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Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace Day Tour from Munich

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icon10 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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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 (unless you choose the Upgrade option).
  • 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 unless upgrade option selected) 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 unless upgrade option selected) 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

This day trip to Neuschwanstein and Linderhof offers a bonus stop in the town of Oberammergau.
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Air-conditioned vehicle
Professional guide
Skip-the-Line Service
Entrance fees (with UPGRADE option only)
Selection of snacks and drinks on board (with UPGRADE option only)
Small-group tour (with UPGRADE option only )
Entrance fees (approx. EUR 33.00, incl. reservation fees), unless upgrade option selected
Hotel pickup and drop off
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities
Gray Line Münchener Stadtrundfahrten , Karlspl. 21/Suite 2, 80335 München, Germany

In front of GALERIA Kaufhof department store, Karlsplatz 21/Stachus. Please be at the departure point 20 minutes prior departure.

8:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please do not pre-purchase entry tickets to the Royal Castle Neuschwanstein and Linderhof. Please pay these fees to your guide so that group entry can be purchased
  • Please note this tour does not allow time to see the Venus Grotto.
  • The coach has a toilet on board
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved to reach the castles
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The stop in Oberammergau might not be available during the Passion Play Season 2022.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 78 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Sightseeing Munich
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace Day Tour from Munich?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace Day Tour from Munich.
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What is the social distancing policy during Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace Day Tour from Munich?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace Day Tour from Munich.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace Day Tour from Munich?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace Day Tour from Munich.

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Traveler Tips


  • "It's about a 30 minute walk up hill to get to the entrance of the castle so wear your hiking shoes!" See review
  • "Make sure you have comfortable walking shoes as there is a lot of walking even if you do take the bus up the mountain!" See review
  • "Have lunch first because you won't be able to later." See review

