******* WE ARE POSTPONING THIS TRIP UNTIL SEPT. 2019 FOR OKTOBERFEST 2019! ******
Join Fun Happenings Travel & Adventure Group for a "Once in a Lifetime Experience" as we visit Munich Germany during Oktoberfest, along with Salzburg Austria and Prague Czech Republic in Sept. 2019.
This tour is an incredible value, if you consider the cost of city center hotels in Munich ($500 - $550 a night), during Oktoberfest... and our hotels are beautiful, hand-selected 4 and 5 star hotels, located in the center of each city center.
Oktoberfest is known as the World's oldest and largest beer festival, but it is so much more! From humble beginnings as a royal wedding celebration to the almost month long Bavarian extravaganza that it has become, Oktoberfest has enough beer, live music, pork sausages, merchandise and amusement park attractions to keep you entertained for several days!
Our group will be staying at top-rated 4 and 5 star hotels in the heart of each city- so we will fully immerse ourselves in the local culture and experience Munich, Salzburg and Prague like never before!
SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR 10 DAY TOUR WILL INCLUDE:
- Experience Oktoberfest like a Local, as we spend a full day at Oktoberfest and toast beer and mingle with the locals, enjoy authentic German cuisine and enjoy traditional Bavarian Music in one of the most popular Oktoberfest Tents. (2nd day at Oktoberfest is optional or to explore Munich on your own).
- Visit and Tour the World's most well known Bavarian Castle, King Ludwig’s NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE (http://www.neuschwanstein.de/englisch/palace/), which famously inspired Walt Disney to design Cinderella's Castle after this beauty!
- We will visit the Residenz Square in Salzburg, made famous in the movie The Sound of Music and visit the birth home and now museum of the famous composer Mozart.
- On our way to Prague, we will visit the medieval Czech village and UNESCO World Heritage site, Český Krumlov (http://www.czechtourism.com/t/cesky-krumlov-unesco/)- which is known as one of the most picturesque towns in all of Europe! Here we will stop for lunch and have free time to explore.
- In Prague, we will take a unique Beer Tour that reveals the best-kept secrets how Czech beer is made, why it is considered the best in the world, and why the Czechs drink more than anyone else. Our experienced guide will provide us with local insights and take us to three authentic pubs / beer halls; each specializing in a different Czech beer.
- Free Days in Munich and Prague, to explore these two beautiful cities on your own. All of Fun Happenings' tours offer a good mix of sightseeing and free time.
OUR AMAZING 10 DAY OKTOBERFEST TOUR INCLUDES SO MUCH FOR $3390!
- Round Trip Trans-Atlantic Air from New York JFK to Munich / Return from Prague (Included with Air/Land Package)
- 8 nights hand-selected, top-rated city center 4 and 5 star Hotels
1.) 3 nights in Munich at Le Meridien Munich Hotel (http://www.starwoodhotels.com/lemeridien/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1860&language=en_US) (Most Central located Hotel to Oktoberfest.. and rated 5-stars!)
2.) 2 nights in Salzburg at the Crowne Plaza The Pitter Hotel (https://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/salzburg/szgcp/hoteldetail) (Central in Old Town- ranked #15 in all of Hotels in Salburg)
3.) 3 nights in Prague at Hotel Cosmopolitan (http://www.hotel-cosmopolitan.cz/en/) (Beautiful Historic 5-star Luxury Hotel in the heart of Old Town)
- 14 Meals Total (8 Hot Breakfasts, Welcome and Farewell Dinners with wine/beer, 1 lunch with beer at Oktoberfest and 3 meals on Trans-Atlantic Flights.
- Dedicated Tour Guide for duration of Tour
- Private Deluxe Coach and driver for duration of Tour
- Local guides in each area with admission fees included
- All Daily Sightseeing & Excursions with dedicated Professional regional guide for duration of tour and local guides in each area we visit.
- Private luxurious coach transportation throughout Germany, Austria and Czech Republic with experienced, licensed driver.
- Luggage Porterage at all hotels.
- All Hotel taxes, surcharges and Gratuities for Hotels & Meals (Does not include gratuities for our Dedicated Tour Guide ($5-$8 daily) and tipping of local guides $3-$5), which is highly recommended and encouraged)
WOW, SO MUCH IS INCLUDED FOR A REASONABLE PRICE.... ESPECIALLY SINCE THIS TRIP TAKES PLACE DURING OKTOBERFEST! (Hotel rooms in Munich are priced the highest during this time)
As you can see, our Oktoberfest Tour of Munich, Salzburg & Prague includes almost EVERYTHING, except a handful of meals, a couple of optional tours and souvenirs! And, this tour includes a good mix of fun beer tours, history, immersing ourselves in the local culture and offers free time in each area!
**** Space is limited to only 30 persons for this trip- as no more spaces can be added, once we are full! If you want to join this trip- I recommend you do so as soon as possible- as this trip is on everyone's "Bucket List!"
This Oktoberfest Tour is going to be an Experience of a Lifetime and I hope you can join us in Germany, Austria and Czech Republic on this Amazing Trip!
Please contact me directly at [masked], if you have any questions regarding this Trip...
