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The "Bourbon Pompeii TM" provided by Kentucky River Tours

The "Bourbon Pompeii TM"
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
This tour is the perfect way to travel the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. You will participate in a river tour, passing through one of the locks that has transported millions of gallons of bourbon through it in our history. You will also see the distillery from an angle many do not get to see; from the river! After leaving the river, we will travel back to the distillery, where you will go on the specially designed "EH Taylor Tour", which is a tour in very high demand and very limited. See the "Bourbon Pompeii TM", the oldest part of the distillery, over 175 years old! Finish things off with a private tasting in the EH Taylor house... hardly anyone gets to go in here! Then there is plenty of time left to peruse the well stocked Gift Shop.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • 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: 4h
  • 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: 128599P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Soda/Pop
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Buffalo Trace Distillery
  • Entry/Admission - Frankfort
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, KY 40601, USA Gift Shop
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
Inclusions
  • Soda/Pop
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Buffalo Trace Distillery
  • Entry/Admission - Frankfort
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Departure details
  • Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, KY 40601, USA Gift Shop
Duration
4h
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
    Buffalo Trace Distillery
    113 Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, KY 40601, USA
    Gift Shop
    See address & details
  • 1
    Buffalo Trace Distillery
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Kentucky River Tours, "The Bourbon Boat"
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Megan E
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Couples
This trip down the river extends an enjoyable trip to Buffalo Trace Distillery by giving an overview of the history before visiting. And the weather was perfect, along with the couple treats served on board!
Written 3 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Paul S
Milwaukee, WI19 contributions
Jul 2021
Captain Nate and Allison are well informed and very interesting. Each of them have positive energy a lot of charisma not to mention entertaining. We really enjoyed the experience. I would highly recommend it. It was a nice add on to a distillery tour and worth every penny!
Written 2 August 2021
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marykaythompson
Cambridge, OH9 contributions
Very informative guides. Had a good time. Would highly recommend. They did a good job of adjusting our tour because it started raining.
Written 17 July 2021
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CKYandKRT
Thanks for joining us and thanks for being flexible with the weather. We are so proud of the partnership we have with Buffalo Trace and we are glad it shows!
Written 18 July 2021
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Walker P
Fredericksburg, VA98 contributions
Jun 2021
We booked this particular option because we were unable to secure a visit to Buffalo Trace Distillery separately, and we wound up enjoying this much more, what a great experience. Captains Nathan & Allison are so friendly and fun, and so full of knowledge about the area and the history of bourbon. We loved getting out on the river and listening to their stories, had a lot of fun with the other guests from around the country, and then we all got to enjoy a special tour at the distillery. You couldn't ask for a better experience, and I can definitely say we'll look to do another trip with them when we come back to the area. Thanks for such a great time, y'all saved our vacation!
Written 6 July 2021
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CKYandKRT
What kind words. I do not know what else to say than "Thank You".
Written 18 July 2021
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George A
Bellmawr, NJ5 contributions
Apr 2021 • Solo
Tremendous tour! Knowledgeable friendly crew. Definitely will be my go to tour next time I am in Kentucky
Written 23 April 2021
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smurn4
Wooster, OH1 contribution
Aug 2020
We booked the trip at the last minute and am so thankful we did! Learned about the area, had a great view and lots of laughs. We are already looking to go again and bringing friends!
Written 16 February 2021
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UnpredictableTurtle
10 contributions
Nov 2020
We were visiting Frankfort KY and wanted to see the area and tour a few distilleries. I found a fantastic tour package through Kentucky River Tours. They normally finish the season the end of October, so I reached out by phone and left a message. I received a prompt reply that since the weather was so nice they agreed to accommodate us!

We took the Bourbon Pompeii Tour where they combined two of the best things: Bourbon and Boats! (Probably why it is called the Bourbon Boat!) We started our tour on the water. We learned about the Kentucky River, local history, bourbon history, sampled local Rebecca Ruths rum ball candies, sipped on Kentucky made Ale8 gingerale and made our way to see one of the operating locks on the river that is just behind Buffalo Trace Distillery.

After seeing things from the water they took us for the portion of the tour at the Buffalo Trace Distillery. We learned more about the area, bourbon and new distillery history they were uncovering. We finished with a tasting and a trip to the gifty shop for our loot.

Captain Allison, Captain Nathan and their daughter were our fantastic hosts who we shared stories with and made new friends. We hope to see them again. We recommend ANY of the tours offered by Captain Allison & Captain Nathan on the Bourbon Boat! Check them out and you'll be supporting a great local small business
Written 9 February 2021
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CKYandKRT
Thank you so much. You all were some of our favorite guests of 2020...the kind we still talk about! You all inspired us and we now live every day with the goal in mind of living like you all. You are great people...keep being YOU. We look forward to sharing stories about your own " Boat Life! "
Written 10 February 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Kentucky River Tours
Roving31262277564
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Great tour. Local history very interesting.
Me and my Wife took the water in late October. Captian said it was their last tour of the year. It was a gre
580leighg
580leighg
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A Frankfort must do!
Friendly Captains that provided a relaxing and informative experience on the river. The treats were a bonus!
dragonfly4water
dragonfly4water
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Great Experience
The guides are very laid back and know a lot of history about a small section of the river. It was a great tour!
361apriln
361apriln
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Great ride!
Very informative and friendly Captain! Beautiful river and history fo Frankfort. Gave us visitor ideas and "must s
danielfQ1058JG
danielfQ1058JG
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Fun and informative
Captain Nathen was very knowledgeable about the river, Frankfort, and all things bourbon. The trip was a little ove
NCTravelingMom28
NCTravelingMom28
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Awesome captains
Captains knowledge of river, town snd bourbon! Fun time! Served us a Ale8 and a bourbon candy! Blankets to ward of
ADietz3
ADietz3
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Great Saturday Boat Ride
Wanted to share out that my crew of 6 from Louisville had a great 1.5 Lock and Dam Tour. Both Captains were very i
BRBCA
BRBCA
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Great tour to take PRIOR to Distilleries! Lots learned so appreciated Distillery tour that much more!
Great lil River Tour. Got to see sites from different perspective! You can see Daniel Boone's gravesite & part of B
jeanp42015
jeanp42015
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Entertaining presentation
Very interesting information! Told in a very entertaining way. Did not know there was this kind of history in the a
510alexusl
510alexusl
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Definitely Coming Back
We had a great experience. It was our first time on the tour and we learned a ton! Our Captain was very knowledgeab
jimhI6808CH
jimhI6808CH
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Thoroughly enjoyed our river cruise!!!
The Captain was extremely knowledgeable and informative. We enjoyed our entire time on the river. From current even
annewC2977EJ
annewC2977EJ
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Great End to a Day of Bourbon Chasing
Captain Nate was the hi-ight of our tour. His knowledge of the river, bourbon and Kentucky history was truly enlig
G2281PFlisac
G2281PFlisac
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So fun!
We took our 7 year-old granddaughter on the Kentucky River Tour and we had a wonderful time! It was a perfect eveni
477daniellee
477daniellee
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Great Time
Captain Allison & Captain Nate were wonderful! Their knowledge of bourbon & Kentucky is truly impressive. We will d
BudandCynde
BudandCynde
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Great Day of KY River and Bourbon History (And Tasting)
Four of us joined Captains Allison and Nathan on their Bourbon Pompeii tour. This 4+ hour excursion included a bea
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