mr Smiley were very attentive and personable. This was a stress-free, very informative way to experience all the destinations in the tour. Fantastic!
Awesome sights, just wish we had more time!
Aubrie_H, May 2023
Great tour. Loved seeing Linderhof Palace, Obergammerau, and Neuschwanstein. 4/5 stars because I wish we had had more time at each location, especially at Obergammerau. If the tour started at 7:30 am and was able to give more time at Obergammerau, I would have gladly gotten up earlier. 1 hour earlier departure time would give 15 extra minutes at Linderhof and 45 extra minutes at Obergammerau. This would have been awesome.
Picturesque Castles and a worthwhile tour!
Liana_G, May 2023
This tour was well worth it! Being able to see the German countryside and Bavarian Alps made the drive very picturesque. The castles were the best I’ve seen, definitely go inside both! The main castle was being renovated however so not all rooms were open which was disappointing. Definitely go onto the bridge to get the most amazing viewpoint of the castle. The tour was organised very well and the stops in little towns were great too. The driver was smooth and the tour guide Jackie was very knowledgeable and friendly! However I’d say if you have/could rent a car you could do it yourself just as well as it does become quite a pricey day out since the castles, any food/drinks for the day is extra. But this tour is definitely the best alternative and will be a highlight of my trip to Europe.
Excellent Tour
Trent_T, May 2023
Monnika was a most excellent guide. Thoroughly enjoyed our premium group tour! Highly recommend this Tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Very organized. ...
Rita_K, May 2023
Very organized. Comfortable bus. Tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Enough time to see everything.
Great experience!
Garrett_B, May 2023
We had a wonderful tour of the two castles! Monika was very knowledgeable on the Bavarian history. The sites are super pretty! However, be prepared for a lot of walking uphill at Neuschwanstein! Highly recommend!!
Chingwa_N, May 2023
Good trip, a little bit too pricey for the tickets. Tour guide a bit absent minded. Overall he did fine.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Overall it is a good trip to visit Neuschwanstein caslte.
Clarissa_C, May 2023
Walking up to the castle is challenging. Suggest that you take a horse carriage up the slope to the castle
1 traveler found this review helpful


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