Your Travel Planner,
Fun Happenings Travel & Adventure Group (http://www.funhappeningstravel.com/)
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*** PRICING / PAYMENT TERMS / FLIGHT ITINERARY FOR OKTOBERFEST TRIP***
THERE ARE 3 WAYS TO PAY FOR TRIP!
AIR / LAND PACKAGE PRICE FROM NEW YORK JFK:
1.) $[masked] per person / Double Occupancy (AIR/LAND PKG)- If paid in Full by check. (Save $100.00 by paying in full with check)
*** Make check payable to Fun Happenings and mail to:
PO Box 322
*** Note: Check Payments are only valid for Full Trip Payments- all partial payments- but be done with PayPal link.
2.) PAYMENT IN FULL BY CREDIT CARD - $[masked] / DOUBLE OCCUPANCY (Single room additional- see below).
PAYPAL LINK ($[masked]):
3.) *** 5 installment Payments on PayPal over 5 months - $[masked] (Total):
1.) $678.00 Due Now (Initial Deposit Due BEFORE DEC. 31ST)
2.) $678.00 Due 4 weeks after previous payment (Automatic)
3.) $678.00 due 4 weeks after previous payment (Automatic)
4.) $678.00 due 4 weeks after previous payment (Automatic)
5.) $678.00 FINAL PAYMENT DUE BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1, 2017
** Note- All payments must be paid in full by SEPTEMBER 1, 2017. If you begin payments late- you may be required to make 2 payments at end to catch up and pay in full before SEPTEMBER 1, 2017.
**** PAYPAL LINK FOR 5 RECURRING PAYMENTS OF $678.00 (TOTAL $3390)
**** SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT
$790.00: Single Room Supplement for entire trip
PAYPAL LINK FOR SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT:
LAND ONLY PACKAGE (Meet Us in Munich on September 25, 2017- Remember our return flight is from Prague on Tuesday, October 3, 2017)
$[masked] BY CHECK OR $2670 BY CREDIT CARD OR PAYPAL - LAND ONLY PACKAGE- If flying from other city to meet us or if you prefer to use Airline Points / Miles to meet us in Munich / Fly back from Prague.
*** The Absolute Deadline to join this trip is FRIDAY, JUNE 16TH OR UNTIL TRIP FILLS UP!
This Trip is open to a maximum of only 30 persons, as this is the maximum capacity of our private coach and reserved hotel rooms.
Reserve your space today with an initial deposit or full payment as this trip will sell out by June.
** INITIAL OKTOBERFEST TRIP MIXER IS TUESDAY, APRIL 18TH AT 5:30PM - 8:30PM AT BLUE MOON WATERFRONT GRILLE.
• WHAT: Oktoberfest Trip Mixer
• WHEN: Tuesday, April 18th from 5:30pm - 8:30pm
• WHERE: Blue Moon Waterfront Grille in West Nashville (525 Basswood Ave. Nashville TN 37209) Website: www.bluemoongrille.com (http://bluemoongrille.com/)/
This will be a good opportunity to meet others interested in going or going on this trip, or find a roommate, if you prefer sharing a room. PLEASE COME TO THIS GET-TOGETHER, IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN GOING! This Mixer is also a group-wide event, as we will be holding monthly mixers now.
Feel free to email me at [masked] - if you have any questions!
LUFTHANSA AIRLINES GROUP AIR - FLIGHT ITINERARY (NYC JFK TO MUNICH - RETURN FROM PRAGUE)
(**Our group is flying out of NYC, as this was the most cost effective way- Make sure to arrive to JFK, at least 3-4 hours before our 5:50pm Departure)
CARRIER FLT# DATE CITY/DEP CITY/ARRIVAL
LUFTHANSA #41 24 SEP NYC JFK/5:50PM MUNICH/7:55AM (+1 Day)
LUFTHANSA[masked] OCT PRAGUE/06:00AM FRANKFURT/7:10AM
LUFTHANSA[masked]CT FRA/JFK/11:00AM NEW YORK JFK/1:30PM (arrive same day)
DAILY ITINERARY FOR MUNICH, SALZBURG AND PRAGUE TOUR:
DAY 1: Sun. Sept 24: Depart New York JFK on Lufthansa Flight #411 at 5:50pm
Depart: New York (JFK) Sun Sept. 24 at 5:50 PM
Arrive: Munich (MUC) Mon Sept 25 at 7:55 AM
** Make sure to arrive at New York JFK 3-4 hours prior to 5:50pm, to insure you make your International flight- due to delay. Book Non-stop flight, if possible.
DAY 2: Mon. Sept 25 - Arrive in Munich, Germany Welcome to Munich!
Arrive at the airport at 7:55am and meet our Tour Guide, who will be with us for the duration of the tour. Since we are arriving early today, we are touring Munich before we check in at 2:00pm.
