Great Trips... Made Better With Beer!

September 21 - October 1, 2022
Departs every year in September


Travel across the heart of central Europe and through the heart of one of the world's great beer regions. From impressive Prague, through festive Munich, to medieval Bamberg, we will explore breweries, pubs, beer gardens and cellars, and restaurants that serve a seemingly endless variety of beer. In the Czech Republic, spend three days in Prague with its centuries-old brewpubs and cafes, well-preserved architecture, cool neighborhoods, and bustling public squares. A daytrip to the traditional Herold Brewery will be made, as well as a stop in Plzen and the famous brewing facilities of Pilsner Urquell. Next we find ourselves in the heart of Bavaria with visits to Brauerei Eck and Ayinger Brewery with an overnight in a traditional brewery guesthouse. Then we head to Munich for the world's biggest festival: Oktoberfest! Two nights in Munich provide time enjoy the festival and explore the capital of Bavaria. Medieval Bamberg, home to ten traditional breweries and infamous smoke-beer, welcomes us for our final three nights. The whole city is a UNESCO World Heritage site; and with a variety of great brewery taps serving fresh local beer from the wood, it is a very pleasant place to spend a couple of days, and a fine culmination of our trip.



 Trip Price (Land-only, Based on double occupancy)

$3399 per person | Single Room add extra $785


 Beer Highlights & Brewery Visits*

Prague! One of Europe's finest cities with great sights, famous music, fresh beer, and nightlife | Czech Breweries and Beers - Zatec, Pilsner Urquell, U Flecku, and more | German Breweries and Beers - Eck, Schneider, Weltenberger Abbey, Schlenkerla and more | The medieval charm, rich history, 10 breweries, and rauchbier in Bamberg | A special beer dinner and brewery visit in Eck, followed by an overnight at the brewery guesthouse | Many great meals, fine hotels, time to explore and relax | The world's biggest festival: Oktoberfest!


 Overnight Stays*

3 nights in Prague | 1 at Brauerie Eck Guesthouse | 2 nights in Munich | 3 nights in Bamberg



 Included Tours

City Tours in Prague, Munich, and Bamberg



 Include Meals

9 Breakfasts | 3 Lunches | 4 Dinners


 Arrival & Departure

Trip Begins in Prague, Czech Republic | Trip Ends in Bamberg, Germany - with easy rail connections to: airports in Nuremburg, Munich, or Frankfurt

Daily Itinerary*


Day 1

Travel Day

Travel to Prague, Czech Republic.


Day 2

Arrival in Prague, City Tour, Dinner at U Flecku

Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel located just a short walk from Prague's historic Old Town. Check-in and relax before a walking city tour with our local guide. Tonight we will enjoy the distinctively Czech atmosphere and food at one of the Prague's brewpubs. After dinner, a host of night spots and beer cafes offer a taste of Czech beer and culture. (Dinner)


Day 3

Zatec Brewery Visit, Tasting & Lunch, PM Free in Prague

This morning we make a daytrip to Zatec, home of the Noble Hop named for the city – Saaz, and the Zatec Brewery. We will visit the brewery which is housed in a former Castle and see a few hundred yards of the miles of cellars. Zatec Brewery is an independent and recently revitalized brewery that is under the passionate new ownership. Of course, we will be able to taste the beers at their best before heading across the square for lunch and more beer! Return to Prague. The remainder of the evening is free, with several good options for both beer and dinner. (B, L)


Day 4

Free Day in Prague

Today is free to spend as you wish in fascinating Prague. There are plenty of authentic Czech beer cafes to visit; and Prague offers a host of interesting neighborhoods, cathedrals, bridges and castles to explore. Small groups will likely form as people pursue their own interests. Prague's most famous sites: Hradcany Castle, Old Town Square and the Charles Bridge will no doubt merit visits. You might also consider a cruise along the Vlatava River. (B)


Day 5

To Eck, via Plzen, Tour Pilsner Urquell

This morning we board our private bus to travel to Plzen, home to the world's original Pilsner. Tour the brewery, drink unfiltered, unpasturized pilsner from the wood and eat lunch at Na Spilce - the brewery restaurant. After our time here we will continue to Eck, Germany - tucked away in the hills near the Czech border, and home to a fine brewery guesthouse where we will spend the night enjoying bavarian, food, beer and hospitality. (B, L, D)


Day 6

To Munich, Via Kelheim & Weltenburger Kloster B & L

This morning we’ll depart by private coach to Kelheim, home of Schneider & Sons Brewery and one of Bavaria's best-known Weiss beers – Schneider Weiss. We’ll enjoy lunch along with a chance to taste as many of Schneider's beers as possible. After our visit, we’ll continue the short distance to Weltenburg Abbey, home to the World's Oldest (perhaps) brewery, and set in a spectacular setting along the Danube for a thorough tasting their beers. After our visit we will continue to Munich, and our home for the next 2 nights. There are many dinner choices, including endless food stalls at Oktoberfest for those ready to jump right in! Overnight in Munich. (B, L)


Day 7

Explore Munich, Oktoberfest

Today is dedicated to Oktoberfest. Pacing is everything... There is also time explore Munich by bike, or visit a few notable beer gardens, before a late afternoon or evening visit to the biggest beer festival anywhere. (B)


Day 8

morning in Munich, To Bamberg, Dinner at Schlenkerla

This morning is free until our early afternoon rail trip to Bamberg. Upon arrival we'll transfer to our hotel, check-in and then re-gather for a short walk to the Schlenkerla Brewery Tap for a dinner of Franconian fare and smoky beer. Overnight in Bamberg. (B, D)


Day 9

Bamberg Walking tour

This morning we will take a guided, walking city tour to get oriented in beautiful Bamberg. The afternoon is free to explore the town or to begin visiting the ten brewery taps in this city of 70,000. The per capita beer consumption averages 330 liters per year. This is a beer city if ever there was one; and also a UNESCO World Heritage site for architecture. (B)


Day 10

Bamberg Breweries, Free Time, Farewell Dinner

Today is essentially a free day. Bamberg offers many beer options and plenty of worthwhile sites, churches and museums. Renting a bike is a great way to explore at leisure. Or take the train to historic Nurnburg or Wurtzburg - each with their own beer attractions. No doubt visits will be made to local Bamberg breweries as well. This evening we will celebrate the end of our trip with a farewell beer dinner. (B, D)


Day 11

Alas, time to go home

Alas we must leave beer heaven. The nearest airport is a short train ride away in Nuremberg (NUE). Most major airlines have service to Nuremberg. Frankfurt and Munich are 3 hours by train. (B)


Please Note:

The overall style of the trip is best suited for somewhat adventurous, beer-loving travelers who want the camaraderie and structure of a tour, as well as the opportunity to explore independently. Planned events and excursions will, for the most part, be informal. Guided touring is generally the exception, though travelers can always rely on the support and assistance of the trip leader.


This itinerary is subject to change based on brewery or hotel availability, force majeur, acts of dieties, common sense or bad weather, etc. Smaller breweries, as well as the Trappists, are often unable to commit to hosting groups until a couple of weeks before we arrive. Substitutions, when necessary, will be as good or better than what we replaced. And, don't worry, the beer is always good!