Experience the Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports!
Had some of the best seats in the house for the most exciting two minutes in sports!
Thomas R. McKinney, NC
So much more than a horse race, the original springtime sports party of extravagance, tradition and celebrity -- it's the 2013 Kentucky Derby! Whatever your reason for attending, whether it be the star sightings, the intricacies of the fashion, the refreshing mint julep or all of the above, the Derby is unlike any sporting event in the world! Every year in attendance are some of the biggest names in Hollywood, as well as the music and sports world, as everyone who's everyone descends upon Churchill Downs and the historic Twin Spires for the Run for the Roses!
Customize your 2013 Kentucky Derby experience by contacting one of our sports travel experts at 1-800-465-1765 or submitting a Custom Trip Quote.
2013 Kentucky Derby Standard Travel Packages Include:
- Reserved seating to the 139th Kentucky Derby (Saturday)
- Four days, three nights first class accommodations in Louisville
- Transportation passes for roundtrip Churchill Downs transfers (downtown hotels)
- Arrival reception with hors d'oeuvres and cocktails (Thursday, Galt House packages only)
- Reserved chair seating for the Pegasus Parade
- Commemorative gift package
- Roadtrips custom ticket holder and lanyard
- Roadtrips onsite host team and hospitality desk
- All taxes and service charges
- Expert travel and concierge services of the Roadtrips At-Your-Service Desk™
Optional Add-Ons and Possibilities:
- Reserved seat for the Kentucky Oaks; including roundtrip transfers (Friday)
- Private sedan roundtrip event transfers with parking pass
- Multi-course dinner for two at Rivue (Galt House Hotel)
- Kentucky Bourbon Trail tour
- Horse Country tour
- Belle of Louisville - sightseeing river cruise (option: with buffet dinner)
- Extra nights
- Suites and room upgrades
- Rounds of golf or spa treatments
- Private transfers (sedan, limousine, luxury motor coach)
- Airfare (economy, first class, private jet)
Complete 2013 Kentucky Derby Travel Packages available from $2,695 (based on double occupancy).
Your Accommodations at the 2013 Kentucky Derby
21c Museum Hotel | The Brown Hotel | Galt House Hotel | Holiday Inn Louisville Airport
Our experienced Product Development Team meticulously researches first class hotels so you don’t have to! Our distinctive accommodations are chosen for their excellent service, great value, amazing amenities, and convenient location.
21c Museum Hotel
700 West Main Street Louisville, Kentucky
Born out of the desire to merge contemporary art into the everyday, 21c is redefining luxury boutique hotels. Nestled in historic downtown Louisville, it's an art gallery as well as a Condé Nast rated Top Ten Hotel in the World. The award-winning restaurant, Proof on Main, was named one of Esquire magazine's Best New Restaurants; the spa will knead your troubles away; the rooms, which were designed by renowned architect Deborah Berke, are a sanctuary of art amid spacious rooms with high ceilings and large windows. Come, explore, experience.
- Located downtown on Museum Row
- Voted #1 Hotel in the US and #6 in the World by Condé Nast Readers
- Spa and fitness center; award-winning dining
- Many rooms feature original exposed brick walls
The Brown Hotel
335 West Broadway, Louisville, Kentucky
When yearning for grace and grandeur, The Brown Hotel satisfies. Since being restored to its classic, English Renaissance opulence, The Brown Hotel has been one of Louisville’s most treasured landmark luxury hotels. The AAA Four Diamond rating is evident upon first entering the two story lobby with hand-painted coffered ceiling, Botticino marble flooring, finely carved mahogany furnishings and Palladian-style windows. With its genteel Southern charm and ornate finery, the hotel offers the comforts of home in an environment of sophistication and grace.
- Primely located in the theater district of downtown Louisville; five miles from the airport
- AAA Four Diamond Luxury Hotel; the onsite English Grill has been voted "Louisville's Best Restaurant"
- 24-hour fitness center; complimentary transportation to downtown and airport; and three fine options for dining
- Five-inch pillow top Dreamland feather bed
Galt House Hotel
140 North Fourth Street, Louisville, Kentucky
The Galt House is a name long associated with the gracious Southern hospitality and style that’s made Louisville famous. The largest hotel in Kentucky and the only one on the Ohio River in Louisville, the Galt House boasts 25 stories and 1300 newly renovated rooms. The 10,000-square-foot conservatory is three stories in height and features a café, cocktail lounge, gathering area and aviary. The newly constructed Skywalk connects the Galt House guests to the rest of the downtown Louisville sky-bridge system so you’ll never feel disconnected; and while here, be sure to visit the onsite Jockey Silks Bourbon Bar which was voted one of Whisky Magazine's "Best Bourbon Bars in the World!"
