Join us for an epic pub crawl across the world, eight countries, four continents and 25,000 miles. A two week bar and pub extravaganza as we explore some of the best and quirkiest drinking spots on the planet. And thanks to low cost airlines this adventure is perfectly priced!
This is an extremely exclusive trip and will be run with a maximum of 12 people giving us great flexibility in our itinerary and the ability to adjust our tour depending on the groups interests.
You are also welcome to join us at different stages of our pub crawl throughout the world. Contact us for details.
Friday 1 February 2019 - London Fresh from ‘Dry January’ guests who are starting our epic journey in London, meet up for a tour briefing and maybe a little pub crawl to start our adventure in style.
Saturday 2 February 2019 - London to Brussels Guests arrive at The Flying Chariot pub, Terminal 2, Heathrow Airport to meet the press before we begin our epic pub crawl across the world.
Late morning flight to Brussels.
Arrive Brussels early afternoon. Transfer to hotel.
Brussels has no shortage of cosy bars where you can sample the finest Belgian beers while soaking up the atmosphere. The city is an oasis for anyone wanting an old-fashioned pub crawl!
Our first stop will be A La Mort Subite for lunch of the famous mussels and frites and a decent flight of local beers.
Our pub crawl here over the next several hours will take us on an adventure throughout the city locating those snug, hard to find bars, hidden down narrow passageways. A visit to Brussels isn’t complete with a visit to the Delirium Café. Although a bit touristy now we can choose from a menu of 2,000 beers! We will also check out the Green Lab bar too with a menu of over 200 gins.
Sunday 3 February 2019 - Brussels to Prague Today we will have a city walking tour of Brussels and maybe enjoy a hearty lunch of Ardennes ham or smoked herrings washed down with newly discovered Belgium beers. If we have a chance we can check out the Belgian Beer or Underwear Museum…
Late afternoon flight to Prague.
Early evening arrival. Transfer to hotel.
We start the evening by exploring the Old Town and the fun bars and beer halls nearby. You will definitely notice how cheap the beers are here compared to Belgium! We take it easy tonight as we have an early morning flight but hey, “famous last words”. A visit to the famous hard rock Harley’s Bar for an evening of well behaved debauchery is essential.
Sadly, we won't have time to visit the Museum of Historical Chamber Pots and Toilets…
Monday 4 February 2019 - Prague to Dubai We are up early for luckily our only day flight of the tour to Dubai.
Early evening arrival. Transfer to hotel.
Dubai has a variety of decent nightlife with everything on offer from glamorous cocktail bars to casual Irish pubs. A few popular stops of the evening will be The Irish Village and Rockbottom Bar as well as checking out Dubai’s awesome landscape at night.
Tuesday 5 February 2019 - Dubai to Colombo We have some free time today to either check out some of Dubai’s sights, swim with dolphins or chill out on Barasti Beach. We can also check out Pyongyang Okryugwan, a North Korean restaurant for lunch, perfect for delicious food and singing waitresses!
Late night flight to Colombo.
Wednesday 6 February 2019 - Colombo Early morning arrival in Colombo. Transfer to hotel.
As Colombo has plenty of options for the thirsty traveller, we will have a chilled day exploring the rooftop and seafront bars enjoying the magnificent views over the Indian Ocean! As a city on the rise, Colombo now boasts an exceptional amount of dazzling bars and night life venues.
We go ‘loco’ and check out the bars which are popular with the locals. You might have to sit on a plastic garden chair, drinking in a bar with peeling paint but it will be stocked to the brim with cheap booze and chilli-encrusted fried treats!
Thursday 7 February 2019 - Colombo We join our fleet of tuk-tuks for a tour of Colombo. Weaving through traffic trying not to spill our beer, we will check out city landmarks such as the Colombo Harbour, Wolvendaal Church, Independence Square, Gangaramaya Temple and much more! Our tour will finish in the crazy Pettah district where we explore some of the best local bars in the neighbourhood.
