Kentucky Derby

  • Location
    Lexington, KY
  • Date
    May 2 - 7, 2018
  • Price
    TBD

PRICING, HOTEL INFORMATION AND TOUR INCLUSIONS COMING IN SUMMER 2017! 

OverviewItineraryPricingDeparturesHotel & ExcursionsBefore You Go

OVERVIEW

Run for the Roses – The Fastest 2 Minutes in Sports – a bucket list experience! This celebrity “red carpet” event is a horse lover’s pilgrimage and a party animal’s playhouse. The Kentucky Derby has drawn princes and peasants to Kentucky for sport and celebration since 1875.
Grab your Derby hat, seize your mint julep and experience unmatched Southern hospitality and unparalleled sophistication with this Kentucky Derby package!

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DAY 1: FINDLAY, OHIO
DAY 2: LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY
DAY 3: LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY
DAY 4: LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY
DAY 5: TROY, MICHIGAN
DAY 6: HOME SWEET HOME

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ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

DAY ONE: Wed, May 2Click here to see full itinerary

8:00 am Depart Kingston Shrine Club 3260 Princess St. Please see other pickup times and locations on the reverse page. We begin our travel westward towards the Sarnia Border. We will make a brief stop at the Duty Free & US Customs.  Regular comfort stops and meal breaks will be made during our journey as we continue on to our overnight accommodation at the Drury Inn, Findlay, Ohio. (419) 422-9700.
Hotel: Drury Inn & Suites 419-422-9700
Meals: Drury Inn Kickback

DAY TWO: Thurs, May 3

We arrive mid-morning in time to savor the incredible beauty of Lexington, Kentucky! We’ll start with a visit to the Three Chimneys for their annual Derby Open House and a behind-the-gates tour at Lane’s End Farm. Our certified local guide will share local history, lore and legends as you travel through the rolling hills of the Bluegrass countryside; ending the day with a drive through historic downtown Lexington. A little time back at the hotel to enjoy the hotel’s amenities before the evening activities begin. Join the Welcome Reception and a delicious dinner at a renowned local restaurant.
Hotel: TBD
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY THREE: Fri, May 4

Indulge your senses! Today you will enjoy our popular Horses, Hooch & History Tour where you come in contact with the leaders in the equine industry as you enter the gates of one of the signature Thoroughbred horse farms. Enjoy stories from the well-versed guides chronicling the history of Central Kentucky and see the incredible beauty of the Bluegrass as you travel farm-lined roads from beginning to end. Explore the history and traditions, and sample “America’s Official Native Spirit” with a tour at Buffalo Trace Distillery, where you’ll experience the art of bourbon making and learn why Kentucky’s unique mix of weather and pure limestone water produces the mellow, savory flavours and the deep amber colour that is unique to Kentucky bourbon. You will savour a delicious Kentucky Proud lunch at the historic Glen Willis House.
Hotel: TBD
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

DAY FOUR: Sat, May 5

Wake up and smell the roses! We’re off to the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby! The pomp and circumstance will be in full swing, fancy dress, over-the-top hats, and, as always, a stirring rendition of My Old Kentucky Home. Surround yourself with all the fun and excitement of the 144th Run for the Roses at the 2018 Kentucky Derby. Enjoy comfortable, round-trip transportation to Churchill Downs. We return to our hotel after the last race. Your package includes a souvenir program, racing form and boxed lunch.
Hotel: TBD
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch 

DAY FIVE: Sun, May 6

Sweet Derby Memories! Relish your memories of the 144th Kentucky Derby as you return home.Thanks for coming – we hope that you got the Derby fever! We’ll travel to Troy, Michigan where we’ll overnight at the Drury Inn. Enjoy the kickback that awaits us at the hotel.
Hotel: Drury Inn & Suites 
Meals: Breakfast & Drury Inn Kickback

DAY SIX: Thurs, June 8

Home Sweet Home! Enjoy a continental breakfast prior to continuing our journey. We will stop at the Duty Free and Canadian Customs on our way.
Meals: Breakfast 

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PRICING

EARLY BOOKING BONUS $50 OFF PER PERSON IF PAID IN FULL BY TBD 

TOUR INCLUSIONS
PRICE:
NO ADDITIONAL TAX
  • TOUR INCLUSIONS COMING SUMMER 2017!
  • Round trip transportation aboard a deluxe motor coach
  • Services of a Maple Leaf Tour Director & Professional Driver
  • Meal taxes, gratuities & room taxes
 
$TBD Each for
Double
(2 to a room)
$TBD Each for
Triple
(3 to a room)
$TBD Each for
Quad
(4 to a room)
$TBD For a
Single
(1 to a room)
  • A deposit of $100 is required at the time of booking, the balance is due 60 days prior to departure
  • Refunds are not available within 30 days of travel
  • Early booking bonus of $50 off applies to bookings paid in full TBD

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DEPARTURES

5:00 am Depart from Ottawa Robbies Italian Resturant 1531 St Laurent Blvd (parking).
5:05 am Depart Ottawa from St.Laurent Shopping Centre.
5:20 am Depart Ottawa from the Walmart on Baseline Road.
5:25 am Depart from Ottawa All Saints Lutheran Chruch 1061 Pinecrest Rd (parking).
5:55 am Depart Kemptville from Stinson Gas Bar.
6:30 am Depart Brockville from Food Basics.
7:00 am Depart from Gananoque HWY#2 Carpool Lot.
8:00 am Depart from Kingston Shrine Club 3260 Princess(parking).
8:30 am Depart from Napanee Flying J Northeast Corner of the Parking Lot.
9:00 am Depart from Belleville Maple Leaf Office at 81 Millennium Parkway (parking).

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HOTEL

 Drury Inn & Suites: Findlay Ohio – 419-422-9700Findlay Drury Hotel
This deluxe room features two double beds and comfortable seating. In-room amenities include an LCD TV, microwave, refrigerator, iron and ironing board, hairdryer and coffee maker. Some hotel amenities include: free Wi-fi, Indoor/Outdoor Pool & Whirlpool & Guest Laundry.

 

Other Hotel Information Coming Summer 2017!

EXCURSIONS

Excursions Information Coming Summer 2017!

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BEFORE YOU GO

  • Two bags are required per person, 1 small bag for on route stays and 1 large bag for final destination
  • Please keep all medication with your person not in luggage
  • Must have valid passport to cross into the United States
  • Cancellation and Medical insurance is not covered in your package but is strongly recommended for out of province travel
  • Travel Insurance is available through Maple Leaf, please call to inquire today!
  • There are regular stops made for comfort breaks
  • Tipping for tour director and driver is voluntary depending on quality of service
  • For the comfort of fellow travellers, kindly refrain from using scented products
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