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14 Day Oktoberfest & Balkans

  • Celebrate Oktoberfest in beautiful Munich
  • Journey to Slovenia, Croatia & More
Includes Return International Flights

Bratwurst and beer halls, colourful costumes and fairground rides; Oktoberfest is a must-visit for every serious beer fan. On this 14 day highlights tour of six countries, you can raise a stein (or three) with thousands of festival goers in the German city that started it all - Munich in beautiful Bavaria - together with an unforgettable Balkans tour through Albania, Croatia, Macedonia and beyond.

Delve into centuries of living culture and tradition at the Oktoberfest folk festival in Munich; plus, take in the very best of the historic city on a guided tour and day at leisure. Visit Dubrovnik, often described as ‘the pearl of the Adriatic’; explore the maze-like streets of sensational Split; and take in the awe-inspiring lakes and waterfalls of Plitvice Lakes National Park. Stay in the vibrant Albanian city of Tirana; explore Ljubljana, the greenest capital in Europe; enjoy a cruise on picturesque Lake Bled in the Julian Alps of Slovenia; be amazed by the quirky and colourful city of Skopje, Macedonia - and much more! With return international flights, 11 nights 4-star hotel accommodation, English-speaking guides, return airport transfers and more, this is the trip you've been waiting for!

ITINERARY

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Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for Skopje, Macedonia. Fly with either Qatar Airways, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Etihad Airways, or Cathay Pacific to name a few (subject to availability).


Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel for check in. 

Overnight: Duvet Hotel or similar, Skopje
Meals included: None

After breakfast, explore the city with your Tour Leader. Stroll through the stone streets, historical buildings, Turkish markets and stunning jewellery streets in the Bazaar. Along the way, admire the colossal sculptures of Alexander the Great, see the Mother Teresa Monument, and the impressive mosques of the city (entrances not included). 

In the afternoon travel to Ohrid on the shores of the UNESCO listed Lake Ohrid, on the border between Albania and Macedonia. It is a small resort city on the hilly shores of Lake Ohrid with an atmospheric old quarter cascading down the steep streets, dotted with beautiful churches and topped by the ruins of a medieval castle. Traditional restaurants and lakeside cafes bring the cobblestone streets to life. Afterwards, relax with an hour cruise excursion to admire the beautiful surrounding landscape.

Overnight: Filip Hotel or similar, Ohrid
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning head to Tirana, the capital city of Albania. Upon arrival into the beautiful city, enjoy a walking tour with your Tour Leader see the highlights of the city including Ethem Bey Mosque, Historical Clock Tower and more (entrances not included). Tirana is the heart and capital of Albania. Like all other European metropolises, this city is always bustling with movement and energy. With its clubs, bars, cafes, and taverns, Tirana is worth discovering at any time of the day or night.

Overnight: Hotel Deluxe or similar, Tirana 
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning continue to the spectacular old town of Dubrovnik. Upon arrival enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. Take the opportunity to admire the UNESCO listed old town, the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’. Walk through the narrow streets of the Old Town, immersing yourself in the history and culture of this magnificent city. Dubrovnik’s old town has also become world famous for its role as Kings Landing in the ‘Game of Thrones’ HBO TV series.
 
This evening drive to Neum on the coast of Bosnia and Herzegovina and check into your hotel.

Overnight: Neum Grand Hotel or similar, Neum 
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, continue your journey to Split on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast. Enjoy the day at leisure enjoying its beaches and exploring the maze-like streets at its centre. See Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO site, erected by the Roman emperor in the 4th century (entrance not included). Split remains one of the Adriatic’s most vibrant port cities, stunningly wedged between mountains and sea. In the late afternoon reach Arbanija, a Croatian tourist village situated on the northern coast of Ciovo Island.

Overnight: Sveti Kritz Hotel or similar, Arbanija
Meals included: Breakfast

Today, drive to Plitvice National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire its 16 crystal-blue lakes cascading into 92 spectacular waterfalls. Walk on the wooden promenades providing magnificent views of the waters, where every turn leads to breathtaking scenery and yet another waterfall. Surrounded by dense woods, Plitvice Lake is a natural phenomenon of rare and unique beauty. Afterwards, enjoy a three hour guided tour. The tour includes walking, train riding and crossing the Kozjak lake by boat, all within a pristine natural environment.
 
In the late afternoon arrive at the historic town of Rastoke.

Overnight: Mirjana and Rastoke Hotel or similar, Rastoke
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast depart for Ljubljana. On the way stop at Postonja, famous for its awe-inspiring Postojna Caves. Formed over thousands of years, tourists of all ages now flock to the caves to marvel at this Karst phenomenon (entrance not included).

