We’ve barely had a month after the 2018 Kentucky Derby and we’re already getting requests for Derby 2019! Mint Julep Experiences is happy to announce that our popular Derby Week tours will return next year. Bourbon and horse farm tours on May 1, May 2, May 3 and May 5, 2019 will be available. 2020 Derby tours will go live in June 2019.
Public Derby 2019 Tours
Each day, three tour options will depart from downtown Louisville at Mint Julep Gift Shop in the Galt House Hotel. Tours Wednesday, May 1 will be $199. Tours Thursday, Friday and Sunday will be $239 per person. Your ticket includes tours of two destinations, guided transportation, a southern lunch and bottled water. Tours on Oaks Day (Friday, May 3) are expected to sell out well in advance – so book now if you’re interested! BOOK NOW
Horse Country Tour
Spend a full day exploring Kentucky’s legendary Horse Country with past and future Derby stars at two thoroughbred farms.
Wednesday, May 1 at 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Thursday, May 2 at 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Friday, May 3 at 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Sunday, May 5 at 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Bourbon Country Tour
Journey through Bourbon Country as you learn about the history and making of America’s native spirit at two distilleries for full guided tours with tastings. Tours on Wednesday and Thursday departing at 8:45 a.m. and Sunday at 10:45 a.m. will visit Kentucky bourbon distilleries east of Louisville. Tour on Friday at 9:15 a.m. will visit distilleries south of Louisville.
Wednesday, May 1 at 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 2 at 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday, May 3 at 9:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 5 at 10:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Best of Kentucky Tour
Experience the best of both worlds at a Kentucky horse farm followed by a trip to Bourbon Country for a distillery tour with tasting.
Wednesday, May 1 at 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 2 at 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 2 at 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Friday, May 3 at 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 5 at 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Private Derby Experiences
Customized Derby tours can be arranged for any size group. Whether you need VIP transportation to and from Churchill Downs or a hand-crafted day of bourbon tours, our fleet of luxury vehicles with expert guides are available. Contact us for pricing and availability.
About the Author – Rachel Nix
Rachel Nix has been Director of Marketing at Mint Julep since 2017. Her extensive bourbon education includes becoming an Executive Bourbon Steward through the Stave & Thief Society and graduating from Woodford Reserve’s Bourbon Academy. She is a Certified Tourism Ambassador and enthusiastic advocate for her adopted hometown of Louisville. When she’s not promoting Mint Julep’s portfolio of southern experiences, she can be found walking her dog or enjoying a drink on a Germantown patio.