2021 Globus Guided Tours - Globus® Vacation Packages

Bourbon, Bridles & Bluegrass (AT)

8 days from Louisville to Nashville

2021 Tour Details

When teaching visitors the correct pronunciation of their city, Louisville locals advise to say it like you’ve had a shot of bourbon, Loo-a-vul. In this easygoing part of the country where 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. Intoxicating views await in bucolic 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. Whereas the sprawling Biltmore and Cheekwood Estates will give you a taste of the old South, the current “it” cities of Asheville, Nashville, and Chattanooga will welcome you to the energy of the new South. Through the timeless scenery and happening scenes of Kentucky, North Carolina, and Tennessee, this Southern U.S. tour takes the reins in the land of mares, mint juleps, mandolins, and MoonPies.

Small-Group Discovery

Select Globus 2021 North America tours are limited to an average of just 24 guests per tour. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus North America tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery Europe vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

We’ve prepared 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.
Save 10% per person on select 2021 Globus Europe, North & South America vacations*
Bourbon, Bridles & Bluegrass map

 Photo Highlights

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 2 dinners


Notes:

For more time in music country, combine this tour with Music Cities: Nashville & Memphis (tour NF).

 Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN LOUISVILLE

Welcome to Louisville. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.

Day 2 LOUISVILLE–FRANKFORT–LEXINGTON

LOUISVILLE Sightseeing with a Local Guide followed by Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite lunch featuring a local culinary specialty.
FRANKFORT Bourbon tasting at Buffalo Trace Distillery.
LEXINGTON Free time this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast
LunchLunch

Day 3 LEXINGTON. EXCURSION TO HORSE COUNTRY

LEXINGTON Visit to International Museum of the Horse this morning. Dinner tonight with local bluegrass entertainment.
HORSE COUNTRY Behind-the-scenes visit to a thoroughbred horse farm and Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 4 LEXINGTON–ASHEVILLE

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

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 ASHEVILLE

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 Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite farm-to-table lunch at Antler Hill Village. Free time this evening.

ENHANCE YOUR EXPERIENCE in Asheville by visiting one of the many breweries. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Breakfast Breakfast
LunchLunch

Day 6 ASHEVILLE–GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK–CHEROKEE–CHATTANOOGA

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive through the park.
CHEROKEE Visit the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Museum of the Cherokee Indian with a Local Cherokee Guide.
CHATTANOOGA Orientation drive followed by a MoonPie tasting. Free time this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 CHATTANOOGA–NASHVILLE

NASHVILLE Visit Cheekwood Gardens with a local guide, followed by guided sightseeing and farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 8 NASHVILLE

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

PATRICK NEILSON

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

An educator by trade, I hold post-graduate degrees in English Emersion and Tourism & Marketing. I speak English, Spanish, and Portuguese. I use my training and experience to bring the history and culture of each place alive. I love to share my passion, enthusiasm, and knowledge with guests while providing a unique local perspective.

Tour Director - PATRICK NEILSON

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 CAD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 CAD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 CAD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

No Excursions are available at this time.



* The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per person based on twin occupancy and any applicable port charges, non-commissionable taxes and fees and intra-vacation flight are included in the price shown. Any included overnight stay in Canada, applicable GST/HST is also included in the price shown. International airfare, however, is not included. If price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s). Please review current promotions or deals for additional information.