A Full Day Private Tour of Neuschwanstein Castle from Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Duration: 7 hours
Destination: Germany, Bavaria, Garmisch-Partenkirchen

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  • 7 hours
  • Garmisch-Partenkirchen
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Neuschwanstein castle is beautiful but currently suffering from over tourism. Huge bus tours dominate the landscape with crowds and lines everywhere. Our guides are licensed to go around the long ticketing line and know the ways to move around the crowds making your experience fun and relaxing. Plus, we LOVE telling all the history and stories associated with Ludwig II, Bavaria, Oktoberfest, Germany, and more. Our business has been in operation for over nine years taking people to Neuschwanstein castle and we are currently the highest ranked guide service for southern Bavaria on Trip Advisor so we know how to provide you with a wonderful day!

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Resort, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria Germany

Tour begins in Garmisch-Partenkirchen Germany with hotel pick up and eventual drop off. If client wishes though we do offer pick up at the Garmisch-Partenkirchen train station promptly at 8:30 a.m.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Schloss Neuschwanstein, Neuschwansteinstrasse 20, 87645 Schwangau, Bavaria Germany

We have advanced entry into the castle with historical tour of the castle, Bavaria, Ludwig II, and plenty more!

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Erlebnisberg Steckenberg, Liftweg 1, 82497 Unterammergau, Bavaria Germany

When time and weather permit we LOVE to make a stop at the local rodelbahn (summer bobsled track) for a few runs!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Oberammergau Church, Oberammergau, Bavaria Germany

We stop for shopping, sight-seeing, and lunch in the beautiful village of Oberammergau

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Ettal Abbey, Kaiser-Ludwig-Platz 1, 82488 Ettal, Bavaria Germany

We make a brief stop here to learn the fascinating history of this 14th century monastery.

Duration: 1 hour

  • Transportation
  • Parking Fees
  • Tours
  • skip the line entry into Neuschwanstein castle
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Our "Coronavirus Safety Standard of Travel" on all vehicles and guides
  • Entry/Admission - Schloss Neuschwanstein
  • Entry/Admission - Erlebnisberg Steckenberg
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • There is substantial walking involved in this tour
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please give us the name and location of your hotel, guest house, train station or apartment for pick up. We ask that all pick up locations be within Garmisch-Partenkirchen or the surrounding area. All our vehicles are new, clean, and have water for guests.

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


7 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


20 Jun, 2017

Jake was great! He is an American happily lost in Bavaria. His knowledge of history was awesome and wasn't boring per my wife, and she doesn't usually enjoy more than 10 minutes of history. It was great also talking to an American about German culture and make it easily understable and relatable to us in the USA.

Thomas M

28 May, 2017

A very good outing. Jake is phenomenal when it comes to all the history. High recommendation for anyone looking for a personal experience in Germany.

Ryan D

05 Jan, 2017

The tour was well organized and extremely fun and interesting! Our tour guide, Jake, was an expert in his storytelling and knowledge of the sights, history, and touring organization. He didn't just tell us the history of the castles, people, and the towns but actually put our whole family into the stories making us characters in order to visualize and understand the history he was trying to explain. Our two children absolutely loved it and kept saying that Jake made the entire tour fun and amazing! Thank you so much for making our day a tour we will NEVER forget :

Adam M

30 Aug, 2016

It a nutshell, this is probably the best day you could spend in Garmisch-Partenkichen, especially if you are only in the area for a few days. Specifically, the title - Private Tour of Neuschwanstein Castle, only describes some of the activities in the day. Since it is a private tour, you have some flexibility in what you do. Since I was traveling with my 6- and 8-year-old kids, this was a perfect way to see the area. On our trip, we certainly did see Neuschwantstein, as advertised. Jake did an excellent job of telling the story of Neuschwanstein and Ludwig II. I overheard several other guides and I was very thankful that we had Jake as our guide. Now, my son cannot stop talking about Ludwig and the conspiracy theories surrounding his death. If you have any hesitation about taking the tour: Jake made Bavarian history interesting for an 8-year-old boy. Enough said.

In addition to Neuschwanstein, we went to Oberammergau to see the location of the Passion Plays and grab a great Bavarian lunch. Jake also took us on a Summer luge, which was a huge hit with the kids. Also, we stopped by the Ettal monastery and tried a delicious Ettal beer.

The day was expertly planned and covered a lot of ground. It is a long day and you certainly get your money's worth -- we were picked up punctually at 8:30 and returned at supper.

Certainly, when my family returns to GAP, we will look up Jake again. Note that Jake is an American, which means that you will be able to understand him, unlike many of the other tours that I suffered through recently. He does, however, speak perfect German. He has been here for almost two decades and a Bavarian couple sitting next to us at lunch told me that they thought that he, too, was from Bavaria. Also, this area is his home, which means that he knows EVERYBODY. That meant that we got access to back rooms that few or no other groups could get. After enjoying this tour, I couldn't imagine being herded around on a bus tour.

Deborah A

06 Oct, 2015

Jake is a wealth of knowledge and I honestly don't think our tour of Neuschwanstein Castle and the grounds would have been quite as meaningful without his amazing story telling skills. He even treated us to a look at a local monastery and a trip down the alpine slide! I would highly recommend this tour, it goes way beyond what you would get with basic entrance tickets and makes the transportation part easy, especially for our group of 7.

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