Oktoberfest Merriment

Oktoberfest Merriment

Sparking worldwide merriment since 1810, Oktoberfest is internationally-renowned as the world’s largest fair, welcoming more than six million people each year for a continuous 16-day celebration of Bavarian food, beer, and culture. Ker & Downey’s exclusive Oktoberfest extension features behind-the-scenes tours and VIP tables amid the festival’s elite, as well as private access to some of Bavaria’s most memorable sites.

Suggested Itinerary-at-a-glance:

  • Day 1:

    Arrive Munich / Bayerischer Hof

  • Day 2:

    Munich / Bayerischer Hof (B)

  • Day 3:

    Munich / Bayerischer Hof (B)

  • Day 4:

    Munich / Bayerischer Hof (B)

  • Day 5:

    Munich / Departure (B)

Itinerary Description:

Begin your Oktoberfest celebrations by getting to know the city of Munich. Your grand accommodations at Bayerischer Hof are the epitome of world-class luxury and offer the perfect base from which to explore the city's elegant and historic city center by foot. Weather permitting, enjoy lunch at the Chinese Tower beer garden and dinner at Spaten, a favorite spot among locals for its traditional brews and food.

Get in the spirit of Oktoberfest by participating in the festive costume parade (Trachtenumzug) through Munich from your own private location with snacks and drinks. The highlight of the week is walking through the bustling Oktoberfest tent (Wies'n) and celebrating into the wee hours of the night at the exclusive Schützen Festzelt, whose VIP-filled tables are almost as difficult to secure as getting a box at the Super Bowl.

When not partaking in the festivities, take off for explorations through Munich and the Bavarian countryside. Try your hand at driving a sports car on the no-limit German motorway, enjoy an exclusive private tour of the St. Emmeram Castle of the Princely Family of Thurn & Taxis, tour a BMW production plant, and get lost in the narrow alleyways of Regensburg Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will also have the chance to visit the extensive Rococo interiors of Amalieburg and the sprawling gardens of Nymphenburg Palace and its famous porcelain manufactory, usually closed to the public.

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