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Kentucky Derby and Oaks

The 148th Running

Day 1

KENTUCKY ARTISAN CENTER • DINNER:

Our travels take us through the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee as we make our way to Kentucky. In Berea, we visit the Kentucky Artisan Center. Here we shop for handmade Kentucky arts and crafts. This afternoon we travel to Bardstown, one of Kentucky’s oldest settlements, where we check into our accommodations for a three-night stay. Dinner is included this evening. (D)
Day 2

KENTUCKY OAKS GRANDSTAND SEATING • LUNCH:

Today we take our seats for the Derby’s famed “Little Sister,” the Kentucky Oaks. Your ticket includes a “Fast Access” pass, allowing you to bypass entrance lines and it offers admission to the Hospitality area. Don’t forget to wear your pink as the Kentucky Oaks honors cancer awareness and its survivors. (L)
Day 3

KENTUCKY DERBY “RUN FOR THE ROSES” GRANDSTAND SEATING • LUNCH:

We arrive mid-morning in preparation of the “Run for the Roses.” The Kentucky Derby runs a distance of one and one quarter miles in just over two minutes. It’s run by the fastest three-year-old thoroughbreds on earth. Today, we witness first-hand from our reserved Grandstand Blue Seats the “most exciting two minutes in sports,” the “First Jewel of the Triple Crown” plus the five stakes races proceeding. Your ticket includes a “Fast Access” pass, allowing you to bypass entrance lines and it offers admission to the Hospitality area. (L)
Day 4

KENTUCKY HORSE PARK • HOME:

In Lexington, we see thousands of acres of beautiful Kentucky bluegrass. Here we visit the Kentucky Horse Park, the only park dedicated to the horse. This is also where Man O’War is buried, the Calumet Trophy Collection rests, and many retired champions are stabled. As we depart for home, we recall the last exciting four days of the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks. We arrive home late evening.
Kentucky Derby and Oaks
Departure Dates
4 Days
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MEALS INCLUDED
Continental Breakfasts: 3
Lunches: 2
Dinners: 1
NOTES
  • Long distance walking required.
  • Cancellations made within 65 days of departure will incur penalties.
Activity Level: 5
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