Friday 8 February 2019 - Colombo to Kuala Lumpur Today we will take it easy on our tropical paradise, head off to discover more dive bars, maybe go on an elephant safari or just relax on the beach.
Late night flight to Kuala Lumpur.
Saturday 9 February 2019 - Kuala Lumpur Early morning arrival at Kuala Lumpur. Transfer to hotel.
After time to rest after our flight, we meet up ready for a private cooking workshop where you will learn how to make the best curry from scratch! We will pick the ingredients ourselves in the local market and then head out to our local host's home where the cooking begins…
Malaysia is a majority-Muslim population country but its cosmopolitan capital has plenty of watering holes! After our spicy lunch we will be checking out the speakeasies, dive bars and unique rooftop bars. Wherever we decide to go, you’re guaranteed to have an awesome time in this city!
Sunday 10 February 2019 - Kuala Lumpur to Sydney After a relaxing breakfast by the pool at the hotel, we head off on a city tour of Kuala Lumpur visiting major landmarks and monuments such as the Petronas Twin Towers, King’s Palace, Merdeka Square, the National Mosque, Kuala Lumpur Railway Station and much more.
After lunch we will take a scenic drive through the countryside to visit the Batu Caves, one of the nation’s most beloved shrines.
Returning to Kuala Lumpur after a day filled with Malaysian history, culture and traditions we relax in a few chilled out bars before we head to the airport for our next stop: Australia!
Monday 11 February 2019 - Sydney Late morning arrival. Transfer to hotel.
As we don’t have much time in Sydney compared to other places on our tour and as jet lag is for travel wimps, we’ll head out straight out to have a beer brunch in the Opera Bar which has stunning views of the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. We will take a relaxed afternoon exploring the area including a cruise around the Harbour as well as compulsory visits to voodoo-themed tiki bars to low-lit classic Aussie dive pubs. Luckily there's a bar in Sydney to suit every taste, mood and price point!
Tuesday 12 February 2019 - Sydney to Honolulu This morning we learn how to surf at Sydney’s Maroubra Beach! After some expert tuition you’ll be standing up (or falling down) and catching waves in no time.
Many options are available for today - maybe a day to chill out on Bondi Beach or a day trip to taste wines in the Hunter Valley.
And we can’t leave Sydney without experiencing the famous Frankie’s, Spawn Point and The Noble Hops bars.
Late afternoon flight to Honolulu.
Tuesday 12 February 2019 - Honolulu As we fly across the International Date Line we arrive not only the same day in Hawaii but in the morning! :)
Transfer to hotel.
Visiting Hawaii, a trip to Pearl Harbour is must, so after breakfast we will head off for a half-day tour that details the history of World War II in Hawaii.
Returning back to the hotel, our next mission is simple: to check out the dive bars of Honolulu! We will be just in time for happy hour where we will discover beers for $2 and $1 hot dogs.
Wednesday 13 February 2019 - Honolulu to Los Angeles Now you’ve mastered a surf board in Australia, how about Paddleboard Yoga? This morning you will perfect your yoga poses on a stand up paddleboard while floating in Hawaii's tropical waters!
After our yoga experience, we will head to a local shooting range to fire .44 Magnums, M-16s and Uzi 9mms as well as other guns…
During our beach journey we will head to the Brewseum to check out the local beers and discover the history of Hawaiian brewing. Wednesdays is also Trivia Night so our group will take on the locals at general knowledge!
Late evening flight to Los Angeles.
Thursday 14 February 2019 - Los Angeles Early morning arrival in Los Angeles. Transfer to hotel.
After some time to rest and freshen up (and before the pubs open!), we will go and check out the touristy but fun Hollywood Boulevard avoiding the Donald Trump star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
After a exploring a few decent dive bars in the area and checking out the historic drinking holes inside the Roosevelt Hotel, we join the ‘The Tragical History Tour’. This is a fascinating tour covering the celebrity Hollywood scandals and deaths! It has been described as “A Trip Down Bad Memory Lane” and a fun way to see the city.
