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Bavarian Beer and Food Evening Tour in Munich

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Overview

Get a dose of Bavaria's iconic beer culture with this food and beer tour in Munich. Home of Oktoberfest and a collection of famous beer halls and beer gardens, Bavaria's beautiful capital invites visitors from around the globe with its promise of fun and camaraderie. Partner with a savvy guide for an insider look at this tradition of imbibing. You’ll hit local haunts and enjoy Bavarian nibbles in the company of fellow beer aficionados.
  • Discover Bavarian beer halls, beer culture and bar snacks
  • Visit a traditional beer garden and world-famous Hofbräuhaus
  • Beer and Oktoberfest Museum
  • Experience Munich's nightlife with a local guide

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Learn about the rich history of German brewing while you taste local beers.
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Bavarian beer & food samples
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Beers / drinks during dinner
Dachauer Str. 4 , Dachauer Str. 4, 80335 München, Germany

You find our office and meeting spot at Dachauer Straße 4, a shop with large glass windows and a small parking space infront. We are facing north side. Please come and meet us inside this location 20 min prior to departure time.

6:00 PM
Hofbräuhaus München , Platzl 9, 80331 München, Germany

The tour concludes infront of the world famous Hofbräuhaus.

Your beer and gastronomic tour begins in the evening at Munich Central Station, where you’ll meet your friendly guide and set off to explore the city’s bustling nightlife and learn the time-honored techniques of German brewing. 

Before heading to the first tasting venue, you’ll take an exclusive private tour through the Beer and Oktoberfest Museum in one of Munich's most historic buildings (standing since 1347). Beer is arguably the cultural symbol of Germany—a symbol that has been well protected throughout history, from the ancient tribal Hausfrauen brew-women to the revered Reinheitsgebot (Purity Law) of 1516. Learn about impassioned moments that have contributed to German beer’s continued tradition of excellence, then take your enhanced appreciation to the beer hall.

With your guide, head to a traditional Bavarian beer garden and world-famous Hofbräuhaus, where you'll sample brews and traditional German nibbles such as pretzels, spaetzle, roast pork, and Weisswurst smothered in sweet mustard. Emerge well-versed in all things beer and snacks—and on your way to becoming a beer-loving local! 

Your tour ends at the Hofbräuhaus, where you can continue in the revelry at your leisure.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Radius Tours
Start of the tour and check in.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Bier- und Oktoberfestmuseum
Beer tasting and also tour of the Oktoberfest Museum
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Hofbräukeller
Location for our Bavarian Dinner.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Staatliches Hofbrauhaus
The tour ends at the world famous Hofbräuhaus!
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for bachelor/bachelorette parties
  • Minimum age is 16 years; not recommended for children aged 15 and under
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Radius Tours GmbH
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Bavarian Beer and Food Evening Tour in Munich?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Bavarian Beer and Food Evening Tour in Munich?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Bavarian Beer and Food Evening Tour in Munich.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Bavarian Beer and Food Evening Tour in Munich?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Bavarian Beer and Food Evening Tour in Munich.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Bavarian Beer and Food Evening Tour in Munich?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Bavarian Beer and Food Evening Tour in Munich.

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  • "I highly recommend the tour and ask for Danni, you will have a blast!" See review
  • "It’s a good way to acclimate yourself to the city." See review

