Kentucky Horses & History

Begins and ends in Louisville, Kentucky

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • All year round
  • Round trip scheduled flights
  • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
  • Accommodations as stated
  • Personalised Road Book

From £1418 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

Day 1

Arrive

Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Louisville, Kentucky. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel.

Galt House Hotel
Day 2, 3

Louisville

Louisville is renowned for the annual Kentucky Derby. Horse racing enthusiasts will enjoy the Kentucky Derby Museum, offering a hands-on experience. Once in downtown, visit the Slugger Museum and Factory, take a river cruise on the Belle of Louisville or follow the Urban Bourbon Trail.

Galt House Hotel
Day 4

Bardstown

43mi / 69km

Located in the rolling green hills of central Kentucky’s Bluegrass Country, Bardstown is an old-world town that is home to the state’s finest bourbon distilleries. Take a tour of the Heaven Hill Distillery and stop by the Bourbon Heritage Center to learn about its intriguing history. Explore Federal Hill at My Old Kentucky Home State Park– the plantation that inspired the song ‘My Old Kentucky Home’, which is now the state song. There are several dining options but we recommend the My Old Kentucky Dinner Train – a two hour excursion through the countryside.

Bourbon Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn
Day 5

Harrodsburg

56mi / 90km

A full-scale replica fort in Old Fort Harrod State Park commemorates the first permanent settlement west of the Allegheny Mountains. Providing an up-close view of one of the most unique ecosystems in the country, the geologically ancient Kentucky River Palisades, is the authentic 115-passenger Dixie Belle sternwheeler. There are horseback riding trails, backroads and byways for bicycle enthusiasts, and outdoor water sports ranging from kayaking to skiing.

Shaker Village Inn
Day 6

Lexington

30mi / 48km

We would suggest that your first port of call is The Muhammad Ali Center, which has majestic views of Kentucky’s largest city. Once in Lexington, the horse capital of the world, you can enjoy a true equine experience at Kentucky Horse Park. In Lexington’s Bluegrass Region, there are hundreds of exciting things to do, see and experience. Celebrate the living history of Kentucky Bourbon at nearby distilleries such as: The Woodford Reserve Distillery, Buffalo Trace, Four Rose, Wild Turkey, James E. Pepper and Town Branch.

Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa
Day 7

Frankfort

21mi / 34km

Frankfort is one of the smallest state capitals in America, but full of history. Be sure to explore the Capitol Grounds and the Kentucky History Centre with hands-on activities, interactive exhibits and dynamic collections before a spot of lunch in one of the many downtown eateries. After lunch, why not visit the Buffalo Trace Bourbon Distillery for a tour and a tasting or drive over the Kentucky River for a tour of what is considered by many to be the country’s most handsome statehouses.

Best Western Parkside Inn
Day 8

Louisville

55mi / 89km

On your return to Louisville, you’ll get to experience anything you didn’t get an opportunity to on arrival. Perhaps take a visit to the Jim Beam American Stillhouse for an interactive, multi-sensory experence. For lunch you may like to enjoy freshly smoked BBQ and delicious sides at Fred’s Smokehouse, named after 7th generation Master Distiller Fred Noe. Finally for your last few hours in Louisville why not finish with a Bourbon-themed dinner at Bourbons Bistro, Louisville’s foremost Bourbon bar, located in the historic Clifton district.

Galt House Hotel
Day 9

9mi / 14km

Today take the short drive back to Louisville International Airport, before returning your rental car and check-in for your flight to the UK.


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