Public Tours

Public Bourbon Tours

Experience Kentucky’s Finest Bourbon Distilleries

Our “Bourbon Immersion” Public Tour is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the world of Bourbon. Join us as we navigate the East Bourbon Tour to visit some of our favorite distilleries. You’ll even get the chance to stop at a local bottle shop to discover hidden treasures. Our public Bourbon tour is perfect for first-timers and those who don’t mind a pre-arranged itinerary. Let Bourbon Excursions, Trip Advisor's #1-rated tour, be your guide through Kentucky's finest spirit.
Black van with the Bourbon Excursions on it sitting outside of downtown Louisville's Galt ?House

Public Tour Pricing

Price is $169 per person, plus tax, and includes transportation, tours, tastings, bottled waters and the services of a professional bourbon tour guide. Cost does NOT include lunch and optional cocktails at Creed Cafe. PayPal is our payment processor and will accept all major credit cards. You do NOT need to have a PayPal account. Tour group is limited to 12 persons. Our guides work hard to ensure you have a safe and memorable experience, so please consider a gratuity for the outstanding service that we guarantee you will receive (15-20% is customary).
Public Tour
  • Transportation
  • Tours & Tastings
  • Bottled Waters
  • Services of a professional tour guide
Tour Route

Your tour will depart from Louisville's legendary 
Galt House Hotel.

Our first stop is one of the biggest, the "Disney World of Bourbon," also known as Buffalo Trace Distillery.

  • Producing Blanton's, EH Taylor, Weller, Pappy Van Winkle and more
  • Oldest continuously operating distillery in America
  • Explore the distillery grounds, shop at the visitor center, and sip some of their bourbons at your own pace

Our second stop is Jeptha Creed Distillery.

  • Savor seasonal cocktails at the distillery bar
  • After dining, tour this small, family-owned distillery founded and run by a Kentucky mother and daughter
  • Enjoy lunch at The Creed Cafe

Finally, we'll introduce you to one of Louisville's hidden gems at Taste Fine Wines & Bourbons.

  • Over 450 bottles of America's Native Spirit on hand
  • Choose between a flight of Bourbons only available in Kentucky or some of the best cocktails in town
  • Purchase bottles at their retail store, including a large selection not found outside the Bluegrass State

We'll finish where we started at Louisville's legendary Galt House Hotel for a signature Old Fashioned cocktail.

So come along, let us do the driving and enjoy some of Kentucky's favorite libations with Bourbon Excursions, rated #1 on Trip Advisor.

Arrive Alive, Never Drink & Drive!

Itinerary & Times


Public Bourbon Tours operate on most Thursdays and Fridays throughout the year.


Meet at Everything Kentucky Gift Shop, located on the 3rd floor of The Galt House Hotel / West Tower (top of escalators)

  • Enjoy 10% off your entire purchase at Everything Kentucky Gift Shop
  • The Galt House Hotel is located at 140 N 4th St in downtown Louisville, KY
  • Parking garages and restrooms are available at the hotel along with restaurants and shopping

Depart from The Galt House Hotel


Arrive at Buffalo Trace Distillery / Visitor Center and tastings


Depart Buffalo Trace Distillery


Arrive at Jeptha Creed Distillery / Lunch at The Creed Cafe & Bar 
*not included in tour price


Private tour and tasting at Jeptha Creed Distillery


Depart Jeptha Creed Distillery


Arrive at Taste Fine Wines & Bourbons in Louisville / flight of bourbons only found in Ky


Depart Taste


Return to The Galt House Hotel for a signature Old Fashioned cocktail at Jockey Silks

Enjoy Your Evening!!

What to Bring

This is a full-day tour so wear comfortable clothes and shoes (closed-toe shoes are highly recommended). Your tour guide will provide you with complimentary bottled water and plenty of bourbon knowledge. Feel free to bring along any small snacks you wish.

Dress Code

Dress code is whatever you want it to be, but some distilleries may require closed-toe footwear.  And be sure to bring your Kentucky Bourbon Trail® passport along with you.  You’ll want to collect those stamps from the various distilleries.

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Book Your Accommodations with Bourbon Excursions

Staying in Louisville? Make your trip one-of-a-kind with a stay at Louisville’s only waterfront hotel, The Galt House. Located right in the heart of downtown, you’re just minutes from several top Louisville restaurants and attractions. Traveling with a group? Check out our centrally located Airbnbs to live like a local!
Shot outside the Galt House in Louisville Kentucky
Black van outside Churchill Downs with the Bourbon Excursions logo on it

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