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Bourbon Distillery & Horse Farm Tours
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Bourbon Distillery & Horse Farm Tours

By Travel the Trail
Recommended by 100% of travelers
100% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Travel the Trail Tours strives to have efficiently planned tours, with reserved tour times, using comfortable vehicles. Our driver/guides are all friendly and knowledgeable and will add to your enjoyment of your time in Bourbon Country.
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Ages 21-100
Duration: 9h
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • All guided transportation, distillery tour/tasting fees, and lunch are included in our fees.
  • Entry/Admission - Kentucky Bourbon Trail


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Door to door pick up.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Service animals allowed
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 206347P1

        • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
        • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 206347P1

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        • 1
          Guests will tour the facilities of historic Bourbon Distilleries, and enjoy tastings fine bourbons.
        About the operator
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        • Travel the Trail
          183
          Louisville, Kentucky
          Joined in November 2016
        • 247kirbyb
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Highly recommended!
          Andy took our group of 9 out for the day and was absolutely fantastic! He offered suggestions for us and was very accommodating to our requests. He is very knowledgeable regarding various distilleries and the industry as a whole. I will absolutely be recommending Travel the Trail and Andy French to friends. Thanks Andy!
          Written March 17, 2023
        • craiggS9094JE
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          First class and fin
          Bob made our day really fun. Recommended him and his company to anyone. Our BandB scheduled for us and we were picked up and dropped off at the door. Bob is a fun conversationalist and knowledgeable. Great day
          Written March 3, 2023
        • michaelwD9515ZQ
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          50th birthday bourbon tour
          Rob was an excellent guide, he arrived on time, very polite and he had water and snacks in the van for all guests. We arrived on time for all our tours and tastings and checked us in at each place. Rob made suggestions for certain areas to stop and take pictures and was very knowledgeable about the history of each area we were going though. Travel the trails is a top notch company that I would suggest to anyone and will use when we come back for our next trip.
          Written February 6, 2022
        • Luke M
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great way to travel the bourbon trail!
          Lee took a group of 7 of us on the bourbon trail. I would highly recommend going with him. We sent him a list of places we wanted to visit and he did all the leg work booking the stops and handling all the logistics. He even added a stop that we never would have known about that was a fun contrast from the big commercial bourbons we did earlier in the day. He picked us up and arrived right when he said he would. He also picked a great local place to stop for lunch. He was very responsive while setting it up and definitely knew his stuff about bourbon and Kentucky in general.
          Written January 18, 2022
        • jillv603
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent tour
          Bob was awesome and so were the distilleries he brought us to. Very informative and fun. Will definitely book again.
          Written July 19, 2021
        • jasonmendelsohn
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Awesome Tour Guide - Lee Buckner is the Best - TravelTheTrail - Fantastic - Returning Clients
          Lee Buckner is by far the best! Awesome Attitude. Always on Time. Know Distilleries, Cares about our experience. We were referred to him two years ago, and had a blast then. Just returned from our second tour with him. Once again awesome. If you want a guide who is happy, smart, on time and cares about your experience. Lee Buckner and TravelTheTrail is a MUST. Personalized Tours - I planned this with Lee, and Loved It.
          Written December 9, 2019
        • kelleyaelliott
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Lee is the best!
          Lee is just the nicest! I was trying to plan a big surprise trip for my husband, and he helped me figure out everything for a larger group, then when things changed, he helped me figure out everything for a trip for us just two. Unfortunately we had some last minute things come up and had to cancel, but Lee was so understanding and kind. We will definitely be doing a tour with him some day soon!
          Written October 23, 2019
        • c_hammer19
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Awesome people, awesome time!
          We can't say enough good things about Lee, Marianne and Bob. They all did a fantastic job! They were professional, very personable and knew so much about everything. Thanks again for such an awesome time!
          Written September 30, 2019
        • DWHill57
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Lots of fun at Travel the Trail with Bob our tour guide
          After a conversation with Lee at Travel theTrail, he set us up with the perfect tour. Our tour guide, Bob, arrived right on time, was very knowledgeable and courteous and steered us right at every turn. He even recommended places and things to do in Louisville. We could not have had a better personal experience. Thanks again Bob and Lee.
          Written August 1, 2019
        • Paul E
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour provider, great prices, and Lee is awesome!
          We had a group of 6 people going on a full day tour with Lee. He is so informative (I don't remember a single question we had that he didn't know the answer to and then some!). The prices are fantastic and Lee was very flexible to help us create a perfect, customized day. I talked to all of the big tour companies, and I'm so glad I finally made it to Travel the Trail.
          Written January 28, 2019
        • MurphyGray
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          50th Celebration!
          Travel the Trail was an excellent choice for our tour guide. Bob was our driver and was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and fun. The vehicle was very comfortable and even though we picked distilleries that were spread out, our drive few by. We were aloud to bring drinks and snacks for the drive. I would choose Travel the Trail and Bob everytime and highly recommend them. Thank you Bob and Travel the Trail!
          Written December 7, 2018
        • Flyer802670
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Way to Visit Bourbon Trail
          Bob was an excellent tour guide, and highly recommend him! Very friendly, professional and knowledgeable about the Bourbon Trail and nearby horse farms. Great conversations with him while he drove us on a very scenic tour of the Trail.
          Written November 16, 2018
        • Kim F
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The only way to visit the Bourbon Trail!
          Rob was our driver and he was grea! Very professional and full of knowledge. He took us to Four Roses, Woodford Reserve, and Wild Turkey with lunch in between. Even though there were a few glitches in the day, he took care of all the details. Would highly recommend Travel and Trail and would definitely use them again.
          Written November 5, 2018
        • Safari41618347629
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          11/3/2018 bourbon trail.
          Bob was an excellent tour guide. Very friendly, informative and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend him!
          Written November 3, 2018
        • Yonah125
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Lee is the man!
          I went on a tour passing through Buffalo Trace and Woodford Reserve with a bachelor party. Lee did not disappoint. He had plenty of stories to tell during the ride between distilleries. He made sure our cooler of libations was full of ice, even stopping on his own at a nearby gas station to re-up. I accidentally left my fleece in his shuttle after the tour and he had it shipped free of charge all the way back to me in NYC. Lee - you da man!
          Written October 15, 2018
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        Andrew D
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2022
        I cannot rate these guys high enough! I booked Travel the Trail for a bachelor party of 8, and we had a great time! I priced out 5 different companies, and Travel the Trail was the best value, and Lee was incredibly responsive throughout the whole process. Lunch was included, which was huge! Lee was even really accommodating when we had a guy cancel on us less than 3 days out (let him know right away if that happens!).

