Kentucky Derby® Tours

Experience why Kentucky is world-famous! The beauty of Churchill Downs®, Louisville, legendary distilleries and rolling horse farms of Kentucky are yours to treasure with our guided tour options.

Private Horse Farm Tour

Experience why Kentucky is world-famous! This fun and informative tour takes you through the heart and soul of Kentucky's Bluegrass horse country. See a world-class private farm that is home to current and future Derby stars and studs. Tour the ivy-covered grounds of Keeneland Racecourse, also home to the planet's most expensive horse auction. Take a peek at the horse farm lifestyle as we take you behind the scenes to explore a working horse farm and visit with their famous stallions.

Package Inclusions

  • Visit a Stallion Barn
  • Tour of Keeneland Racecourse, a National Historic Landmark
  • Sit-down Lunch at a Local Restaurant
    with Kentucky Fare & excludes alcohol

Backstretch Tour at Dawn at Churchill Downs

Exclusive to Derby Experiences' clients, you will begin your walking tour at Stable Gate off S. 4th Street next to Churchill Downs, where you will be met by your tour guide and get a chance to see the horses out on the track for their morning training.

Package Inclusions

  • Backstretch Tour of Churchill Downs Racetrack During Morning Training
  • Visit the Stables at Churchill Downs
  • Historical Recount of Churchill Downs with Expert Tour Guide
  • Breakfast in the Horseman's Kitchen

The Best of Kentucky

This fun and informative tour takes you through the heart and soul of Kentucky's Bluegrass horse country. See a world-class private farm that are home to current and future Derby stars and studs.

Package Inclusions

  • Tour of a World-Class Private Horse Farm
  • Tour of a Legendary Kentucky Bourbon Distillery
  • Bourbon Tasting
  • Sit-down Lunch at a Local Restaurant
    with Kentucky Fare & excludes alcohol

Bourbon Distillery Tour

Discover the art and science of the Master Distiller… savor the distinct, mellow flavor… and see how Kentucky’s perfect natural mix of weather and pure limestone water produces the classic taste and deep amber color.

Package Inclusions

  • Full Day Tour of a Legendary Kentucky Bourbon Distillery
  • Bourbon Tasting
  • Sit-down Lunch at a Local Restaurant
    with Kentucky Fare & excludes alcohol

Mint Julep Sunset Social

Understand why the Mint Julep is the drink of choice at the Kentucky Derby! Travel back in time to a 19th century farm estate for a hands-on culinary experience. With an expert farm manager as a guide, understand the effort it takes to run a farm with a visit to the stud barn. Following the tour, learn how to build your own Mint Julep cocktail to enjoy alongside a family-style, Southern dinner featuring fresh ingredients from the farm to table.

Package Inclusions

  • Safe Transportation to/from the Mint Julep Experiences Hub in Falls City Market at the Omni Hotel
  • Welcome Cocktail
  • Sunset Horse Farm Tour with Expert Insight
  • Q&A in the Stud Barn with Farm Manager
  • Build Your Own Julep Bar
  • Family-Style Dinner with Farm to table ingredients
  • Cash Bar Available for Additional Drinks

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