Kentucky – Bourbon Trail & Race Horses

Price Starting at $2,595.00

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What is the recipe for a perfect Kentucky Bourbon whiskey? Family tradition, limestone and a little bit of magic! Even though Bourbon has been produced anywhere in the United States, it is strongly associated with the American South, and especially Kentucky where 97 percent of the world’s Bourbon is created, following a 200-year tradition. Inhale the mellow caramel and oaky aroma, and observe how countless barrels age to liquid perfection. “So many Bourbons, so little time!” is a sigh often heard around here, so come along and help untangle the recipe, sip by sip. But no tour of Kentucky can be complete without horses and horse racing! Tour amazing, multi-million dollar horse farms, and meet retired champions and the best of the breed.

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Upon your arrival at Louisville International Airport, proceed to your hotel at your leisure. (Transfer is not included) Louisville is home to famous distilleries, Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby, all of which you will experience during your stay. To begin your trip, visit Louisville’s famous Bourbon Row and the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience. Featuring an artisanal distillery and tastings, the experience celebrates the original Kentucky Bourbon distiller, and the tradition that remains today. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel. Since its grand opening in 1835, the Galt has hosted a long list of dignitaries, including Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt and is the official hotel of the Kentucky Derby. GALT HOUSE HOTEL.

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Prices vary by season and package. Please inquire by phone at (800) 627-1244 or email info@classicescapes.com for more information and a pricing estimate.

PRICING: Per person, based on double occupancy

2018

  • Apr-Nov
    $2,595.00

2019

  • Apr-Nov
    $2,695.00

Maximum group size: Although there’s no limit we suggest a maximum of 35 travelers.

YOUR JOURNEY INCLUDES:
  • Superior accommodations at the historic Galt House Hotel.
  • Deluxe motor coach throughout with experienced driver/guide.
  • All meals as specified in the itinerary.
  • All entry fees and tastings as specified per the itinerary.
  • Included activities:
    • Evan Williams Bourbon Experience
    • Kentucky Derby Museum/Walking Tour
    • My Old Kentucky Home State Park
    • Jim Beam Distillery/Heaven Hill/Maker’s Mark
    • Kentucky Horse Park/Farm Tour
  • Complimentary baggage tags.
Kentucky experiences all four distinct seasons. The daytime temperature during the summer averages 87 degrees; the winter lows average 23 degrees. Consequently, Spring and Fall are Kentucky’s most popular seasons. In the Spring, Kentucky comes to life with a blaze of color. The bluegrass fields glow brightly and spring foals can be seen making their first runs in Kentucky’s Horse Country. During the Fall, the weather in Kentucky brings even more color. Shades of yellow, red, and orange foliage can be spotted as early as mid-September, with a statewide peak somewhere around mid-October.