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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
Good for avoiding crowds

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
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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Traveler Tips


  • "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

4.5
star-4.5
2,527 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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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!
star-5
Worth it
Karen_H
, May 2022
Great guide with great stories. Beautiful location with plenty to see and do. Definitely worth the time and money.
star-5
Best Tour Guide in town!
Jordan_T
, May 2022
We had a great time listening to our tour guide, Michelle, bring the story to life for us! The castle was beautiful!! It was rainy but even that did stop us from having a great time! Bring your walking shoes cause it’s a lot more than I thought it would be! We loved it!
star-3
Misleading advertising.
Michael_W
, May 2022
Viator described this tour as "Small -Group". There were 25 people in our group - which is not a SMALL GROUP. We were mislead in the Viator advertising and would likely not have done the tour if we had known that it was to be a big group. Having said that, Michelle, our tour guide was excellent.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Go without a Tour
Olivia_G
, May 2022
The views of castles were beautiful. However, the tour was presented as a small group but there were 25 people to each guide. The tour guides served more as helpers to get from place to place but did not provide much more information than a google search could return. I would not recommend going inside the castle if you’ve been to any palaces before as you cannot take pictures. I think you could have a great experience going without a guide and not be confined by the group time constraints
star-4
The views from the castle...
Lorrie_R
, May 2022
The views from the castle were stunning. Enjoyed hearing the history from our guide Aileen about Ludwig. However, it was a lot of traveling for a 30 minute tour of the castle.
star-5
Great experience with Radius tours!
Debbie_C
, May 2022
Our guide Aileen was superior! She took time to individually walk around our train ride and get to know a little about each customer. My husband has mobility issues and she was very patient and sensitive to us. Though the partial walk up to the castle was challenging for him…we were glad that we did it!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hey Debbie! Thanks you for the kind words. So great to read how our guide Aileen looked after you guys. Thanks for choosing Radius Tours for our Neuschwanstein Castle Day Tour from Munich.
star-5
Adventure seeker
Mark_S
, May 2022
Charlie was a knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide. Highly recommend this tour. The surrounding area is stunningly beautiful
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thanks for the kind words Mark! Thank you for putting your trust in Radius Tours.
star-5
Worth the hard walk
Beverly_E
, May 2022
This was an excellent tour! So beautiful and Michelle was our tour guide! She was great! We could understand her very well as she is American. She shared a lot of information about the castle and the history of Baveria and Germany. We walked the hill and be warned this was a strenuous walk. But they offered a bus or a horse and carriage ride, but still lots of effort for us. We went inside the castle and it was interesting and worth the cost. Very enjoyable! Thank you Michelle.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi Beverly. We are glad to read you had a nice time at the castle with our guide Michelle. Thanks for choosing Radius tours for our Neuschwanstein Castle Day Tour from Munich
star-5
Well worth the trip!
Denise_M
, May 2022
We booked the small tour from Munich to the castle - it was a long day but definitely worth the time to visit. Our tour guide, Mat, did a great job filling the time during the train ride and once we got to the site with stories about the history of the castle and the King. He also did a great job getting to know everyone in the tour, spending time with each group, talking about common interests and letting us get to know him. The hike up to the castle was scenic but a little steep, given the hot day, but the reward was at the top. Great tour and great day!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thanks for the Review Denise! We are glad to read Mat looked after you on our Neuschwanstein Castle Day Tour from Munich. Thanks for putting your trust in Radius Tours.
star-2
You get what you pay for
James_E
, May 2022
Not really a tour. The tour doesn’t include Neuschwanstein castle tour you pay for that separately and the tour inside building is provided by Neuschwanstein staff. Transportation included in the price is all public transportation. What is provided is a short walk at the site outside with some information provided and you’re walked to and from your public transport which is included in the price. Had I known this in advance, I’d just have gone to the site on my own as tour provided very little value added
