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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.

From Munich: Neuschwanstein Castle & Linderhof Premium Tour

2. From Munich: Neuschwanstein Castle & Linderhof Premium Tour

Take a scenic ride to the castles of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof with skip-the-line entry. Experience the lush beauty of the German countryside and learn the history of the area from your local guide. In the morning, travel in comfort from Munich to Linderhof Palace for a guided tour. Discover the history of the castle before continuing to the picturesque town of Oberammergau. Explore the village and hear about traditional crafts from the local woodcarvers. At noon, head along the Romantische Straße (Romantic Road) to Neuschwanstein Castle. Stop for lunch (not included) on arrival or go directly to the Marienbrücke bridge. In the afternoon, explore Neuschwanstein Castle, before a relaxing ride back to Munich.

From Munich: Neuschwanstein Castle Full-Day Trip

3. From Munich: Neuschwanstein Castle Full-Day Trip

Discover one of Bavaria's most scenic landscapes on this tour from Munich by train and van. Marvel at the stature and delicate architecture of Neuschwanstein Castle standing proud atop a hill and surrounded by forested mountains. See the sprawling valley from the foot of the castle walls and learn about its history from your guide along a walking tour of the grounds. Located 2 hours from Munich, the enchanting old-world town of Füssen lies in the foothills of the Alps, framed by one of the most breathtaking natural settings in the world. Towering far above the village, seemingly sculpted out of the very mountains that rise magnificently to the heavens, is a sight made from the stuff of dreams: the fabulous and ethereal Neuschwanstein Castle. This glorious folly was built in the 19th-Century by the famed "mad" King Ludwig II, a man intoxicated by mythology and who himself became a legend. The shimmering white towers of the castle among the clouds are instantly recognizable to many who haven’t ever heard the name Neuschwanstein. It is the inspiration for Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle and is famous the world over as the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang castle. To visit it is to step inside a fairy tale. On this full-day tour from Munich, your guide will take you by train or bus and accompany you uphill to the castle’s lofty perch, where it sits gleaming above a spectacular panorama of mountains, lakes, and valleys. It’s not just about the castle – it’s also about its wonderful location. You will go to the best vantage points and explore the lake. If time and weather permits, you can even enjoy a swim. Get postcard-perfect views of the equally beautiful Hohenschwangau Castle, the waterfall gorge, and the stunning Marienbrücke Bridge, suspended high above it all. While you are marveling at the beauty, your guide will tell you the engaging story of King Ludwig’s renowned and tragic reign, his turbulent times, and of the obsession that drove him to build his fantasy castle in the mountains that ultimately destroyed him. If you choose to purchase a ticket on the day, skip the long lines for the separate internal tour of the king’s private chambers by a specialist castle guide. The tour is the most practical way to admire this amazing fantasy world.

From Munich: Rothenburg and Nördlinger Ries Day Trip by Bus

4. From Munich: Rothenburg and Nördlinger Ries Day Trip by Bus

Take a trip down the Romantic Road, a famous 220 mile route linking some of Bavaria's most exquisite architectural gems on a guided tour from Munich. Discover the natural beauty of the region, and the charming town of Rothenburg. After departure from Munich, travel first to Harburg which is one of the oldest and best-preserved castle complexes in Germany. This perfectly situated castle with its surrounding village retains the feel of the middle ages. Be enchanted by its historic flair and delve deep into its history. After visiting the castle, and pausing for coffee, you will drive on through the wondrous scenery of the Nördlinger Ries – the giant depression left by an ancient meteor in the Swabian landscape. Travelling via Dinkelsbühl, with its towers and spires, you will reach Rothenburg, a perfectly restored mediaeval town. Take some free time here for extensive exploration. Wander through the beautiful streets and alleyways, which are full of the charm of past times. Your return to Munich will take you through the largest hops-growing region in the world, the Hallertau. On this tour, be amazed by the beautiful region of southern Germany.

From Salzburg: Full-Day Super Saver Bavarian Mountains Tour

5. From Salzburg: Full-Day Super Saver Bavarian Mountains Tour

The first highlight of this tour is the visit to the Eagle's Nest, from where you will have a breath-taking view over the Alps. Afterwards you have the opportunity to eat lunch in the town of Berchtesgaden. Then, you will visit the salt mines in Berchtesgaden, where you will discover the miners life underground. Finally, you will visit the Kings Lake, which is embedded among the steep and imposing mountains. Treat yourself with a few Bavarian specialities in the romantic village of Berchtesgaden before you will return to Salzburg.  

Salzburg: Berchtesgaden Salt Mines and Underground Boat Ride

6. Salzburg: Berchtesgaden Salt Mines and Underground Boat Ride

Explore the Berchtesgaden Salt Mines with this guided tour. Sail access an underground lake aboard a raft. Visit the Austrian border town of Berchtesgaden on this day trip before returning to Salzburg by bus.   Hop aboard the comfortable and airconditioned bus at the centrally-located meeting point in Mirabellplatz. Sit back and relax on the drive through the countryside to the salt mines of Berchtesgaden. Get fitted with overalls to protect your clothing before climbing aboard the mine railway and traveling down into the shafts. Follow your guide thorugh a maze of branching tunnels and hear about the fascinating history of Alpine salt-mining. Travel deeper underground with a thrilling slide ride to the bottom of the mine. Climb aboard a raft to journey across the extraordinary underground salt lake. Head to Berchtesgaden before heading back to Salzburg to enjoy the charm of this rustic town with alpine views.

