May 2-8, 2022
Overview & Pricing
Spend more time immersed in the excitement of the Derby by exploring more of what central Kentucky has to offer. Packages include all aspects of our four-night tour, plus in-depth visits to Keeneland and the Kentucky Horse Park, Dawn at the Downs and Kentucky Derby Museum access, and more.
- Six (6) nights deluxe hotel ACCOMMODATIONS at the Hyatt Regency Lexington
- Check-in: Monday, May 2
- Tour ends: Sunday, May 8
- Please note the hotel is located in Lexington, not Louisville
- BREAKFAST daily from Tuesday to Saturday
- TUESDAY TOURS
- In-depth, behind-the-scenes tour at Keeneland, including a meet-and-greet with a trainer, observing morning workouts, and visiting the training barns
- Kentucky Horse Park tour
- Drive down the Old Frankfort Pike
- WEDNESDAY TOURS
- Dawn at the Downs at Churchill Downs
- Kentucky Derby Museum
- Wednesday evening WELCOME RECEPTION with horse industry guest speaker, heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks
- THURSDAY TOURS
- Ohio River Steamboat Cruise
- Distillery Tour
- Motor coach transfers
- FRIDAY TOURS
- Morning workouts at Keeneland Race Course
- Select horse farm tours
- Lunch at Fasig-Tipton
- Motor coach transfers
- Round-trip motor coach TRANSFERS to Churchill Downs on derby day
- FIRST FLOOR reserved box seating, sections 112-114 (uncovered) on Turn One at Churchill Downs (optional ticket upgrades available – see TICKETS tab for more information)
- Official Kentucky Derby SOUVENIRS
- Event LANYARD, CREDENTIAL and TICKET HOLDER
- On-site SET TRAVEL HOSTS and HOTEL HOSPITALITY DESK
- TAXES and GRATUITIES on all included items
PLEASE NOTE: Air transportation to/from Lexington is not included. Note the hotel is located in Lexington, not Louisville, when making flight arrangements.
*Pricing per person, based on occupancy.
*Extra nights. Price per person.
Max Occupancy: 4
Max Adult: 4
Max Children: 3
Hyatt Regency Lexington
401 W High Street - Lexington, KY 40507
Only one mile away from the University of Kentucky and stops along the bourbon trail, the Hyatt Regency Lexington offers ease of access to numerous Lexington favorites. For our Wildcat fans, our hotel is connected to the ever-popular Rupp Arena which houses University of Kentucky basketball games, concerts, and more.
Max Occupancy: 4 / Max Adults: 4 & Max Children: 3
Business or leisure travelers have their needs met in this spacious, contemporary hotel in Lexington, KY. Each room offers tailored amenities for romantic getaways, family vacations and corporate retreats. Enjoy wireless high-speed Internet, a flat-screen HDTV, coffeemaker with Starbucks® blends, hair dryer, iron/ironing board, mini-fridge and more.
First Floor Reserved Box Seating 112-114
Included tickets are First Floor Reserved Box Seating (Uncovered). Sections 112-114. Sections 112-114 are chair seating.
INCLUDED IN PACKAGE/BASE TICKET
Third Floor Grandstand Reserved Seating 322-325
Upgrade to Third Floor Grandstand Reserved Seating (Covered), Sections 322-325. Sections 322-325 are chair seating.
Please note this is a ticket upgrade, and you will be charged an additional $1,129 per person.
$1,129 per person
Third Floor Clubhouse Reserved Seating 312-314
Upgrade to Third Floor Grandstand Reserved Seating (Covered), Sections 312-314. Sections 312-314 are chair seating, box seats. Clubhouse access is also included in Sections 312-314, which includes additional food vendors, betting windows and restrooms.
Please note this is a ticket upgrade, and you will be charged an additional $1,899 per person.
