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Beer Safari in Germany - MTS/IH/16
Let’s take you to a wonderful journey of Beer Safari & Spa with our 9 nights/10 days special Germany tour package including airport transfers, complete guided tour, sight-seeing,
Beer has a history closely intertwined with the history of humanity itself. Brewing tradition of Beer began some 6000 years ago. Some of the earliest concepts of brewing were discovered during this era. Sumerians, the oldest known civilization on earth, began "brewing" and in the process they had discovered a true drink of the gods.
Beer is a major part of German culture even though the domestic consumption patterns have been fluctuating for some years. However, the brew has risen to such heights in international popularity that in addition to the Germans there are people from all parts of the world travelling through Germany and especially during the Oktoberfest to have a taste of this wonderful drink. This popularity is partly because of the culinary & cultural importance and in part also because of the strict state control regulating the production of beer. There actually is a German Beer Law which allows only a certain range of ingredients and additives for the brewing process.
To get a real taste of Germany, one needs to skip the ubiquitous brands for a more adventurous brew and savour a local beer. There is a whole range of beers to taste from, be it the smoked brews in Bavaria or woodruff-laced wheat beer in Berlin and one can’t have enough of the 100s of flavours across German Beer region.
The original "Oktoberfest" took place in Munich, on October 18, 1810: during the commemoration ceremony of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig (later King Ludwig I) and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen (namesake of the Theresienwiese festival grounds). Since its beginnings, the Oktoberfest has only been cancelled 24 times due to pressing reasons like war, disease, and other emergencies. In present times, It is one of the most famous events in Germany and the world's largest fair, with some six million people attending every year and is an important part of Bavarian culture. Octoberfest is also celebrated in many other cities and parts of the world.
Alongside the variety of Beer offered there is a culinary spread to interest all kinds of palates. There is a spread to pick from which includes but is not limited to traditional hearty fare such as Hendl (chicken), Schweinsbraten (roast pork), Haxn (knuckle of pork), Steckerlfisch (grilled fish on a stick), Würstl (sausages) along with Brezn (Pretzel), Knödeln (potato or bread dumplings) etc.. Then there are variations of the spit-roasted duck or goose. Roasted meats, especially pork and potato dumplings, are served up with the traditional red cabbage and apple dish (Blaukohl). Kaasspotzn (cheese noodles), Reiberdatschi (potato pancakes), Sauerkraut or Rotkraut (red cabbage) along with such Bavarian delicacies as Obatzda (a fatty, spiced cheese-butter concoction) and Weisswurst (a white sausage) add to the fare.
Smaller appetites are satisfied by dishes made of potato and/or potato soup, and even vegetarians don't go hungry, there are massive warm, soft pretzels, cheese plates with bread, or one of the many meatless dishes served up in each of the tents. To top it all there is something to satisfy every sweet tooth.
Favourite of all, the mere mention of a Beer bath makes a few eyes roll. Add to this beer-based body scrub and massage and one already starts feeling bodily in heaven. And it is not sheer hype, The hops in the beer detoxify the body and if clubbed with body scrub, intensify its power. The aroma of the beer and hops, works as aromatherapy as well. So, the process works from the outside in and from the inside out also.
Day 1 FRANKFURT
Our program begins with your arrival In Frankfurt from the city of origin. Airport transfer to the hotel in the cosmopolitan city of Frankfurt am Main. Welcome dinner in the main square (Römer) in the center of the city. Return to Hotel. (D)
Day 2 FRANKFURT - COLOGNE - DÜSSELDORF
After breakfast we will drive by private bus from Frankfurt to Cologne (189km, 1h 56m) for a short visit. We will see the Cathedral, one of the most visited in Germany with a gothic style. Then we will continue to Düsseldorf (44km, 36m). Hotel registration. Late in the afternoon we start our “beer safari” visiting the city in a "Beerbike" super innovative activity, going around the city by bike for 2 hours where you can consume all the beer you can (up to 20 liters beer are included in the tour). Enjoy the architecture and places full of history through the center of Düsseldorf enjoying your first beer in Germany. Then we will go to downtown Düsseldorf (ALTSTADT) and have dinner in one typical restaurant. Time to try the local beer, called ALTBIER, “Old beer”. Back to the hotel for a rest. (B) (D)
Day 3 DÜSSELDORF - KROMBACH – KOBLENZ