Our Local Guide will show us the most well known landmarks of Munich, including the Olympic Stadium, built for the 1972 Olympics; the 1,000-foot-high Olympic Tower; and Königsplatz, used for Nazi rallies during World War II. Drive along the Ludwigstrasse, and see the Bavarian Arch of Triumph and Field Marshall Hall. Also visit lively MARIENPLATZ with the Old and the New Town Halls and the gothic Frauenkirche. We will offer free time for lunch, before we transfer to our hotel, to check-in around 2:00pm. The rest of the afternoon is free at your leisure to relax or begin exploring this lively Bavarian capital on your own. This evening, we have our "Welcome to Germany Dinner" at the famous Hofbräuhaus for an authentic Bavarian meal with beer, live traditional music and dancing.
(Included Today: Breakfast on Trans-Atlantic flight, Panoramic Tour of Munich with admissions, Welcome Dinner at Hofbrauhaus with beer/wine)
Day 2 – September 26 (Tues) – Munich
A Very Special Day and "Once in a Lifetime Experience" as we join thousands of beer lovers from around the world in celebrating Oktoberfest Today! Enjoy special "Reserved Admission" to one of the most popular Oktoberfest tents, where we will sample Bavarian delicacies, listen to traditional Bavarian music and drink Munich’s famous beer!
The first Oktoberfest was held in the year 1810 in honor of the Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig's marriage to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. In order to make the most of your day, an early morning TRANSFER will be provided, where we can spend most of the day at leisure at Oktoberfest. A voucher for lunch is provided in the Oktoberfest tent, including two beers. Make your way back to the hotel on your own, as our hotel is less than 5 blocks from the Oktoberfest grounds.
(Included Today: Breakfast, Oktoberfest Tent Admission, Lunch at Oktoberfest)
Day 3 – September 27 (Wed) – Munich
As all fun Happenings Tours, offer a good mix of planned activities and free time... Today is a Free Day to Explore Munich at your leisure. You may decide to go back to Oktoberfest for a 2nd day, explore Munich on your own or join an optional guided tour of nearby World War II Dachau Concentration Camp & Memorial (https://www.kz-gedenkstaette-dachau.de/index-e.html), that will allow you to see first hand how horrific the Holocaust atrocities were. The evening is free and dinner on your own in Munich.
(Included Today: Breakfast, Free Day to Explore Munich)
Day 4 – September 28 (Thurs) – Munich – Neuschwanstein – Salzburg, Austria
Drive into the garden-like landscapes of the Bavarian Alps and visit King Ludwig’s NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE, which famously inspired Walt Disney. Enjoy magnificent views of the Alps from high up before continuing to Mozart’s hometown, Salzburg. The remainder of the day is free to explore Salzburg. (Breakfast)
Day 5 – September 29 (Fri) – SalzburgThis morning, join your Local Guide for a walking tour through the historic center. Admire exquisite MIRABELL GARDENS, the Great Festival Hall, St. Peter’s Monastery, and magnificent RESIDENZ SQUARE, where some scenes of the Sound of Music movie were filmed. Also visit MOZART’S BIRTHPLACE in the charming Getreidegasse. The afternoon is at leisure. Your Tour Director will have many ideas for memorable ways to spend your time. This evening, you may have the opportunity to step back in time during a special Mozart Dinner Concert (subject to availability). (Breakfast)
Day 6 – September 30 (Sat) – Salzburg – Český Krumlov, Czech Republic – Prague Today we cross the border into the Czech Republic. Stop in Český Krumlov for lunch on your own and time to explore. Český Krumlov is a small town in southern Bohemia in the Czech Republic. It has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, mainly for its fine architecture in gothic, renaissance, and baroque style, constructed during the 13th through the 17th centuries. Continue to Prague for the next three nights. (Breakfast)
Day 7 – October 1 (Sun) – Prague The city has a wealth of gothic and baroque architecture that perhaps inspired Dvorak and Smetana, both Prague composers. The included guided sightseeing features landmarks such as the Jewish Quarter, Charles Bridge, and the Old Town Square with the ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK, once the envy of all Europe. A visit with a Local Guide to the 1,000-year-old HRADČANY CASTLE GROUNDS reveals why Prague is considered one of Europe’s most attractive capitals. Your evening is at leisure. (Breakfast)
Day 8 – October 2 (Mon) – Prague
A Full Day at leisure to explore Prague on your own. Your Tour Director will have many ideas for activities today. Join back with your group for a memorable Farewell Dinner at the PLZENSKA BEER HALL RESTAURANT tonight. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 9 – October 3 (Tues) – Depart Prague, Czech RepublicYour tour ends with breakfast, followed by a group transfer to the airport for your homebound flights. (Breakfast)
ABOUT OUR HOTELS....
Le Meridien Munich Hotel (http://www.starwoodhotels.com/lemeridien/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1860&language=en_US): One of Munich’s finest luxury hotels and Most Central located Hotel to Oktoberfest.. and rated 5-stars!
The Crowne Plaza The Pitter Hotel (https://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/salzburg/szgcp/hoteldetail) is centrally located in Salzburg's Old Town, ranked #15 in all of Hotels in Salzburg.
The Hotel Cosmopolitan (http://www.hotel-cosmopolitan.cz/en/) is a Beautiful Historic 5-star Luxury Boutique Hotel in the heart of Prague's Old Town. Reviews on this hotel are exceptional and ranks #26 out of 670 hotels (Top 3%) in Prague!