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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
Tips or gratuities for guides
Gray Line Münchener Stadtrundfahrten , Karlspl. 21/Suite 2, 80335 München, Germany

In front of Karlsplatz 21/Sonnenst. Take exit "G" or "F" from the basement. 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
  • The stop in Oberammergau might not be available during the Passion Play Season 2022.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • You are responsible for coming on time to the meeting points
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved to reach the castles and inside the castle approx. 350 steps
  • People with disabilities may reserve the elevator in the castle Neuschwanstein. Please contact us in advance
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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-5
Amazing tour!!!
Paulo_S
, Aug 2022
Impressive! Amazing! Wonderful service and guide Hannae! Very confortable Shutle and Safe driver. Thank you very much
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
We thank you for this review. Come back soon
star-5
It was a great time. I...
Joselyn_W
, Aug 2022
It was a great time. I enjoyed the thorough discussion of the history of both castles. I also enjoyed being able to see other more rural parts of the country.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you for reviewing
star-5
Very comfortable coach...
Jim_O
, Aug 2022
Very comfortable coach trip narrated by our guide. Enough time at each stop to see all the sites and eat.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you for reviewing
star-5
Memorable day
MarcioJose_D
, Aug 2022
It is a beautiful place. The castle is stunning and Elisabeth, the tour guide is a wonderful person, kind, funny and explain everything about the castles and the Bavaria area. The Robert it is very nice person and drive so careful. Thanks for both of them for a wonderful experience for me and for my wife. Many thanks Marcio and Adriana
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you for being with us and come back soon
star-5
Mr Hamdy was very helpful...
Kulesh_D
, Jul 2022
Mr Hamdy was very helpful and gave usefull information. Highly recommended. So comfortable trip and taken care of us very well.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Our team never let you alone and we are all specialized on delivering good memories. Visit us again
star-4
Great views on the way!
Other_P
, Jul 2022
The trip was on time and very smooth, very beautiful landscapes on the way to both palace and castle. A little rush in the side, wish we could have stayed bit longer. Our tour guide Hanae was very helpful.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for taking your time to write this reviews. I understand your view, but such famous places require a very controlled time schedule. If not just some few would see this wonderful castle.
star-5
Castle and countryside!
Jan_D
, Jul 2022
Loved the guided tour through the castle and hearing the history behind it and King Ludwig II. The view of the valley below was breathtaking!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
That's our mission, to make you happy. Bavaria offers a lot. Come back soon
star-3
Would recommend going to...
Jo_K
, Jul 2022
Would recommend going to both locations as well worth seeing with stunning views, however, take a different tour operator than Grayline as they rush you at both locations and poorly organised on the day having to wait for tour guide to purchase tickets then tell us the incorrect time for the castle viewing. Could have spent another hour or so at the smaller castle instead of stopping at a pointless souvenir shop when driving to the second location.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
I'm sorry you experienced that. I'll try to solve it. Please contact me through Viator.
star-4
So so beautiful
Kailey_G
, Jul 2022
The castles and the drive were beautiful. I am so grateful I had the opportunity to see them. I would go back to Bavaria in a heartbeat.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Bavaria will be awating for you and we also will show our state with the love we have for it in our hearts
star-3
Too little time inside
Rebecca_P
, Jul 2022
Both of the castles were spectacular, and pictures don't give you adequate perspective so they absolutely are worth seeing, but the time allotted for the tours was way too short: only 30 min inside each castle! And no photos allowed, so you have to buy these crummy little overpriced books full of pictures that are generally of lower quality than what any decent cell phone made in the last 5 years can take. To be clear, I place the blame primarily on the castle operators, not the day tour operators. The worst thing I can say about the tour guide was that he felt the need to be talking for the whole length of every bus ride, so he rambled and repeated himself ad nauseam, even spending the last 15-20 min of the tour recapping the entire trip complete with his previous repetitions. Dude, it's OK to just be quiet and let people digest the experience. The castle owners need to allow at least an hour per tour, and hardly anybody takes flash photos anymore with cellphones able to compensate internally, so there's no longer any legit reason to ban photos, only flash.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
It seems that you posted your review on the wrong place. We are responsible for driving you, but a review about the castle belongs to the castle and not here. You also miss, that fotos are not allowed because people copy things. We just respect our cultural treasures and would be great if all visitors do the same. Please replace your review there where you actually want and not here. Ok?
star-4
The castle guided tour...
