VIP tour to the royal castles Neuschwanstein and Linderhof from Munich (2023)

  • 11 hours (approx.)

  • Mobile ticket

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See Neuschwanstein Castle’s fairytale turrets and Linderhof Castle, inspired by Versailles, on this convenient day trip from Munich, with snacks and soft drinks on board. It’s almost impossible to see both castles in a day on public transport, but this tour delivers, with a stop at a viewpoint to capture the perfect Neuschwanstein photo too. A live guide tells fascinating tales of Mad King Ludwig and so much more.

  • Guided day trip to Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Castle

  • Save around four hours’ travel time compared to public transport

  • Take the perfect Neuschwanstein selfie on Marienbrücke pedestrian bridge

  • Guide puts the history and architecture in context—no need to open a book

What's Included

  • Parking Fees

  • Snacks

  • Soda/Pop

  • Air-conditioned vehicle

  • Entrance fees for both castles

  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Sonnenstraße 1

    Sonnenstraße 1, 80331 München, Germany

    If you stand at Karlsplatz (Stachus) with your back to the fountains, you will see the toy shop "Obletter" on your left. If you continue straight ahead along Sonnenstraße, you will see the "Fielmann" eyewear store. There you will meet the tour guide and the white coach.

Start time

09:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Stachus (Pass By)

Schloss Linderhof

1 hour • Admission Ticket Included

Oberammergau Church (Pass By)

Schloss Neuschwanstein

4 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

  • Not wheelchair accessible

  • Near public transportation

  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

Operated by Mentor Reisen e.K.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.

  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.

  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

about cancellations.

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28 reviews

Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers.

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Fantasticly breathtaking trip to Neuschwanstein and Linderhoff Castles 27 May 2023


May 2023

The whole process was smooth from booking with the option to delay paying until closer to the trip with reservation confirmed. Easy directions to find the tour bus, friendly service from driver Menton. Enjoyed the front seat, snacks and drinks with my VIP booking. Great views all day! The tour guide Max was wonderful with his trusty helper- his puppy- which was a delightful part of the trip. He was really well behaved. Max was so informative and added a real vibe to the tour. Relaxed but attentive! The Castles were spectacular, breathtaking- the walk up the hill to Neuschwanstein was challenging but worthwhile for the views. A fantastic day!! Would do it again and highly recommend to family and friends.Thank you all.

Must do!


May 2023

Bucket list and it did not disappoint. I believe our guides name was Greta. She was filled with knowledge and made it so much more enjoyable. Our driver was equally wonderful. Don’t miss this one!

So worth the trip!


Apr 2023

This trip was so well planned. Our driver and tour guide were both great. Our first stop was a little quick, but the second stop left a good amount of time to shop, ear and sight see. A great day with a good sized group; not too large! Do this!

Linderhof is a must see


Apr 2023

Being able to have a bus take us all the way and not having to swap from one form of transport to the other. We would have probably missed Linderhof if we had gone by train and that was by far the best part of the tour

Must do castle tour!


Apr 2023

Francisca was an excellent guide and provided us with some much valuable information. The trip was comfortable and really enjoyable. We never would have gotten to both castles in one day without the tour!

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Disappointed in large group for small group price


Apr 2023

We paid for a small group tour and we put on a large coach with 27 others! This is the second time I have paid for small group and then got the standard coach bus tour. Tour guide was bus was fine. Friendly and offered a few free snacks (not quantity) and drinks for our “premium “ tour. I won’t be tricked again. I don’t know if this is Viator or the provider but twice ripped off!

Response from Host, Apr 2023

Glad you were happy with the bus and the tour guide!If you read in "Additional Information" you will see that a small group goes up to 40 people! A large group is up to 70 people in the double decker!!! You got the best seats in the very front of the bus! Snacks were offered as described and drinks you could choose as much as you wanted. Of course you had the castle admissions included!We had everything fulfilled as described!Why you feel ripped off twice, we do not understand!

Excellent your. Recommend highly


Feb 2023

Francisca, the tour guide was extremely knowledgeable of the history of the areas we passed through and the castles. She was pleasant and seemed very excited about her job. Minter, the bus driver was amazing and a great driver. Very friendly and pleasant also.

1 traveler found this review helpful

Wonderful experience! Highly recommend!!!


Dec 2022

Fantastic tour. Very nice bus and guide was very good. Really enjoyed the experience. Finding the pick up spot was easy and very smooth drive.

1 traveler found this review helpful

Magical Winter experience


Dec 2022

The setting of the Neuschwanstein Castle was truly magical and breathtaking - particularly in a winter setting. Loved it although the steps and uphill climbs left my feet hurting!

Great tour, great guide and driver!