Afterwards continue to the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana, one of Europe's greenest and most liveable cities. Upon arrival enjoy time at leisure exploring the leafy banks of the emerald-green Ljubljanica River, which flows through the heart of the city lined with cafes. Enjoy the rest of the day free soak up the vibe at leisure. From the picturesque central open-air market to the Three Bridges, the Baroque Town Hall and Robba Fountain, there are plenty of sights to see.

Overnight: Austria Trend Ljubljana Hotel or similar, Ljubljana
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning depart for Munich, on the way stop in the small town of Bled in the Julian Alps of Slovenia. Resembling a setting out of a classic fairytale, it features immense natural beauty with mountains and forest surrounding an emerald glacial lake; an island lies in the middle of the lake, with a church steeple and its wishing bell. Bled, together with its surroundings, ranks among the most beautiful alpine resorts and is renowned for its mild climate and thermal lake water.

Enjoy a three hour guided tour, including a lake boat excursion and visit to Bled Castle (entrance included). Head to the old town where you will admire the imposing castle, located on a high white cliff. Once you arrive at Lake Bled, you will reach the isle, which houses the Assumption of Mary Church (visitors frequently ring its bell for good luck). The church was built in 1465, but then rebuilt in the 17th century in a more Baroque style, maintaining the nave shape. In the late afternoon arrive in the Bavarian city of Munich.

Overnight: Fearing Park Hotel or similar, Munich
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, enjoy a three hour guided tour of Munich with a local guide. The tour starts from the Max Joseph Square, close to some of the city's main attractions like: The Maximilian Strasse, Munich shopping Street with elegant shops and fine restaurants, the National Theatre, the Resindez - that was home of the Wittelsbacher Family and the Sankt Michael church. The tour will reach the Marienplatz, the heart of the city, a perfect spot to admire the Neues Rathaus (The New Town Hall) and Carillon (that plays music every day at 11am, 12pm and 5pm).

This afternoon, you may enjoy free time in Munich, join in the incredible Oktoberfest celebrations, or perhaps take an optional tour of the Oktoberfest Museum (approx. 3 hours).

Optional Activity: Oktoberfest Museum with a local guide: $65 per person
The oldest mansion in Munich, whose history goes back to the year 1340. For centuries inhabited by citizens, traders and artisans, the listed building now houses a permanent exhibition of beer and the Oktoberfest, two important Bavarian cultural assets. Includes local English speaking guide, entrance fee, and one Bavarian beer.

Overnight: Fearing Park Hotel or similar, Munich
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning be transferred to the city centre, choose to join the famous Oktoberfest or spend some time at leisure. Held annually, Oktoberfest is widely considered the world’s most popular beer festival. Its a 16 to 18-day folk festival, with more than six million people from around the world attending the event every year. Despite its name, the event actually begins in September. Featuring centuries of tradition, festival fun, costumes, folklore, shows and songs, it is an occasion every true beer lover should experience at least once in their lives.

Entry is free. For any table booking you can refer to the following website: 
https://www.oktoberfest.de/en

Overnight: Fearing Park Hotel or similar, Munich
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning enjoy a tour of the incredible Neuschwanstein Castle, a 9th-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the humble village of Hohenschwangau. The shy king had built the castle in order to keep away from the public eye and for all the coffer-depleting sums spent on it, the king spent just over 170 days in residence. Today Neuschwanstein is one of the most popular of all the palaces and castles in Europe. Every year 1.4 million people visit "the castle of the fairy-tale king". In the summer around 6,000 visitors a day stream through rooms that were intended for a single inhabitant. The setting of Neuschwanstein could not be more idyllic. This tour will be lead by an audio guide received on arrival. In the afternoon enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure at Oktoberfest or at your own pleasure.

Overnight: Fearing Park Hotel or similar, Munich
Meals included: Breakfast

At the appropriate time today you will be transferred to the airport for your return return flight home to Australia.

Please note: if your flight departs early, breakfast will be arranged for pick up from the hotel reception the night before.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Please note: due to flight scheduling and availability, some flights may arrive in Australia +1 days.

Tour Inclusions

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  • Visit Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia and Germany
  • Discover Skopje, Tirana, Ohrid, Dubrovnik, Split, Ljubljana, Munich and more
  • Attend the iconic Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich
  • Enjoy a guided city tour & day at leisure in Munich
  • Visit Macedonia’s quirky and colourful capital of Skopje
  • See Ohrid, on the shores of serene Lake Ohrid
  • Enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Ohrid between Albania and Macedonia
  • Marvel at the diverse architecture of Tirana in Albania
  • Stay in Neum on the coast of Bosnia & Herzegovina 
  • Discover UNESCO listed Dubrovnik, the Pearl of the Adriatic
  • Swim in crystal clear waters throughout the Dalmatian Coast
  • Relax with a day at leisure in the ancient city of Split
  • Stay in the picture-perfect Croatian town of Rastoke
  • Marvel at the lakes and waterfalls of UNESCO listed Plitvice National Park
  • Enjoy a boat excursion and scenic train ride at Plitvice National Park 
  • Stay in Arbanija on the northern coast of Čiovo Island
  • Stop in Postonja, famous for the awe-inspiring Postojna Caves 
  • Explore Ljubljana, the charming capital of Slovenia
  • Enjoy a cruise on stunning Lake Bled in the Julian Alps
  • Discover Bled and Bled castle on a guided tour
  • Visit the fairytale Neuschwanstein castle
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/PER
  • 11 nights 4-star hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy 11 meals including daily breakfast
 
