Exclusive SKiP-THE-CROWDS Neuschwanstein & Hohenschwangau Castle Tour fr. Munich
♧|♧ Best for avoiding crowds!
INCL. SKiP-THE-LiNE TiCKETS NEUSCHWANSTEiN!
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 HOHENSCHWANGAU 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 timeItinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this productStop At:
Oktoberfest, Theresienwiese 7, 80336 Munich, Bavaria Germany
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 1,5 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 minutesStop At:
Starnberger See, Possenhofener Str. 5, 82319, Starnberg, Bavaria Germany
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 minutesStop At:
Schloss Neuschwanstein, Neuschwansteinstrasse 20, 87645 Schwangau, Bavaria Germany
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 -> BOTH ARE 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 hoursStop At:
Queen Mary's Bridge (Marienbrucke), Wanderweg Zur Bleckenau Schwangau, 87645, Bavaria Germany
THE top viewpoint at Neuschwanstein Castle - and one of the most famous in the world! The steel Mary's bridge was built under Ludwig II in 1866 - three years before the start of construction of Neuschwanstein Castle ***** DUE TO RENEWED RENOVATION WORK, THE BRIDGE IS EXPECTED TO BE CLOSED UNTIL AUTUMN 2022! ***** NEVERTHELESS, we can exclusively take you to a similarly spectacular viewpoint without any delays. As in one of our photos, you can see MARY'S BRIDGE IN THE FOREGROUND and majestically behind Neuschwanstein Castle! *****
Duration: 20 minutesStop At:
Pöllat Waterfall, 87645 Schwangau, Germany
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 (as of July/Aug 2021) ***** 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 minutesStop At:
Schloss Hohenschwangau, Schwangau -Ortsteil Hohenschwangau, 87645 Hohenschwangau, Bavaria Germany
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 (2021) € 21.00 per person aged 7 and more, plus 2.50 € per person Skip-the-line surcharge).
Duration: 50 minutesStop At:
Mount Tegelberg, Schwangau, Bavaria Germany
(OTIONAL): Keen of further activities-
On request you can take a private bike ride through the picturesque Bavarian countryside. During an approx. one-hour roundtrip, you will see not less than 3 lakes (perhaps bring your swimsuites). Rental bikes from 14.00 €
Or enjoy some rides on a nearby summer toboggan run (€ 5.00) per ride) or take a cable car/chair lift on one of the Alpine peaks (from 15.00 € up and down).
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutesStop At:
Schloss Linderhof, Linderhof 12, 82488 Ettal, Bavaria Germany
If you have booked the 11 hrs tour (OR AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO HOHENSCHWANGAU CASTLE) we would recommend the visit of Linderhof Palace, King Ludwig's smallest but most intimate castle located in a lonely Alpine valley with breathtaking french baroque design and famous Bavarian trick paintings. ***** Entrance fee (2021): € 10.00 per adult / Children under 18 are free of charge! *****
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 2024!
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutesStop At:
Oberammergau, Oberammergau, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria
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 minutesStop At:
Alpine Coaster, Kreislainenweg, 82487 Oberammergau, Germany
(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. *****
Prices (2021): 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 hourStop At:
Ettal Abbey, Kaiser-Ludwig-Platz 1, 82488 Ettal, Bavaria Germany
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 minutesStop At:
Pilgrimage Church of Wies, Wies 12, 86989 Steingaden, Bavaria Germany
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
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Infant seats available"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Are you able to walk slightly uphill from the car park to Neuschwanstein castle - approx. 1,5 km/1mile in an hour's time- If not, we have to calculate additional (waiting-) time for the horse-hybrid carriage or the Shuttle bus (not operating during snow and ice) – Anyway, an approx. 450 meters/0.28 miles uphill walk (up to 15 % slope) or an approx. 500 meters/0.3 miles downhill walk (up to 19 % gradient) from the respective terminal to the entrance of the castle have to be managed in any case! We can accompany you so that you can reach your castle tour in time."
