Discontinued: Private Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip

Discontinued: Private Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip

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The famous Neuschwanstein castle sits picturesquely at the foot of the Bavarian Alps about a 1:45 drive from Munich. Built by “Mad” King Ludwig II, this fairy tale castle is the most popular day trip around Munich, and for good reason: the backdrop of lakes and the Alps are seemingly out of a story book.

We believe the best way to explore Neuschwanstein is to take in the countryside at the same time. This is sure to be one of the most enjoyable days of your vacation!

Given that we go with a bus service for these private tours to Neuschwanstein castle and the Alps, this is most suited for groups sizes of 10 or more guests.

    • Transportation to & from the castle in private car, van, or luxury coach
    • Stops at Linderhof Palace, Wieskirche, or Oberammergau can also be included.
    • Native English-speaking guide and support staff
    • No waiting in line for castle tour tickets
    • Please bring comfortable walking shoes and an additional layer, as it can get a bit cooler in the Alps than it is in Munich.
    • We look forward to showing you other fantastic points of interest in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps, such as Linderhof Palace, Wieskirche, or Oberammergau, should you desire.
    • We will tailor your tour to a variety of fitness levels, but please know touring inside the Neuschwanstein castle does require climbing and descending stairs.
    • Along the bike ride the tour passes Swan Lake. Weather and time permitting, this is perfect for a quick dip in the pristine lake so bring a swimsuit if you desire.


  • As this is your private tour we will pick you up at and drop you off at your hotel, unless you prefer otherwise.

Tour Highlights

  • Beautiful Neuschwanstein castle area

  • Native English-speaking guide.

  • Personalized, private experience tailored to your requests

  • Bike ride of the surrounding flat valley

  • Numerous photo opportunities, including from the famous “Mary’s Bridge”

  • Breathtaking views of the Alps

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Expand/Collapse What are some sample itineraries?
    While Neuschwanstein Castle is a breathtaking site and worth the journey from Munich on its own, there are other sites that can easily be combined with Neuschwanstein that shouldn’t be missed.  A few of our favorite options to include are:
    - Linderhof Palace.  Also built by King Ludwig II, this is the only palace or castle that he completed.  It’s like a very mini Versailles and shows his reverence for the old French kings, so almost always exceeds our guests’ expectations.  It’s also nestled in beautiful gardens with a great Alpine panoramic backdrop.
      - Oberammergau.  This quaint town, relatively close to Linderhof Palace, gives a great impression of Bavarian architecture.  Time seems to have stood still here, and it’s great for brief wander through the old town.  Oberammergau is certainly most famous for being the site of the Passion Play every 10 years. 
    - Wieskirche.  Under UNESCO protection, this church is in rococo style and is a popular pilgrimage site.
    - Füssen.  A quaint town near the border of Austria and literally meaning at the foothills of the Alps, this is a pleasant town and not nearly as touristy as the nearby town of Hohenschwangau where Neuschwanstein is located.
    Given these options, our most popular itinerary includes a morning visit to Linderhof Palace and Oberammergau, followed by lunch in or near Füssen before ascending to Neuschwanstein castle. 
  • Expand/Collapse Some in our group aren’t the most fit. What would you recommend?
    We can keep the walking to a minimum on this tour, but please note there are at least 5 flights of stairs that would need to be climbed and descended in Neuschwanstein Castle itself on the guided tour.  Additionally, the least strenuous way to the top of the hill where Neuschwanstein is located is by bus, but even then it is a hilly 10 minute walk to the castle entrance.  Please keep this minimum amount of walking and climbing in mind, as there is no way to avoid that unless you do not wish to ascend to the castle itself but rather just prefer to take in the surrounding areas.
    A visit to Linderhof Palace is less strenuous, but does require climbing the one flight of stairs inside the palace.  
    We will make every effort to accommodate those in the group with less mobility.  Instead of going up to the Neuschwanstein castle, for instance, one popular alternative is taking the gondola up the nearby Tegelberg Mountain and enjoying coffee and cake while taking in the panorama.  Please just let us know what you prefer and your limitations and we can come up with attractive alternatives.  


  • Expand/Collapse Where is the meeting point for the tour?

    As this is your private tour we will pick you up at and drop you off at your hotel, unless you prefer otherwise.

  • Expand/Collapse Why is taking a bus to the castle better than the train?

    Taking a luxury coach or van to the castle is faster and more comfortable. The train is slower, makes frequent stops, and is not air-conditioned. Also, from the train station in Füssen it is still necessary to take a public bus to the Neuschwanstein castle.


  • Expand/Collapse Is this tour appropriate for children?

    This is quite an active day, but there are children’s bikes and children can participate in all the activities.


  • Expand/Collapse Can I bring my own lunch?

    Yes, you should prefer to picnic with your own bag lunch, you can do so.

  • Expand/Collapse What should I bring with me on the tour?

    Please wear comfortable shoes as this an active day. You will also want to bring cash for the castle tickets and lunch, should you desire either of these. Please also consider bringing an extra layer. The bus will be locked when we’re not it in, so you can leave what you don’t need in the bus.


  • Expand/Collapse Do you have baskets on the bikes?

    The bikes have luggage racks. Should you not want to take everything with you on the bike ride, you can leave it in the locked bus.

  • Expand/Collapse Is biking in Bavarian countryside safe?

    Absolutely. The bike ride is approximately 90 minutes and coves 5 or so kilometers, so also goes at a relaxed pace.

  • Expand/Collapse What if we prefer more activity than most?
    That’s also not a problem as activities abound near the Alps.  There are e-bikes to ride, an alpine slide you can go down, tandem paragliding opportunities, pristine lakes for swimming, paddle boats to rent, you name it.  Again just let us know your preferences and we can see what all we can include to make this the most memorable day possible.

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