BAG Travel

BAG Travel

Festive Germany!

Sep 6, 2022 to Sep 19, 2022
Berlin and Munich

Festive Germany 2022

Sign up for the group trip of a lifetime, this September in delightful, Deutschland! Our 14-day immersive, group adventure includes a guided exploration of Berlin, Munich, and the surrounding areas. All during one of Germany’s most festive times of the year!

The highlight of your journey is attending THE world’s largest party: Munich's Oktoberfest!

This trip includes:

  • This trip includes: 14-day, 13-night Hotel accommodation as per itinerary, based on double-occupancy, two beds per room:
    • (8) nights at Hotel Crowne Plaza, Berlin (or similar)
    • (5) nights at Novotel Muenchen City (or similar)
  • All transfers and transportation are private, air-conditioned coaches with a driver/ English-speaking guide Important: any individuals traveling outside the group arrangement must organize own transportation.
  • Arrival Meet and Greet Guide
  • Departure Guide
  • Sightseeing and admissions as per the itinerary
  • 1-day admission to Therme Erding, the world's largest spa and waterpark complex.
  • An authentic lederhosen outfit for Oktoberfest. Our free gift to you!
  • Local taxes on accommodation and sightseeing tours, based on current rates
  • Meals as indicated on itinerary (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
  • Hotel porterage

What's not included:

  • All airfares, departure taxes, fuel surcharges, and seat selection
  • Personal items
  • Optional Tours - see below
  • Meals unless listed in itinerary
  • Tips and Gratuities Increase in local tax rates
  • Early room check-in ; late room check out.
  • Standard check-in time is 2pm and check-out time is 10am.
  • Travel Protection Coverage
    • Getting Covered: our partner Allianz Travel Insurance is offering an optional Travel Protection group rate. Click HERE for more info.
    • However, if you choose to decline the projection that the offered travel insurance provides, complete and sign the Travel Protection Waiver Form and email to requests@bagtravel.net at least 3-days before departure for the trip. One for per person.
  • Passport  and Visa handling fees. See the Passport & Visa Services section below for BAG Travel's special discount partnership with CBIT Visas - North America's leading visas and passport service company.

Itinerary:
Meals as indicated on itinerary (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)

Day 1 – September 6, 2022 - BERLIN (B, D):
Arrive in Berlin, meet our local assistant who will help you transfer to the hotel. 
Accommodation: Hotel Crowne Plaza Berlin 4* (8 Nights)
Attend the Group opening dinner at a local restaurant.


Day 2 – BERLIN - September 7, 2022 (B)
:
In the morning, meet your guide to depart for our Berlin tour. Enjoy some main sights like the Brandenburg Tor, the Bundestag Building, Checkpoint Charlie, Museum Island, Alexanderplatz, and the Holocaust Memorial. The remainder of the day is on your own.


Day 3 - BERLIN - September 8, 2022 (B)
:
Full day on your own; no guided services today.

Suggestion - visit Berlin's most popular city park - the lush, 520-acre, Tiergarten.

Day 4 – BERLIN - September 9, 2022 (B):

Enjoy breakfast, before we visit Museum Island, the artifact wonderland of in the heart of Berlin and home to the ancient and world famous attractions: Bust of NefertitiPergamon Altar, and Ishtar Gate
In the evening, "chill out" at the famous Berlin Ice Bar in Alexanderplatz. Everything in-and-of this amazing facility is made from solid ice...



Day 5 – BERLIN - September 10, 2022 (B):
Full day on your own; no guided services included today.
Suggestion - Immerse yourself into one of the street parties around: Folsom Europe. It's just a few blocks down from our hotel, in Schöneberg.

Day 6 – BERLIN - September 11, 2022 (B, L):
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and free time in the morning. Later in the morning, enjoy a swim excursion and picnic at Lake Liepnitzsee
 
Day 7 - BERLIN - September 12, 2022 (B):
Full day on your own; no guided services included today.

Day 8 - BERLIN - September 13, 2022 (B):
Full day on your own; Optional Day Tours: 
  1. 5-hour Potsdam excursion. Sanssouci Palace was built in 1745, by Fredrick the Great as his summer palace, and intended to be Germany's answer to Versailles.
  2. 10-hour Dresden excursion. Long-considered the most beautiful city in Germany, Dresden was magnificently restored to its former glory after the allied bombings during WWI. Must see: the Royal Palace, home to one of the world's most famous Renaissance masterpieces: The Sistine Madonna!👼
 


Day 9 – BERLIN -> MUNICH - September 14, 2022 (B)
:

After breakfast and hotel checkout, you will be transferred to the train station for our train to Munich. Upon arrival in Munich, you will be met by a local assistant who will help you the hotel transfer. The remainder of the day is free at leisure.
Accommodation: Harry’s Home Munich 4* (5 Nights)

Day 10 – MUNICH - September 15, 2022 (B, L):
In the morning, enjoy private all-inclusive Munich guided walking tour. This is a one-of-a-kind tour. Our gracious guide will not only take you sightseeing, but also teach you how to navigate, connect, and interact. You'll be immersed in the culture of this great city. Tour length: 2 miles, 5 hours. 

