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“Treated like a celebrity”

European Castles Tours
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Skip-the-Line: Neuschwanstein Castle Tour from Fuessen Including Horse-Drawn...
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Skip the Line: Neuschwanstein Castle Afternoon Tour from Füssen
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Owner description: We offer scheduled and private day tours from Munich and Fuessen to castle, scenic, and cultural highlights in Bavaria and Austria - including Neuschwanstein and King Ludwig's other castles, Oberammergau, Rothenburg, Mt. Zugspitze, Lake Constance, Eagle's Nest, Innsbruck, Salzburg…. We also offer week-long tours in Bavaria, the Rhine region, Austria, France, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Italy, Portugal, and Ireland - with emphasis on castles, character hotels, fantastic food, and full guide services. We offer private short tours from Munich and tailor-made itineraries.
Reviewed 20 December 2013

This was our first trip to Germany and our first travels since retiring. We took the Castle & Christmas Market tour. Astrid has set a high standard to meet by other tour groups. There were 11 people in our tour. Astrid and her helpers, Ruth & Caroline, were extremely approachable, pleasant, courteous, knowledgeable and accommodating. Everything was taking care of for us and was well organized. We did not have to worry about anything. Transportation, tickets to castles, where to eat, what to see...all were taken care of. We were advised as to time management in maximizing use of our time. Our vans took us to the attractions and then whisked us off from the attraction when we were done to our next destination...just like a celebrity. You could tell that much thought went into Astrid's planning of the order of the sights to be seen throughout the week. The 3 were very fluent in English. For us, it was a perfect introduction to southern Germany and Austria. We felt that the mix of structured and free time worked well for us. We hope to tour with Astrid again in the future!

5  Thank Jerry172
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AstridBaur, Inhaber at European Castles Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2014

Dear Jerry,

thank you so much for your feedback. I am very happy that you had such great time with us here!
I hope to see you again on another tour in the future, kind regards from Bavaria, Astrid

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Reviewed 19 December 2013

I contacted Astrid to help me organise a fantastic winter wonderland holiday for my family. She organised a day out for us including a castle and snow experience. On the day we met Ruth who took us to Neushwanstein Castle and a chair lift ride to snow. The snow was not cooperative so Ruth spent a lot of time ringing around and found us snow and an open chair lift in nearby Austria. We had a fantastic dream day. Huge thank you to Ruth and Astrid for their help and fantastic professionalism.

4  Thank Helendw2013
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AstridBaur, Inhaber at European Castles Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2014

Helen,

thank you very much for your feedback.
The snow still is not cooperative and we have to go to Austria all the time to ski:)
But that special excursion was just for you! So happy you enjoyed your day so much.
Thank you for coming, warm greetings from Bavaria, Astrid

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Reviewed 9 December 2013

We've used Astrid twice now for our Germany vacations. We used her the first time because of the USA Today article recommending her. We used her the second time because she delivered on making the tour completely painless. She takes all of the stress out of logistics, navigation, and translation. All that's left is to sightsee, take pictures, enjoy the fantastic Bavarian food, and shop. We've seen a lot of southern Germany and can't wait to go back a third time, using Astrid again.

5  Thank Ryan S
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AstridBaur, Owner at European Castles Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2013

Thank you so very much for choosing us again for your vacation. We are very happy to hear you had such a good time and look forward to serving you again in the future! Best regards and wishes from sunny Bavaria and Happy Holidays!

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Reviewed 7 December 2013

The Castle Tour is wonderful! The sight of the Neuschwanstein castle surrounded by fresh snow was spectacular. Both my husband and I enjoyed Carolin, your tour operator. She was accommodating of our needs and helped guide us through a perfect day! No one should miss taking this tour from Munich to visit the Bavarian castles.

1  Thank Pamela C
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AstridBaur, Owner at European Castles Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2013

Thank you so much for your review! We are glad you had such a great time with Caroline.... of course the weather was perfect.... fresh snow and sunshine is hard to beat! All the best and Happy Holidays! Astrid

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Reviewed 25 October 2013

Ruth was our tour guide, a lovely lass from Dublin, Ireland who had moved into the area a number of years ago. She was so lovely and helpful, including helping me to work out how I could get to Zugspitze the next day by myself (as they had no tours running). Full of useful information, and the kind of gossipy stories about king Ludwig that you wouldn't get on the regular tour, she's was a delight, we did Oberammergau, and Linderhof as part of the tour, and the combination as well as being driven through some delightful scenery, was worth the money. There isn't a lot to see in Oberammergau, but it was the perfect place to stop for lunch, and Ruth recommended a good Bavarian restaurant to us. We had 6 people in the morning, and then there were only 3 of us in the afternoon, so it was a perfect number to work with. I only booked my tour about a week before, while I was already in Germany, but Astrid was super helpful by email.

I will say that when visiting the castles, there are a lot of stairs within the castle itself, so be aware of that if you have mobility issues.

1  Thank Maggie2818
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AstridBaur, Owner at European Castles Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2013

Thank you very much for your comment - I am happy you enjoyed our scheduled tour with Ruth and that your day was what you had expected - and hopefully little more. Kind regards from Bavaria, Astrid

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