This 8-hour tour begins with a hotel pickup in the ski resort town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Hop into a comfortable minivan to embark on this full-day adventure. Meet and greet with guide and the rest of the small group en route to the day's first stop: Linderhof Palace.
Linderhof was inspired by King Ludwig II’s visits to the Palace of Versailles in France. It is the smallest of the three palaces built by the king and the only one which he lived to see completed. Even so, the palace and surrounding park together are one of the most artistic and stylistically complex properties of the 19th century — and a sight to behold. Explore the grounds at leisure, or tour the inside of the palace for an additional cost.
Then it's off to Neuschwanstein Castle, a 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace nestled on top of a rugged hill high above the village of Hohenschwangau, near Fussen, in southwest Bavaria. This stunning fairy tale palace was the inspiration for Disney’s 'Sleeping Beauty' castle and it’s one of the most popular of all the castles or palaces in Europe, drawing 1.4 million visitors each year. Skip the typically long lines to get inside and enjoy a walking tour of this medieval masterpiece.
This family friendly tour consists of no more than seven people and with a private guide, there will be plenty of time to ask about the local history, culture, and any other questions that come up along the way.
The tour concludes around 6pm with a hotel drop-off in Garmisch-Partenkirchen — or in Fuessen if desired.