Berlin, Prague & Munich Oktoberfest | EF Ultimate Break

Berlin, Prague and Munich: Oktoberfest

11 Days  •  3 Cities //@ts-ignore//@ts-ignore 3

Why Go?

History, nightlife, brats and beer; experience the best of eclectic Berlin, storybook Prague and historic Munich. Top it all off with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate at the world’s most famous party, Oktoberfest. It’s all here, from iconic castles to World War II history to lederhosen galore.

What are the top highlights?

  • Partake in the world's biggest party: Oktoberfest
  • Experience Berlin, from its elaborate history to its beer gardens and eclectic citizens
  • Discover the fairytale magic of Prague’s Old Town
  • Visit Neuschwanstein, the majestic hilltop castle that inspired a familiar Disney icon
  • Step into some of the most famous beer halls in the world (don’t forget your lederhosen)
  • Learn (with your mouth) how each city has perfected their centuries-old brews, and its influence of the history, culture, and life of the area

Your trip includes

  • Round-trip flights & airport transfers
  • Multilingual Tour Director & local guides
  • Private deluxe motorcoach
  • 9 nights in hand-picked accommodations
  • Welcome Mixer with appetizers & drinks
  • Daily breakfast & three-course Farewell Dinner
  • Entrance to Neuschwanstein Castle & other select attractions
  • Metro passes in each major city
  • Reservation to Oktoberfest tent

Accommodations

You’ll stay at accommodations hand-picked by our team of local experts, in rooms only for EF Ultimate Break travelers. Each property is located in a safe, convenient area. You’ll receive your exact accommodations 30 days before your trip departs.

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Flights

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  • Flight costs are included in your monthly payment plan, so you can pay over time
  • Airport transfers are included, so we’ll be waiting, sign in hand
  • Flights are booked with major airlines
  • 24/7 support no matter what time zone you’re in
  • One checked bag included on most flights
  • Option to make changes to your trip up to 99 days before departure

Booking with a friend? Let us know and we’ll do our best to make sure you’re on the same flight. Still want to book your own flights? That’s cool, simply select ‘No flights included’ instead of your departure city in the ‘Flights from’ dropdown.

Itinerary

Day 1: Overnight Flight

Board your overnight flight to Berlin, the capital of Germany and a paradise for foodies, drinkers, and everyone in between. As the wheels touch down, get ready to soak it all in…

Day 2: Arrive in Berlin

Welcome to Germany aka Deutschland aka the place where it’s perfectly acceptable to drink out of a boot. After meeting your fellow travelers, enjoy a Tour Director-led sightseeing tour to get better acquainted with the area.

Today's Highlights:

  • Meet an EF representative at the airport.
  • Transfer to your accommodations and check in.
  • Receive the latest schedule from your Tour Director.
  • Meet the other travelers as they arrive.
  • Become one with Berlin during a Tour Director-led city walk..
  • Check out Pergamon Museum and the Story of Berlin, an interactive museum that takes you through Berlin’s history.

At the Welcome Mixer, you’ll meet your new friends over drinks and light appetizers. Afterwards, you’re free to take the party elsewhere!

Free Time Suggestions:
TGIT: • Street Food Thursday is the OG of organized street food in Berlin. Drop by the old market hall in Kreuzberg where SFT takes place and stuff yourself full of food, culture...and more food.
Clear your Throat: Hard to pronounce. Easy to appreciate. At Hackescher Markt this outdoor area is the prime place to go for souvenirs, treats, and of course, a nice cold beer.

Day 3: Explore Berlin

See Berlin’s can’t-miss sights with a local guide. This is your chance to better acquaint yourself with Germany’s capital and largest city, and to discover the history. You’ll be saying, “Ich bin ein Berliner” before you know it.

Today's Highlights:

  • Open up at Brandenburg Gate, a symbol of turmoil and peace, and one of the most iconic Berlin sights.
  • Practice your royal wave as you check out Schöneberg Palace.
  • Shop til you drop at Kurfürstendamm, one of the most famous avenues in Berlin, with shops, restaurants, and chic boutiques lining the street.
  • Get your government on at the Rathaus, home to the mayor and Senate of Berlin.

Free Time Suggestions:
Park It: Crack open a beer and relax in Monbijou Park for unbelievable views of the river and Museum Island (it’s way less nerdy than it sounds).
Savor the Flavor: Turkish people have been flocking to Germany since the early 1950s. Sample Turkish food staples, including amazing cheeses and sweets at the Turkish Market. (Only open on Tuesdays and Fridays.)

Day 4: Free Time in Berlin (day)

Bring on the food. Berlin has always been a melting pot; as such, it's gained quite an appetite for a vibrant food scene. Young chefs are reinventing classic dishes, and new arrivals are adding their flavors to the mix. Today, you and the group will experience this culinary mashup as you take a delicious tour of the city's best street food.

Today's Highlights:

  • Sample German staples (hello, sausage) and exotic Middle Eastern flavors (mouth, meet knafeh).
  • Indulge your senses in a smorgasbord of samples that puts any BJ’s, Costco, or Sam’s Club to shame.
  • Eat your way through Berlin, discussing the stories and people behind it all.
  • Enjoy free time afterwards so you walk off all that food.

