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A Full Day Private Tour of Neuschwanstein Castle from Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
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Discover mystery and beauty in the heart of Bavaria on this private full-day Neuschwanstein Castle tour. Head past the entry queues and go straight inside Neuschwanstein Castle with a guide to begin exploring. Admire the 19th-century fortress’ Romanesque architecture and gain insight into the life of King Ludwig II of Bavaria — one of the castle’s most famous residents. Explore the pretty Bavarian village of Oberammergau and learn of its rich heritage, then visit Ettal Abbey before heading back to your hotel in comfort.
  • Private full-day tour of Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Skip the entry queues and head straight inside Neuschwanstein Castle with a guide
  • Marvel at the 19th-century castle’s impressive Romanesque architecture
  • Learn about King Ludwig II of Bavaria
  • Visit the Bavarian village of Oberammergau and Ettal Abbey
  • Tour includes round-trip travel from your local hotel

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This action-packed sightseeing tour includes skip-the-line castle admission plus scenic side stops.
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skip the line entry into Neuschwanstein castle
Air-conditioned vehicle
Private transportation
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please give us the name and location of your hotel, guest house, train station or apartment for pick up. We ask that all pick up locations be within Garmisch-Partenkirchen or the surrounding area. All our vehicles are new, clean, and have water for guests.

Departure Time

8:30 AM
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • There is substantial walking involved in this tour
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY all things garmisch, tours and outdoor recreation

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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What is the maximum group size during A Full Day Private Tour of Neuschwanstein Castle from Garmisch-Partenkirchen?
This activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers.

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The guide who regularly does this...
Daphne H
, Aug 2017
The guide who regularly does this tour was injured, so we had a back-up guide who filled in for him. He was nice, but truthfully wasn't a great guide and I definitely expected more considering the high price of this trip. He missed his turn a couple times and we got to the castle late, so we had to wait several hours to actually get in to the castle. That left almost no time for Oberammergau, which we had really been looking forward to. We had no time to actually walk around the old downtown and look at shops, which we had really hoped to do. We were pretty disappointed in the day overall. I suspect the regular guide is much better.
Jake was great! He is an American...
, Jun 2017
Jake was great! He is an American happily lost in Bavaria. His knowledge of history was awesome and wasn't boring per my wife, and she doesn't usually enjoy more than 10 minutes of history. It was great also talking to an American about German culture and make it easily understable and relatable to us in the USA.
A very good outing. Jake is...
Thomas M
, May 2017
A very good outing. Jake is phenomenal when it comes to all the history. High recommendation for anyone looking for a personal experience in Germany.
The tour was well organized and...
Ryan D
, Jan 2017
The tour was well organized and extremely fun and interesting! Our tour guide, Jake, was an expert in his storytelling and knowledge of the sights, history, and touring organization. He didn't just tell us the history of the castles, people, and the towns but actually put our whole family into the stories making us characters in order to visualize and understand the history he was trying to explain. Our two children absolutely loved it and kept saying that Jake made the entire tour fun and amazing! Thank you so much for making our day a tour we will NEVER forget :
It a nutshell, this is probably the...
Adam M
, Aug 2016
It a nutshell, this is probably the best day you could spend in Garmisch-Partenkichen, especially if you are only in the area for a few days. Specifically, the title - Private Tour of Neuschwanstein Castle, only describes some of the activities in the day. Since it is a private tour, you have some flexibility in what you do. Since I was traveling with my 6- and 8-year-old kids, this was a perfect way to see the area. On our trip, we certainly did see Neuschwantstein, as advertised. Jake did an excellent job of telling the story of Neuschwanstein and Ludwig II. I overheard several other guides and I was very thankful that we had Jake as our guide. Now, my son cannot stop talking about Ludwig and the conspiracy theories surrounding his death. If you have any hesitation about taking the tour: Jake made Bavarian history interesting for an 8-year-old boy. Enough said. In addition to Neuschwanstein, we went to Oberammergau to see the location of the Passion Plays and grab a great Bavarian lunch. Jake also took us on a Summer luge, which was a huge hit with the kids. Also, we stopped by the Ettal monastery and tried a delicious Ettal beer. The day was expertly planned and covered a lot of ground. It is a long day and you certainly get your money's worth -- we were picked up punctually at 8:30 and returned at supper. Certainly, when my family returns to GAP, we will look up Jake again. Note that Jake is an American, which means that you will be able to understand him, unlike many of the other tours that I suffered through recently. He does, however, speak perfect German. He has been here for almost two decades and a Bavarian couple sitting next to us at lunch told me that they thought that he, too, was from Bavaria. Also, this area is his home, which means that he knows EVERYBODY. That meant that we got access to back rooms that few or no other groups could get. After enjoying this tour, I couldn't imagine being herded around on a bus tour.
Jake is a wealth of knowledge and I...
Deborah A
, Oct 2015
Jake is a wealth of knowledge and I honestly don't think our tour of Neuschwanstein Castle and the grounds would have been quite as meaningful without his amazing story telling skills. He even treated us to a look at a local monastery and a trip down the alpine slide! I would highly recommend this tour, it goes way beyond what you would get with basic entrance tickets and makes the transportation part easy, especially for our group of 7.

Product code: 7170P1

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