EXCLUSiVE SKIP-THE-CROWDS Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castle Tour from Munich INCL. TICKETS

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INCL. SKiP-THE-LiNE TiCKETS NEUSCHWANSTEiN & LiNDERHOF CASTLE! The famous Fairytale Castle NEUSCHWANSTEiN is the 2nd most visited attraction in Germany. It captivates 1.5M visitors with its dreamy beauty, inspired by characters from Wagner's epic operas. Unfortunately this means that up to 8,000 visitors/day crowd the place all year long. This tour gives you the unique opportunity to avoid these crowds and enjoy the calm magic also at LiNDERHOF PALACE (and HOHENSCHWANGAU Castle) in peace. Immerse yourself in the magnificence of the castles and grounds: Let the fairy tale come to life around you! Our expert guide will give you space to enjoy numerous other sights as well while being at your disposal and alert to your needs & questions at all times. WHY WITH US: • Know that your day is planned and conducted by a friendly & professional tour guide • Look forward to an unique excursion package • Enjoy the perfect symbiosis of traveling in relaxed comfort and fully leveraging your precious vacation time

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Oktoberfest

PICK-UP AT YOUR HOTEL/ADDRESS INCLUDED: According to your wishes we will pick you up between 6:00 AM and 11 AM ***** Between 6:00 AM - 6:30 AM you SKIP-THE-CROWDS! (In Winter at 7:00 AM) ***** If you don't mind any crowds, but want to sleep longer, choose any departure time until 11:00 AM! ***** FROM NOW ON IT MEANS FOR YOU: • Look forward to a journey exclusively for your group in our comfortable new VW Minivan • But above all, look forward to your well trained guide with more than 20 years of professional experience • Let him give you any worth knowing information about all the sights, the country & King Ludwig II., and obtain valuable insider tips how to make the most of your time at the castles visits • Prolong this trip for 2 more hours: Time enough to enjoy sights longer or to see something new, e.g. Linderhof Palace. Soon we pass the place, where King Ludwig I, (Ludwig II's Grandfather), celebrated his wedding more than 200 years ago, which we know today as the Oktoberfest!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Starnberger See

20 min later we reach the impressive Lake Starnberg, also known as the “Dukes lake”. You are taken to the summer residences of Sissi, the pretty but unfortunate Empress of Austria. We will tell you about the strange relationship between her and Ludwig II., and why he didn't want to marry Sissis younger sister... After a short stroll to the beach we can see the only island of the lake (which was in royal possession, too) and the place where he died under mysterious circumstances.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Schloss Neuschwanstein

After one more hour journey through the rural Bavarian countryside we approach the range of the Alps and can see the towers of Neuschwanstein at an altitude of about 1000m/3000ft. Soon we will reach the little village of Hohenschwangau which is the starting point for both castles Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau. It should take only some minutes, until your guide gets the tickets (NEUSCHWANSTEIN INCLUDED) and a very detailed map for you. Whether you want to walk up to the castles, take the shuttle-bus or the horse-drawn carriage you can be accompanied by your guide. We are also happy to guide you through the spectacular Pöllat gorge as well as to the magnificent viewpoint Marie's bridge -> THE GORGE IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED! The guided tours in each castle take approx. 35 min, in case of Neuschwanstein you'll walk for another 15 min through many more rooms by yourself. About the particularities of these rooms you will be well informed by your guide, as well as of possibilities for lunch.

Duration: 3 hour

Stop At: Queen Mary's Bridge (Marienbrucke)

Mary's bridge ("Marienbrücke") - THE TOP VIEWPOINT - built in 1866 by King Ludwig II is one of the most famous in the world! It can be easily reached by a shuttle bus (€ 3.00 p.p.) from the parking lot or on a nice 40-minute uphill hike. From the bridge you'll reach the castle entrance within a 20-minute walk downhill and pass one more magnificent viewpoint! PLEASE NOTE: For departures after 8 a.m., there may be waiting times for both the shuttle bus and access to the bridge! But not far from Mary's bridge you can reach another spectacular viewpoint - without waiting! In snow and ice, both viewpoints are not accessible.