Tour Highlights:

  • Marienplatz | City Center (webcam)
  • The Hofbräuhaus
  • The Frauenkirche
  • The Glockenspiel – the whimsical City Hall tower clock featuring 43 bells and moving figurine recreations of two pivotal events in Munich's history 
  • The National Opera House
  • Englischer Garten - one of the largest and most beautiful urban parks in the world.  Quirky feature: even though Munich is over 1,000 miles from the sea, if you are in the right area of the park, you will still spot surfers "riding the waves"... 🏄‍♀️
  • Learn about over 860 years of Bavarian/German History & Culture, including the Munich Beer Hall Putsch  (Coup of 1923).
  • Hear fascinating tales, myths, and legends of Oktoberfest: the world's largest party!
  • Viktualienmarkt (Market Place), for a traditional Bavarian lunch - included w/price.

Day 11 –MUNICH - September 16, 2022 (B,L):

Neuschwanstein Castle & Schloss Linderhof tour via private vehicle w/lunch at a traditional Bavarian Beer Hall (8+ hours)



Day 12 –MUNICH - September 17, 2022 (B):
In the morning, we will "suit-and-boot" you Bavarian style, with an authentic lederhosen outfit, FREE as our a gift to you!  

 
Day 13 –MUNICH - September 18, 2022 (B, D):

Oktoberfest at a reserved table inside a gigantic, historic Oktoberfest tent. Food and drinks are included. 🍻🥨



Day 14 –MUNICH - September 19, 2022 (B):
After breakfast, checkout of the hotel and transfer to Munich airport via private shuttle for your journey home OR to join us in our exciting Spain & Portugal segment (9/19 - 10/4/22)!

End of Arrangements by BAG Travel 


Fees, Cancellation Policy, Visa, and Passport Information:

 
TRIP PAYMENTS:
  • Deposits: $100 (USD) per traveler
    • Refundable within 6-days of booking
    • Non-refundable after 7-days of booking
     
  • Install Payments: BAG Travel will accept installment payments on groups. Please note, any refunds of installment payments that have been made will be subject to a $5.00 processing fee per $100 (e.g. a refund of $500 will be charged a $25 fee), a minimum charge of $5 will apply. This processing fee applies if the cancellation is made prior to the effective date of the penalty period for the group. Please review the terms and conditions for full details of these dates and charges.
 
    • If you desire an Installment Payment option, please send your request to: requests@bagtravel.net - with the subject line "Install Payment Inquiry for 2022 Festive Germany!"

Final Payment and valid Passport Copies* are due no later than 90 days prior to departure. For payments within 90-days of departure or if air tickets and documents need to be issued immediately after payment, a certified cheque, bank draft or wire transfer must be received. Normally air tickets and travel documents are sent out 30-days prior to departure. 
*Required by TSA. Any airfare tickets booked with this itinerary cannot be issued without a valid passport copy.
 
CANCELLATION POLICY (LAND ARRANGEMENTS):
  • More than 91 days prior to departure = loss of non-refundable deposits
  • Between 90-46 days prior to departure = 75% of net tour price
  • 45 days or less prior to departure = 100% non-refundable

Important Note:
Cancellation penalties for some travel arrangements may differ from our general conditions. In this occurrence, you will be advised of these addendums at the time of confirmation or prior to any penalties becoming applicable and as soon as we are notified of these special conditions.
 

TRAVEL PROTECTION ASSURANCE COVERAGE:
It is strongly recommended that clients purchase cancellation insurance to protect themselves against cancellation due to illness prior to or during travel. In the event a traveler becoming ill during a tour and has not purchased insurance, all hospital and medical expenses are the traveler's responsibility. Based on BAG Travel's current cancellation policies, the passenger may incur up to 100% cancellation penalties and should protect themselves with cancellation insurance.

  • A Travel Protection Policy MUST be purchased.  BAG Travel offers group rate travel protection plan option via our partner: Allianz Travel Insurance.
    • To request travel protection, include "Travel Protection" in your cart at the time of your booking fee transaction.

  • If the optional coverage above is declined, a Travel Insurance Waiver Form is required to be signed and returned by each person, at least 3-business days after deposit payment.

  • Insurance Rates: All rates are subject to reconfirmation at the time of the policy being purchased. We will be happy to quote current rates, however these are not guaranteed until the policy is purchased.

  • BAG Travel cannot sell insurance to clients non US or Canadian residents or if you reside in Quebec.

For information on our Group Travel Protection Plan coverage and/or to acquire the Travel Insurance Waiver Form, please visit: bagtravel.net/travel-insurance/

PASSPORT & VISA SERVICES:

Passports must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from your scheduled return date.

