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.
Our private itineraries are ideal for groups of four or more—you and friends, families, and multi-generational groups. For groups of six or more, an optional Modern Adventure local guide can be arranged.
Our level of curation and care. We handle everything, overseeing your experience from beginning to end, with the highest levels of ownership and responsibility. We also support you each step of the way, with comprehensive trip materials and itineraries, detailed day-by-day options, insider destination info, gear recommendations, and 24/7 dedicated support.
Preferably three to six months in advance. Alaska’s summer season is short, and demand for permits and float planes and accommodations are high. Advance reservations are important to secure the best locations and accommodations possible.
We curate your Modern Adventure to ensure the experiences are authentic and immersive, and included in your trip price. This includes all accommodations, most gear (expedition-quality tents, all cooking gear), local transport and internal flights, airport transfers, local guides and cultural experts, and all meals.
Private Modern Adventures typically cost $750 to $1,500 per person, per day, and vary by time of year, the number of people in your group, and types of activities (private local guides, private transfers) you prefer.
MO/AD Private Departures do not include roundtrip airfare to/from your destination, travel insurance, transportation to your trip’s starting point, lodge incidentals (including room service, laundry service and hotel bar tabs), and any activities or meals not included in your confirmed MO/AD itinerary.
After learning more about you, your interests and preferred style of travel, as well as your preferred travel dates, we will present you with a detailed itinerary including activities, internal flights, transport and accommodations. In order to check and confirm availability for your group, there is a $750 non-refundable deposit due. This will be applied to your final trip cost.
Your trip is guaranteed—and your dates secured—with a 25% non-refundable deposit. Many of our local partners, including our hotel and resort partners, require advance deposits to secure the best accommodations. The balance of your trip is due 30 days prior to travel.