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!!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
The tour was great and the guide was very friendly and knowledgeable.
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.
The castle was great. It's a 3-4 hour trip each way by car....so if you don't want to spend 8 hours driving, take the train to Munich and go from there instead.
This is an extremely long day trip from Frankfurt. It is more driving than actual sightseeing so be prepared to spend a lot of time in the car. The castle is lovely and the views are amazing so it is worth doing only if you have plenty of time to spare for it.
I believe this was only supposed to be to the castle, but we also did a brief stop in Rothenburg. The next day I was glad we had done this because the trip I booked for the next day to Rothenburg was cancelled on me.
Our "tour" guide didn't not know a lot. The actual tour of the castle was a let down. Stay overnight it is too far to make a day trip. Eat there the one included is not worth it.
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