  • English speaking tour leader and guides
  • Airline taxes and surcharges 
  • Parking and toll fees
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
 
  • Return airport transfers

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).



Travel offer is valid for travel on the 15th September 2020.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement of $1000 applies.
 
Departure Date
15th September 2020
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth



Full Service Airline(s) Used


Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, Emirates, British Airways, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Virgin Atlantic, Royal Brunei, Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Austrian Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Air France, KLM, Finnair, Virgin Australia, Thai Airways, Korean Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Oman Air, Garuda Indonesia, Vietnam Airlines, Air China, China Airlines, Malindo Airlines plus codeshare partners (subject to availability).

 

Please note: One way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation. 

 

Arrive early in Skopje, Macedonia
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Blackout Dates: 20th June - 19th July 2020
 
Stay behind in Munich, Germany
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Blackout Dates: 10th December 2020 - 20th January 2021 
 
Stopover Packages
Twin share: $500 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $750 one way
Locations:
* Doha (one direction only)
* Abu Dhabi 
Includes:
- 2 Nights in 4 star accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Return airport transfers 
Please note: 
- A pre and post-tour stopover may be chosen; however the stopover location must be the same each way, due to the airline used.
- Doha stopovers may only be chosen in one direction 
- Abu Dhabi stopovers are not available for Adelaide departures  
- Abu Dhabi stopovers are not available for Perth departures due to Etihad no longer flying out of Perth from October 2018.
- Stopover packages are subject to availability.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not available. 
- Business Class (international sectors only): Buy now $6199 per person
Please note: 
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.
- If Abu Dhabi, Dubai or Doha stopovers are offered, Premium Economy upgrades will not be available



Accommodation Used


4 Star (self-rated)

Skopje: Duvet Hotel or similar

Ohrid: Filip Hotel or similar

Tirana: Deluxe Hotel or similar

Neum (Dubrovnik Area): Gran Hotel or similar

Arbanja (Split Area): Sveti Kriz hotel or similar

Rastoke: Mirjana and Rastoke Hotel or similar

Ljubljana: Austria Trend Ljubljana or similar

Munich: Feringapark Hotel or similar

Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

 

Extra Nights
- Skopje (Pre Tour): $170 per room.
- Munich (Post Tour): $575 per room.
Please note: extra nights are based on room only and subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 People 
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children/infants 16 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not available.
 
Bedding Configuration
Twin and Double Bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



Minimum group size 30, maximum group size 50 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
Day 10: Oktoberfest Museum with Local Guide and one Bavarian beer - $65 per person
Please note:
- Prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions. 
- The optional tours listed above must be purchased on checkout or over the phone prior to submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability).
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.



- Visa fees and requirements (A visa is not required for Europe for stays up to 90 days, if travelling on an Australian passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary 
- Recommended gratuities/tipping: €5 (approx. $8 AUD) per person/day payable on tour 
- Optional activities/tours 
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.



TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Balkans Area:
September enjoys an impressive 13+ hours of sunlight. Expect to take advantage of a daily average temperature of 23 degrees Celsius. By the middle of the month, the temperature drops slightly to an average of 20 degrees, highs of 24 degrees and lows of 17 degrees Celsius. 
 
Munich:
On average, daily temperatures range between 9 and 19 degrees Celsius during September. In the first half of the month, these usually remain between 11 and 19 degrees Celsius. In the second half, you are more likely to have lows around 9 degrees and highs up to 17 degrees Celsius. Average sunshine hours in September hover around 5 to 6 hours. 
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
11 meals are included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Land
- Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip is €5 per person per day this covers the guide/leader and the driver, which will be collected whilst on tour. 
- Tipping for all services provided on tour is always a matter of personal discretion, however please be aware that tipping is considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration and they may approach you for payment and there is no need to be intimidated by the request.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience. 
 
Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved. If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.



A tourist visa for Europe is not required for stays up to 90 days if travelling on an Australian passport.
 
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.



We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.



Voluntary Changes


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

·   1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·   2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·   Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·   Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·   Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

 

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
·   If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.