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From Munich: Neuschwanstein & Linderhof Castle Full-Day Trip

From Munich: Neuschwanstein & Linderhof Castle Full-Day Trip

Travel to the magnificent castles of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof. Enjoy a delicious lunch in Hohenschwangau (not included) and take a small detour through the picturesque town of Oberammergau. Choose to buy your castle tickets on the bus on the day or to buy them in advance as part of the day trip. Board an air-conditioned bus and set off to discover the castles of Bavaria. First, visit the fairy-tale Linderhof Palace, the only castle that Ludwig II lived to see completed. Explore the castle and its grounds with your guide. Then, head to the quaint town of Oberammergau for photos and shopping. Next, stop at Hohenschwangau Castle, Ludwig's childhood home, for lunch (not included) before moving on to Neuschwanstein Castle, nestled in the foothills of the Alps. Admire one of the most impressive sights in Germany and immerse yourself in the fairy-tale world of Ludwig II for the afternoon.

Munich: Neuschwanstein Castle by Bus with Alpine Bike Ride

Munich: Neuschwanstein Castle by Bus with Alpine Bike Ride

Enjoy a flexible full-day excursion by luxury coach to the beautiful Algäu region of South West Bavaria and visit the charming town of Hohenschwangau, near the Austrian border before touring the inside of Neuschwanstein Castle with our "Skip the Line" tickets you can buy directly from our Guide (not incl. and costs 23.50€pp in addition to the tour cost). It was near here that the extravagant King Ludwig II built his fairytale castle of Neuschwanstein shortly before he was arrested. In the morning, you will take a relaxing bike ride, cycling at an easy pace through alpine scenery and stopping at a refreshing lake for an invigorating swim. In the afternoon, you will walk the up the less-known path to Neuschwanstein Castle. Should the bus service be running, this is also an option to get up to Mary's Bridge (bus trip one way costs and additional 3€ pp). The Disney-like Neuschwanstein Castle was based on the Wartburg of Thuringia, which Wagner used as the setting for his opera “Tannhauser.” Learn about “Mad” Ludwig’s controversial life and mysterious death, before your luxury transfer back to Munich. Or you can stroll around Hohenschwangau Castle with the option of touring instead of the Alpine Bike Ride. Lunch will either be at a local brewery overlooking the castle or you can lunch on your own in the village at the base of the castle. Either way you will be able to sample some local beer and traditional Bavarian food. Should you choose not to do the Alpine Bike Ride, we will drop you off at Hohenschwangau Castle (a tour is an additional 23.50€) where you, after your tour and lunch at your own leisure, you will meet up with the rest of the group so you an all walk up together and do the tour as a group. Everyone exits the castle and will walk down the mountain and catch the bus back to Munich.

From Munich: Private Day Trip to Neuschwanstein Castle

From Munich: Private Day Trip to Neuschwanstein Castle

Discover the magic of Neuschwanstein, the fairytale castle of King Ludwig II of Bavaria, on this unforgettable 8-hour tour. Nestled in the heart of the majestic Bavarian Alps, Neuschwanstein is a must-see for any traveler. Your tour begins with a comfortable and scenic drive from Munich to Hohenschwangau, the small town beneath Neuschwanstein Castle. On the way, you'll have the opportunity to admire the rolling hills of the Bavarian countryside and capture the breathtaking views with your camera. Once in Hohenschwangau, you'll have time to explore its charming shops, the serene Alpsee lake, and the grounds around the smaller Hohenschwangau Castle. Then, it's time for the climb up to Neuschwanstein. Your driver-guide (or separate driver and guide) will share the story of King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the history of the castle along the way. A shuttle bus up to Marienbrücke is available for those with mobility issues. Upon arrival at Neuschwanstein, you'll first visit the Marienbrücke, a suspension bridge that provides stunning views of both the palace and the surrounding countryside. Then, you'll be taken on a tour of the palace's lavish, myth-inspired interior. After the tour, you'll have time for souvenir shopping and a break. Finally, you'll be driven back to Munich, where your guide will accompany you to your hotel or to a prearranged drop-off point. Please note that only employees of Neuschwanstein are allowed to give tours inside the castle and you will be provided with an audio guide. For this tour, you can choose between an option with a driver-guide or a separate driver and guide. Our driver-guides are well-versed in history and can provide an adequate overview. For a more in-depth tour, we recommend booking the option with a separate driver and a professional local guide.

