Hostel accommodation and transportation package at the largest festival in Europe. Hike up your lederhosen and lace up your dirndls to live the Bavarian dream! Jump on a bike to pedal through one of the most expansive beer gardens in the world and wind through old town Munich. Spin on carnival rides, then head into one of the tents and grab a pretzel and a stein to prost with the locals.
Bus2alps takes you to and from the celebration with accommodation at the top rated hostel in Munich at Jaeger’s Hostel, located in the city center.
SEATS ARE LIMITED AND ARE SOLD FIRST COME FIRST SERVE.
*This tour is non-transferable and non-refundable. All sales are final.
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*Note: There will be a Bus2alps information table set up in the lobby of our accommodation throughout the weekend with a trip leader present to answer any questions and assist you.
The trip departs from the Bassano del Grappa train station. The exact meeting point will be sent out a week prior to departure. Please meet your trip leader 20 minutes prior to departure. Travel to Munich is by private luxury coach with A/C, DVD, and toilet. We make one 45 minute stop. Upon arrival in Munich we will drop our luggage in the designated area for our group to leave our luggage until check-in early afternoon.
Saturday is the busiest day at the Oktoberfest. It is recommended to arrive at the festival before 8:00 to ensure yourself a spot in the most popular tents. We will organize an early departure time for you accompany your guide to the festival. Consult you 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 beer garden until they start allowing more people to enter the tent.
If you are looking to spend the day exploring Munich, we will have organized times for a private group with the famous Mike's Munich Bike Tour. One tour will depart in the morning and the other in the afternoon. Due to the festival, you will need to book this add-on with us prior to the tour. Bus2alps also suggests going to the Dachau Concentration Camp, Deutches Museum, BMW Museum, Olympic Park, and Munich Zoo if you did not go on Friday. If you are interested in a day trip to the Neuschwanstein Castle, Walt Disney’s inspiration for Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, it is possible to organize a private trip based on the group size. Your Trip Leader will send out information and details on this prior to the trip's departure.
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. If you find yourself rundown, most of the accommodations in Munich have good after-festival bars.
Sunday is yours to explore Munich, or to head back for one more day of partying at the Theresienwiese. Check out is at 10:00. You can store your luggage in Jaeger’s luggage room, or lock them up in private lockers. Sunday at the festival is more subdued and obtaining entrance into the beer tents at the Oktoberfest is easier.There is enough time if you wake up early to check out any of Munich’s great museums. Your Bus2alps Trip Leaders will be organizing times early on Sunday morning to Dachau Concentration Camp. Entrance to Dachau is free as it is now a memorial site for those who lost their lives at the camp which was the first concentration camp in Germany.
Please meet in the hostel lobby at the designated departure time as detailed by your Trip Leader. We make one 45 minute stop for dinner.
Oktoberfest: The largest beer festival in the entire world takes place in Theresienweise, a massive field that is converted into rows of large beer tents, jolting carnival rides, carnival games, food stands, and fun for all ages.
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. Included on the weekend of September 17th; optional add-on for other weekends.
Dachau Concentration Camp: Located a 20 minute ride on the train from downtown Munich, this humbling experience brings into perspective the atrocities that occured during Nazi rule in World War II. Open 9:00 - 17:00.
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. Open 9:00 - 17:00.
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. Open 10:00 - 18:00.
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. The location also hosts an Alpine Sledding track.