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Mint Julep Tours adds half-day Louisville beer and sightseeing tours

New urban adventures available Aug. 18-Nov. 26

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 28, 2017) – Mint Julep Tours has launched two new urban adventures – a sightseeing tour of Louisville landmarks called Discover Derby City and a beer tour of the city’s best craft breweries called Brew in the Lou.

Since 2008, Mint Julep Tours has shared what makes Kentucky great with thousands of locals and tourists through engaging tours and Southern hospitality. Each half-day guided excursion is led by an enthusiastic tour leader in one of Mint Julep Tours’ comfortable vehicles.

Starting Aug. 18 and running through November, Brew in the Lou and Discover Derby City are fun and educational introductions to Louisville’s authentic and unique places and people. These new public tours complement Mint Julep Tours’ current full-day bourbon tour offerings, which take travelers to three Kentucky distilleries every Thursday, Friday and Saturday year-round. For more information or to make reservations for any public tour, visit mintjuleptours.com or call 502-583-1433. Customized tours and private group outings are also available by request.

Brew in the Lou – Louisville Beer Tour
Select Sundays and Thursdays August through November 2-6 p.m.
Let Mint Julep Tours be your guide to Louisville’s best beer as you spend an afternoon hopping between breweries and taprooms! Whether you’re a hop-head or passionate about porters, there’s something for everyone along the way. You’ll visit three breweries for tours and tasting flights at each stop with insight from your Mint Julep Tours ‘brew guru’ in between.

With sensory experiences, behind-the-scenes access and brewmaster meet-and-greets, you’ll learn the craft and commitment behind the city’s finest beers. Brewery partners vary by day and may include Against the Grain, Great Flood, Goodwood, Apocalypse Brew Works, Falls City, Monnik or Mile Wide. See website for specific stops. The cost is $79 per person, which includes guided transportation with a brew guru, three tours with tasting flights, pretzel necklace, and brewery swag.

Discover Derby City – Louisville Sightseeing Tour
Select Sundays and Thursdays August through November 9:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Go deep into Louisville’s history and heritage on a sightseeing tour! Each four-hour tour travels past more than 50 local sites like Whiskey Row and the city’s Cast Iron District, Falls of the Ohio and its stunning skyline view, historic homes in Old Louisville, landmarks of hometown heroes like Muhammad Ali, and colorful murals in up-and-coming neighborhoods Butchertown and NuLu.

Your expert tour leader will share fun facts and in-depth details as you explore sights old and new on this urban adventure. The cost is $59 per person and includes guided transportation with an expert tour leader and either a bourbon chocolate truffle tasting at Art Eatables (Thursday/Friday tours) or visit to the Kentucky Derby Museum (Sunday tours) and walking tour of Churchill Downs.


From fully customized outings to crafted public experiences, Mint Julep Tours is Kentucky’s premier destination management company for the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, legendary horse farms, historic landmarks and the Commonwealth’s rich culinary scene. As one of Condé Nast Traveler’s “Best Guided Drinking Tours in America,” the one-of-a-kind, family-owned tour company offers transportation and event planning services for hassle-free ventures for any size group including corporate outings and V.I.P. excursions.

Based in Louisville, Mint Julep Tours’ team of bourbon experts, veteran tour guides and city concierges do it all to help you explore the living history of Kentucky in comfort and style. The Mint Julep Tours departure site and retail store is in the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville at 140 N. 4th St. Ste. 226 on the third floor of the Rivue Tower.