Bavaria Highlights Tour: Neuschwanstein, Linderhof, Oberammergau
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Stop At: Schloss Neuschwanstein, Neuschwansteinstrasse 20, 87645 Schwangau, Bavaria Germany
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.
Duration: 3 hours
Stop At: Oberammergau Museum, Dorfstr. 8, 82487 Oberammergau, Bavaria Germany
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).
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Schloss Linderhof, Linderhof 12, 82488 Ettal, Bavaria Germany
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).
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Wies Church, Wies 12, 86989 Steingaden, Bavaria Germany
Now we travel along the Romantic Road to explore Wieskirche, a beautiful Rococo church. Afterward, we drive back to Füssen.
Duration: 30 minutes
- Professional guide
- Tickets for Neuschwanstein and Linderhof castles
- Local taxes
- Transportation in a air conditioning minivan or a private vehicle
- Entry/Admission - Schloss Neuschwanstein
- Entry/Admission - Schloss Linderhof
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks
- Entry/Admission - Oberammergau Museum
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Good walking shoes required
- Participants must be able to walk uphill
- 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
This was an absolutely fabulous day! Amir was the perfect guide! We had a beautiful sunny day which was a bonus. Would highly recommend this experience!
We had a wonderful time!! Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable, very friendly and a lot of fun! We look forward to another tour with Amir.
Tour guides were great; especially Barbara
We had a wonderful experience. There were only three couples plus our excellent guide Astrid; so it was like a private tour. Astrid was very knowledgeable, being from the area, and was most helpful, offering advice regarding the rest of our trip plans. I would love to go on another of her guided tours one day. Highly recommend this guided tour. We got in and out of the castles quickly and avoided the confusion of getting tickets, parking, etc. Also, the carriage ride was a pleasant experience. It was also nice having a stop at the beautiful church and having shopping time in Oberammergau. Although I am 60 years old and not in the best of shape, there was not too much walking for me. Just very brief stretches of challenging walk or stair climbing. All in all, a very good day.
Peter was a fantastic guide. He helped us cut through all the effort and downside to seeing these big heavily toured sites, and made us feel like we were the only ones there! His low key manner, humor, and excellent knowledge made him the perfect companion for a full day tour. Highly recommend using a tour guide at this location...and especially this one!
Mariana, the tour guide, went over and above the call of duty- very giving of her time and extremely helpful.
Our guide Peter was very knowledgable, very flexible and took very good care of us. When the weather was not cooperating, he added on a wonderful mountain tour to make sure that we got the most out of our trip. I wished we had packed him when we went to Salzburg!