In groups of four or more, travel through the Bavarian Alps to the fairy tale castle of Neuschwanstein. Enjoy a guided tour of the castle, see the…
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To our pleasant surprise, we traveled in a comfortable van that fit 7 persons. Our guide Mario was fluent in English, informative, and entertaining. Because we were traveling in a smaller vehicle than a tour bus, Mario was able to show us several small towns and villages in Bavaria. A visit to the Castle was special but Mario helped make the trip truly memorable.
We got picked up and dropped off at our AirBnB which was great. Our tour consisted of a couple stops on the way to check out a few churches and a bakery. At Neuschwanstein castle, our tour guide Armin (apologies if misspelled) had made preparations to get our tickets already. All we had to do was get in line to get a bus ride up and we took carriage down based on his recommendations. We then visited a Bavarian cheese farm and had a cheese/meat board and beer. The place had amazing views and was very peaceful and quiet. Armin was very knowledgeable and made for good conversation talking about German history, or anything we had questions about. The only part I would change is the ability to just prepay for the castle tickets online. I knew castle tickets and light lunch was not included but when we paid at the end, we had to dig around for cash. Either ability to prepay more upfront or pay a small percentage more via credit card at the end would be nice. All in all, an amazing tour!
This was a wonderful tour of Bavaria for two reasons -- our guide Mario, and the places he took us. Each place we went, Mario provided interesting history and information. He is very knowledgeable and super personable. His van was very comfortable. Our family of 4 toured with a lovely couple, so it was great to have a small tour. Two beautiful churches and Neuschwanstein, then finishing the day with fantastic cheese, sausage, bread, beer, coffee, and cheesecake at the cheese farm with views of the Alps. Wunderbar! (Kristen, Mark, Jenny, Charlie)
Mario (owner of Pure Bavaria tours) runs a first class small group tour. The castle tour is excellent as is the Zugspitze mountain tour. Highly recommend both. Mario takes you through a small village for coffee and pastries on the way out to the castle and to a local dairy farm for a late lunch when you return. Zugspitze mountain has glacier sledding at the top (loads of fun) and is breathtaking. His tours are first class all the way. Would highly recommend.
Seeing the Bavarian countryside was a great preview to our visit to the castle. We were treated to a stop in a quaint village and a beautiful old church on the way down, and a delicious lunch at a dairy farm on the way back. The driver's knowledge of the region and the castle greatly enhanced our experience. It made our trip to the castle stress-free and turned it into a full Bavarian vacation day.