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Bourbon History River Tour provided by Kentucky River Tours

Bourbon History River Tour
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from £18.19 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 22 Apr 2021
A note from Bourbon History River Tour
Venmo is available for contact-less tipping and gratuities.
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
THE ONLY BOURBON TOUR IN THE UNITED STATES OFFERED FROM THE WATER! The perfect addition to any Kentucky Bourbon Trail visit! Just read our reviews! We operate in Frankfort Kentucky. We offer guided historical tours of the Kentucky River, and take a different look at bourbon and how the river helped make it what it is. Tours run approx. 50 minutes and are filled with history, river lore and FUN!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 128599P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Bottled water • Soda/Pop
Exclusions
Alcoholic Beverages
Duration
1h
Departure details
701-680 Wilkinson Blvd, Frankfort, KY 40601, USA River View Park, Boat Dock Side (across Wilkinson BLVD from "Urban Woods", the brightly colored apartments... brightly meaning pink, blue, orange and yellow!)
Inclusions
Bottled water • Soda/Pop
Exclusions
Alcoholic Beverages
Departure details
701-680 Wilkinson Blvd, Frankfort, KY 40601, USA River View Park, Boat Dock Side (across Wilkinson BLVD from "Urban Woods", the brightly colored apartments... brightly meaning pink, blue, orange and yellow!)
Duration
1h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    701-680 Wilkinson Blvd
    701-680 Wilkinson Blvd, Frankfort, KY 40601, USA
    River View Park, Boat Dock Side (across Wilkinson BLVD from "Urban Woods", the brightly colored apartments... brightly meaning pink, blue, orange and yellow!)
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Buffalo Trace Distillery
    Daniel Boone Burial Site
  • You'll end at
    701-680 Wilkinson Blvd
    701-680 Wilkinson Blvd, Frankfort, KY 40601, USA
    River View Park, Boat Dock Side (across Wilkinson BLVD from "Urban Woods", the brightly colored apartments... brightly meaning pink, blue, orange and yellow!)
    See address & details
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32 reviews
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Ellen L
Thornton, CO524 contributions
A Great Dose of History
Had a great trip with Captain Nathan who brought a lot of bourbon history to life. The one hour trip was the perfect length to explore a small section of the river and get a better understanding of the men who created the bourbon industry.
Written 10 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Beth H
17 contributions
Beautiful Day on the Kentucky River
Apr 2021 • Family
Our guide Nathan was very knowledgeable about the history of Frankfort. The booking staff was very friendly
Written 28 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

TheBuckeye
Ocala, FL648 contributions
Fantastically Kentucky Bourbon
It’s worth going back just to smell their great products. The folks working there are so friendly and they are informative...they know their products. A great on site store where you may purchase not only souvenirs....but their product(s). Blantons if your lucky!
Written 7 November 2020
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CKYandKRT
Glad you loved Buffalo Trace...which it seems to be what you are referring. We hope you enjoyed the boat tour as well! We remember you all...Ohio State fans!
Written 9 November 2020
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Evelyn
Suffolk, Virginia, United States3 contributions
Fantastic
Oct 2020 • Couples
We enjoyed the entire adventure. Nathan was great and shared so much history. His quick wit added to our enjoyment. We highly recommend this cruise.
Written 26 October 2020
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CKYandKRT
Thank you so much. We really enjoyed having you on board!
Written 27 October 2020
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Emily B
3 contributions
Go on this tour!
Sep 2020 • Friends
I would recommend this tour to anyone! It was such a fun way to see the city and a great price as well. An hour was the perfect amount of time. They offered us Ale8 and water during the tour. Nathan was an awesome guide, I learned so much about Kentucky! They also had Venmo tips which was great because I had no cash! It was a great trip and I plan on doing it again!
Written 19 September 2020
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CKYandKRT
We loved having you girls on board and we are so glad you had a great time. Make sure you come back and join us on another one of our tours when you are in town again!
Written 21 September 2020
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Stephanie M
1 contribution
highly recommend
Sep 2020
The tour guides were so friendly. Very informative about the history of the region and also offered helpful suggestions about other things to do and see in the area.
Written 16 September 2020
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Barbara C
2 contributions
Great tour
Sep 2020
A delightful tour...lovely vistas with local lore and history VERY WELL DONE!
Great tour...you will be glad you did!
Written 13 September 2020
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Terri G
Houston, TX358 contributions
Enjoyed the history and the captain
Colonel Captain Nathan was excellent and a wealth of knowledge. There were five of us and we were the only people on the boat which was great. They are limiting their boats to 8 people due to Covid.

