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Oktoberfest

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Why do Oktoberfest with Contiki?

Doing Oktoberfest with Contiki is kind of a no brainer. Oktoberfest is held in the city of Munich, and every year around 6 million people descend on the city to raise steins, dance on tables and generally have a real good time. But that many people in one place can make organising a trip, and things like accommodation, pretty tricky. Booking with Contiki means we’ll take the headache out of your Oktoberfest experience, so you can concentrate on one thing - having fun. Plus, you’ll be in a ready made group of friends, have access and availability sorted AND you’ll be with a Trip Manager who knows the in’s and out’s of the festival, so all in all, it’s kind of win win.

What’s included?

A ready made party group, all accommodation, transport once on the trip, breakfast every day, regular shuttles to and from the festival site, AND an experienced Trip Manager are all part of the package.

What accommodation will I stay in?

All Oktoberfest accommodation is located in Hotels and subject to other Contiki Hotel and room share standards.

What should I wear?

Oktoberfest outfits are totally optional, but highly encouraged. Literally everyone at the festival gets involved in the costume game as it’s all part of the fun. Check out our Oktoberfest guide here and get some outfit inspo.

 

We’d suggest organising your outfits in advance of your trip (all hail the internet), but you’ll also be able to buy costumes once in Munich - these may just come with a higher price tag.

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Croatia Sailing

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Why sail Croatia with Contiki?

This should really read why not sail Croatia with Contiki. Our Croatia Sailing trips are some of our best loved Contiki experiences. Organising your own sailing trip? Well its hard to even know where to start. 

Contiki sailing trips are expertly designed to give you the best of life on the water and exploring the lands you arrive upon. Can you imagine the Instagram shots you will get from aboard one of our traditional sailing boats?

 

You’ll be accompanied by your Contiki Trip Manager and expert crew to ensure your trip is plain sailing. Read more about Sailing in Croatia with Contiki here.

What’s it like on board?

Honestly, it’s pretty nice. All of our exclusive ‘A class’ boats come with a big deck area on top for sunbathing, plus heaps of social areas with seating. Find out more about life on board and check out our boats here.

What Croatian sailing trips do you offer?

We offer one Croatia Sailing trip, that is 8 days in length:

- Croatia Island Sail

 

You also have the choice of booking onto the Premium Boat:

- Croatia Island Sail Plus

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Ski Austria

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Why ski Austria with Contiki?

Whether you’re a total beginner who maybe hasn't even seen snow before, or an absolute piste smashing pro, our Ski Austria trips are suitable to all. Based in the idyllic traditional Austrian village of Hopfgarten, all of our ski/board trips stay at the Contiki owned Gasthof Schoneck, with prime access to the vast Ski Welt region, complete with 279 km (174 miles) of runs for skiers/boarders of all abilities. On a Ski Austria Contiki, you’ll spend your days either in lessons learning the ropes or brushing up on your skills, or else heading out to explore the vast Ski Welt with your new pals. After a long day in the snow, catch one of the regular complimentary transfers back to Gasthof Schoneck, jump in the sauna, then spend your evenings either at one of the legendary Gasthof theme parties, chilling out, or hitting the bright lights of Hopfgarten. New friends, loads of snow, a Contiki only property, a sauna - basically the winter holiday of dreams.

Find out more about skiing with Contiki here

How do I get to Hopfgarten?

You have a few different options when it comes to getting to Hopfgarten. If you book one of our Ski Plus trips, this will see you catching the Contiki coach from London, travelling overnight to get to the Gasthof (this journey takes on average 24 hours, and includes rest breaks and stops to stretch your legs and get food). The coach will depart at around 7pm from the Contiki Basement, located at the Royal National Hotel in London, and whilst the journey is long, our coaches ensure you’re comfortable and catered for with heating/air conditioning, power sockets and USB ports, reclining seats, a DVD player and speaker system, and bathroom facilities.

 

If you book a Meet Us There trip, you’ll need to book flights that get you into either Munich, Innsbruck or Salzburg - each are fairly equidistant from Hopfgarten. Details on how to get to the Gasthof from each of the above are as follows:

 

Munich Airport (Flughafen München) to Wörgl & Hopfgarten (im Brixental) Berglift

 

When you arrive at Munich Airport, follow signs for "Zentrum Bereich" (Central Area) where you can purchase a ticket at the train counter for Wörgl, or Hopfgarten Berglift if you don't want to take advantage of the free transfer from Wörgl station. Take S-Bahn line S8 to München Ost - approximately 15 minutes journey time.

 

At München Ost, change platforms & take the fast train direct to Wörgl (one train every 2 hours, journey time approximately 1 hour) where a Contiki coach will collect you at the specified pick up times. Alternatively if you want to make your own way there, when you reach Wörgl by train change platforms & take a train to Hopfgarten Berglift (one train per hour, journey time approximately 10 minutes).

 

Train schedules & tickets prices can be found at: www.bahn.de

 

Innsbruck Airport (Flughafen Innsbruck) to Wörgl & Hopfgarten (im Brixental) Berglift

 

Upon arrival at Innsbruck Airport take Bus F (every 15 minutes, journey time approximately 15 minutes) to Innsbruck Central Station (Hauptbahnhof). From here catch a fast train to Wörgl, where a Contiki coach will collect you at the specified pick up times. Alternatively if you want to make your own way there, when you reach Wörgl by train change platforms & take a train to Hopfgarten Berglift (one train per hour, journey time approximately 10 minutes).

 

Train schedules & ticket prices can be found at: www.oebb.at

 

Salzburg Airport (Flughafen Salzburg) to Wörgl & Hopfgarten (im Brixental) Berglift

 

Upon arrival at Salzburg Airport take Bus #2 (every 10-20 minutes, journey time approximately 20 minutes) to Salzburg Central Station (Hauptbahnhof). From here catch a fast train to Wörgl, where a Contiki coach will collect you at the specified pick up times. Alternatively if you want to make your own way there, when you reach Wörgl by train change platforms & take a train to Hopfgarten Berglift (one train per hour, journey time approximately 10 minutes).

 

Train schedules & ticket prices can be found at: www.oebb.at

 

Once you arrive at Hopfgarten Berglift

 

If you decide to make your own way there, be sure to hop off at “Hopfgarten Berglift” & not at “Hopfgarten” - there are 2 stops in Hopfgarten, & Hopfgarten Berglift is the second stop when travelling from Wörgl. From the Hopfgarten Berglift stop you can telephone Gasthof Schöneck (Tel: +43 6991 2014 965) & arrange a pick up from the station.

Are there any transfers to the Contiki Gasthof in Hopfgarten?

Contiki’s free transfers (for Ski Only passengers) from Wörgl Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) mean getting to Hopfgarten is easy. Wörgl train station connects to major train stations in Munich, Salzburg & Innsbruck, so there are loads of options when booking your holiday flights.

Check out our pick up and drop off times below, so you can work out your flights and trains to get the best deals possible. Taking advantage of these transfers is easy - simply let our reservations team know your flight details and be at the pick up point at the times listed below.

From Wörgl Central Station:

Saturdays

08:15am

10:15am

12:15pm

02:45pm

06:30pm

Thursdays & Mondays

10:30am

12.30pm

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