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Slip into the fairy-tale world of Bavarian royalty with full-day trip to Neuschwanstein Castle. While away the hours exploring the former royal residence — a dramatic building rising out of the forest and the inspiration for Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty. Enjoy skip-the-line access; tour the castle’s opulent halls, unique rocky grotto and the incredible royal kitchen; and learn the building’s rich history including the story of King Ludwig II.

Highlights

  • Day trip from Frankfurt to Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Travel along the beautiful Romantic Road, surrounded by foothills of the Bavarian Alps
  • Skip the entrance lines at Neuschwanstein Castle for a guided tour
  • Admire the stunning architecture of one of Germany's most famous attractions
  • Learn about the castle's history, architecture and fairy-tale inspiration
  • Explore independently after your tour

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What You Can Expect

Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip from Frankfurt

Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip from Frankfurt

Your 14-hour Bavarian tour begins with morning pickup in central Frankfurt. Meet your guide, board the air-conditioned coach, and set off into the Spessart Mountains and onto the Romantic Road. Listen to live commentary as you journey the 161 miles (260 km) to the charming village of Füssen, where you'll enjoy sweeping views of forested hills and the perched Neuschwanstein Castle, the model for Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty

Take a full tour of this treasured fairy-tale castle of King Ludwig II, who died before the construction was complete. Make your own way to the palace atop a verdant hill and bypass the queue with your skip-the-line ticket. Once inside, behold the unique medieval-style architecture with distinctly modern technologies such as hot air central heating and flushable toilets. You’ll quickly see how this beautiful space was intended as an oasis for the king during his turbulent reign. 

Explore the extravagant space that demonstrates the essence of King Ludwig’s character. Wander through his lush and elegant living quarters, adorned in historic paintings, mosaics and decorative accents typical of 19th-century design. Then head to the great kitchen to see where food was prepared on a grand scale, and to admire the cutting-edge technologies that were implemented to the design. Afterward, head outside and walk through the exquisite castle grounds, pop into the souvenir shop, or find the perfect vista point for pictures of the stunning Bavarian Alps. 

In the afternoon, hop back in the coach and enjoy a complimentary lunchbox on the return trip to Frankfurt. Your full-day excursion concludes back at your departure point in the evening.

Customer Reviews

kerstin c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Although it was a rainy, cold day in August when we went the tour guide could not have been better! It was myself, my son, and another couple on the tour so there was leeway in our itinerary. Rothenburg was gorgeous and unique. I wished we had more time there and plan on going back! A unique experience -- but be prepared -- the day is a long one. Ours started at 8:30am and ended at 10pm!!

Howard N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

They are not kidding when they say day trip. Left at 8:30AM and got back after 10PM, but well worth it. We drove through a long swath of Germany, our tour guide was knowledgeable and fun. The stopovers were interesting and provided a chance to stretch a bit with all the car time.
Neuschwanstein was stunning.

Amanda M F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Thomas was a fantastic guide. There was a lot of confusion on how many people were going to attend the tour but when only two people came, they still held the tour which was greatly appreciated. The castle tour itself was short but very informative and the views were amazing!

Niall B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Had a wonderful time on the trip, it left on time and returned on time, we were well looked after throughout the day and the driver was excellent, he (Jack) was full of stories and information about the region we were traveling through and was very informative and funny. He was explained correctly time lines for the day and made sure the bus was warm enough and we had enough food and drink for the trip, He was also very helpful at recommending other sights to see after the trip. The castle was fantastic to see and the town of Rothenburg was amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed the excursion and would recommend it to anyone.

Roderic B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

I really enjoyed my day trip to Neuschwanstein. It is an extremely long day with a lot of time on the road. If you are not put off by spending 4-5 hours on the road each way, I highly recommend this trip. The castle is one of the most stunning things in Europe that I have seen and the region of Bavaria it is located in is gorgeous. Additionally our guide stopped for pictures in Rothenburg on the way back which is an experience not to be missed. The guide Wolfgang was professional, knowledgable, and even went out of his way to try to converse with me in German to help improve my language skills even though he spoke flawless English.

Keech S

4 star rating: Recommended June 2016

We had a great time on our tour. The tour guide and our driver for the day, Peter was so friendly, informative and made the whole trip so much fun! He drove very well and got us there and back in good time. We loved all the details he gave us on the way and how willing and flexible he was to allow us to have a good time despite the tight schedule. The only things that can be improved are that the van itself was a little dirty and could be cleaner. Also would have been nice to include some time to each lunch or dinner at Rothenburg to complete the tour. Overall an excellent trip and glad we made the choice to go with this tour. 5 stars for Peter who was one of the best people we met during our whole trip to Germany!

Irene M

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

Got to see a lot of Germany on this tour. Our driver was very knowledgable and had amazing stamina. Enjoyed extra stop at Rothenburg. Would have appreciated better dinner stop. Glad we took this tour.

Ruth M

4 star rating: Recommended March 2015

I had a lot of fun. It is a long trip for a short tour of the castle but if, like me, you have always wanted to see it I don't think you will be disappointed. We just had a driver guide so he didn't talk much on the road but he was still nice. Great to be able to do it at short notice in low season.

Danika H

4 star rating: Recommended December 2014

The tour was great and the guide was very friendly and knowledgeable.

Victor C

4 star rating: Recommended June 2014

The view is magnificent from a distance. Just like the fairy tale castle comes alive. The wealthier was excellent and we can scrolled down the hill track after visiting the castle.
The drive from Frankfurt to Neuschwanstein took over 4 hours one way. We were privileged to be chauffeured in a limousine with great leg room. The car condition was excellent that we felt that it was cruising quietly although it speeded at 180km/hr on the Germany autobahn.

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