Mark Kaye Presents – Kentucky Bourbon Trail
Hey Kayetriots! Many of you know about my passion for bourbon. It’s my new fav! Apparently, I’m not the only one. Bourbon is “HOT” right now. So Hannah and I decided to take a trip to Bourbon Country to do some “investigative journalism!” And we want all you bourbon-loving Kayetriots to come with us!
We’ll do two LIVE shows from some of the hottest bourbon destinations in Kentucky! Plus we’ll hit the Bourbon Trail to see why this place is one of the hottest tickets in the USA! 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!
Beyond the destination, the key to great travel experiences is the people you share the experience with… which is why I expect this will be a grand old time! You’re going to be drinking and exploring and hobnobbing with liberty-loving, freedom-defending Kayetriots just like you!
See you in Bourbon Country!
***I know my audience is wide-ranging. If you’re joining us from somewhere other than Jacksonville, you can ask Cruise & Tour for an air credit and meet us in Louisville!***
*** DON’T WAIT – TAKE $250 OFF YOUR TRIP IF YOU’RE ONE OF THE FIRST 20 TO SIGN UP! ***
Per Person Double Occupancy
Single Supplement: $699
Meeting us in Louisville? Take $502 off!
Mar. 29-Apr. 2, 2023
5 Days / 4 Nights
Limited to 44 participants!
Arrive in Kentucky
Arrive in 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!). After lunch, a highlight for which you have been waiting! You get to be in the audience as Mark Kaye broadcasts his live radio show from the Oscar Getz Museum! 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)
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! While visiting, you’ll have time to explore the various exhibits and listen as Mark Kaye, WOKV, delivers his live radio broadcast! Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure exploring Whiskey Row and the city of Louisville. (B)
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, after lunch on own, 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! Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with the group. (B, D)
Depart Louisville with your unforgettable memories of the Bourbon Trail. (B)
- Roundtrip economy class air from Jacksonville, FL*
- 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
*Other gateways may be available upon request. Additional charges may apply.
**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.
*** DON’T WAIT – TAKE $250 OFF YOUR TRIP IF YOU’RE ONE OF THE FIRST 20 KAYETRIOTS TO SIGN UP! ***
*Limited single availability
DEPOSITS AND PAYMENT:
$500 per person deposit required with your reservation
Final payment due 12/19/22
CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS:
$500 deposit refundable through 12/19/22, less a $250 cancellation fee
After 12/19/22 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!
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