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Kentucky Derby
LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY
April 30 - May 7, 2018

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TRIP INCLUDES  

ROUNDTRIP AIR  

 AIRPORT/HOTEL TRANSFERS 

SEVEN NIGHTS LODGING  with breakfast

BLUE GRASS THOROUGHBRED FARM TOURS

DAWN AT THE DOWNS and DERBY MUSEUM TOUR 

GREAT STEAMBOAT RACE - party on the Belle of Louisville

KENTUCKY OAKS and KENTUCKY DERBY Tickets - Lower Level Clubhouse

Depart  Minneapolis Monday  April 30  -  return Monday May 7

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During your Derby Experience you'll see over 150,000 fans decked out in their Derby finery come through the twin spires of Churchill Downs. The festive silks, the hat parade, sipping on mint juleps (the drink of choice) and singing "My Old Kentucky Home" will make your experience at the "Run for the Roses" truly memorable.

You'll spend one day on a scenic drive through Bluegrass country, touring thoroughbred farms such as, the world famous Three Chimneys Farm.  You'll also visit a Bourbon Distillery and learn the secrets of Kentucky Bourbon. Wednesday afternoon get caught up in the excitement of the Great Steamboat Race aboard the Belle of Louisville.

Rise and shine, you'll be at Churchill Downs early Thursday to enjoy the Dawn at the Downs watching the Derby and Oaks contenders in their morning workouts.  Later, tour the Kentucky Derby museum and see the race in the 360 theatre. You'll get a tour of the backside of Churchill Downs and maybe even get a glimpse of a Derby contender.

On your own in the afternoon, you may choose to learn some history of a different sport at the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory. Stroll along the Ohio River at Waterfront Park and take part in Derby Festival activities such as Winefest. 

Evening in Louisville offers several entertainment options. On Thursday, the Pegasus Parade is a local favorite featuring giant balloons, celebrities and marching bands. While you're downtown, after the parade check out all the action on 4th Street Live, enjoy blues at Stevie Ray's,  and of course, go star gazing at the Galt House (a Derby institution). 

 

 On Friday, don't dally too long, you'll want to get to Churchill Downs early to soak up the atmosphere and get acquainted with the area. "Clarence the Clocker," our own personal handicapper will give us his picks for the Kentucky Oaks, the big race of the day. Think pink and wear pink for the fillies' race and breast cancer awareness. After the races, when everyone is fighting the traffic, we walk into the 'hood for another great sample of the Louisville hospitality.

Saturday morning, put on your Derby bonnet and warm up your vocal chords, soon you'll be singing "My Old Kentucky Home" with tears in your eyes. It's a short ride to Churchill Downs for KENTUCKY DERBY 144. Sip a mint julep, make a wager on your favorite horse and watch the hats parade by. There's nothing else like the Kentucky Derby. After a great day at the races, stop in the 'hood for a cold beverage, then move on to enjoy a relaxing dinner, or keep right on celebrating if you picked the Derby winner.

Sunday, pack up your Derby bonnet and roses, it's time to say goodbye to the Bluegrass State and head home with memories of a special experience.

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Reservations and initial deposit due by August 25, 2017  

651-748-0080

 

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO OF DERBY TRIP 2013 

by R. Bahneman

 

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