Munich: King Ludwig's Bavarian Castles Day Tour & Boat Ride

Munich: King Ludwig's Bavarian Castles Day Tour & Boat Ride

On this full-day excursion, immerse yourself in the world of Bavaria's famous monarch, King Ludwig II. Delve into Bavaria's cultural gems with a visit to the Festival Theatre and exploration of the castles Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau. Begin your adventure when you meet your driver and guide in Munich. From there, you'll make your way to the Festival Theatre, where you can choose to attend a show paying tribute to the legendary King Ludwig. Once you've gained insights into the life and times of the famous monarch, you'll have the exclusive opportunity for a personal photo session with King Ludwig himself. Following this royal encounter, you'll embark on a picturesque boat ride that offers unparalleled views of the magnificent Bavarian countryside, with the iconic Neuschwanstein Castle as its centerpiece. Next, choose between visiting the breathtaking Marienbrücke, where you can capture stunning views of Neuschwanstein Castle, or explore the historic Hohenschwangau Castle, which holds centuries of intriguing tales and Bavarian heritage within its walls. At the end of the day, return to Munich to conclude your tour.

From Munich: Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Palaces Day Trip

From Munich: Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Palaces Day Trip

Embark on a magical journey to discover the architectural masterpieces of King Ludwig II, the Mad King of Bavaria. Enjoy the comfort of a private vehicle as you visit both Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Palaces in a single day tour from Munich. Your guide will greet you at your Munich hotel or a prearranged meeting point and drive you through picturesque farmlands and into the German Alps. Get ready to capture stunning views during the roughly 2-hour drive. Upon arrival in Hohenschwangau, take time to explore the quaint shops, serene Alpsee lake, and the charming Hohenschwangau Castle grounds. Climb up towards Neuschwanstein with breathtaking views along the way. A shuttle bus is available for those with mobility issues. Before entering the palace, visit Marienbrücke, a suspension bridge with breathtaking views of both the palace and the surrounding landscape. Enjoy a tour of the palace's lavish interior, with time for souvenir shopping and a break afterwards. Next, visit Linderhof, the smallest and only completed palace of King Ludwig II, inspired by the Palace of Versailles. Take a short tour of the palace's interior and wander through its stunning gardens, considered one of the finest examples of historicist garden design. Your guide will share the story of King Ludwig II, his eccentricity, and the mystery surrounding his death. After completing the tour, your guide will return you to Munich and accompany you back to your hotel or a prearranged drop-off point. Please note that only employees of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof are allowed to give tours inside the castles and you will be provided with an audio guide. For this tour, you can choose between an option with a driver-guide or a separate driver and guide. Our driver-guides are well-versed in history and can provide an adequate overview. For a more in-depth tour, we recommend booking the option with a separate driver and a professional local guide.

Munich: Neuschwanstein Private Guided Tour Packages

Munich: Neuschwanstein Private Guided Tour Packages

Experience the historical, cultural, and natural treasures of Bavaria and Tyrol on this private tour from Munich. Visit the legendary Neuschwanstein Castle. Enjoy a convenient pickup from your hotel and make your way into the Bavarian foothills, enjoying some great photo opportunities at lakes and other scenic spots along the way. Visit one of the local rococo churches before reaching Hohenschwangau: the Village of the Royal Castles. Purchase skip-the-line tickets on the tour and avoid waiting. Choose from 3 exciting tour packages. The Classic tour package will take you to Linderhof Palace, the second of King Ludwig II's fairytale castles. Admire the lavish interiors and magical castle garden. Follow it up with a guided tour of Oberammergau and Ettal Abbey. Opting for the Adrenaline Kick Package takes you to the 700-year-old ruins of Burgenwelten Ehrenberg castle and its 400-meter long Highline 179 pedestrian suspension bridge. Take in spectacular views from the bridge. Take the 3-Castle Package and enjoy exploring 3 different castles from the inside: Neuschwanstein, King Maximilian II's neo-Gothic summer residence of Hohenschwangau, and the Linderhof Palace.

