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“Our Best Christmas Markets Tour”

European Castles Tours
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Skip the Line: Neuschwanstein Castle Afternoon Tour from Füssen
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Skip-the-Line: Neuschwanstein Castle Tour from Fuessen Including Horse-Drawn...
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Bavaria Highlights Tour from Fuessen: Neuschwanstein, Linderhof, Oberammergau...
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Owner description: We offer scheduled and private day tours from Munich and Fuessen to castle, scenic, and cultural highlights in Bavaria and Austria - including Neuschwanstein and King Ludwig's other castles, Oberammergau, Rothenburg, Mt. Zugspitze, Lake Constance, Eagle's Nest, Innsbruck, Salzburg…. We also offer week-long tours in Bavaria, the Rhine region, Austria, France, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Italy, Portugal, and Ireland - with emphasis on castles, character hotels, fantastic food, and full guide services. We offer private short tours from Munich and tailor-made itineraries.
Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Our Best Christmas Markets Tour”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

We have been traveling to Germany for Christmas markets since 2005, and this was our best trip ever. We had perfect weather - it had snowed a day or two before we got there, and we had blue, sunny skies most of our time. Our accommodations were great, and the restaurants where we had dinner were excellent. Seeing the castles was a dream of mine, and we were not disappointed. Everything was planned perfectly, so our time was well spent. And then there were the Christmas markets - not too many and some local ones where we seemed to be the only tourists.

We highly recommend Astrid's Castles and Christmas Markets tour and are planning on taking her Black Forest and Switzerland one sometime in the future.

Visited December 2013
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AstridBaur, Inhaber at European Castles Tours, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Dear Lilla,

thank you so much for your recommendation. It was a pleasure having you here - I am glad you had such a good time! And of course I would love to show you more - auf Wiedersehen until then.... Astrid
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State College, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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“Treated like a celebrity”
Reviewed December 20, 2013

This was our first trip to Germany and our first travels since retiring. We took the Castle & Christmas Market tour. Astrid has set a high standard to meet by other tour groups. There were 11 people in our tour. Astrid and her helpers, Ruth & Caroline, were extremely approachable, pleasant, courteous, knowledgeable and accommodating. Everything was taking care of for us and was well organized. We did not have to worry about anything. Transportation, tickets to castles, where to eat, what to see...all were taken care of. We were advised as to time management in maximizing use of our time. Our vans took us to the attractions and then whisked us off from the attraction when we were done to our next destination...just like a celebrity. You could tell that much thought went into Astrid's planning of the order of the sights to be seen throughout the week. The 3 were very fluent in English. For us, it was a perfect introduction to southern Germany and Austria. We felt that the mix of structured and free time worked well for us. We hope to tour with Astrid again in the future!

Visited December 2013
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AstridBaur, Inhaber at European Castles Tours, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Dear Jerry,

thank you so much for your feedback. I am very happy that you had such great time with us here!
I hope to see you again on another tour in the future, kind regards from Bavaria, Astrid
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Perth, Australia
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19 reviews
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“Extremely helpful”
Reviewed December 19, 2013

I contacted Astrid to help me organise a fantastic winter wonderland holiday for my family. She organised a day out for us including a castle and snow experience. On the day we met Ruth who took us to Neushwanstein Castle and a chair lift ride to snow. The snow was not cooperative so Ruth spent a lot of time ringing around and found us snow and an open chair lift in nearby Austria. We had a fantastic dream day. Huge thank you to Ruth and Astrid for their help and fantastic professionalism.

Visited December 2013
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AstridBaur, Inhaber at European Castles Tours, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Helen,

thank you very much for your feedback.
The snow still is not cooperative and we have to go to Austria all the time to ski:)
But that special excursion was just for you! So happy you enjoyed your day so much.
Thank you for coming, warm greetings from Bavaria, Astrid
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Fargo, North Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed December 9, 2013

We've used Astrid twice now for our Germany vacations. We used her the first time because of the USA Today article recommending her. We used her the second time because she delivered on making the tour completely painless. She takes all of the stress out of logistics, navigation, and translation. All that's left is to sightsee, take pictures, enjoy the fantastic Bavarian food, and shop. We've seen a lot of southern Germany and can't wait to go back a third time, using Astrid again.

Visited December 2013
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AstridBaur, Owner at European Castles Tours, responded to this review, December 10, 2013
Thank you so very much for choosing us again for your vacation. We are very happy to hear you had such a good time and look forward to serving you again in the future! Best regards and wishes from sunny Bavaria and Happy Holidays!
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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“Castle Tour from Munich”
Reviewed December 7, 2013

The Castle Tour is wonderful! The sight of the Neuschwanstein castle surrounded by fresh snow was spectacular. Both my husband and I enjoyed Carolin, your tour operator. She was accommodating of our needs and helped guide us through a perfect day! No one should miss taking this tour from Munich to visit the Bavarian castles.

Visited December 2013
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AstridBaur, Owner at European Castles Tours, responded to this review, December 10, 2013
Thank you so much for your review! We are glad you had such a great time with Caroline.... of course the weather was perfect.... fresh snow and sunshine is hard to beat! All the best and Happy Holidays! Astrid
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