Kentucky Derby

3 NIGHTS FROM
R27 600
Per person sharing
Excludes flights & taxes
Valid From 02 May 2019 to 05 May 2019
Includes tickets Kentucky Derby tickets PLUS 1 day Horse Farm & Bourbon Distillery tour

Our Kentucky Derby package includes 3 Nights accommodation, tickets to the Kentucky Derby PLUS one-day Horse Farm and Bourbon Distillery tour; breakfast daily, round trip transfers and evening receptions.

The Kentucky Derby is a horse race that is held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, United States; on the first Saturday in May; capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. The race is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbreds at a distance of one and a quarter miles (2 km) at Churchill Downs. Colts and geldings carry 126 pounds (57 kilograms) and fillies 121 pounds (55 kilograms).

The race is often called “The Run for the Roses” for the blanket of roses draped over the winner. It is also known in the United States as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports”; or “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports” in reference to its approximate duration. It is the first leg of the American Triple Crown and is followed by the Preakness Stakes; then the Belmont Stakes. The horserace has been run every consecutive year since 1875; even during both World Wars. In the 2015 listing of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA); the Kentucky Derby tied with the Whitney Handicap as the top Grade 1 race in the United States outside the Breeders’ Cup races.

The attendance at the Kentucky Derby ranks first in North America and usually surpasses the attendance of all other stakes races including the Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes, and the Breeders’ Cup.

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  • Roundtrip airport shuttle transportation from Lexington Blue Grass Airport
  • 3 Nights’ deluxe accommodation at Embassy Suites Lexington (02 – 05 May 2019)
  • Daily cooked to order breakfast at the hotel
  • 1st Floor Grandstand (Sec 125-128 – Bleacher Seating) tickets for the Kentucky Derby
  • Friday Tour Destinations:
    • 5 hour tour beginning at 8:00 am (Estimated arrival back to the hotel is 3:00 pm)
    • Guided tour of legendary horse farm
    • Guided tour & tasting at a famous Bourbon Distillery
    • Lunch provided a a local restaurant
    • All admission fees included
    • Roundtrip transportation to all Friday activities
  • Roundtrip transportation to Churchill Downs on Saturday
  • Boxed lunch and refreshments provided on bus to Churchill Downs
  • Evening reception featuring light snacks and drinks on Thursday & Friday evening
  • Complimentary parking at the hotel
  • Souvenir program
  • Ticket holder and lanyard
  • All country taxes

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Price Excludes
    • Flights and related taxes (Ask us – we can arrange this)
    • Visa
    • Travel insurance (Highly recommended!)
    • Meals not mentioned and beverages
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    • Conditions and validities apply.
    • This offer is subject to availability
    • Prices may change due to seasonal and exchange rate fluctuations
    • Visas may be necessary and Insurance is essential
    • Accommodation is per person sharing, unless otherwise specified
    • Errors and omissions in this offer are excepted
    • Subject to IGO Travel's general Conditions of Business
    • Excludes high season/school holidays, block out dates may apply
    • The Friday Tour is subject to change.