6Days

Kentucky Holy Land

& Bourbon Country

United States Pilgrimage

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Louisville · Trappist · Bardstown · Loretto · Marion County · Lebanon · Saint Catharine · Washington County · Springfield · Clermont · Bullitt County · Owensboro · Versailles · Woodford County

Join 206 Tours on a journey into the heart of Catholic Kentucky - the "Kentucky Holy Land!" Visit the historic sites and learn about the courageous priests and lay Catholics of the 18th and 19th centuries who brought the faith to Kentucky and established Churches and monasteries and built a Catholic community in this beautiful land. In addition to the religious sites, you'll have tours and tastings at several world-class bourbon distilleries - Maker's Mark, Woodford Reserve, Jim Beam, etc. You'll also attend a private Mass every day and have a local guide with you every step of the way.

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"Used with permission of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the B.V.M."

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Your trip includes

Centrally located hotels or similar
hotel
Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Mall of St. Matthews
Louisville

5 Nights

Not included
  • Luggage Fees, Lunches and Beverages not mentioned, Individual transfers, Tips to your guide & driver.
Travel Insurance

Providing you coverage for situations that may arise during your trip, including medical and dental emergencies, loss of luggage, trip delay, and so much more.

Cancel For Any Reason

A Cancellation Waiver - allowing you to cancel your trip and receive a refund anytime - up until 48 hours prior to departure.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Louisville

Today you will arrive in Louisville, Kentucky, to begin your Kentucky Holy Land pilgrimage! This area of Kentucky has a rich and fascinating Catholic history. Check in at the hotel, and prior to dinner, gather with your fellow pilgrims in the hotel lobby for a "meet and greet," and then depart for Mass at a local Church or attend private Mass said by your priest/spiritual director at the hotel. Following Mass, you will enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. Then return for a restful overnight at your Louisville hotel.

Day 2: Louisville - Bardstown - Louisville

This morning after a full breakfast at the hotel, you will depart for a visit to the 1792 Bourbon Distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky and your first tour and bourbon tasting of the pilgrimage. Next you will enjoy lunch in a local restaurant in Bardstown. Following lunch, you will travel to the Bishop Flaget Log House and St. Thomas Church. Bishop Flaget was the first Bishop of Bardstown, which in 1808 was created as a diocese along with Boston, New York, and Philadelphia. St. Thomas was the first Church the bishop was able to have built when he arrived in the area. Next you'll transfer to Spalding Hall to visit the Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History and the Bardstown Historical Museum. Then you will visit and attend Mass at St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral, which is the first Cathedral west of the Alleghany Mountains, whose construction is credited to the leadership of Bishop Flaget. Following Mass in this beautiful and historical Church, you will enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. Restful overnight at your Louisville hotel.

Day 3: Louisville - Loretto - Lebanon- Springfield - Louisville

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for a full day excursion to Loretto, Lebanon, and Springfield. The first stop will be the Sisters of Loretto Motherhouse, then a visit to Holy Cross Church, part of the Catholic settlements from the 18th and 19th centuries. Next, you'll have a tour and tasting at the famed Maker's Mark Distillery. After your visit there, you'll enjoy lunch at a delicious local smokehouse, followed by a visit and private Mass at the beautiful St. Rose Priory Church - a parish continuously staffed by the Dominican Friars since its founding in 1806. Finish today's excursion with a delicious dinner at a local restaurant, followed by a return transfer to your hotel for a restful overnight.

Day 4: Louisville - Clermont - Trappist - Louisville

After breakfast, depart Louisville for Clermont, where you'll have a tour and tasting at the Jim Beam Distillery. Next you'll enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, followed by a visit to Trappist Abbey of Gethsemani, best known as the monastic home of Thomas Merton. Upon leaving Gethsemani Abbey, you'll travel back to Louisville to visit two Churches in the downtown area, and to attend private Mass with the group. The first Church you will see is St. Boniface Church in downtown Louisville. This parish was established in 1836 for local German Catholics, and is named for St. Boniface, 8th century Apostle to Germany. You'll also visit the Cathedral of the Assumption which is nearby, and is where Bishop Flaget is buried. Following Mass you will have a delicious dinner at a nearby steakhouse, then return to the hotel for overnight.

Day 5: Louisville

This morning, following breakfast at the hotel, depart for morning Mass at a local Church. Today will be a day visiting and tasting at two of the famous Kentucky distilleries located in the city of Louisville - Evan Williams and Angel's Envy. You will have some free time in the afternoon to enjoy the city or relax at the hotel. After a farewell dinner at a top rated local restaurant, you will transfer back to your hotel for overnight.

Day 6: Departure

The morning begins with Mass at the hotel. After Mass, enjoy full breakfast at the hotel, check out and depart for home with lifetime memories of Kentucky Holy Land.

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$400 Deposit is due at the time of Registration

2022 Dates & Prices

Dates

Booking

Mar 15
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Mar 20, 2022
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Mar 16
Wednesday
Mar 20, 2022
Sunday
Apr 18
Monday
Apr 23, 2022
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Apr 19
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Apr 23, 2022
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Jun 16
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Jun 21, 2022
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Jun 17
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Jun 21, 2022
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Aug 7
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Aug 12, 2022
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Aug 8
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Aug 12, 2022
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Nov 10
Thursday
Nov 15, 2022
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Nov 11
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Nov 15, 2022
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Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room $499.00 (USD)

Business Class (One-Way) Upon Request

Business Class (Round-Trip) Upon Request

Options and upgrades

Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room $499.00 (USD)

Business Class (One-Way) Upon Request

Business Class (Round-Trip) Upon Request

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About your trip

  • Louisville
  • Trappist
  • Bardstown
  • Loretto
  • Marion County
  • Lebanon
  • Saint Catharine
  • Washington County
  • Springfield
  • Clermont
  • Bullitt County
  • Owensboro
  • Versailles
  • Woodford County

The Kentucky Holy Land is a unique destination in America - offering to the pilgrim: rich history, faith filled sites, and beautiful countryside. So many courageous priests, religious, and lay people travelled to Kentucky, enduring many hardships, to set up communities of which the Catholic faith was the most important part. Bishop Flaget was the first "bishop of the west" in the United States, whose Diocese of Bardstown was established early in the 19th century, at the same time as those of Boston, New York, and Philadelphia. Kentucky is also closely identified with bourbon whiskey, and on the Bourbon Trail there are many historic distilleries that offer tours and tastings. Kentucky Holy Land offers the best of Catholic faith and culture, right here in the United States.

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