Be a part of this carefully-curated 3-night, 4-day immersion VIP delegation tour of the most exciting elements of Louisville's unique theater, art, and culinary scenes.

Our home base is the original, multiple award-winning 21c Museum Hotel, where you'll discover art in nearly every room--including the elevators and bathrooms!  We will mix and mingle with Louisville luminaries as we explore and dine together, gaining insights on how this mid-sized city celebrates its traditions while catalyzing 21st century culture. Click here to view a photo gallery of previous similar trip.

Our trip is planned around the renowned Humana Festival of New American Plays. We'll have special "THEATRE LOVER" tickets to three premieres (announced later in November). As many of the previous 40 festivals, maybe one of them will them win an Obie, a Pulizter Prize or be the next big hit on Broadway… think of it the "Sundance Festival of Experimental Theatre."

And then there's the ART! We'll have a special tour of the Speed Art Museum, including their acclaimed 2016 addition by architect Kulapat Yantrasast, designer of the Grand Rapids Art Museum. In the emerging Portland District, we'll meet the director of the Louisville Visual Art center explore and nearby galleries. We'll also visit one of the dazzling private collections in the city (and countryside).

Inside the 2016 addition at the Speed Art Museum

Inside the 2016 addition at the Speed Art Museum

Finally, save room for a hearty sampling of the thriving culinary and spirits scene in Louisville including two lunches, two dinners, and a bourbon tasting, highlighting local foodie experiences. We work with local top chefs to custom-design tasting menus for our visit.

The full cost of this trip will be $1,575 including three-night accommodations at the 21c Museum Hotel (double occupancy); Humana Festival VIP passes for three play premieres; museum and collection tours; two lunches and two dinners with local luminaries, and local transportation.  A more detailed itinerary will be shared in advance with those who register.  Single room supplement $345 (for single travelers requiring their own room). Please plan your Louisville arrival for Thursday afternoon or evening, and departure after 2 PM on Sunday.

Early Bird Discount $157 will be applied if initial registration is received by 1 December 2019 and full payment is received by 15 January 2020.

This tour is contingent on a minimum of 10 participants registering by 1 December 2019.

* $345 single supplement charge (for single travelers requiring their own room)

* itinerary subject to change according to unforeseen circumstances / opportunities