22nd September 2018 - 7th October 2018

The world's most popular beer festival has everything you need for a good time, whether you are travelling in a large group or with a couple of mates. Iconic steins can be seen overflowing with many varieties of the local brew, whilst men and women in traditional lederhosen and dirndls mix with the revellers, offering pretzels and other snacks.

If you have never been to an event like this before, perhaps this is the year to experience your first Oktoberfest. You can guarantee a fantastic atmosphere at this Munich beer festival, with everybody in a great mood, and it is sure to be a trip you will reminisce about for years to come.

Proceedings start with the tapping of the first barrel, before the traditional costume parade through the streets on the Sunday. What follows are two weeks of making new friends, enjoying the entertainment on offer and, of course, drinking. Finally, things are brought to a close with the customary gun salute on the penultimate day. During Oktoberfest, there is a rule is that everyone at the table drinks together and all glasses are clinked before drinking, so one word of German you might want to learn is 'Prost!', meaning cheers.

It is not just about the numerous beer tents, though, as the festival also features a whole host of attractions such as fairground rides and games. Expect to hear plenty of traditional oompah music and to be given the chance to taste a range of different sausages known as wursts. There's also a great focus on families, with designated days on which the rides and attractions are cheaper.

If you are looking for alternative beef festivals in the area, why not try Munich Strong Beer Festival.

Suggested Break

Oktoberfest Weekend Break

The sound of glasses clinking and Oompah bands playing in the background, the sight of numerous tents lining the streets and the smell of pretzels and bratwurst in the air - it wouldn't be a beer festival without any of these aspects. 

Guide price from £849pp - call for the latest availability, prices and promotions

What's Included

• Return flights from the UK
Private overseas return airport transfers
Two nights' 3* accommodation with breakfast
Private Oktoberfest Tour

*Price is based on flights departing London on the 25th September 2017
Three Cheers For A Festival Of Beers
There are plenty more european beer festivals besides Oktoberfest and so why not consider one of these excellent options.