Discover the Bluegrass State of Kentucky


Whether you’re looking to explore Kentucky’s natural beauty, experience its music and bourbon culture, or learn about its fascinating history and heritage, a road trip or escorted tour is the perfect way to discover all that the Bluegrass State has to offer.

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14-Day Historic Trails & Blue Ridge Mountains Escorted Tour15-Day Sips, Sights & Sounds of Kentucky Self-Drive Tour15-Day Kentucky & Tennessee By Motorhome | 15-Day Bourbon, Bluegrass & Horse Country Self-Drive Tour

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Explore the Best of Kentucky With These Recommended Tour Itineraries

From June 2023, British Airways will be flying five days a week direct from London Heathrow to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) – so you’ll now have even more time to explore the Bourbon Trail!

14-Day Historic Trails & Blue Ridge Mountains

Escorted Tour
From colonial settlements and Civil War sites to the magnificent Blue Ridge Mountains and stunning Great Smoky Mountains, this mid-South U.S. tour features historic sites, spectacular scenery, and fun experiences all along the way.

Why we love this trip…
Enjoy a fascinating visit to the Kentucky Horse Park
Visit the Lincoln Museum and Sinking Spring Farm, to see where the nation’s 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, was born
Learn about the production of the finest Kentucky Straight Bourbon, and enjoy a tasting
View the green pastures, white-board fences, and the columned estates of Kentucky bluegrass country – backdrop for the movie Seabiscuit
Expert Tour Director-Led Trip

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From £2,096pp
Price includes 13 nights accommodation, 10 breakfasts, coach, tour director, full escorted tour itinerary and excursions

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15-Day Sips, Sights and Sounds of Kentucky

Self-Drive Tour
Delve into the history of bourbon, Bluegrass, local cuisine and Kentucky-born heroes including Muhammad Ali on this road trip of discovery.

Why we love this trip…
Take a walking-foodie tour in Lexington
Follow the the Country Music Highway
Visit Bardstown – first settled in 1780 and known as the Bourbon Capital of the World
Explore the UNESCO Creative City of Paducah and see the colourful Lower Town Arts District
Visit the birthplace and homestead of the Father of Bluegrass, Bill Monroe, in Rosine

** Enjoy the Bluegrass Music Scenes of Owensboro and Renfro Valley **

From £1,905pp
Price includes 14 nights accommodation, 14 days car rental and return flights

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15-Day Kentucky & Tennessee By Motorhome

Motorhome Holiday
Explore the best of these scenic, neighbouring states at your own pace while enjoying many adventures along the way.

Why we love this trip…
Explore Newport, Kentucky – the gaming predecessor to Las Vegas
Enjoy hiking, trails and caves, paddling and kayaking at Carter Caves State Park and Cave Run Lake
Step back in time at the Shaker Village in Pleasant Hill
Take a Belle of Louisville sightseeing cruise
Experience boating and fishing on the 5,100-acre Rough River Lake

** Spend Time at the “Niagara of the South,” in Cumberland Falls State Park **

From £2,825pp
Price includes 4 nights hotel accommodation, 10 days C25 motorhome rental and British Airways direct, international flights

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15-Day Bourbon, Bluegrass & Horse Country

Self-Drive Tour
Embark on a journey to explore distilleries, bluegrass music and the horse culture in Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana.

Why we love this trip…
Explore the beauty of the Daniel Boone National Forest
Visit Mt. Vernon, nestled in the foothills of the Cumberland Mountains
Frequent the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame
See the thoroughbred horses at Darley at Jonabell Farm, where Kentucky Derby winning stallions have been bred
Spend time at one of Kentucky’s most revered distilleries: Buffalo Trace

** Catch a Horse Race at One of Kentucky’s Renowned Racetracks **

From £1,139pp
Price includes 14 nights accommodation, 14 days car rental and personalised roadbook

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Find Your Adventure in Kentucky

There’s a wealth of experiences in store for you to uncover when you visit Kentucky. We’ve selected what we think you’ll love most.

NAC Helicopter tour over Cape Point


Kentucky bourbon is considered by many to be the finest in the world. Visitors to Kentucky can explore the Bourbon Trail®, a tour of the state’s bourbon distilleries, to learn more about the history and production of this iconic spirit.

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Cycling in Cape Winelands - Bikes N' Wines

Horse Farms & Riding

Horseback riding tours are available throughout the state, with many focusing on the famous Kentucky Thoroughbred horse farms. Visitors can take a guided tour of the farms, learning about the history and breeding of these magnificent horses, or they can take a leisurely ride through the scenic countryside.

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Stellenbosch foodie tour - Bites and Sites

Bluegrass Music

Bluegrass music, a genre of American roots music that originated in the state, is particularly popular in Kentucky. Many music festivals, such as the annual Kentucky Bluegrass Music Festival and the Festival of the Bluegrass, celebrate this genre, which features acoustic stringed instruments like banjos, mandolins, and guitars.

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Quad biking in the Drakensberg region - All Out Adventures

History & Heritage

Visitors to Kentucky can explore the historic sites that played a pivotal role in the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace, the Maysville Historic District and visit museums like the Kentucky Historical Society and the Muhammad Ali Center, to gain a deeper understanding of the state’s rich history and cultural heritage.

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Sunset over Red River Gorge - Kentucky Tourism

10 Unforgettable Things to Experience in Kentucky

Kentucky, the Bluegrass State, with its rich history of horse racing, bourbon distilleries, and lively entertainment, has often been referred to as the original Las Vegas, attracting visitors from near and far for generations with its unique blend of southern charm, excitement, and hospitality. Find out what makes our list of 10 unforgettable things to experience in Kentucky

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Visiting Kentucky Throughout the Year…

  • Spring in Kentucky is characterised by mild temperatures and blooming flowers. Temperatures average 12-23°C during the day. Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington hosts its annual spring meet during April
  • Summer in Kentucky is hot and humid, with temperatures often reaching 26-32°C or higher. The Kentucky State Fair is held in Louisville during August, featuring livestock shows, concerts, and carnival rides. The Bourbon Trail and Kentucky Horse Park are popular destinations during the summer months
  • The fall months of September to November are a popular time to visit Kentucky due to the changing foliage colours, Temperatures are mild, averaging 15-23°C during the day. October is a great time to visit due to events like the Bourbon Festival in Bardstown and the Kentucky State BBQ Festival in Danville
  • Winter in Kentucky can be cold and snowy, especially in the eastern part of the state. Temperatures typically range from 1-5°C during the day. December is a festive time to visit, with events like the Southern Lights Holiday Festival in Lexington and the Festival of Trees and Lights in Louisville

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