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Trip Dates / August 22 - 26, 2022

Charter Bus Tour - Departs from Pine Level North Carolina
 

The "All Things Kentucky" tour is an experience like no other.  Join us as we travel around Kentucky and learn what makes Kentucky a special place. Our adventure will include tours of distilleries, horse farms and even enjoy a dinner on the Mary Miller Steamboat! 

Your 5 Day / 4 Night Package Includes:

  • Church Hill Downs

  • Clairborne Thoroughbred Farms

  • Mary Miller Dinner Cruise 

  • Frazier History Museum

  • Jim Beam Distillery 

  • My Old Kentucky Home

  • Dinner at Talbott Tavern

  • Stoneware & Company

  • Rebecca Ruth Candies

  • Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

  • The Hatfield's & McCoy's Comedy Club

  • Day One

Welcome to “All Things Kentucky” tour. Arrive this afternoon in Lexington, KY for our welcome dinner at the Berry Hill Mansion.  The property was built by George Franklin Berry in 1900, Berry was a prosperous bourbon and spirit distiller executive with the Frankfort firm of W.A. Gaines and Company, whose wealth is evident in this fine mansion. Consequently, these distilleries eventually became the most noteworthy bourbon brands of today such as Buffalo Trace, Castle and Key, and Old Crowe.

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  • Day Two

This morning we tour "Clairborne Farms", one of the most iconic Thoroughbred breeding farms in Kentucky's Horse Country! Along the way to Louisville, we visit Rebecca Ruth Candies. In 1919 two bored substitute school-teachers - Rebecca and Ruth -began making candies. Their Bourbon Whiskey Chocolate Candies are now a Kentucky tradition, BOURBON BALLS.

Our first visit in Louisville is the "Frazier History Museum", which is the Official "Kentucky Bourbon Trail Welcome Center". The Kentucky Show at the Frazier is a 32 
minute large screen presentation narrated by Ashley Judd that captures Kentucky's people, culture, history, music, spirit and more! The show has received rave reviews since its premier in September 2008. Next, we walk across the street to the "Louisville Slugger Museum", the official Bat of Major League Baseball.

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As you stroll through the factory where today's bats are created right before eyes, the first thing you will notice is the world's largest bat, rising 120 feet in front of the museum. Then, there's the world's biggest fielding glove -a ten foot long 17-ton sculpture of prehistoric limestone. This is a treasure trove of history and memorabilia from the greatest players in the game. Everyone will receive a 16" miniature souvenir bat with their tour.

Tonight we experience the Ohio River on board the "Mary Miller" as we enjoy dinner on this old fashion river boat with modern amenities.

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  • Day Three 

This morning is the Mecca of horse racing, Churchill
Downs. Enjoy the Kentucky Derby Museum where guests can access two levels of interactive exhibits along with the "Greatest Race, a 360-degree immersive sound and visual experience that'll get the heart racing and emotions soaring! Our visit will include a historic walking tour of Churchill Downs Racetrack and the Finish Line Gift Shop. 

Our next stop will be "Stoneware & Company", one of the oldest stoneware manufacturers in the United States. Stoneware has been dedicated to the tradition and craftsmanship of transforming clay into enduring, functional art forms for the home, kitchen and garden since 1815. On the guided factory tour you'll follow the steps of more than 20 skilled artisans who take the clay from raw form to completion.

Following lunch on own we travel to Clermont, KY for a tour of the Jim Beam Distillery. Start your visit at the American Outpost by experiencing "America's First Family of Bourbon," a film about the Beams' family history and the bourbon making process. Walk the Exhibit Hall and see how they make bourbon. And check out the 200-year timeline showcasing some heirloom bottles of Beam before anyone called it "Beam." Stroll beyond the walls to outdoor exhibits featuring the Whiskey Rebels of the 1790s: the tax-fighting patron saints of bourbon. 

It's also has one of the oldest moonshine stills in America, and a cooperage-or barrel making-exhibit. Finally, you'll visit a rack house and see first-hand how bourbon is gently aged.

Dinner tonight is the historic Talbot Tavern, famous for having the oldest bourbon bar in the world dating back to 1779.  Patrick Henry licensed it to operate, and French King Louis Phillippe stayed there in 1797. You can still see the murals he painted.

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  • Day Four

My Old Kentucky Home is one of the most famous songs to have ever been written, but it is also the name of a hallowed and beautiful Kentucky farm with many rich layers of history waiting to be explored and experienced. My

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"My Old Kentucky Home" is a marvel of elegance and charm, as architecturally magnificent today as it was more than two centuries ago.  Your guided tour by our costumed guides spans two floors of the mansion, originally named "Federal Hill." The talented guides will sing the song, "My Old Kentucky Home," for tour guests. See 200-year-old antique artifacts including paintings, high­-style furniture, lavish period decor, and the carefully curated interiors of Kentucky's most famous landmark. 

Next, Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center. A visit to the Bourbon Heritage Center, where you can enjoy the "Portrait of Heaven Hill" movie, visit a working Rickhouse, and learn about the romance and lore of Bourbon. The Bourbon Hosts will lead you on a guided tasting of our fine Bourbons, and you can create your own personalized bottle to take home as a keepsake. Come taste Bourbon's Heritage! 

After lunch (on your own) we head to Pigeon Forge for dinner and a show at The Hatfield's & The McCoy's Dinner Theater.

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For Information and/or Reservations, please Contact:

Susan Stewart @ (919) 398-3638

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