Early Bird Offer: Book this trip by May 15 for only €49

Departure Graf: Ludwigsburg Pumpkin Festival

Join us as we welcome Autumn at the annual Ludwigsburg Pumpkin Festival! We’ll be visiting the world’s largest pumpkin festival in Ludwigsburg, where you’ll get to marvel at the many impressive pumpkin sculptures and taste some weird and wonderful pumpkin delicacies. You’ll also get the chance to visit the opulent Ludwigsburg Palace, one of the largest and best preserved Baroque buildings in Europe! This family friendly day trip is a great way to welcome in Germany’s most beautiful season and to enjoy one of it’s best foodie events!

Let us handle the details

  • Private Transportation
  • Experienced Trip Leader
  • Entrance Fee
  • Local Tour Guide

Your trip includes

• Round-trip direct bus transportation
• Own parking lot in Graf for your exclusive use
• Entrance to Ludwigsburg Pumpkin Festival at Blühendes Barock (Baroque in Bloom)
• Entrance ticket and guided tour of Ludwigsburg Palace with a local tour guide
• Explore Europe Trip Leader
• Guaranteed departure

Your trip highlights

• Visit one of Germany’s most unique castles – Ludwigsburg Palace
• Enjoy a guided tour of Germany’s greatest Baroque treasures
• See the many imaginative sculptures at Ludwigsburg Pumpkin Festival 2019
• Try some of the delicious pumpkin treats on offer

Your trip begins at 7.00 a.m with direct transportation from Grafenwoehr to Ludwigsburg Pumpkin Festival, where you will be free to roam the impressive grounds, taking in the huge number of carefully constructed pumpkin sculptures. Like any good pumpkin festival, there’s a pumpkin competition, where you’ll be able to see the largest, the strangest, and the best pumpkins Germany has to offer. You will also have the chance to try any number of the myriad pumpkin delights on offer, including pumpkin soups, pumpkin pies, pumpkin pasta, and even ‘pumpkin-secco’!

After your free time at the festival, we’ll explore Ludwigsburg Palace – one of Europe’s best-preserved Baroque castles and one of the largest in Germany.  With an English-speaking local guide, we’ll learn about the palace’s fascinating history and opulent decor; an unusual combination of Baroque, Rococo and Neoclassicist architectural styles. After free time for dinner, we’ll set off again for Grafwnwoehr, arriving back at around 9.30 p.m.

BOOK IN ADVANCE AND SAVE
Early Bird: Book this trip by May 15 for only €49 and save €10!
Regular Price after May 15 is €59 per adult

 

Meeting point for the start of the trip
Your trip starts and finishes in Grafenwoehr, Germany.

Address: Dießfurter Str, 92655 Grafenwoehr (parking lot)
Instructions: if you are exiting McDonald’s parking lot in Grafenwoehr you will turn right on to B299 as if you are going towards Netzaberg. You will then take your very first right (as if you are going towards MegaPlay) and as soon as you cross the small bridge there is a driveway on the right side which you can enter into a parking lot. You should see several cars and the bus there. The parking lot is exclusively for our passengers during the duration of the trip.

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Meeting point for the start of the trip
Your trip starts and finishes in Grafenwoehr, Germany.

Address: Dießfurter Str, 92655 Grafenwoehr (parking lot)
Instructions: if you are exiting McDonald’s parking lot in Grafenwoehr you will turn right on to B299 as if you are going towards Netzaberg. You will then take your very first right (as if you are going towards MegaPlay) and as soon as you cross the small bridge there is a driveway on the right side which you can enter into a parking lot. You should see several cars and the bus there. The parking lot is exclusively for our passengers during the duration of the trip.

Passport & Visa
A tourist passport is required for all trips outside of Germany.

Important passport rules are as follows:
If you have a passport with a SOFA stamp on any page (a “No-Fee” passport), you are provided permission to reside in Germany, NOT to travel outside of Germany. You have to have a tourist passport in addition to the SOFA/”No-Fee” passport to travel outside of Germany. You cannot travel with a RED Official passport as that is used only for the purpose of a mission or deployment. If you have a passport with a detachable SOFA card clipped inside, it is acceptable to travel with as that was issued originally as a tourist passport. If you are not sure: a tourist passport will be BLUE and will be valid for 10 years for adults. It cannot contain a SOFA stamp on any page or it is not acceptable. A child’s tourist passport (under 15 years of age) is valid for 5 years, but will not have a SOFA stamp in it anywhere. All of this information has been verified to be correct with the Grafenwoehr Passport Office.

Health
There are no major health risks at your destinations. It is always advisable to check with your doctor or health-care provider for the latest updates and overseas travel requirements. More information on vaccinations and other health precautions can be found via the CDC website (www.cdc.gov)

Transportation / Walking on tour
Included transportation is by private bus.

Baggage Allowance
Each adult is entitled to one luggage and one personal item. Luggage should be able to be stored below the bus and the personal item should contain whatever you might need on the bus. Pillows and blankets do not count for the personal item. If you have additional items such as strollers, carseats, etc. please send us a message to make those arrangements.

Clothing & Packing Tips
To ensure you’re comfortable while out exploring, we recommend packing lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that can be easily layered. For sightseeing, we suggest bringing a sturdy pair of walking shoes or sneakers, as well as a lightweight sports jacket or rainwear. If you’re planning a visit to a high-end restaurant or performance, you may also want to bring dressier attire. Also, please remember that it’s preferable to avoid showing bare legs or shoulders during visits to churches or other religious sites (entrance may be denied on this basis).

Currency
Euro is the currency you will be using on your trip. We strongly advise that you take debit/bank cards and credit cards, which can be used to withdraw cash at local banks, as needed. You can use most debit/credit cards at ATMs on the international networks Cirrus and Plus, but make sure to check with your home bank about withdrawal fees. We suggest that you inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans, so that they won’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges.

Travel Insurance
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