Oktoberfest: Wurst, Beer & Bavarian Culture

9 days from $4,995 pp*
  • Soak in the festivities of the famous Oktoberfest fairgrounds.
  • Sip delicious wines while overlooking the Rhine River.
  • Private guided tours of the highlights of Berlin and Frankfurt.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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Grab your lederhosen and get ready to celebrate all things Bavarian at the world’s largest fair: Oktoberfest! This festival has come to define autumn in Germany and it is truly a once in a lifetime celebration. Splurge on dumplings, sausage, roast chicken, and of course, world famous Oktoberfest beer. Join in the party between Sep 17th and Oct 3rd in 2016.

A whirlwind of singing, dancing, costumes, and traditional brass bands, join thousands of guests from around the world at this larger-than-life festival. Begin your trip in the city of Berlin, a place where super-modern buildings provide a backdrop for a dynamic and cosmopolitan city that has a distinctly new millennial outlook. Continue your tour with famous Frankfurt, and finish up in Munich. Led by your private guide, stop to soak up the history of the Berlin Wall, visit a collection of picturesque palaces, tour famous beer halls (and be sure to sample their distinct beers), and enjoy a romantic cruise down the Rhine where you can unveil the legend of Lorelei Rock. Complete your journey with the giant pretzels, delicious Würstl, and countless other German treats at the beer tents and fairgrounds of Oktoberfest. With each tent having its own unique atmosphere, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect setting for your Oktoberfest experience. ... Show More »

Combining organized tours as well as giving you freedom to explore at your own pace; this is a perfect trip to immerse yourself in all three cities. Ask us about staying on a few extra days to celebrate Oktoberfest at your own pace. « Show Less

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Berlin
    Berlin
    • Transfer - Private - Tegel Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Meet & Greet - Assistant(12)
    • Germany - Welcome Package(2)
  • Day 2 Berlin
    Berlin
    • Private - Walking Tour (4 hrs) - Guide(12)
  • Day 3 Berlin
    Berlin
    • Tour - Shared - Sanssouci Palace and Park in Potsdam - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 4 Berlin to Frankfurt
    Berlin to Frankfurt
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Berlin - Frankfurt [4.5 hrs] - 2nd Class Train Ticket
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Walking City Tour with Goethe House and Museum (4hrs) - Guide(20)
  • Day 5 Frankfurt
    Frankfurt
    • Tour - Shared - Rhine Tour & Wine Tasting (with lunch) (8hrs) - Coach/Guide
  • Day 6 Frankfurt to Munich
    Frankfurt to Munich
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Frankfurt - Munich [3.5 hrs] - 2nd Class Train Ticket
  • Day 7 Munich
    Munich
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Oktoberfest Munich Tour (4 hrs) - Guide(12)
  • Day 8 Munich
    Munich
    • At Leisure
  • Day 9 Munich
    Munich
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Berlin

Enjoy an airport transfer with private vehicle and driver.

For your added comfort, we will have an English speaking assistant waiting for you at the hotel lobby. Your representative will help you to check in and walk you through the welcome package documents.

A welcome package with  a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Accommodation: Ivbergs Premium (4*)

Ivbergs Premium is located at the hub of Berlin’s exclusive centre. The luxury of the Kurfürstendamm and the world-famous KaDeWe store are just a five-minute walk away. Also within walking distance, the flamboyant Nollendorfplatz that is a frequent setting for film and TV productions. The West Berlin city, with its Convention and Trade Fair Center and numerous cultural institutions, is just as accessible as is the East Berlin city center with the seat of the German Government and the Potsdamer Platz, the glittering symbol of new Berlin. Begin the evening in one of the countless bars and restaurants in the Nollendorfplatz district, before plunging into Berlin’s illustrious nightlife.  Hotel has 150 modern and stylishly appointed comfort rooms and provides the perfect setting for business travel, a city break, weekend trip or family holiday. All rooms are equipped with all the conveniences of a modern city hotel: high quality fitted carpets, separate shower and WC with a small anteroom, natural stone-tiled walls and floors.

