5. Linderhof Palace Tour from Munich: Groups of 4 or More
Escape the bustle of Munich on this full-day tour to Linderhof Palace. Located in southwest Bavaria, you will get a full day to tour the rococo interior, beautiful landscaped gardens, and outhouses, including the Moroccan House, and the Moorish Kiosk.
Depart from Munich and drive towards the German Alps into the Ettal. Stop off at Ettal Abbey, home to a community of about 50 monks. Explore the 14th-Century Abbey before continuing to the Royal Palace of Linderhof and Venus Grotto, 2 of the most precious jewels of Bavaria.
Linderhof Palace was built in the late 19th-Century for the legendary King Ludwig II. The smallest of the eccentric king’s 3 palaces, it was the only one he lived to see finished. Designed in a fanciful rococo style, the palace and grounds contain exquisite buildings and rooms, such as the Hall of Mirrors, with its carpet made of ostrich plumes, and its ivory candelabra.
Visit the theatrical Venus Grotto, built as an illustration of Wagner's “Tannhäuser," and a favorite with Ludwig, who liked to row across the grotto in a swan boat.
After the palace tour, you will get some free time to explore the grounds on your own. Go to the Moorish Kiosk, with its peacock throne, and the ornate Moroccan House. Wander the landscaped, formal gardens.
On the retun trip to Munich, you will stop at Oberammergau, world famous for it Passion Play, held once every 10 years. Also known for its woodcarvers, and richly painted houses, tour the enchanting town before lunch, and your return transfer to Munich.