Bus Bavaria Neuschwanstein Castle Tours

Bus Bavaria Neuschwanstein Castle Tours

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Bus Bavaria, a subsiduary of the famous Mikes Bike Tours of Munich have been offering a luxury bus tours to Neuschwanstein Castle since 2000 with an optional Hohenschwangau castle tour day trip OR a relaxed bike ride with fantastic views of the castle and the Bavarian Alps. So join our excellent tour guide's (most often two!)on a relaxing 1.5 hour bike ride around Swan Lake with views of both castle's or, for non bike riders, an optional tour of Hohenschwangau castle interior, enjoy a great lunch at local Bavarian Brewery (lunch expense not included) and finally visit Neuschwanstein without standing in long lines (tickets guaranteed)! Please keep in mind our tour is in English.
Munich, Bavaria, Germany

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8–11 hours
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WhereSheGos
New York City, NY1,118 contributions
Booked this tour through Viator. Who knew these tours to the castle were limited days and book up fast! We arrived at the pick-up spot (Mike’s Bike Tours) before 8am. Hofbräuhaus is just around the corner. It is a short walk from Marieplatz train stop. After waiting for others to arrive until 8:30am, we finally left to walk 5 minutes to board a charter bus. Note when at the office, have cash with you to pay for tickets to the castle (this is not included in the tour price). Also, be sure to have a mask with you or you may purchase at the office in cash. There are no restrooms. They had WIFI at the office.

We then drove to a hotel to pick up another 30 people and overall had almost 50 people on the bus as we took off for the castle. Unfortunately, they locked the restroom on the bus stating they don’t want to risk it with that many people aboard. Seemed strange since we were going on a 2-hour drive and unlikely to stop anywhere. We were told they could open it for emergency situations, but you’re better off paying to use the restroom somewhere before boarding the bus. Our guide Nikolas gave us a breakdown of our day ahead. We had the option to buy tickets to see the two castles, one castle and do a bike ride, or just the castle and have free time to wander the town. We opted to see both castles. On a cold rainy day, this was better than riding bikes. Nikolas provided our castle tickets and we had about an hour to explore, shop, etc. We then made our way to explore the first castle which is a steep climb up. The guided tour lasts 30 minutes and masks are required to be worn inside. No photos allowed inside. After our tour we stopped by Mueller for lunch, which is located inside one of the hotels. Our tour time for Neuschwastein Castle was for 3:30pm so we made sure to take the shuttle bus a little early (around 2:30pm) given the lines and if we wanted to see other vantage points before meeting our group. You have the option to hike up the very steep path or take the bus for 3 EUR. I think it’s worth it to do the bus especially on a rainy day when the road could be a bit slippery. Once we reached the top, we had a little time and decided to hike up further to walk along a bridge that gives a beautiful view of the castle.

We met our group and waited for Nikolas and his assistance to join us. We promptly entered the castle at 3:30pm. Remember to wear a mask once you enter the building for the 30-minute tour. After the tour, you’ll have a little time to quickly explore the gift shop and use the restroom before we meet up at 4:40pm. Hang on to your tickets because Nikolas will collect these to keep track of us on the bus. We were told souvenirs are a bit cheaper once you exit the castle and wander outside. Its best to use the restroom in the castle otherwise you’ll be looking for a paid restroom quickly before boarding the bus. The souvenir shops before getting on the bus also sell snacks like pretzels and drinks. We arrived back to the city around 7:30pm. Many places close between 8-9pm so I’d suggest going straight to eat somewhere in the area before anything else. Overall, this felt like we just paid for transport to the castle. The rest was separate tours we pay for to see the castles.

Tips:
- Use the restroom before boarding the bus. They lock the restroom on the bus. You may need to pay for a public restroom so keep cash with you. (Usually 50 cent to 1-2 EUR).
- Bring snacks on the bus for the morning ride and way back. They sell water and beer on the bus (2-3 EUR).
- The bus has no wifi, but you may find it at the hotels if you dine there.
- Bring a mask with you because they are required inside the castles. They sell them at the tour office in case you forget (might be 2 EUR).
- Wear comfortable shoes. The walk up or down to the castle is steep and it is best to have sneakers on.
Written October 7, 2022
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Jonathan G
2 contributions
I had a great time biking and walking around the castle. Ryan did an really nice job of explaining the history of the castle and the man who built it!
Written October 5, 2022
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Claudia M
1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Couples
Mike’s bike and bus tour was really enjoyable and the guide Nicholas was awesome. He was informative and funny. He was joined his associate Michael who was also very charming. This tour differs from others to The castle because of the addition of the bike ride and lunch at the local brewery which was delicious! Bike ride was an easy ride around a lake which gave you a perfect photo op of the castle from an angle no other tour offers you. The walk up the hill to the castle is extremely challenging! One mile straight up. It is no joke. There is a bus option that will take you up the worst part of it for those that can’t do it. The views from the top were breathtaking. All in all it was one of the most enjoyable days we spent in Germany! I would highly recommend.
Written October 5, 2022
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Mere K
Goettingen, Germany34 contributions
Absolutely fantastic experience! Ryan was phenomenal the whole trip and knew how to be a lively energetic guide without being dry or overly talkative. (Also his mustache is perfect!) He and Mike were helpful on the bike tour and over all really knowledgeable about the area and the full history of the castle. Honestly kind of wish Ryan could have given the castle tours as well. Felt like we got more than what the ticket price says, because not only are they so knowledgeable, the whole day is so perfectly orchestrated that time flys and you’re never left wondering “how much longer”. The spot to eat lunch was also a gem and the tasty beer made made for a very enjoyable experience. 10 out of 10 I would recommend to anyone looking for something to do while in Munich!
Written October 4, 2022
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Josh B
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Ryan and Michael were excellent guides who gave meticulous directions and compelling stories. They definitely made this worth the money. We didn’t do the bike ride, so we had a little tour of the village. I’d like to go on the bike ride one day, as it’s a beautiful area
Written October 4, 2022
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Jerri B
1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Solo
The trip was AMAZING Ryan was so informative and hilarious. Couldn’t have had better guides. Michael was so nice and cared for everyone on the bike ride. He gave me his bike when mine stopped working. Absolutely my favorite tour ever!!!!!!
Written October 4, 2022
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EBak92
Kyoto, Japan4 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
Just an incredibly curated, well done, efficient, excellent, local and memorable experience. The guides were elite - especially Ryan, who’s history of the Castle and Bavaria were only outshined by his comedic timing and mustache. Michael was a gentleman and super helpful with the bikes. The entire experience - the lake, the restaurant for lunch, the spots around the castle - were very unique and “locals only”, which truly separates this experience, from all others.
Written October 4, 2022
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Stacy
1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Solo
Tour was wonderful. Ryan and Niko were full of great information and made even the bus ride enjoyable. The bike ride was a highlight. Would definitely recommend.
Written October 3, 2022
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Clayton M
2 contributions
I went on the double castles tour and it was well worth it. We were able to walk around the town and grab souvenirs at our leisure while still being able to make everything on time. They held our hand through it all and was extremely wonderful people.
Written October 1, 2022
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caitlin0109
Hudson, MA13 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
Nicholas and Michael were great guides - we had a very full group and they were informative while also keeping us on track. Unfortunately, it rained the day we went but you can’t do anything about that! The views were still beautiful and it was well worth the trip.
Written October 1, 2022
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