Berlin City
Berlin City
Lobby
Lobby

Day 2: Berlin

Stretch your legs today on an inside walking tour of Berlin which includes an English-speaking guide. Dig deep into Berlin's turbulent history. From the Prussian kings to the center of Hitlers 3rd Reich and its Cold War aftermath. You will see the Berlin Wall and the former Death Strip, the site of Hitler's Bunker and the new bunker Excavations, Checkpoint Charlie, the Reichstag with its glass dome, Victory Column, Brandenburg Gate, Potsdamer Platz with Sony Centre, the twin cathedrals on Gendarmenplatz, Museum Island, Palast der Republik, TV-Tower, Berliner Dom, Unter den Linden, Jewish Synagogue and many more. Entrance fees are not included and need to be paid on the spot.

Accommodation: Ivbergs Premium (4*)
Berlin Wall
Berlin Wall

Day 3: Berlin

On this beautiful tour of Sanssouci, you will take a stroll past the grand buildings that were once the center point of Prussia's imperial grandeur. Take in the stunning gardens of Friedrich II's legendary Sanssouci Palace, and experience a true piece of history. After meeting at Kurfürstendamm, take a short bus ride and arrive in Potsdam for a guided tour of the city. Your guide will show you all of the city's best sights, and they're sure to tell you a fascinating story or two. Stroll through the Dutch Quarter to admire its magnificent buildings and admire the Russian colony of Alexandrovka along the way. The highlight of this tour is, of course, the visit to Sanssouci Palace. A walk through its beautiful park grounds, passing by a magnificent Chinese teahouse or the New Palace, are sure to inspire. 

Accommodation: Ivbergs Premium (4*)
Sanssouci Palace
Sanssouci Palace

Day 4: Berlin - Frankfurt

Avail of a private train station transfer with private vehicle and driver.

Enjoy a train ride from Berlin to Frankfurt. The train ride takes approximately 4.5 hours, direct train.

Train station transfer with private vehicle and driver.

Enjoy a half day 4hour walking tour with a private English speaking guide. From 1st Century Roman settlements to those made under the Germanic tribes, Frankfurt was to become of pivotal importance to the German-dominated Holy Roman Empire, and is where the German Kings and Emperors were coronated over a millennia ago. Despite the ravages of the Napoleonic War, Nazism and obliteration by bombing raids in WWII, Frankfurt's remarkable cultural legacy prevails, making it one of the world's most important cities. Having served as the seat of the first democratically elected German parliament, it is also the city of Goethe and home to the Frankfurt School, and is nothing less than the financial centre of the European continent. The tour includes a specialized guide and entrance fees.

Accommodation: NH Frankfurt City Hotel (4*)

NH Frankfurt City Hotel is situated in the heart of Frankfurt, close to the pedestrian zone, the Zeil shopping street, restaurants and major sightseeing attractions like: the Modern Art Museum, Our Lady's Church, Cathedral and Cathedral Museum, Historical Museum, Zoo, St Leonard's Church, Museum of Applied Arts and German Cinema Museum. The airport is approximately 12.5 kilometres from the hotel. NH Frankfurt City Hotel has air-conditioned guestrooms, equipped with modern comforts, including complimentary broadband and internet access throughout the hotel. The restaurant offers a selection of international, national and Spanish dishes, accompanied by a fine selection of wines, cognacs and cigars at the hotel bar. For relaxation the hotel provides a well-being area where you can enjoy spa facilities, including a fitness room, sauna, massage room, steam room and solarium.

Frankfurt
Frankfurt
NH Frankfurt City Hotel
NH Frankfurt City Hotel

Day 5: Frankfurt

An unforgettable day trip to the Rhine River Valley – an area which UNESCO counts to the World Heritage of mankind. Come to see the river, the little villages and vineyards. Mighty medieval castles, more than anywhere else in the world. See the famous Loreley Rock. Enjoy a gorgeous view from the Niederwald Monument and a cable car ride (optional) from the top of the hills in summertime. Lunch in a beautiful restaurant at the riverside is included and a wonderful boat trip on a Rhine steamer alongside the famous river panorama up to St. Goarshausen. We invite you to a wine tasting. Shopping stop at Ruedesheim/Drosselgasse. (In winter when steamers are not operating we may visit a castle instead). Enjoy dinner at leisure (not included in tour price).

Accommodation: NH Frankfurt City Hotel (4*)
Rhine River - Loreley Rock
Rhine River - Loreley Rock

Day 6: Frankfurt - Munich

Train station transfer with private vehicle and driver.

Experience a train ride from Frankfurt to Munich.The trip takes approximately. 3.5 hours and is direct.

