Munich, Germany

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Time10 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
TicketMobile ticket
Offered in: English and 8 more

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.
  • 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) 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) 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

It's fascinating to learn about eccentric King Ludwig II, who built the two grandiose castles on this tour. You get plenty of time at both to appreciate his vision. And the short stop at Oberammergau, home of the famous Passion Play, is a nice bonus!

Reviews

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X
, Nov 2018

It was okay but the tour a little bit short due to traffic problem

C
, Nov 2018

Saw much more than we expected. Narrator was very thorough explaining where we were and the history was interesting.

C
, Oct 2018

Generally good. Just not enough time in the Neuschwanstein Castle vicinity. In particular, not enough time to go to the Bridge and back to take a nice photo shot at the Castle. Can do without the intermediate stopover at the Christ-Passion village for shopping - nothing much else to do there. Would rather spend more leisurely time in Neuschwanstein.

K
, Oct 2018

we enjoyed our trip to this Royal Castles, our guide CLara was nice and provided us with good info. about the history of the castles. The bus was comfortable. Will book again with viator.

P
, Oct 2018

I booked this tour because it had such good reviews, however, this was not our experience and Ill be surprised if Viator posts it. We felt that this tour was somewhat disorganized. This trip was the one that did not include admission to the castle. Because it really was only transportation with some commentary the groups were bigger than expected at the Linderhof castle so we had to wait outside in the rain for other groups to leave. The tour guide, Hanae, seemed somewhat of a novice. There were little details provided other than some fluff commentary such as King Ludwig and his brother being mentally ill. For those of us who are not German natives it would have been helpful to know more detailed history about Germany at the time of his rule and about ownership of the castle today.
Neuschwanstein Castle was very dramatic, however there was work being done on it to finish it and all of the fabrics in every room were covered. They were a key part of the decor. One large hall was completely scaffolded and no explanation provided. This significantly detracted from the rooms. No explanations were ever provided. We had an electronic audio tour so we were unable to ask questions. We also felt that not enough detail was provided regarding the physical requirements. If you dont take the shuttle up the mountain, which is extra, the hike is fairly grueling. The hike down shouldnt be done by anyone with bad knees and there are many steps inside the castle which someone with even minor physical limitations would find challenging.

Finally, a different docent may have produced a higher rating on this review. Please consider for your guests that when you dont have a microphone a docent really needs to speak loudly to project to a group of 40-50 people especially outside and in the rain. We needed to double, quadruple, etc. ask her re: her directions. It was as if she was having a private conversation with those directly in front of her.

P
, Oct 2018

I booked this tour because it had such good reviews, however, this was not our experience and Ill be surprised if Viator posts it. We felt that this tour was somewhat disorganized. This trip was the one that did not include admission to the castle. Because it really was only transportation with some commentary the groups were bigger than expected at the Linderhof castle so we had to wait outside in the rain for other groups to leave. The tour guide, Hanae, seemed somewhat of a novice. There were little details provided other than some fluff commentary such as King Ludwig and his brother being mentally ill. For those of us who are not German natives it would have been helpful to know more detailed history about Germany at the time of his rule and about ownership of the castle today.
Neuschwanstein Castle was very dramatic, however there was work being done on it to finish it and all of the fabrics in every room were covered. They were a key part of the decor. One large hall was completely scaffolded and no explanation provided. This significantly detracted from the rooms. No explanations were ever provided. We had an electronic audio tour so we were unable to ask questions. We also felt that not enough detail was provided regarding the physical requirements. If you dont take the shuttle up the mountain, which is extra, the hike is fairly grueling. The hike down shouldnt be done by anyone with bad knees and there are many steps inside the castle which someone with even minor physical limitations would find challenging.

Finally, a different docent may have produced a higher rating on this review. Please consider for your guests that when you dont have a microphone a docent really needs to speak loudly to project to a group of 40-50 people especially outside and in the rain. We needed to double, quadruple, etc. ask her re: her directions. It was as if she was having a private conversation with those directly in front of her.

d
, Oct 2018

The tour is pleasurable. The Castles were magnificent. Worth your time and money. It was a full day tour which is very good to maximize your stay in Munich.

S
, Oct 2018

Tour was very enjoyable. Comfortable bus ride, beautiful scenery. A little rushed to return to bus after tour of Neuschwanstein but not too bad.

k
, Oct 2018

This is my opinion and rating of my trip to see the castles in neushcwanstein, Bavaria. Good guide, good timing and services.

T
, Oct 2018

The sites were beautiful, but the tour was pretty rushed. There was a lot of ground to cover, but we only had a very short time at some of the destinations. The tour guide was pleasant, but some of her history didn't match what others had told us. She wasn't quite as knowledgeable as many of our other guides. It was a long day, but very worthwhile! The castle were incredible as was Oberammergau.


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