A Taste of Kentucky Bourbon Trail

May 20 - 25, 2024

$1,699.00 pp dbl.; $1,999.00 pp sgl. Status: Canceled
  • Trip Includes: Transportation, 5 Nights Lodging, 5 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 4 Dinner, 1 Kick Back Meal, Village Food Hall, Evan Williams Experience, Kentucky Bourbon Visitor Center, Slugger Museum, Churchill Downs Experience, Copper Kings Distillery, James Beam Distillery, Lousiville Delights Tour, Frazier History Museum, Muhammad Alli Center, Lousiville Mega Cavern Tour, Private Horse Country Tour Taxes and Meal Gratuities.

Itinerary: May 20, 2024 Monday
Depart Weis Markets Linglestown RD, Harrisburg
Depart Sam’s Club Mechanicsburg – Rest and meal stops en route “on your own”. Arrive at the Drury Inn & Suites Cincinnati. Enjoy a Kickback 5:30–7 p.m. to Their rotating menu of fresh, hot food and beer, wine, mixed drinks and soft drinks are served. Enjoy the evening as you please. (D)
May 21, 2024 Tuesday
Breakfast included at the hotel. Check out and depart for Louisville, Kentucky Depart. Arrive at The Village Market Food Hall (712 Brent St, Louisville, KY 40204) to enjoy lunch on your own. The Village Market brings the best of Louisville’s nationally recognized culinary scene to the newly revitalized, historic neighborhood of Paristown. An all-local, lineup of restaurants under one roof makes The Village Market.Enjoy a tour at the Evan Williams Experience. The guided tour features an operating Artisanal Distillery where you will not only learn the process for making Bourbon, but you will see it being made right before your eyes. The tour also includes a premium Bourbon tasting and concludes in our gift shop where you can take home an array of signature items including a personalized bottle of Evan Williams or a barrel-proof Whiskey jug. Visit the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Visitor Center. Arrive at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory (800 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202) museum and factory tour attraction located in Louisville, Kentucky's "Museum Row", part of the West Main District of downtown. The museum highlights the story of Louisville Slugger baseball bats in baseball and in American history. Enjoy Dinner at Bristol Bar & Grill Check in at the Hilton Garden Inn. Meals: B, D
May 22, 2024 Wednesday
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Depart for Churchill Downs. Visit the Group Exhibit and Gift Shop Exploration. Enjoy 18-minute film in Great Hall; “The Greatest Race.” Depart on Historic Walking Tour of Churchill Downs. Experience the rich history of Churchill Downs Racetrack and learn about legendary Derby winners like Aristides and Secretariat as you visit the famous Paddock and Grandstand. You’ll make a stop rail side at the track while your Guide shares stories of the early days of the Kentucky Derby through its transformation into the iconic event it is today. Enjoy Derby Café Southern buffet lunch included while visiting today. Next visit Copper & Kings Distillery. See what makes us the World's Most Imaginative Distillery. This educational tour and tasting experience provide four samples from our core portfolio of innovative spirits including American Brandy, Gin, Absinthe & Liqueurs. The choice will be yours. Cheers! Next, Arrive James B. Beam Distilling Co. Genuine, quality ingredients detailed by craftsmen without compromise. That’s bourbon made the Beam way. You will split into groups to do the experiences. Meet the Family Tasting. This guided tour gives you a taste of their 225-plus year history. You’ll discover what makes a Beam Made Bourbon- from the Kentucky limestone filtered water to their heritage yeast that dates back generations. Then you’ll give their bourbons a mulling over of your own during a Kentucky -style guided tasting. Build a Cocktail 101. Join the bartender at the demo bar to craft a bourbon cocktail right alongside them. There are countless ways to enjoy Beam Made bourbons. Enjoy dinner at The Old Spaghetti Factory. Return to the hotel after dinner. (B, L, D)
May 23, 2024 Thursday
Enjoy breakfast included at the hotel. Meet step-on guide at Visitor Center and depart for a Louisville Delights Tour via motorcoach. Visit The Historic Old Louisville Neighborhood and Visitors Center located in Central Park offers self-guided walking tour booklets, guided tours, calendars on music performances, plays and festivals. After a stroll through charming St James Court, participants visit the Old Louisville Candy Company, where Ron and Jane Harris make Louisville’s favorite candy, Happy Balls! According to an old family recipe. Downtown stops include the historic Seelbach and Brown Hotels, the new 21c Hotel and Museum, the Palace Theatre, 4th Street Live! Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, and the Belvedere. Guests may also view the permanent exhibit at the J.B. Speed Museum, Kentucky’s premier art museum, when open. Lunch on own @ 4th Street Live Area. You have a wide range of lunch options, including TGIFriday’s and Guy Fieri’s smokehouse. A 350,000 sq ft entertainment and retail complex located between Liberty and Muhamad Ali Blvd. After lunch visit the Frazier History Museum. Come face to face with some of the people and stories that changed the world forever. At the Frazier Museum, history comes to life every day through ever -changing and interactive temporary exhibits, as well as fascinating and one-of-a-kind permanent galleries. Experience the one-of-a-kind Frazier Museum Collection, featuring American and international artifacts. This will be a guided tour. Arrive Muhammad Ali Center for a guided tour. Muhammad’s dream to share his inspiration with the world is being realized through the Muhammad Ali Center. The Ali Center appeals to the heart, spirit, and imagination. It inspires both children and adults to form new commitments in their lives in areas of personal growth, integrity, and respect for others, and it gives them the tools to make these commitments happen. Dinner at Walker’s Exchange inside The Galt House Hotel. Dinner will be a classic Kentucky invention- CAST IRON KENTUCKY HOT BROWN. This is oven roasted turkey, applewood bacon, roma tomatoes and bruleed mornay sauce, served with fries or a salad and a non-alcoholic beverage. Return to hotel. (B,D)
May 24, 2024 Friday
Prior to checking out, enjoy Breakfast Included at the Hotel. We will take a tram tour of Louisville Mega Cavern - Once an urban legend, Mega Caverns is now a reality. This man-made cavern was once a limestone pit mine that eventually lost mineral rights. For the past 50 years this space has served many purposes, most notably, the largest civil defense shelter to be used in the event of a nuclear disaster during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Now, years later, this mine has been turned into a one -of-a-kind attraction. You'll hop on an SUV-pulled tram and be joined by a MEGA Cavern expert who will guide you on your underground adventure. It's a 60–70-minute tour. Depart with boxed lunch from Potbelly Sandwiches. Arrive Lexington for a Private Horse Country Tour of a working Horse Farm. Dinner included en route to your hotel. Check into Country Inn and Suites by Radisson, Charleston South. (B, L, D)
May 25, 2024 Saturday
Enjoy Breakfast at the hotel before checking out and departing for home. 9:00 AM Depart for home. Rest stops and meal stops en route “on your own” 5:30 PM Approximate return home. (B)