Tue, 9 Feb
Experience the magic of Neuschwanstein and immerse yourself in the fairytale world of King Ludwig II of Bavaria.
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.
You will be picked up at your hotel, or a prearranged meeting point, by your professional, local guide and driver.
Be sure to have your camera at the ready as you are driven from Munich through idyllic, undulating farmland towards the Bavarian Alps. The drive takes roughly 2 hours.
Upon arrival in the small town beneath Neuschwanstein you will have time to explore the charming shops, the serene Alpsee lake, and the grounds around the smaller Hohenschwangau Castle.
Next, we make the easy climb up to the palace. Plenty of time will be taken to stop and enjoy the superb views.
We then head to this suspension bridge, suspended over a steep ravine, to take in breathtaking views of both Neuschwanstein palace and the surrounding countryside.
From the Marienbrücke we head to the palace proper for a 20-30 minute tour of the interior.
Finally, we head back to Munich. Your guide will accompany you back to your hotel or a drop-off point of your choosing.
Please note that only employees of Neuschwanstein are allowed to give tours inside the castle and you will be provided with an audio guide. Keep in mind that the castle is located on a hilltop and requires a fairly long walk, with a number of long staircases inside. The activity level can be challenging.
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.
Entrance tickets are not included in the price. We recommend pre-ordering them, please get in touch after booking your tour so we can assist you with that.
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