        We had Rob as our tour guide, and he was awesome! Rob did a masterful job at keeping us organized and on schedule all day which was definitely a challenge as the day went on! Rob knew a lot about Louisville, the bourbon trail and the specific distilleries we went to. We did: Heaven Hill Connoisseur tasting, a tour at Willett, and the Barrel Thieving Tour at Bardstown Bourbon Company. All of them are must-visits! Rob had some good tips for stuff to look out for at each of the places which really added to the overall experience.

        I'll be back on the bourbon trail, and I'll definitely book with them again!
        Written July 15, 2022
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        Cheri R
        Kalamazoo, United States7 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2021
        I loved how our trip was organized with the locations and amount of tours and tastings. We started with a tour that laid the groundwork about bourbon to help our group fully appreciate the tastings for the remainder of the trip. The tours/tastings were scheduled so that we had plenty of time to enjoy ourselves at one place, yet flexible enough to add other adventures spontaneously. Our driver, Bob, was knowledgeable and very friendly! He offered wisdom of bourbon and the surrounding area, snacks and drinks, and great suggestions! I highly recommend this tour!
        Written June 14, 2021
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        Thanks so much for the fine review of our services. It takes a lot of planning to make a day on Bourbon Trail go smoothly, that's what we strive for in all cases. Bob was a great addition to the Travel the Trail team, with his background in the spirits industry.
        Written June 21, 2021
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        Bob and Jolene C
        Louisville, KY12 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2021 • Couples
        We booked a tour for Saturday, April 10, 2021 for four couples and we had such a great time! Rob was so friendly, helpful, and fun to spend the day with, and Lee did an awesome job of setting up our day tour. The distilleries, including a small batch distiller, and the restaurant were all much enjoyed. Thank you for an awesome day of wonderful memory making!
        Written April 12, 2021
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        We are so glad you had a great day on the Trail with Rob. We appreciate that some of our guests prefer a private customized experience over a public tour. Please tell your bourbon loving friends about our services, and come back and see us again
        Written May 4, 2021
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        Mark M
        Richardson, TX141 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2021
        Cannot speak highly enough of Travel the Trail and Lee. Having Lee as your guide is like taking a tour with your grandfather, and I mean that in the best possible way. He's got all kinds of great information to share between stops, and could not be a more welcoming host. We were also the first tour to get a tasting in his new office (which he built himself - it's a great space), and he designed a great custom tasting there to start the say. I would 100% recommend Travel the Trail to anyone looking to do a bourbon tour.
        Written January 3, 2022
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        My grandfather was a great storyteller and teacher, so I appreciate the compliment. I am very glad you enjoyed the day's itinerary. I was excited to set up the private tasting for you to go along with our visits to Heaven Hill and Maker's Mark. Great meeting you and your wife. Thanks for choosing Travel the Trail Tours for your Bourbon Tour Experience.
        Written January 5, 2022
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        Chip Moenius
        Charlotte, NC5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sep 2020
        Lee was very knowledgeable and friendly. Extremely easy to book the tour with him and he was well organized. During this time of COVID, he was extremely careful. We were appropriately spaced out and not crowded. We saw the Mint Julep van pull up and they were packed in like sardines. So glad we went with Lee for this reason. We will definitely be a repeat customer!
        Written September 6, 2020
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        Thanks so much for the kind response. It was a pleasure to be with your group out the Bourbon Trail. We are excited to have groups coming back to enjoy some great Bourbon Tourism. We generally do not combine groups, and not at all during the covid-19 protocols.
        Written September 20, 2020
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        Robert G
        101 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2022
        We were looking for a private tour (just us two). Recommended by a friend over the big guys - Lee put together an affordable package tailored to the distilleries we most enjoy. Each experience was a little different and all close together in Bardstown with a great lunch included in the trip. The driver, Rob, was local and top notch. Relaxed pace, plenty of local history and some anecdotes made the travel time even more enjoyable. Punctual pickup at our Hotel (Distil). Rob gave me some tips as to bourbon shops downtown that carried brand I just can't get at home. We waited out the pandemic to do this and were comfortable every where we went. A great experience. If you are visiting Louisville area, make Travel the Trail part of your itinerary ....you won't regret it.
        Written June 16, 2022
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        Steven F
        West Bloomfield, MI33 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2022
        If you are headed to the Bourbon Trail look no further than Travel the Trail for your bourbon trail needs. From start to finish, and even then some! I worked with Lee for several months putting together just the right tour for my party of 6, Lee made everything work!

