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Neuschwanstein Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Munich

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The enchanting old-world town of Fussen lies in the foot hills of the Alps, framed by one of the most breathtaking natural settings in the world. Traveling with your small group guided tour from Munich, you'll tour the ethereal Neuschwanstein Castle, be taken to the best vantage points; the lake, the postcard-perfect aerial view of the equally beautiful Hohenschwangau Castle and to the waterfall gorge.
Highlights
  • Skip driving for a round-trip train or coach ride from Munich
  • Option for a horse-drawn carriage ride up the hill to the castle
  • Save time spent waiting in the admission queue with skip-the-line access 
  • Mingle with your guide and other castle visitors during your train ride
  • Learn about the folly of “Mad” King Ludwig II during your guided tour
What to Expect
Begin your tour with a roughly 2-hour train ride from Munich through the German countryside to Fussen. Note that the train is seasonal, offered during January through April and mid-October through November, and you’ll be traveling by coach otherwise. When you arrive, walk 20 minutes up the hill to the castle or opt for a carriage ride.
The price of the tour doesn’t include your castle entrance fee, but you can pay it directly to the tour company on the day of your visit. And by booking in advance, you’ll receive skip-the-line access.
Visit the castle interiors and towers, and get the photo ops and views of surrounding attractions including a lake, waterfall gorge, and Hohenschwangau Castle. Listen while your guide tells stories about the tragic reign of the “mad” 19th-century Bavarian king who commissioned the building of the castle.
Finish the day with a return ride back to Munich.
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I did the Neuschwanstein Castle tour with Radius Tours. Our tour guide, Josh, was an incredibly enthusiastic gentlemen who is passionate about Bavarian history. The tour was enlivened when he narrated the life of King Ludwig II, almost like a story. It...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Did not visit the inside of the palace as I was told most of it was closed for renovation and not that good. But the place itself is r picturesque and the hike to the top (past the bridge) was fun. Not a lot of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a great trip to the castle today, even though it was pouring rain most of the time. Steve was a great guide very informative and entertaining and easy to understand, he is from Ireland. The bus we took to the castle was a...More

1  Thank 281christiannec
Reviewed 5 days ago

Well organised tour in terms of logistics and timing. Special thank you to Lana - she is excellent guide!!!

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This tour is unreservedly recommendable. The tour guides, Sarah and Charlie were fantastic - informative, funny, friendly but not over bearing - they knew everything about the castle and the history and were open to discussion (conspiracy theories abound!!). Don;t give it a second though...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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RayLP84
August 19, 2019|
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Response from chrismD1393CI | Reviewed this property |
Call the company direct. You can also walk into the station where the tour begins and walk in to their office. You may be able to book right there or on your phone as you are standing there with them. Viator Tours are very... More
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sharonybl
August 19, 2019|
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Response from Gillian J | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure but I expect yes. There were loads of carriages. There is also a bus option.
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July 30, 2019|
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Response from travelersavyy | Reviewed this property |
You buy the tour ticket which is the round trip to and from the castle by bus. You buy the Ticket to visit the inside of the castle from the tour office the morning of your tour. €14 per person
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