Custom Horse Farm Experiences

Legendary horses including Kentucky Derby winners and Breeders’ Cup champions call Kentucky home. Many stud horse farms offer tours to see these fantastic animals. To find the next star, see foals at a horse nursery or visit a training facility where yearlings prep for their maiden race.

The Bluegrass State is also home to two of the most famous horse racing tracks in the world – Churchill Downs and Keeneland Race Course. During April, May, June, September, October and November, watch live horse racing and place your bets! Keep in mind that the Kentucky Derby takes place the first weekend in May each year. The Kentucky Derby Museum is open year-round to explore the legacy of the “Greatest Two Minutes in Sports” and take historic walking tours of Churchill Downs.

Mint Julep Tours offers horse farm tours and other horse-related experiences on custom tours year-round. Public ticketed bus tours are currently only available the Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday of Derby Week.

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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2018 Kentucky Derby Week Public Tours

2018 “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 $219 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 2 (8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
Thursday, May 3 (8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
Thursday, May 3 (10:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.)
Friday, May 4 (8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)  – SOLD OUT!
Friday, May 4 (10:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.)
Sunday, May 6 (9:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)

 

2018 “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 $219 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 2 (8:45am – 5:00pm)
Thursday, May 3 (8:45am – 5:00pm)
Friday, May 4 (8:45am – 5:00pm) – SOLD OUT!
Friday, May 4 (9:15am – 6:00pm) – SOLD OUT!
Sunday, May 6 (10:45am – 6:30pm)

 

2018 “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 two world-renowned thoroughbred stallion farms. We’ll also make a stop for a local lunch along the way.  The cost is $219 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 2 (7:45am – 4:15pm)
Thursday, May 3 (7:45am – 4:15pm)
Friday, May 4 (7:45am – 4:15pm)
Sunday, May 6 (8:45am – 5:15pm) 

 


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

Join us on the eve of the 2018 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 4, 2018 – With Transportation ($289) – SOLD OUT!
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 4, 2018 – Without Transportation ($239) – SOLD OUT!
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.