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From Munich: Neuschwanstein & Linderhof Castle Full-Day Trip

1. From Munich: Neuschwanstein & Linderhof Castle Full-Day Trip

Travel to the magnificent castles of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof. Enjoy a delicious lunch in Hohenschwangau and take a small detour through the picturesque town of Oberammergau. Board an air-conditioned bus and visit Neuschwanstein Castle. Nestled in the foothills of the Alps, admire one of the most impressive sights in Germany. Take 4 hours to explore the grounds (ticket not included). Arrive at Linderhof, the only castle that Ludwig II managed to complete. At noon, stop at Hohenschwangau Castle, Ludwig's childhood home, for lunch (not included). If time permits, continue to Oberammergau and lose yourself in the quaint streets of this picturesque town.

From Munich: Neuschwanstein Castle & Linderhof Premium Tour

2. From Munich: Neuschwanstein Castle & Linderhof Premium Tour

Take a scenic ride to the castles of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof with skip-the-line entry. Experience the lush beauty of the German countryside and learn the history of the area from your local guide. In the morning, travel in comfort from Munich to Linderhof Palace for a guided tour. Discover the history of the castle before continuing to the picturesque town of Oberammergau. Explore the village and hear about traditional crafts from the local woodcarvers. At noon, head along the Romantische Straße (Romantic Road) to Neuschwanstein Castle. Stop for lunch (not included) on arrival or go directly to the Marienbrücke bridge. In the afternoon, explore Neuschwanstein Castle, before a relaxing ride back to Munich.

From Munich: Neuschwanstein Castle Full-Day Trip

3. From Munich: Neuschwanstein Castle Full-Day Trip

Discover one of Bavaria's most scenic landscapes on this tour from Munich by train and van. Marvel at the stature and delicate architecture of Neuschwanstein Castle standing proud atop a hill and surrounded by forested mountains. See the sprawling valley from the foot of the castle walls and learn about its history from your guide along a walking tour of the grounds. Located 2 hours from Munich, the enchanting old-world town of Füssen lies in the foothills of the Alps, framed by one of the most breathtaking natural settings in the world. Towering far above the village, seemingly sculpted out of the very mountains that rise magnificently to the heavens, is a sight made from the stuff of dreams: the fabulous and ethereal Neuschwanstein Castle. This glorious folly was built in the 19th-Century by the famed "mad" King Ludwig II, a man intoxicated by mythology and who himself became a legend. The shimmering white towers of the castle among the clouds are instantly recognizable to many who haven’t ever heard the name Neuschwanstein. It is the inspiration for Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle and is famous the world over as the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang castle. To visit it is to step inside a fairy tale. On this full-day tour from Munich, your guide will take you by train or bus and accompany you uphill to the castle’s lofty perch, where it sits gleaming above a spectacular panorama of mountains, lakes, and valleys. It’s not just about the castle – it’s also about its wonderful location. You will go to the best vantage points and explore the lake. If time and weather permits, you can even enjoy a swim. Get postcard-perfect views of the equally beautiful Hohenschwangau Castle, the waterfall gorge, and the stunning Marienbrücke Bridge, suspended high above it all. While you are marveling at the beauty, your guide will tell you the engaging story of King Ludwig’s renowned and tragic reign, his turbulent times, and of the obsession that drove him to build his fantasy castle in the mountains that ultimately destroyed him. If you choose to purchase a ticket on the day, skip the long lines for the separate internal tour of the king’s private chambers by a specialist castle guide. The tour is the most practical way to admire this amazing fantasy world.

From Munich: Rothenburg and Nördlinger Ries Day Trip by Bus

4. From Munich: Rothenburg and Nördlinger Ries Day Trip by Bus

Take a trip down the Romantic Road, a famous 220 mile route linking some of Bavaria's most exquisite architectural gems on a guided tour from Munich. Discover the natural beauty of the region, and the charming town of Rothenburg. After departure from Munich, travel first to Harburg which is one of the oldest and best-preserved castle complexes in Germany. This perfectly situated castle with its surrounding village retains the feel of the middle ages. Be enchanted by its historic flair and delve deep into its history. After visiting the castle, and pausing for coffee, you will drive on through the wondrous scenery of the Nördlinger Ries – the giant depression left by an ancient meteor in the Swabian landscape. Travelling via Dinkelsbühl, with its towers and spires, you will reach Rothenburg, a perfectly restored mediaeval town. Take some free time here for extensive exploration. Wander through the beautiful streets and alleyways, which are full of the charm of past times. Your return to Munich will take you through the largest hops-growing region in the world, the Hallertau. On this tour, be amazed by the beautiful region of southern Germany.

