Day 1: Thursday, May 2 - MBS & DWe will depart early this morning to begin our Kentucky Derby Adventure. Along the way, we will stop for our Signature Breakfast to-go bags. As we make our way to Louisville, there will be a lunch stop (on your own). We will arrive at our hotel in the late afternoon. You will have a chance to freshen up before we depart for our Bourbon, Barbecue and Country Music dinner atJeptha Creed Distillery, one of the most modern bourbon distilleries in Kentucky.
Day 2: Friday, May 3 - CB, L & DToday will be a fun and busy day, with visits to The Louisville Slugger Museum, Derby Hat Boutique and a horse farm tour. Lunch will be at the Claudia Sanders Dinner House, a replica of the elegant, old home opened by Colonel Sanders of KFC fame, in 1959. You will have some time at the hotel to rest up, and in the evening, we will enjoy an "Off to the Races" Dinner. This dinner will be a plated meal of of renowned Kentucky favorites, with Derby Pie for dessert. During dinner, the Derby Museum's Master of Ceremonies takes over with Derby Racing fun. This will be a perfect warm up for the big race tomorrow!
Day 3: Saturday, May 4 - CB & LIt's Derby Day! Our first activity today will be a Derby Day Riverboat Race, where we will get gambling tips from some experts! Learn about the horses, how different conditions effect how they run, who has the post and what that means, and how to place your Derby bets! We will return to the hotel before we head to Churchill Downs, for the highlight of our trip. With your VIP Fast Access Pass, which includes all of your food and drink, you will enjoy "The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports" from Grandstand Seats near the start/finish line! An unforgettable experience!
Day 4: Sunday, May 5 - CBAfter breakfast at our hotel, we will begin our journey home, with a quick stop for lunch on your own en route, and an approximate return time in Grand Rapidsof 6:30 pm (no dinner stop).
Meals Included Key: MBS = Morning Breakfast Snacks, CB=Continental Breakfast B = Breakfast, L = Lunch and D = Dinner