Neuschwanstein Castle Day Tour from Munich

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Neuschwanstein Castle Small Group Day Tour from Munich

From $74.08

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 10 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Travel from Munich to Bavaria’s Neuschwanstein Castle on this day trip that includes round-trip transportation by train. Often known as Germany’s "Cinderella castle," Neuschwanstein was actually the inspiration for a different Disney story, the ‘Sleeping Beauty’ castle at Disneyland. Take a guided tour of the castle, and hear stories about the "Mad" King Ludwig II, who commissioned it. The entrance fee is not included, but skip-the-line access is, so you won’t wait in the main admission queue.
  • Neuschwanstein Castle day tour from Munich
  • Take a guided tour of Neuschwanstein Castle, the model for Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to the castle
  • Admire views of the lake, waterfall gorge, and Hohenschwangau Castle
  • Round-trip train ride to Fussen from Munich included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Skip-the-line Neuschwanstein Castle entry is prebooked on this day trip, so you have more time to explore.

What's Included

  • All transportation costs
  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entrance fees -EUR 17 per adult, children under 18 years free
  • Entrance Fee is paid at check in on tour day, guaranteed per attendee.

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Dachauer Str. 4
    Dachauer Str. 4, 80335 München, Germany

    You find our office and meeting spot at Dachauer Straße 4, a shop with large glass windows and a small parking space infront. We are facing north side. Please come and meet us inside this location 20 min prior to departure time.

Start time

09:15 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Your day trip to Neuschwanstein Castle starts with the train or bus journey from Munich through the German countryside. The entrance fee to the castle is not included (you can pay on the day), but by booking this tour in advance, you receive skip-the-line access to Neuschwanstein so you won’t waste time standing in the ticket queue.

Once inside the enchanting structure, take a tour with a guide, who shares fascinating stories about the reclusive Bavarian king who commissioned a new residence in the 19th century. Thought to be mad, King Ludwig II desired a fantasy castle built in the mountains, an obsessive feat that was still incomplete when he died. Visit the best vantage points for views and photo ops of the castle’s towers, interiors and surrounding scenery such as the lake, gorge and equally beautiful Hohenschwangau Castle.

Your tour ends with the ride back to Munich. Offering great views, the trains are clean, comfortable, and equipped with washrooms. You may walk around to talk with your fellow travelers and your guide, who can answer any questions you may have about Munich and Bavaria.

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Admission Ticket Free

Schloss Neuschwanstein

5 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

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15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour involves an approx. 30-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; please note that the optional horse-drawn carriage is weather dependent and also depends on the day.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Transportation : November - April : Train // May - October + December : Private Coach
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Featured review
A huge thanks to our tour guide, Paul! he was very informative and entertaining throughout the entire day. We learned about the history of King Ludwig and the Neuschwanstein Castle during the scenic train ride. Upon arrival in the town, Paul brought us to a delicious local spot for lunch before walking up the path to the castle. Throughout the walk, we stopped to learn more about the history. We were escorted through the castle by a tour guide that works at the castle and Paul met us afterwards at the bus stop before heading back to the train. Overall a greats experience and we highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting Bavaria!


