Reviews from our Travelers:

“We were grateful for all of the pre-trip messages and your responsiveness to our questions and great information for our pre-tour excursion in Rome.  The food and drink experiences were excellent, and the historical/cultural experiences were beyond expectations.  I wish Craig had been my history teacher in high school – I might have learned something worth retaining!  As for the transportation, being in the hands of an expert like Marcel made it relaxing and truly enjoyable to be in a bus – giant limo is more accurate! Our good friends raved about your Ultimate Beer Tour for two years. When this trip came up it was a no-brainer! Very happy to report our extremely high expectations were completely met and exceeded. We are now the ravers! Thank you so much for our trip of a lifetime! Craig, this is your calling – can’t wait to travel again under your leadership.”
Jeff and Katie – Eat and Drink Like a Northern Italian 2018

“This tour was so much fun. I love the variety of breweries, wineries, churches and historical places we see. We see the well-known and little-known and always get great advice for our free time. Love the smaller number of guests on the tour – it makes it easy to form new friendships. I always enjoy being on a tour with you Craig. Your sense of humour, knowledge and ability to handle a glitch without getting ruffled is amazing.  Well worth the money you pay.”
Rick and Sandra – Eat and Drink Like a Northern Italian 2018

“All the stops were interesting and entertaining, from the smallest of micro brewers to the big commercial brewers and all the monastic breweries in between. Craig’s knowledge and sense of humour made all our time with him a real pleasure. Cesky Krumlov on a Saturday was a real highlight, rafting with all the locals out to enjoy a summer afternoon. The tour exceeded both our expectations and we went in with high expectations. Many thanks Craig for a memorable vacation.”
Kim and Jackie – Ultimate Beer Tour 2018

“We love the small groups, the excellent locations of the accommodations, and the knowledge and charm of the guide. We recommend this tour to anyone with a love of beer and European culture!”
Carter and Karen – Ultimate Beer Tour 2018

“The food and beer was awesome and plentiful.  I really enjoyed listening to Craig – he’s so passionate about European history and culture!  The bus was clean and very comfortable – our driver Marcel was professional and friendly.  Craig was really helpful if we had any questions, and he gave great suggestions for our free time.  It was great to have all the arrangements done for us and just enjoy our time in Europe – it was a privilege not having to wait in the big lineups we saw everywhere.  The Ultimate Beer Tour was a wonderful vacation.  Craig and all the local guides are so knowledgeable and interesting – on more than one occasion we had random people listening in on Craig’s explanations.  We will definitely book with Eat and Drink Like a European again! “
Chris and Neil – Ultimate Beer Tour 2017

“I consider myself somewhat of a seasoned traveler. I have been on several tours with another tour company, and I am always looking to travel with them. That has all changed! I must admit that I was a little nervous as to what to expect on the Eat and Drink Like a European “Ultimate Beer Tour”. I was extremely impressed!  The hotel choices were all very nice. The food was amazing.  We visited a great variety of different sized breweries, each led by interesting guides.  The trip was a wonderful balance of history and pleasure.  To be honest, I had low expectations because my trips usually costs twice as much.  My expectations were blown out of the water – I couldn’t believe the value for the money we paid! I would recommend any of the tours Craig Bresett puts together. I have already booked my next trip with Craig for next year and plan to do Ireland the following year. Thank you so much for an absolutely amazing trip through Europe. I can not wait until next year for Italy!”
David – Ultimate Beer Tour 2017

“This was the ideal, once-in-a-lifetime trip!  I’m so glad we went.  I’ll never forget the people, the experiences at each stop, and of course the amazing beer!”
Kara and Jonathan – Ultimate Beer Tour Oktoberfest 2016

“I would stay in all the hotels again – they were all in great locations. We chose this tour because of the variety of beer stops, and I’m glad we did!  We had amazing experiences – everyday, and in every country.  Mark did great as a tour director;  I loved hearing about his beer knowledge and experiences.  I particularly like the WWI and WWII stops.”
Emily and Dennis – Ultimate Beer Tour Oktoberfest 2016

