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Neuschwanstein Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Munich

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icon9 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Travel from Munich to Bavaria’s Neuschwanstein Castle on this day trip that includes round-trip transportation by train. Often known as Germany’s "Cinderella castle," Neuschwanstein was actually the inspiration for a different Disney story, the ‘Sleeping Beauty’ castle at Disneyland. Take a guided tour of the castle, and hear stories about the "Mad" King Ludwig II, who commissioned it. The entrance fee is not included, but skip-the-line access is, so you won’t wait in the main admission queue.
  • Neuschwanstein Castle day tour from Munich
  • Take a guided tour of Neuschwanstein Castle, the model for Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to the castle
  • Admire views of the lake, waterfall gorge, and Hohenschwangau Castle
  • Round-trip train ride to Fussen from Munich included
  • Small-group tour with max 15 people

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Skip-the-line Neuschwanstein Castle entry is prebooked on this day trip, so you have more time to explore.
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All transportation costs
Professional guide
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified
Entrance fees -EUR 17 per adult, children under 18 years free
Entrance Fee is paid at check in on tour day, guaranteed per attendee.
Dachauer Str. 4 , Dachauer Str. 4, 80335 München, Germany

You find our office and meeting spot at Dachauer Straße 4, a shop with large glass windows and a small parking space infront. We are facing north side. Please come and meet us inside this location 20 min prior to departure time.

9:15 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Your day trip to Neuschwanstein Castle starts with the train or bus journey from Munich through the German countryside. The entrance fee to the castle is not included (you can pay on the day), but by booking this tour in advance, you receive skip-the-line access to Neuschwanstein so you won’t waste time standing in the ticket queue.

Once inside the enchanting structure, take a tour with a guide, who shares fascinating stories about the reclusive Bavarian king who commissioned a new residence in the 19th century. Thought to be mad, King Ludwig II desired a fantasy castle built in the mountains, an obsessive feat that was still incomplete when he died. Visit the best vantage points for views and photo ops of the castle’s towers, interiors and surrounding scenery such as the lake, gorge and equally beautiful Hohenschwangau Castle.

Your tour ends with the ride back to Munich. Offering great views, the trains are clean, comfortable, and equipped with washrooms. You may walk around to talk with your fellow travelers and your guide, who can answer any questions you may have about Munich and Bavaria.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Radius Tours
This where the tour starts and you meet your guide. After that, it will be a 2 hour journey to Neuschwanstein.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Neuschwanstein, often known as Germany’s "Cinderella castle," was actually the inspiration for a different Disney story, the ‘Sleeping Beauty’ castle at Disneyland. The entrance fee to the castle is not included (you can pay on the day), but by booking this tour in advance, you’ll receive skip-the-line access to Neuschwanstein so you won’t waste time standing in the ticket queue. The entrance fee to the castle is not included (you can pay on the day), but by booking this tour in advance, you’ll receive skip-the-line access to Neuschwanstein so you won’t waste time standing in the ticket queue. Once inside the enchanting structure, take a tour with a guide, who shares fascinating stories about the reclusive Bavarian king who commissioned a new residence in the 19th century. Thought to be mad, King Ludwig II desired a fantasy castle built in the mountains, an obsessive feat that was still incomplete when he died. Visit the best vantage points for views and photo ops of the castle’s towers, interiors and surrounding scenery such as the lake, gorge and equally beautiful Hohenschwangau Castle.
Duration: 5 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Radius Tours
We will return to the train station to conclude the tour.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour involves an approx. 30-minute uphill walk. If you prefer not to walk uphill, an optional horse-drawn carriage will take you most (but not all) of the way to the top; please note that the optional horse-drawn carriage is weather dependent and also depends on the day.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Radius Tours GmbH
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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Neuschwanstein Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Munich?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Neuschwanstein Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Munich.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Neuschwanstein Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Munich?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Neuschwanstein Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Munich.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Neuschwanstein Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Munich?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Neuschwanstein Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Munich.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Neuschwanstein Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Munich?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Neuschwanstein Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Munich.

