25 October 2016
The natural habitat of well-heeled power dressers and Lederhosen-clad thigh-slappers, Mediterranean-style street cafes and Mitteleuropa beer halls, highbrow art and high-tech industry, Germany's unofficial southern capital is a flourishing success story that revels in its own contradictions. But whatever else this city is, it’s popular. Statistics show Munich is enticing more visitors than ever and you will find out just why. But while visiting the city it's well worth taking this short Bavarian castles tour.
Welcome to Munich. On arrival at either the airport or main train station you will be met by one of our tour representatives and taken to your hotel. The rest of the day and evening is free for you to explore on your own, possibly taking a walk through the city seeing some of the famous sights. Then relax at the end of the day in your hotel for you will be doing lots of sightseeing over the next two days. Tonight try one of the nearby restaurants or visit a lively bar.
After breakfast this morning at your Munich hotel you are picked up for the private transfer for your Bavarian Castles tour. First stop of the day is at Linderhof. King Ludwig II built two dream castles and today you will see one of them. After your visit continue to the town of Oberammergau, scene of the famous passion plays, where you have time for shopping. Then drive on to Hohenschwangau where you spend tonight in a hotel enjoying great Bavarian hospitality.
After breakfast at your hotel you are taken to explore Hohenschwangau castle followed by possibly the highlight of the trip, beautiful Castle Neuschwanstein which is hidden away in the Bavarian mountains. You've seen all the pictures of this fairytale castle, but nothing quite prepares you for the real thing. After touring King Ludwig's amazing castle you return to Munich late in the afternoon where you can stay on and see more of the sights or continue your tour around Germany.
4* Hotels fr £581pp
Rates based on twinshare
International flights not included unless otherwise stated