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From Munich: Neuschwanstein & Linderhof Castle Full-Day Trip

From Munich: Neuschwanstein & Linderhof Castle Full-Day Trip

Travel to the magnificent castles of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof. Enjoy a delicious lunch in Hohenschwangau (not included) and take a small detour through the picturesque town of Oberammergau. Choose to buy your castle tickets on the bus on the day or to buy them in advance as part of the day trip. Board an air-conditioned bus and set off to discover the castles of Bavaria. First, visit the fairy-tale Linderhof Palace, the only castle that Ludwig II lived to see completed. Explore the castle and its grounds with your guide. Then, head to the quaint town of Oberammergau for photos and shopping. Next, stop at Hohenschwangau Castle, Ludwig's childhood home, for lunch (not included) before moving on to Neuschwanstein Castle, nestled in the foothills of the Alps. Admire one of the most impressive sights in Germany and immerse yourself in the fairy-tale world of Ludwig II for the afternoon.

Munich: Neuschwanstein Castle by Bus with Alpine Bike Ride

Munich: Neuschwanstein Castle by Bus with Alpine Bike Ride

Enjoy a flexible full-day excursion by luxury coach to the beautiful Algäu region of South West Bavaria and visit the charming town of Hohenschwangau, near the Austrian border before touring the inside of Neuschwanstein Castle with our "Skip the Line" tickets you can buy directly from our Guide (not incl. and costs 23.50€pp in addition to the tour cost). It was near here that the extravagant King Ludwig II built his fairytale castle of Neuschwanstein shortly before he was arrested. In the morning, you will take a relaxing bike ride, cycling at an easy pace through alpine scenery and stopping at a refreshing lake for an invigorating swim. In the afternoon, you will walk the up the less-known path to Neuschwanstein Castle. Should the bus service be running, this is also an option to get up to Mary's Bridge (bus trip one way costs and additional 3€ pp). The Disney-like Neuschwanstein Castle was based on the Wartburg of Thuringia, which Wagner used as the setting for his opera “Tannhauser.” Learn about “Mad” Ludwig’s controversial life and mysterious death, before your luxury transfer back to Munich. Or you can stroll around Hohenschwangau Castle with the option of touring instead of the Alpine Bike Ride. Lunch will either be at a local brewery overlooking the castle or you can lunch on your own in the village at the base of the castle. Either way you will be able to sample some local beer and traditional Bavarian food. Should you choose not to do the Alpine Bike Ride, we will drop you off at Hohenschwangau Castle (a tour is an additional 23.50€) where you, after your tour and lunch at your own leisure, you will meet up with the rest of the group so you an all walk up together and do the tour as a group. Everyone exits the castle and will walk down the mountain and catch the bus back to Munich.

From Munich: Private Day Trip to Neuschwanstein Castle

From Munich: Private Day Trip to Neuschwanstein Castle

Discover the magic of Neuschwanstein, the fairytale castle of King Ludwig II of Bavaria, on this unforgettable 8-hour tour. Nestled in the heart of the majestic Bavarian Alps, Neuschwanstein is a must-see for any traveler. Your tour begins with a comfortable and scenic drive from Munich to Hohenschwangau, the small town beneath Neuschwanstein Castle. On the way, you'll have the opportunity to admire the rolling hills of the Bavarian countryside and capture the breathtaking views with your camera. Once in Hohenschwangau, you'll have time to explore its charming shops, the serene Alpsee lake, and the grounds around the smaller Hohenschwangau Castle. Then, it's time for the climb up to Neuschwanstein. Your driver-guide (or separate driver and guide) will share the story of King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the history of the castle along the way. A shuttle bus up to Marienbrücke is available for those with mobility issues. Upon arrival at Neuschwanstein, you'll first visit the Marienbrücke, a suspension bridge that provides stunning views of both the palace and the surrounding countryside. Then, you'll be taken on a tour of the palace's lavish, myth-inspired interior. After the tour, you'll have time for souvenir shopping and a break. Finally, you'll be driven back to Munich, where your guide will accompany you to your hotel or to a prearranged drop-off point. Please note that only employees of Neuschwanstein are allowed to give tours inside the castle and you will be provided with an audio guide. For this tour, you can choose between an option with a driver-guide or a separate driver and guide. Our driver-guides are well-versed in history and can provide an adequate overview. For a more in-depth tour, we recommend booking the option with a separate driver and a professional local guide.

