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trip by 4* coach, on-board drinks and snacks, entrance fees, lunch on Sunday, reserved seat, entrance fees, 2 nights in 3* hotel (double or twin room), great group of international people, a lifetime memory
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The Oktoberfest should be on everyone’s bucket list. Even for those who do not drink beer, do not like German food, or do not like to listen with pleasure to the typical Hoompah music, you simply must visit this amazing celebration in Bavaria’s capital at least once in your life. Take our word for it, with a group of nice international people, this trip is going to be fan-tas-tic!
For all international minds in Brussels who haven’t crossed this one of yet, 2017 is your lucky year!
Expat Club namely organises a fantastic trip to the world famous Oktoberfest in München. We have secured scarcely available seats on Sunday afternoon 17 September in one of the best tents. All spots for all tents during all the three Oktoberfest weekends are FULLY BOOKED, so we are very happy that we got spots in the top Armburstschützenzelt. Together with a visit to München, and two visits along the way in historic and picturesque German cities, we are sure you will love this trip!
Munich, a beautiful German city that hosts the famous Oktoberfest
Stretch out on your Royal Class seat
We are leaving on Saturday morning at 7h30 from Place Schuman with a comfortable 4* luxury coach with air-conditioning, reclining ROYAL CLASS comfort seats with leg rests, on-board toilet and DVD system with several flat screens. Along the way we serve you with some drinks & snacks, while we also make a few stops to stretch our legs and get something to eat and drink.
We are planning a stop in Heidelberg on our way to or from Munich on Saturday or Monday. This historic town is often regarded as one of Germany’s most beautiful small cities, so it would be a place to “break” our long trip in two smaller stretches. For the other way, we again will make a stop in a smaller town to complete our Germany experience. This town is yet to be decided, but we’ll communicate this soon.
On Sunday morning we depart as a group to Munich where you will have several hours of free time to explore the city We are very lucky as on Sunday morning the traditional Trachtenumzug is taking place, so you’ll be able to see many costumes and already get into the mood for the day of your life! Please note that the planned guided tour is not taking place. The tourist bureau has strongly recommended cancelling it due to this big event in the downtown area. It would be too difficult to navigate the streets as a group. Therefore you can walk through the city on your own.
In the early afternoon it’s time to head for the Oide Wiesn square where the Oktoberfest is taking place. This is “the world’s largest Volksfest (beer festival and travelling funfair). Held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, it is a 16- to 18-day folk festival running from mid or late September to the first weekend in October, with more than 6 million people from around the world attending the event every year. Locally, it is often called the Wiesn, after the colloquial name for the fairgrounds, Theresa’s Fields (Theresienwiese). The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since the Middle Ages. Other cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest celebrations that are modelled after the original Munich event.” (source: Wikipedia)
Prost! | by Markburger83 (own work), via Wikimedia Commons
At 13h30 we enter as a group into the famous Armbrustschützenzelt. With a seating capacity of a whopping 5830 people, this is probably the largest tent you will ever enter. We arranged several large tables. As said above, the entire Oktoberfest is virtually sold out for all weekend days, so it is great that we got these seats. The atmosphere in these tents is out of this world. Young or old, German or foreigner, it’s all about enjoying your time.
A famous beer tent. Enjoy a beer with thousands of other people.
During our stay in the tent you’ll be served a typical German meal, such as 1/2 chicken with potatoes (included). We do not know the other choices available, including what vegetarians could eat, and it will not be possible to know this until we arrive. Of course you’ll also be served a full litre of delicious Beer or another nice drink (also included). On the spot you can order additional food items and drinks, but that has to be paid out of your own pocket.
Put on your Lederhosen (gents) or your dirndl (ladies) and have a good time with us!
In the later afternoon we unfortunately have to leave the tent as new guests are coming in. However, that doesn’t mean we will stop having a great time. There are many other places you can visit. Maybe you’re lucky enough to get a spot in another tent (low chance) or on one of the terraces. But for sure you can explore the rest of the festival terrain with its many fun rides and food stands.
We are leaving on Saturday 16 and coming back on Monday 18 September. We have a reservation for the lovely Armbrustschützen tent on Sunday 17 September in the afternoon from about 13h30 until 16h30. This will be the highlight of the trip!
We travel with a comfortable 4* luxury coach with extra leg space. The bus has air conditioning, reclining comfort seats and an on-board toilet. There is also a DVD system on board with several flat screens. Since it is a long drive to Munich, we plan to stop both ways in a nice German city / village. Just to get a bit of extra holiday feeling.
Hotel We have arranged beds in the Holiday Inn Express Munich Airport (rating 4.2). This 3* hotel is located (logically) near the airport. It has comfortable rooms with either single/double or twin beds. A nice breakfast is already included in the price.
Hotel room sharing
During this trip we will again offer the room-sharing possibility in twin rooms. These are rooms with 2 separate single beds. If you are travelling with another friend, you can use these rooms. And if you are travelling alone, Expat Club will introduce you to another lady or gentleman with who you can share the room to avoid the high single surcharge. This is a perfect and a highly appreciated service that we offer (based on feedback from previous trips). Expat Club members are all adults (mostly aged 30 – 60 years). We will not assign a room partner, but simply connect the group of people who are in the same situation so you can decide yourself who to share the room with.
COMMENTS & SPECIAL TERMS
The trip will be carried out by Lauwers Reizen from Bouchout, one of our trusted coach partners.
This trip is carefully planned. Still, all timings are indicative and may change if required by circumstances.
The trip is sold as a package. You cannot go with your own transportation and/or arrange your own accommodation. If there are specific things that you do not want in the package, please let us know and we may consider a small discount on a case by case basis.
You are personally responsible for getting a good travel insurance that covers you for any unforeseen emergencies and medical expenses during the trip.
You are personally responsible for using the hotel room in an appropriate way. Any missing or broken items will be billed after the trip. If you share the room with someone else you are equally responsible for leaving it the way you found it.
Expat Club cannot be held liable for long delays that influence the program (e.g. missing the guided tour or missing our entry into the tent), neither can Expat Club be held liable for weather-related cancellations or any other unforeseen events that influence the course of the trip, including, but not limited to technical problems with the coach, strikes, weather etc.
Expat Club cannot be held liable for personal injuries during the trip, such as, but not limited to, things that happen during the visit to the Oide Wiesn festival terrain and the Armbrustschützenzelt. Joining this trip is at your own risk.
If you do not find a room partner on your own, we will find one for you (male/male, female/female). We organise at least one get-together before the trip so you can meet the other travellers. Also, during the outbound trip we will connect you with others in the same position. If you opt for the room-sharing, you will not have to pay the single fee if there is no one else to share the room with, unless you decide to take a single room during the trip. In that case you will have to fully pay for it yourself.
If you book a double / twin room and your travel partner cancels, either from the same order or from a separate one once you indicated you want to share the room with him or her, you will have to pay the single room supplement.
Expat Club may “upgrade” or “downgrade” you to another hotel. In case of a downgrade, you will receive a reasonable compensation.