Join Spyglass Tours' Oktoberfest Packages for the Opening Weekend (Sept. 15-18, 2017) of Oktoberfest.
This weekend only! Don't miss Saturday's Grand Entry Parade and the Traditional Costume Parade on Sunday.
Friday Sept. 15: Welcome to Germany! After checking in to the hotel and a brief orientation, we'll get the celebration started in one of Munich's legendary beer halls - the Hofbräuhaus! Raise a liter of liquid gold to the beginning of a weekend for the record books! Oktoberfest begins tomorrow!!
Saturday Sept. 16: Watch the Grand Entry Parade of Oktoberfest Proprietors and Landlords as they make their way to the Oktoberfest grounds (Theresienwiese). The parade begins just outside of your hotel. Or choose to line up extra early (like 7am) at the Schottenhamel tent to catch a glimpse of the Mayor tapping the ceremonial first keg of Oktoberfest Beer. When you hear the cannon blast at noon, "O'zapft is!" That means "it's tapped" and Oktoberfest has officially begun!
Sunday Sept. 17: For a look into true Bavarian culture and tradition, one should not miss this morning’s Costume and Riflemen’s Parade. Don’t forget that Oktoberfest is not only about beer, it's a massive community fair featuring amazing carnival rides and attractions, surrounded by a city rich with history.
Monday Sept. 18: It's time to say Auf Wiedersehen to Munich as your tour comes to an end after breakfast.
Traveling with Spyglass Tours gives you the freedom to create your own itinerary.
The itinerary above highlights popular optional activities during Oktoberfest. Our only planned group activities are the Welcome Drink and Oktoberfest Reservations. You have complete freedom to choose which activities are right for you.
Get to know your fellow travelers the night before Oktoberfest starts, at the world-famous Hofbräuhaus! The first round of beer is on us. Prost!
Join us on a familiarization tour of your new surroundings. We will explain the public transportation system, and show you the best way to and from the Oktoberfest.
3.5 star hotel accommodations ensure a comfortable 3-night stay including breakfast buffet, private bath, and free Wi-Fi. The hotel is within walking distance of the Oktoberfest and many of Munich's major attractions.
Oktoberfest Tent Reservation:
Package #1 includes one reservation per person on either Saturday or Sunday. If you are traveling with a group, your entire group will attend the same reservation. Please do not book non-refundable excursions until we have announced the exact date and time.
Munich Transportation Pass:
We include a 4-day Inner District transit pass, encouraging you to explore the city using S-Bahn, U-Bahn, Trams, and Buses.
A delicious daily breakfast will help you achieve a successful start.
Spyglass Tours Guide Assistance:
Our tour managers are available to provide support and answer questions.