Every day of this bluegrass immersion is filled with exclusive, VIP access into the heart of America’s best bourbons, from Louisville to Bardstown and Lexington. Savor the Bluegrass State’s best food and drink in an unforgettable setting of brick streets, winding roads, rolling mountains and horse farms. Then it’s right back to more of the very best bourbon—or as George Bernard Shaw called it, “liquid sunshine.”
Meet craft distillers and traditional coopers who char oak barrels in historic rickhouses. Go behind the scenes of the most iconic names in American bourbon, and meet the modern up-and-comers who are crafting whiskey for a new generation. There’s plenty of bourbon to taste, of course—along with catching a horse race at Churchill Downs (site of the Kentucky Derby), eating in honky tonks and riverside distilleries-turned-restaurants, where southern staples are deliciously elevated. This is an experience to stimulate all of your senses.
Lovers of food, culture and of course, whiskey. Great for a long weekend or an extended sojourn.
Our favorite time of year is April to October, especially the mild and sunny days in May, early June and September.
The end-all-be-all of whiskey journeys? More art? More horses? More fine dining? We'll craft a trip that highlights your finest Kentucky dreams.
A luxurious boutique hotel on Louisville’s Whiskey Row, an art-filled hotel housed in a 19th-century former bank in downtown Lexington. You’ll love these places.
The perfect Louisville set-up, this new luxury hotel ushers in its location—a historic building on the legendary Whiskey Row—indoors. Step into the brand-new space, with its ground floor steakhouse and upstairs whiskey bar that looks out of a movie. 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.
We can plan a custom, private departure for any group size. Our custom trips are perfect for a couple wishing to travel on their own, a family, or a multi-generational group. If you’re looking to travel on one of our group departures on a private basis, a minimum number of travelers may apply.
Yes, we can craft an unforgettable milestone celebration or company retreat for groups as large as 40 or more.
Our level of curation, care, and in-country connections. We handle everything, overseeing your experience from beginning to end with the highest levels of ownership and responsibility. We support you every step of the way with comprehensive itineraries, detailed day-by-day descriptions, insider destination info, and 24/7 dedicated support.
Preferably six to nine months in advance and earlier for holiday travel. We stay in unique, in-demand boutique and luxury hotels where advance reservations are important to secure the best accommodations possible. We can help with last-minute travel planning, however availability may be limited.
We curate your MO/AD Private Departure to ensure the experiences are authentic, immersive, and included in your trip price. Your itinerary typically includes accommodations, airport transfers, private transportation for all day trips and excursions, privately guided tours with local guides, exclusive VIP access and activities, and meals as detailed in your itinerary.
MO/AD Private Departures typically cost $750 to $1,500 per person, per day, and vary by destination, time of year, number of people in your group, and types of activities you prefer.
MO/AD Private Departures do not include roundtrip airfare to/from your destination, travel insurance, gratuities for local guides, hotel incidentals, and any activities and meals not included in your itinerary.
After learning more about you, your interests, preferred style of travel, dates, and budget, we will present you with initial ideas and examples of what we can plan for you. In order to design a detailed itinerary and check availability, there is a $500 non-refundable planning deposit due. This will be applied to your final trip cost. Once your itinerary is perfect, we require a 25% non-refundable confirmation deposit to start confirming all of your arrangements. Many of our local partners and hotels require additional advance deposits to secure the best accommodations. The balance of your trip cost is due 90 days prior to travel.
See our Terms & Conditions for complete details about our policies regarding your MO/AD Private Departure booking.