Oktoberfest and Beyond – Munich Tours and Activities from Viator.com

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Schweinebraten, Schweinshaxe and of course, beer, are just some of the Bavarian delights of the world’s largest fair and Germany’s capital.

The centuries-old celebration of Oktoberfest kicking off Sept. 22 is an exciting celebration of the Bavarian culture and Germany’s bustling capital of Munich. Viator.com – the leading resource for researching and booking more than 10,000 tours and activities around the world – can still get some lucky travelers to the 2012 celebration (Oktoberfest sells out annually and time is running out), but also has a great selection of the best things to do in and around Munich all year long.

Oktoberfest – Here We Come

Viator’s 3-Day Munich Package Including Oktoberfest and 3-Day Munich City Card gives travelers great flexibility to set their own pace on Days 1 and 2 with access to top attractions thanks to the City Card including the beautiful English Garden, Nymphenburg Palace, the Pinakotheken Galleries and the Olympic Park. Day 3 is the main event – Oktoberfest – where tents of both massive and intimate sizes feature the local brews and Bavarian specialties. A visit to the famous Lowenbrau beer tent includes a reserved table and some of the finest beers Oktoberfest has to offer. Adding on another day, the 4-Day Oktoberfest Experience for Independent Travelers includes a 2-hour walking tour of Munich including top attractions such as the famous Marienplatz square. The next two days can be spent at Oktoberfest, or the second day can be substituted with a trip to Neuschwanstein Castle. The final day is at the travelers’ leisure to soak in the Bavarian culture.


While Oktoberfest only lasts for a short time each autumn, Munich is a rich destination for travelers all year long. Even though the tents (and crowds) might be gone, the Bavarian Beer and Food Evening Tour in Munich will give travelers a taste of Oktoberfest while learning how the fair’s guest of honor, German beer, is brewed capped off with a dinner at the world-famous Hofbräuhaus. The Munich by Night and Dinner at Hofbräuhaus experience explores the city’s beautifully illuminated monuments, fountains, and buildings before settling in at the Hofbrauhaus for an evening of Bavarian entertainment with music, a show and dinner. More local delicacies await the traveler during the Munich Bavarian Food Walking Tour including obatzda, a traditional soft-cheese dish; weisswurst, a seasoned white veal sausage accompanied with a pretzel and sweet mustard; and legendary apfelstrudel, a famous dessert made up of delicately layered pastry with apple filling.

Hang up the Beer Steins and Hop on a Tour

Forgoing the brews in favor of some exploration, the Munich City Hop-on Hop-off Tour uncovers all the highlights of the city including the Pinakotheken art museums, the world famous Hofbrauhaus, the National Theater with the Royal Palace, Marienplatz and the Viktualien market with its colorful outdoor stalls just to name a few. Sobriety is a must during the Munich Segway Tour that includes Hofgarten, Royal Gardens, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat, Englischer Garten, Viktualienmarkt (farmers market) and the Jewish Museum. Travelers will enjoy the surroundings, scenery and fresh air during the Munich Bike Tour which includes Royal Munich and neo-classical plaza, Konigsplatz (Munich's Acropolis), Odeonsplatz and Englischer Garten, Europe's largest city park. In the midst of this, you'll stop at the famous Chinese Tower beer garden for refreshments. Then cruise along the lovely banks of the river Isar, which will finally lead you back into the heart of Munich's beautiful Old Town.

To browse Viator’s full selection of tours and activities, as well as for details on the latest deals, promotions, contests and Viator news, visit http://www.viator.com and the Viator Travel Blog as well as Viator’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Viator® is the world’s leading online resource for travel experiences, providing access to more than 10,000 tours, attractions and activities in 800-plus destinations in more than 150 countries. Viator– the Latin word for traveler – offers a one-stop shop to plan, research and book trip activities via its Web and mobile platforms with resources such as more than 330,000 traveler reviews, ratings and photos, suggested itineraries and the Viator Travel Blog. Viator’s in-house travel experts hand-pick trusted local operators to ensure quality, value and service, all backed by a low-price guarantee. Viator sells its products through Viator.com, the Viator Tours and Activities App for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, the Viator Ultimate Experience Guide for iPad, the Viator Shore Excursions website, local language sites for European, Latin American and Asian markets and more than 2,000 affiliated sites that include major hotel chains and airlines, online travel agencies, city-specific sites and more. Viator is a privately held company, with lead investment from The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity firms. Founded in 1995, Viator is headquartered in San Francisco with regional offices in Sydney, London and Las Vegas.

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