2013 Kentucky Derby Travel Package Itineraries
We have 5-night (April 30 – May 5) and 3-night (May 2 – May 5) Kentucky Derby tour packages available.
Tuesday, April 30th
Upon arriving in Louisville, you will transfer to our hotel, the Crowne Plaza Louisville. Tonight we will have cocktails and dinner at the KTA-KTOB Kentucky Derby Trainers’ Dinner.
Wednesday, May 1st
Our day starts with a VIP backside tour of the Churchill Downs stable area. During breakfast at the Post Time Kitchen, we will watch the morning workouts at Churchill Downs. Next we will visit the Kentucky Derby Museum and their new resident thoroughbred – 2009 Kentucky Derby winner, Mine That Bird. We will also see many of the sights of downtown Louisville with lunch. Later today, we will become part of riverboat history as we board the Belle of Cincinnati and take part in “The Great Steamboat Race”. As we steam down the Ohio River, we will enjoy a buffet dinner along with Four Roses Bourbon tasting.
Thursday, May 2nd
Today we tour Bluegrass Country, “the Horse Capital of the World”. We will visit historic Claiborne Farm, downtown Lexington, Thoroughbred Park, the Kentucky Horse Park, Keeneland Race Course, legendary Calumet Farm, and Woodford Reserve Distillery. Buffet lunch will be at Spindletop Hall, an elegant forty-room mansion.
Friday, May 3rd – Kentucky Oaks Day
Billy Reed, Eclipse Award winning turf writer, will fill us in on the latest Derby details during our Kentucky Oaks Buffet. After breakfast we are off to the races at Churchill Downs, highlighted by the Kentucky Oaks. Our private Clubhouse Box Seats, just past the finish line, are in Section 116 on the rail and the second and third row back. Our seats provide us the opportunity to view the horses as they parade directly in front of us before and after each race. The Kentucky Derby Museum is closed to the public today, but we have special access to the Museum. After the last race, we will return to our hotel.
Saturday, May 4th – Kentucky Derby Day
This morning we will travel to Churchill Downs. Once there, we will enjoy the same spectacular seating as we did on Kentucky Oaks Day. The Kentucky Derby Museum is closed to the public today, but we have special access to the Museum. With all the excitement of the 139th Running of the Kentucky Derby, don’t forget to collect your winnings before we return to the hotel!
Sunday, May 5th
Your Kentucky Derby adventure comes to a close as you transfer back to the airport. Enjoy the many memories of our Kentucky Derby Tour until we see you next year!