Kentucky: Bourbon Discovery
One Departure Only | May 5 - 9, 2021
No matter how much you love bourbon, your taste for America’s greatest spirit only grows as the smoky spirit washes over your tongue here, in Kentucky. This road trip adventure into bourbon’s birthplace—from Louisville to Bardstown and Lexington—means enjoying the Bluegrass State’s best food and drink, in an unforgettable setting of brick streets, winding roads, rolling mountains and horse farms. We’ll meet modern craft distillers and traditional coopers who char oak barrels in historic rickhouses. There’s plenty of bourbon to taste, of course—and we’ll also bet on horses at Churchill Downs, eat in honky tonks and riverside distilleries-turned-restaurants, where southern staples are deliciously elevated. Then it’s right back to more of the very best bourbon—or as George Bernard Shaw called it, “liquid sunshine.”
Every day of this bluegrass immersion is filled with exclusive, VIP access into the heart of America’s best whiskeys. If you love eating and drinking really well, and experiencing the artistry and tradition behind your favorite cocktails, this trip is for you. We’ll bond with like-minded travelers and whiskey experts, and leave with a richer understanding of Americana. See you in Kentucky!
Kentucky Trip Highlights
History & Heritage
Taste the finest bourbons and meet local distillers at hand-picked distilleries, some with over two centuries of history.
Taste the best of everything at industrial-chic eateries, neighborhood kitchens run by celebrity chefs, at rollickin' honky tonks.
Art & Design
We set up in the historic centers of Louisville and Lexington at boutique hotels with cutting-edge art collections.
The perfect Louisville set-up, this new luxury hotel ushers in its location—a historic distillery building on the legendary Whiskey Row—indoors. Stepping into the brand-new Distil with its ground floor steakhouse and upstairs whiskey bar that looks out of a movie. Each night staff lead a toast to the end of Prohibition in 1933 at 7:33pm—that’s 19:33 military time—and the stunning rooms are decked with all modern amenities.
This one-of-a-kind art hotel in downtown Lexington mixes hospitality and cutting-edge art in the glorious, historic Fayette National Bank Building. After unpacking in your modern, high-ceiling room, look over the center’s building through the historic, towering windows, then pop down to browse the hotel’s 7000-square-foot art museum with rotating exhibits, or stop for a drink or bite to eat at its Lockbox restaurant.
Book Kentucky: Bourbon Discovery
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What does the price include?
Four nights at unique four- and five-star accommodations; private travel for all day trips and excursions; departure airport transfer; private tours with local guides and cultural experts; exclusive VIP access and tastings; guided activities, adventures and expeditions; entrance fees; daily breakfasts, most lunches and dinners; local beverages with meals.
What does the price not include?
Roundtrip airfare to and from the trip start; travel insurance; transportation to the trip’s starting point; activities not included in the trip itinerary; hotel incidentals including room service, laundry service and hotel bar tabs; food and beverages not included in itinerary; gratuity for tour leader.
Where does the trip start and end?
Our adventure begins at the Distil Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. The closest airport is the Louisville International Airport (SDF). This trip starts with a self guided tour, and a group dinner beginning at 7pm. Our adventure ends in Louisville, Kentucky. The closest airport is the Louisville International Airport (SDF). Your flight home should be scheduled to depart at 2pm or later from SDF.
Who is going on this trip?
Our adventures typically have between 10 and 20 guests, and our Modern Adventure Team. Our experiences are fun and inclusive and you can expect to be joined by a diverse group in terms of age, background and interests—including solo travelers, couples and friends traveling together. This adventure is for travelers age 21 and above.
Who is leading this trip?
This trip is led by an expert Modern Adventure trip leader. They’re an experienced travel guide, a representative of Modern Adventure and your go-to person for questions or concerns on the trip. We’ll be joined throughout our adventure by local, expert guides who are deeply knowledgeable with respect to local cultures, customs and history and are passionate about sharing that with us.
What travel documents are needed?
US citizens and residents should check the TSA’s website for requirements and acceptable ID for domestic air travel. Some State issued IDs may no longer meet TSA standards. If you are a non-US Citizen traveling to Kentucky, visit the US Consulate or Embassy for requirements and information about passports & visas.
Do I need to pay a solo traveler supplement?
For solo travelers, there is a $750 single-supplement fee—paid at the time of booking to secure a private room. If you would like us to pair you with a roommate, that option may be available upon checkout—these spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
What is the cancelation policy?
You may cancel on or before January 5, 2021 and receive a full refund minus a $500 per-person service fee. If you cancel on or after January 6, 2021 there is a 50% cancellation fee; on or after March 6, 2021 there is a 100% cancellation fee. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance as we are not able to make exceptions to this policy in cases of family/medical emergency or of the trip being canceled (see our Terms and Conditions for full details). Please note that for guests who are transferring trips or traveling on rescheduled trip dates, your cancelation terms will vary from the above, and are generally non-refundable. Please refer to your correspondence from our Customer Experience team for specific details.