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  • "The tour itself was a 40 minute uphill walk on black top, so wear your sneakers." See review
  • "You need to be physically fit if you want to climb the hill towards the castle in any weather conditions." See review

Reviews

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star-4
The guide struggled with...
Louisa_K
, Jun 2022
The guide struggled with speaking English to an English speaking group. Leader was a bit disorganized. Overall great trip regardless of communication issues.,
star-3
Romantic road experience....
Dwaine_P
, Jun 2022
Romantic road experience. Very unique place. Easy to get lost so you really need to get a map and pay attention to streets.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks for the review Dwaine. It is a very unique place, thats for sure.
star-5
Exceptional Your
Jeffrey_P
, Jun 2022
The guides knowledge surrounding Bavarian royalty and highlights also by the route from Munich to Fussen.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Jeffrey, thanks for the five star review of our Neuschwanstein Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Munich!
star-4
Nice one-day trip
Barbara_R
, Jun 2022
The trip was well-organized (bus, lunch break, timing in general) although there was some chaos around the tickets to the castle but eventually it was solved. You can pay for the entrance of the castle in the office just before departure - either in cash or by card. As of June 2022, you need an FFP2 mask to enter the castle. If you don't have it, you will have to purchase one at the castle (cost: 2 euros) so I recommend bringing your own. Take cash with you as in most places you cannot pay with card. As for the visit in the castle, the guides don't enter with the group. You are given an audioquide in a chosen language and follow the path inside the castle. Unfortunately, no photos are permitted. Our Spanish guide Rocío was really nice, she explained us a lot about the history and was very attentive.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks for the detailed review of our Neuschwanstein Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Munich :)
star-5
Stevo was great!
Leigh_C
, Jun 2022
Stevo was terrific. He shared the history of the day in a very honest way and made for a fun and funny experience!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Leigh, thanks for taking the time to leave a nice review of our Neuschwanstein Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Munich, we appreciate it!
star-5
Great trip with terrific guide
David_H
, Jun 2022
Great ride in air conditioned bus both directions. Our guide, Stevo, was absolutely fantastic - informative, funny, and quietly smoothed over a couple of small issues that some in the group had with tickets, etc. Overall, very enjoyable trip that I’d recommend.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi David. Thanks for the five star review of our Neuschwanstein Castle Small-Group Day Tour. It sounds like our guide Stevo really looked after you :)
star-5
Fantastic day trip
Peter_O
, Jun 2022
Enjoyed the train journey through the Bavarian countryside observing villages, churches and farms. Informative guide Franz. Then all involved in reaching and entering the castle itself
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Peter. Thanks for the nice review. We are glad to read you had a fantastic day on our Neuschwanstein Castle Small-Group Day Tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Neuschwanstein Tour
Josh_M
, Jun 2022
Great scenery, Franz is very personable and knowledgeable. The small group is a plus. Would recommend.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hey Josh, thanks for your review and recommedation. Thanks for choosing Radius Tours.
star-5
Tour
Elliot_W
, Jun 2022
Great tour, Michelle was great, she really knew her stuff and was friendly and well organized. Enjoyed the castle and the biews
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks for the five star review of our Neuschwanstein Castle Small-Group Day Tour. Thanks for putting your trust in Radius Tours.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
The best way to see Neuschwanstein - a fantastic tour.
Nicholas_B
, Jun 2022
Our guide, Hein, was so knowledgeable and kept the whole day organised but even before that, the staff in the office were fantastic. I felt totally comfortable and had to worry about nothing at all. We had a perfect combination of time to ourselves to explore and also the guided tour. The train down was so picturesque and once we got there, everything was stress-free. We had time to wander around the town and then headed to the castle with a great history lesson from Hein. Every step of the way was managed so well. All I needed to do was enjoy the day. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to experience the magic of Schloss Neuschwanstein. = )
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review of our guide Hein, our staff in the office and our Tour to Neuschwanstein Castle. Thanks for the recommendation.
star-5
The castle was...
Caroline_B
, Jun 2022
The castle was magnificent and what brought this all to life was the story of Ludwig from our guide Charlie. I loved the manner in which stories were broken up throughout the day and the way in which Charlie brought the story to life and was ae to captivate us all. The time allocated for the trip, breaks, advice and guidance were all spot on. I would highly recommend this trip and give credit to Charlie and Lara for their organisation and enthusiasm which made it a memorable experience. If we hadn't have had the context and history from Charlie, the castle tour wouldn't have been anywhere near as good because the castle guide focuses on basic details.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for such a lovely review of our Neuschwanstein Castle Day Tour from Munich. Great to read our guides were looking after you on your day tour :)
