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Calumet Farm - Lexington, KY

Why should you choose a Private Tour?

Private tours give you the option of seeing the things that YOU want to see, in the privacy of just YOUR group, in YOUR vehicle.

Yes, the Lexington area is known for its horse farms, but there's so much more to see and experience here - everything from historic distilleries to an ultra-modern automobile assembly plant. Some things are best done with a guide, others can be done on your own. I can help you make the best of your time and budget.

I have over 25 years of tour experience - both with large groups and with individuals. I'm proud to show guests the area that I've come to know and love. I'm registered as a private guide with the Lexington Convention & Visitors Bureau and with the Kentucky Department of Tourism.

If you haven’t done so already, I’d suggest that you use the Lexington Convention & Visitors Bureau’s website www.visitlex.com and/or our state's tourism site www.kentuckytourism.com as starting points. They'll give you ideas about places to visit. You might also check TripAdvisor www.tripadvisor.com for user-reviews of everything from hotels & restaurants, to tour guides. Once you’ve got some thoughts, I can give you an idea about what will fill up as little as 4 hours (my minimum) or as long as a full day or two.


What does a Private Tour Cost?

My general fee is $35/hour, with a 4 hour minimum (price will vary). I also offer a day rate, with an 8 hour maximum, of $250 (price will vary). Those fees are per group, NOT per person. You pay only for the time we're together, NOT for the time it takes us to plan your tour. 

Your only added expense would be a per-person, per-farm fee charged by Horse Country, Inc. - the farm equivalent of Ticketmaster.  Most farm visits will cost $20 per person, so I'll recommend ONE of our best.  If you want to do more, that can happen, for a price.

Tours are conducted in YOUR vehicle, not in a van as part of a public tour group. We may join others at a horse farm stop, otherwise it's just you and your guide. Your guide will be happy to do the driving and let you soak up the scenery, but that's entirely up to you. Please note that many rental vehicles can ONLY be driven by the renter, so we may not be able to drive in that situation.

Your tour is reserved when we've received a check for 50% of the total fee. That deposit is due 10 days after you've scheduled your tour, regardless of when the tour will actually happen. Should you need to cancel, that amount is refundable up to 30 days before your scheduled tour. After 30 days out, it's still refundable, but only if the date you cancel can be re-booked with another client.  Farm visit(s) booked with Horse Country, Inc. are refundable with sufficient notice. 

The balance is due by cash or check on the day of your tour.   I'm sorry, but I'm unable to accept credit/debit cards.


Shaker Village - Pleasant Hill, KY

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We'll be happy to work with you on planning your total visit, so ask all the questions you'd like!


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