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Join Pub Culture Beercations October 15-28, 2019 as we explore craft beer and pub culture through three of the best beer countries in Europe; Belgium, Germany and Holland… Oh Yes!

This beer focused trip will not only visit amazing cities currently known for great breweries and/or beer bars, but also cities who historically played a role in brewing beer and sharing that beer with the world.

Not sure you can “just drink beer every day”? Don’t worry, we don’t just go to breweries and sit in beer bars all day and night… but also will visit cultural, and historical sites in these three countries, including some WWI and WWII history – all while leaving you plenty of free time to do things on your own in the various towns and cities in which we stay.

Your guide, and Pub Culture Beercations founder, Chris Bettini has been to Europe 18 times since 2008 to explore the amazing and diverse craft beer scene in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, and put together some of his favorite stops into this 13 night trip!

What’s Included

Pub Culture Beercations’ “Belgium, Germany & Holland… Oh My!” October 15th-28th, 2019 for a total of 13 nights is $2759* based on double occupancy,** and includes:

  • 13 nights hotel stay in centrally located, comfortable hotels

  • Breakfast every day
    4-5 Lunches
    7-8 Dinners

  • Visit up to 17-19 Breweries – some stops and day trips are optional

  • Transportation by private motor coach provided by Brouwer Tours with Beer, Water, and Soft Drinks on bus included

  • Stay in Belgium’s ONLY brewery owned hotel – Hotel Het Anker
    Tour, Tasting and lite Lunch at Brouwerij Het Anker
    Welcome Beer Paired Dinner at Brasserie Het Anker

  • Day trip to explore Brussels, Belgium

  • Tour and Tasting at Brasserie Cantillion

  • Visit the city and famous beer bars of Antwerp, Belgium

  • Visiting breweries such as Het Anker, Van Steenberge, Brassiere Thiriez, La Chouffe, Fantome, and more!

  • Visit Trappist breweries like Westvleteren and Chimay!

  • WWI history around the city of Ypres and the dreaded trenches

  • Battle of the Bulge Tour – With Murk Dijkstra from History Trips

  • 3 nights in the famous Rhineland region of Germany

  • 2 nights in Köln, Germany including 2 brewery tours and a group dinner at a traditional Kölsch bierhall

  • Köln Kölsch Bierhall Crawl

  • Dinner at a traditional Alt brewery in Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Düsseldorf Alt Bierhall Crawl

  • Entrance fee, tasting glass and initial tasting tokens at the Amsterdam Bokbier Festival

  • Farewell Group Dinner


  • Minimum trip size, 16 persons. Maximum, 32 persons

  • Participants must be of legal drinking age in country(s) your Pub Culture Beercations trip visits

  • Participants need to be able to walk/be on their feet for up to 30 minutes at a time. We will have a private coach to get us between cities and planned events, but once in a town, we will be doing most of our exploring by foot.

  • Pub Culture Beercation’s “Belgium and Germany and Holland…Oh My” does NOT include airfare. Each participant is responsible for booking their own airfare, but Pub Culture Beercations will constantly monitor current airfare prices and share alerts with deals when they are available.

When committing to the Pub Culture Beercation’s “Belgium and Germany and Holland… Oh My!” for October 15th through 28th, 2019 a $300 deposit per person will be taken for initial costs required to hold reservations for hotels, bus and other events.

The $300 will count towards your total cost of the trip. Remaining Balance will be due no later than August 15, 2019.

** Single Occupancy Reservations will cost $750 extra due solely to higher costs of single rooms.

Contact Chris Bettini for more information or to get signed up at Beercations@PubCulture.Beer