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi James thanks for the feedback. As you rightly mentioned, on our day tour to Neuschwanstein castle all transportation costs are included in the price of the tour as well as our guide acompanying guests to and from the castle. History is provided from our guide throughout the day also. The tour of the castle is given by a state guide and no other tour operators are alowed to provide tours inside, that is why there is an aditional fee for the tour of the castle. The castle tour is optional and we offer prebooked castle tickets, guaranteeing an entry time and avoiding queues. We are sorry to read you felt what was included in the tour didnt match up with your expectations.
star-5
Beautiful town of Fussen...
Kenneth_C
, May 2022
Beautiful town of Fussen and afternoon well spent at the castle. Would have been nice to know about the 1 mile uphill walk before the tour - we would have worn different shoes.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for the possitive review. WE are glad you felt it was an afternoon well spent there. Thanks for putting your trust in Radius Tours.
star-5
The Tour guide (Mat) was...
Ubaldo_S
, May 2022
The Tour guide (Mat) was excellent. The complete experience from start to finish was Great!!. will recommend to my friends and family for sure.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thanks for the review of our castle day tour with Mat. We are very pleased to read the experience was from start to finish great. Thanks for putting your trust in Radius Tours.
star-5
Would highly recommend this Viator tour!
Jane_A
, May 2022
Our guide, Hein, was excellent-he managed to guide our group to the train depot, get us settled, and ensure that we understood how the day would flow. He gave us the history of the castle all along the way, and we had time for lunch following the 2-hour trip. The train trip itself was a highlight! He was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. As others have mentioned, you should be in good physical shape to make the walk to the castle, or arrange to ride the horse-drawn carriage! It was a great experience!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thanks for the review Jane. We are glad to see Hein looked after you on your castle day tour. Thanks for choosing Radius Tours.
star-5
Highly recommended - Aileen is a great tour guide.
Rachel_H
, May 2022
This tour was fantastic! As it is a bit of a trek to get to Neuschwanstein, it was great to have that stress of arranging trains and busses all arranged, leaving us to just enjoy the day. The guide, Aileen was brilliant, the information and story telling of the castle and of Ludwig II meant that we learnt a lot and so appreciated the castle more. Also there is time for a quick lunch and look around the town. Highly recommended.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thanks for the recommendation Rachel. We are glad to read you had a lovely day down at the castle with our guide Aileen. Thanks for choosing Radius Tours.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Awesome
Rasheeb_S
, May 2022
Our tour Guide Steve was amazing! Kudos. Very entertaining & funny. Highly recommend this tour for anyone traveling to Munich.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you very much for your review of our castle tour, lead by our guide Stevo. Thanks also for putting your trust in Radius Tours.
star-5
Had Charlie as my guide....
Kiley_J
, May 2022
Had Charlie as my guide. Wonderfully animated and really set the tone for the story of the castle. Had a really great time and he let us wander off on our own as well in order to get our own experience.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thanks for your kind words Kiley. We are glad to hear you had a great time on our Neuschwanstein castle day tour with Charlie. Thanks for putting your trust in Radius Tours. :)
star-5
A must visit place
Amandeep_P
, Apr 2022
Our guide Frankz was amazing. He told us the history of the castle while we were going up the hill with many short breaks. He made sure that everyone is comfortable and answered all the questions my group had.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you very much Amanda for putting your trust in us with the Neuschwanstein Castle Tour. We hope to have you back next time on our tour again too!
star-5
Great visit to castle
Russell_F
, Apr 2022
The trip was great! Our guide was very knowledgeable and funny. Taking the train is much better than a bus tour!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you Russell for your great comments and feedback. We hope to welcome you back at Radius Tours next time again!
star-5
Great Tour
robert_m
, Apr 2022
Stevo was an excellent and humorous guide with lots of relevant history and area information. Great tour and good value R. & A. Mendoza
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thanks so much for putting your trust in us at Radius Tours. Happy to hear that our guide Stevo made the tour worthwhile!

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