Munich Super Saver: 2-Day Trip From Munich Including Neuschwanstein Castle And Herrenchiemsee Palace

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:20 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Arnulfstraße 3, 80335 München, Germany
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Visit two of King Ludwig II's extravagant abodes Neuschwanstein Castle and Herrenchiemsee Palace on this exciting Super Saver from Munich! Combining two best-selling day trips over two days, the sightseeing experience includes round-trip transport by train from Munich, walking tours of both historical sites plus free time at Fraueninsel island. Immerse yourself in the fairy-tale fantasy land of UNESCO-listed Neuschwanstein Castle, and then ogle the opulence of Herrenchiemsee Palace, a site intended to mirror the Palace of Versailles. Entrance fees to both sites are at your own expense.

Highlights

  • Special Offer
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

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Day 1: Small-Group Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip (9 hours)
Meet your guide near Munich Central Station, and then board your train for the short journey to Fssen, home to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Neuschwanstein Castle. After an uphill walk, head inside the magnificent castle and explore its elaborate interiors with your guide while learning about history and original owner, King Ludwig II.

The result of an obsessional extravagance, the castle was the fantasy of the king, who wanted a home that would both wow his people and shelter him from prying eyes. Notoriously shy, the eccentric king died soon after the building was complete, leaving behind one of the worlds greatest castles that he ironically spent little time enjoying.

Admire rooms such as Minstrels Hall with its murals of Richard Wagner, the operatic maestro who Ludwig idolized; take in the spectacular ornamentation of the Byzantine Throne Room; and walk through the kings stately bedroom. Neuschwansteins exterior is noteworthy, too, so use your free time after your walking tour to walk outside and marvel at the intricate detail of the castles parapets and turrets. Many believe Neuschwanstein to be the perfect example of a fairy tale castle, and indeed it was the inspiration behind Disney's Sleeping Beauty castle in the 1959 film.

Meet your guide at the prearranged time, and then travel back to Munich Central Station by train where your day trip finishes.

Day 2: Herrenchiemsee Palace Day Trip (9.5 hours):
The morning after your Neuschwanstein Castle day trip, meet your guide at Munich Central Station and travel by train to Lake Chiemsee, home to another King Ludwigs elaborate homes, Herrenchiemsee Palace.

Ride across the lake to the island where the palace sits, and then head inside to marvel at the palaces opulence that is said to be modeled on the Palace of Versailles. With your guide at your side, explore Herrenchiemsees walkways and behold elegant rooms lined with gold, marble and glass. Look out for the elevated dining table that could be lowered to the servants quarters so the king was spared the sight of his minions, and marvel at the ornamentation of the Hall of Mirrors.

After exploring the palace with your guide, take a boat ride across the lake to the neighboring island of Fraueninsel (own expense). Barely covering an area of 38 acres (15.5 hectares), the island is small enough to see on foot, so enjoy some free time to explore and soak up its history independently. Be sure to stop for photos by the historical convent, a site that dates back to the first century.

Having looked around at leisure, meet your guide and make your way back to the train station to travel back to Munich. Your day trip then finishes at Munich Central Station.

Inclusions

Professional guide

Exclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Gratuities

Entrance fee to Neuschwanstein Castle (approx. 14 euros)

Entrance fee Herrenchiemsee Palace (approx. 8 euros)

Boat ride on Lake Chiemsee (approx. 11 euros per adult; 6 euros per child)

Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

The Neuschwanstein Castle day trip involves a 20-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

Traveler Reviews

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  • 09-Jul-2019

    I'm very grateful for the recommendation and deal of the 2-day tour package to Neuschwanstein Castle and Herrenchiemsee Palace. I never would have thought to go to Herrenchiemsee, but I am so glad I did! I wouldn't have missed it! It made for a very well-rounded experience of the castles, palaces and life of King Ludwig II of Bavaria. The tours were super well organized with brilliant, knowledgeable and fun tour guides. Both days also included and allowed time for extra experiences, such as the village and lake of Hohenschwangau, where Neuschwanstein Castle is located, and also a second island in Lake Herrenchiemsee, Frauenchiemsee, where we viewed a Benedictine Convent an a charming fishing village. Plus historic houses and 1000-year-old Linden trees. The views and breath-taking photo opportunities at Neuschwanstein were amazing, and the guided tours at both Neuschwanstein Castle and Herrenchiemsee Palace were outstanding. It was a fantastic 2-day experience which I will never forget!

  • 26-Jul-2018

    This combination tour is a must see and do while in Munich. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. These two castles are amazing.

