Fairytale Castle: Private Full-day Excursion to Neuschwanstein Palace

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Duration (9h) Check availability to see starting times
Language English German
Free Cancellation up to 48h in advance


  • Live out a fairytale with a visit to the enchanting Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Discover charming shops, the Alpsee lake, and the Hohenschwangau Castle
  • Walk on the Marienbrücke pedestrian steel bridge suspended over a cliff
  • Explore the interior of the idyllic Neuschwanstein Palace with an official guide
  • Learn about King Ludwig II of Bavaria, also known as 'the Fairy Tale King'


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.

What’s Included?

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Profesional driver and guide
  • Entry into Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drink

Meeting and Pickup

You will be picked up directly from your hotel or a prearranged meeting point. At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at your hotel or, if you wish to remain in the city, your guide can give you recommendations for further exploration.



1. Hotel Pickup

You will be picked up at your hotel, or a prearranged meeting point, by your professional, local guide and driver.

2. Transfer from Munich to Neuschwanstein

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.

3. Free Time in Hohenschwangau

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.

4. Walk-Up to Neuschwanstein

Next, we make the easy climb up to the palace. Plenty of time will be taken to stop and enjoy the superb views.

5. Marienbrücke

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.

6. Visit Inside Neuschwanstein

From the Marienbrücke we head to the palace proper for a 20-30 minute tour of the interior.

7. Return Transfer to Munich and Hotel Drop-off

Finally, we head back to Munich. Your guide will accompany you back to your hotel or a drop-off point of your choosing.

Cancellation Policy

- For groups of 1-6 people: free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance.

- For groups of 7+ people: free cancellation up to up to 7 days ahead. From 6 days in advance to 48 hours in advance, a 50% fee will apply.

- Cancellations less than 48 hours ahead or no-shows result in no refund.

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Important Information

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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from €1,290.00
Free Cancellation up to 48h in advance