This itinerary is infinitely customizable and will be tailored to suit your personal interests and schedule!

Stay in Historic Mansions and Inns on this bourbon and back roads extravaganza in the heart of blue grass country. Louisville is a handsome city and surprisingly hip, sitting on the glorious Ohio River.  The small towns are gems.  (Enjoy superb farm-to-table restaurants.)  Head off the beaten path and discover the longest cave system on earth, complete with underground rivers. And, of course, there is the bourbon . . .

Imagine touring bourbon distilleries and being part of the process from grain to distilled joy.  How about a private tour with 4th generation owners for bourbon tasting in their home?  You’ll also bottle your own bourbon, and bring back a private-label wonder.  Go antique shopping, indulge in a toe-tapping time with southern and soul food, feel the pulse of tradition.  Relax in lush gardens and count the stars.  Get into the heady beauty that is bourbon country.

We’re pleased to offer these tour add-ons:

- The Kentucky Derby, September 5, 2020
- Peak Autumn foliage in the Southeast
- Jack O’Lantern Spectacular—October 6-November 1
- Old Louisville Holiday Home Tour, first weekend in December

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