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From Munich: Neuschwanstein & Linderhof Castle Full-Day Trip

1. From Munich: Neuschwanstein & Linderhof Castle Full-Day Trip

Travel to the magnificent castles of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof. Enjoy a delicious lunch in Hohenschwangau and take a small detour through the picturesque town of Oberammergau. Board an air-conditioned bus and visit Neuschwanstein Castle. Nestled in the foothills of the Alps, admire one of the most impressive sights in Germany. Take 4 hours to explore the grounds (ticket not included). Arrive at Linderhof, the only castle that Ludwig II managed to complete. At noon, stop at Hohenschwangau Castle, Ludwig's childhood home, for lunch (not included). If time permits, continue to Oberammergau and lose yourself in the quaint streets of this picturesque town.

Würzburg: Sightseeing Train Tour

2. Würzburg: Sightseeing Train Tour

Explore the historic city of Würzburg on a picturesque sightseeing train. Enjoy a ride through the city center, departing from the Würzburg Residence. Pass the Cathedral, travel along the river Main, and see Marienberg Castle. Enjoy panoramic views of the sights from the comfort of your seat. In addition, learn more about the history of the city and uncover its secrets and legends from your informative audio-guide. During this tour, you will be able to see all of the city's highlights in just 40 minutes and afterwards, explore the city at your own pace.

LEGOLAND Deutschland Resort: Admission Ticket

3. LEGOLAND Deutschland Resort: Admission Ticket

Celebrate the 20th birthday of LEGOLAND® Deutschland in Günzburg. Join the party and experience awesome surprise activities, great shows, and spectacular building events. Experience an unforgettable and fun-filled day for the whole family Knights, pirates, dragons, loads of animals, famous buildings, and all types of vehicles – nothing thrills visitors to LEGOLAND Deutschland like the numerous LEGO models that will amaze guests at every corner of the resort. Over 55 million LEGO bricks have been used in the park alone. Together with the many models in the LEGOLAND Holiday Village, the total is well over 60 million. MINILAND in the German LEGOLAND Park is divided into ten areas. See many famous German landmarks from Berlin, Hamburg, and Frankfurt, as well as Neuschwanstein Castle, the Allianz Arena, and the Swabian village landscape. Additionally, marvel at international highlights such as Venice, the world's five highest skyscrapers, and landscapes from the Netherlands and Switzerland. Children, in particular, enjoy seeing the sights in a 1:20 format. Ten themed worlds are clustered around MINILAND and are adapted to visitors of all ages. Even the little ones can be captains on the harbor tour, play pilot on the airport carousel, or go on a safari in a LEGO jeep. Action and thrills await older visitors. In the newest attraction "Lloyd’s Spinjitzu Spinner" in the LEGO NINJAGO WORLD, ninja fans can experience wild aerial rolls with the push of a button. On the back of a fire-breathing dragon in the KNIGHTS KINGDOM, they whiz through the middle of a knight's castle, and in the "Jungle X-pedition" in ADVENTURE LAND, they plunge down a 12-meter waterfall. Don't miss the world's first LEGOLAND parade - a spectacular event with the park's mascots and colorful wagons parading almost every day this season. Sing along to the new LEGOLAND song, composed especially for the parade. Those looking for a break in the adventure can visit LEGOLAND's magic shows, building events, robot workshops, 4D cinema, or a colorful underwater world with more than 2,000 tropical sea creatures. And of course, throughout the park, there's something tasty for everyone: from pizza to fresh Asia-Wok & Co., you can find it all – even chips in the shape of LEGO bricks.

Nuremberg: Sightseeing Train Tour

4. Nuremberg: Sightseeing Train Tour

Explore the historic city of Nuremberg on board a picturesque tourist train. Enjoy a ride through the city center, departing from the main Market Square. Pass by the Schöner Brunnen, a beautiful 19-meter high gold fountain.  Next, drive by the Maxbrücke Bridge, St. Lawrence Church, the Hospital of the Holy Spirit and the Imperial Castle, one of Europe's most important medieval fortifications. Enjoy panoramic views of all the sites visited from the comfort of your train seat.  In addition, learn more about the history of the city and uncover its secrets and legends from your informative audio-guide. During this tour you will be able to see all of the city's highlights in just 40 minutes and afterwards can explore the city on your own.

Bamberg 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

5. Bamberg 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

Explore Bamberg and see more than 2,400 historic buildings, picturesque winding streets, and medieval churches that make the town a work of art. Bamberg was awarded its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993 – and not without reason. Enjoy a walking tour of the town and experience the successful combination of impressive architecture and Baroque town houses for yourself. See just how unique Bamberg is on an extensive tour. Feel the magic of the past as you stroll through the town and admire the Cathedral, churches, and monasteries as well as beautiful bridges, narrow streets, wide squares, half-timbered houses, and Baroque facades. See the Old Court, the New Residenz, the Rose Garden, and “Little Venice.”

