Stay an entire week in the heart of Munich while visiting Oktoberfest 2017 and still have plenty of free time to sight-see around Bavaria.
At just $2,295 pp, this is the most affordable 7-night package available.
Friday Sept. 15: Welcome to Germany! After you check-in to the hotel, we'll have a brief orientation before walking through Old Town to get the celebration started in Munich's legendary beer hall, the Hofbräuhaus! Raise a beer to toast the beginning of a week-long adventure 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 right outside of your hotel. Or choose to line up extra early (as in 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. If you lead an alternative lifestyle, you may want to check out Rosa Wiesn in the Bräurosl tent.
Monday Sept. 18: Feel like getting away from Munich and the Oktoberfest craziness for awhile? Treat yourself to a day-trip by train to the wonderfully romantic city of Salzburg, Austria, where the hills are alive with the sound of music. Salzburg is not only a famous movie set, it’s also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the birthplace of Mozart. Perhaps an excursion is not your thing? There is more than enough fun to be had back in Munich at the Oktoberfest.
Tuesday Sept. 19: Tuesday is family day at Oktoberfest, where you’ll find reduced prices on rides and attractions until 6:00pm. But if you choose to leave the hustle and bustle of the city, we suggest a fascinating day-trip by luxury coach to the gorgeous Bavarian Alps for a tour of King Ludwig II's fairy-tale castle, Neuschwanstein with a short visit to the charming town of Oberammergau.
Wednesday Sept. 20: Today is a great day for exploring Oktoberfest; the sights, the sounds, the smells! Revel in the fact that you are surrounded by a tradition over 200 years in the making. Be sure to check out everything Oktoberfest has to offer including amazing carnival rides, vaudeville shows, and dozens of food and souvenir stands.
Thursday Sept. 21: Spend today at your leisure, perhaps by renting a bicycle and exploring the Bavarian capital on two wheels, or joining a tour to learn more about Munich's dark past when Hitler's Third Reich tried to take over the world.
Friday Sept. 22: It’s time to say Auf Wiedersehen to Munich as you head for home or move on to another fascinating destination.
Traveling with Spyglass Tours gives you the freedom to create your own itinerary.
The itinerary above is meant to give you an idea of recommended activities while in Munich. The Welcome Drink and your Oktoberfest Tent Reservation are the only planned group activities. Spyglass Tours is happy to offer assistance in scheduling your optional excursions.
The night before Oktoberfest starts, join your fellow travelers for a toast at the world-famous Hofbräuhaus! The first round of beer is on us. Prost!
Join us on a familiarization tour of your new neighborhood. Your Tour Manager will explain the public transportation system, and show you the best way to and from the Oktoberfest.
You’ll enjoy a comfortable 7-night stay in a 3.5 star hotel within walking distance to both Oktoberfest and many of Munich's major attractions. Accommodations include free Wi-Fi, daily breakfast buffet, and private baths.
Oktoberfest Tent Reservation:
Package #4 includes two reservations per person, which may be any two days between Saturday and Thursday. All groups traveling together will be placed in the same tent. Please use the itinerary above as a guide to optional activities, but do not book any of them until we have announced the exact date and time of your reservations.
Munich Transportation Pass:
We include an 8-day transit pass, encouraging you to explore Munich's Inner District by S-Bahn, U-Bahn, Tram, and/or Bus.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and yours is included with this 7-night package.
Spyglass Tours Guide Assistance:
Our tour managers are easily accessible to answer your questions and provide general assistance. They do not baby sit, handle luggage, or post bail.