$1,899 per person
Located in the Horse Capital of the World, Keeneland is an internationally renowned racecourse and the Thoroughbred industry’s leading auction house. Founded in 1936, Keeneland’s mission is to continually invest in the industry and to preserve the tradition of Thoroughbred racing. Our tour will include a history of Keeneland from its beginnings, 1936 to present day. The main attraction of course is the training of thoroughbreds on the track. We will also see the horses training out of the gate. Besides visiting the Keeneland facility, we will go to the training barns. Keeneland is one of only a handful of racetracks where visitors are allowed on the backside.
Kentucky Horse Park
Kentucky Horse Park is the premier event venue for equestrians and those who love and want to learn more about horses and man’s relationship with the horse. At the Kentucky Horse Park, visitors have diverse opportunities to engage with, learn about and be enchanted by the beauty, strength and spirit of the horse.
Old Frankfort Pike
This 16.9-mile scenic byway connecting Lexington and Frankfort, Kentucky has been voted "one of the ten best scenic drives in the United States." Along the way, you will pass many of the Thoroughbred Farms for which Kentucky, and the Bluegrass area in particular, are famous, giving Old Frankfort Pike the nickname, Thoroughbred Alley.
INCLUDED IN PACKAGE
Watch the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks contenders conduct morning workouts while enjoying a delicious buffet breakfast. Dawn at the Downs is a popular tradition for both Louisvillians and visitors, giving Kentucky Derby fans the opportunity to see the contenders train for the big race, while listening to expert commentary.
Listen as the horses are announced on the track, and evaluated on their workouts, discussion on their past performances, and provide insight to the Kentucky Derby & Oaks races. Note that this Dawn at the Downs optional tour add-on also includes admission to the Kentucky Derby Museum.
INCLUDED IN PACKAGE
See Louisville...by really seeing Louisville! Depart early morning from Lexington to board a piece of living American history - a steamboat cruise along the mighty Ohio River which has shaped life along its shores from the Shawnee to the early European settlers. Enjoy a full breakfast buffet as you relax and learn about these bygone days through narrated commentary. Then head to an area distillery for a tour and an inside look at the famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Lunch is provided between the tours. Evening is at leisure to enjoy downtown Lexington.
INCLUDED IN PACKAGE
Morning departure to Keeneland for the opportunity to see morning workouts trackside. After touring Keeneland, head to a selection of horse farms for tours. Lunch is provided between the tours at North America’s oldest Thoroughbred auction company, Fasig-Tipton. Return to the hotel early afternoon. Evening is at leisure to enjoy downtown Lexington.
INCLUDED IN PACKAGE
What is a “Land-only” package?
A Land-only package includes all the items listed as “tour package features” EXCEPT for air transportation, airport/hotel transfers and baggage handling. A Land package would be appropriate should the tour participant not be able to conveniently depart/return from the same city listed in the Air package or wish to travel on their own.
What’s included in my price?
Your final price includes room and all hotel taxes. It does not include items such as charges for meals, parking, rollaway beds, telephone, valet and room service, or any other items of a personal nature.
What size is a triple or quad room?
A triple/quad room is the same size as a double-bedded room and beds will accommodate three or four people; but there will not be three or four separate beds. A rollaway may be requested but cannot be guaranteed due to size of room and fire codes.
What does the Child price mean?
Children’s prices are limited to those 12 years of age or under sharing a room with one or more adults and using existing bedding. For example, if the room is shared with one adult, the single rate applies as the adult’s price plus the child’s price. If the room is shared with two adults, the double rate applies as the adult’s price plus the child’s price.
What type of payments do you accept?
We accept all major credits cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Debit cards featuring the Visa or MasterCard logo are also accepted, however, please be advised these types of cards typically have a maximum amount that you may charge daily. Please check with your financial institution. If you are making a phone reservation, we also will accept personal checks.
When will I receive my tour documents?
Depending on the event type, tour documents are typically sent via USPS Priority Mail or FedEx from two to three weeks or from seven to ten days prior to your departure to the event. Itineraries for special events with a short booking window will be sent via email. If you will not be at home during this time, please inform your booking agent so we may send you documents to an alternate address.
If I’m not traveling, can I make a reservation for someone else?
When completing the reservation, use the name of the person for whom you are making the reservation. When entering credit card information, you may use your credit card and billing address for payment.