The largest beer festival in the world, Oktoberfest is not to be missed if you are studying in Florence during the fall. Bus2alps Florence to Oktoberfest Transport let’s you travel to Munich in comfort to visit Oktoberfest. Transport Only packages do not include any accommodation.
Travel from Florence to Munich Oktoberfest by overnight by private coach.
Upon arrival in Munich, your Bus2alps Trip Leader will assist you in locating your accommodation and point you in the direction of public transportation and the Thereseienweiese (Oktoberfest festival grounds).
The festival will already be going on upon arrival.* After storing your luggage in Munich or checking in to your accommodation, we suggest heading to the Oktoberfest beer tents. You can purchase traditional dirndls and lederhosen in the City Center. If you prefer to go explore Munich, head to the Dachau Concentration Camp, Deutsches Museum, BMW Museum, Olympic Park, or the Munich Zoo.
Munich has a diverse nightlife, it is worth checking out Munich’s bars and night clubs after the festival closes.
*For the September 15th weekend, the festival does not begin until Saturday, September 17th at noon when the kegs are tapped.
Entrance to the Oktoberfest beer tents is first come, first serve. Make sure to get to the festival early on Sat morning if you want to get a table at one of the more popular tents. If you can’t get into a tent right away grab a spot in the outside beer garden until a spot opens up.
At 9:00am, the doors open and the first beers of the day are served!* You will then be taking part in the largest beer festival in the world, surrounded by people from all over the world and singing the traditional songs of Bavaria.
*For the September 15th weekend, the festival begins on Saturday, September 17th at noon when the kegs are tapped.
Sunday is departure day, but you will have time in the morning to explore Munich, or to head back for one more day of partying at the Theresienwiese.
If you want to explore Munich visit Dachau Concentration Camp or any of Munich’s great museums.
Sundays at Oktoberfest is usually less crowded and it will be easier to get into the beer tents.
The meeting point for the trip from Munich back to Florence is the same as where you were dropped off. We will make one 45 minute stop for dinner.
Munich Bike Tour: Hailed by travelers as the best bike tour in Europe, Mike’s Bike Tour is the ideal way to cover all of the major city sights, be entertained and learn about the city. Stops on the bike tour include Marienplatz, Hofbrauhaus, English Gardens, Chinese Tower, Surfer’s Bridge, and Bavarian Parliament.
Dachau Concentration Camp: Located a 40 minute ride on the train from downtown Munich, this humbling experience brings into perspective the atrocities that occurred during Nazi rule in World War II. Entrance is free to all visitors.
Deutsches Museum: This interactive museum is the largest technological museum of its kind and is known for its historic artifacts that mark important steps in the field of science and technology.
BMW Museum: The museum’s exhibitions, remodeled every few years, takes visitors into the motoring world of yesterday. Almost every vehicle produced by BMW is represented. The section devoted to the present day includes both BMW’s current models as well as demonstrations of modern production methods.
Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip: Located in the heart of the Bavarian Alps, this beautiful castle became Walt Disney’s inspiration for Sleeping Beauty’s Castle. It is only possible to enter the castle on a guided tour.