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Oktoberfest Package 3-Star (Hotel Senator)

Oktoberfest Package 3-Star (Hotel Senator) - Thirsty Swagman
Oktoberfest Package 3-Star (Hotel Senator) - Thirsty Swagman
Detlef "We first went to Oktoberfest in 2012 at short notice and Thirsty Swagman and Kenneth was such great and could not help us enough to get us there. It was the 3 day of our trip to Germany. We meet some new friends there and still in touch and we are using Thirst Swagman again for our 2018 Oktoberfest experiences. Kenneth staff there were great and helpful and could not do enough to helps us at the ..."
Excellent
35 reviews
Starts
Munich
Destinations
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Ends
Munich

Highlights

  • Sample deliciously authentic brews
  • Feast on traditional German foods
  • Enjoy exclusive entrance into beer tents
  • Sing, dance and prost until dawn
Age range
18 to 70 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Start and end in Munich! With the oktoberfest tour Oktoberfest Package 3-Star (Hotel Senator), you have a 3 day tour package taking you through Munich, Germany. Oktoberfest Package 3-Star (Hotel Senator) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals and more.

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  • A
    Written on October 17, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    The tour was extremely well organised, with an extensive introduction to Munich and an excellent selection in beer tents to experience at Oktoberfest.

    Thirsty Swagman commented on this review
    Thanks Aaron for the epic response, glad to hear you had such a great time on our Oktoberfest tour. May the beers keep flowing for you with a mighty Prost!
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  • B
    Written on October 15, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    High on my bucket list, at 73 I finally realized my dream trip to Munich for Octoberfest. Thirsty Swagman took care of everything other than flights and our hotel, the Senator, was an easy quick walk from the festival. On the downside, it was also pretty... Read more

    Thirsty Swagman commented on this review
    Hi Bill, That's fantastic to hear, thank you for the feedback! Glad we could make your bucket-list item a great experience. Keep those beers flowing... Prost!
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  • K
    Written on October 15, 2018
    2.5 - Average

    Simply not worth the money. We could have booked a nicer hotel ourselves and walked ourselves there. That was the extent of the "tour" and the included meal was simply a voucher for a meal at the beer tent (and not even full value of most meals. I really... Read more

    Thirsty Swagman commented on this review
    Hi Kathie, thank you for the feedback, the hotels we use book out quite early and by January (around the time you booked with us for the 2018 festival) the Mirabell hotel has very few rooms left and their Oktoberfest rates are almost 4 times their normal rates – they even charge extra for breakfast. For a 3-night stay during Oktoberfest at that hotel, it doesn't actually work out that much cheaper to book the rooms direct. With the beer tent reservations, the tents all have their own voucher packages for tables, we can’t change their table reservation options nor the value of the vouchers. For most tents this is 2x vouchers for beer and 1x voucher for a half-chicken lunch. We are however looking at doing evening reservations as well as day-time reservations in future to include some more beer and food for our groups. The feedback we generally have received is that our Oktoberfest packages are fantastic value overall, considering our hotels are the closest to the festival grounds and we guarantee access to beer tent tables. I will also email you later today, and do appreciate your feedback - we're constantly looking at ways to value-add and improve our tours, so it's something I will discuss with the tour guides when we plan our 2019 packages in the next few weeks.
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  • D
    Written on October 14, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    I had a great time at Oktoberfest, and Thirsty Swagman was a big part of that. Very fluid and efficient operation. The guides were very personable and engaging. The location of the hotel could not have been better, and the breakfast was phenomenal. One... Read more

    Thirsty Swagman commented on this review
    Hi Dennis, that's great to hear about our amazing guides and Thirsty Swagman, as well as the hotel location - thank you! We are actually looking at including evening reservations on 1 of the days for 2019, so your feedback is much appreciated. Those early beers are always interesting :)
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  • A
    Written on October 14, 2018
    3.0 - Average

    Just didn’t really seem worth the money. Was really expensive for seats in beer halls and a hotel. People on the tour were nice and so were guides.

