Optional Bavarian Oktoberfest Land Program
O'Brien Estate

This pre-cruise land program is available to book for all confirmed O'Brien Estate Rhine River Cruise group members. For complete description and pricing contact Food & Wine Trails.

Bring your lederhosen or dirndl and celebrate all things Bavarian! Get ready to experience the cultural extravaganza of two of the world's largest and most exciting harvest festivals: Oktoberfest in Munich and the Cannstatter Volksfest in Stuttgart. In addition to the famous festivals, you will get to know Frankfurt with a brewery stop and a glimpse of the award-winning architecture project of Old Town, take a private historical city tour of Stuttgart and Munich and indulge in the authentic food and drink that makes this a cultural and culinary hub.

Sept. 29: Disembark your ship in Amsterdam and transfer to the airport for your flight to Frankfurt, Germany. Dive into Germany's rich beer heritage with a tour of a local brewery while enjoying Hessian culinary lunch specialties. Check into your hotel and enjoy a free evening exploring on your own.

Sept. 30: Join a local guide this morning for a tour of Old Town (Altstadt) Frankfurt. Travel to Stuttgart to prepare for the Stuttgart Beer Festival. Check into your hotel. Evening is at your leisure.

Oct. 01: Guided tour of Stuttgart's rich history. Immerse yourself in the annual Stuttgart Beer Festival, also known as the Cannstatter Volksfest - the second largest beer festival in Germany.

Oct. 02: Today we travel to the fun-loving city of Munich. After lunch, enjoy a guided walking orientation tour. Hotel stay for 2 nights.

Oct. 03: Enjoy a full day in the festivities of Oktoberfest, renowned as the world's most famous beer festival. Revel in the lively atmosphere, indulge in amusement rides, savor entertainment and relish beer along with local Bavarian specialties. Conclude with a hosted Farewell Dinner.

Oct. 04: Say a fond auf Wiedersehen to Germany and your fellow travelers. Transfer to the airport for your flight home (airfare not included)

(land program fee applies)