After breakfast we will continue our trip by private bus to the city of Krombach (66km, 44m). We will visit one of the most famous breweries in Germany. The Krombacher Brewery, founded in 1803, is one of the most famous breweries of Germany. Visit the Factory which lies in middle of an idyllic countryside. We will take you to the most important areas of the brewery, then you can see, hear, taste, smell and feel in the exclusive room of senses the passion for beer. Finally, taste the variety of beers this brewery produce and enjoy the typical Siegerländer Katebrot (moreisch bread) and Schinken (Ham). Free time to enjoy the natural environment that offers Krombach. Later we drive to the city of Koblenz (178km, 1h 51m), where we visit the (Deutsche Ecke) German Corner where the Rhine and Mosel rivers join. First contact with medieval times, when we get to the Fortress of Koblenz, where we can have a panoramic view of one of the best known regions of Germany. Overnight at selected hotel in Koblenz. (B)
DAY 4 KOBLENZ - TÜBINGEN
After breakfast we will go by private bus to the city of Tübingen (313km, 3h 9m). Check in at the hotel. You will then have free time to enjoy the banks of the Neckar River or stroll through the typical city of Tübingen. At the evening, we will take you to the Neckarmüller Brewery to enjoy a good typical meal of the region accompanied by a delicious local beer, the so called “Weissbier” (wheat beer). Before dinner, short introduction to brewing including a tour of the brewery-restaurant, where in addition, there will be a beer tasting accompanied by a "Bretzel" (typical German bread with salt). Before the day ends, we will have dinner with chef suggestions from the beer menu. Overnight. (B) (D)
DAY 5 TÜBINGEN -MUNICH
After breakfast and a good rest we will go by private bus to the city of Munich (236km, 2h 34m). In the afternoon we will visit the city center with its most important attractions and then go to the hotel. Free time for shopping. (B)
DAY 6 MUNICH - THE CITY OF "OKTOBERFEST"
Breakfast. The day is at leisure for private activities. If the dates align, we prepare to participate in one of the biggest festivals in Europe and the world, the Oktober-fest! Throughout the day you can participate in the Bavarian atmosphere and enjoy the German beer in all its varieties. At the end of the day we will pick you up to take you back to the hotel. (B)
DAY 7 MUNICH
Today we leave the day free for private activities. You may return to the Oktober-fest (if the dates align) if you wish, or stroll through the city of Munich and the surrounding area. We suggest an optional tour to the Allgäu region where you can visit the famous Neuschwanstein Castle, built by King Ludwig II, King of the Fables that inspired Walt Disney in Sleeping Beauty Castle. Or we suggest to visit the Allianz-Arena stadium, one of the most modern stadiums in the world and home to the famous Bayern Munich. In the evening we will go together for dinner at the Hofbräuhaus Restaurant, one of the most famous breweries of the city. Return to the Hotel (B) (D)
DAY 8 MUNICH - NEUREICHENAU
After breakfast we will go by private bus to our hotel in Neureichenau to rest (220km, 2h 39m). Neureichenau is located at the region Bayerisches Wald (Bavarian Forest), that means you will be in middle of the Nature and Countryside. The hotel, besides being a brewery has also a wellness spa and it is considered the first beer and wellness hotel of the world. In the museum of beer you will see among others, a collection of 3000 mugs, glasses and bottles. In the Spa you can literally take a beer bath and gain the benefits of beer in many wellness therapies. You will discover why beer is a special health elixir and how beer and health are closely linked. Then enjoy the excellent cuisine accompanied by a good German beer for lunch. In the afternoon free time to take a walk around the hotel, to have a beauty treatment or play “kegel”, the german bowling. Dinner and overnight. (B) (L) (D)
DAY 9 NEUREICHENAU
After breakfast at the hotel you can relax in the facilities, or take a relaxing treatment at the Spa Hotel. That will make you feel like new. Alternatively we propose to take an optional tour to the city of Budweis in the Czech Republic to visit the BUDWEISER beer factory (104km 1h, 48m), that is best known for brewing a beer known as Budweiser Budvar in the European Union and as Czechvar in the United States and Canada. The Factory was founded in 1785 in Bohemia which at the time was part of the Habsburg Monarchy. The duration of the visit is 60 minutes, then you shall have the chance to drink Budweiser and taste the bohemian couSine direct at the brewery. Return in the afternoon to Neureichenau to enjoy the Hotel facilities or drink the last beer before our farewell drive together.
DAY 10 REICHENAU – MUNICH AIRPORT
After breakfast time to enjoy the hotel facilities or time for a walk on the countryside. You will also have time for golf or horse riding. Right on time we will drive you to the airport in Munich for your connecting flight back home.
Inclusions in the package
- 9 Nights with Breakfast in 3* / 4* Hotels
- Transfers and Tours in a private Bus
- Visits according to detailed program
- All entrance fees to the attractions are included
- English speaking guide for the whole program
- Your beer expert surprise bag
This tour can be arrange for a Group at any given time.
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