"In Neuschwanstein castle there are 346 stairs alltogether (up and down) to be managed. If this is too much for you, and if you have an appropriate medical certificate of disability or restriction of mobility or similar (must be scanned and posted to us in advance), we can book an exclusive lift service only for you with a maximum of one companion, accompanied by a castle-staff. The elevator service is without additional costs, but (because of fire regulations) the number of tours with that service is very limited and must be reconfirmed by the castle authorities. PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO COVID-19 THE ELEVATOR IS NOT OPERATING!!!"
"To Hohenschwangau castle there is a carriage service (not in winter season) almost from door-to-door. You have to climb stairs up to the 3rd floor and back (no elevator)."
"In Linderhof castle you have to walk only approx. two times 10 minutes (relatively flat) and in the 30 minutes tour of the castle you have to climb stairs to the first floor."
"Each castle can be reached also with strollers, but they are not allowed during the tour of the interiors."
"If you want to reach Neuschwanstein castle by the "breathtaking" hike through the spectacular Gorge (approx. 45 to 60 minutes) on a well-developed path (not suitable for strollers, 1/4 of the distance are stairs), suitable footwear is required (for example hiking boots). In case of unsuitable weather or during maintenance work, the path through the gorge remains closed!"
"Image credit #2 (Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau castle) © Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung (neuschwanstein(dot)de)#3 (Neuschwanstein castle) © Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung (neuschwanstein(dot)de), Photographer: Anton Brandl), #4 (Neuschwanstein throne room) © Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung (neuschwanstein(dot)de) #all others: Sightseeing Bavaria Exclusive"
"TRAVEL*SAFE & WITH CONFIDENCE ...and the certainty that with ALL our tours you & your Loved ones are safe and protected - Since our vehicle is equipped with the protective partition screens (removable), we now even exceed all COVID-19 requirements: 1) Only your group travels in our Minivan, which is cleaned and disinfected after each use. Hand Sanitizer is on board. 2) Your (Driver-) Guide has been vaccinated against COVID-19! 3) The Minivan is driven EXCLUSIVELY by me (owner of SiGHTSEEiNG BAVARiA EXCLUSiVE) - so there is 100% transparency and maximum security guaranteed. 4) When we leave the minivan for sightseeing, we STRICTLY AVOID ALL CROWDS AND GATHERINGS. The top priority is to keep a safe distance! If you have any doubts about visiting a particular attraction, we will always be able to offer alternative destinations. 5) We keep ourselves up-to-date on the latest recommendations and directives of the WHO and the German government. 6) If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us anytime. // WHENEVER YOU ARE READY FOR YOUR NEXT TRIP: Trust in SiGHTSEEiNG BAVARiA EXCLUSiVE Tours - we take the situation seriously, so that you can always enjoy MAXIMUM SAFETY combined with the familiar pre-pandemic COMFORT! // Stay healthy & well, with warm regards, Stefan [SiGHTSEEiNG BAVARiA EXCLUSiVE]"
"Wi-Fi: During the entire excursion, 1 GB of data volume is available free of charge (further data volume is available for a small fee)"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"COVID-19 vaccination required for guides"
"Anyone fully vaccinated / recovered ("2G") can take part in this private tour. In addition, we will inform you reliably and on a daily basis about any further measures and guarantee competent advice. --> Travel with us 100% SAFE & COMFORTABLE! ... more under "Additional Info""
Duration: 570 To 660 Minutes
Traveler pickup is offered
Summer season (April - 15. October):
• SKiP-THE-CROWDS at 6:00 AM or 6:30 AM
• OR according customer request between 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Winter season (16. October - March):
• SKiP-THE-CROWDS at 7:00 AM
• OR according customer request between 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
• Pick up/drop-off at any hotel/address in Munich
• Pick-up (and/or return) is also possible outside Munich (e.g. MUC airport) on customer request - please ask us for any additional costs!
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.