Expert guided tour to the "fabulous but hard to get to" Bavarian Castles
Includes the "must see" highlights of our longer Bavarian tours.
- Visit and tour inside all three of King Ludwig II's magnificent castles – Neuschwanstein, Linderhof, and Herrenchiemsee.
- Marvel at the splendour of the UNESCO-designated Wieskirche, the Church in the Meadow.
- Explore beautiful Oberammergau, the Passion Play village.
- Enjoy a walk through the medieval centre of Innsbruck, visiting the Golden Roof, the Cathedral, and the Hofburg Palace.
Relax and let us take care of the details for you.
Pick up at your hotel or preferred location in Munich at your convenience in
the afternoon, for example at 3 p.m.
We drive south on the Autobahn and then on the Romantic Road to Fuessen, where you check into your hotel. Enjoy the location and maybe go for an evening stroll in the mountains, surrounded by castles and lakes, at the border with Austria.
Tonight you have a great welcome dinner.
Included > Pickup, transfer, dinner, Hotel Landhaus Koessel or similar.
After breakfast a few minutes ride to Hohenschwangau village, for an inside visit of Germany's most famous castle, Neuschwanstein, with a local castle guide. Built in the period from 1869 to 1876, it has become one of the major landmarks of Bavaria.
We leave Hohenschwangau for a short ride to the famous Wieskirche (Church in the Meadow) for a visit to the stunning rococo interior. It is the only monument in the region on the UNESCO Heritage Sites list.
On to Oberammergau, the beautiful Passion Play village below the mountains that’s known for its house frescos (Lueftl painting), woodcarvers, and Christmas shops. You have free time to have a bite to eat, to explore on your own, and to shop for great souvenirs.
Our next stop is Linderhof, Ludwig’s beautiful palace hidden in the mountains built between 1870 and 1879, in an elaborate rococo style recalling the Bourbon Kings, where Ludwig lived for several years.
We tour inside the palace with a local castle guide, and your have time to continue up to the Venus Grotto for an inside visit of its illustration of the first act of Wagner’s Tannhaeuser, and to go for a stroll in the formal gardens.
On to Seefeld in Austria for overnight. Dinner at the hotel tonight.
Included > Breakfast,
transportation, tickets and fees for castles, dinner,
Hotel A-VITA Viktoria Seefeld or similar
After a leisurely breakfast continue your drive through the mountains and reach the Inn valley where we soon reach Innsbruck, the capital of the Tyrol.
Innsbruck is famous for many things. Enjoy a walk through its quaint medieval lanes, see the little Golden Roof in front of the Karwendel Mountains, and the fine Baroque Church and the Hofburg.
Time here for lunch, a chance to sample the mouth-watering traditional Austrian dishes and pastries, and time for some exploring on your own and maybe shop for Swarovski Crystal.
Afterwards drive along the Inn valley, back into Germany and soon reach Lake Chiemsee, where we take a boat to Herrenchiemsee Island where Ludwig II built his largest castle, Herrenchiemsee, modelled after Versailles, and where he stayed only one week. Inside guided tour of the Palace and time to visit the Old Palace and the Ludwig museum.
Return to the mainland for the last leg of your tour, for a short ride back to Munich, where you will be dropped off at your hotel or preferred location around 5.30 pm.
Included > Breakfast, transportation, tickets and fees for castle, boat ride
Prices are in EUROs, based on double occupancy.
Bavarian Castles Highlights 3-Day Private Tour from Munich
2 persons (minimum)
6 persons (maximum)
730 EUR per person
630 EUR per person
530 EUR per person
Please contact us for rates for single and triple occupancy and for children.
Contact us with your preferred dates and specific requirements:
.... or phone one of the numbers below, or write to the address on our Contact page.
Contact the Tour Director, Astrid Baur, in Germany (Eastern Time + 6 Hours)
U.S. Phone: (202) 580 - 8732 / German Phone: 011 - 49 - 171 - 546 68 39
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