Visas*:
  • To simply securing proper travel documentation, BAG Travel has partnered with CIBT, North America's largest provider of visa and passport services. CIBT can assist U.S. travelers with any visa, passport, and other required travel documents. 

  • An ETIAS Visa waiver will be required for US passport holders to 22 European Countries, plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway & Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino & Vatican City. The current tentative scheduled date for the launch of this requirement is for the end of 2022. For the latest information and requirements, please visit: https://etias.com/ 

             *Applies to U.S. passport holders only. For non-U.S. travelers: please verify requirement with your applicable consulate(s) prior to departure. 


Available Packages

BERLIN + MUNICH (Oktoberfest) Option: 9/6 - 9/19/22
Available until July 30, 2022

Starting At: $2,770.00
Deposit: $500.00

- Per person (double occupancy, land only)

Deposit shown does not include the standard, $100 USD standard non-refundable, BAG Travel booking fee . That fee will be invoiced separately and is NOT applied to the balance of your trip package(s) as part of the deposit. Your booking request cannot be accepted until after payment of this fee. 
 

MUNICH ONLY - Oktoberfest Option: 9/14 - 9/20/22
Available until July 16, 2022

$1,850.00
Deposit: $500.00

This is an option for those who only want to visit Munich for Oktoberfest w/a few optional, local tours:

- Per person (double occupancy, land only)
- 6 nights in Munich with breakfast
- Excludes lederhosen outfit
- Accommodations: Hotel Uhland, 

Deposit shown does not include the standard, $100 USD standard non-refundable, BAG Travel booking fee . That fee will be invoiced separately and is NOT applied to the balance of your trip package(s) as part of the deposit. Your booking request cannot be accepted until after payment of this fee. 
 

Extra Options

Travel Protection Group Coverage
Available until September 3, 2022

$295.00
Deposit: $295.00

It is strongly recommended that clients purchase cancellation insurance to protect themselves against cancellation due to illness prior to or during travel. In the event a traveler becoming ill during a tour and has not purchased insurance, all hospital and medical expenses are the traveler’s responsibility. Based on BAG Travel’s current cancellation policies, the passenger may incur up to 100% cancellation penalties and should protect themselves with cancellation insurance.

FOR MORE INFO, please refer to: https://www.bagtravel.net/travel-insurance/

Full Day Dresden Tour
Available until July 15, 2022

$135.00

This private tour from Berlin requires a minimum of 20 passengers participating. A refund will be given within 5 business days of trip completion if the required capacity is not reached. 

Explore the picturesque city of Dresden by touring the city’s hills and old city squares via a Hop-On/Hop-Off bus. Learn about its history of destruction and rebirth, and get a taste for its famous art and night scene in the trendy Neustadt district.  

Hop off and on as much as you like for an entire day! With 22 different stops throughout the city, this tour gets you to and from all the sights you want to see. Buses depart every 30 minutes, and you can ride them as much as you like in order to experience Dresden, capital of the State of Saxony. Lovingly known as "Florence on the Elbe" for its rich art collections, river views and baroque architecture, Dresden is a real gem. Take a tour of this historic city on an exclusive double-decker-bus, getting off and on as you like to admire the unique cultural monuments on offer. Possibly the highlight of Dresden's impressive art collections (and the entire Renaissance era) is the "Sistine Madonna", by Raphael.

Your journey starts on the Theatre Square, near the Augustus Bridge. Decide yourself whether to take the uninterrupted 90-minute tour, of hop on and off the bus to absorb the city's splendors at your own pace. Your ticket includes diverse attractions and entry-fees to the city's monuments, such as the famous Frauenkirche. This Lutheran church in baroque style, which dominates the Neumarkt, has a remarkable history. The building collapsed after sustaining heavy damage during the bombing of Dresden in 1945. The buses depart frequently every fifteen to thirty minutes. Your ticket is valid for a whole day

Half Day Potsdam Tour
Available until July 15, 2022

$80.00

This private tour requires a minimum of 20 passengers participating. A refund will be given within 5 business days of trip completion if the required capacity is not reached. 

On your beautiful tour of Sanssouci, stroll past the grand buildings that were once the center point of Prussia's imperial grandeur. Take in the stunning gardens of Friedrich II's legendary Sanssouci Palace, and experience a true piece of history. After meeting at Kurfurstendamm, take a short bus ride and arrive in Potsdam for a guided tour of the city. Your guide will show you all of the city's best sights, and they're sure to tell you a fascinating story or two. Stroll through the Dutch Quarter to admire its magnificent buildings and admire the Russian colony of Alexandrovka along the way. The highlight of this tour is, of course, the visit to Sanssouci Palace. A walk through its beautiful park grounds, passing by magnificent Chinese teahouse or the New Palace, are sure to inspire. 

Duration: 4 Hours
Departs: 10 a.m. - Returns: 2 p.m.
From: Berlin