EXTENDED TRIP: Oktoberfest in Munich
“Oktoberfest,” is one of Germany’s biggest celebrations! This annual event is a celebration of German culture, highlighting food, dance, music, and beer!
This year we’ll be staying in downtown Munich, only a few blocks from the Oktoberfest fairgrounds and close to the main transportation hub. This location not only gives you a great opportunity to experience the Oktoberfest celebration, but also to visit sites all over Bavaria, including Garmisch. Through the hotel, you will have an additional opportunity to visit the Dachau Concentration Camp.
Day 1 - Wednesday, October 3
Morning: Depart NAS I (Time TBA) for the Catania airport. We’ll arrive in Munich before noon and transfer by bus to our hotel.
Afternoon/Evening: Upon arrival in Munich, we’ll check into our hotel and then you will have free time to explore the city or visit Oktoberfest on your own. The tour escort will conduct an orientation and provide recommendations on what to do.
Day 2 - Thursday, October 4
Morning: We will depart the hotel after breakfast for a half-day walking tour of Munich center and the Nymphenburg Palace.
Afternoon: The afternoon is free to visit the Oktoberfest fairgrounds where you’ll find plenty of great food, beer booths, rides and entertainment.
Day 3 - Friday, October 5
This day you have three opportunities: (1) Enjoy a day on your own to sightsee, shop or visit Oktoberfest. (2) Visit the famous town of Garmisch at the base of the Alps. The tour escort will assist you in getting to Garmisch. The cost for the Garmisch excursion will be around €60.00 to €80.00, which includes the train to the Top of Zugspiz.
Day 4 - Saturday, October 6
Free Time to explore this wonderful country!
Day 5 - Saturday, October 7
Morning: After breakfast, we will depart for the airport to return to Catania. Flight times TBA.