Nuremberg: Old Town Guided Walking Tour

6. Nuremberg: Old Town Guided Walking Tour

The prosperous city of Nuremberg provided the ideal basis for an active cultural and intellectual life, as well as a lively arts scene. Even today, numerous buildings, monuments and artworks still reflect the city's former importance. Your guide will provide information and insights on the churches, castle, and fountains you see, as well as on the city itself, past and present. You will also visit the Main Market Square.

Bamberg: City Highlights Walking Tour

7. Bamberg: City Highlights Walking Tour

Discover contemporary Bamberg as well as its chequered history on a guided walking tour. Take your time to admire the city's architectural masterpieces. Also, visit the medieval Cathedral, the Jewish quarter, and the old town protected as a Unesco World Heritage Site. Stroll around the city with your tour guide and discover the famous city hall. Take some photos of the curious building constructed on an artificial island in the Regnitz River. Learn all about its medieval Cathedral and the history of one of the oldest Jewish communities in Germany. Explore Little Venice and its half-timbered cottages, once home to the fishermen. Pass by the different breweries, taverns, and cafés that keep the streets alive. Then, head towards the New Residence and its baroque Rose Garden with incredible views over the town.

Munich Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: 1-Day or 2-Day Ticket

8. Munich Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: 1-Day or 2-Day Ticket

Embark on a hop-on hop-off bus tour of Munich and learn about the city with an onboard audio guide. Admire city highlights, including the fourth-largest chimes in the world, the full-body relic of the Holy Munditia, and the historic Old Town. Choose from three different routes to suit your preferences and interests. On sunny days, benefit from an open-top upper deck and feel the sunshine on your face. Hop on and off as you please, or stay on board for fascinating explanations from your audio guide, offered in ten different languages. Choose from three routes: the City Tour, the Nymphenburg Olympic Park tour, and the Schwabing tour, with each route taking one hour. Pass important sights, such as Nymphenburg Palace, Olympic Park, the English Garden, the historic Old Town, Odeonsplatz, Marienplatz, and more.

Bamberg: Guided Beer History Tour with Optional Tasting

9. Bamberg: Guided Beer History Tour with Optional Tasting

The paths to beer are short in Bamberg, but the exciting history of the delicious beer stretches far back. It is impossible to conceive of the history of Bamberg without beer, making it the perfect place to follow the footsteps of brewing from its monastic beginnings via the flourishing hop trade to the global commercial malt houses. Discover more about the fine art of brewing and learn about customs and traditions concerned with drinking beer. Visit the main attractions of the town, itself a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at the original locations of the Bamberg beer war, meet the Säufermännla, and sample delicacies of the town in a pub brewery. Along the way, see the Pfahlplätzchen, the Eisgrube with the Upper Parish Church, the Domberg, and the Sandstraße.

Passau: 1-Hour Guided City Walking Tour

10. Passau: 1-Hour Guided City Walking Tour

Visit the most beautiful places in Passau on relaxed walking city tour with background information, funny stories, and secret tips from a local certified city guide. Walk through the picturesque streets, pass the Old Town Hall and tower with its flood lines, and see the theater and national historical treasure, ScharfrichterHaus. See the St. Stephen’s Cathedral, home to the largest cathedral organ in the world. On the left bank of the Danube River, admire the Veste Oberhaus fortress that towers over Passau and was built in 1219. Next to the castle complex of Veste Niederhaus, see where the courses of the Danube, Ilz, and Inn rivers intersect, giving Passau its epithet the “City of Three Rivers.”  Not far from here is the former Jesuit Church of St. Micheal where you’ll also see the new and old parts of town. All along the way, enjoy the opportunity to take photos, particularly at the Inn promenade and Residenzplatz with its cute cafes.

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What people are saying about Bavaria

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The tour was excellent, our tour guide Alex was very professional and quick to read the group. Alex chose an interesting path through München and his delivery was not at all routine-like, we sensed that he was genuinely interested in showing us interesting places in the city. The tour was very enjoyable in every way and made our stay in München more memorable.

Super Trip - Great Guide - Take this tour rather the doing it yourself - we skipped lines on the tour saving us hours. The views from the Eagle's Nest and road up to it are amazing. Berchtesgaden is a lovely town.

Maxine is a great guide! She did a great job of keeping all her tourist ducklings in a row and made sure we had an enjoyable time in Salzburg!

This was a great adventure. The guide was amazing. She was very knowledgeable. The whole trip blew my mind.

The guide, Mario was excellent. Extremely friendly, kind and accomodating.