- Located in the heart of Louisville; seven miles from airport
- Awarded 2012 Visionary Award
- Award-winning restaurant and lounge options
- Roof-top fitness center, outdoor pool, revolving restaurant
Holiday Inn Louisville Airport - Fair/Expo
447 Farmington Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky
The newly renovated Holiday Inn is conveniently close to the airport and within walking distance of Churchill Downs. Guest rooms are roomy and offer everything necessary to feel at home including a coffee maker, high-speed Internet access and complimentary newspaper delivery to your door daily. Guests will also enjoy the indoor pool, fitness center, and onsite restaurant and lounge.
- Less than a mile from Louisville International Airport; approximately one mile away from Churchill Downs
- Kem’s Café & Lounge; indoor pool; 24-hour fitness center
- Newly renovated rooms equipped with high-speed Internet and 32-inch, LCD HDTVs
Seating of Your Choice at Churchill Downs!
Your package includes preferred seating to the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. Tickets to the Kentucky Oaks, which occurs on Friday, are optional. An important part of the Derby experience to consider is where you'll be sitting. With Grandstand seating you'll be provided with a view of the action as the horses round the final turn, speed past your position and cross the finish line. Clubhouse seating brings you closer to the action and allows you to enjoy a slightly more prestigious atmosphere, and up above, from Millionaire's Row, you'll be rubbing elbows with the who's who and enjoying the race from a luxurious, climate-controlled environment. Higher seats are generally regarded as superior as they provide a better perspective of the race and allow you to see the action on the back stretch of the race course. The higher the seats the better!
Your tickets will be located in your choice of the following seating categories:
1st Floor Grandstand
- Sections 126-128
1st Floor Grandstand
- Sections 123-125
1st Floor Grandstand
- Sections 119-122
- Sections 221-223
3rd Floor Grandstand
- Sections 322-325
1st Floor Clubhouse
- Sections 115-119
- Sections 218-220
3rd Floor Clubhouse
- Sections 313-315 / 318-320
3rd Floor Clubhouse Finish Line
- Sections 316-317
- 4th Floor or 6th Floor
Kentucky Bourbon Trail Tour
America's only native spirit is waiting for your visit! Visit "Bourbon Country" for an unforgettable experience. Included is a tour of two working distilleries, a tasting, and time in the gift shops. We take two routes along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail: East and South.
Horse Country Tour
Central Kentucky is home to more than 450 working thoroughbred horse farms. These farms cover miles of beautiful rolling hills in the heart of our Bluegrass Region. You will meet the grooms that care for these most valuable of horses.
Belle of Louisville - Sightseeing River Cruise
Join us on the Spirit of Jefferson, a charming diesel-powered riverboat that reminds us of a bygone era, for a two hour river cruise, departing from the riverfront about two blocks from the Galt House. Buffet dinner optional.
The perfect addition to your Kentucky Derby experience, the Kentucky Oaks is the Friday before the Derby and such an institution that school's in the area declare the day a holiday! The traditions, the parade, the fashion -- you'll find it all here!
Private Sedan Transfers
Private sedan airport transfers.
Private sedan roundtrip event transfers with parking pass.
Taste of Derby
Experience an evening of exquisite cuisine as you kick off your Kentucky Derby weekend in style! Mingle with the celebrities of racing while you embrace and celebrate the event and its one of a kind style. Nationally renowned chefs will serve you samples of their signature dishes, paired with delectable wines, from popular horse-racing destinations across the country. The extraordinary evening will be topped off with the Nashville-based band Burning Las Vegas.
Barnstable Brown Party
Louisville's quintessential Derby Eve party: The Barnstable Brown Party. For two and a half decades, the night before the "Run for the Roses" has brought together the brightest stars from the worlds of film, television, music, fashion and sports at this black-tie gala to raise money for programs supporting diabetes research, treatment and education, for the University of Kentucky. Hosted by the famed 'Doublemint Twins,' the Barnstable Brown gala is a family affair that's hosted hundreds of Hollywood luminaries of the decades!
Night of …
One Race, One Winner, One Party. Walk the red carpet, dance the night away amidst the Galt House's Grand Ballroom, and rub elbows with celebrity jockeys with the very same band that played for the President's inauguration. Tickets for this fabulous and timeless event include hors d'oeuvres, limitless libations and the finest gourmet dining imaginable, while proceeds benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockey's Fund, Inc.
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2013 Kentucky Derby Standard Travel Package Rates
|Holiday Inn Louisville Airport
|The Brown Hotel
|The Brown Hotel
||Club Deluxe Room
|The Brown Hotel
||Club Luxury Room
|21c Museum Hotel
|Contact our sports travel experts for your custom trip quote.
|*Rates are per person in USD. A 25% deposit will hold your spot. The balance will not be due until two months prior to departure. Rates include all local and state taxes.
|Child Occupancy Rates:
||Deduct 20% for up to two children under 17 years of age (when accompanied by two full fare adults).
||Deduct 5% for all three room occupants.
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