Salzburg: Beginners Canyoning Lesson

7. Salzburg: Beginners Canyoning Lesson

Try your hand at canyoning, an adrenaline-pumping sport that involves floating, swimming, walking, jumping, and abseiling at the beautiful Almbachklamm canyon.  Meet your certified guide in Anif. After a quick safety briefing and instructions, get kitted out and hop back in your car to travel to the entry point of the canyon.  Here, learn how to canyon. Walk, hike, slide, and jump down the rapids to swim in crystal-clear pools on a 3-hour adventure. If you're not feeling up to the challenge of jumping, don't worry as all jumps can also be abseiled. After your adventure, feel free to grab a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant before heading back to Salzburg.

From Munich: Salzburg, St. Wolfgang, and the Salzkammergut

8. From Munich: Salzburg, St. Wolfgang, and the Salzkammergut

This trip will take you through the picturesque foothills of the Bavarian Alps. You'll be able to see the enchanting Chiemsee, also called the "Bavarian Sea," which, with an area of nearly 80 km², is the largest lake in Bavaria. In Salzburg, the city of Mozart, you will have around 2.5 hours to see the city's impressive buildings, take in the vistas, and wander through the beautiful Baroque old town. Of particular note are, for example, the Hohensalzburg fortress and the birthplace of Mozart. The cathedral, Hellbrunn Palace, and the fountains are not to be missed. The old town offers many other worthwhile attractions, from fine boutiques and culinary delicacies to art, culture, and all else the heart could desire. The next part of the tour takes place in the summer only (from April until November): The tour will then take you onwards through the Salzkammergut to the Wolfgangsee. There you will have the chance to take a boat trip to St. Wolfgang, to the Hotel zum Weißen Rössl, and to visit the pilgrimage church. There is one more exciting highlight waiting for you on the return journey : a stop at the Mondsee, a location for the film "The Trapp Family." Be enthralled by this tour to Salzburg and the Salzkammergut. If you're visiting during the winter (from November to April), instead of the visit to St. Wolfgang you'll get to enjoy more time in Salzburg. During December you'll also be able to visit the Christkindlmarket.

Munich: Scavenger Hunt through the Old Town for Children

9. Munich: Scavenger Hunt through the Old Town for Children

Experience a fun and kid-friendly tour of Munich's old town. Using puzzles and clues from the numbered envelopes, make your way from sight to sight in the historic center moving at your own pace.  Beginning at Stachus, the large square in the center of Munich, you will have the chance to discover the famous Frauenkirche, considered to be the symbol of Munich, Marienplatz, where both the old (Altes Rathaus) and new town halls (Neues Rathaus) are located, and the Viktualienmarkt, a popular gourmet food market.  This self-fun scavenger tour allows you and your family to take your time puzzling your way through the city while still benefiting from extensive information about the history of Bavaria's capital and learning about its landmarks in a fun, unconventional way.

Tandem Paraglider Flight & Tandem Paragliding at Chiemsee

10. Tandem Paraglider Flight & Tandem Paragliding at Chiemsee

Take part in a tandem paraglider flight at the edge of the Alps between Munich and Salzburg. A total of 8 flying spots are suited for long thermal flights throughout the year in spring and summer, as well as for special Alpine paraglider tours in autumn and winter. All pilots have a long experience of flying, with well over 1000 flights, and use only the latest equipment. Flights with children or groups, e.g. company events, are also available with this offer. The selected mountains and flying spots are at Bad Tölz, Tegernsee, Lenggries im Isartal (Isar valley), Samerberg bei Rosenheim, Hochfelln am Chiemsee, as well as the Kampenwand and Kössen in Tirol. Take off and enjoy the power of thermals or simply feel the wind in your face! Realize the dream of flight together with a tandem partner and gaze over the landscape from a bird's eye perspective.

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What people are saying about Bavaria

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It was a really nice daytrip with beautiful places to visit. The bus left 15 min earlier, most likely because everyone was on board however prepare to be there earlier just in case. Also there is not much time to visit everything and have lunch so better to pack drinks and some food to keep the energy up. There was a lot of walking involved but all in all manageable. Keep your timing sharp and plan on the bus how you want to do the things according to time schedules.

Tour was very well organized. Our tour guide Danielle was super helpful and informative and I would seek her out for any tours if possible. Our bus driver was also very helpful and they were a great team. Definitely recommend this tour. It was a long full day but no time was wasted.

It was a very good experience & i wud definitely recommend it . Sometimes, it felt like we were being hurried a bit , & sometimes we had to wait at places to fit in their schedule but we were always on schedule . The salient features were covered so overall it was good

The tour was fantastic, and Daniela was a great guide! I couldn’t recommend it highly enough! Thank you for a great trip!

throughly enjoyable trip, well organised and with a very nice knowledgeable guide