THE GREAT BEER ROUTE

15 Days / 14 Nights

Private Tour – Rate on Request

Itinerary:

DAY 1: Amsterdam: Arrival at Amsterdam airport and transfer to the hotel. Free time at your disposal. At 6:30pm you will meet your guide in the hotel lobby to go to the Brouwerij De Prael micro brewery. Enjoy in the brewery’s own pub a tasting of 4 craft beers with high alcohol content, reaching up to 11.5% vol.

DAY 2: Amsterdam (Heineken) – Tilburg (Trappist) – Antwerp: Amsterdam city tour, get to know the production of beer through the unique Heineken Experience, without a doubt, the most famous in Holland. In 1886 the “A” type yeast was discovered, which gives the characteristic flavor to the Heineken. Enjoy two glasses of Heineken, directly from the factory. Travel to Tilburg, in the middle of the Trappist monastery, enjoy the only white ale trappist beer in the world. End of the day in Antwerp.

DAY 3: Antwep – Eltvelde (Triple, Blond, IPA & Lambic) – Bruges: Belgium, this small country offers the largest variety of beers in the world. Start with the typical beer of Antwerp, De Koninck and visit its brewery. Trip to the factory of the superior beers in Eltvelde. Learn the art of traditional beer brewing adapted to technological advances. Accommodation in Bruges.

DAY 4: Bruges – Gent (Delirium – Strong Blond Ale) – Brussels: View of the modern and old part of the Halve Maan brewery, the only one in the world that transports beer through a pipeline. Tasting of La Brugse Zot, a very tasty blond beer with high fermentation. Travel to Gent and then to the famous Delirium brewery with proof of its exquisite Strong Blond Ale beer with 8.5% vol. Accommodation in Brussels.

DAY 5: Brussels – Leuven (Stella Artois) – Cologne (Ale): Visit of Brussels, including the Beer Planet store, with the largest collection of Belgian beers. Trip to Leuven, brief visit and continue trip to the Stella Artois brewery (since 1366). Tasting of this delicious Lager beer with 5.0% vol. Continue your Trip to Cologne, here we recommend dining at the typical Früh Kölsch brewery, Ale beer. Accommodation in Cologne.

DAY 6: Cologne – Heidelberg – Black Forest (Lager Beer): Short visit to the center of Cologne, then departure to Heidelberg, to visit the Abbey and Klosterhof Brewery. After a tour of the brewery you can enjoy a sample of different types of beer. Lunch at the Klosterhof Restaurant (not included). Then travel to the famous Black Forest region, where tonight you will have an authentic experience: you will sleep in an authentic German inn which belongs to the craft factory of beers, Rothaus***.

Day 7: Black Forest – Hop Farm – Munich (Wheat Beer): Depart to the Hopfengut farm No20, where the best hops are produced, equipped with modern agricultural technology and strictly in accordance with German purity law (Reinheitsgebot in German). You will discover the ingredient that gives character and soul to beer. Tasting of 3 special beers. Trip to Munich. Recommendation: enjoy a wheat beer (in German Weissbier) made with a high proportion of wheat malt, whitish hue and a slight vanilla flavor. Accommodation in Munich.

DAY 8: Munich (Official Oktoberfest Beer): Visit the major attractions of Munich ending in the main square “Marienplatz”. During the tour you can taste some Bavarian specialties in the Viktualienmarkt ”. Typical Bavarian lunch and a Maß beer (1 liter) at the world-famous Hofbräuhaus, official Oktoberfest beer with 5.1% vol. Free time to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere in a “Biergarten” beer garden (on request).

DAY 9: Munich – Klosterweltenburg (Bock) – Nuremberg: Trip to the Benedictine Monastery of Weltenburg, the oldest beer producer in the world (since 1050). Be sure to try the Asam Bock beer that won second place as “the best black beer in Germany (not included). In the afternoon travel to Nuremberg, enjoy a walking tour with urban history and tasting of Bavarian and Frankish cuisine.

DAY 10: Nuremberg – Bamberg (Black Beer) – Kulmbach – Pilsen: In the morning travel to Bamberg which is famous for its beers and its old center (UNESCO Heritage). Tasting of the Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier (in German “Smoked Beer”), style of beer typically dark in color and smoked in taste. The smoking is due to the smoke of the malt on the fire during the brewing process. Next you will visit Kulmbach and the beer museum. Accommodation in Pilsen.

DAY 11: Pilsen (Beer Pilsen): Pilsen, the name that everyone relates to beer. Visit the legendary Pilsner Urquell beer factory, you will learn about the ingredients with which Pilsner beer is made. The culmination of the tour is a tasting of natural beer, without filtration, in the historic cellar. Recommendation: visit of the medieval center.

DAY 12: Pilsen – Ceske Budejovice/Budweis: Departure to Ceske Budejovice (or Budweis, in German). There you will get to know another great producer of Czech beers: Budweiser Budvar. This beer has a strong maltose flavor and a medium bitterness. Golden yellow, it is produced based on saaz, one of the most famous hop varieties in the world. Did you know that the name Budweiser has been in dispute between two companies since 1907, one Czech and one from the US? Accommodation in Ceske Budejovice.

DAY 13: Ceske Budejovice/ Budweis – Prague: Departure to the capital of Czech Republic, Prague. Also known as the golden city. Visit the historic center and its main tourist points. After the city tour time free to enjoy at your leisure. Recommendation: dine at the Prague Beer Museum & Pub, which offers a giant selection of more than 30 of the best craft beers on tap in the Region, live music and traditional food. Accommodation in Prague.

DAY 14: Prague (Lager Beer): After breakfast, visit the Sataropramen Center, part of the historic building complex of the brewery in the old industrial district of Prague. Our interactive tour will take you on a journey from the foundation to modern days. Premium beer tasting, light lager type, has a flavor with a soft note of malt and a slight bitterness, 5% vol. Accommodation in Prague.

DAY 15: Prague – Airport. Breakfast. At the agreed time private transfer to Prague airport.

Package Includes: 

  • Transportation by car, minivan or bus during the entire tour
  • English speaking tour guide during the entire tour (Driver-Guide for groups less then 8 passengers)
  • Arrival private transfer (only the first day of the tour)
  • Accommodation in double rooms in hotels category of choice (In the Black
  • Forest hotel 3***) daily buffet breakfast
  • Visits and excursions as mentioned Beer Tasting: 4 beer tasting De Prael, 1 Trappist, 1 Rauchbier
  • Typical bavarian dinner in Munich, including one Maß Oktoberfest beer (1 litre)
  • Brewery Tours with beer tasting: Heineken, De Konick, De Halve Maan, Delirium, Stella Artois, Klosterhof,
  • Rothaus, Hopfengut N°20, Pilsner Urquell, Budweis Budvar, Staropramen Admissions with visits: Superior Beer Factories (Van Steenberge), Weltenburg, Mönchshof Culinary Visit in Nueremberg
  • Private departure transfer (only on the last day of the tour)