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Alpine Countries & Oktoberfest | October 1–9, 2018 ~ discontinued

The UWL Alumni Association and UWL Continuing Education and Extension office have teamed up with travel partner Premier World Discovery to offer the Alpine Countries & Oktoberfest tour October 1–9, 2018 (9 days).

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Join us on this exciting Alpine Countries & Oktoberfest travel adventure.

The annual 16 day Oktoberfest Festival started in 1810 and is held each year in Munich, the capital of Bavaria, Germany. Beginning in September and running through the first weekend in October, it is the world’s largest fair with 6 million visitors per year. Here is your chance to enjoy the culture, music, food and of course Bavarian beer, where they have been creating “liquid bread” for 3,000 years! Upon arrival into Munich, make your way to Innsbruck, Austria, situated in the Tyrol region of the Alps and your home for the next seven nights. Innsbruck is the perfect hub to venture from and experience majestic scenery, sample wonderful food and explore historic cities and sights of the Alpine Countries.

The exploration begins as you enjoy an Innsbruck City Tour, stroll the streets with your guide and learn about the history of this 800-year old university city which hosted the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympic Games. The featured Oktoberfest day begins with a scenic drive into Bavaria for a panoramic Munich City Tour including the world’s fourth largest Glockenspiel. Then
experience Oktoberfest, visit the ‘Wiesen’ as it is called by the locals, in reference to the fairgrounds where the event is held. Oom-Pah music, great food and of course beer will be part of this famous German & European cultural event. Another day in the Alps brings the famous Neuschwanstein Castle, commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria, the Wies Church, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the village of Oberammergau, known for its Passion Play, performed every ten years after the village was spared from the plague of 1633. One day travel to nearby Salzburg, well known as the birthplace of Mozart and its role in the classic movie ‘The Sound of Music’. Enjoy a tour of Salzburg that includes Old Town, Mirabell Gardens, Mozart Square, the Dom Cathedral and the cobble-stoned Getreidegasse. This unique special event trip also features two traditional dining experiences with a Bavarian Restaurant and Beer Hall Lunch in Munich and Bier Garden Dinner in Innsbruck. Additionally the program allows for self exploration, free time and/or more touring with 2 days at your own pace.

Tour highlights:

Itinerary and reservation form

Alpine Countries & Oktoberfest brochure


  • Roundtrip airfare - MSP/ORD
  • International air departure taxes/fuel
  • 11 meals: 7 - breakfasts, 1 - lunch and 3 - dinners
  • Professional tour director
  • Motorcoach transportation
  • Hotel transfers
  • Admissions per itinerary
  • Comprehensive sightseeing
  • Baggage handling


Make your reservation by downloading the brochure. Fill out the registration form and return it to Premier World Discovery along with your $500 deposit. 

Tour rates:

  • Booking discount*: $4,195 per person double (+$650 single supplement)  
  • Regular rate: $4,295 per person double
  • Single supplement: +$650
  • A deposit of $500 per person is due with reservation form to secure reservations

*See notes for booking discount details

Questions? 877.953.8687 or, 608.785.8494