Party Tours, Festival Tours & Beer Trips

Is this Beer Festival Better than Oktoberfest?

Oktoberfest in Munich has a lot of great qualities – it offers great beer and food, incredible entertainment (and we’re not just talking about the people-watching), it’s easily accessible, and, let’s face it, it’s the mother of all German beer festivals. But don’t bow down...
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Creating the Rio Carnival Costumes: Behind the Sequins

When describing the spectacle that is Rio Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil only a few words come close to doing it justice. Most likely you’ll hear the words ‘magnificent’, ‘exquisite’ and ‘dazzling’ thrown around and yet they still seem somewhat of an understatement. The...
2020 Tour Update

Coronavirus: Updates on our Tours

Updated: 21st April 2020 A message from Kenneth Hart Our 2020 Tours (*UPDATED*) Updates on Oktoberfest & Stuttgart Beer Festival Some Useful links A message from Kenneth Hart, Chief Swagman & founder Given the widespread media coverage of the coronavirus, it’s no surprise...
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5 Libations Thirsty Travelers Need to Drink in Prague

So you’ve booked Thirsty Swagman’s Beer or Bust tour, and have studiously researched what to expect at Oktoberfest. You know what the Stuttgart Beer Festival has in store for you, and you have a handle on the scene in Rothenburg ob der Tauber. But what do you need to...
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7 Cool Winter Festivals in Europe You Need to Check Out

By now, you’ve probably gorged yourself silly on gingerbread and Glühwein at Germany’s Christmas markets and are wondering what to do next. (No? Is it just us who drank too much Glühwein in December? Oh well. It was worth it.) Never fear: the fun doesn’t stop in...
7 of the World's Coolest Booze-Themed Hotels, alcohol, beer, and wine themed hotels and inns. #hotels #spas #winehotels #beerhotels #breweries | Schlafen im Weinfass, Germany #Germany

7 of the World’s Coolest Booze-Themed Hotels

Call them what you will: bed & beverages, alcohotels, hooch-tels, whatever. Either way, there’s no denying that spending the night in a booze-themed bedroom is one hell of a great way to get a good night’s sleep. And the best part? These kinds of liquor-centric lodgings can...

9 Holiday Drinks Around The World You Need To Try

Winter is coming, good readers of yore. Wait — scratch that, it’s already here, dagnabbit! While the weather outside is frightful this time of year (unless you’re in a lounge chair on the beach in the Caribbean, in which case we’re turning green with...

8 Things to Know Before Visiting Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

Ever wondered if there’s a real-life storybook land out there with birds chirping, people singing, and cutesy little animals running around? (No, we’re not talking about The Sound of Music or the Enchanted Forest, but you’re close.) Let us introduce you to the charming medieval...
8 Outstanding Outdoor Places to Drink in Prague, Czech Republic, Czechia | Prague beer gardens and rooftop bars with great views. Strahov Monastery

8 Outstanding Outdoor Places to Drink in Prague

America has baseball. Europe has futbol. Autralia has… surfing? grilling stuff? fending off large, venomous animals? Anyway, in Prague the national pastime is beer-drinking. Citizens of the Czech Republic routinely consume more beer each year per capita than any other country....
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5 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Stuttgart, Germany

Ready to get your party on in Germany soon? While Berlin, Hamburg, and Munich typically get all the love — er, the most visitors — may we humbly present an alternative option for your travels: Stuttgart, Germany. Never been there? Don’t write off Stuttgart, Germany so...