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Hats, Horses, & Bourbon

From legendary distilleries to historic horse farms, this four-day journey encompasses all you need to know about the Kentucky Derby. Book by Feb 15, 2019

 

From Legendary distilleries to historic horse farms, this four-day journey encompasses all you need to know about the Kentucky Derby. Learn about the history of horse racing and how local bourbon is distilled, take some time for dervy hat shopping and, of course, head down to the races.

If Louisville, Kentucky has ever been on your list of travel destinations, it's time to check it off because we're headed to the races! This exciting tour will take you through world-famous attractions, bourbon tastings, and lots of picture perfect moments. Dress to impress while we make our way to the main event—the Kentucky Derby.

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INCLUDED FEATURES

• Pre-night stay in Toronto or $100 transportation credit
• Motor coach transportation
• Gratuities
• 3 night stay at a deluxe hotel in Louisville
• 10 meals; 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 3 dinners
• Premium Kentucky Derby seating

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PRICE

$3,995 CAD per person
Based on double occupancy

ITINERARY

Day 1—May 2

Arrival
It’ll be an early start this morning with lunch en route to our hotel in Louisville. Enjoy an evening on the patio at the Jeptha Creed Distillery in Shelbyville, a new farm-to-bottle operation. There will be dancing and a distillery tour (with a bourbon tasting opportunity). (L/D)

Day 2—May 3

Louisville, Kentucky
You don’t have to be a baseball fan to love the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. Also, visit the Hermitage Farms, a world-class equine operation where champion Thoroughbreds are born and nursed. 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. After lunch visit Undulata Farms, a Saddlebred Horse Farm. We will have the ability to tour the first two floors of the family home, the horse training facility, and actually see training in progress. Later this evening, get the chance to visit the Derby Hat Boutique. This afternoon, return to the hotel to rest up before tonight's "Off to the Races Party," for a taste of a traditional Kentucky menu. (B/L/D)

Day 3—May 4

Louisville, Kentucky
Welcome to the main event! Today will be jam-packed, so while we encourage you to “dress to impress,” you should also bring comfortable walking shoes. Today’s first event will be the Derby Day Riverboat Race. We have chartered both The Mary M. Mill and the Belle of Louisville. Once it gets started there will be experts providing a few insider tips on the Derby Race. This afternoon enjoy a lovely Derby lunch, followed by the highlight of this trip—the 145th Kentucky Derby. Enjoy a VIP Fast Access to Churchill Downs and 2nd level Grandstand Seats under cover. 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. (B/L/D)

Day 4—May 5

Homeward Bound
This morning, with hat boxes and suitcases loaded, depart for home. Before crossing the border, enjoy lunch and a chance to shop. (B/L)

Terms & Conditions

Price includes all taxes and gratuities. Single supplement: +$1600. Non-refundable deposit per person: $750. Final payment due February 15, 2019.

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