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At A Glance:
  • Upcoming Departures:
    Sept 27 - Oct 4, 2020

    Tour begins:
    Munich, Germany

    Tour concludes:
    Bamberg, Germany

    Price:
    $3,495/person (DO)
    $3,995/person (SO)

    Can Combine With:

    Uncovering Camelot


  • Karlstor MunichDoemens AcademyAndechs Monetary and BreweryBeerOktoberfest

    This tour is a carefully blended mix of sightseeing, history, and beer tasting experiences. Early in the week, we enjoy a special introductory program at the renowned Doemens Academy of Brewing, one of the only schools in the world to offer professional training for Brewmasters and Beer Sommeliers. Later in the week, our mornings are focused on city tours and visits to museums and other sites which shed further light on the history and process of brewing. In general, afternoons are reserved for opportunities to taste the beverage we have come to explore – over the course of the week we visit a number of breweries, biergartens, and restaurants where we are able to put theory to practice and develop our beer palates.

    Daily Schedule: Monday, September 28
    7:309:00 Breakfast at Hotel Platzl (individually)
    09:3011:30 Special introductory program at Doemens Academy: The History of Beer and The Raw Materials of Brewing
    11:30 Depart for Andechs Monastery and Brewery
    12:0013:00 Guided tour of the brewery at Andechs Monastery
    13:0015:00 Lunch at Andechs Monastery Biergarten
    15:00 Depart for Munich
    16:0017:30 Guided walk through the fairgrounds of Oktoberfest
    17:3020:00 Dinner in a tent at Oktoberfest
    20:00 Free evening at Oktoberfest

    Appreciating great beer is certainly a social endeavor and is best explored in good company. That is why we include a number of opportunities to enjoy beer as a group during nice meals and engaging presentations. The sojourn also provides a healthy amount of free time, however, for participants to explore their own interests. A free afternoon in Munich allows for extra time at Oktoberfest or perhaps a bit of shopping in the wonderfully restored historic city center of Munich. In Salzburg, we suggest taking some time to appreciate the musical heritage for which the city by visiting Mozart’s birthplace or explore its iconic, medieval hilltop fortress.

    Beer-and-Food-Pairing Dinners
    Our group dinners on this tour are focused specifically on developing our beer palates and understanding how to pair beer with food. One evening we explore explore a variety of beers from Upper Franconia. At another dinner, we enjoy a cooking demonstration by the chef who also leads us through a meal he has specially paired with beers.
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