Free Time Suggestions:
Go gardening: Although beer gardens originated in Bavaria, they’re prevalent in Berlin as well. Grab some food, and a good book and stop by one of the many sprinkled throughout the city.
F*K Berlin: Head to the Friedrichshain & Kreuzberg areas to visit the famous East Side Gallery and then take your pick of some of the best bars and clubs in Berlin.

Day 5: Travel to Prague via Dresden

En route to the Czech Republic, stop in Dresden, a city devastated by bombings in WWII. Today the city is back in action with restaurants, pubs, cafés, and lots of cool architecture. You'll have time for lunch and a bit of exploration before making your way to Prague where you’ll do as the Czechs do—drink. (The country is the #1 beer-consuming nation in the world.)

Today's Highlights:

  • Czech yourself with beer flights and a bohemian feast.
  • Sample several local beers as a guide teaches you about the subtle flavors, history, and culture around this nectar of the gods.
  • Compliment your perfect Pilsner with a traditional Czech feast, consisting of hearty, meaty dishes. (Vegetarian options available)

Free Time Suggestions:
Here’s to U Fleku: Continuously brewing for over 500 years, U Fleku is the place to go to grab a pint and meet new people. (It seats 1200 after all.)
Vinohrady is rad: This trendy residential haven has parks, beer gardens, and cafes. The name comes from “vineyards”, a couple of which can still be visited to this day.

Day 6: Sightseeing Tour of Prague

Today it’s time to hit the pavement during a walking tour with your local guide.

Today's Highlights:

  • Get inspired at Prague Castle and the St. Vitus Cathedral with its impressive stained glass.
  • Cross the famed Charles Bridge into Old Town.
  • Marvel at the third-oldest astronomical clock (first installed in 1410) and stick around for the show that’s called the most disappointing attraction in Europe.

Free Time Suggestions:
Lose your religion: Make your way to Klášterní Pivovar Strahov, located in the Strahov Monastery, where monks have been brewing award-winning beers for centuries.
Sady says: At Riegrovy Sady Beer Garden, this outdoor place is ideal for drinking Prague’s perfect pilsners and watching sports.

Day 7: Free Time in Prague (day)

Free day in Prague
Nurse that headache as you take it easy and enjoy a free day in Prague to do as you wish.

Today's Highlights:

  • Explore the various neighborhoods of Prague on your own.
  • Use your free time to journey out to city Kutná Hora, home to the Sedlec Ossuary where more than 40,000 to 70,000 bones furnish the chapel.
  • Spend a few hours visiting the Jewish Quarters and the various synagogues and learn how they survived WWII.

Free Time Suggestions:
Communist Museum: See what life was like in Czechoslovakia during the communist years.
Letna Park: Up on a hill overlooking the city, this sprawling park has a big beer garden with amazing city views.

Day 8: Travel to Munich

Make your way to Munich and enjoy a quick walk around with your Tour Director and get to know the area. Afterwards, enjoy time on your own to explore.

Today's Highlights:

  • Walk around with your Tour Director for a quick introduction to the city.
  • Enjoy a pint (or three) at one of the many beer halls to warm up for tomorrow.
  • Have free time to do whatever you want.

Free Time Suggestions:
Smell the hops: Roam the English Garden. As you walk the 900-acre greenway (the first of its kind) grab a drink and sit in the second-largest beer garden in Munich.
BMW FTW: Stop at the BMW Museum for a look into BMW's past. See iconic cars, motorcycles, and other modes of transportation. The building itself is as cool as the stuff inside.

Day 9: Sightseeing Tour of Munich

Get an in-depth tour of Munich. Not just an awesome movie starring Eric Bana, Munich is a Germany’s third biggest city and a major center of art, culture and innovation. It's also where you're invited to the world's biggest party: Oktoberfest!

Today's Highlights:

  • Grab your seat at one of Oktoberfest's best tents.
  • Take part in 500-year-old traditions with your group and others from all around the globe.
  • See the Frauenkirche, a gothic-style church and one of Munich’s most identifiable landmarks.
  • Wander through Marienplatz, Munich’s central square and transportation hub.

Day 10: Visit Neuschwanstein Castle

What does a Mad King, Sleeping Beauty, and some of the best donuts have in common? They’re all part of your visit to Neuschwanstein Castle, one of the Europe's most interesting stories in history.

Today's Highlights:

  • Learn how Mad King Ludwig got his name during your tour of the castle.
  • Pretend you're looking at the time on your phone as you sneak a picture inside the castle (since no photos are permitted).
  • Snack on some donuts half way up your trek to the castle.

Farewell Dinner

Share some last laughs (and maybe shed a few tears) at an included farewell dinner with the group.

Day 11: Fly Home

Auf Wiedersehen, Freunde!
Translation: Goodbye, friends. Your next destination awaits—home. Before you head to the airport, enjoy your last few moments together. Take one more group photo. Grab that final drink. (Fine, maybe a couple of drinks.) But this isn’t goodbye. It’s “See you later.” The only question is, where?

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EXTEND YOUR TRIP 2 WAYS

1. Double the fun
A lot of our trips line up back to back! Give us a call—we can help you add another and save big while you're at it.

2. Go ahead or stay behind
Extending your trip is easy! During checkout, you'll have the option to fly to (or from) the gateway of your choice for an additional fee. We'll adjust your flights accordingly, but you'll be responsible to take care of your transportation, hotels, and other logistics outside of tour.

Note: Depending on your desired gateways, additional fees may apply.

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