Kentucky Derby

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SIX-NIGHT LAND-ONLY (PRE-TOUR INCLUDED)

April 26 - May 2, 2021

Overview & Pricing


Hotel: Hyatt Regency Lexington


Activity Level


Days: 7


Travel Host:
Wolfpack Fan Travel Staff
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"We look forward to hosting you in Kentucky!"

Package Overview

Spend more time immersed in the excitement of the Derby with NC State’s WolfTreks Travel Program 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, optional Dawn at the Downs and Kentucky Derby Museum access, and more.

 

Package Includes:

  • Six (6) nights deluxe hotel ACCOMMODATIONS at the Hyatt Regency Lexington
    • Check-in: Monday, April 26
    • Tour ends: Sunday, May 2
    • 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
  • OPTIONAL WEDNESDAY TOUR
    • Dawn at the Downs at Churchill Downs
    • Kentucky Derby Museum
    • The Wednesday optional tour is available for an additional fee. Please see the “Misc” tab for further information.
  • Wednesday evening WELCOME RECEPTION with horse industry guest speaker, heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks
  • THURSDAY TOURS
    • Ohio River Steamboat Cruise
    • Distillery Tour
    • Lunch
    • Motor coach transfers
  • FRIDAY TOURS
    • Keeneland race track tour
    • Visit select horse farms
    • Lunch at Fasig Tipton
    • Motor coach transfers
  • Round-trip motor coach TRANSFERS to Churchill Downs on derby day
  • SECOND FLOOR reserved seating in Sections 221-228 (uncovered) on the front stretch at Churchill Downs (optional ticket upgrades are available)
  • 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

*Pricing per person, based on occupancy.

Single Double Triple Quad
$5,799 $4,519 $4,169 $4,019

 

*Extra nights. Price per person.

Date Single Double Triple Quad
4/25/20 $359 $180 $120 $90
5/2/20 $359 $180 $120 $90

 

Occupancy Rules:
Max Occupancy: 4
Max Adult: 4
Max Children: 3

Hotel

Hyatt Regency Lexington

401 W High Street - Lexington, KY 40507

859-253-1234

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. This hotel is also connected to the ever-popular Rupp Arena which houses University of Kentucky basketball games, concerts, and more.

Hotel Information

Standard Guestroom

Max Occupancy: 4 / Max Adults: 4 & Max Children: 3

You will have your needs met in spacious, contemporary hotel rooms 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.

Ticket

Churchill Downs

Louisville, KY

Second Floor Reserved Seating 221-228

Second Floor Reserved Seating (Uncovered) located on the front stretch at Churchill Downs.

Please note: Sections 221-225 are bleacher seating. Sections 226-228 are tip-up chair seating. Please submit a request if you have a preference.

INCLUDED IN PACKAGE

First Floor Reserved Box Seating 112-114

Upgrade to First Floor Reserved Box Seating (Uncovered), Sections 112-114. Sections 112-114 are chair seating.

Please note this is a ticket upgrade, and you will be charged an additional $199 per person.

$199 per person

Second Floor Reserved Seating 221-228

Upgrade to Second Floor Reserved Seating (Covered), Sections 221-228. Sections 221-225 are bleacher seating. Sections 226-228 are chair seating.

Please note this is a ticket upgrade, and you will be charged an additional $399 per person.

$399 per person

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 $999 per person.

$999 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 $1,199 per person.

$1,199 per person

Third Floor Clubhouse Reserved Seating 319-321

Upgrade to Third Floor Grandstand Reserved Seating (Covered), Sections 319-321. Sections 319-321 are chair seating, box seats at the Finish Line. Clubhouse access is also included in Sections 319-321, which includes additional food vendors, betting windows and restrooms.

Please note this is a ticket upgrade, and you will be charged an additional $1,599 per person.

$1,599 per person

Misc

Tuesday Tours

Keeneland
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

Wednesday Optional Add-On

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.

Please note this is an optional package add-on and you will be charged an additional $159 per person.

$159 per person

Thursday Tours

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

Friday Tours

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

Map

FAQ

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-Only 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. Please note flights and/or motor coach transportation to the destination city is not included in this type of package.

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, phone calls, valet and room service, or any other items of a personal nature.

What does “Single,” “Double,” “Triple,” and “Quad” mean?

Single, Double, Triple, and Quad refer to how many adults (13 and over) are sharing each room (total room occupancy). For example, if two adults wish to stay in the same room, the price would be the Double price, and this would be per person.

Do I need travel insurance?

Due to the investment of your travel package, we strongly recommend the purchase of appropriate insurance coverage. Medical insurance policies may not protect your travels away from home and often have out-of-network deductibles. Likewise, coverage through credit cards and travel suppliers can have shortfalls and not fully protect you. For additional information, please click on the Insurance link on the bottom right of this website.

What type of payments do you accept?

We accept all major credit 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?

Tour documents are typically emailed two to three weeks prior to departure for regular season football weekends and specialty programs while bowl game participants will receive theirs five to seven days out.  Itineraries for special events, such as the Final Four, will be sent via email just prior to leaving. If you are not the main reservation contact and would like to receive the emailed tour documents, please add your email to the reservation or contact your booking agent.

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.