    Thirsty Swagman commented on this review
    Hello, thank you for the feedback - could you reach out to us direct, we'd love to hear a little more about your experience and how we can make it better (if at least for others) in future. You can email me at kenneth(at)thirstyswagman.com
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  • M
    Written on October 14, 2018
    2.5 - Average

    Everything was fine, but I’m left wondering what exactly I paid for. If I had it to do over again I would have just booked my own hotels and gone with my friends to the tents and gotten ourselves s table. It would have saved us a lot of money.

    Thirsty Swagman commented on this review
    Thanks Matt for your feedback. All the hotels close to the festival grounds book out very early, eg the Senator (where you stayed) is already mostly booked for 2019 and individual room rates are far higher than our group rates. It doesn't actually work out that much cheaper to book the rooms direct - especially just 6 months out, which is when your group booked with us. Their rates are almost double our rates around that time. Also, on weekends it's extremely unpredictable with getting tables at the beer tents, hence we had reservations on the Sunday included. If you Google "Beer Tent Stampede" you can see an example of a typical weekend when the doors open at 9am at almost all of the beer tents. The weather has a lot to do with it, and this year was extremely good, mostly sunny, weather which means far more people will go straight to the beer gardens outside the tents. This isn't something we can know in advance of course. The Saturday (day prior to your reservations) for example, every beer tent was packed by 10am and all of them shut the doors (incl. to the beer gardens) by 11:30am. The feedback we generally have received is that our Oktoberfest packages are fantastic value overall, considering our hotels are the closest to the festival grounds and we guarantee access to beer tent tables. I will also email you later today, and do appreciate your feedback - we're constantly looking at ways to value-add and improve our tours, so it's something I will discuss with the tour guides when we plan our 2019 packages in the next few weeks.
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  • S
    Written on October 12, 2018
    3.0 - Average

    I had a great time and would recommend.

    Thirsty Swagman commented on this review
    Thank you Sheila for the kind words!
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  • B
    Written on October 5, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    My daughter and I loved the Oktoberfest tour. I really liked the meet and greets that were scheduled where we got to meet some of our fellow beer drinkers. What a fun group! Our tour guides were so helpful and friendly and gave good advice on how to... Read more

    Thirsty Swagman commented on this review
    Thanks Barbara, great to hear you had such a fantastic time! We'll pass your kind words onto the tour guides also. Prost! P.S. great photo! keep those beers flowing...
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  • R
    Written on October 5, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    The package itself was just amazing. I would have never of dreamed of going to Oktoberfest alone but with Thirsty Swagman I was able to meet different people and do something on my bucket list. The guides were so helpful and friendly you couldn't have asked... Read more

    Thirsty Swagman commented on this review
    Thank you Renee for those great words, much appreciated - we'll pass it onto the tour guides also.
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  • DJ
    Written on October 11, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    We first went to Oktoberfest in 2012 at short notice and Thirsty Swagman and Kenneth was such great and could not help us enough to get us there. It was the 3 day of our trip to Germany. We meet some new friends there and still in touch and we are using... Read more

    Thirsty Swagman commented on this review
    Thank you Det for the great review, glad to hear you had such a great time!
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1 - Meet & Greet your thirsty buddies.
  2. Day 2 - Hofbrau Tent.
  3. Day 3 - Beer tent reservations
  4. Day 4 - Check-out from hotel

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  • Accommodation

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  • Meals

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Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • Is the hotel close to the festival grounds?

      The Senator Hotel is located just outside the main entrance so its only a few minutes of walking to be inside the festival grounds!

    • Do you include beer tent reservations?

      Beer tent reservations in the big tent are included at Oktoberfest and it also includes a voucher for some beer and lunch.

    • What is the age range of people on this tour?

      The guests on this tour are of all ages from mature 18-year-olds to the young-at-heart 70+-year-olds.

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