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Kentucky Derby Sportsman Tour Information
- The Kentucky Derby – Reserved Seats
- Thursday Arrival Dinner & Casino Gaming
- Friday Night Derby Dinner Party
- Featuring Hot Browns & Derby Pie and Live Musical Entertainment
- Free Day on Friday for Resort Activities
- $100 Resort Gift Card good toward: Spa Treatments or a Round of Golf; also Good in most Resort Shops
- Three Nights Luxury Lodging
- At French Lick Springs Resort
- Three Hotel Breakfasts
- Two Dinners
- All Taxes & Tips on these Services
- Churchill Downs VIP Fast Access Pass
- Derby Motorcoach Parking
- Motorcoach Transportation
$2,455 per person Single
$1,915 per person Double
$1,807 per person Triple
$1,699 per person Quad
1st Deposit: $100 per person at time of booking
$350 per person due January 6, 2020
Final payment due February 28, 2020
All Deposits and Payments are NON-REFUNDABLE
Day 1 – April 30, 2020 – French Lick, IN
At the end of today’s travel you are amongst the hills of Indiana’s Hoosier National Forest, less than 70 miles from Louisville. Your accommodations for the next two nights are at the Four-Star award-winning French Lick Resort. Following check-in you enjoy a buffet dinner in the Casino.
The balance of the evening is free time to get your game on at the French Lick Casino, a 51,000-square-foot gaming facility all on one floor with soaring 27-foot ceilings. On the gaming floor, you can play to win big jackpots on slot machines or a progressive jackpot at our table games. You’ll find live-action blackjack, roulette and craps and other table games, a luxurious high-limit room and Indiana’s largest nonsmoking room.
During your stay you will have a $100 Resort Gift Card for use on the course, in the spa, or in resort gift shops. (D)
Day 2 – May 1, 2020 – Free Day at French Lick Resort – Derby Dinner
This a completely free day in which to enjoy the many amenities here at the French Lick Resort. There are three challenging golf courses. The Pete Dye Course was voted No. 1 Course in Indiana by GolfWeek’s Best You Can Play for the sixth year in a row. Likewise, The Donald Ross Course has received No. 2 Course in Indiana, GolfWeek’s Best You Can Play annually since 2011. The French Lick Resort has been voted Best Hotel in Indiana by Travel & Leisure Magazine.
Enjoy a full day to experience Old World opulence amid modern comforts served with Midwestern charm. The Spa at French Lick offers the best in classic American sophistication and leisure, tranquility is redefined in this 27,000 sq. ft. Spa Enjoy décor and treatments that are inspired by the great spas throughout the United States.
Also included today is a Derby Dinner Party, feel free to preview your hats, and outfits for tomorrow’s big race at Churchill Downs. The dinner is a plated meal with a Kentucky Hot Brown Casserole, Makers Mark Marinated Pork Tenderloin, Southern Shrimp & Grits, a variety of Salads, Desserts and Accompaniments. This is followed by an evening of live entertainment (tba). (B,D)
Day 3 – May 2, 2020 – Derby Day
This morning you board your bus for the 70 mile drive to Churchill Downs. This is the highlight of your trip. You have a VIP Fast Access Pass to Churchill Downs and 1st floor Grandstand Seats near the Starting Line. You will be at The Derby all day, enjoy crowd watching, sample a mint julep and place a few bets.
This is one of the world’s greatest and most celebrated sporting events, “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports” and you are on hand to experience it all. The Kentucky Derby is America’s most extravagant springtime party, and one of our most celebrated events. While there is a horse race at the heart of this spectacle, there are many other intriguing aspects within this Louisville tradition. It is a festival and fashion show, it’s a Race and Mint Juleps; and it’s about horses and it’s about time you see it.
Also included is premium motorcoach parking, but it is still a long walk. Depending on where your seats are inside Churchill Downs you may walk close to a mile. (B) Note: You must be capable of walking in order to enjoy this tour.
Day 4 – May 3, 2020 – Depart for Home
This morning, with hat boxes and suitcases loaded, your group departs for home with another event checked off the Bucket List. (B)
Creation Museum & The Ark Encounter Tour Information
- Admission to Creation Museum
- Admission at The Ark Encounter
- Two Night Lodging
- Holiday Inn Riverfront, Covington, KY
- Two Hotel Breakfasts
- Two Dinners:
- Hofbrauhaus Restaurant
- Meal Voucher – Ark’s Emzara’s Restaurant
- All Taxes & Tips on these services
- Luggage Handling
- Motorcoach Transportation
$535 per person Single
$481 per person Double
$449 per person Triple
$708 per person Quad
1st Deposit: $150 per person at time of booking
Final payment due May 7, 2020
If cancelled before May 7, 2019 no penalty
50% per person penalty if cancelled May 25 to June 3, 2020
If cancelled June 4, 2020 or later no refunds
Day 1 – Covington, KY – Hofbrauhaus Dinner
Today, you travel to Covington, KY. On arrival you check into the Holiday Inn Riverfront for a two night stay. Enjoy a Welcome Reception with lemonade, punch and freshly baked cookies, while your luggage is being taken to your room.
Dinner this evening is included at Hofbrauhaus. It is the first authentic Hofbräuhaus in America, modeled after the legendary 400+ year old Hofbräuhaus in Munich, Germany! Enjoy many of the traditions from Germany that have made Hofbräuhaus famous. From the traditionally decorated rooms in the building to the beer that is brewed on-site, and of course the excellent German fare. There will also be live music to enjoy.
Day 2 – Creation Museum – The Ark Encounter
Enjoy the hotel’s hot breakfast before starting your day at the Creation Museum. With its state-of-the-art exhibits, the Creation Museum allows you to seemingly walk into biblical history. Learn how the Bible, the history book of the universe, provides the starting point for science. Explore their stunning interpretation of the Adam and Eve’s Garden of Eden. Then visit the Tower of Babel and finish your tour by watching the theater production, The Last Adam.
Your afternoon is spent at The Ark Encounter, an experience like no other. Here a full-size replica of Noah’s Ark has been built according to the dimensions given in the Bible. Spanning 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high, this ancient engineering marvel will amaze you. This marvel of engineering is seven stories tall and is a football field and a half long. It is the largest timber frame structure in the world. Get ready to experience close-up encounters with stunning animals; some life-like recreations from Noah’s day and many living-and-breathing animals from today.
You will be transported back in time to meet Noah and his seven other family members, who lived aboard the Ark and cared for all the animals during the Flood. Find out how Noah and his family might have lived on the Ark, from cooking food to sleeping, recreation, and even gardening! And, don’t miss the Rainbow Covenant exhibit featuring an artistic depiction of the covenant God made to never again flood the whole earth again.
Included with your visit to the Ark Encounter is a meal voucher for Emzara’s Kitchen. Enjoy a variety of options from the buffet, including some specialty foods and a variety of choices. The restaurant is located outside the Ark. Return to your Covington hotel for the evening.
Day 3 – Depart for Home
Enjoy the hotel breakfast before checking out and departing for home.
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