Sameeah_H
, Jul 2022
The castle guided tour was really good. It is breathtaking inside worth the climb and all the walking!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
What could we do to reach 5-Stars? Help us to give you the best and talk with us
star-5
Excellent
Frank_E
, Jul 2022
Comfortable ride to the castle for starters. The group leader was informative and pleasant. The the castle itself was worth visiting. Enjoyed our time and would easily recommend it to others
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Happy to read about your fascinating experience with us. I hope you come back to Bavaria soon
star-5
Neuschwenstein -Linderhof veteran reviewer
Fred_G
, Jul 2022
What a wonderful trip. Moderate amount of walking and lots of hills. For a fee, there is a bus available up to the castle (or horse and buggy). It's a hard walk for elderly or out of shape. Castle has stairs to climb, but grounds are available.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
I hope you had enjoyed the castle like we do. Come back soon
star-5
It was very organized and...
Bethanie_S
, Jul 2022
It was very organized and easy to navigate. The palace and castle were stunning and worth the drive there. The bus was very nice and our tour guide was funny, kind, and knowledgeable!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Happy to read that. Visit us again. Bavaria has lots of hidden treasures
star-5
Our guide Ursula on the...
Deborah_S
, Jul 2022
Our guide Ursula on the premium tour was very knowledgeable and shared everything with us which made the trip much fun, Jordan our driver and barista was excellent, I can highly recommend the premium tour
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Great. We love the feedbacks from our Ursula. Discover more from Bavaria with us
star-5
Great day trip
Gavin_V
, Jul 2022
Everything went smoothly and we had a great day. The bus was very comfortable and the instructions from the tour guide were clear. Thank you!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
We are proud of our guides team. They are professional and very entertaining. Visit us again.
star-5
Humpty the tour guide was...
Neil_M
, Jul 2022
Humpty the tour guide was very good Maybe explain more about steps and stairs as a few people really struggled especially while wearing masks felt the tour guide within the castles went too fast through the tours
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
His name is Hamdy, but I definetely loved your variation of his name. Come back soon
star-5
A High Point of Any Visit to Germany
Leandre_F
, Jul 2022
My wife and kids took the VIP version of the tour July 4, 2022. I lived in Munich for two years so I have seen both palaces several times. I sent my wife and kids on this trip because none of them had ever been to Germany. This tour did not disappoint. They loved it. The palaces themselves are very much worth the visit and all of them considered this one of the highlights of our vacation. They also thought the tour guide was terrific. Very informative and good a managing things. Sometimes you wonder if the VIP tours are worth the extra money. This one is. The bus was fantastic and there were lots snacks for everyone (including beer of course). Also, the smaller group and having all the tickets covered made things much more efficient and allowed more time to see the sights. A little pricier than some other tours, but my family felt it was well worth it.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
The love we have for Bavaria gives us the impulse to work with joy every day. Visit us again
star-4
Worth it!
Lorrin_C
, Jul 2022
This was a great tour! I wish I would have known the bridge for the best view of the castle was under construction, and I wish we had another hour at each place. But it was great to see them and the tour guide (Jackie) was very nice and helpful!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
I'll never get tired to say, that we have the best team in Munich and Jacqueline is a very good example of it. Come with us to more places in Bavaria.
star-4
No need for cash, gorgeous scenery
Trent_G
, Jul 2022
Gorgeous tour and scenery! The linderhof palace is gorgeous and well worth the tour, the larger castle is cool but a bit underwhelming compared to other castles etc. They also only take card on the bus for tickets so no need for cash on the bus or at the Mueller restaurant either!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Linderhof is gorgeous. We are here to help you. If you visit one of our targets, consult us. We love to help you in advance.

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