May 3-7, 2023
Overview & Pricing
Join Sports & Entertainment Travel in the hills of Kentucky in celebration of the 2023 Kentucky Derby! Enjoy downtown accommodations at the Lexington Marriott City Center while exploring what makes the Run for the Roses a truly special event including the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, working horse farm tours, and more! Sit front and center for all the excitement on Derby Day, take in the sights, grandeur (and hats!) at Churchill Downs. This specialty tour offers an unforgettable way to experience “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.”
Your Kentucky Derby Experience Includes:
- Four (4) nights deluxe hotel ACCOMMODATIONS at the Lexington Marriott City Center
- Check-in: Wednesday, May 3
- Check-out: Sunday, May 7
- BREAKFAST daily from Thursday to Saturday
- Wednesday evening WELCOME RECEPTION with horse industry guest speaker, heavy hors d;oeuvres and drinks
- THURSDAY TOURS
- Breakfast at the American Saddlebred Museum
- Distillery Tour
- Motor coach transfers, LUNCH included
- FRIDAY TOURS
- Select horse farms
- Motor coach transfers, LUNCH included
- Round-trip motor coach TRANSFERS to Churchill Downs on Derby Day
- Official Kentucky Derby SOUVENIRS
- Event LANYARD and CREDENTIAL
- On-site SET TRAVEL HOSTS and HOTEL HOSPITALITY DESK
- TAXES and GRATUITIES on all included items
*Pricing per person, based on occupancy.
Max Occupancy: 4
Max Adult: 4
Max Children: 3
Lexington Marriott City Center
121 W Vine Street - Lexington, KY 40507
The brand-new Lexington Marriott City Center, opening in November 2019, is in the heart of downtown Lexington Kentucky. With a touch of local flare, it reflects the lifestyle of travelers who seamlessly blend work and play in the mobile and global world of today. Located just minutes away from the University of Kentucky, UK Good Samaritan Hospital, Baptist Health, KentuckyOne Health Saint Joseph East Hospital, and Keeneland Racetrack, the hotel is only two blocks away from Rupp Arena and Lexington Convention Center as well. The sophisticated, confident, and authentic atmosphere will provide you the elegant and modern conveniences you’ve come to know with Marriott Hotels. The Chef’s Kitchen-style dining experience, open-plan lobby, roof top bar and lounge, outdoor roof top pool, and firepits provide a remarkable experience all their own. The City Center destination boasts several restaurants, retail, and entertainment locations within walking distance to enjoy effortlessly during your stay.
Max Occupancy: 4 / Max Adults: 4 & Max Children: 3
Luxuriously appointed rooms with amenities that ensure a comfortable and productive stay, equipped with high-speed Internet access and a spacious work desk for the business traveler. Connect My Device allows you to plug in and continue your technology experiences just like home. Spacious rooms to allow for comfortablity during your stay, with mobile desk features to work the way you want to work.
Tickets are not included in this travel package, but can be added for an additional fee. See details below.
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First Floor Reserved Seating
Sections 124-128; Uncovered Bleacher Seat; Starting Line & Final Turn View
$1,499 additional, per person
100 Level Front Turn Club
Sections 100-110; Covered, Tip-Up Chair
$2,199 additional, per person
200 Level Grandstand
Sections 224-228; Uncovered Bleacher Seat; Starting Line & Final Turn View
*Tip-up chairs are available in Sections 226-228 upon request, if available.
$1,899 additional, per person
300 Level Grandstand
Sections 322-325; Covered, Tiered Box Seating with Folding Chair; Elevated Starting Line & Homestretch View
$2,899 additional, per person
300 Level Clubhouse
Sections 319-321; Covered, Box Seating with Folding Chair; Elevated Homestretch View
$3,499 additional, per person
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.