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Jan 23 2020
Два замка за один день очень удобно.
Jan 18 2020
I had a long-standing curiosity about Ludwig II. This trip satisfied it.
Jan 16 2020
Great tour. Lots of information in a fun and engaging manner.
Jan 14 2020
The tour picks up near the central train station in Munich. There were multiple tour buses but everything was clearly organized. The bus left on time. The guide, Elizabeth, was friendly and provided interesting and useful information about Munich and the castles. We stopped at Linderhof first. The guided tour inside (by a separate guide) was quick and there was not much opportunity to ask additional questions. The gardens are not interesting in the winter months and all the statues are covered. Linderhof if probably not worth it in the winter.We stopped in Oberammergau which is a cute little Bavarian town. The tour guide provided good backstory while on the bus. The bus parked near a free public toilet but in a location that was relatively far from everything else. We only had 50 minutes at this stop. While there is not much to do, I did not feel like we had much time to explore here. It wasn't enough time to get a proper meal or browse more than a few shops. I walked back through town to the painted houses and this walk, roundtrip, took nearly all of the 50 minutes. This stop felt rushed.We went straight on to Neuschwanstein. The tour guide gets individual tickets for everyone. Everyone in the group has the same time slot for the tour. We had about two hours in Schwangau before needed to be up the hill at the castle gates for the tour. There are not many food options here but there was ample time to eat and walk (or take transport) to the viewing points. The guided tour inside (by a separate guide) was quite short and felt rushed. All tour guides are on a timer to move their group through the palace quickly. The tour guide was informative but I was unhappy with the amount of time I had in the castle compared to the price of the ticket. Please note that the bistros and cafes at the bottom of the hill close early. Only a small convenience store was open after our tour ended.Elizabeth provided more anecdotal history on the journey home and also offered to answer individual questions.The tour was schedule to end in Munich at 19:00. We arrived back in the city before 18:30. I understand that the driver needs to budget for traffic but I did feel like I missed out on time in several locations. I would book with this company again because the service provided by Gray Line was of good quality. However, this tour is definitely overpriced. The fact that it doesn't include entrance fees means you are paying 65 eur for transport to/from Neuschwanstein with two stops along the way. This can definitely be done more cheaply by public transport.
Jan 09 2020
Really great, we were in Elizabeth's group and she really was the best tour guide. Would recommend this tour as the way to see the castles - it's so busy and being on this tour means you are fast-tracked through and skip the lines. The coach is really comfortable too.It's recommended to arrive at the meeting point in the morning 20 mins beforehand, I would say get there 30 mins early. They make sure you are placed on the right bus, but the lines are really quite long.
Jan 08 2020
Amazing day trip with magnificent scenes everywhere , a fairytale day trip