Looking for adventure in Europe? Thirsty Swagman is an Oktoberfest tour operator which offers various tour options at the German beer festival:
Oktoberfest Tours 2012:
- 3 night tour (two date options, contact for details)
- 12 day tour (3 Oct – 15 Oct, 2012)
If you think you’ve got it in you to party harder than the average 3-day Oktoberfest bender, then make sure you check out Thirsty Swagman’s 12-day wild pub tour. On this tour, kicking off in the Oktoberfest beer tents is just the start of one epic, unforgettable adventure of a lifetime. Experience the beauty of the Austrian Alps from a traditional Bavarian pub half-way up the mountain, find your way through underground pub mazes in Prague, relax in tranquil medieval beer gardens in Bamberg, stumble down the ‘longest bar in the world’ in the Dusseldorf – and last but definitely not least – make friends that you will keep for life.
A Tempting, Tipsy Tradition
Although the Oktoberfest grounds are packed with rides, games and cheesy souvenirs, the real party usually starts and ends in the heart of the beer tents.
The tents open at 10am and close around 11pm, with last drinks served at 10pm. Each brewery (local to Munich) sets up their tent with a different theme, presenting Oktoberfest patrons with elaborate colors and decorations to drink under. Each tent squeezes in around 10,000 travellers and locals alike, most dressed in traditional German attire, and all spilling their steins to slightly tone-deaf sing-a-longs to a traditional German Brass Band.