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Mint Julep Tour Bus at Horse FarmWe’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.