Kentucky Derby

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  • Location
    Lexington, KY
  • Date
    May 2-7, 2018
  • Price
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OverviewItineraryPricingDeparturesHotel & ExcursionsBefore You Go

OVERVIEW

America’s Greatest Race!

The Kentucky Derby is unlike any other sporting event! With a crowd of more than 150,000 people, unparalleled history and tradition and its unique spectacle, the Kentucky Derby has been described by Forbes as one of the “Greatest Bucket-list Sporting Events” in America. Every year, on the first Saturday in May, thousands of guests gather under the Twin Spires at Churchill Downs to create lifelong memories with their friends and family.

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ITINERARY

DAY ONE
8:00 am Depart Kingston travelling westward towards the Sarnia Border and continuing on to our overnight accommodation in Findlay, Ohio.
Hotel in Findlay, Ohio
DAY TWO
  Enjoy an included breakfast before we continue to the Bluegrass State: Kentucky!
12:00 pm Arrive in Lexington and we’ll be joined by our local guide and enjoy a day of touring including a behind-the-scenes tour of Keeneland Racecourse and a tour of a signature Thoroughbred Horse Farm.
3:00 pm Check into Embassy Suites Hotel.
5:30 pm Savour a lovely dinner and drinks at a local restaurant.
9:00 pm Coach arrives back the hotel for the night.
Hotel: Embassy Suites Hotel, Lexington KY
Phone: 859-455-5000
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY THREE
9:15 am Guide arrives at Embassy Suites. We depart for our day of touring. Behind-the-gates tour of a Stallion Farm, a delicious lunch of local fare and a Tour & Tasting at Buffalo Trace Distillery
3:30 pm Return to Embassy Suites to prepare for dinner.
6:00 pm Experience local flavours with a Kentucky Proud dinner and signature local cocktails.
8:00 pm Coach returns to Embassy Suites for the night.
Hotel: Embassy Suites Hotel, Lexington KY
Phone: 859-455-5000
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY FOUR
9:00 am Guide meets group at hotel and we depart for Churchill Downs. Tickets will be passed out to guests on the coach and everyone will receive a box lunch included in approved packaging.
10:30 am Coach arrives at Churchill Downs for 1st post time. Dinner is on our own.
6:24 pm Estimated Kentucky Derby Race
8:10 pm Estimated final race.
8:45 pm Coach departs for Lexington.
10:30 pm Coach arrives back at Embassy Suites and we’ll say goodbye to our local guide.
Hotel: Embassy Suites Hotel, Lexington KY
Phone: 859-455-5000
Meals: Breakfast
DAY FIVE
  Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before we checkout and depart for Findlay, Ohio. We will overnight once again on our route home.
Hotel: TBA, Findlay, Ohio
Meals: Breakfast
DAY SIX
  We will stop briefly at the Duty Free before crossing back into Canada. We expect a mid afternoon arrival back home with plenty of fun and happy memories of our tour to the Kentucky Derby!

Meals: Breakfast

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PRICING

TOUR INCLUSIONS
  • Round trip transportation aboard a deluxe motor coach
  • 2 nights accommodations in Findlay, Ohio
  • 3 nights accommodations at the Lexington Embassy Suites
  • 3 breakfasts included at the hotel
  • Managers reception included each evening at the Lexington
  • 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Admission to Keeneland Racecourse
  • Visit to 2 different Thoroughbred Horse farms
  • Tour & tasting at a Bourbon Distillery
  • 1st Floor Grandstand Kentucky Derby seating
  • Kentucky themed “Welcome” gift bag
  • Snacks, water & soda aboard for guests on Derby Day
  • Bellman’s gratuities for 1 piece of luggage
  • Services of a Maple Leaf Tour Director & Professional Driver
  • Meal taxes, gratuities & room taxes
PRICE PER PERSON
$3,799 TAX INCL
Double
$3,599 TAX INCL
Triple
$3,499 TAX INCL
Quad
$4,799 TAX INCL
Single
Occupancy: Double (2 to a room) Triple (3 to a room) Quad (4 to a room) Single (1 to a room)
Price is listed per person including tax.
  • A deposit of $100 is required at the time of booking.
  • Balance is due 60 days prior to departure.
  • Refunds are not available within 30 days of travel

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DEPARTURES

9:00 am Depart Belleville Maple Leaf Office at 81 Millennium Parkway (parking)
8:30 am Depart Napanee Flying J Northeast Corner of the Parking Lot
8:00 am Depart Depart Kingston Shrine Club 3260 Princess Street (parking)
7:00 am Depart Gananoque HWY#2 Carpool Lot
6:30 am Depart Brockville Food Basics
5:00 am Depart Ottawa Robbies Restaurant 1531 St Laurent Blvd (parking)
5:25 am Depart Ottawa All Saints Lutheran Church 1061 Pinecrest Rd (parking)
5:55 am Depart Kemptville Stinson’s Gas Bar HWY 43

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HOTEL

Lexington Embassy Suites
Website: www.hilton.com
Address: 1801 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511, USA
Phone: +1 859-455-5000
The Embassy Suites Lexington is nestled in a beautiful setting in the heart of Kentucky’s Bluegrass Country. Centrally placed for the finest equine attractions and many of the area’s major corporate names. Lexington Bluegrass Airport is also a few minutes away. Enjoy spacious suites that feature a refrigerator, microwave, sleeper sofa, HDTVs and WiFi.

EXCURSIONS

Keeneland Racecourse
Keeneland includes the Keeneland Racecourse, a Thoroughbred horse racing facility, and a sales complex, both in Lexington, Kentucky. Keeneland was ranked #1 of the top ten tracks. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1986.
Bourbon Distillery
For more than 200 years, Kentucky’s legendary distilleries have crafted the world’s finest Bourbons, using secret recipes and a time-honored process passed down from generation to generation.
Thoroughbred Horse Farm
Experience why Kentucky is world famous! The heart and soul of Kentucky’s beautiful blue grass horse country, the homes of a breeding and racing dynasties that dominated the sport of kings during the 1940s, 1950s and beyond. Step out and enjoy a walking tour of the ivy-covered grounds of historic Keeneland Race Course, home to the planet’s most expensive horse auctions.

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BEFORE YOU GO

TRAVEL INSURANCE
Cancellation & Medical Insurance is strongly recommended for overnight tours and out of country travel. Travel Insurance is available for purchase through Maple Leaf Tours.
  • For the comfort of fellow travellers, kindly refrain from using scented products
  • Tipping for driver and escort is voluntary depending on quality of service

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