From Munich: Salzburg Day Trip by Train

5. From Munich: Salzburg Day Trip by Train

Visit the hometown of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on a full-day tour from Munich. Travel by train and in the imperial city, visit his place of birth (optional), his residence, the streets he walked, and the cafés he drank in. Salzburg is also one of the most popular set-jetting destinations in the world for one simple reason, “The Sound of Music.” Visit sites you will remember from the silver screen such as the beautiful Mirabelle Gardens where Julie Andrews and the children were filmed singing “Do-Re-Mi.” An expert guide will take you on a train ride from Munich to Austria. You will be provided with a map and get a 1.5-hour orientation tour through the major sites.  Explore one of the finest preserved medieval old towns in Europe, crisscrossed with romantic winding shopping streets and venerable market places adorned with outstanding architectural monuments of the later baroque era. See piazzas and fountains, the stunning Domkirche Cathedral, pleasure gardens, palaces, and churches, monasteries and catacombs, and confectionaries and patisseries. You will also go to the oldest restaurant on the continent. You will then have 3 hours to explore the city for yourself, before meeting up for the return journey. During your free time, you can visit the breathtaking 900-year-old fortress Festung Hohensalzburg, the magnificent edifice that dominates the city's skyline, itself framed by the spectacular encirclement of mountains stretching into the horizon. 

From Munich: Neuschwanstein Castle Full-Day Trip by Van

6. From Munich: Neuschwanstein Castle Full-Day Trip by Van

Spend a day in picturesque Bavaria with this van tour from Munich. Spend the day enjoying a drive on the Romantic Road in the Bavarian Alps. On the way to the castle of Neuschwanstein, you’ll pass through old, quaint Bavarian villages and scenic countryside. When you reach Neuschwanstein you’ll be taken on a guided tour of the castle, which was built in the 19th century in the Romanesque Revival style. The palace sits on a craggy hill commanding views of the village of Hohenschwangau below. From the Marienbridge you’ll have breathtaking views of the castle. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a royal retreat and in honor of Richard Wagner, the composer. After the death of Ludwig II, the palace was opened to the public in 1886, and now hosts more than 1.3 million visitors each year. Neuschwanstein has appeared in numerous movies and was also used as a model for Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland. You’ll walk through a lovely gorge featuring cascades and waterfalls. On the way back you’ll stop at the UNESCO World Heritage Church of Wieskirch built in the 17th century. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit a Bavarian cheese farm, where you can purchase an optional cheese and sausage platter with freshly baked bread. Enjoy the spectacular, 360-degree mountain views from the farm.

Munich: Concert in the Court Chapel of the Residenz

7. Munich: Concert in the Court Chapel of the Residenz

The Baroque Court Chapel of the Wittelsbach family was once the wedding chapel of Ludwig I. It is one of the jewels of the Munich Residenz. Here Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart performed frequently with his early piano concertos and the Missa brevis. The Court Chapel itself is primarily known for its wonderful acoustics. Hear the amazing acoustics for yourself and attend a concert in the Chapel.

From Munich: Herrenchiemsee Palace and Boat Trip Day-Tour

8. From Munich: Herrenchiemsee Palace and Boat Trip Day-Tour

Spend a lovely day out on a boat exploring the beautiful Chiemsee and its two picturesque islands, the Herreninsel and the Fraueninsel. Known as “the Bavarian Ocean,” Chiemsee is the largest fresh-water lake near Munich. Herreninsel boasts wonderful Herrenchiemsee, a palace built by King Ludwig II in 1878 in the image of Versailles in France. In some respects, however, Herrenchiemsee actually surpasses Versailes – its Hall of Mirrors is a famous example. With its elegant gardens and walkways and the beautiful interiors of gold, glass, and porcelain, the palace is a visually stunning monument to opulence. King Ludwig's difficult personality is reflected in his famous elevated dining table, which was raised and lowered through the floor so the reclusive King did not have to see his servants. This tour gives you the full story of Chiemsee and its islands. You even get the option of touring the interior of the palace. This full day tour is one of the most unique and special touring experiences in Germany.

