Louisville Food Tours

Private Tours

Experience the story of Louisville one bite at a time on a guided walking food tour exclusively for your group.

Enjoy a carefully curated adventure through the city’s most delectable eateries! Your exclusive private tour will lead you on an unforgettable journey filled with mouthwatering flavors, local stories, and a taste of Louisville’s culinary soul.

Pick from 3 meticulously crafted tours that each highlight the city’s best restaurants, bars and speakeasies. As you stroll through historic neighborhoods, you’ll savor mouthwatering regional dishes, from traditional Appalachian classics to culinary creations you’ll only find right here in Kentucky. Led by a knowledgeable guide, you’ll dive deep into the city’s history while tasting Louisville’s story one bite at a time.

Note: Planning a corporate event or throwing a Bachelor/Bachelorette party? We offer specialized services to help make your event a success! Head over to our corporate event page or Bachelor/Bachelorette Party page to learn more.

Private Daytime Food Tour

Take a walking food tour through Louisville’s most iconic neighborhoods while learning about the history of Louisville and its culinary contributions.

Depending on your day and time needs, your tour will be a private, exclusive version of either The Highlands or NuLu food & history walking tours.

This tour can be alcohol-free and all ages are able to participate. This tour is both wheelchair and stroller accessible.


NuLu or The Original Highlands


Afternoons on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday

Private Evening Cocktail Tour

Venture out to explore the hidden stories of Louisville’s haunted past. As you eat and drink your way down Whiskey Row, you’ll meet the resident ghosts of Louisville’s historic downtown, trace the footsteps of bourbon magnates and mobsters, see Al Capone’s secret getaway, discover hidden speakeasies in the belly of Whiskey Row, and learn the shocking truth about Prohibition.

Your tour will be an exclusive, private version of our Prohibition tour. This tour can be alcohol-free, but all participants must be 21+.


Whiskey Row, Downtown


Evenings on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday

What to Expect

In addition to an exclusive, customized experience for your group you can expect…

Bourbon, Beer & Cocktails

Unless, of course, you’d rather not. It’s your private tour, after all!

Audio Headset​

The lightweight headset helps your party hear us from a distance.

Private Group

We can accommodate up to 20 at a time. (Larger groups may need to be split up.)


1-1.5 Miles. Wear comfy shoes!

What Happens on a Food Tour?

In a nutshell: we’ll walk around a beautiful neighborhood making frequent stops for food and drinks while telling you fascinating true stories from Louisville’s history.

Take a look at this video for a glimpse of what to expect on your tour!

Customized Private Tour Requests

Need an experience customized for your group? We’d be happy to! Please fill out the form below with more details, and our team will get back to you ASAP.

FAQ’s About Private Tours

Take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions about our Private Tours:

That depends on the tour you book. The daytime food tours have a LOT of food – we recommend arriving hungry and possibly planning to skip dinner that evening! The evening tour is more of a cocktail & booze tour than a food tour, but you’ll be eating almost a full meal consisting of an appetizer portion, entree portion, and dessert.

That depends on the tour you book. The evening tour is primarily a drinking tour and you will be drinking 2 small pours of bourbon, a full glass of beer, and 4 half cocktails. The daytime tours have less alcohol; you will enjoy some beer, bourbon tastings, and some other cocktail tastings depending on the tour.

Yes! Non-drinkers will enjoy refreshing non-alcoholic mocktails and drinks paired with delicious food.

Depending on the size of your group, we may be able to charter a van or bus to add pickup to and from our tour. All of our tours are designed to be walkable and are under 1.5 miles, so you won’t need transportation during the tour. If you need transportation, please fill out the form above or send an email to sales (at) louisvillefoodtours (dot) com before booking your tour.

Because private tours are tailored to your group and come with a dedicated guide, private tours do cost more than our public food tours. Your party will receive personalized attention and more flexibility, making it an ideal option for those seeking an intimate and exclusive food tour experience.

The price of our tours is based on an operating margin that fairly compensates our hard working tour guides, pays full menu price for our local restaurant partners, and includes a gratuity for the staff at each of the bars and restaurants we visit.

Our tour times and days are based on when our restaurant partners are open. However, we can sometimes make it work if we create a custom tour itinerary that skips a stop, or if there is a large group that makes it worthwhile for our restaurant partners to open and add staff just for us. Please fill out the request form above with what you’re looking for and we’ll check with our restaurant partners to see if they are willing to make special accommodations for your group, or let you know what customized tour options we can offer.

Yes, we’re happy to accommodate your group! However, due to restaurant size constraints, your group may need to be split up, take slightly different routes, or begin at staggered times. We can accommodate up to 20 guests per guide, so we’ll also need to make sure we have staffing available to suit your needs depending on the size of you group. We also have more options available for corporate groups.

Please fill out the form above or send an email to sales (at) louisvillefoodtours (dot) com to get the ball rolling.

Children of any age are always welcome on our daytime food tours! Children under 2 do not need a ticket and are welcome to share food with their parents. Children 2+ will need a non-alcoholic tour ticket.

On our evening tours, however, we visit bars that do not serve food, which means we can only accommodate adults 21+.

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