Munich Oktoberfest - Austrian Chalet - 7 Day Opening Weekend
Don't want to camp? Then stay in the beautiful Tyrolean town of Kossen where our great value 7-day Austrian chalet tour is based. Includes return coach from London, ferry, chalet-style accommodation, breakfasts, transfers to Oktoberfest as well as Dachau concentration camp and our Tyrolian day-party tour. All the fun of the Oktoberfest with cosy Austrian beds!
Our chalet - the historic Auerhof - is formerly an Tryolean farmhouse, now fully renovated into the perfect base for groups. Set in magnificent countryside on the outskirts of the beautiful village of Kossen, it is a great and affordable alternative to camping in Munich. All rooms (mainly quads) have their own private facilities. It has its own bar, disco and is situated besides one of Austria's major activity centres in Kossen. We have only a few double/twin rooms and these will go to couples who book on the tour. All other rooms in this chalet are shared dorm style rooms of four, five or six beds.
Day 1 - Thursday 14 September 2017
Depart London - ferry crossing
We depart from Victoria Embankment (Google Maps), by the Thames near Embankment tube station at 1430 (2:30pm). Then drive to Dover for a mid afternoon sailing to Calais. Once in France we take a leisurely drive across Belgium entering Germany in the wee hours. All our coaches are executive, complete with video and loo.
Day 2 - Friday 15 September 2017
Arrival in the Austrian Alps
Now the fun really starts ! We are expected to arrive at the beaufiful Austrian ski resort of Kossen (only an hour south of Munich) late morning - depending upon traffic - where you'll check into your budget chalet-style accommodation, the Auerhof. You then have the afternoon to explore the village or warm up in the bar. There is a lot of activities to do at Kossen. Whitewater rafting? Bike riding? Climbing? Paragliding? Just to name a few.
Day 3 - Saturday 16 September 2017
Oktoberfest Opening Day
After breakfast we depart Kossen and drive straight to Munich for Oktoberfest and the opening parade. At noon the Munich mayor taps the first keg and we're away!! You have the rest of the day free to join in the huge opening day's festivities. After the beerhalls close we return to our warm beds in Kossen.
Day 4 - Sunday 17 September 2017
Beerhalls and Dachau
No time for sore heads because we have another big day and night back in Munich. After a later breakfast we'll cruise into Munich and back to the Oktoberfest. You can either head straight into the beerhalls or join us for a very sobering experience: a self guided tour of the infamous Dachau concentration camp, north of Munich. This was the first of its kind built by Hitler. Entrance is free. Then it's back to the beerhalls. After another BIG evening we'll again depart Munich after the beerhalls close.
Day 5 - Monday 18 September 2017
After a slow breakfast most people take time to recover from a couple of days at the fest and prepare for more partying ahead! Today join us on our Tyrolian day tour to the beautiful ski village of St Johann where we stop for lunch. Here you have the chance to go up the gondola for a birds eye view of the amazing Wilder Kaiser. For the real adventurous, there is the option to go paragliding or do St Johann's famous ropes and climbing course at the middle station.
Day 6 - Tuesday 19 September 2017
Munich one more bash
After breakfast we head back into Munich to give you a final opportunity to explore the city. You will also have plenty of time to party one more time in the beerhalls. After the afternoon in Munich we'll depart from the Oktoberfest grounds in the evening for a night drive back to the English Channel.
Day 7 - Wednesday 20 September 2017
Back to London
We catch a morning ferry back to the White Cliffs of Dover then on to London arriving back early afternoon.
Please note that as this information and itinerary is subject to change when circumstances beyond our control require change.