Duration: 20 minutes

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A hike through the wildly romantic POELLAT GORGE with its numerous smaller and larger waterfalls, gravel banks, catwalks along steeply sloping rock cliffs and last but not least spectacular views of Mary's-bridge is a highly recommended alternative to reach Neuschwanstein Castle. ***** PLEASE NOTE: Due to rock securing work, the entire gorge is closed until further notice ***** (OPTIONAL): AS A MORE THAN EQUAL ALTERNATIVE, you can - together with your guide - take a unique walk along a rushing mountain creek through woods and meadows with happy cows. Experience during these 15 or 45 minutes unique views of Neuschwanstein Castle and look forward to refreshing drinks (and typical bavarian food) in a real alpine hut - all this with the most magnificent castle view! (see our photos!) ***** If you like, you can earn the famous view of the '2 Royal Castles with Lake Alpsee and Swan lake and the rugged Allgäu mountains in the background' after a 30-min (one-way) mountain hike.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Schloss Hohenschwangau

(OPTIONAL): Just as worth seeing is Hohenschwangau castle, the neo-gothic summer residence of Ludwig II's father, King Maximilian II. with Ludwig's spectacular children's room. For the 35 min guided tour a Skip-the-line-ticket can be booked, too. (Entrance fee (2022) € 21.00 per person aged 7 and more, plus 2.50 € per person Skip-the-line surcharge). PLEASE NOTE: If you want to visit Hohenschwangau castle as well, you have to book the option "XXL - Time Credit".

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Schloss Linderhof

SKiP-THE-LiNE TiCKETS INCLUDED! Linderhof Palace, King Ludwig's smallest but most intimate castle, is located in a lonely Alpine valley with breathtaking french baroque design and famous Bavarian trick paintings. For a while we pass Austrian territory on our approx. 50 minutes way to Linderhof on a breathtaking drive along the mountain lake Plansee. PLEASE NOTE: The Venus Grotto, located in the gardens of Linderhof, IS CLOSED due to restoration works until 2025!

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Oberammergau

Shortly after visiting Linderhof we reach the world-famous Passion Play Village OBERAMMERGAU, where you should accompany your guide on a 20-minute guided tour. Marvel at the partly over 200-year-old wall paintings as well as the Passion Play Theatre. Take advantage of your subsequent free time to stroll in the historic center, where you will find a huge range of the famous wood carvings, including numerous cribs and other enchanting Christmas items.

Duration: 45 minutes

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(OPTIONAL): A nearby chairlift takes you through the magnificent alpine world to a cosy mountain restaurant and to the start of the adventurous ALPINE COASTER at 1,270 m (4.170 ft) altitude: With the 1st world's longest weatherproof toboggan run with magnetic brakes, you can reach the valley at a length of 2,600 meters (1,6 miles) with breathtaking views and adventurous curves. ***** Open 9 April - 6 November 2022 ... Prices (2022): Adults: € 14.00/Children 6-15 years: € 11.00 ***** PLEASE NOTE: The Alpine Coaster cannot be reserved: Due to the popularity of this attraction, waiting times are possible!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ettal Abbey

If you want to see (and understand) another baroque masterpiece concerning church decorations, inserted in a 12-page domed room from the 14th century, you should follow your guide in the Ettal Benedictine monastery near a little passo, just 5 minutes’ drive away from Oberammergau. From there it will take another hour back to Munich.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Pilgrimage Church of Wies

Another unforgetable stop will be at one of the overwhelming baroque churches. Your guide will provide you with all the worth knowing information, for example about the very popular Wies-Church, or – what we not recommend less – one of the other churches on the way, which are still "secret tips", quiet and peaceful far away from the tourist masses. After approx. 1 more hour we reach the outskirts of Munich and your guide brings you safe through the rush-hour back to your hotel or any other address in Munich.

Duration: 25 minutes
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