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Feedback on Munich Gray Line Tour - Neuschwanstein & Linderhof – Premium Edition / Royal Selection

We're considering taking this tour, as posted here: Tour Link. We are visiting Munich in early July. Has anyone taken this tour and can offer feedback on these questions?

  1. How long does the tour group have to visit sights at Neuschwanstein, Linderhof, and Wieskirche?
  2. Do we need to book our own tour time for the castles or is that arranged for us?
  3. What is the plan for lunch? How much time is allowed?
Posted by
27720 posts

Have you considered clicking on the contact link at the bottom of their webpage and asking them those questions? I'd sure that they would reply....

Posted by
18302 posts

Funny, your tour looks just like this Gray Line tour for $66 except they provide you with drinks and snacks and your 25€ castle tickets and charge you $51 more.

According to the $66 tour, they stop for one hour at Linderhof for a prearranged tour of that castle and for a half hour in Oberammergau. I've been to both places, and I'm telling you, those times are ridiculously inadequate. I spent two nights in Oberammergau and most of the in-between day in Linderhof. You get 3½ hours in Hohenschwangau village to see Neuschwanstein. I don't see any indication that they stop in Wieskirche, but it took me less than 5 minutes to feel I had seen enough of Wieskirche.

What is the plan for lunch?

You get snacks on the bus. If you don't spend too much time getting up and down the hill, there are some restaurants in the village of Hohenschwangau. I've always enjoyed a nice lunch at Hotel Müller, but I was on my own schedule.

You can easily do a tour of Neuschwanstein on you own from Munich with a 31€ ($38) Bayern-Ticket for two (instead of $132) by coming out by train, and you'll have time to tour Hohenschwangau castle too or do some shopping in Füssen (Hint: make reservations in advance online for your castle tours).

IMO, the reason for them adding the inadequate times in Linderhof and Oberammergau is to create a tour that would be difficult to do yourself with public transportation, therefore avoiding competition and "justifying" an overpriced bus tour.

Posted by
1741 posts

We did this tour. We had sufficient time in Neuschwanstein, not nearly enough time at Linderhof and way too much time at Oberammergau. I think the extra time in Oberammergau was to allow us to shop in a store that the guide probably got a kickback from. I confess that I bought a lovely cuckoo clock there that I treasure to this day. The tour prearranged the castle tickets for us. They were timed admissions to the castle. All in all I was glad that we went.