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Kentucky Food Trail to Nashville

Get a real taste of the south on a five-day journey along the iconic Kentucky food and music trail. Kicking off in the flourishing city of Louisville, uncover a progressive food scene, meet local farmers at a Shaker Village and discover hidden foodie hangouts. Journeying south, learn the tricks of the trade during a visit to a bourbon distillery before continuing to the country music capital of the world, Nashville, Tennessee. Here you’ll get a backstage look at where Country music started, feast on barbecue and of course sample more bourbon!

5 days, from


per person


12 people max


Trip code: SSKW
Style: Comfort
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Countries Visited:  United States Of America
Accommodation: Hotel (4 nights)
Transportation: Private vehicle
Meals: 2 dinners, 4 breakfasts
Group size: Minimum 1, Max 12

  • Take a Historic walking village tour with a local guide at a Shaker village followed by a farm to table lunch.

  • Discover where country music started with a backstage tour of Grand Ole Opry and walk in the steps of country stars.

  • Embrace a piece of Nashville’s culture on an afternoon dedicated to bourbon and barbecue, sampling a tempting array of smoked meats paired with southern spirits.

  • Pay a visit to some of Nashville’s most photogenic and colourful murals with a stop along the way for Mimosa and Donut tasting.


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Day 1: Louisville

Welcome to Kentucky, built on bourbon and overflowing with charisma. Your adventure begins in Louisville with a group meeting at 10am. Get to know the city a little better during a walking tour with your leader, covering highlights and local hangouts, walk the Big Four Bridge which crosses the Ohio River connecting Waterfront Park in Kentucky to Jeffersonville, Indiana. Once on the other side you will visit one of the US’s oldest family run candy shops.

The afternoon is free for your own discoveries, then regroup in the evening for dinner. Boasting one of the south’s most vibrant food scenes, head out for a taste of Louisville.

Day 2: Louisville

After breakfast we make our way to a Shaker Village . Home to the third largest Shaker community in the United States between 1805 and 1910, the village offers experiences designed to ignite curiosity and expand imaginations. Upon arrival we will undertake a Historic walking Village Tour with a local guide. Followed by an insight on how the Shaker community empower women. The Shaker belief in gender equality was rooted in the community’s faith, and women held positions of influence and power from the society’s.

Lunch will be at the restaurant on site. Dine on traditional favourites and seasonal Kentucky dishes prepared with straight-from-the-garden ingredients. The Shaker community adopts the tradition by employing sustainable agricultural practices while tending our garden, orchard, livestock and apiary.

Day 3: Nashville

Say goodbye to Louisville and travel south towards a distillery that has been in a family business since 1875! The distillery use open-pollinated white heirloom corn which makes for a slightly lighter whiskey flavor. After your visit, continue to Mammoth Cave National Park, home to the world’s longest cave system, covering more than 400 miles. Here you’ll find an unbelievable underground world of rock formations, caverns and natural cathedrals. After some time to explore this eerie landscape, travel onwards to Nashville, Tennessee, the country music capital of the world. The city is famous for its “honky tonks” – buzzing bars, clubs and pubs that play live music into the night. This evening, settle into your hotel then you may like to join the group for dinner in a local spot popular for line dancing – a true Nashville experience!

Day 4: Nashville

After breakfast this morning, get to know Nashville’s trendy and eclectic neighbourhoods during a tour of the city. Pay a visit to some of Nashville’s most photogenic and colourful murals, featuring emblems of the city and positive messages – perfect backdrops for some pictures to remember your trip. You’ll also stop in at a local bakery for a mimosa tasting paired with donuts – you’re in for a real treat! Next up is a backstage tour of Grand Ole Opry, where they say country music started. You will have an exclusive look at what happens backstage of shows and walk in the footsteps of country music's stars!

Later in the day, ready your appetite and embrace more of Nashville’s culture during a barbecue and bourbon tour. Visit some of the city’s most popular eating and drinking establishments to learn the stories of how they came to be. Sample a tempting array of smoked meats paired with southern spirits and classic side dishes and swing by a local craft brewery to taste some of their goods.

Day 5: Nashville

Today there are no activities planned. Check out from the hotel is at 10am

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