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Story book castle
Chelsea_B, Sep 2023
Our tour guide Michele was great. She explained the history of the castle on our bus ride there. She helped us navigate the city below the castle and gave us options of how to best explore the castle and the grounds. We then recapped when we got back to the bus and she explained what happened to the king after the castle was built. She explained everything like it was a story with a beginning, middle, and end which is perfect for a story book castle tour haha.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Michelle is a great storyteller! We are happy you enjoyed her style.
Amazing views! Well worth the trip!
Christopher_W, Sep 2023
With only a limited time in Munich we were unsure of spending almost an entire day on this tour (6+ hours) but it was WELL worth it! It's a two hour bus ride each way but the bus is comfortable and seeing the countryside instead of the city was nice. The castle is an amazing experience with the most incredible views. Your time inside the castle is somewhat limited but there is more than enough time outside and around. You even have some time in the quaint town - enough time for a quick meal or a drink and snack. Our tour guides were very knowledgable and friendly.
Don't miss this trip
Jess_Y, Sep 2023
My husband and I really enjoyed this tour–the guide was super friendly and the views were breath-taking.
Very fun.
Dan_W, Sep 2023
The hike up the mountain wasn't expected. But worth it. The guides were FANTASTIC. Very knowledgeable and informative. Very helpful and attentive to peoples needs.
The Guide did an...
Deon_S, Sep 2023
The Guide did an excellent job of informing the group on all kinds of information, from start to finish, incl. History
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Many thanks for the five star review of our Neuschwanstein Castle Day Tour from Munich
Easy way to get there and back
Daniel_M, Sep 2023
They take you from Munich to the castle via a coach bus. Once there you can either walk up to the castle (which is what I opted to do) or pay to take a different bus run by the castle’s facilities. Overall I felt like I had plenty of time to see what I wanted and didn’t feel like we stayed anywhere for too long. All in all it was great to see the castle and not worry about transportation, plus the tour guides provide helpful tips and trivia about the castle
Choose this tour!
Rebecca_Y, Sep 2023
Charlie and Pao were fantastic guides who were fun and entertaining. My friends and I had a really great day and would definitely recommend choosing this tour. It was easy to meet and then they arranged all the transport and timings/tickets for the day.
Pretty much a waste of a day
Ann_W, Sep 2023
The day was miserable, with constant and sometimes heavy rain. The tour of the castle was the highlight. But our castle guide was just going through the paces. Few rooms were included and of those, several had all furnishings removed. I think this tour was much too long. Even on a nice day, there wasn’t enough to do to justify having 4 hours of free time. Our guide, Michelle, was knowledgeable and helpful. I also felt that Radius’s tour check-in was poorly organized. There were 3-4 groups going out at roughly the same time and no established meeting spot for any of them. People just milled around, hoping they’d hear their group called. The gathering area was cluttered with junk and dirty.
Jessica_M, Sep 2023
Despite the rainy day we had, the tour was fantastic. I had Hein as my tour guide, and he was great, telling us all of the information about the castle. I got to see the inside the castle as well, and it was just wonderful.
Our guides Stevo and Dan...
Theresa_A, Sep 2023
Our guides Stevo and Dan were very friendly to everyone on the coach and they made the trip to the castle very interesting with their commentaries. This tour was well worth the money.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Many thanks for the five star review of our tour led by guides Stevo and Dan.
Unreal. Castle
WKent_A, Sep 2023
Top guide: Thomas. Very very good . Perhaps the company could give a self-guided tour in print with times and places before the exact time entry of the castle. Explanations and directions were all good but pathways of the intended hike trail would have been nice . Printed trail map
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thanks for the good suggestions!
Wonderful day trip!
Krwreschner, Sep 2023
The trip was wonderful! The scenery on the way to Neuschwanstein Castle is beautiful. Stevo, our guide was very informative and personal making the day a memorable experience. He made great recommendations for restaurants in Munich as well. I would recommend this trip!
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you very much.
hqdctwq7f6, Sep 2023
The tour guides were great - very personable, and very informative. I would suggest that when the guides describe the hike up to the castle, they do so in more detail than a generic term of its heart. You’re a many people who opted to do the hike that frankly shouldn’t have as they didn’t understand the incline as well as gravel conditions. And then the one downside is when we got back onto the bus after the tour, the guys were advertising that beer would be available for all on the ride home. They only had 10 bottles available and so it was a letdown. In the future, they should have enough bottles for all on the tour or not offer this amenity.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thanks for the review and your feedback. We agree that the hike up isn't for everyone and it is difficult to describe as everyone has their own relative idea as to what is hard. Typically the bus drivers keep extra beer under the bus that can be brought up if the beer in the fridge sells out. It sounds like this was not the case on the day of your tour so apologies if this left some people feeling thirsty. We hope you got some nice beer hall recommendations from our guides for after the tour at least to make up.
It was very nice, fun...
Keiko_Y, Sep 2023
It was very nice, fun trip. Our guide, Stevo was informative about history and other things, and made this trip enjoyable. Yet, I hoped that the trip total price would have included the entrance fee for the castle. The castle entrance fee was printed as $14 but we were required to pay $17 at the local travel agency before we got on the tour bus. Also, it would be helpful to give us warning that a lot of walking and a shuttle bus fee is expected to get to the castle from the trip bus parking lot.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you for you feed back. We do pay the 17,00 EUR for the castle entrance as the castle adds a booking fee to the ticket - which is not shown on the ticket - so we do not overcharge the customers.
Sridhar, Sep 2023
Super trip to a lovely castle . The drive to the castle was very picturesque. The gude Nick was also superb
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Many thanks for the 5 star review of our castle tour with guide Nic.
Great trip to Neuschwanstein
Hannah_B, Sep 2023
A great day trip from Munich to Neuschwanstein with our guide Thomas. Thomas was really knowledgeable about the castle and provided us with a lot of information before we went into the castle. I really recommmed this tour to visit the castle
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thanks for taking the time to leave a five star review of our Neuschwanstein castle tour. We are glad to read you had a nice time down there with our guide Thomas.
Stevo was a really great...
Justin_c, Sep 2023
Stevo was a really great guide. He was very informative and genuine, and was a good laugh during the whole tour. He kept everything at the right pace and ensured we all felt comfortable and could focus on the experience.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Many thanks for the five star review of our Neuschwanstein Castle Day Tour from Munich. Nice to hear our guide Stevo looked after you guys.
Excellent Experience
Robert_H, Sep 2023
We visited Neuschwanstein Castle from Arkansas in the United States. Our guide, Thomas, was extremely knowledgeable and enhanced our experience to the beautiful Castle 10 fold. He provided us with information about the paintings we would be seeing in the Castle and all of the history behind them and King Ludwig, II. We learned so much history on our bus ride to the Castle that the trip flew by. Also, the bus was very clean and comfortable. If we could give this excursion 10 stars, we would! We highly recommend. —Karma and Robert Herzfeld
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you for the lovely review Robert. We are glad to read you found so much value in the day led by Thomas. Radius tours.
Great Castles Tour
Neal_M, Aug 2023
Great tour. Unbelievable views from bridge. Nic was an excellent guide. You should book this tour! Thanks Radius.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you for the feedback and for recommending Radius Tours. We are glad it was such a positive and worthwhile experience.
Excellent tour and excellent guides.
Monica_M, Aug 2023
We went on July 21. Our primary guide was Lana who was organized and knowledgeable while also being fun and engaging. Our kids loved her. Beautiful location and a great tour.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you for taking the time to review Radius Tours. We are glad you enjoyed Lana so much and had a pleasant experience!

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