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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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iconOffered in: English and 9 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 (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

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star-4
Our tour guide, Caroline...
JoseAngel_V
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide, Caroline (I'm not sure if that's how her name is spelled) had a voice that reminded me of ladies telling fairy tale stories. For English speakers, I would strongly recommend the VIP tour. You get to sit by yourself, ad there's only one seat on each side of the bus. Fruit, pretzels, cookies, candy, peanuts, coffee, tea, water, and soft drinks were included, along with beer after the last castle. Entrance fees were included as well.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
It's very kind of you to write such wonderful lines. We are very proud of our Caroline.
star-4
Nice tour, could have been better organised.
MLOUISE_G
, Jun 2022
A very nice tour. Guide could have assisted the group when going back down hill. Ended up walking all the way down, because we did not know the right place from where to pick the shutle or the horses down hill.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
I'll pass this to our guide. Probably you didn't heard the instructions, because all other guests found shuttle and horses and nobody else than you got lost.
star-5
Highly recommend!
Taylor_A
, Jun 2022
This was a fantastic day trip from Munich. You travel in an air conditioned bus to the castle/palace, making for easy and comfortable, worry-free travel. The palace and castle were both beautiful, historic locations in/near the Alps, making for a beautiful backdrop. Highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Wonderful. Happy guests are the best way to see our achievments. Bavaria is waiting for you and for Oktoberfest we are preparing even more.
star-3
Beautiful views, long day, great workout!
Anonymous
, Jun 2022
Meh… Very long day, 23 yr old daughter really wanted to do this. Better than I expected, but not amazing in my book. Actual castle tours were 30-40 mins tops, lots of walking, stairs, uphill hiking. (I’m 54, easily spin 10 miles, the heat made it a serious/strenuous workout). The drive thru the countryside was lovely. If you really enjoy castles, go for it, just know that more transport time than actual seeing/touring time & reasonably strenuous. Beautiful views!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
You argue about the nature, temperature, and the geography, but our services were good. I can't ask the architect of the castle to reduce the number of stzeps anymore, but nobody will better answer those questions than our guides (including me). Get well for your back.
star-2
Nothing included as advertised
David_C
, Jun 2022
Nothing was as advertised. The castle itself was very cool , but the tour said entrance fees were included as well as food and drinks. On the shuttle we had to raise our hand if we wanted to enter the castles, and was then charged an additional 30 euros. And that charge didn’t even cover one of the castles and none of the food was Included. There were restaurants in which we could purchase food. So the cost of the ticket covered literally only the bus ride, which it said all other things were Included
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
It seems that you read the Premium-Tour product description and bought the cheaper version without reading the product description. Well dear, if you do things like that I described above you should not write reviews and tell people, that you are trying to take services without paing for it. Don't you think?
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Enjoyable and stress free
Joseph_D
, Jun 2022
Our guide Josef was excellent with instructions at each stage of the tour and made sure that we knew where to go and when to be at each place. He was great at telling the story of Ludwig and answering questions. The bus was nice and clean. They also had lunch tables reserved for us so we didn’t have to worry about it. The two stops on the tour were amazing too. We enjoyed the entire day!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
He is more than entertaining, he is magic. I love his work as well. I'll inform him about your review. Visit us again
star-4
Good way to see 2 castles
Michael_A
, Jun 2022
A good way to see both castles in one day. It does feel sometimes rushed but the guide was fantastic and helped take care of my elderly parents.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Sorry, that you don't remember the name of a person, who helped you all the day through. Nice review,
star-5
It was a wonderful day...
Nelson_R
, Jun 2022
It was a wonderful day and spectacular views! Our tour guide Joseph was great! The castle and palace were beautiful!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
He is really amazing. Come back soon, Bavaria will be awaiting for you
star-5
Great tour from start to finish!
Charles_W
, Jun 2022
We really enjoyed being able to visit the sites without having to drive ourselves. Our tour guide was also great and the bus was very comfortable.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
thank you dear. Please visit us again
star-5
Had a great time, can’t...
George_H
, Jun 2022
Had a great time, can’t remember the tour guides name but she was very informative and had great organisation of the trip! She was sometimes sassy in a good way which made me laugh. The castles were also amazing and had some amazing views of the scenery.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Happy to read your review.
star-5
The linderhoff palace and...
John_M
, Jun 2022
The linderhoff palace and grounds were amazing. Neuschwanstien was stunning. Be prepared to hike uphill a significant distance, though there are carriages that can take you most of the way. We learned a lot about King Ludwig II. A great tour.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Come back again. We loved your review
star-1
Castle
Eileen_Z
, Jun 2022
They wouldn’t let us into the castle. Said we only paid for the travel part. Wanted us to have a paper ticket and wanted to send us down to the base. Ten minute walk and a bus ride! Not for seniors over 70 years old.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
In the product page is excatly described, that the castle ticket is to be paid in the bus. We offer personal support. You must tell us this in advance and agree with the service. And everyone knows, that this world famous castle lays on the top of a mountain. I can't follow you review.
star-5
Fairy King Castle is a home run.
StevenL_S
, Jun 2022
Views from a distance are amazing and as you approach you wonder at the beauty of the location and structure of Neuschwanstein Castle. While built to self indulge an irrelevant King, the result is a heritage to beauty and creativity that captures imagination of all who visit. Worth the time and expense to visit.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
I'm happy to read that and this gives us the impulse to work with more joy giving you a memorable day
star-2
Killer views
LouisGire
, Jun 2022
Lindenhof was beautiful but most of the paintings are in poor repair and almost impossible to see from all the conservation tissue and the gardens were in need of manicures. Neuschwanstein damn near killed me. After a 40 minute uphill walk we had to climb nine flights of circular poorly ventilated stairs. The place itself is beautiful (when not under scaffolds), but to list this as moderately physical is a joke.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
If I could dear, I would tell Eduard Riedel (the castle Architect) your impression, but for the 19th century this was the best. Yes we do restorations in building older than 150 years, and surprises me, that you missed how much we do in order to serve 6.000 guests per day. I understand your coments, but I don't see it connected to the experience. Next time you visit Bavaria, please consult us. We offer the best information in advance and we had informed you how many steps you have inside the castle.
star-5
Great experience
Kristy_W
, Jun 2022
Was Excellent! Thank you! Your guide A++ and very enjoyable day meeting the staff and others on the tour
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Instruction so not clear....
ChiHsun_S
, May 2022
Instruction so not clear. Make sure before splitting up. I was waiting at the castle and almost couldn’t get the ticket because the lady accidentally gave my ticket to others.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Guide was really...
Anu
, May 2022
Guide was really informative throughout the journey. Both the locations are worth visiting. Schedules are tight so this trip is for people who are fit/active. I really enjoyed going inside the linderhof castle more than the neuschwanstein castle. This day trip is the best way to go to castle if you don't have your private vehicle. Worth the money!
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
The best daytrip from Munich
Jawad_M
, May 2022
The castles are beautiful and a must visit for anyone who visits Munich. Everything was perfect and the tour departed and returned on time.
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.
1 traveler found this review helpful
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

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