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The pick up, coordination, and the guide all were excellent. Only guarantee to go inside the castle is with this tour because the regular ticket line was impossible. Go with this tour and avoid any problems. HOWEVER... the castle is located on top of a VERY steep hill and our guide let the group decide if they wanted to walk uphill or go in a bus. The group choose to walk. The guide gave NO OPTION for anyone who wanted to take the bus, to keep us "together". Yeah right... If your group also decides to walk, then be prepared to walk 50 minutes UPHILL at a 45 degree angle. No kidding... Walking uphill for 50 minutes, IS NOT for everybody, much less for older people or kids. There is NOTHING interesting to see along the way. Just trees and vegetation. So why just not take the bus on the way up! Now, when you reach the top and you see that magnificent castle and the view, you forget you lost all your energy getting there. It was a good trip, but BE PREPARED.
We had Sarah as our guide. She has great knowledge of Ludwig and his kingdom. She told “The Story” from childhood to cover every aspect of his life, and delivered in increments that made the journey to The castle seem effortless. Conscious of her team and time constraints, she made the tour a joy. I hate tours, though if I was guaranteed of a Sarah every time, I’d book one.
The trip is well organized and the bus service is very comfortable. The itinerary felt a bit rushed as it would have been nice to spend more time at both the castles. The village stop in between was nice but would have preferred more time at the castles.
If you're not up to hire your own car, the price isn't too bad. The trip takes you safely to the castle and back to Munich in good time. The tour guide was amazing the day I went, and she was clearly passionate about the topics explored on the tour.
This tour was so much fun. Linderhof Palace is a lovely little place and the drive there was amazing. The view of the valleys and the Alps was breathtaking. Linda made the journey so much fun. Ahe is a massive assit to Grayline.