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Arrive Louisville

Tour begins: 5:30 PM, The Brown Hotel. A transfer is included from Louisville International Airport to The Brown Hotel, a landmark in the heart of downtown Louisville near the theatre district. Since 1923, this gracious hotel has entertained...


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Behind-the-scenes at Churchill Downs, Stephen Foster, and the story of bourbon

Begin the day with a visit to Churchill Downs, the legendary thoroughbred racetrack that has hosted The Kentucky Derby since 1875. Your visit includes a Tauck Exclusive tour of the backstretch with a professional jockey who’ll share insider views...


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Shakers and a private "Bluegrass & Bourbon" evening

Drive to Pleasant Hill, site of what was once the largest, most successful Shaker community in America. Founded in England in the 18th century, the sect known as Shakers had a profound effect on 19th century America, as documented in Ken Burns’s...


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Currents of the Cumberland Gap

When you stand at the Cumberland Gap you’ll never forget it – you’re standing at the first frontier, the first gateway to the west. Off the beaten path, it was a break in the Appalachian Mountains that provided a gateway to the west...


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The Biltmore Estate & Appalachian music

Back in 1895 George Vanderbilt II, grandson of railroad tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt, decided to build himself “a little mountain escape” in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. The result was the Biltmore Estate, a fabulous 250-room...


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Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Museum of the Cherokee

Today you’ll experience one of the most beautiful, and one of the oldest, places on Earth – Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited national park in the US. Historically, it is known as a place of refuge; the fascinating story...


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Nashville Rhythms

Travel today to what has emerged as the music capital of America, Nashville. First up is a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame, where you’ll truly get a behind-the-scenes look at the industry during lunch with a Nashville songwriter. Enjoy...


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The Hermitage, General Jackson Showboat & the Grand Ole Opry

Visit The Hermitage, the plantation home of Andrew Jackson, military hero, populist, and 7th President of the United States. Dayton Duncan notes that you can understand Andrew Jackson by his own words – “I was born for a storm. And a calm...


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Journey home

Tour ends: Nashville. Fly home anytime. A transfer is included from The Hermitage Hotel to Nashville International Airport. Allow a minimum of two hours for flight check-in.


Fine Hotels:

The Brown Hotel Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa
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