Skip-the-Line: Neuschwanstein Castle Tour Including Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride - Schwangau

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Alpseestraße 1, 87645 Schwangau, Germany
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Visit Neuschwanstein Castle on a half-day skip-the-line tour from Fssen! After arriving in Hohenschwangau, hop on a shuttle bus and head inside the fairy-tale castle for a walking tour, learning all about King Ludwig II, for whom Neuschwanstein was built. After hearing the history from an expert local guide, enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride back to the village of Hohenschwangau, stroll around Lake Alpsee and return to Fssen.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Includes free admission to top local attractions
  • Skip the line
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

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Itinerary
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Pass By: Central City Hotel Fssen

Meet your guide at 8:55 am, then, we take the bus to Hohenschwangau village (7 minutes drive time).

Stop At: Neuschwanstein Castle, Hohenschwangau, Swabia, Bavaria

Visit the popular Neuschwanstein Castle on this guided, 4-hour tour from Fssen. This skip-the-line ticket allows for quick access to the inside of the medieval masterpiece for a guided walking tour. Neuschwanstein Castle was one of three palaces built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and would eventually become the inspiration for the castle in Disneys movie Sleeping Beauty. After the tour, enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride down to the village of Hohenschwangau. Then take a leisurely stroll around scenic Lake Alpsee before a return trip to Fssen.


Duration: 3 hours

Inclusions

Transfer to Hohenschwangau by bus

Professional guide

Shuttle bus to Mary's bridge (as long as the bus is operating)

Horse-drawn carriage ride down from the castle foot (as long as they are operating)

Entry/Admission - Schloss Neuschwanstein

Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Food and drinks

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

A maximum of 9 people per booking

Good walking shoes required

Participants must be able to walk up and downhill as well as stairs

In harsh weather conditions the bus to Mary's bridge might not be operating and you'll have to walk to the castle

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 14-Oct-2019

    The busy of the castle and Ming Ludwig is a wonderful educational experience. A little overpriced for a 30 minute audio tour.

    Our guide was wonderful. We did not meet him where we were supposed to and he still managed to find us and ensure we were added to the tour group.

  • 22-Aug-2019

    It was so wonderful not to stand in line for tickets and to take the bus instead of walking uphill to the castle. Our tour guide Amir was very friendly and knowledgeable about the true story of Ludwig. It was so beautiful to see the castle from Mary’s Bridge although I would have liked to have more time there to admire the awesome beauty. Overall, great tour!!

  • 03-Jul-2019

    The tour is well organized and efficient. It was cold and snowing, people were standing in long lines. But not us. We got in pretty quick and enjoyed the tour. The only suggestion I have is the meeting place location. We drove and waited at the designated location. More specifically, the meeting place was at parking area #3 next to where we were told to wait. Other than that, it was great.

  • 22-Oct-2018

    Every thing was well organized, the transfer was with public bus. Only 35 minutes inside tge castle, no chance to stay longer and watch all the wonderful things. But this is not a fault of or the tourguide. She did a very good job, could explain a lot, was nice to listen to her. She talked English and German, very important for our mixed group. Neuschwanstein is worth to visit, I recommend the morning tour, after lunch it was getting crowded. If possible, stay some more hours, and enjoy this beautiful castle !

  • 09-Sep-2018

    The castle is set in an absolutely fabulous location and is beautiful. While the setting is fantastic and tour itself leaves a lot to be desired. Very little history was discussed and the number of visitors should be more controlled. Two bus loads of tourists arrived at the same time that we arrived and promptly swamped our private tour. My recommendation would be to visit at a time that is not as popular. Very much worth the trip from Heidelberg on the Romantic Highway. We rented a car and enjoyed the scenery along the way. We happened upon a small city called Worm pronounced with a V which turned out to be a highlight of our visit.

  • 12-Jul-2018

    The guide spent more time in proving why he is important in this tour and giving lengthy lectures and giving very less time to actually view castle at the bridge. You end up following him because he will leave you behind otherwise. You can find all the information he gave online and loose the main purpose of actually to visit and see the castle. Forgot the Guy name but he was from Egypt and tour started from Fussen European Castle tours office.

  • 25-Jun-2018

    Castle was very interesting but a little hurried. Unfortunately it rained most of the time. Definitely worth paying for the carriage ride up and back, especially with weather as it was.

  • 17-Apr-2018

    THIS CASTLE TOUR WAS IN MY BUCKET LIST AND VIATOR MADE IT ALL HAPPENED IN A DAY TOUR...WE DIDN'T DO THE HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDE BECAUSE OF SO MANY PEOPLE WAITING AND IT WAS KIND OF A SLOW PROCESS...NEVERTHELESS, THE TOUR OF THE CASTLE AND THE BRIDGE WAS ALREADY A DREAM CAME TRUE! THANK YOU, VIATOR!

  • 25-Oct-2017

    Due to the inclement weather and some road issues they were bringing the cattle down from the mountains? we took a bus up the road and returned via the carriage ride. It was definitely worth it as we didn't wait in line and our guide was great!

  • 19-Oct-2017

    Excellent guide. Very knowledgeable. Easy to contact on WhatsApp to set up meeting place other than Füssen met in Schwangau since we were driving from Garmisch. The skip-the-line feature was well worth it. A bit of a hike walking up the hill to the castle entrance, but the view, photo opportunities, and the guides info made you quickly forget about that. The kids loved the horse carriage ride down. We sat up front next to the coachman. The inside tour, itself, was given by the castle staff. Also very good.

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