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Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace Day Tour from Munich

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

Overview

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 )
  • Castel 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

  • Karlspl. 21
    Karlspl. 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

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 during the Passion Play Season 2022.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • You are responsible for coming on time to the meeting points
  • 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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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace Day Tour from Munich?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace Day Tour from Munich?

A:The policies on social distancing are:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace Day Tour from Munich?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Traveler Tips


It's about a 30 minute walk up hill to get to the entrance of the castle so wear your hiking shoes!
Make sure you have comfortable walking shoes as there is a lot of walking even if you do take the bus up the mountain!
Have lunch first because you won't be able to later.
Reviews
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The tour was fantastic...
Kristelle_P, Nov 2022
The tour was fantastic and informative! I learned a lot about the history of the castles and also meet new people during the tour.
It was a long day but...
Kelli_S, Nov 2022
It was a long day but worth it. We were told interesting stories by our guide. The bus was full (double decker) if you prefer smaller group do premier.
O’Neill’s on tour
Karen_O, Nov 2022
Beautiful castle.You cannot mix this experience.Tour guide and driver brilliant.Coach was really comfortable
Not a VIP experience for the price
abigail_m, Nov 2022
I gave this tour a 3. We did the small group ViP tour and I felt like I should have just book the regular. Aside from water, beer, coffee, snacks there was nothing VIP about the entrance to the castles. You enter the same as the others. After the Neuschwanstein Castle you have to walk down to the parking lot for 20 minutes. Each castle has 30 minute guided tour thats it. I would still go but I would probably do the regular.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you very much for sharing your experience and very sorry that we missed to meet your expectations. One of the main differences is especially the tour bus which offers 30 business class seats compared to 78 on the regular tour bus.
It was absolutely...
Eileen_M, Nov 2022
It was absolutely beautiful inside! Interesting history about King Ludwig. We really enjoyed it! I would recommend visiting this castle.
My first solo trip
Mariami_K, Nov 2022
Experience was magnificent! I traveled alone for the first time and enjoyed every little detail of it! Nicely organized tour with a very cool guide - she made the tour really fun because of her sense of humor! I met a lot of people and took lots of pictures. I recommend this tour because I think everybody should see Neuschwanstein at least once in a lifetime; this specific organized day tour is really easy accessible and well-managed! 100% recommend this company:)
Great experience
puaaris, Nov 2022
Great tour and clean bus. Our guide Elizabeth was informative and courteous. If you’re going in winter, be ready for rain and snow - wear appropriate shoes. Highly recommended.
Good tour - still have to buy tickets to get into castle
Jodie_H, Nov 2022
Very good tour guide. She explained everything. I marked them down purely because the ticket prices aren’t added in the price on the booking. Cost an extra 30 euro on top of the booking to get tickets into the castles. They ran a tight ship and the tour was delayed when others did no return to the bus in time.
Beautiful & comfortable...
Connie_D, Nov 2022
Beautiful & comfortable bus and the experience itself. Easy to find the meeting place & drop off. Guide & driver good!
Worth the money and experience
Megan_H, Nov 2022
The pick up and drop off location was very easy to get to by the underground train. The tour was comfy and enjoyable. There were a few options to eat with good food near the castle. Both castles are a must see!
Fun experience but pricey
Francisco_T, Nov 2022
It was a fun trip and the guide was informative and kind. I did feel the value of $170 is overpriced, considering that lunch is not included (it should be) and neither is a $3 euro fee for taking the bus (it should be). I guess pretzels, fruits and peanuts and a few coffees and beers may be enough to justify the cost for some, but not for me. And to top it off, they ask for a tip in the end…
1 traveler found this review helpful
Highly Recommend
CARYN_S, Nov 2022
Out tour guide, Marcus, was insightful and presented excellent commentary. Our driver, Freddie, managed the countryside roads with ease. The views were spectacular!
Great day out
Neil_S, Nov 2022
Neuschwanstein Castle is totally awe inspiring, and along with Linderhof and Oberammergau makes for a great experience.
Best Experience
Fernando_D, Nov 2022
Amazing tour definitely a must do … this tour operator is the best, make sure you go for the deluxe option buses are brand new and state of the art…. tour guide was amazing (Barbara) you really get looked after and run very professionally …
Beautiful castle
Youjun_Y, Nov 2022
Really enjoy this wonderful trip in a day return, and see the #1 castle in Germany! The instructions are very clear, and the free time was sufficient!
The tour was EXCELLENT,...
JuanCarlos_A, Nov 2022
The tour was EXCELLENT, the tour lady was fenomenal. She was very guide fully. We enjoyed at the maximum. 100% recommended it.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great tour guide. Village...
Ruban_M, Nov 2022
Great tour guide. Village stop was unnecessary. Pricing should be cheaper. Great bus. Castles are very pretty
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great outdoor
Lester_O, Nov 2022
Mountain Views Don't forget marienbrucke. The view of the castle is the best. Jackie our tour guide is also very informative
Great tour with...
Alfredo_P, Nov 2022
Great tour with comfortable bus and friendly tour guide. Timing was really well thought out for all activities and you can pay all additional costs with card.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Interesting tour through the landscapes of Bavaria
Morgan_C, Nov 2022
Enjoyed this tour through the beautiful landscapes of Bavaria. The tour starts out promptly at 8:30am in Karlsplatz where you are greeted on the bus. I would recommend coming early to ensure your party can sit together. The tour is guided and throughout the journey they will point out various POI until you reach the first stop. Once on the bus, there is a €30 entrance fee to pay to get in the 2 castles on the tour. Unfortunately, there was an exceptional amount of traffic on the day we toured and we had a delayed arrival in Linderhof Palace meaning, some of the group couldn’t get an entrance ticket. Fortunately we did. Linderhof Palace is a Baroque style building which is like a mini replica of the Palace of Versailles. Smaller than most palaces, the tour lasts only a couple of minutes but you get to see everything. The drive to Neuschwanstein is a little longer but the views are spectacular. We were scheduled to make a stop at a beautiful German village of Oberammergau, however this was not possible due to traffic. Despite this, we were able to drive past and admire the architecture and wonderful murals decorating the houses of this village. Finally we arrived in Neuschwanstein. A busy area, and especially busy the day we arrived, there are two castles you can explore. With this tour however you can only view neuschwanstein. Located halfway up the hill, I would recommend here taking the shuttle bus up to the bridge. The castle itself, doesn’t contain much. Unfortunately king Ludwig the 2nd died while it was being built therefore it was never fully finished. There are in fact a couple of rooms one can explore in the castle and the view from the balcony ag the end is breathtaking. Returning to Munich once again traffic was an issue. Luckily they sell beers on board for the trip home! Overall great trip, unfortunately it was marred by the traffic delays. I understand that it was no fault of the company, but it did make the trip much longer than intended causing us to miss another walking tour planned in Munich that night. For that reason, not the full 5 star experience.
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