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2020247 The Kentucky Derby trip of a lifetime

2020247 The Kentucky Derby trip of a lifetime

Join us for America's Greatest Race and cross this lifelong dream off your bucket list! Experience Churchill Downs on Derby day and have the time of your life!

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Join us for America's Greatest Race and cross this lifelong dream off your bucket list! Experience Churchill Downs on Derby day and have the time of your life!

04/29/2020 - 05/04/2020  Wed-Mon Trip# 2020247

 

The Kentucky Derby  *  $50 discount will be appied to this trip if deposited by December 1st 2019

 

Your Kentucky Derby Getaway Includes:

  • Deluxe motor coach transportation

  • 5 Nights’ accommodations (2 enroute & 3 in KY)

  • Meals: 5 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch & 2 Dinners including "Off to the Races", a dinner party in conjunction with the Kentucky Derby Museum that will include a delicious dinner

  • Sightseeing & Activities Include:

 

  • Reserved Seats to The Kentucky Derby

    (1st floor Grandstand Seats near the Starting Line/ Home Stretch)

  • A Derby Day Riverboat Race

  • Bourbon, Barbecue &

     Country Music

  • Louisville Slugger Museum
  • Tour the Undulata Horse Farm
  • Lunch at Claudia Sanders Restaurant (the

    Colonel’s wife)

  • Shop at the Derby Hat Boutique
  • Bourbon & Chocolate Gift Box
  • VIP Fast Access Pass
  • All taxes

    on included features (based on March 2019 levels)

  • Gratuities for baggage handling

    at Kentucky Hotel

  • Gratuities to servers

    for included meals

Day 1

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Day 2

Breakfast at hotel
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NEW: Bourbon, Barbecue and Country Music Dinner
At the Jeptha Creed Distillery in Shelbyville, a new farm to bottle Distillery, you enjoy an evening on the patio with a Barbecue dinner and live
Country Music. There will be dancing and distillery tours – plus a bourbon tasting opportunity. This is one of the most modern bourbon
distilleries in Kentucky and we have a festive evening planned here as our kick-off event to the Derby.

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Day 3

Breakfast at hotel
Travel to Louisville, KY
Louisville Slugger Museum
You don’t have to be a baseball fan to love Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. It’s iconic, it’s linked to legends and it is one of Louisville’s
best known tourist attractions. This tour is fascinating with interactive exhibits that are fun. Baseball is such a big part of American history and
culture that even your customers who don’t think they’re fans will find a connection here.
Lunch at Claudia Sanders Dinner House
Lunch today will be in the banquet room of Claudia Sanders Dinner House. This restaurant is a replica of the elegant, old home opened by Colonel Sanders of KFC fame, in 1959. It was from this very building that Kentucky Fried Chicken grew into a world-wide organization.
Undulata Farms for a visit to Undulata Farms, a Saddlebred Horse Farm. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places this is
where Civil War veteran Harry Weissinger and his sons once bred the great stallion, American Born. This is a private residence and horse training farm, your group will tour the first two floors of the family home, the horse training facility and actually see training in progress. At this time of year it is also possible to see a new foal up close and personal. Derby Hat Boutique where you will have a ance to visit our Derby Hat Boutique where you can buy hats and accessories for both Men & Women. Having just
the right Derby Hat, with the right accessories is a very important part of the Kentucky Derby Experience, you have to dress for the Win, the Place, and The Show.
Bourbon & Chocolate Gift Box
This afternoon you return to your hotel to rest up before tonight’s “Off to the Races Dinner Party,” you will find that gift boxes with a miniature bottle of Evan Williams Bourbon and Chocolate Bourbon Candy are waiting for you. It’s another Bourbon Experience and a Spirit to lift before dinner. "Off To The Races" Dinner Party This evening’s “Off to the Races” dinner is a feature event as we partner with the Kentucky Derby Museum at a local banquet hall. The meal is a special “Taste of Kentucky” menu. A plated meal of renowned Kentucky favorites complimented with Derby Pie for dessert. The Derby Museum’s Master of Ceremonies takes over uring dinner with Derby Racing fun. We have three pre-recorded horse races that will be projected on the big screen. Each of your group members will have a race program and a stack of play money with which to wager at the row of Betting Windows in the back of the room. Consider this a warm up to the big race tomorrow. A practice session, It’s a chance to make few bets, cheer for a avorite and share a few laughs. Your will be rolling in the aisles with fun. When each race is over, there’s time to cash in winnings and make fresh bets before the next race.

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Day 4

Breakfast at hotel
Derby Day Riverboat Races
Today’s first event is the Derby Day Riverboat Race. We have chartered both the The Mary M. Miller (replacing the Spirit of Jefferson) and the Belle of Louisville. It doesn’t get any better than this. Once onboard there is complimentary coffee and tea, or start the festivities with a Bloody Mary or Champagne Mimosa from the cash bar. Once underway we have experts providing a few insider tips on the Derby Race. They will talk about the Horses, how they run in different conditions, who has the post and what does that mean, plus information on the trainers their Derby History and more. You also enjoy a seminar on how to place a real bet at Churchill Downs. At the end of the How to Bet lesson, our two private Sternwheelers will turn downstream and with those big red paddlewheels kicking up a feather trail of whitewater they race each other back to Louisville. We encourage you to place a creative bet or two with your travel partners. The 147th Kentucky Derby - Lower Level Seats Next is the highlight of your trip. You have a VIP Fast Access Pass to Churchill Downs and 1st floor Grandstand Seats near the Starting Line. You can upgrade tickets for 2nd and 3rd floor seating but prices are higher as are deposit amounts. You will be at The Derby all day, enjoy crowd watching, sample a mint julep and place a few bets. This is one of the world’s greatest and most celebrated sporting events, The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports” and you are on hand to experience it all. The Kentucky Derby is America’s most extravagant springtime sports party, and one of our most celebrated events. While there is a horse race at the heart of this spectacle, there are many other intriguing aspects within this Louisville tradition. It is a festival and fashion show, it’s a Parade and a Race, it’s Mint Juleps and Riverboats; it’s about Horses and it’s about
time you see it.
Motorcoach Reserved Parking Permit
Also included in US Tours Service is premium motorcoach parking, but it is still a long walk. Depending on where your seats are inside
Churchill Downs you may walk close to a mile.
Be advised: your patrons must be capable of walking to enjoy this trip.

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Day 5

Breakfast at hotel
Check out
This morning, with hat boxes and suitcases loaded, you will depart for home with another event checked off the Bucket List. Overnighrt accomodations

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Day 6

Breakfast at hotel
Check out
Travel home
Lunch on own en route

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Derby Day is a long day and comfortable shoes are recommended since there is a lot of walking!!

 

We provide First Class (suburban hotels) surrounding Louisville  in order to keep prices down. Hotels in Louisville itself are

available at higher prices. But regardless of where you stay we have planned the most exciting Derby Weekend available. 

The sequence of events in your itinerary may vary at final confirmation but everything will be included!

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Audubon - SCUCS 537 W. Nicholson Rd, Audubon, NJ 08106
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