Dec 2022

I booked a VIP tour to the Linderhof Palace and Neuschwanstein castle. The tours were great, very helpful and informative tour guide (Franciska? Sorry for the butchered spelling probably.) The tours sell out quickly, book ahead! We enjoyed a great time and really appreciated the guide and driver, Mentor! If I bring friends or family back to the area, we will book this again.

1 traveler found this review helpful

Would definitely recommend this tour.


Dec 2022

Francesca was amazing. Very informative, very caring, and accommodating. Extremely knowledgeable. Five stars! Also our driver was excellent.

1 traveler found this review helpful

Our VIP tour was...


Nov 2022

Our VIP tour was fabulous! From the front seats of the bus, to the snacks and water, to the beer on the ride home! The castles were magnificent and the guide was very good!

My adventurous day at the castle

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Oct 2022

The view from the bridge is a priority! The staff not to friendly.The route there was simply spectacular!

1 traveler found this review helpful

Beautiful and dramatic sightseeing, wonderful bus guide!


Sep 2022

This tour was absolutely wonderful! Our guide on the bus was an incredible story-teller and she was extremely sweet and soothing. One thing to be aware of: this tour was 10.5 hours, and not 9. We left our meeting spot in Munich at 9am and got back at 7:30pm. This is the second tour where Viator had given a time estimate that was pretty significantly incorrect. Please be sure to contact the actual agency conducting the tour, especially if you have a train to catch!

Wonderful day


Aug 2022

Driving through the German countryside was beautiful. Our driver Mentor was very safe and skillful in the city of Munich, on the motorway and the narrow winding roads of the small towns and mountains. Our guide, Gerda, was friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable. Would highly recommend this company.

1 traveler found this review helpful

Great tour


Jul 2022

We had a fun time on this tour and the guide was very amusing. It was very well run and organized, and waited for some guests who were running late.

1 traveler found this review helpful

It was wonderful and very...


Jul 2022

It was wonderful and very informative. I would explain in your brochure that there is uphill walking and many steps.

2 travelers found this review helpful

The Definitive Tour of Neuschwanstein Castle


Jul 2022

Maria was an excellent host, very knowledgeable on Munich, Austria, the Holy Roman Empire, Hapsburgs, Wittlebachs, King Ludwig II, and Bavarian culture. She greatly enhanced the tour with her knowledge. The Neuschwanstein Castle was beautiful, breathtaking, really. The interior was as thoughtful and tasteful as the breathtaking and ideally inspired exterior. True beauty and art, in an architectural masterpiece.

1 traveler found this review helpful

Amazing trip! Our tour...


May 2022

Amazing trip! Our tour guide Francesca was absolutely amazing and funny! She was very knowledgeable and made the trip even better.

It was a great day!...


May 2022

It was a great day! Francisca was great and so grateful for the bus driver getting us there and back safely. Great day trip if you’re spending some time in Munich. Thank you!!

1 traveler found this review helpful

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May 2022

This was my third time to visit the Royal Castles (from the US) and this was by far THE BEST! Francesca and Mentor far exceeded our expectations. Her wealth of knowledge of Bavaria, command of English and professionalism were impressive! They cared for the comfort of our small group of 10 (in a Mercedes van) as they made sure our enjoyment of the tour was maximized. It was not only a tour of the castles but also included a personalized tour of the Bavarian village of Oberammergau and countryside. The snacks they provided were a surprise - delightful and delicious! The company is relatively new in the business so they try harder to please their clients. And they have succeeded! When you’re in Bavaria, try this tour company as they will definitely EXCEED YOUR EXPECTATIONS!! Be sure to ask for FRANCESCA!!!

2 travelers found this review helpful

A Truly Memorable Experience


May 2022

If you are visiting Munich/Bavaria, this is a must-see. Linderhof and Neuschwanstein castles were amazing and the scenery was breathtaking. Our tour guide, Francesca, was the absolute best.

Excellent tour guide


May 2022

Excellent guide, was not rushed. Got to have lunch and see inside both castles. Learnt a lot and she was super friendly and informative - would recommend. We didn’t get in to 7.30 so bare that in mind

1 traveler found this review helpful

Breathtaking virws


Apr 2022

Our tour guide was wonderful! Easy to understand. Very kind & helpful. Definitely recommend! Couldn’t have asked for better weather.

Best way to visit the Castles!


Feb 2020

This tour was everything I could have hoped for and more. Great hospitality by both our driver and tour guide, as well all the interesting facts and history lessons along the way. Our guide made getting into the castles very easy and took great care of us. Plus, being offered beer and water while on our way was awesome. Highly recommended!

Response from Host, Feb 2020

Many thanks for your rating!We are pleased that you were able to experience an unforgettable day trip with us! It would be nice if you would ride with us again!