“I think having the private bus was the shining piece of the tour.  With the number of locations and the distance we covered, the comfort and conveniences of the bus was a high point.”
Ken – Ultimate Beer Tour Oktoberfest 2016

“I dont know where to start here except to say our beer experiences exceeded my expectations. I assumed we would be going to the same kind of breweries and perhaps trying 2-3 oz tastings. NOPE, quite the opposite. I have never had so much incredible beer over multiple days in my life. Craig you were on point with every single brewery. There were many highlights; one was drinking from the barrel of the delicious Pilsner Urquell while our adorable Czech tour guide Adéla was bouncing around like a pixie. And I shall never forget the beauty of the La Trappe brewery on that magical day with the perfect weather and our incredible lunch on that gorgeous expanse of land. And of course, our experience tasting the most sought after beer in the world, Westvleteren 12, right at the monastery! “
Mickey – Ultimate Beer Tour July 2016

“It was a life changing event for me. In fact, ever since I got home, I have been diving deeper into the history of the entire experience. Your trip made that much of an impact in my life and I shall be forever grateful. All of our cultural and historical experiences were wonderful. It’s amazing how you put so much into our trip but it never felt rushed. That is not an easy feat. I am afraid I shall no longer be able to travel to Europe without you Craig. You were the perfect leader of our pack. Your easy going and positive vibe was a delight to be around. It is obvious you love what you do and if you love what you do, you are never working. You are truly a salt of the earth guy and that sir is magical. This tour was worth every penny we spent!”
Lara – Ultimate Beer Tour July 2016

“Craig’s knowledge of history and passion for beer’s role in the cultural experience was unparalleled. He artfully incorporated cultural (non-beer) experiences, kept the program lively and interesting, and made us feel okay about beer tasting at 11 am. The brisk guided walks balanced out the bus rides and beer consumption. I can’t imagine anyone else exposing us to more interesting experiences in the time allotted. It was fun for beer lovers and civilians alike.”
Richard and Bryna – Ultimate Beer Tour July 2016

“This tour was an AMAZING experience, I literally can’t think of enough superlatives to describe how much fun I had and how much I enjoyed the whole trip. I think the value was excellent. It’s worth it completely to travel stress free and not have to worry about transportation, lodging, reservations and all the other hassles that you have to take care of when traveling on your own. It was an incredible experience and I already have recommended the tour to several friends and colleagues. everyone in our group is already talking about which tour we want to do next. I hope Craig liked us because he’ll definitely be seeing us again”
Tony and Krista – Ultimate Beer Tour July 2016

“Craig was the ultimate tour guide in friendliness and hospitality. I had a thoroughly enjoyable time and overall, this trip exceeded my expectations. The stop at Yrpes was an excellent surprise to this history student. I believe Craig’s personality is perfect for a touring companion. I’ve been to Europe about a dozen times. While talking with Craig I can see how he could better my vacation experience in several locations.”
Mark – Ultimate Beer Tour 2014

“I liked Craig a lot. He was very good at suggesting and introducing us to additional experiences (being a beer tour, you know what that means). Riding bicycles after beer in Bamberg to find more beer was priceless. It was a blast! Great time all around.” 
Jim – Ultimate Beer Tour 2014

“Craig made the tour. He was fun and provided insightful history. I wish I could remember it all!”
Carter –Ultimate Beer Tour 2014

“I don’t use the word ‘ultimate’ very often, but when I do, it’s to describe this beer tour. Phenomenal job guys, I really enjoyed myself.”
Darren – Ultimate Beer Tour 2014

