Transportation only to 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!
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The trip departs the Siena train station. The exact meeting point inside of the train station will be sent via email 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 play DVDs through the duration of the trip. We make one 45 minute stop. Upon arrival to Munich, your Bus2alps Trip Leader will point you in the direction of public transportation, Theresienweise (the site where the festival takes place), and assist you in locating your accommodation.
Friday morning the insanity starts. We highly recommend heading to the grounds where the festival is held called the Theresienwiese. The site is easily accessible by foot from the main train station called Hauptbahnof. 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. The Bus2alps group will be heading to the Hofbrau Tent at 10:00. We recommend joining us as this is one of the festival’s most popular tents. 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.
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. 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.
Sunday you will have time to explore Munich, or to head back for one more day of partying at the Theresienwiese. It is easier to obtain entrance into the beer tents on Sunday. There is enough time if you wake up early to head out to Dachau, or check out any of Munich’s great museums.
Please be at the meeting point at the designated time for departure. We will 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 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.
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.