Reviews

4.5
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4,859 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-2
Beautiful castle, disorganized uninteresting tour
Patricia_A
, May 2022
Fantastic place, picturesque sights. However the tour was disorganized. Our tour guide hardly said anything about the place. He was very hard to understand and did not offer any further information about the castle, the history , any trivia that would have made it more interesting. We had to buy the entrance tickets separately which was ok but it took much time. Then our guide got tours for 3:30 pm and was not clear on how to get back to the bus in time for departure at 4:45pm(shuttle, horse carriage or walking) since each took a bit of time. Most people were late in getting back needless to say.
star-5
Castles Everywhere
Daniel_P
, May 2022
Well balanced trip, a full day. It was great getting all the history and background information. Guide explained options for lunch and the physical requirements that would be needed at Neuschwanstein although seemed a lot more stairs than I expected. A full day with lots of great sights.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Great Way to See Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Palaces
David_E
, May 2022
Enjoyable tour to two iconic Bavarian sights. Tour was well organised, left and arrived on time and the tour guide, Monika, was personable, knowledgeable and professional. There were also some very nice people on board.
star-4
Ludwig II Castle and Palace Trip
Robert_M
, May 2022
Great itinerary for our visit to Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Palace was terrific! Great, full day trip!! Awesome and sites to visit, and very knowledgable guide with historical commentary along the way.
star-5
Lovely, but just some advice
Michael_M
, May 2022
We walked the walk up to Neuwschwanstein, it is a steep incline, and was hot that day. If in doubt, consider horse/ carriage or the shuttle up- well worth it!
star-5
Lovely day trip would highly recommend
Jane_W
, May 2022
Had a lovely day made more enjoyable by our excellent tour guide Marcus. Both castles were well worth seeing and the history was very interesting. Had a lovely lunch in the Mueller hotel in Hohenschwangau which has been recommended by Marcus- here we got to sample the delicious white asparagus. It was quite a steep walk up to Neuschwanstein castle so would recommend the shuttle bus.
star-5
Great tour
Dawn_M
, May 2022
Great experience. Loved the comfort of the bus, our driver and tour guide. All around great experience.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Do it!!
Nikita_D
, May 2022
Elisabeth was our guide for the day and she was FANTASTIC! She had so much knowledge which she shared with us-this was great as you are engaged and listening-really wanting to hear the history of the palaces and region. I can’t recommend this tour enough-i would do it again!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Fantastic tour
Sue
, May 2022
Our tour guide Elizabeth and our driver Wolfgang are so sweet and kind. The tour is fantastic, I highly recommend this tour, beautiful scenery. Words can’t describe the beauty of the castle and the mystery of prince Ludwig II.
star-5
Absolute Beauty
robert_s
, May 2022
The stunning beauty of this tour makes the trip completely worth it. The view from the castle is breath taking.
star-5
It was a perfect day for...
Ursula_B
, May 2022
It was a perfect day for this visit. The weather was great and our tour guide Elisabeth and bus driver Wolfgang were very nice. Elisabeth gave us a lot of information on Linderhof and Neuschwanstein. This was my granddaughter’s first time to see these beautiful castles and she really enjoyed it. I would recommend this tour to anyone who is visiting Munich and wants to see Ludwig’s castles.
star-4
Two castles, long day
Frank_F
, May 2022
It’s a long day. We left at 820 and returned at 1845. Linderhof castle is beautiful and more time should be spent there. Very little time to explore gardens. Neuschwanstein is a rushed through tour with not enough time and too many people crowded in. Our tour guide, Gerda, was excellent. The castle tours themselves are a local guide (Linderhof) excellent and an audio guide at Neuschwanstein.
star-5
Very thankful to the tour...
Jaslyn_L
, May 2022
Very thankful to the tour guide and the driver for a fulfiling history journey and a safe tour. A very well organised trip.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-4
Great experience
Alia_A
, May 2022
The guide was informative and helpful, it was a wonderful trip! My only comment would be that it felt a bit rushed at times. I would’ve liked to have more leisurely time.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Definitely worth the trip!
Abi_F
, May 2022
Great trip, didn’t feel too rushed at al. Plenty of free time to explore the castle and village surrounding. Loved the lake near the castle, so stunning!
star-5
Must see
Jessami_S
, May 2022
The drive was honestly so pretty and don’t miss going inside the castle! I was so mesmerized by looking around outside that we almost didn’t go inside but I am so glad we did. The views are amazing and the food there is wonderful. It was also nice to see Linderhof Palace, it was so beautiful there!
star-4
A fairytale come true
Malar_S
, May 2022
Touring the castles were a dream come true. The villages were also really beautiful. The inside tours are a little short as you are on a tight schedule but still quite amazing to see.
star-3
Quite rushed trip
Lei_W
, Apr 2022
Nice trip but feel quite rushed. The coach was comfortable. The entry requirement for each castle was so strict (up to 5 minutes of window). It was quite stressful to make sure reach the entrance at the right time and right lane. Both castles are quite worthwhile to see. The Marien Bridge was closed due to safety issue. A bit disappointing. The tour guide was quite clear about explaining each step and timing. I felt we had to rush lunch, rushed going uphill to see Newschwanstein as the bus or horse carriage could lead to delay. The whole trip was rush and rush. Was exhausted after the journey.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
The only reason I'm...
MariaLeonor_M
, Apr 2022
The only reason I'm giving such a bad rate to this tour is related to how extremely rude our guide Monica was when my 85 year old grandmother arrived THREE minutes late to the bus before departure. I was there half and hour earlier, and had to beg her to wait. I know how tours work and that delays are not allowed, but in this case we are talking about only a few minutes, and I explained her my grandmother's age and that she was on the subway already, that would arrive in a few minutes. She kept saying to me in a really unprofessional and rude way that we had to leave, as if that would make my grandmother's subway arrive faster. The rest of the tour went well. Another information I think is important sharing is that in the Neuschwanstein castle the bus can only park quite far away from the castle, and the way to the castle is uphill. There are small buses and carriages with horses that can drive part of the way, but even those don't go all the way to the entrance, and the remaining path might be difficult for people with mobility difficulties. The castle itself also has a lot of stairs.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-4
Good tour, worth it for the Alps alone
Mark_D
, Apr 2022
There have been some bad reviews here about this day tour but you need to know what to expect before you go, for me just a day on the bus with a few stops for food and some good viewpoints would have been plenty the Bavarian alps are spectacular and well worth the trip, the bus was comfortable and the Girl giving the tour was lovely and helpful, the biggest thing is the time constraints to see both Linderhof Palace and Neuschwanstein Castle in one day tour is pretty much impossible as you could spend a full day at both easily so if you are in Munich for a week or two I would suggest a day tour to each or better still make your own way and take your time, but if you are on a short stay like we were this is the best you can really do
1 traveler found this review helpful

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