Tour Planners Guide
Introducing our Louisville Group Tour Planner, a comprehensive guide to planning a tour to the Derby City.
Welcome to Louisville!
Nestled on the banks of the Ohio River, Louisville charms groups large and small with its wealth of original attractions like the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory or the renound Frazier History Museum. Louisville also offers many unique special group friendly events like the Hallowen extravaganza, Jack O' Lantern Spectacular. Working closely with the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau, Travel Professionals can prepare exciting multi-day visits for diverse group travelers.
We have gathered many of the tools you will need to plan the perfect trip to Louisville. We also offer many great themed itineraries that can be catered to any taste or any group. Now all you have to do is dive in and get started on your trip to Louisville!
With more than 120 attractions, may of them one-of-a-kind, Louisville has something for everyone in your group. Discover the history of the city’s beginning, savor the traditions of the Kentucky Derby or watch as the legendary Louisville Slugger bats take shape. With our Louisville Original attractions, Bourbon Experiences, Arts & Culture, Shopping, Behind the Scenes and Hands On opportunities, the question isn’t what to do, it’s what to do first!
Louisville has more than 100 hotels and 17,000 rooms in the metro area. The majority of the rooms are clustered in four convenient locations- downtown, airport area, East End and Southern Indiana. Louisville has a wide variety of hotel flags to choose from, along with several independent names, all which offer unparalleled service and unequalled quality. From one of the largest hotels in the Southeast, plus two of the finest historic hotels in the America, to a boutique hotel dedicated to 21st century contemporary art, the city prides itself on having a room that will accommodate every groups’ taste and budget.
A successful tour begins with a well-planned itinerary. Choose from multiple easily customized multi-day itineraries that have been specially crafted by the CVB’s group planning professionals. Take advantage of their expertise and knowledge about how your trip to the city of Louisville can be planned around the most popular themes and group friendly special events in the city.
No matter what the season, or time of year, there are umpteen-million things a group can do in Louisville. The city is home to a veritable plethora of high-profile festivals. Louisville is also home to two “American Bus Association- Top 100 Events”, the Centennial Festival of Riverboats and Christmas at the Galt House. This is merely a snapshot of group friendly special events for your groups. We look forward to working with you to find a special event to use as your “tour anchor” to attract first time interest to our city or something new to refresh your current tours to Louisville.
The Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau has developed helpful tools and suggestions that will help travel professionals plan a memorable group tour. Our Group Tour Planner will help you when needing vital information about the area like transportation and step-on guides. The themed itineraries will lend some ideas about new twists and "been there done that" tours. The possibillities your group will find in Louisville are endless when you are equipped with the right tools. Contact your Louisville experts today!