Reviews

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star-5
A very Memorable Evening
Michael_W
, Jun 2022
This was a fabulous tour. Our tour guide Dannie was extremely knowledgeable and made the entire experience fun! And, we got to drink plenty of great beer!
star-5
Fun experience
Manuela_E
, Jun 2022
This was a fun experience. It was cool to be able to try different beers and go to different taverns. I would recommend for a nice relaxing night.
star-5
Prost!!🍺
Debra_G
, Jun 2022
Enjoyed meeting the group of people. Jax was so enthusiastic and showing us a good time. Learned many things about the different beers. Drank lots of beer. 🙂
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks Debra, great to read you had a nice time with our guide Jax and other guests on the Beer and Food Evening Tour in Munich!
star-3
Food not much....
Anthony_G
, Jun 2022
Meeting and listening to the guide, Dan was a highlight . He was a lot of fun and very interesting. The food was a real letdown... basically some bread, cheese and ham without the sausages expected by all.... Felt misled and missed....
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks Anthony for your honest comments about the tour. The food included at dinner is a very typical bavarian dish that is served out and about each and every typical, traditional bavarian get together. I am sorry that you felt that this was not sufficient, but this is just the traditional lifestyle we wish to transport on this tour.
star-5
Boozy Bavarian bash
Daniel_S
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide was Dani and she was phenomenal! We got so much great history of Munich, Germany, and of beer! We saw some amazing places, and had plenty to drink. Dani was super friendly and gave great recommendations around the city. 10/10 recommend this tour
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
10/10 we cant do better than that! Thanks for the nice review and showing your appreciation for our guide Dani :) Thanks for putting your trust in Radius Tours.
star-4
Birthday done well
Kriti_R
, Jun 2022
It was my Birthday on the tour day which was purposely booked, I had a great day with everyone from around the world & locals. Jax the tour guide was warm & very hands on.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
A Birthday Bavarian Beer and Food Evening Tour in Munich! Glad to read you had a great day :) Thanks for the possitive review, we appreciate it.
star-5
Great way to introduce myself to the city
Jackie_I
, Jun 2022
It was a great way to learn the history of the city and the tradition of beer drinking here in Munich
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for the nice review of our Bavarian Beer and Food Evening Tour in Munich Jackie!
star-5
Interesting and fun, a great experience!
Grant_S
, Jun 2022
We had a great time touring the city and sampling the beer. The Octoberfest museum restaurant was really immersive and special. Our tour guide was excellent at sharing stories that really illuminated the history of the city.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Grant. We are glad to read you had agreat time on our Bavarian Beer and Food Evening Tour in Munich. Thanks for taking the time to write a review, we appreciate it.
star-1
Tour cancelled.
Dennis_W
, Jun 2022
Tour got cancelled by the guide the same day as scheduled. Very surprised no alternative guide was available.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hey Dennis, I am very sorry that we had to cancel our tour due to the guide testing postiive for Covid-19 just 4 hours prior to the tour departure. As this currently is the absolute main season, it was very challenging to schedule a guide such short notice to this tour, I am very sorry for that. Thanks for your understanding. Daniel
star-5
Fun bar crawl
ljlyonrussell
, Jun 2022
Learning the history of beer and beer making in Munich. Great tour guide and fun group. Would have been nice to have a little more in the way of snacks along the way.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for your 5-star review on our Bavarian Beer Tour. We hope to have you back to Radius Tours soon!
star-5
Must do
Joe_M
, Jun 2022
Very good way to see Munich and learn about the history of beer and monks, our guide Dani was fantastic great time
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks Joe for your 5-star review and your kind words towards our guide Dani. We hope you are having safe further travels!
star-5
Great local feel
Dave_L
, Jun 2022
Jax was an excellent and informative guide. Best part was interacting with a couple of locals at a couple of the stops.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you Dave for taking part in our tour. We highly appreciate your 5-star review of the tour. Prost!
star-5
Great evening with new friends!
Anonymous
, May 2022
We really enjoyed learning about (and tasting!) beer with our new group of friends from all over the world! Jax was an amazing tour guide and we appreciate our beer so much more now! Thanks for a great evening!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you very much for joining our Bavarian Beer Tour. We are very happy to hear that Jax made the tour worthwhile for you. Hope to see you back to Munich soon again!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great tour
Nicole_M
, May 2022
Michelle was very attentive. She did a wonderful job of explaining things. The beer visits were outstanding. The group size was appropriate.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Nicole, thanks a lot for your 5-star review on our Bavarian Beer & Food Tour. We wish you all the best for your upcoming travels!
star-5
Most fun!
Angela_P
, May 2022
Fabulous, fun evening! Stevo was the perfect guide. Informative and charming. A highlight of our trip to München. Would highly recommend this excursion!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thanks again for another review Angela! Glad to read Stevo looked after you on our Bavarian Beer and Food Evening Tour in Munich
star-5
A solo traveler on a great night out
Kerrie_C
, May 2022
As a solo traveler, this tour was a great way to spend an evening. I learned about the history of beer in Munich and it’s continuing importance in Bavarian culture/life. I enjoyed local food and beer with company. Our guide Matthew was great! Really made the experience come alive with interesting facts and stories.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi Kerrie. Thanks again for another lovely review. We are glad to read you had a nice time on our Bavarian Beer and Food Evening Tour in Munich.
star-2
Has potential to be great, but missed the mark
Nicole_G
, May 2022
