Siena 2 Oktoberfest CAMPING - Bus2alps

Siena 2 Oktoberfest CAMPING

Camping 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 at the world’s largest festival!

Bus2alps takes you to and from the celebration with accommodation in Munich at the party within a party, the Stoke Campsite. The campsite is an S-Bahn ride from the main festivities of Oktoberfest and they have shuttles running to and from the campground as well as public transportation.

Included:

  • Round trip transport by luxury coach (with A/C, DVD, & bathroom)
  • Camping accommodation of 2 person tents with mats and sleeping bags
  • A hearty breakfast each morning
  • Dinner every night
  • A Bus2alps Trip Leader
  • Exclusive Bus2alps discounts
  • Bike tour of Munich (weekend of September 17th only; optional add-on for other weekends)

SEATS ARE LIMITED AND ARE SOLD FIRST COME FIRST SERVE.

*This tour is non-transferable and non-refundable. All sales are final.

Detailed Itinerary

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

*Note: There will be a Bus2alps caravan set up in our campsite where you will be able to find a Bus2alps trip leader or representative to answer your questions or assist you with anything you need.

Day 1

The trip departs from the Siena train station.  The meeting point in the train station will be emailed to you 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 to Munich, we will immediately check into our campsite.

Day 2 

Friday morning the insanity starts. We highly recommend heading to the grounds where the festival is held called the Theresienwiese. Oktoberfest is a giant festival, with rides, games, and beer tents. There are 14 tents of varying sizes. Tent capacities range from 1,000 to 10,000 people. Your Bus2alps Trip Leader will bring you to the Hofbrau tent, one of the most popular tents at the festival. Once inside, enjoy authentic Bavarian food, world famous German beer, and plenty of singing. Each tent specializes in a different type of lager so make sure to try a few different tents.

If you are looking to spend the day exploring Munich, we will have organized times for a private group with the famous Munich Bike Tour.  One tour will depart in the morning and the other in the afternoon. Your Tour Leader will follow up with more details prior to the trip. Other places to see while in Munich include the Dachau Concentration Camp, Deutches Museum, Munich Zoo, Olympic Park, and the BMW Museum. Consult your Bus2alps Trip Leader for how to navigate Munich and visit each site. If you plan to attend the festival afterwards, we recommend getting there no later than 15:00 - 16:00 in order to have the best shot at entrance into a beer tent. If you are not able to enter a tent, there are plenty of beer gardens to hang out and enjoy the weather until they resume entrance into the tents.

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 prefer, the campsite always has a great after-festival atmosphere and party.

Day 3

Saturday is the busiest day at 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 to accompany your guide to the festival. 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 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 Munich Bike Tour. One tour will depart in the morning and the other in the evening. 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 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. Speak with your Bus2alps Trip Leader during the trip to Munich for more details.

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 prefer, the campsite always has a great after-festival atmosphere and party.

Day 4

Sunday is yours to explore Munich, or to head back for one more day of partying at the Theresienwiese. 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 at the Bus2alps caravan for departure at the designated time. We make one 45 minute stop for dinner.

Optional Activities

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 downright fun.

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. 

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

  • The Festival Grounds
  • Biking in English Gardens
  • Leiderhosen and Dirndls
  • Carnival Rides
  • Bavarian Festival Food
  • Haufbrau House
  • Visiting Dachau Concentration Camp

Route

  1. Siena
  2. Munich