Florence 2 Oktoberfest TRANSPORT - Bus2alps

Florence 2 Oktoberfest TRANSPORT

For accurate departure times, travel times, prices of activities, and suggestions on how much extra money you will need, please contact info@bus2alps.com.

What’s Included

  • Round trip luxury coach transport (with A/C, DVD, & bathroom)
  • Bus2alps trip leader
  • Exclusive Bus2alps discounts on optional activities

What to bring

  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Camera
  • Jacket (cold at night)
  • Passport
  • Identification to enter beer halls (i.e. license)
  • Extra money

Currency: Euro

What’s Not Included, Optional Costs

  • Accommodation
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Beerhall reservations
  • Museum and site fees
  • Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip
  • Munich Bike Tour
  • Local busses, trams, and subway tickets

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 (Thursday)

The trip departs Florence from the Santa Maria Novella train station at 23:30*. The meeting point is in the International Ticketing Hall opposite tracks 8 and 9. Please meet your trip leader 20 minutes prior to departure. Travel to Munich is overnight by private luxury coach with A/C, DVD, and toilet. We make one 45 minute stop. Estimated travel time is 8 hours**. We will arrive in Munich at approximately 8:00* on Friday morning.

Upon arrival to Munich, your Bus2alps Trip Leader will point you in the direction of public transportation, Theresienwiese (the site where the festival takes place), and assist you in locating your accommodation.

*Departure times are subject to change.

**Travel time is estimated and differs based on traffic or other extenuating circumstances.

Day 2 (Friday)

The festival will already be going on upon arrival.* We suggest going to the festival or exploring Munich. You can purchase traditional dirndls and lederhosen in the City Center. Bus2alps also suggests exploring Munich and going to the Dachau Concentration Camp, Deutsches Museum, BMW Museum, Olympic Park, and Munich Zoo.

The night is yours to explore. Most of the festival shuts down around 22:00. Munich has a diverse nightlife, so if you have the energy, it is worth checking out Munich’s bars and night clubs.

*For the September 15th weekend, the festival does not begin until Saturday, September 17th at noon when the kegs are tapped.

Day 3 (Saturday)

Entrance to the tents is first come, first serve so lining up early is necessary to get a table in the more popular tents. At 9:00am, the doors open and the first beers of the day are served!* You will then be taking part in the largest beer festival in the world, surrounded by people from all over the world and singing the traditional songs of Bavaria. Consult your Bus2alps Trip Leader for which tents are the most popular. If you arrive late and are not able to enter the tents, it is recommended to grab a spot in the outside beer garden until they start allowing more people to enter the tent. Bus2alps also suggests exploring Munich and going to the Dachau Concentration Camp, Deutsches Museum, BMW Museum, Olympic Park, and Munich Zoo.

The night is yours to explore. Most of the festival shuts down around 22:00. Munich has a diverse nightlife, so if you have the energy, it is worth checking out Munich’s bars and night clubs.

*For the September 15th weekend, the festival does not begin until Saturday, September 17th at noon when the kegs are tapped.

Day 4 (Sunday)

Sunday you will have time to explore Munich, or to head back for one more day of partying at the Theresienwiese. There is enough time if you wake up early to head out to the Dachau Concentration Camp, or check out any of Munich’s great museums. Sunday will be no problem obtaining entrance into the beer tents at the Oktoberfest.

Departure is at 15:00*. The meeting point is the same as where you were dropped off. Be at the meeting point at 14:30*. We will make one 45 minute stop for dinner.

*Departure times are subject to change.

Optional Activities

Munich Bike Tour: Hailed by travelers as the best bike tour in Europe, Mike’s Bike Tour is the ideal way to cover all of the major city sights be entertained and learn about the city. Stops on the bike tour include Marienplatz, Hofbrauhaus, English Gardens, Chinese Tower, Surfer’s Bridge, and Bavarian Parliament.

Dachau Concentration Camp: Located a 40 minute ride on the train from downtown Munich, this humbling experience brings into perspective the atrocities that occurred during Nazi rule in World War II. Entrance is free to all visitors.

Deutsches Museum: This interactive museum is the largest technological museum of its kind and is known for its historic artifacts that mark important steps in the field of science and technology.

BMW Museum: The museum’s exhibitions, remodeled every few years, takes visitors into the motoring world of yesterday. Almost every vehicle produced by BMW is represented. The section devoted to the present day includes both BMW’s current models as well as demonstrations of modern production methods.

Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip: Located in the heart of the Bavarian Alps, this beautiful castle became Walt Disney’s inspiration for Sleeping Beauty’s Castle. It is only possible to enter the castle on a guided tour.

Highlights

  • Theresienweise
  • The greatest time ever
  • Bavarian beer
  • Beer tents
  • Giant pretzels
  • Round trip service for less than a train ticket
  • and more!

Route

  1. Florence
  2. Munich Oktoberfest