This started out great, but it didn’t live up to our expectations. First, you don’t get to see the Octoberfest Museum, you just go downstairs and drink three tiny beers and a very salty pretzel. Nothing mentioned about the history of Octoberfest. Second, we get to HB and wait in the heat for a half glass of beer, then at around 21:00 we go to a restaurant to be served a little sharing plate of precut cheese and ham and pigs lard. People left without paying for their beers which upset the waitress and she says it happens with this group all the time. And we met way out of the way only to illegally ride on the train to get back into the city. It’s an honour system and no one paid, good job 🙄
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi Nicole, thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are sorry that the tour didn't meet your expectations but glad to read things started out great at least. A tour of the Oktoberfest museum is not advertised or part of this tour. The three tiny beers you refer to are the three sample beers as advertised. They are smaller in size because, as the name suggests, their purpose is to allow guests to sample different beers. Some of those prezles can be pretty salty. For future reference any unwated salt can be rubbed off prezles as per your liking. Sadly there is nothing we can do about the heat in the Hofbraühaus. The sharing plate of cheese and ham is the bavarian food platter as advertised. We are also very sad to read other guests left without paying for their beers. Any adidional beers guests drink at the end of the tour are the guests responsibily to pay for. Our guides inform our gests of this. Sadly there is also nothing more we can do about this either. The tour starts at our tour office, as advertised, where we welcome guests with a welcome beer. Our guide then escorts our guests into town on a 5min train ride, with all train tickets for guests included in the tour held on to by our guide. How guests choose to return home after the tour has finished is up to individual guests. Thanks
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Our guide was excellent
Paul_K
, May 2022
Our tour began with a beer and an historical review of the importance of beer in the area. Great stops, stories, beer and food.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thanks for this review also Paul. Glad you enjoyed the great stops, stories, beer and food! Thanks for joing us on our Bavarian Beer and Food Evening Tour in Munich.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
If you enjoy beer-DO IT!
Nikita_D
, May 2022
This tour was so much fun! I am so pleased we got to wander around. Hofbrau Haus was by far the most impressive. I highly recommend this tour if you have a free night!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi Nikita, thanks for the great review. We are glad to read you had so much fun on our Bavarian Beer and Food Evening Tour.
star-3
Would have been fine to skip this one
Kellie_H
, May 2022
This tour was a decent value for the money, however, I did not enjoy it for a few reasons. 1. The meetup point does not make sense, as it is a subway ride from old town (where the tour takes place + ends). It would make much more logical sense to meet somewhere in old town (or perhaps at the first establishment). 2. The tour should be advertised as bilingual (not English only). Much of the tour and conversations between the guide and participants were in German, and those of us who spoke only English were quite confused at times (of course, if it were advertised as bilingual, that would have been completely fine, as those would have been the expectations going in). I typically try to stick to English-only tours so as not to feel lost, so I would not have booked this if I had known. 3. This tour should be advertised as a beer tour only - there was very little food (or conversations around the food). 4. Nearly half of the group showed up to the tour drunk, and were very loud throughout the tour. While this was not the tour company’s fault per se, I wish the group was told to quiet down a bit more firmly. It ruined much of the experience for those of us that were there to learn. 5. The tour was scheduled to end at 9/9:30, however, our guide left us at the restaurant well before 9 without explaining how payment for our drinks should be handled - we knew we had to pay for them, but we were left there without knowledge on how we were to get our individual bills (we also weren’t sure if the food boards were included). This lack of communication at the end left many of us feeling lost. It is not a huge deal, but clearer communication would be helpful. Overall, the tour was fine. I personally would not do it again (or refer a friend to it). I would have preferred to visit the places myself and try the beers at my own pace.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi Kellie. Thank you for your review and all your feedback. We are sorry to read the tour, though you thought was good value for money, did not meet your expectations. Since you took the time to give such detailed feedback I feel obliged to do the same. To your points: 1) The meeting point for all our tours is at the same place, at our tour office - Radius Tours, Dachauerstrasse 4. We have groups meet here for all tours for consistency. On the Bavarian Beer and Food Evening Tour our guest also receive a complimentary beer at the start of the tour. Meeting where we do also enables guests to enjoy that cold beer from our fridge at the start of the tour. 2. The tour is an english tour and all information provided to the group will have been given in english. Most of our guides speak both english and german though so it could be that there were german speaking guests on the tour and our guide was comunicating with them in german at times. This situation can come up, though it is less common. 3) The tour is advertised as a Bavarian Beer and Food Evening Tour in Munich as both Bavarian Beer and Food are sampled on the tour. The history is more focussed on the beer because that caters to most peoples interests. 4) We are sorry to read that you felt a number of the guests showed up already drunk. Things are expected to get a little louder on this tour than other walking tours due to the nature of the tour and the loud locations. Our guides are experienced in managing groups of drinkers and are free to use there discression to asses peoples behaviour and act accordingly. 5) It sounds like our guide could have been better at comunicating these details at the end of the tour for you. We appologise for the inconvenience and confusion.

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