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$63.13 Day Trips & Excursions

Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Royal Castles Tour from Munich

Departing Munich, visit the smallest of three royal castles, Linderhof, which was built by King Ludwig II during the 19th century as a hunting lodge. Built in French Rococo style, the castle has a Moorish pavilion which can be visited during your one hour stay. You have the option to join a guided tour of the interior of Linderhof. After departing Linderhof, you will have a short shopping stop in Oberammergau, world-famous for its woodcarvers, richly painted houses (Luftl-paintings) and Passion Play. On the approach to Neuschwanstein, it will quickly become clear as to why this magnificent neo-Romanesque style castle is the most well known castle in the world. It appears through the mist like something out of a fairytale, and you will not be surprised to hear that the man who conceived its design - King Ludwig II, was considered quite eccentric. If it all seems very familiar, it may be because the castle was the inspiration for Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle. You will stop in Hohenschwangau, a small town at the feet of the castle, where you'll have 4 hours at disposal for lunch and to explore the grounds of Neuschwanstein. You'll also have the option of joining a guided tour of the interior of the castles if you wish.

$139.12 Day Trips & Excursions

Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castles Day Tour from Munich

You’ll be picked up from central Munich in the morning for your day trip to two gems of the Bavarian Alps: Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace. On your scenic 1.5-hour drive, your expert guide provides commentary about the history and significance of the Bavaria region and its attractions. Your luxury coach offers comfortable seats, panoramic windows, Wi-Fi and a restroom, ensuring optimal comfort throughout your journey. Enjoy a complimentary snack box on board, with additional snacks and drinks available for purchase.Your first stop is Linderhof Palace, a small palace built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria. Though inspired by France’s Versailles Palace, Linderhof’s interior is actually rather private and humble, as you’ll see on your 1-hour guided tour, but head to the surrounding gardens and you’ll discover why they’re considered among the most beautiful in the world, combining elements of Baroque, Italian Renaissance and English styles.Leaving Linderhof behind, head next to Oberammergau, where you’ll have about 30 minutes of free time to walk around. Wander the lanes of this quaint village and see beautiful examples of the traditional art of woodcarving. Continue driving along famous Romantic Road to the foot of majestic Neuschwanstein Castle. Before hiking up the hill for your guided tour of the castle, you can either have lunch (own expense) or set out for Mary's Bridge (Marienbrücke), the best spot for postcard views of the castle. The most famous of three royal palaces built for King Louis II of Bavaria, Neuschwanstein sits on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau. Take a guided tour of the 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace to learn about its peculiar past: it was intended as a personal refuge for the reclusive, crazed king, but it was opened to the public after his death in 1886. Today Neuschwanstein is an architectural icon; in fact, it inspired Disney’s Sleeping Beauty and closely resembles Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland!After your tour of the castle, relax on the drive back to Munich.

$122.75 Day Trips & Excursions

Neuschwanstein, Linderhof, Oberammergau, Hohenschwangau Tour

Meet your guide near Füssen Station, and then hop aboard the bus to Hohenschwangau village. then we take the shuttle bus to Marienbrücke, a 19th-century crossing that overlooks the Pöllat Gorge. Gaze down at Neuschwanstein Castle with its elaborate turrets and parapets, and then pose for photos set against the backdrop of the heart-stopping Tegelberg mountain. Then, head inside Neuschwanstein Castle for your walking tour, and learn how it was built for King Ludwig II in the 19th century. While the Romanesque Revival castle was intended as Ludwig’s retreat, the building was never completed and the king spent less than half a year living inside it. Admire the stately interiors, including murals that pay homage to compose Richard Wagner – Ludwig’s operatic idol – inside the Minstrel’s Hall. Explore rooms like Ludwig’s bedroom and admire the dazzling ornamentation of the Byzantine Throne Room. Leave the castle and travel to the nearby village of Hohenschwangau to enjoy some free time. Find a restaurant for lunch (own expense) or stroll around Lake Alpsee, one of the region’s most beautiful lakes. Hop back on board your coach and travel along the Romantic Road to explore Wieskirche, a beautiful Rococo church. After admiring its architecture, travel onward to the village of Oberammergau, where the famous Passion Play is held once every 10 years. Explore the village, admiring its pretty Lüftlmalerei (painted houses), and then travel to Linderhof Castle – another of Ludwig’s former homes. Nestled deep in the forest, Linderhof was the castle where the eccentric king spent most of his time. Step inside to see its lavish rooms such as the Hall of Mirrors and the Audience Chamber, and then visit the outside Venus Grotto – an artificial cave said to be modeled on Capri’s Blue Grotto (at the moment the Grotto is closed for maintenance works until 2022). Explore Linderhof Palace Gardens at leisure, and then return to your coach. Travel back to Füssen, finishing your tour at the station at 6:00 pm approx.

$223.29 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

A Full Day Private Tour of Neuschwanstein Castle

The tour begins at 8:30 am. at your hotel in Garmisch-Partenkirchen where you will ride in comfort to Neuschwanstein castle in our passenger van. Once at the castle ticketing area you will enjoy advance entry into the castle tour and limited to no waiting times. While making your way to the castle you will be regaled with the story of Ludwig's life and untimely death. After your tour of the castle interior the short walk to the passenger van will be filled with conspiracy theories and discussion about Ludwig's death.There will be a short drive to the village of Oberammergau where lunch will occur at your choice of venues before touring the village and learning the history. This amazing tour ends with a short stop at the Ettal Monastery and transportation back to your hotel or drop off point around 5:30 pm.

$61.96 Day Trips & Excursions

Neuschwanstein, Linderhof, and Oberammergau Tour from Munich

Winter Munich day trip to Neuschwanstein Castle including Linderhof Palace and Oberammergau with unbeatable views of the castle and the Bavarian Alps Explore the castle with a guide and learn about its construction and themes Discover more about the mysterious circumstance surrounding Ludwig II’s death. Was it suicide or was it murder, we tell you the story behind the story. We depart Munich at 8.45 before heading to Linderhof Palace where you may tour the inside the castle (not included in the price of the tour). Oberammergau is next where you may shop and have lunch at your own leisure before we drive along the Romantic Road and head to Neuschwanstein Castle. We pre-order tickets so you do not have to stand in line, simply pay us back for them on the day. We return to Munich at around 7.15pm after a memorable day on the trail of  Bavaria's beloved Ludwig II.Read more about Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip

$526.07 Private & Custom Tours

Private Day Tour to Neuschwanstein Castle, Linderhof Castle and Oberammergau from Munich Including Return-Trip by Train

At 7:15am, be picked up at your Munich hotel by a comfortable minivan that seats up to eight people. Hop in, with just your private group, and drive for about an hour to the base of the Bavarian Alps. Spend an hour at Linderhof Castle, the smallest of the three palaces built by "Mad" King Ludwig II of Bavaria, exploring the grounds and the romantic gardens with their water fountain. After a short drive, arrive at the lovely village of Oberammergau, and enjoy some free time for lunch, sightseeing, or shopping. In the afternoon, drive past the picturesque Alpsee on your way to visit the popular castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau. Bypass any crowds outside with your skip-the-line tickets, and enjoy a guided tour of the castles. Around 15:30pm, board a train from the village of Fuessen back to Munich to conclude the tour.

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