German beer
Oktoberfest, Germany
Munich, Germany
Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
Oktoberfest, Germany

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Overview

Set off on a private exploration of the exciting Bavaria region which will be over its head with fun while celebrating Oktoberfest. Prepare for some quality "trinken" as you taste outstanding German beer as well as for some insightful touring of major destinations with your own professional guides, including Munich, Freising, and the Neuschwanstein Castle. This program is fully customizable and can be put together around your preferences.
 

Tour type:
Private tour
Tour rating:
4.89 / 5, Based on
  • BEST HOTELS
  • 4-star central hotels
    Standard rooms
    5 nights
  • BEST CONNECTIONS
  • Private airport/hotel transfers
    Drivers for day trips
  • BEST SIGHTSEEING
  • 2 guided city tours
    2 day trips: to the city of Freising and
    to Neuschwanstein Castle & Bavarian Alps
  • MEALS
  • 5 breakfasts
    1 dinner
    2 beer tastings

Day-by-Day

Day 1
Arrival to Munich

Welcome to Munich! Upon arrival, you meet your driver at the arrivals hall and head for your centrally-located hotel for check-in.

The rest of the evening is free for you to enjoy Munich on your own.

➤  Firebird recommends: Visit  Hofbräuhaus Beer Hall - world's most famous tavern, which dates back to 16th century​.

No meals included.

Day 2
Munich City Tour

After breakfast, you meet your private guide and go on a fascinating 3-hour tour of Munich's beautiful old town to get an insight into the city's turbulent 850-year history.

With its exuberant atmosphere and vitality, Munich is one of Europe's great cultural centers. Enjoy your city tour around Marien Square, Church of Our Lady and Residenz Palace. In the ancient part of the town the world-famous Hofbrauhaus, the medieval town gates, and the colorful open-air market Viktualienmarkt are waiting for you. Munich’s elegant Maximilian Street offers views at the Bavarian Parliament, Deutsches Museum, Royal Palace and the Opera House. You also pass by Theatiner Church, Hall of Generals (Feldherrnhalle), and House of Arts, the Bavarian National Museum and the Angel of Peace.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.

➤  Firebird recommends: Pay a visit to Olympiapark: Munich’s 1972 Olympic Park, where you can ride a zip-line over the iconic stadium, and participate in other sports activities.

Breakfast is included.

Day 3
Introduction to German Beer Culture

An introduction to beer culture to German beer culture is a 'must do' tour in Munich because 'liquid bread' is considered to be the national drink of Bavaria and Germany in general.

You visit the Beer and Oktoberfest Museum to get an old recipe of brewing, learn about the development of the purity law of beer and find out the importance of beer in locals' daily life. Tasting at the museum is naturally in the program too!

After the tour of the museum, you head for the location where the main Oktoberfest celebrations take place. Your guide shows you around and tells about the history and traditions of the most famous beer festival in the world.

  • Please note: The Beer and Oktoberfest Museum is closed on Sundays and Mondays. Drinks at Oktoberfest are not included.

Breakfast and beer tasting included.

Day 4
Trip to the Oldest Brewery in the World & Oktoberfest Dinner

After breakfast, your private guide and driver take you from Munich hotel to the city of Freising, the oldest city in Bavaria with an almost 1300-year history.

Today you get closer to the origins of beer as we take you to Weihenstephan Monastery Brewery, the oldest continuously operating brewery in the world, established in 1040 by Benedictine monks. Upon arrival to the brewery on the Weihenstephan hill, you take a group guided tour of the museum before continuing to the “sacred territory” - the production floor where brewing process happens. The brewery tour is crowned by a beer-tasting session.

After time for lunch, you enjoy a sightseeing tour around Freising before returning back to Munich.

In the evening, we invite you to attend the world-famous Oktoberfest celebrations once again. Table reservation, dinner and drink vouchers for 2 Octoberfest beers (2 full liters) per person are included. After dinner, you make your own way back to the hotel.

  • Please note: make sure to wear closed shoes with a solid sole for the tour to Weihenstephan Brewery. The tour is available only on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays.

Breakfast, beer tasting and dinner included.

Day 5
Day-trip to Neuschwanstein Castle & Bavarian Alps

Experience a truly royal day tour of the majestic Neuschwanstein Castle which inspired Walt Disney!

Today Neuschwanstein is one of the most popular of all the palaces and castles in Europe. Every year 1.4 million people visit "the castle of the fairy-tale king". Each summer around 6,000 visitors a day stream through rooms that were initially intended for a single inhabitant. During the guided group tour of the castle, you learn about the eccentric Fairy Tale King Ludwig II, a builder of this imposing landmark, his complicated life in Bavaria at the start of the Second Reich and his life-long friendship with the composer Richard Wagner.

On the way back to Munich, your guide and driver can make a stop at Linderhof Palace or other beautiful sights in the picturesque region of Bavarian Alps.

Breakfast is included.

Day 6
Departure

This is the final day of your Oktoberfest adventure. Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel and your driver takes you to the airport for your flight back home.

We hope you are leaving with the ultimate experience and bright memories and wish you a safe flight.

Breakfast is included.


Included

5 nights at centrally-located 4-star hotel

  • Hand picked hotels
  • Best value rooms
  • Restaurant
5 nights at centrally-located 4-star hotel

Always included:

  • Best location for sightseeing
  • Breakfasts
  • All taxes and fees

What's included
  • Accommodation at a remarkable downtown hotel in Munich;
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotel;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Private tours with professional English-speaking guides: Munich sightseeing tour, introduction to German beer culture, tour of Freising, day-trip to Neuschwanstein Castle;
  • Group tour of Weihenstephan Monastery Brewery with professional English-speaking guide;
  • Entrances to Beer and Oktoberfest Museum with tasting, Brewery of Weihenstephan with tasting, Neuschwanstein Castle;
  • Dinner at Oktoberfest beer tent including drinks;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

NOTE: the accommodation options are an example of the properties used for our tours, and might be updated to hotels of the equal or higher value.

Tour highlights
  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interests
  • Your own professional local guides
  • Full flexibility of hotel options
  • Exploring the exciting Munich old town
  • Day Tour to the majestic Neuschwanstain Castle in the Bavarian Alps
  • Visiting the Oldest Brewery in the World in Freising
  • Complete insight of Germany's beer culture during guided visits to breweries, beer museums, such as Oktoberfest Museum, as well as numerous tastings and time spent on the actual Oktoberfest
What to Know
  • It's always best to bring some cash in local currency for your trip. You will need Euros for your time in Germany
  • You will be walking quite a bit during your sightseeing tours, so make sure to bring comfortable shoes

Dates & Rates

Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers (price per person)
$3,798
Deposit $760
Two travelers: double occupancy (price per person)
$4,598
Deposit $920

Note: the best dates for this trip are from September 21st to October 6th, when the Oktoberfest celebrations are held.

Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers (price per person)
$3,798
Deposit $760
Two travelers: double occupancy (price per person)
$4,598
Deposit $920

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We had a wonderful trip! The hotels were lovely and located in just the right areas, the guide was informative and accommodating, and everyone had a great time. Thank you for arranging a beautiful tour!

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