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Bourbon and Derby: Makers Mark or other + Churchill Down

Louisville, United States

From $239.00

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 8 to 9 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


There’s nothing that better sums up Kentucky like bourbon and horse racing but main attractions around these subjects can be hard to get to. This Kentucky Bourbon Distillery and Churchill Downs Tour takes you to Maker’s Mark (or another popular distillery of your choice) to taste bourbon before you head over to Churchill Downs racing complex. You can also add another stop at a second distillery if requested ahead of time.
  • Visit Maker’s Mark or the Kentucky bourbon distillery of your choice
  • Prebook your admission for Churchill Downs horse racing complex
  • Learn about the bourbon-making process and taste specialty bourbon
  • Hotel pickup and bottled water included for added convenience

What's Included

  • Admissión Tickets - 01 distilleries and Churchill down
  • We pick up all travelers in their respective hotels ( Downtown Louisville )
  • Bottled water
  • you will receive an itinerary via email with the start time (depends on distillery availability)
  • Infant seats aren´t available
  • Lunch
  • ($ 29.99) Additional distillery

Departure & Return

This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.

Departure Point

  • 21c Museum Hotel Louisville
    700 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202, USA

Pickup Details

  • 21c Museum Hotel Louisville
    700 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202-2634

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
6/27/2019 - 8/22/2023
Monday:09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Tuesday:09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Wednesday:09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Thursday:09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Friday:09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Saturday:09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Sunday:10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

Please Note

21c Museum Hotel Louisville, 700 W Main St, Louisville, Kentucky The tour start time may vary depending on the availability of the distilleries.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Operated by Jennings Bourbon Tours

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

about cancellations.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Bourbon and Derby: Makers Mark or other + Churchill Down ?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Bourbon and Derby: Makers Mark or other + Churchill Down ?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Bourbon and Derby: Makers Mark or other + Churchill Down ?

A:The policies on social distancing are:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Bourbon and Derby: Makers Mark or other + Churchill Down ?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Traveler Tips

It’s labeled as Bourbon and Churchill Downs, and I knew CD was an extra charge but thought I had already arranged it.
17 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Bourbon trail
Scott_D, Jun 2022
Makers Mark and willet distilleries Our driver was wonderful.. little Cuban girl. I forget her name and apologize but she was terrific
Derby and drinks
Doug, Apr 2022
Churchill Downs was impressive. Learned a lot about previous winners and how they are cared for. Bourbon tour was very tasty and interesting.
Great day of Bourbon tours
Matt_D, Mar 2022
Recommend to any bourbon lover... My wife and I's first time in Louisville and the multiple distillery tour was amazing! Will be back, in fact I am looking through the tours now to book again
Such a great tour....
Liset_B, Mar 2022
Such a great tour. Churchill Down is a must do. Marjorie took great care of us .Such a great time with my family
Louisville experience
Douglas_E, Oct 2021
The distillery tour was awesome. Construction going on at Churchill Downs. Hard to hear the tour guide. Could doend more time at both places. Our driver was great. Polite and friendly
Clear your schedule
John_O, Jul 2021
The tour guide was awesome! But my experience with the company I booked my tour was not very pleasant. If booking with this company make sure you have no other plans and don’t fall in love with your itinerary because they can’t garante anything they say. When I booked we’re supposed to go to Churchill downs at 9:00 am then to Woodford distillery, then to Buffalo trace but instead they changed everything to the afternoon then when I called they changed it back to the morning now starting at 8:00 am and changed distilleries!!! They were not bad but not what I paid for.
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Mr. Orihuela. If the tour was not what you paid for, Viator or Tripadvisor would have returned your money but they rejected all your requirements. The tour you book is Churchill Down & Makers Mark (In the tour title specify the names of the distilleries you will visit), you say you book for Buffalo trace and Woodford? (both distilleries are optional). Your tour started at 11:00 at Makers Mark (You had your itinerary 2 weeks before starting the tour) but you asked to start earlier and that is why we changed the tour at 8:30 am (You did this requirement with 8 hours of starting the tour). Finally, we are happy that you had an excellent tour and that the guide Daniel was great.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Bait and switch and no refund!
Robert_D, Apr 2021
Let me start by saying our driver Juan was AMAZING! And Marjorie that booked everything and setup our itinerary was also excellent. However the tours title said Buffalo Trace and Churchill Downs. All the pictures of Churchill Downs showed horses and kids petting them. They texted me to let me know that they didn’t have enough tickets for BT distillery. I was okay with that especially with Covid going on. During this text exchange setting up our itinerary they sent me a picture of 1792 Full Proof award winning bourbon and part of the itinerary said 1792 tasting. When we got to Barton’s for the tasting it wasn’t Full Proof. It was very cheap Old Barton’s, and 1792 Small Batch. During the Churchill Down tour we never saw a horse anywhere. Overall we made the most of our tour but it was nothing like advertised.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great Tour-we’ll use you again
John_G, Apr 2021
Churchill Downs was great, the tour guy was very informative and interesting to listen to. We were Picked up our hotel and the driver was very helpful.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Regina_R, Mar 2020
I’ll confess that my friend and I got shut out of a different tour we were interested in taking, but this Bourbon and Derby your turned out to be perfect on all counts!!! Our driver, Juan, was so accommodating and super helpful as we made our way (slowly) through the distillery tours and gift shops. He even took us back to one gift shop so we wouldn’t miss our next tour. He even recommended dishes to have at a restaurant we had reservations for that evening. One of the best, most memorable tours ever! The only critique I had was in the booking process. It was a little confusing. It’s labeled as Bourbon and Churchill Downs, and I knew CD was an extra charge but thought I had already arranged it. Turns out I didn’t but Juan quickly corrected it for us.
1 traveler found this review helpful


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