Don't book with anyone else! This tour is amazing! My husband and I went during Oktoberfest and it was such a beautiful day!! Some reviews on here talk about how Mike talks too much about how low his prices are or how much to tip Brad; I did not find this to be true.
He did mention once that his prices haven't changed in a number of years and he did talk about how great Brad is and how he deserves a little extra, but I did not find it to be out of context or overdone; just doing his job.
I can say that I noticed some people tipping Brad extremely low which explains why Mike makes a point of expressing how important tips are. As Canadians we are used to tipping higher than others anyways but we had such a spectacular time and Brad and Meikke were so helpful and full of Information that they truly deserve a great tip! So don't be turned off by reviews dissing Mike, especially since he is only on the bus for about half an hour.
Other than that the whole day was amazing!
The ride up the countryside was beautiful, lunch was decent (great beer and strudel), the Alpine slide was fun and the hike was out of this world!! Do not skip the hike!! Truly one of the best parts of the whole day!! It makes you sweat but there were some larger people on our tour who made it just fine. Mary's Bridge is also a highlight of the day and the place to get the most amazing pictures.
The castle tour itself was short but impressive! One of the most extravagant castles we toured on our 3 week Europe trip
Plus the bus sells beer for only €2 a bottle! .
All in all such a great tour, don't think twice about booking it!!