Beer Tours

Beer Tours aren’t what they used to be, today’s beer tours are focused on creating an immersive experience.

beer tours


Alaska has a rich history of brewing. From the explorers of the 1700s through the Gold Rush, many a thirsty Alaskan has been able to enjoy locally made beers. In 1986, Marcy and Geoff Larson reignited that tradition when they opened the Alaskan Brewing Company, the 67th independent brewery in the country and the first brewery in Juneau since Prohibition. Alaskan beers reflect many of the same characteristics of beers that were brewed during the gold rush era. From the historically based Alaskan Amber recipe to alder-smoked malts and Sitka spruce tips, Alaskan beers reflect Juneau’s local brewing history and innovation.

How to visit: Look for shore excursions in Juneau that make a stop at the brewery as part of their tour, your Vision Travel advisor can also arrange a custom tour.  Alternatively, stop off in one of the local pubs and enjoy a pint.


We can’t mention beer without talking about Bavaria, home the to world-famous Oktoberfest. Stay close to the action at the Sofitel Munich Bayerpost, a stunning contemporary hotel that was formerly the Bavarian Royal Post office, located steps from the main train station.  Not only are their 36 beer tents but also a Weinzelt, wine tent where you can sample Sekt- sparkling wines and if you are feeling hungry stop by Feisinger’s Kas and enjoy some raclette.

Dates: Oktoberfest kicks off at the end of September and runs for about two weeks.


Love it or hate it, Guinness, “the black stuff”,  is practically synonymous with Dublin.  The storehouse dates back to 1759 and is leased for 9,000 years (yes you read that right) to Guinness.  There are a number of city tours and experiences that include visits to the storehouse allowing you to take in its fascinating history. For a truly unique experience, plan your visit during St Patrick’s Day or arrange to be there for their Annual Supper Club event featuring acclaimed Irish chef Ian Doyle. The menu features the very best of Irish meat and seafood paired with beer tastings.

Pro Tip:  Enjoy a cocktail at the Mint Bar, housed in the original bank vault of a historic bank that has been converted to the Westin Dublin.

Costa Rica

Surprise! Costa Rica has a craft beer revolution going on!  The movement was started by Costa Rica’s Craft Brewing Co., which brews it beers with imported hops and barley and uses local ingredients for their seasonal offering. Urban Adventures offers a unique small group walking beer tour in San Jose that lets you dive into the local pub culture and experience this phenomenon first hand.  The tour includes a  local English speaking guide, ten tastings and Costa Rican tapas tasting to really help you get the local flavour.


Of course, there are many other beer tours and destinations than the ones listed here. If you don’t see what you are looking for, reach out to your Vision Travel advisor!