Neuschwanstein Castle - bird's-eye view © Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung | Peter Samer

Bavarian Royal Castles - Private Full-Day Tour

Private tour

English, German
on request: Italian, French, Spanish


10 hours

Escape into a fairytale kingdom on this magical 10 hours day tour

Travelling from Salzburg, passing breathtaking alpine scenery, your private royal castle tour takes you to the residences of King Ludwig II. – Neuschwanstein.

Visit Neuschwanstein the famous fairytale castle built by the legendary King Ludwig after his ascension to the throne. This dream palace in Gothic Revival style has a most dramatic setting on top of a rocky ridge surrounded by the majestic Alps and pristine Bavarian Forests inspiring Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle. Due to its stunning location and unusual architecture it is considered as one of the most picturesque castles in the World attracting more than a million visitors a year.

From the parking lot you either walk about 15 min up to the castle or take the horse carriage (please note: price not included, long waiting time during high season). Touring the castle lasts about 40 minutes.

You have the possibility to visit the neo gothic palace of Hohenschwangau instead of Neuschwanstein. It is the former summer and hunting residence of the royal Bavarian family, admiring the starry sky ceiling and murals in the oriental room furnished by Ludwig II’s father Maximilian II with exotic travel souvenirs.

If time permits there may be a stop at the Wieskirche on our return trip, a beautiful pilgrimage church and UNESCO Heritage site.

Neuschwanstein Castle - throne hall © Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung
© Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung
Neuschwanstein Castle - bird's-eye view © Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung | Peter Samer
© Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung | Peter Samer
Neuschwanstein Castle © Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung
© Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung
Hohenschwangau Castle © Wittelsbacher Ausgleichsfonds Hohenschwangau | Thomas Günter
© Wittelsbacher Ausgleichsfonds Hohenschwangau | Thomas Günter
Hohenschwangau Castle © Wittelsbacher Ausgleichsfonds Hohenschwangau | Thomas Günter
© Wittelsbacher Ausgleichsfonds Hohenschwangau | Thomas Günter

Please notice:

You want an individual departure time or have questions concerning the program or bigger groups? Then get in contact with Sarah Marie Herzl via e-mail or telephone +43 662 / 88 32 11-23.

We operate our tours either in a minivan (up to 8 passengers) or Mercedes limousine (up to 3 passengers) and are happy to arrange your private tour according to personal interests and individual needs.

In case of border controls, please make sure you carry a valid passport!

The entrance fee for Neuschwanstein or Hohenschwangau is included. Food & baverages are not included and must be paid onsite.

Castles are open from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.

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