Munich: King Ludwig's Bavarian Castles Day Tour & Boat Ride

Munich: King Ludwig's Bavarian Castles Day Tour & Boat Ride

On this full-day excursion, immerse yourself in the world of Bavaria's famous monarch, King Ludwig II. Delve into Bavaria's cultural gems with a visit to the Festival Theatre and exploration of the castles Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau. Begin your adventure when you meet your driver and guide in Munich. From there, you'll make your way to the Festival Theatre, where you can choose to attend a show paying tribute to the legendary King Ludwig. Once you've gained insights into the life and times of the famous monarch, you'll have the exclusive opportunity for a personal photo session with King Ludwig himself. Following this royal encounter, you'll embark on a picturesque boat ride that offers unparalleled views of the magnificent Bavarian countryside, with the iconic Neuschwanstein Castle as its centerpiece. Next, choose between visiting the breathtaking Marienbrücke, where you can capture stunning views of Neuschwanstein Castle, or explore the historic Hohenschwangau Castle, which holds centuries of intriguing tales and Bavarian heritage within its walls. At the end of the day, return to Munich to conclude your tour.

From Munich: Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Palaces Day Trip

From Munich: Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Palaces Day Trip

Embark on a magical journey to discover the architectural masterpieces of King Ludwig II, the Mad King of Bavaria. Enjoy the comfort of a private vehicle as you visit both Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Palaces in a single day tour from Munich. Your guide will greet you at your Munich hotel or a prearranged meeting point and drive you through picturesque farmlands and into the German Alps. Get ready to capture stunning views during the roughly 2-hour drive. Upon arrival in Hohenschwangau, take time to explore the quaint shops, serene Alpsee lake, and the charming Hohenschwangau Castle grounds. Climb up towards Neuschwanstein with breathtaking views along the way. A shuttle bus is available for those with mobility issues. Before entering the palace, visit Marienbrücke, a suspension bridge with breathtaking views of both the palace and the surrounding landscape. Enjoy a tour of the palace's lavish interior, with time for souvenir shopping and a break afterwards. Next, visit Linderhof, the smallest and only completed palace of King Ludwig II, inspired by the Palace of Versailles. Take a short tour of the palace's interior and wander through its stunning gardens, considered one of the finest examples of historicist garden design. Your guide will share the story of King Ludwig II, his eccentricity, and the mystery surrounding his death. After completing the tour, your guide will return you to Munich and accompany you back to your hotel or a prearranged drop-off point. Please note that only employees of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof are allowed to give tours inside the castles and you will be provided with an audio guide. For this tour, you can choose between an option with a driver-guide or a separate driver and guide. Our driver-guides are well-versed in history and can provide an adequate overview. For a more in-depth tour, we recommend booking the option with a separate driver and a professional local guide.

Munich: Neuschwanstein Private Guided Tour Packages

Munich: Neuschwanstein Private Guided Tour Packages

Experience the historical, cultural, and natural treasures of Bavaria and Tyrol on this private tour from Munich. Visit the legendary Neuschwanstein Castle. Enjoy a convenient pickup from your hotel and make your way into the Bavarian foothills, enjoying some great photo opportunities at lakes and other scenic spots along the way. Visit one of the local rococo churches before reaching Hohenschwangau: the Village of the Royal Castles. Purchase skip-the-line tickets on the tour and avoid waiting. Choose from 3 exciting tour packages. The Classic tour package will take you to Linderhof Palace, the second of King Ludwig II's fairytale castles. Admire the lavish interiors and magical castle garden. Follow it up with a guided tour of Oberammergau and Ettal Abbey. Opting for the Adrenaline Kick Package takes you to the 700-year-old ruins of Burgenwelten Ehrenberg castle and its 400-meter long Highline 179 pedestrian suspension bridge. Take in spectacular views from the bridge. Take the 3-Castle Package and enjoy exploring 3 different castles from the inside: Neuschwanstein, King Maximilian II's neo-Gothic summer residence of Hohenschwangau, and the Linderhof Palace.

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The guides were excellent. They guided us every possible way and ensured all our needs were met. Time management was incredible starting from the bus ride, to cycling, swimming at the lake, lunch, castle and near by sight seeing and also shopping. It was highly organized. The guides also imparted us with all the knowledge be it about the region, place or culture etc. I would recommend the trip to everyone.

Great. Jacqui our guide was very clear with instructions and information. She was also funny and cared for her guests. We loved Linderhof. Neuschwanstein was amazing too but more crowded. The tour staff were very organised and managed the number of people well.

I had a nice trip. The bus is comfortable. Both castles had very good guides. Time to eat and drink enough. It was possible to buy drinks on the bus. I went with my daughter and granddaughter, who are adults, and they were also very satisfied.

Amy was a great guide and provided helpful information throughout the day. Recommend including the castle tours.

Great hosting and great driver. Bier and drinks on the stops were top notch!