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“Great Tour!”
Review of Radius Tours

Radius Tours
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US$53.34*
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Neuschwanstein Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Munich
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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour from Munich by Train
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Salzburg Small Group Day Tour from Munich
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Owner description: Munich. Bavaria. Salzburg. Nuremberg. Beer. History. Castles. The Alps. All in great tours in English, Spanish and German - all that, and a huge bike rental.
Missouri
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“Great Tour!”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

The free walking tour fo the city with Iain was really fantastic. I really enjoyed getting the history of the city and getting recommendations on various activities to do in the city. You tip based on the quality of the tour, but it is still a great deal!

Visited July 2014
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Plano, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Tours that go Full Circle, and then Some”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

I don't even know if the title of my review makes any sense, which is how all reviews should start. I was attempting some sort of math-related allusion (radius… circles are somehow involved… "going full circle" is a phrase lots of people know...) and it probably worked a lot better in my head 15 years ago when I was in Geometry class. The point is, if you saw that title and decided to start reading, then Radius Tours is right up your alley for an enjoyable experience because you've got the criteria to make this one of the greatest investments you could find in Munich: you're curious, you've got the desire to learn more and you possess a sense for the wonder (or a sense of humor). Radius Tours caters to all parties, obviously, but those of you with a desire to learn and see sights beyond the surface value are in for a real treat.

The tours kick off in the train station and getting there 15 minutes ahead of your scheduled departure is a wise idea. The booth itself is kind of cramped (and hot), but there are signposts scattered about the surrounding area and shops in the station that tell you where your party is meeting. So then you can stand under the signpost and make new friends with the rest of your group, or figure out who you're going to be "accidentally on purpose" bonding with on your tour because they look attractive. Before you all head off, your guide will come out and address everyone and it will not be long before you are on your way to whatever half-day, day or night tour you have booked. And, if you have an aversion to directions regarding train schedules like I do, you're in luck! Your guide will purchase the necessary train tickets ahead of time and will do everything in their power to make sure everyone is together and seated as you begin your journey.

We did two tours on two different days, and each cannot come recommended enough. Day number one was to Dachau, which sounds like it would be as enjoyable as do-it-yourself surgery in the dark given the subject matter. There's no getting around the dour material, right? Maybe not, but our guide, Steve, approached the content with the respect, information and thoroughness it deserves. Steve, who was like a cross between Neil Patrick Harris and George Gray, is a knowledgable powerhouse. The man knows his material and ensures that no one on his tour is left with unanswered questions. The tour itself lasts a couple of hours before allowing an additional hour of downtime to explore the grounds at your leisure. By the time the self-guided portion occurs, Steve has pointed out the historical accuracies (and inaccuracies), providing you the mental tools necessary to take away from the experience what you will. To talk about the content of the tour would be a disservice to the grounds themselves, not to mention Steve and his expertise, but trust me when I say this is a tour everyone would be wise to attend.

In any other situation, this would be a tough act to follow on day two of our Radius Tours journey, but Austin was more than up for the challenge. Armed with an operatic voice, a sense of humor that could dismantle a Terminator robot and a vast database of historical facts, this is a man who makes every tour a joy to experience, even if your ankles will be screaming at you the remainder of your trip as you hike up to, and down from, the Neuschwanstein Castle. Yes, this is the castle Walt Disney attempted to copy in his works that your sophomore year girlfriend never shut up about at college, but there's a lot more to learn about here, and Austin did a great job revealing the background of the building, while also discussing the personal details of the men and women who came to be associated with the estate. The tour of the castle itself is a 30-minute bout of standing around in rooms and looking at wood carvings, murals and furniture, though this is because your at the mercy of a castle-only guide at this point. Not necessarily a bad thing, but not nearly as entertaining as the hike around the castle. Plus, when you get back down the hill, there's a nifty shack of a restaurant Austin can point you to where the owner, a big mountain of a man, plays essential heavy metal music. If you've wanted to walk the palace of an eccentric lunatic and then finish off your day drinking a beer and eating a donut to the tunes of Metallica's "Master of Puppets" album, this is the tour for you.

Two items to make sure you have before attending: a pair of comfortable shoes and a camera. The shoes are a must. Dachau was a big ground to cover but that was nothing compared to the trek around the castle on day two. You won't be running a marathon or anything, but if you typically sweat gravy when you exercise, you may want to stretch and get some cushy shoes before signing up for a tour. And the camera is a no-brainer. Both our guides knew where the best photo spots were and you'll want to snap some pictures so you can keep these memories alive, while also showing off to your coworkers on Facebook.

Pack your bags and give Radius Tours some serious consideration if you have the time and energy for a once-in-a-lifetime learning experience in the Munich area. Chances are good if you've read this far you are a curious sort and Radius Tours can fulfill that interest to learn more.

Visited July 2014
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“Great destination, wouldn't go like this again”
Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

The fairy tale castles of King Ludwig in the Alps. A fantastic place to go. I wouldn't go like this again. With Radius they use public transport so effectively you are paying for someone to tell you which trains/buses to get off and on. No reserved seats so you will often, as we were, either be rammed into the hectic rush to find a seat or stranded standing in some train aisle for over an hour. It was a wonderful destination and the tour guide was excellent but if you have to use public transport anyway just go by yourself and at least avoid fighting for a seat with your fellow tour guests.

Visited August 2014
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Melbourne
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“Neuschwanstein Castle”
Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

Our holiday wouldn't be complete without visiting a castle. We searched for tours to this castle specifically and came across Radius Tours. Austin was a knowledgable and energetic tour guide who gave us some great information as to the history of Bavaria and the castle. This tour is definitely worth attending, the company takes the stress out of organising train and bus transfers as well as purchasing tickets into the castle.

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“Radius Tours - Dachau”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Jeff was great. Very good group management. Very informative and pleasant. We. Would recommend. Thank you!

Visited August 2014
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