Historic Highlands Tastes & Tales Tour

Discover 2 of Louisville's quirkiest historic neighborhoods, one bite at a time.

Tree-lined streets. Colorful murals. Eclectic shops. Ornate Victorian homes. And incredible food! The Highlands neighborhood is one of the oldest in Louisville, and has long been one of its most lively and beloved.

Built around the vibrant Bardstown Road corridor, the walkable Highlands neighborhood is scenic, quirky, lush, and home to many of Louisville’s best local businesses and restaurants.

As you walk along some of Louisville’s oldest and most iconic streets, you’ll taste (and drink) delicious local specialties; visit the iconic entrance of Cave Hill Cemetery, the final resting place of Muhammad Ali and Colonel Sanders; try a dish inspired by the Hot Brown in Muhammed Ali's former boxing gym; sip bourbon in Louisville's oldest bar; trace the footsteps of the immigrants who shaped the city; and admire opulent Victorian homes and historic architecture.

What's Included

  • 4 Delicious dishes representing Louisville's heritage
  • Bourbon tasting in Louisville's oldest bar
  • 2 cocktails and 1 craft beer
  • The unfiltered history (and glamour) of two of Louisville's most historic neighborhoods
  • Jokes that we proof-tested on other people first, probably
  • Audio headset (the better to hear our guide - and those jokes)

What's Not Included

  • Transportation
  • Gratuities for your guide


  • 1.5 Miles of flat walking
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • This tour is 21+ (Note: a family-friendly and/or dog-friendly version of this tour may be booked as a private tour, please email contact@louisvillefoodtours.com for more information)
  • Due to our set menu and our restaurant partner's policies, we are unable to accommodate most food preferences and some allergies.


  • 3 Hours

Next Upcoming Date: Wednesday, July 24 2024
  • 956 Baxter Avenue
  • Louisville, Kentucky 40204
Upcoming Dates For This Event:
  • Wednesday, July 24
  • Thursday, July 25
  • Friday, July 26
  • Saturday, July 27
  • Sunday, July 28
  • Wednesday, July 31
  • Thursday, August 1
  • Friday, August 2
  • Saturday, August 3
  • Sunday, August 4

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