We really enjoyed it. We thought we would see more things to take pictures of but it’s mostly about the history. We are always looking to learn about the areas we vividly and this was a great way.

We recommits this experience.
Written 13 September 2020
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CKYandKRT
Thanks so much. We are all about history, but your right, not as much to take photos of. We did have a deer swim in front of us last night on the river, and an eagle the day before. It is all about timing I guess!
Written 21 September 2020
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beebee2017
Tulsa, OK32 contributions
GREAT TOUR GUIDE, KNOWLEDGABLE ABOUT ALL THINGS KENTUCKY!
Jul 2020
Very nice hour on the water with Nathan, our excellent guide, who can talk about anything related to Kentucky, Bourbon, local history and recommendations for restaurants. My husband and I were the only 2 that booked this trip on a Thursday afternoon in July during Covid, so we had a private tour! Since we were headed to Lexington, Nathan recommended a scenic route to drive, instead of the Interstate, a pizza place and the best ice cream place in the Distillery District of Lexington. We followed his recommendations and had a lovely experience driving to Lexington, eating pizza and bourbon ball ice cream - we would not have known about these places without Nathan.
Written 27 July 2020
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Jennifer G
Evansville, IN15 contributions
Hidden Gem
Jul 2020
This was so much fun and I learned a lot of history. Just cruising down the river and seeing the city and the landscape from a totally different perspective was great. The Captains are fun and know their local history. Even on a hot humid afternoon, it was a pleasant ride up and down the river. I am definitely coming back for one of the other tours. This is a must in Frankfort!
Written 2 July 2020
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CKYandKRT
Awww...a MUST! We really enjoyed having y'all and please do come back!
Written 3 July 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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By: Kentucky River Tours
Quilt123
Quilt123
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History of the river
We had a great time with Captain Nathan. He was extremely informative and interesting. I would recommend this tour
George A
George A
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Tremendous tour!
Tremendous tour! Knowledgeable friendly crew. Definitely will be my go to tour next time I am in Kentucky
ASBCRB
ASBCRB
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Boatload of Fun
We had a great tour. Our captain provided lots of stories and information and the tour was great fun. We would ta
smurn4
smurn4
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Had a excellent experience!!
We booked the trip at the last minute and am so thankful we did! Learned about the area, had a great view and lot
Darcy S
Darcy S
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A MUST DO!
We were visiting Frankfort KY and wanted to see the area and tour a few distilleries. I found a fantastic tour pack
wabrn111
wabrn111
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Even in the rain
Even in the rain, Nathan and Allison were awesome. They shared knowledge of the area, bourbon trade, the river and
BW129L
BW129L
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The Frankfort History Tour
We took the Frankfort History Tour that leaves the dock at 5:30 on MWF evenings. Allison told interesting stories a
G1608VPkevins
G1608VPkevins
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Excellent experience!
We had a fantastic experience during the Sunset Riverboat Tour. The first time we attempted to go, a storm rolled
CherylP685
CherylP685
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Great excursion
We did the Sunset River Cruise and loved every minute! Captains Nathan and Allison shared a bit of history, geolog
donnamello
donnamello
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Kentucky River Cruise
Fun cruise with an informative captain! It was great to get on the water and learn a bit of history in the process!
Shanloro
Shanloro
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Perfect ending
Our group of 4 took the 2:00 tour on Sunday. What a phenomenal end to our weekend in Kentucky! Captain Nate and Cal
CarolK2376
CarolK2376
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Great river ride with lots of history thrown in!
Boat captain is a wealth of very interesting info about both the Kentucky River as well as the Frankfort area. We
Jasper20
Jasper20
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River cruise - excellent experience
We took a tour and really enjoyed the experience. Alison the captain was friendly , professional and entertaining.
Q9449JEjanetm
Q9449JEjanetm
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Bourbon Boat Tour: Laid-back, scenic, informative, friendly
This small-boat cruise with friendly, easygoing staff provides both lovely scenery and fascinating stories of the l
golf715
golf715
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Fun and relaxing
This is our 2nd trip to the Kentucky area and the boat tour was a perfect add to the trip. Extremely informative an
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