October 5 - 14, 2018 | $3,495
What's included in the tour:
Accommodations for 9 nights at 3-4 Star hotels*.
All transportation during the tour: train tickets between cities (1st Class when available), transportation to and from venues (breweries, museums etc.) and tram passes.
All event (brewery, museum, etc.) entry fees.
Group lunches (4).
Group dinners (5).
Space limited to 12 people
*Accommodations based on double occupancy.
Tour cost: $3495.00 USD
This year we will experience Oktoberfest through two very different festivals – the Oktoberfest in Munich and the Cannstatter Volksfest in Stuttgart. We will take a break between the two festivals and explore Bamberg, one of the most beautiful and friendly towns in Franconia, where we will visit many of the breweries in and around the area.
We begin our trip in Munich where we celebrate the world's largest and most recognized beer festival – Oktoberfest. For 3 days we will visit and experience the beer tents of Oktoberfest as well as breweries and beer halls of Munich. From Munich it's off to Bamberg for where we will spend 4 days exploring the breweries and sights of this historic town. We end this tour with 2 days in Stuttgart where we will enjoy another festival, the Cannstatter Volksfest. This festival is quite a bit different than the Munich version of Oktoberfest in that it is more family oriented. But don't worry, there will be plenty of beer and swinehauxen there.
Space for this trip is limited to twelve (12) people
We meet in the morning at our host hotel. From there it is a short walk to the Oktoberfest Village where we dive right in and spend the afternoon at our table in our first beer tent. We will enjoy lunch and several complementary beers before heading out to explore the village on our own. (B, L)
We wake and enjoy a nice breakfast at our hotel. Afterwards, we take a short train ride to the town of Aying where we visit and tour the brewery of the same name. We return to Munich and spend the afternoon on our own exploring the tents of Oktoberfest. We meet in the hotel lobby at 19:00 and spend the evening visiting several of the beer gardens of Munich. (B, D)
The morning is free to explore the city or the grounds of Oktoberfest. We will meetup after lunch were we will spend the rest of the afternoon at our second beer tent which includes several beers and an early dinner. The evening is free to bid a final farewell to Munich. But don't stay out too late as we have an early train to catch in the morning. (B, D)
After a quick breakfast, we board an early train for Bamberg. Upon arriving, we will check into our hotel before mounting electric bikes for our first ride through the countryside to visit three of the best breweries outside of Bamberg. (B, L)
We enjoy a nice breakfast after which we spend the morning taking a walking tour of the city and learning about it's rich history. The afternoon if free to explore the city. We will meet again in the hotel lobby at 19:00 and go to dinner. (B, D)
We will spend the day touring several of the breweries in Bamberg as well as the famous Weyermann Malt House. The evening is free to explore the city. (B, L)
Today we will resume our countryside bike tour and visit a number of exceptional breweries outside of Bamberg. Lunch will be provided. (B, L)
We leave the hotel early in the morning and board the train for Stuttgart. After checking into our hotel, we will head to the Vollsfest and spend the afternoon exploring the festival and beer tents. We will meet in the lobby of the hotel at 19:00 before heading to a small brewery for dinner. (B, D)
We rise early and have a nice breakfast before heading to the Volksfest where we will spend most of the day exploring the activities and events of the festival. We will meet in the lobby of the hotel at 19:00 before heading to a small brewery for dinner. (B, D)
Today we say goodbye and head home.
This tour involves substantial walking through breweries, museums and the cities we visit. In addition, climbing of stairs, navigating entryways, etc. is required. Many venues visited on this tour would not be considered ADA compliant. If you have concerns regarding these issues, please contact our staff as this might not be the best tour choice for you.