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Blue Ridge Mountain Oktoberfest

Now viewing: Blue Ridge Mountain Oktoberfest 2016
5 DAYS • 7 MEALS If you like to let your hair down and pull your lederhosen up to the sound of an oom-pah band, pack a giant pretzel and your favorite stein and come with us to the largest Oktoberfest celebration in the Southeast!
This tour departs from the Chicagoland/Wisconsin Area

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The Mayflower Tours Way
  • Free home or local pickup and return
  • 7 Meals (3 dinners and 4 breakfasts)
  • Tour Helen, Georgia with a local guide
  • Oktoberfest celebrations with live music and traditional Bavarian food and drink in evening Festhalles
  • Visit Anna Ruby Falls, a rare double waterfall
  • Tour the Museum of Appalachia, filled with local history
  • Farewell dinner at the historic Boone Tavern
  • $25 in Mayflower Money

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains is the Alpine village of Helen, Georgia, home to the largest Oktoberfest celebration in the Southeast. Enjoy a guided tour of Helen with its quaint shops and beautiful scenery. In the evenings, all paths lead to the Festhalle, THE spot for authentic German music, food, drink and fun. Sample fresh cooked foods and enjoy the musical entertainment that reflects the region’s strong German influence on two nights.

We pay a visit to Anna Ruby Falls, a rare double waterfall and one the over 20 waterfalls in the area. Also visit the Museum of Appalachia, depicting the history of the Appalachian people. Be sure to see the popular Appalachian Hall of Fame Building and the People’s Building, with over a quarter million items. Our farewell dinner is at historic Boone Tavern. Built in 1909, Boone Tavern was meant to accommodate visitors to Berea College. Today, Boone Tavern provides a relaxing and delightful setting for dining.

Day One La Quinta Inn, Nashville, Tennessee Days Two and Three Best Western PLUS Riverpark Inn, Helen, Georgia Day Four Holiday Inn Express, Berea, Kentucky
Departure Date Per Person Twin Single Room

Autumn Foliage Departure

Tour Activity Level
LEVEL 3: A blend of longer and shorter days on this program with more walking tours mixed with some periods of standing. Expect more of the touring to be over uneven surfaces or involve stairs.