star-5
Neuschwanstein Castle
Penniina_P
, Jun 2022
Our guide Stephanie was lovely and kind. She provided the necessary information and encouraged us during the hike up to the castle. Loved every minute of this amazing tour and would highly recommend Radius Tours and Stephanie for everyone.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks for the lovely review and kind words about our guide Stephanie. Its great to read you loved every minute! :)
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
great day trip ..do not miss
Michael_G
, Jun 2022
our guide Michelle was great ..she made it work even though the weather was pretty rainy and kept group up and together
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks for the five star review Michael!
star-5
Great trip. Not cheap but...
Avner_E
, Jun 2022
Great trip. Not cheap but totally worth it. Michelle our guide was great as well. Super nice and super professional.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks so much Avner for your 5-star review on our Neuschwanstein Day tour with Michelle. Quality does not come cheap, I am aware, but we are still very happy to hear that the money was worth it this time :) We hope to see you next time again too!
star-3
Group was twice the size advertised.
Joseph_B
, Jun 2022
Viator advertised the tour as a “small-group” with a maximum of 15 people. There were 32 people on the tour; twice what was advertised. There should have been two tours not one. With a group that large, it would have been helpful to use whispers for the tour. Hein, our tour guide walked faster than most of the large group. As a result, the group was spread out quite a distance. Hein had to wait for the rear of the group to catch up before his presentation. After leaving the bus to the castle and walking down hill to the side of the castle, Hein gave his presentation about the case and King Ludvik II and the castle. His presentation was very informative and helpful.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks Joseph for your comments on our Neuschwanstein Day Tour. Currently during these very busy times in the peak season, it sadly can happen that our group sizes do inrease. I am sorry that this caused inconveinience to you on your trip.
star-3
Fine but….
Anna_K
, Jun 2022
This trip is fine if you don’t like to do things on your own. You can do this exact trip on your own with no problems if you book ahead of time. Also, the trip specifically says small-group of no more then 15 people, our group had over 20 people. The guide was very nice and made sure we were informed. He had a lot of historical information on our walk up to the castle. but the actual castle tour was done by someone else. I really feel I should have saved our money and done it on our own. We would have been on our own timeline and probably would have seen and done more around the castle, which is a very beautiful and charming area.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Anna, thank you for your honest comments on our tour to Neuschwanstein .During the peak season this can fluctuate, I am sorry sthat you felt like this was downside for your experience with us. Still great to hear that you had a great time with our guide nevertheless. If you do plan to go by yourself, you would have faced many challenges, tour tickets, etc, which our tour does solve.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great team
khadeeja_g
, May 2022
Lenda was wonderful guide, she helped us taking photos and made the historical story interesting. The driver was great- not fast and not slow, we arrived on time and left on time
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks for leaving a review about our Neuschwanstein Castle Tour. Great to hear that you had a good time
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Our guide, Michelle, was...
Harald_M
, May 2022
Our guide, Michelle, was absolutely the best. And although there was some rain during our trip, it was still a great day with beautiful views of Bavaria. Highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hey Harald thanks for your review of our Neuschwanstein Castle Tour. I can totally understand you, even rain cant diminish the great view that Neuschwanstein and the surounding area offers.
star-5
Castle Tour
Eric_H
, May 2022
Michele, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable. She was very enjoyable to listen to when explaining the history and some of the stories surrounding the castle and it’s builder. We had a much better experience than what we would have had we just went on our own.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Great to hear you had a good time Eric. I am thankfull that you took the time to write a review about our Neuschwanstein Castle Tour.
star-5
Amazing tour!
Rita_P
, May 2022
Great tour with Charlie Going on the train made it easier. Charlie gave us amazing information and kept us on time!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi Rita. Thanks for the kind words. We are glad to read you and an amazing tour with our guide Charlie. Thanks for putting your trust in Radius Tours.

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