Kentucky Derby "Horses, Bluegrass, & Bourbon"
Friday, May 3 to Monday, May 6
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go to the Kentucky Derby? Join us for a long weekend as we venture to the Bluegrass State, known as the "Horse Capital of the World". A place where 95 percent of all bourbon is distilled, aged and bottled right there. Take in the hype of the Kentucky Derby, sample bourbon at the distilleries, taste treats while hearing the history of Louisville, and experience the only zip line in an underground cavern. Enjoy Kentucky to the fullest!
Domestic airfare (EWR or JFK)
All private ground transportation
3 night in Private House/Condo
Tickets to Kentucky Derby Infield
Bourbon tastings at 2 distilleries
City and Foodie Tour of Louisville
Early Bird Price: $1495w/airfare OR $1195 land only (till 1/6)
Base Price: $1695 OR $1395
$500 deposit to reserve your spot!
*See below for payment due dates and procedures*
Friday, May 4th- Arrival & Food/City Tour
We’ll arrive to Louisville in the early afternoon in time for our food and city tour in downtown Louisville.
The tour will stop at a many special local spot for you to get off the bus, enjoy and do a little tasting and shopping; a historic confectionery, Kentucky’s Premier Bourbon Chocolatier, Historic Fourth Street, The Falls of the Ohio, Museum Row, an African Bakery and a park known for its beautiful skyline view! Along your fun journey through Louisville, you’ll get to taste Jenny Benedict’s Benedictine Sandwich, a surprising twist on the Kentucky Hot Brown, Bourbon Chocolate Truffles, Kern’s Kitchen’s Derby Pie, in addition to infused flavored Bourbons, a regional sangria and of course, the Mint Julep!
Saturday, May 5-DERBY DAY!
The Kentucky Derby is unlike any other sporting event! With a crowd of more than 150,000 people, unparalleled history and tradition and its unique spectacle, the Kentucky Derby has been described by Forbes as one of the "Greatest Bucket-list Sporting Events" in America. Every year, on the first Saturday in May, thousands of guests gather under the Twin Spires at Churchill Downs to create lifelong memories with their friends and family. The Derby will last all day, ending in early evening.
We will depart for Churchill Stadium early to get good infield seats.
Note: You may purchase your own stadium seats if you do not want to sit in the infield. (but the infield is SO fun).
Stadium seating pricing is around $300-$500 for the lower cost seats.
Sunday, May 6-Kentucky Small Towns and Distilleries
Today we'll set out for some scenic drives in country area of central KY. We will visit and taste bourbon at to distinguished distilleries and visit small towns like Danville and Bardstown. If time permits, we will visit Shepherdsville to check out some wineries (wineries tastings are not included). In the afternoon we’ll enjoy exploring the city of Louisville.
Monday, May 7-Open Day in Louisville & Departure
Enjoy your last day in Louisville the way you like. For those adrenaline seekers, try the only underground zip-lining course in the world! This thrilling and exhilarating adventure that will take you into never before seen sections of this man-made cavern. Your tour guides will also educate you about the geology and history of this unique attraction. With over 17 miles of underground passageways beneath the City of Louisville, the size and scale of this cavern is huge. Featuring six underground zip lines, including a fun filled dual racing zip, two awesome challenge bridges that will test your skill, balance, and mettle, this tour is guaranteed to get your heart racing and your adrenaline pumping.
You may also use your time to explore more of Louisville's shopping, cafes, or museums.
Our flight will depart in mid afternoon, arriving to NYC in early evening.
Payment Due Dates and Procedures
All payments must be made on time to secure your spot. You may pay the balance in full anytime on/before the first due date.
After deposit pay the balance in either 3 ways:
-Zelle or Venmo
-Pay online through website (a 3% service fee will be added to total)
$995/$1195 March 3 (final payment)
(if you signed up after early bird price, balance is $1195)