“After traveling around Europe solo, the value of Craig’s beer tour becomes readily apparent. From the delicious meals accompanied with beer (which are covered by the tour) to the ease and comfort of transport by the secure, private coach, traveling with Eat and Drink Like a European is a no-brainer! It is also a tour that is highly diverse and perfectly blends visiting historical sites and landmarks which build up your thirst for the variety of beer that you will encounter at the signature monasteries and breweries or unique pubs that cater to beer enthusiasts. Craig is a knowledgeable and passionate tour guide in both European history and beer and has the ability to make you laugh as well as make you appreciate and understand the sites and beverages around you. He is also a tour guide that truly is concerned with the well-being of his guests. Overall, the tour is phenomenal as it is diverse, thirst-quenching, and above all, downright fun!”
Tim – Ultimate Beer Tour 2014

“This Europe trip was a dream come true. Craig is an enthusiastic, energetic, knowledgeable tour guide. Our days were full with tours and just the perfect amount of time to explore each destination on our own. I went as a single person and I was very grateful to be touring with a group. I felt safe, included and grateful to share my experiences with others. I appreciated experiencing both the busyness of the cities as well as hiking through the variety of nature settings included on this trip. Each day was a gift. Thank you for all the thought and planning that went into this trip as it truly was spectacular!”  Carla – Grand Tour 2014

“What a great experience. We would not hesitate to recommend your tours – our tour exceeded our expectations in every way!!” Greg and Ronda – Grand Tour 2014

“The trip was well rounded with planned activities/meals and then time on our own. Staying put for a couple of nights to get the feel of the area was great and made for a more relaxing tour. The variety of activities were well planned. We really enjoyed the trip.” Laurence and Elaine – Grand Tour 2012

“We had an exceptional trip. Craig was amazing. Good balance of background and teaching – not at all overdone. Very knowledgeable and professional. This was our first family tour and it was fun, informative and a very rich experience.” Mark, Ashley and Jonathan – Grand Tour 2012

“Don’t under-estimate the value of the organization that Craig and OneLife Tours puts into its tours. The ability to bypass long lines at popular venues and the ability to walk in to a nice restaurant with a small group of people, sit down and enjoy a great meal with no hassle is worth the price of the trip. We went into this tour with the intention of not having to worry about anything, to just enjoy ourselves and our time together. We must say, we met our goal! Thanks Craig!” Rod and Sandra – Grand Tour 2012

“Craig was professional, organized and knowledgeable in every aspect of this trip. He saved a lot of time by pre booking popular venues and restaurants and we found the restaurant choices to be spectacular. The hotels were great. Each hotel was unique, they were all clean, breakfasts were good and locations were excellent. Good choice of cities as well as great level of activity. Varied activities related to broad range of ages in our group. Bus and driver were exceptional and a significant part of the tour’s success. Group meals were great. Hard to determine value for price other than this was a great investment into family time and memories. Group size was ideal.” Charlene – Grand Tour 2012

“My husband and I have travelled three times to Europe with Craig as our tour guide.  We had complete confidence in him due to his excellent organizational skills.  Craig is very knowledgeable about Europe and appears to get great pleasure in sharing it with others.  What we have appreciated most about Craig is his ability to work well with others and to show patience even when the unexpected occurs such as tour members forgetting passports at the previous lodging.  Flexibility is something that is necessary when working in foreign countries with a group of tourists and Craig was very adaptable.  We always felt we got more than our money’s worth because Craig respects that to travel often means people work hard to save for special lifetime memories.  We would not hesitate to travel again with Craig and hope to in the near future.”
Bob and Mary – Grand Tour 2006; Grand Tour 2009; Best of the East 2010

“Your Europe Tour of 2009 was a super experience. I appreciated the detailed organization, the variety of activities included, the pace of each day, and your manner of interacting with all of us. You moved us along when necessary, but also allowed us our pace when that was appropriate. Your range of local contacts convinced me that you work hard at making your tours fun and informative, with an engaging flavour.”
Ernie – Best of the East 2010

“Having been my first time to Europe, I was amazed at the high level of organization of all aspects of the trip and Craig Bresett’s ability to zero in on the ‘best of the best’.  Craig is a very knowledgeable and capable leader. More importantly he is passionate about European history and he instills an interest and desire to learn more. I always felt as though we were getting so much more than other groups that we would see at different attractions. I would highly recommend Craig to anyone who is seeking out a fantastic experience in Europe.”
Cheryll – Best of the East 2010