Excellent day -, well worth it


Sep 2019

We really enjoyed this tour. Enty of time to see the sights before the castle tours. Couldn't have had a nicer guide -Christina-, so knowledgable. Made the day perfect. Both castles well worth seeing and scenery was stunningly beautiful

Response from Host, Sep 2019

Thank you for taking the time to rate the tour! We are pleased that you enjoyed the day trip and that you can take home a wonderful holiday memory!It would be nice if we could welcome you on board again!

Très belle journée en...


May 2022

Très belle journée en compagnie d une guide très sympathique et très professionnelle. Cette journée a été un joli moment d échange avec d autres voyageurs.


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How long does it take to tour Linderhof Palace? ›

The visit of the palace is only possible with a guided tour.

There are guided tours in German and English; a tour lasts about 25 minutes.

Is it worth touring Neuschwanstein Castle? ›

If you're traveling to Bavaria, visiting Neuschwanstein Castle has got to be on your Germany bucket list. Visitors flock to get a glimpse of this fairytale castle– and, with architecture that inspired Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty's Castle and a location nestled in the German Alps, it's not hard to see why!

How to get from Linderhof Palace to Neuschwanstein Castle? ›

There are 3 ways to get from Neuschwanstein Castle to Linderhof by bus, taxi or car
  1. Take the bus from Hohenschwangau, Königsschl. to Oberammergau.
  2. Take the line 9622 bus from Oberammergau to Linderhof Schloß

Is Hohenschwangau worth a visit? ›

First, Hohenschwangau Castle is where King Ludwig II grew up – aka “The Mad King”; second, it is complete; third, it is packed with historical artifacts; fourth, the inside design is beautiful; lastly, it has lovely gardens.

Is Linderhof Palace worth it? ›

What I will say though is that it is absolutely worth a visit as this is the one palace that King Ludwig II got to actually finish. The interiors are a lot like his other palace here in how beautiful and intricate it is although Linderhof Palace is a lot smaller than that one. It is thoroughly fascinating inside.

How to get to Linderhof Palace from Munich by train? ›

Train, line 9622 bus
  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Murnau.
  2. Take the train from Murnau to Oberammergau.
  3. Take the line 9622 bus from Oberammergau to Linderhof Schloß

What is the best month to visit Neuschwanstein Castle? ›

The months from November through April have the lowest crowds (except during the holiday seasons of Christmas and Easter). The weather may not be ideal but during winter months you may be able to see Neuschwanstein covered in snow. Shoulder season (May, June, and October) is another great time to visit Neuschwanstein.

What is the best time to visit Neuschwanstein? ›

A) The best time to visit Neuschwanstein Castle is in the shoulder seasons of spring (April-May) and fall (September-October), or during weekdays in the summer months (June-August) to avoid crowds.

How hard is the walk to Neuschwanstein Castle? ›

On foot. It takes about 30-40 minutes to walk from the ticket centre to the castle (around 1.5 km on a steep uphill road).

How long is guided tour of Neuschwanstein Castle? ›

Both kinds of tours last approximately 30 minutes. Your admission ticket is valid for a guided tour of the castle at a specific time. We expressly point out that the guided tours start punctually; in the event of late arrival, participation in the guided tour is no longer possible.

How do I book a tour to Neuschwanstein Castle? ›

Current information. A visit to Neuschwanstein Castle is only possible as part of a guided tour. Tickets for Neuschwanstein Castle are available online at Remaining tickets are available on site at the Ticket Center Hohenschwangau, subject to availability and exclusively for the same day.

How much is the entrance fee to Neuschwanstein Castle? ›

Guided tour Neuschwanstein castle (Tickets available online):
Adults plus advance booking fee / handling fee (only for online purchase): 2,50 €15 €
Children and pupils under 18 only when accompanied by an adult plus advance booking fee / handling fee (only for online purchase): 2,50 €free
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How long is a palace concert? ›

The duration of the Schonbrunn Palace Concerts is 1 hour and 45 minutes., including a break of 15 minutes.

Can you go inside Linderhof Palace? ›

A visit to Linderhof Palace is only possible as part of a guided tour. Tours with a maximum of 40 guests take place every 5-10 minutes. Tickets are available at the cash desk of Linderhof Palace; we offer some tickets online via our ticket shop.

What time does the Linderhof Palace close? ›

Opening Hours for Schloss Linderhof Palace in Bavaria

The palace may be seen daily with opening hours from April to mid-October from 9 am to 6 pm and mid-October to March from 10 am to 4 pm.

What is Linderhof Palace famous for? ›

Linderhof Palace, the eventual result of a long period of building and rebuilding, is the only large palace King Ludwig II lived to see completed.


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