We continue the day with an early cocktail at Chateau Marmont for a bit of celebrity spotting…maybe Weird Al Yankovic? Cameras are banned here to protect the innocent!
After the possible sighting of a Jersey Shore brain cell, we head out on a decent bar crawl of Hollywood and Sunset finishing the evening at the famous Jumbo Clown Room! It's Valentine's Day so anything can happen, especially in LA...
Friday 15 February 2019 - Los Angeles to New York City After breakfast, we will take a trip out to Santa Monica to check out the beach and funky Venice.
We can chill out here for a while visiting pubs such as the Venice Ale House or wonder off to discover Malibu just up the road. And maybe if there’s time we can go on the ‘LA Hood Life Tour’ to learn about gang life in the city.
Late evening flight to New York City.
Saturday 16 February 2019 - New York City to London Early morning arrival in New York City. We’ll drop our bags off at airport storage to collect later - it’s going to be a long but fun action packed last day!
We start our day by heading to Harlem for breakfast. Fried chicken and waffles anyone?
We will then head south through Manhattan on a final blow out dive bar crawl. Each bar will be located near a famous New York City landmark so we can dive between sites and bars at our hearts content!
Late evening flight to London.
Sunday 17 February 2019 - London Mid morning arrival in London.
Wow, we made it! Mission accomplished: eight countries, four continents, 25,000 miles and one hell of an adventure!
We will meet some of the press again who sent us off and enjoy a celebratory return drink in The Beehive Pub, South Terminal, Gatwick Airport.
End of tour.
Monday 18 February 2019 Return to work to tell your friends and colleagues about your amazing adventure across the planet!
Tour cost: £1000
Price Inclusive of: Accommodation according to the itinerary on a twin sharing basis Airport transfers Breakfasts Smiling Grape guides
Price Exclusive of: All flights - priced at £1,250 on 19/11/18 via Google Flights Meals Drinks Suggested tours and excursions Single supplement (£400 for the entire trip) Visas (if required)
Important Tour Information We are offering a one of a kind tour with plenty of adventures along the way! We have suggested excursions at certain stops on the journey but we want our group tour to be as spontaneous as possible. We will be using social media throughout our travels across the world to get the best recommendations, tours and maybe a few challenges too!
For UK citizens, visas (Electronic Travel Authorisation or ETA) are required for Sri Lanka, Australia and the USA (ESTA).
Although this trip is described a 'Pub Crawl Tour' it doesn't mean that you have to drink alcohol every day of our journey.
On each stage of the trip we will recommend local tipples including soft drinks and alcohol free cocktails.
If you choose to drink you need to know your limits. The UK Chief Medical Officers' low risk guidelines suggests 14 units of alcohol a week for both men and women. This is equivalent to 6 pints of beer, 6 glasses of wine or 14 shots of spirits.
We also recommend that you should have at least two days a week completely clear of alcohol.
If for any reason you miss your onward flight, it is your responsibility at your expense to catch up with the group.
Smiling Grape Adventure Tours has a strict policy on behavior. If for any reason you are violent on tour or unruly in any way then you will be kicked off the tour with no refund.
Guests will have to sign a document stating that they have understood our tour rules and regulations before the tour begins.
For your financial protection Smiling Grape Adventure Tours Ltd is a member of Trust My Travel and our membership number is TMT51510. All client money, whether by bank transfer or card payment is paid into an independently managed Trust Account held at Barclays Bank in the UK. This means in the unlikely event of our financial failure you will receive a refund for the services you have paid for. Money is not received by us until all suppliers have been paid and you have completed your trip. Trust My Travel is Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Services Authority under the PSR 2009: No. 569641. For more information about how your payments are protected please visit www.trustmytravel.com for more information.
Around The World Pub Crawl Tour T&Cs: The remaining tour balance is due 12 weeks before the tour commences (10 November 2018).
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