Accommodation: NH Munchen Deutscher Kaiser (4*)

The NH München Deutscher Kaiser hotel is located in the heart of the city, a few minutes’ walk from the old town. The building itself was the first skyscraper in Munich and remains one of the tallest buildings downtown. Being located right in the center of the city makes it perfect for going out as there are lots of bars, restaurants and attractions close by. Each of the comfortable guest rooms provides all the amenities needed for a great vacation. The hotel breakfast room servers a selection of delicious items to kick start your day. There is also a snack bar where guests can grab a snack and drink while watching a sporting event on TV.

Munich
Munich
NH Deutscher Kaiser
NH Deutscher Kaiser

Day 7: Munich

Enjoy an informative and entertaining walk through the heart of Munich’s beautiful old town with a private guide. Along the way your guide will take you on a journey through the city’s colorful 850-year history, stopping at various attractions, which have over the years witnessed events that created not just regional, but worldwide interest. From royal scandals over great international celebrations to the rise as one of Europe’s most influential and affluent cities, Munich has experienced it all! Let your guide explain the known and reveal the secrets of this beautiful Alpine city. Your guide will also take you through the famous Oktoberfest fairgrounds where you can visit the beer tents and experience this world-renowned Bavarian festival. Stop in any tent that appeals, as each has its own atmosphere. Soak in the festivities, listen to brass bands, admire the costumes, or visit the midway! Oktoberfest is an event for everyone, whatever your speed. Entrance fees not included.

Accommodation: NH Munchen Deutscher Kaiser (4*)
Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest

Day 8: Munich

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Accommodation: NH Munchen Deutscher Kaiser (4*)

Day 9: Munich

Meet your driver for a private airport transfer in Munich. 

Accommodation:
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  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
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Ivbergs Premium (4*): Berlin

Ivbergs Premium is located at the hub of Berlin’s exclusive centre. The luxury of the Kurfürstendamm and the world-famous KaDeWe store are just a five-minute walk away. Also within walking distance, the flamboyant Nollendorfplatz that is a frequent setting for film and TV productions. The West Berlin city, with its Convention and Trade Fair Center and numerous cultural institutions, is just as accessible as is the East Berlin city center with the seat of the German Government and the Potsdamer Platz, the glittering symbol of new Berlin. Begin the evening in one of the countless bars and restaurants in the Nollendorfplatz district, before plunging into Berlin’s illustrious nightlife.  Hotel has 150 modern and stylishly appointed comfort rooms and provides the perfect setting for business travel, a city break, weekend trip or family holiday. All rooms are equipped with all the conveniences of a modern city hotel: high quality fitted carpets, separate shower and WC with a small anteroom, natural stone-tiled walls and floors.

Lobby
Lobby
Breakfast Room
Breakfast Room

NH Frankfurt City Hotel (4*): Frankfurt

NH Frankfurt City Hotel is situated in the heart of Frankfurt, close to the pedestrian zone, the Zeil shopping street, restaurants and major sightseeing attractions like: the Modern Art Museum, Our Lady's Church, Cathedral and Cathedral Museum, Historical Museum, Zoo, St Leonard's Church, Museum of Applied Arts and German Cinema Museum. The airport is approximately 12.5 kilometres from the hotel. NH Frankfurt City Hotel has air-conditioned guestrooms, equipped with modern comforts, including complimentary broadband and internet access throughout the hotel. The restaurant offers a selection of international, national and Spanish dishes, accompanied by a fine selection of wines, cognacs and cigars at the hotel bar. For relaxation the hotel provides a well-being area where you can enjoy spa facilities, including a fitness room, sauna, massage room, steam room and solarium.

NH Frankfurt City Hotel
NH Frankfurt City Hotel

NH Munchen Deutscher Kaiser (4*): Munich

The NH München Deutscher Kaiser hotel is located in the heart of the city, a few minutes’ walk from the old town. The building itself was the first skyscraper in Munich and remains one of the tallest buildings downtown. Being located right in the center of the city makes it perfect for going out as there are lots of bars, restaurants and attractions close by. Each of the comfortable guest rooms provides all the amenities needed for a great vacation. The hotel breakfast room servers a selection of delicious items to kick start your day. There is also a snack bar where guests can grab a snack and drink while watching a sporting event on TV.

NH Deutscher Kaiser
NH Deutscher Kaiser
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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