  • 12-Jul-2018

    The castle is amazing and you can see why Walt Disney chose it for his fairy tale Sleeping Beauty. This was my favorite tour on our recent trip to Europe. Neuschwanstein is definitely something to put on your bucket list. A picture from the trestle bridge of Neuschwanstein Castle and the view from the bridge is just amazing. I cant say enough about this tour it was that good.

  • 01-Aug-2017

    Was only able to visit Neuschwanstein day trip. Tour guide was knowledgeable but only shared a little of this information once. Otherwise he really just held our hands on the train.
    If you are feeling brave you could probably organise this trip yourself for much less. Can't speak to day 2.

  • 03-Dec-2015

    Early September, 2015, Munich was preparing to receive its first trainload of refugees so the tour company rented a comfy bus to take us to Neuschwanstein. Our guide, Anya, was informative, organized, humourous, and energetic, a real asset to the company. Traveling by coach instead of train meant that we were able to take more scenic routes which made the journey more enjoyable. The walk to the castle is not that difficult and we had plenty of time to make our way up the hill. Neuschwanstein has its own tour guides who escort you through the castle efficiently. Anya's advice prior to the tour was to look up and without that advice many wonderful ceilings and features would have been missed. Approaching Munich on the way home, we got caught in traffic, but Anya kept us well entertained, even showing us photos of the new dirndl she would wear to Oktoberfest! It was a very enjoyable and worthwhile daytrip.
    The following day we went to Herrenchiemsee. Once again, the refugee situation affected our departure as usual platforms were relegated to refugee arrivals.. Our guide, Roland, led us on a merry chase through the train station trying to find the train to Herrenchiemsee. The ferry rides on Chiemsee was pleasant as we once again had sunny weather. We were fortunate to experience the fun ride by steam engine on both legs of the trip. The tour of the castle was more relaxed than at Neuschwanstein and it was lovely to wander around the gardens and fountains. Our guide was more shepherd than guide as he was dealing with a group of people of vastly differing mobility capabilities. Somehow, he didn't lose anyone! Despite the problems encountered, my friend and I both preferred the Herrenchiemsee tour. We especially enjoyed walking around the island, stopping in artisan shops, restaurants, and park. There was even a real beer garden, with beer bottles planted in rows in the soil.

  • 04-Aug-2015

    For the Neuschwanstein tour it was very cold and rainy, so unfortunately the bus that takes you up the hill to the castle was not running and we had to walk the entire way. Although it was unfortunate to have to walk uphill in the rain the castle was definitely worth it. This company was fantastic!!

  • 09-Dec-2014

    Very well organised using train for most of the journey. With Neuschwanstein you also take a bus to get you to the little township below the castle site. With Herrenchiemsee you also get to go on a steam train and ferry as part of the experience of getting to the palace. Both are worth seeing and unique in their own way because of their setting and styles. If you get a chance do Linderhof as well. That is the smallest of the palaces, but it is complete, almost 'homely' compared to the others and it is where King Ludwig spent most of his time.
    The views from Neuschwanstein are amazing! Herrenchiemsee has a lovely village and abbey nearby to visit. Our guides were wonderful, friendly and accommodating. Very pleasant experience. Great way to see some of countryside as well.

  • 04-Sep-2014

    Beautiful scenery with the Alps in the background . Neuschwanstein Castle tour was only 30 minutes. Not sure worth 4 hours on the train and we were minus one family whom held us up twice.

  • 20-Aug-2014

    This review is only for the Neuschwanstein Castle as I didn't enjoy it much and switched my next trip to Dachau, which happily they were willing to do for me. If you're into castles, it is breathtakingly beautiful. However, it is a horribly long day-longer than it needed to be. It could be done in 6 hours easily but the entire day of this tour is about 10.

    The tour guides were great, no problem there. However, for a 10hr day, I'd recommend packing some sort of food with you. The only options there are really, really repulsive/disgusting with very limited options. And, if you're a healthy eater, you may as well fast for the day because it will gross you out even more. And beware of all the tourists there. If you hate crowds, simply don't go. They were horrendous the month I went (August). Skip it if you aren't truly into castles.

  • 18-Aug-2014

    Great trip! The castle and surrounding area were beautiful! Our guide, Austin, was very friendly and entertaining. He gave some great background on the castle and King Ludwig II, and made sure we got exactly where we needed to go. He was organized and made sure we always had seats even when the trains got crowded. I would recommend this tour to anyone who loves history, and even to the ones that simply like beautiful scenery.

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