A Champions Tour
with Mint Julep Tours

Visit the Kentucky Derby Museum for two floors of interactive exhibits, a newly updated 360° immersive sound & visual experience “The Greatest Race,” Historic Walking Tour of Churchill Downs, and a stop in The Finish Line Gift Shop featuring American Pharoah merchandise. Then it’s off to Coolmore’s Ashford Stud to see their iconic stallion barns, which are home to Grand Slam Champion American Pharoah along with the likes of three-time champion sire Giant’s Causeway, and Kentucky Derby winners Fusaichi Pegasus and Thunder Gulch.

Ashford Stud does their best to always let fans see American Pharoah and other champions, however, no guarantees can be made for any particular tour. Showings are pending the health and welfare of the animals.

Thursday, February 23
Thursday, April 6

 

The cost is $139 per person (does not include lunch) and departs from the Galt House Hotel in Downtown Louisville at 9:30am returning at approx. 6pm.

 


Custom Horse Farm Experiences

With dozens of Kentucky horse farms and two legendary racetracks, the possibilities for a custom Horse Country tour with Mint Julep Tours are endless.  From the opportunity to get up close to past and future derby stars to immersing yourself in the history of the thoroughbred racing industry, there is something for everyone.

Come and experience what Kentucky’s horse culture is all about!

Click below to get in touch with one of our Booking Coordinators or give us a call at 502-583-1433 for more information.

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2017 Kentucky Derby Week Public Tours

2017 “Best of Kentucky” Derby Week Tour

Experience what makes Kentucky so great as you travel through the rolling hills of the countryside and travel to an award winning thoroughbred stallion farm to see a day in the life of past derby champs. Then explore Bourbon Country as you visit a distillery for a guided tour and bourbon tasting, we’ll also make a stop for a local lunch along the way. The cost is $199 per person, which includes the cost of lunch and admissions. Tour departs from the Mint Julep Tours Gift Shop located in the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville.

Wednesday, May 3rd (8:15am – 4:30pm)
Thursday, May 4th (8:15am – 4:30pm)
Thursday, May 4th (10:45am – 6:00pm)
Friday, May 5th (8:15am – 4:30pm)
Sunday, May 7th (9:15am – 5:30pm)
 

2017 “Bourbon Country” Derby Week Tour

Journey to Bourbon Country as you learn about the history of bourbon and the process in which “America’s Native Spirit” is made on a guided distillery tour followed by a bourbon tasting at two premier distilleries, we’ll also make a stop for a local lunch along the way.  The cost is $199 per person, which includes the cost of lunch and admissions. Departs from the Mint Julep Tours Gift Shop located in the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville.

Wednesday, May 3rd (8:45am – 5:00pm)
Thursday, May 4th (8:45am – 5:00pm)
Friday, May 5th (8:45am – 5:00pm)
Sunday, May 7th (10:45am – 6:00pm)
 

2017 “Horse Country” Derby Week Tour

Horse Country Xola PhotoCelebrate Derby Week in Kentucky with a full day in Horse Country.  Get up close to past and future derby stars and studs at a world-renowned thoroughbred stallion farm before taking in the rich tradition of Kentucky’s horse racing industry with a walking tour of the breathtaking grounds at Keeneland Racetrack in Lexington. We’ll also make a stop for a local lunch along the way.  The cost is $199 per person, which includes the cost of lunch and admissions. Departs from the Mint Julep Tours Gift Shop located in the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville.
Wednesday, May 3rd (7:45am – 4:00pm)
Thursday, May 4th (7:45am – 4:00pm)
Friday, May 5th (7:45am – 4:00pm)
Sunday, May 7th (8:45am – 5:00pm)
 
 


Derby Eve Distilled
An Exclusive Bourbon & Culinary Experience at Buffalo Trace Distillery

Join us on the eve of the 2017 Kentucky Derby for Derby Eve Distilled!  This exclusive Bourbon & Culinary Experience at Buffalo Trace Distillery includes an After Hours Private Distillery Tour & Tasting, a Bourbon Inspired Dinner, Signature Cocktails, Live Bluegrass Band and Cigars on the Porch!

There are two ticket types for this experience.  One that includes transportation departing from the Galt House Hotel in Downtown Louisville and one that does not.  Please make sure you select the correct ticket type with booking.

Friday, May 5th, 2017 – With Transportation ($289)
Includes transportation from Downtown Louisville, Tour Guide, Distillery Tour/Tasting, Bourbon Inspired Dinner, Cigar or Mini Julep Cup and 2 Signature Cocktails. (cash bar also available)

Tour departs at 3:45pm from the Galt House Hotel in Downtown Louisville and returns at approx. 10:00pm.

 


Friday, May 5th, 2017 – Without Transportation ($239)

DOES NOT INCLUDE TRANSPORTATION from Downtown Louisville, but does include your Tour Guide, Distillery Tour/Tasting, Bourbon Inspired Dinner, Cigar or Mini Julep Cup and 2 Signature Cocktails. (cash bar also available)

Tour begins at 5:00pm starting at the Buffalo Trace Distillery Visitors Center (113 Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, KY 40601) and ends at approx. 9:00pm.