“Beyond the exceptional organization and itinerary I found that your knowledge of history, geography and art allowed me to not only enjoy the beauty of every location and venue, but to understand how each or these where inter-related.  Additionally I very much appreciated the time that we had at each place to explore and take in the history and splendour that we found in Europe.  The tour went well beyond our expectations and I very much look forward to future European travel with you.”
Gary – Best of the East 2010 

“If you are looking for an amazing experience, one to never forget, the Grand Tour of Europe is the way to go. We saw everything you would ever want to see in those 17 days away. The museums, the cathedrals, the country sides, the food and the people…. I could go on forever. I absolutely loved the fact that it was all planned for us. There was no pressure to know what to do next and there was no worry that we would miss anything. It was so comfortable, so entertaining, so fabulous and I would recommend these tours to anyone and everyone. Craig Bresett is a fountain of knowledge and any question you ask will probably be answered. I actually told my husband I would never want to do a trip like that without Craig leading it. I plan to take one in again but this time with my husband. A dream trip came true for myself and my daughter.”
Mirella – Grand Tour 2011

“Craig Bresett took us on an amazing tour of Europe.  He was extremely knowledgeable with a great sense of humour.  He made travel a genuine pleasure while also a learning experience.  The trip was three years ago, yet my children and I still reminisce about the great memories we have of our trip together.  I would highly recommend Craig Bresett as a tour director.”
Jackie – Grand Tour 2008

“It’s long been a dream of mine to experience Europe and your tour did not disappoint!  Your knowledge of the sites visited and our “hands on” experiences really made history come alive.  I really appreciated the carefully planning that went into every detail of tour and look forward to another one before too long!!  Thanks!”
Heather – Grand Tour 2008, Grand Tour 2014

“I joined one of Craig’s tours of Europe in the spring of 2009 and it was the best Europe tour I’ve ever been on.  Craig is very organized.  He takes a lot of care to share his knowledge of the history and current environment of a place at just the right time, at other times letting his tour participants discover for themselves.  The motor coach and driver that Craig has partnered with are excellent.  I felt safe at all times.  Craig balances the mix of activities very well.  Whether it’s walking, riding public transportation, museum tours, cathedral tours, sightseeing, shopping, leisure time, arranged meals, meals on your own, checking in to accommodations, role call, or riding the bus to the next location, you know that Craig has spent hours planning just the right sequence of events to ensure that each one of his travellers feels that they discovered as much of Europe as they could in what little relative time a tour can offer.  I know you won’t be disappointed taking a tour with Craig!”
Randal – Grand Tour 2009

“I had the pleasure of traveling with Craig as my tour guide in 2011 across several European countries. The trip itself was extremely well planned and our time very well managed.  This allowed us to see many sites each day, thus maximizing the tour experience.   There was no unplanned down time…it was very well orchestrated.  Seeing the sites was a great experience but what made it that much more special was Craig’s informative presentation at every location visited.   His knowledge of each and every stop was shared in detail, thus giving more meaning to the experience.  To see the sites is one thing but to hear about the history, the whys and wherefores of each stop along the way greatly enhanced the trip, making it so much more complete. Should I return to Europe one day, I would not hesitate to engage Craig’s services.  I highly recommend him if you want to experience more than just the sites. He really has it down pat!  Maximum daily experience given the detailed level of planning and precise execution.  And of course, the detailed history shared at each locale.  It was a great trip thanks to Craig’s first-hand experience and intimate knowledge of the sites.”
Roger – Grand Tour 2011

Our tour of Britain was an amazing experience from start to finish.  The carefully chosen itinerary and great daily experiences will never be forgotten.  Craig did a fantastic job of guiding us, making the history come alive.   Highly recommended!
Christine – Best of Britain 2012