Kowal Investment Group Presents – Kentucky Bourbon Trail
You’ve been hearing me talking about the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. I went there with my sons earlier this year and it was outstanding! Sure we tasted a few whiskeys, but what really impressed me was the history and beauty of this area. That is why I am so excited to invite YOU to join Jane and me for a long weekend in Kentucky! And knowing the group of folks who have already expressed interest in a trip like this, I’m predicting we’re going to have a whole lot of fun together!
On April 20, we’ll gather at Kowal headquarters and make our way by coach to Louisville, Kentucky, our home for the next four nights. We’ve selected a fantastic hotel in the perfect location, right on “Whiskey Row!” We’ll explore Louisville, Lexington and the “Bourbon Capital of the World,” Bardstown. Whether you’re a whiskey connoisseur, enthusiast, or just looking for a fun weekend away, you’re going to love this trip because we’re traveling in great company!
Per Person Double Occupancy
Single Supplement: $699
April 20-24, 2023
5 Days / 4 Nights
Limited to 40 participants!
Arrive in Kentucky
This morning depart Milwaukee to travel by bus to Louisville, Kentucky for your 4-night adventure on the Bourbon Trail. Check in to your hotel, located on Whiskey Row – the historic home of the bourbon industry. The collection of buildings are revivalist and Chicago style with gorgeous cast-iron storefronts. (D)
Start your adventure in the “Bourbon Capital of the World” – Bardstown. Your day begins at the Lux Row Distillery, home to the 150-year-old Rebel Bourbon for a tour and tasting. Then head downtown to the Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History. Absorb the history of whiskey and learn tales of the people who made their bourbon popular. Lunch is included in Old Talbott Tavern. Since the 1700s, the tavern has been the local bourbon bar, as well as the oldest stagecoach stop in America (visited by Daniel Boone!). Later, stop at Heaven Hill to hear about the warehouse operations of the facility. Then, head into the bottling room and learn the art of filling your own Bourbon bottle! (B, L)
As we make our way to Lexington, we will be making a stop at Buffalo Trace Distillery. This historic distillery, known for remaining open during prohibition to produce medicine, is truly a sight to see. Enjoy your tour as you learn about modern day production with a twist of the history included in each bottle produced. Next visit a craft distillery, the Barrel House. Here you must first obtain your medical prescription before admittance is granted to enjoy the tour and tasting. Then, test your taste buds at a local brewery who utilizes bourbon barrels to produce award-winning craft beer, Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co.! Enjoy a tour of the facility, learn about who they partner with to create their products, and sample along the way! (B)
A visit to Churchill Downs affords the opportunity to explore exhibits dating back to the first Kentucky Derby in 1875, view the “Greatest Race” multimedia experience, and allows access to the resident horses in the stable. Then, it is off to the races to experience the energy and excitement of a mock race. Learn the art of placing wagers on your favorite horse, for fun, where no real dollars are required. Next, we are off to sample chocolate with Angel’s Envy Bourbon and savor how the chocolate brings out the flavors in the bourbon. Continue down Whiskey Row and visit the Frazier Museum, the official starting point of the Bourbon Trail! Enjoy the afternoon at leisure exploring Whiskey Row and the city of Louisville. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with the group. (B, D)
Depart Louisville with your unforgettable memories of the Bourbon Trail. (B)
- Roundtrip coach service from Kowal headquarters
- Premium Louisville hotel location on Whiskey Row
- All activities as described in the itinerary*
- 7 meals (4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners)
- All ground transportation in Kentucky
- 7 whiskey tastings
- Luggage handling
- All taxes & fees as of 11/1/22
- Complete services of Cruise & Tour including tour manager
*Distilleries may be substituted due to unforeseen circumstances
- Increases in taxes, fees or surcharges after 11/1/22
- Travel insurance
- Airline baggage fees
- Gratuities for driver
- Items of a personal nature
COVID-19 NOTICE: Currently no COVID-19 restrictions apply for this departure. Specific requirements will vary by destination governing bodies and travel vendor/operator and are subject to change at any time. Masks may be required to be worn during portions of your trip and specific requirements will vary by destination governing bodies and travel vendor/operator. Any costs associated with these requirements shall be at the travelers’ expense. Changes in COVID restrictions/requirements shall not release the passenger from the cancellation policy stated above or be grounds for adjustment of the price of the travel arrangements reserved.
*Limited single availability
DEPOSITS AND PAYMENT:
$500 per person deposit required with your reservation
Final payment due 1/13/23
CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS:
$500 deposit refundable through 1/13/23, less a $250 cancellation fee
After 1/13/23 or non-appearance on departure day: 100% of cost forfeited
How to Book
- Call Cruise & Tour at (800) 383-3131 or REQUEST A CALL
- Ask to have a place held on this trip
- You will receive an email with a link to our online registration form
Fill it out and you’re in!
It’s that easy. Give us a call today!
Travel Insurance Information
Worldwide Trip Protector
Cruise & Tour recommends that you purchase travel insurance.
To purchase travel protection insurance:
- Click here to view and print the Travel Insured International brochure which has a brief summary of coverage.
- After making your travel reservation and deposit, a Cruise & Tour representative will create an insurance quote for you. You will receive that travel insurance quote from Travel Insured International Customer Care.
- From here you will be able to view the quote, add additional coverage options such as Cancel for Any Reason, and purchase your policy all in the Travel Insured International Portal.
Please Note: Pre-Existing Condition Exclusion will be waived if you purchase the protection plan within 21 days of the date of your initial trip payment. Options such as Cancel for Any Reason or Interrupt for Any Reason must also be purchased within 21 days of the date of your initial trip payment.
To view and print the Explanation of Benefits, click here.