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Beer or Bust - Thirsty Swagman
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Beer or Bust

11 days
From Munich to Stuttgart
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Thirsty Swagman
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  • Beer tents of Oktoberfest
  • A pub that’s over 1,000 years old
  • Stuttgart Beer Festival
  • Traditional Czech pubs


Start in Munich and end in Stuttgart! With the Festival & Events tour Beer or Bust, you have a 11 days tour package taking you through Munich, Germany and 3 other destinations in Europe. Beer or Bust includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Your Tour Destinations
  2. Oktoberfest, Germany
  3. Prague, Czech Republic
  4. Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
  5. Stuttgart Beer Festival, Germany
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  • Beer or Bust reviewer 1
    · November 1st, 2020
    My cousin and I had an amazing adventure with Ken and staff on Beer or bust in Germany for Oktoberfest. Our tour went to both Stuttgart and Munich for awesome but different Oktoberfest experiences. I loved it so much I've been back two more times.
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    Trip date: September 2019
  • DK
    · October 18th, 2019
    good locations and accommodations - some interesting places - Munich was great all around; could have been better beer bars in Prague and not so much night club - ended up in some neat beer bars on my own; Rothenberg was excellent despite the weather;... Show more
    Thirsty Swagman commented on this review
    Thank you Dale for the great feedback and review! We're glad you had a good time on tour, keep those beers flowing!
    Trip date: October 2019
  • RH
    · October 15th, 2019
    Great time with nice group of people. Having experienced guides along to navigate the fests and point out the insider tips to the cities we visited made the trip much more approachable for people like us who were fest novices. The guides were... Show more
    Thirsty Swagman commented on this review
    Thank you Robert for the amazing review and your feedback, especially our tour guides - we'll pass this onto them of course. Great to hear you had such a good time! Until we raise beers again... Prost!
    Trip date: October 2019
  • Beer or Bust reviewer 4
    · October 15th, 2019
    Had an absulte blast, seen some amazing places that I would have never seen if I didn't go on the bus tour, deffinly met some cool people, would highly recommended there was so many different and amazing party places
    Thirsty Swagman commented on this review
    Thank you so much Brett for the epic feedback! Great to hear you had such a blast on tour, you 2 Aussie guys certainly made the trip for everyone!
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    Trip date: October 2019
  • R
    · October 15th, 2019
    Great time, like the zero boring sightseeing.
    Thirsty Swagman commented on this review
    Thank you Randy for the feedback, yep it's all about the pubs and festivals. We leave the sightseeing to everyone themselves if they want to do so - it's all about the fun, fun, fun!
    Trip date: October 2019
  • T
    · October 15th, 2019
    The schedule of the tour was perfect. Coming off of late nights in Prague, it was great to mellow out a bit in Rothenburg before partying in Stuttgart. Wish we had one more night reservation while in Munich though (maybe on the Tuesday we all met up for... Show more
    Thirsty Swagman commented on this review
    Epic feedback Taylor, thank you! We're glad you found the tour schedule was perfect, Rothenburg ob der Tauber is definitely a little slice of heaven to relax a bit after Prague... although the beers still flowed of course :) We'll pass your kind words... Show more
    Trip date: October 2019
  • H
    · November 8th, 2018
    Hotels were nice, tour guides were so friendly and never left our sides, bus transport was comfortable. We had an absolute blast!
    Thirsty Swagman commented on this review
    Cheers Heather for the great feedback and thank you for joining us on our Beer or Bust adventure - until we raise a glass again, stay thirsty!
    Trip date: October 2018
  • B
    · November 3rd, 2018
    The whole tour was incredible and the length of stay in each city was perfect. Having the free time during the days was nice so you could do your own thing. My only complaint was not having a night time table booked in Munich but as Ken explained, it... Show more
    Thirsty Swagman commented on this review
    Thank you Brent for the great review & your feedback! Keep those beers flowing, always.
    Trip date: October 2018
  • Beer or Bust reviewer 9
    · October 20th, 2018
    Had a really fantastic time. Tour was well organized. Great group of beer drinkers.
    Thirsty Swagman commented on this review
    Thanks Fred for the feedback, was great to meet you on the Beer or Bust tour and raise many beers with you! May the amber liquid keep flowing for you, always.
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    Trip date: September 2018
  • A
    · October 19th, 2018
    Beer or Bust tour 2018 was fabulous! We had an awesome time and met many wonderful people! Max and Ashley were great!
    Thirsty Swagman commented on this review
    Thank you Ann for the great review and the photos - looks like you made great memories and friends on the tour... let the beers keep flowing!
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    Trip date: October 2018

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11 days
Beer or Bust
From Munich to Stuttgart
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • Am I too young or old for this tour?

      Provided you are over 18, you’re good to go. Most people on the Beer or Bust tour are couples in their 30s and 40s, although you can expect guests of all ages from mature 20-something-year-olds to the young-at-heart 70+-year-olds.

    • Are the flights included?

      Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price and you will need to arrange these separately by yourself once your tour is guaranteed. As we specialise in organising the best tours around the world for you, we are unable to advise on flight prices or book flights on your behalf. If you have not already booked your fights we recommend checking out the following link which is powered by Skyscanner -

    • Where are the hotels located on the tour?

      In both Munich and Stuttgart, the hotels are the closest to the festival grounds, just 2 minutes and 5 minutes walking respectively. In Prague and Rothenburg the hotels are located in the old-town centre, close to every pub and bar you will visit.

    • Do you include beer tent reservations at Oktoberfest & Stuttgart Beer Festival?

      Beer tent reservations in a big tent are included at both festivals and also include vouchers for some beer and a lunch.

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    Good to Know

    • Currencies
      Czech Koruna
      Czech Republic
    • Plugs & Adapters

      As a traveller from USA, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F.

      Type C
      Czech Republic and Germany
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      Czech Republic and Germany
      Type F
      Czech Republic and Germany
    • Vaccines
      • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Czech Republic. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Czech Republic. Ideally 2 months before travel.
      • Tick-borne encephalitis - Recommended for Czech Republic and Germany. Ideally 6 months before travel.
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      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
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