7 Night Munich, Nuremberg, and Salzburg Oktoberfest (Land Based)
Oktoberfest is the world's most famous beer festival, taking place in the German city of Munich. The original and still the best, the 17 day festival runs from mid-September to the first Monday of October, with literally millions of revellers making their way to the city to join in the festivities.
Enjoy the many sights in Nuremberg, a city that is distinguished by medieval architecture such as towers of its Altstadt (Old Town), Kaiserburg Castle, the Hauptmarkt (central square) which contains the Schöner Brunnen, the gilded “beautiful fountain” and the Frauenkirche, a 14th-century Gothic church.
Salzburg, the fairybook town, still looks much as it did when Mozart lived here. Situated by the Salzach River, your view surrounded by gilded domes and spires, the formidable clifftop fortress and the mountains beyond.
Arrival Date: September 22, 2018
Arrival City: Munich, Germany (Where are we going?)
Ages: All Ages
Deposit is Non-Refundable
Per person | Deposit: $900
Deposit is Non-Refundable
Where are we going, what are we doing??
Well we can tell you this...you won't be bored! We have some great times planned. Check out our stops!
09/22/18 (Saturday) - Arrival Day & Welcome Get Together
Most flights to Munich are overnight so ensure you're scheduled to arrive any time today. You will be met at the airport and taken to the group hotel on the Munich Metro. Meetups at the airport will occur every 3 hours throughout the day.
Spend the day relaxing at the hotel and/or exploring the city. Today is a chance to get caught up on sleep and adjusting to the time zone.
We'll meet up later that night for a welcome get together.
09/23/18 (Sunday) - Munich City Tour
With our local guide we'll begin our Munich city tour on Marienplatz (Mary's Square), located in the center of the city and home to the most famous Glockenspiel in the world. We then head through the medieval heart of Munich admiring the simple beauty of the Frauenkirche whose twin towers dominate the city's skyline before hearing tales of the Bavarian royal family, the turbulent 20th century and the early days of the Nazi Party. Of course no visit would be complete without discussing why beer matters so much to Bavarians and why it tastes so good - there's even time to see the world's most famous beer hall. You'll discover a vibrant, historic city center that combines modernity and proud traditions with one of the highest qualities of life in Europe.
09/24/18 (Monday) - Nuremberg
We'll take an hour long train ride to Nuremberg where we'll have a city tour with our local guide. Highlights in the Old Town include the city walls, Craftsmen's Court, St Lawrence Church, Marketplace with the Beautiful Fountain and Wishing Ring, Old Town Hall, Albrecht-Dürer-Platz and the Imperial Castle Courtyards.
We'll enjoy an afternoon lunch at Bratwurst Roslein (https://www.bratwurst-roeslein.de/de/) followed by a tour of the historic rock-cut cellars (https://www.historische-felsengaenge.de/en/), home for centuries to the cellars where the city's traditional red beer ripened.
After our day in Nuremberg is over we'll take the hour long train ride back to Munich.
09/25/18 (Tuesday) - Oktoberfest Tents
Today we'll visit Thereisienwiese, home to the world's most famous Oktoberfest celebration. Please note that we'll try in advance to secure tickets to one of the beer tents but it can be extremely difficult to do so. We should know by June 2018 on the tickets. If we aren't able to secure a reservation in advance then we'll show up early to one of the tents. Our chances are great on a Tuesday to be able to enter one of the tents although we might have to split into smaller groups to do so.
Your lunch entree as well as two drinks will be included.
09/26/18 (Wednesday) - FREE DAY
Today is a free day to explore on your own or with your new friends that you've made. Head back to the Thereisienwiese to check out another beer tent, explore other areas of Munich, or even head out of town to explore another city in Germany. The choice is entirely yours.
09/27/18 (Thursday) - Salzburg
We'll take in the picturesque countryside on our two hour train journey to visit the city of Salzburg, Austria. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city is the birthplace of Mozart as well as the setting of The Sound of Music. On our full day excursion we'll enjoy a 2 hour walking tour of the old town center with a local guide. We'll take a stroll along the picturesque Salzach River, marvel at the beauty of the Mirabell Palace Gardens, and take in all of the other sites that make Salzburg such an amazing place to visit.
We'll have some time in the afternoon to explore the city on your own before we take a two hour train journey back to Munich.
09/28/18 (Friday) - Neuschwanstein Castle
Probably one of the most famous castles in the world and Walt Disney's inspiration for Cinderella Castle, Neuschwanstein Castle will be our destination today.
Approximately a two hour train ride from Munich lies the city of Fussen where we'll take a short bus ride after we arrive to the base of the trail leading up to the castle. You need to be in shape to do the climb up but we'll see about getting a ride on the horse drawn carriages up to almost the top of the peak. There's still about a 10 minute climb at this point.
We'll have a brief guided tour inside Neuschwanstein Castle and then some free time to explore the rest of the area directly surrounding it.
Going home we'll do our trip in reverse with a quick bus ride to the train station in Fussen and then the two hour ride through the countryside back to Munich.
09/29/18 (Saturday) - Departure Day
Today is our departure day and you're free to schedule your flight to leave any time during the day. Checkout from the hotel is at noon but they'll hold your bags if needed.
You'll be provided with a train ticket on the Munich Metro to get back to the airport along with directions to do so.
Depending on the size of our group, some of our activities will be part of a larger tour group.
The hotel, activities, and/or their order may change and/or be cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control. In the event this happens, we will try our best to make similar accommodations or changes.
Some parts of this trip requires extensive walking (4 - 5 miles over the course of the day and uphill/downhill climbing) as well as heavy use of local metro, bus, and rail transportation.
More than just a vacation!
When you join SinglesCruise.com on this amazing vacation, you'll enjoy all the fabulous experiences of Germany PLUS an invitation to join in some great activities throughout our travels!
- 7 Nights accommodations with daily breakfast at the Holiday Inn Express Munich City West.
- Visit the cities of Munich, Nuremberg, Salzburg, and Neuschwanstein Castle.
- Weekly transport card for Munich to explore the city in your free time.
- Roundtrip airport transfer on Munich Metro (included only on specified arrival and departure days).
- Tours and admissions for all attractions listed on the itinerary.
- Nuremberg sausage and potato salad lunch at Bratwurst Roslein.
- Lunch entree with two drinks in an Oktoberfest tent on Thereisienwiese.
- All taxes, fees, surcharges, and porterage charges.
- Tips for all tour guides and bus drivers.
- Never Travel Solo guide
- Prices do not include international airfare to/from Munich..
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