        Lee readily gave me advice on what distilleries to tour and which to taste, all the while making it work with timing ... which is not as easy as it seems!

        Rob showed up at our hotel on Thursday morning right on time! Prior to that he texted to let me know he was on his way. We began our tasting at Woodford Reserve which was an hour and half away. Rob was very knowledgeable and gave us all sort of knowledge along the way. We made great time so Rob drove us by Castle & Key and told us their story. A nice bonus. thanks Rob!

        From there we went and had lunch and Rob took us to a great place. Rob fit in so well with our group.

        We tasted next at Four Roses and while we were sort of underwhelmed with their bourbon (although I have a bottle on my bar) this was a distillery that sold me via their website. Plus the timing fit into our itinerary.

        We finished our day at Buffalo Trace and while we were touring and tasting Rob was kind enough to have the van parked in the shade and had it all cooled down by the time we headed back to the van.

        But it didn't end there! On our drive back to the hotel I told Rob that the next day we were going to be touring and tasting at Jim Beam (It's a must do if you are heading to the bourbon trail). The next morning I got a text from Rob telling us that he hopes we enjoy our day and to have a great time at Jim Beam! Now that is above and beyond! We texted back and forth throughout the day about our findings. In fact today, I got a text from Rob wishing us safe travels home!

        Great company to work with and great people!
        Written May 16, 2022
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        kep9450
        Beulah, ND13 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2021
        The distillery tour at Lux Row was one of the collest parts of our trip. The guys here did everything they could to make our experience great, were full of knowledge, and we had great conversation about the area. We were visiting from various places around the US and we all enjoyed ourselves. They were more than accomodating with the pickup from our stay location, and even giving us a ride to the Kentucky Derby Museum upon completion of our distillery tour!
        Written March 29, 2021
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        So glad we were able to find some openings with all of the limited ticketing we are experiencing. Please comeback and see us again when all sites are open for tours and tastings.
        Written April 21, 2021
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        alan j
        Napa, CA19 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2021
        Our guide, Rob, was affable and knowledgeable - he is a true bourbon aficionado. We did two tours and tastings and one tasting in Bardstown along with a bonus trip to the museum at Heaven Hill. The tour was efficient but not rushed. Travel the Trail is very flexible in planning their itineraries, so let them know if there is a particular distillery you would like to visit. The tour included a nice lunch at a local brew pub. I would definitely do another tour with them.
        Written August 30, 2021
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        GSOFam
        Greensboro, NC12 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2021
        My husband and I chose Travel the Trail for our first trip in KY because we wanted a more personal tour. The owner, Lee, was incredibly helpful in designing and planning our tour. He even recommended a great hotel for us. On the actual day, Rob, our guide, went above and beyond to teach us about bourbon and Kentucky. The drives flew by, and the distilleries Lee recommended were awesome. I cannot recommend this company enough. It was absolutely wonderful to leisurely experience this area without having to book or map out each stop or wait on a bus full of strangers. They made the whole experience easy, and it truly felt like we had a friend showing us around.
        Written May 14, 2021
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        Lorin, Thank you for taking a moment to write a review. I truly enjoyed showing you and your husband around in both Bardstown and Louisville. You two were fun! I hope you had a great dinner experience at 610 Magnolia. Please come back and see us and tell your friends about us in the meantime! There are many more areas of the bourbon trail I'd be happy to take you to explore on a future visit.
        Written May 16, 2021
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