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Customized Kentucky Tours

Design Your Day. Maximize Your Time.

Groups of all sizes choose Mint Julep Experiences to plan one-day and multi-day custom Kentucky tours. These guests set out on excursions along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® and throughout the Bluegrass state. By working with one of our experience coordinators, you can craft your perfect day with their knowledge and expertise. 

  • Work one-on-one with an Experience Coordinator
  • Offered 7 days a week
  • Local and regional departures and pickups (Louisville, Bardstown, Lexington, Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati and more!)
  • Private Bourbon Country transportation with the Mint Julep fleet
  • Craft your own itinerary with guaranteed reservations

Customized Kentucky Bourbon Trail® tours are a great option for special events, corporate outings, bachelor and bachelorette parties, birthdays, anniversaries and client appreciation gifts.


Exclusive Access

Due to our partnerships, several bourbon distilleries, craft breweries and food artisans offer exclusive tastings or private tours only available to Mint Julep Experiences guests:


  • Custom bourbon distillery tours and tastings
  • Straight-from-the-barrel tastings
  • Cocktail mixology classes
  • Creative beer or bourbon flights 
  • Cooking demos 
  • Horse farms including stud farms
  • Behind-the-scenes access


Bourbon Distilleries

Visit your choice of up to four Kentucky bourbon distilleries in one day for distillery tours and tasting experiences.

  • The Kentucky Bourbon Trail®
  • Craft Bourbon Trail
  • Bourbon Country
Horse Country

Travel the hills of Kentucky's Horse Country seeing the various stages of a race horse’s life at a stud farm, nursery, training center and race track.

  • Thoroughbred & Nursery Farms
  • Churchill Downs & Keeneland
  • Kentucky Derby Museum
Breweries & Wineries

Explore Louisville's breweries and wineries. Sample craft beer and regional wines from a variety of small brewers and vintners utilizing Kentucky-grown grapes.

  • Brewgrass Trail
  • Kentucky Wineries
Culinary Artisans

Get a taste of Kentucky by sampling local farm-to-table restaurants, tasting small-batch spirits and trying bourbon-infused desserts on a Louisville culinary artisan-inspired tour and tasting.

  • Top Kentucky Chefs
  • Top-rated Restaurants
  • Culinary Artisans
Regional Transportation: Pickups and Destinations

With our VIP Transportation and Custom Tours, you can arrange for pickup and transit to various regional destinations. Mint Julep Experiences offers transportation services across all of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®, Kentucky and into parts of Tennessee for full-day or multi-day itineraries. Below are the most popular regional pickup and destination locations.

  • Louisville
  • Bardstown
  • Lexington
  • Northern Kentucky 
  • Cincinnati

Every Tour Includes

  • Trained Tour Leaders

    Tour Leader

  • Safe Transportation


  • Guaranteed Reservations


  • Maximized Itinerary


  • Expert Insight


  • Bottled Water


Reviews from Customers

  • Mint Julep Tours and most especially Greg are the epitome of Southern Hospitality at its finest. My husband and I attended a charity auction for the Me, Fine Foundation in Raleigh, NC & won the bid for this trip. We were thrilled at the thought of Louisville: Food-Bourbon-Music-Horses...but also didn’t really know what we’d gotten ourselves into. We were absolutely wowed from moment one. We had the pleasure of meeting our gracious tour guide Greg S. He helped us get our Kentucky Bourbon ‘learn on’ while anticipating our every need or whim before they even occurred to us! We enjoyed the well-appointed chauffeur service, amazing food, and true V.I.P. treatment as we meandered down the Bourbon Trail visiting renowned distillers, enjoyed private tastings, and lunched in enchanting Bardstown, KY. Mint Julep Tours and most especially Greg are the epitome of Southern Hospitality at its finest. THANKYOU for a singularly amazing trip & the incredible thought and generous service—we will most definitely recommend y’all to friends and family!

  • Everyone I spoke to at Mint Julep was a wealth of knowledge, and every recommendation was spot on. Can't recommend Mint Julep enough. Amber helped me plan the perfect trip. Tom as an incredible tour guide. Kept us on schedule, and squeezed in some extras along the way. Everyone I spoke to at Mint Julep was a wealth of knowledge, and every recommendation was spot on. Worth every penny!

    John M.
  • Cindy made this truly a one-of-a-kind experience! I would do it again, and would definitely ask for Cindy again! What a phenomenal tour! She took the time to make sure we had a great tour because she got mt to know us and want was important to us.

    Daisy B.
  • Louisville Foodie Adventure— Grilled & Distilled I just had to tell you what a fabulous time we had yesterday. Jim was just FANTASTIC and such a perfect fit for us!! Galaxie was great! River House with the appetizer and smoked old fashion plus the picture and frame was exceptional!! Then off to Fat Lamb and had the best duck we’ve ever had and the drinks were wonderful! The last was Kaelin’s with the dessert that none of us left a thing and the special drink they made us couldn’t have been better! We will be back to ALL of them for sure. We have been to River House before and always loved it, but the service couldn’t have been better, so we will be returning again very soon! We’ve never been to Fat Lamb or Kaelin’s, but both will be seeing us again!

  • We all had an amazing time, even with the new latest COVID restrictions that popped up last minute. I want to thank you and all the fine people over at Mint Julep Tours for helping me pull off a fantastic weekend for our celebratory weekend. Don was a great driver full of great trivia. We actually did not even turn on the radio until we were coming home from the Jepth Creed; we talked with Don the entire way. The experience at Jepth Creed may have been the highlight of the weekend. The setting in the barn with the leather chairs was just spectacular.

    Nick S.
  • This was a day I hope to never forget My husband and I had a fantastic time. Cindy really took her time and gave us a thorough tour. It was incredible. She has such a warm personality which brought a level of comfort to the day. This was a day I hope to never forget. We love the Louisville area so much! Thanks for having us!

    Windi A.

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