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Horses, Hats and Bourbon

The ultimate Kentucky experience with Mint Julep Experiences

As a full-service experiential tourism and destination management company, we combine deep expertise, long-term partnerships and complete hospitality services to help you experience the richness of Kentucky culture.

From handcrafted custom tour itineraries to public tour offerings, Mint Julep Experiences is Kentucky’s premier tour operator for Kentucky Bourbon Trail® tours and tastings, legendary horse farm tours, historic Kentucky landmark sightseeing and tasting first-hand the culinary scene of Kentucky.

The week of the Kentucky Derby is one of the most popular times to visit and experience the culture of the Bluegrass State! Each year, visitors and locals alike descend on Louisville for the horse race, mint juleps and Kentucky hospitality. We offer unique Derby Weeks tours, social Derby-themed events at nearby horse farms, regional transportation and day of Derby shuttle that drops riders off steps from Churchill Downs. Book Derby week tours and transportation online, or contact us to plan a custom tour or VIP transportation.



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Experiences with Mint Julep



Tour bourbon distillers and taste a variety of craft spirits


Horse Farms

Visit stud farms that are home to Derby winners, nurseries with foals, or training facilities



Discover the best local restaurants or go inside kitchens of artisan food makers



See the State through historic landmarks, colorful murals and charming places



Find your new favorite beer and go behind-the-scenes at Louisville's best craft breweries



Travel the rolling hills of Kentucky to meet vintners using time-honored techniques to create signature wines