Munich: Evening Concert at Schleissheim Palace

9. Munich: Evening Concert at Schleissheim Palace

Experience a special evening of classical music at Schleissheim Palace. The palace attracts visitors with its picturesque Baroque gardens built by the elector Max Emanuel based on the model of the popular Versailles, in the hope of attaining imperial honor. In the magnificent setting, you can enjoy a classical concert with outstanding Residenz soloists and members of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra. Sit back and listen to the sounds of great master in the beautiful park of the palace. June 10 - 7:30 PM Mozart: Symphony No. 38 "Prager" in D major KV 504 Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream Suite Schubert: "Unfinished" – Symphony No. 8 in B minor Dvorak: Slavonic Dances Residence Soloists June 17 - 7:30 PM Mozart: Symphony No. 35 "Haffner" in D major KV 385 Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream Suite Mendelssohn: "Italian" – Symphony No. 4 in A major Gershwin: "Summertime" Residence Soloists June 29 - 7:30 PM Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 9 "Jeune home" Bizet: Carmen-Suite Andreas Skouras: Piano Residence Soloists July 15 - 7:30 PM Mozart: "Musical Fun" Mozart: Oboe Concerto Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream Suite Brahms: Hungarian Dances Gershwin: "Summertime" Residence Soloists July 20 - 7:30 PM Mussorgski/Ravel: "Pictures at an Exhibition" Haydn: Symphony No. 104 "Londoner" Verdi: Rigoletto Paraphrase Gershwin: "Summertime" Andreas Skouras: Piano Residence Soloists August 4 - 7:30 PM Vivaldi: "Four Seasons" Pachelbel: Kanon Albinoni: Adagio Mozart: Serenade in G major KV 525 "A Little Night Music" Rossini: Serenade for Strings "Aria of Figaro" Residence Soloists September 9 - 7:30 PM Mozart: "Musical Fun" KV 522 Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor Brahms: Hungarian Dances Gershwin: "Summertime" Andreas Skouras: Piano Residence Soloists

Munich: Mystical Nymphenburg Palace

10. Munich: Mystical Nymphenburg Palace

Explore the imposing Baroque building of the Nymphenburg Palace and head inside for a tour through its elegant hallways. Learn about the history of this castle, one of the premier royal residences in Europe, and discover the beautiful portraits of the Gallery of Beauties. Make the most of your time in Munich with a trip to this ancient royal summer residence. Conceived as a gift from Ferdinand Maria to his art-loving wife, dive into the mystical story of this fairytale-worthy castle inspired by nymphs. Take in every detail in the company of a professional. Stroll through the several sections of the palace and park, constantly redesigned by the dukes, princes, and kings of the past. Enjoy a mix of beauty and fantasy and step into its Gallery of Beauties to gaze at portraits of the most beautiful German noble women from back in the day.

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4.8 / 5

based on 2,578 reviews

My family and I recently spent 14 days in Europe, visiting five different cities, and Munich, but more specifically, THIS TOUR, was the ultimate highlight. Our tour guide was Mario, and he had this tour down to a science! We were given plenty of time to eat and shop and take photos. Mario even took us to a special place along the route to get fantastic family photos with the castle in the background. We have some AMAZING memories of Bavaria, now, thanks to Mario and this perfect tour! Take it. You won't be sorry.

It was a amazing experience, It worth a lot to see the castles and the role trip. I Just think It don't worth go inside the castles because there is no much to see. But the whole trip was Very Nice.

An organized and memorable trip to Linderhof & Neuschwanstein castles. Comfortable travel, beautiful architecture, and interesting history. Highly recommend!

Had a great time even though it was too foggy to see the castle from afar. Michelle was a great guide and the snowy forest was enchanting

Very good tour. We'll coordinated and everything went according to schedule.