Oktoberfest

5 Day Opening Weekend - fly from London

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This is an unbeatable package. The convenience of flying direct to Germany, getting dropped off on the doorstep of our awesome city-centre accommodation within walking distance of the Oktoberfest site... The opening weekend is party central: the town will be packed and the beer will be flowing freely.

Highlights

  • The atmosphere of the world’s biggest beer festival
  • Beer tents filled with over 10,000 revellers!
  • Great beer and heaps of Bavarian grub
  • The Opening Parade
  • Riflemen’s Parade
  • Best centrally located hostel

What's included

  • Your fantastic Busabout festival team
  • Return flights London to Germany
  • Air-conditioned coach transfer to Munich
  • 4 nights accommodation (walking distance to beerfest grounds)
  • 4 breakfasts
  • Free welcome drink on arrival
  • Orientation walk of Munich
  • Busabout Oktoberfest t-shirt

Free time

  • Munich Bike tour
  • Dachau walking tour
  • Day trip to Neuschwanstein Castle and Swan Lake

Day 1: 19 September

It's an early start to meet with your fest-mates and Busabout crew at the airport but in 2 hours you will be in Germany! Once you arrive and are met by our team you will be whisked off in an air-conditioned coach to Munich and the famous city-centre Wombats Hostel. We will take you through the plan for the next few days. After check-in, join your Guide for a Munich orientation walk to explore the city, then get ready for a big night out. Meet at the Wom-bar in the evening for a free drink in preparation for the next day's events! We'll finish our night in a traditional Beer Hall ready to party the night away

Day 2: 20 September

Let the fun begin! Your Guide will take you all down to the Oktoberfest grounds which is a short walk from our hostel accommodation. We’ll make sure you will be in the right place at the right time. The Opening Parade starts at 11am

The festival begins with a colourful parade through the streets of Munich to the Oktoberfest grounds. Horse and carts in traditional dress carry in the very beer kegs we will soon be drinking from! Watch the landlords make their festive entry to the Theresienwiese.

Day 3: 21 September

Head down to The Oktoberfest grounds for another day! Hair of the Dog, soaking up the Bavarian culture, a bike tour, enjoying some of the festival rides...the choice is yours!

Don't miss the Riflemen's Parade. This is one of the best and most colourful displays of Bavarian history, culture, and tradition. Watch regional costume groups, 'troops' in historical uniforms, marching bands, riflemen, thoroughbred horses, and even oxen, cows, and goats pass by in a 3-mile long procession.

Day 4: 22 September

Join our day optional trip to one of the most stunning parts of Bavaria to visit King Ludwig's famous Neuschwanstein Castle. This region is absolutely breath-taking and the castle itself was used as a model for Walt Disney's Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty.

Day 5: 23 September

The time has come to meet up for the transfer to the airport. First a quick orientation of Stuttgart city centre and then off to catch our flight. Your Guide will check you in and bid you Auf Wiedersehen!

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