Bourbon, Bridles & Bluegrass | Globus Vacations

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains

Bourbon, Bridles & Bluegrass

8 days | Louisville to Nashville

Join Globus on this tour and travel through the timeless scenery and happening scenes of Kentucky, North Carolina, and Tennessee. In this easy going part of the country, the drawl is part of the draw, a bottle of Kentucky’s finest is easy to come by, as is mighty fine scenery, music, customs, and cuisine.

You’ll be surrounded by intoxicating views in horse country and the Great Smoky Mountains while elating experiences are just around the corner in the local distilleries, music houses, and grand southern estates.

Globus provides everything you need for the perfect vacation – from hand-selected hotels to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Depending on the size of your group, you can take over an entire date for this tour.

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Trip Highlights

  • Bourbon tasting at Buffalo Trace Distillery

  • Behind-the-scenes visit to a thoroughbred horse farm and Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm

  • Visit the famous Biltmore Estate and Gardens, followed by a farm-to-table lunch at Antler Hill Village

  • Guided tour of the Songbird Guitar Museum, followed by a MoonPie tasting

Biltmore Estate - Asheville, North Carolina
Biltmore Estate

Globus Tours - Bourbon, Bridles & Bluegrass from Louisville to NashvilleItinerary at a Glance

DAY 1: Arrive in Louisville

Welcome to Louisville. In the evening, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.

DAY 2: Louisville – Lexington

Sightseeing with a Local Guide followed by lunch featuring a local culinary specialty. In Frankfort, enjoy a bourbon tasting at Buffalo Trace Distillery, with free time in Lexington this evening.

DAY 3: Lexington

This morning, visit to the International Museum of the Horse, followed by a behind-the-scenes visit to a thoroughbred horse farm and Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm. Dinner tonight with local bluegrass entertainment.

DAY 4: Lexington – Asheville

Scenic drive through Kentucky and Tennessee en route to Asheville. Free time in Asheville this evening.

DAY 5: Asheville

Guided sightseeing includes downtown, West Asheville, the River Arts District and Biltmore Village. Visit the Biltmore Estate and Gardens with a local guide, followed by a farm-to-table lunch at Antler Hill Village.

DAY 6: Asheville – Chattanooga

Scenic drive through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Visit the Museum of the Cherokee Indian with a Local Cherokee Guide. Drive to Chattanooga for a guided tour of the Songbird Guitar Museum, followed by a MoonPie tasting. Free time this evening.

DAY 7: Chattanooga – Nashville

Visit Cheekwood Gardens and a guided sightseeing tour of Nashville, followed by a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

DAY 8: Nashville

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Westin Nashville Downtown
Westin Nashville Downtown


Brown Hotel | Louisville, Kentucky
Opulent yet approachable, the Brown Hotel is a blend of Old World elegance and modern-day comfort.

Hyatt Regency | Lexington, Kentucky
Centrally located near the University of Kentucky and the Keeneland Racetrack, Hyatt Regency Lexington offers ease of access to numerous Lexington favorites.

Renaissance Asheville | Asheville, North Carolina
Located just steps from downtown, the Renaissance hotel combines the sights and sounds of a major city with the views of stunning mountain ranges.

Chattanooga Marriott Downtown | Chattanooga, Tennessee
Centrally located in downtown Chattanooga just minutes away from the Riverfront, the Marriott hotel features modern amenities and guest rooms.

The Westin Nashville Downtown | Nashville, Tennessee
Situated in downtown Nashville close to iconic sights, food, and shopping, the Westin features expansive guest rooms and both an indoor and rooftop pool.

Dates and Pricing

2022 and 2023 Departures | From $2,819 per person

Price does not include airfare. An air-inclusive vacation is available that includes free airport transfers and flights coordinated with vacation dates. 

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  • One-of-a-kind Itinerary
  • Globus Tour Director
  • Expert Local Guides
  • Hand-Selected Hotels
  • VIP Sightseeing Access
  • Breakfast Daily, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

About Globus

Colorado-based Group Voyagers, Inc. is the privately held company that markets and sells the Globus family of brands within the United States. Globus offers travelers unparalleled tour and small group travel packages. The Globus family of brands is dedicated to enriching the lives of travelers by turning foreign destinations into familiar harbors, where the expense of travel is forgotten and replaced by personal value.

At Globus, with a group of eight or more you can earn discounted or even free travel. Depending on the size of your group, you can take over an entire date for this tour. 

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