Bavarian Byways Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level



Religious Heritage, Nature and Wildlife, Day Trip / Out of Town


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 3



German (fluent), English (fluent)

Linderhof Castle, Andechs & Ettal monasteries, Oberammergau, Garmisch

Explore the Bavarian countryside and its beautiful back roads. Taking our private car, we enjoy meandering highways, with majestic mountain vistas, shimmering lakes, and astounding churches and monasteries. Our route is completely flexible and you can also opt for a gondola to the mountain top, a boat trip on one of the lakes, or a visit to Linderhof Palace.


Using a car, we explore the beautiful back roads to the south of Munich. The exact itinerary is flexible based on your interests and perhaps the weather. Here is a sample:

Driving south we see Lake Starnberg where Ludwig II died under mysterious circumstances. Here you can opt for a boat cruise (18 pp), or we can continue to the Andechs monastery for lunch and a tour of the church. Afterwards, I will take you through some typical Bavarian villages and we stop for cake & coffee at one of the village bakeries. Then, it's on to the Wieskirche, an UNESCO world heritage site. After viewing this amazing rococo church, we travel on to Oberammergau, site of the famous passion play. Perhaps you want to stop and browse the shops a bit, or we can continue to the Ettal Monastery for a quick visit before heading back to Munich.

Other options: Tegernsee, Bad Toelz, Linderhof Castle, or a mountain cog railway. I am happy to customize - just ask!

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will pick you up at your hotel

End location: I would plan on dropping you at your hotel, but will gladly let you off anywhere in the Munich area.

Duration: 9 hours

Tour length many vary by plus or minus one hour. If you have any time constraints, just let me know!


Private vehicle - small SUV

What’s Included

Private car/diver with historical and cultural explanations as we tour the area. Your guide is also a Diplom BierSommelier.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 Euro - This covers the basic food and drinks for lunch and perhaps a coffer break. If you opt for the boat cruise or mountain top excursion, plan on about 20-30 more per person.

What’s Extra

Food and drink
Optional Boat Ride
Optional Mountain Railway or Gondola
If you decide on one of the options, it would be customary to pay the guide's fee as well.

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