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Custom VIP 2022 Kentucky Derby Packages

Experience this popular and beloved sporting event with our 2022 Kentucky Derby packages. We’ll design a personalized itinerary just for you with first-class Louisville hotels, your preferred tickets for the Derby, options for premium viewing and race hospitality, event day transfers and more, complete with attentive service from our on-site host team. You can further customize your travel package with tickets to additional events, fascinating tours, and a number of other options to complete your ideal itinerary.

Kentucky Derby weekend offers so much more than just the race itself. From the horses to the unique fashions to the celebrity sightings, it really is an experience like no other. The impressive Derby crowd includes some of the biggest names in sport and entertainment, as everyone who’s anyone descends upon the Twin Spires for the famed Run for the Roses.

Join us at Derby weekend in 2022 and cross this exciting event off your bucket list. Complete 2022 Kentucky Derby packages available from $4,025 per person (based on double occupancy).

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Hotels 21C Museum Hotel
The Brown Hotel
The Galt House Hotel
Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Expo Center
Package FeaturesOn-site Hosts
VIP Hospitality Options
Pre-Travel Concierge Services
Transportation passes for roundtrip Churchill Downs transfers (downtown hotels)
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2022 Kentucky Derby Package Inclusions:

Reserved seating at the 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) Commemorative gift package Sunday farewell brunch (Brown Hotel only)
Personalized itinerary Roadtrips onsite host team Roadtrips custom ticket holder and lanyard
Expert pre-trip travel planning & concierge services of the Roadtrips At-Your-Service Team All taxes and service charges

Additional options and possibilities:

  • Reserved seat for the Kentucky Oaks including roundtrip transfers (Friday)
  • Multi-course dinner for two at Swizzle in the Galt House Hotel
  • Private sedan roundtrip transfer between hotel and Churchill Downs
  • Private sedan airport transfers
  • Mint Julep Sunset Social tickets (Thursday)
  • Taste of Derby Gala Dinner (Thursday)
  • Kentucky Bourbon Trail Tour
  • Horse Country Tour
  • Best of Kentucky Tour
  • Extra nights and/or room upgrades
  • Rounds of golf or spa treatments
  • Airfare (economy, first class, private jet)

2022 Kentucky Derby Tickets 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 Millionaires 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 (122-128) - Bleacher seats
Grandstand Mezzanine (222-223) - Bleacher seats, Rows K & up are under cover
3rd Floor Grandstand (322-325) - Chair back seats, Rows D & up are under cover
1st Floor Clubhouse (115-117) - Chair back seats, Rows G & up are under cover
Clubhouse Mezzanine (218-220) - Chair back seats - Rows C & up are under cover
3rd Floor Clubhouse (313-315/318-320) - Chair back seats, Rows D & up are under cover
3rd Floor Clubhouse Finish Line (316-317) - Chair back seats, Rows D & up are under cover


Premium Kentucky Derby Viewing Options

Want to take your Kentucky Derby experience to a whole new level? Then you’ll want to check out our premium viewing options below.

Millionaires Row
Located on the 4th and 6th Floor, the prestigious Millionaires Row offers premium indoor dining room seating (tables of 8) that offers fantastic views of the full track including the finish line. This full service option also includes a cash bar, a gourmet buffet, private wagering stations and CCTV coverage.

Derby Room
The exclusive Derby Room offers premium indoor dining room seating at tables of four or eight, with phenomenal views of the track from the venue’s private balcony. The Derby Room offers all the same amenities as Millionaires Row with the added bonus of a premium open bar.

Finish Line Suites Balcony
Unlike the other premium viewing options, The Finish Line Suites Balcony offers outdoor seating in tables of four, six, or eight. This full service hospitality venue offers phenomenal unobstructed views of the paddock area and finish line, a premium open bar, gourmet food, private wagering stations and CCTV coverage.

Stakes Room
With spectacular views of the track, the paddock, and the famous Twin Spires, the Stakes Room offers premium indoor dining room seating in tables of four, six or eight. Its extensive amenity list includes a premium option bar, gourmet buffet, private wagering stations, CCTV coverage and celebrity appearances.

Kentucky Derby Schedule

Kentucky Derby weekend is packed with fun activities and social events in addition to the racing. To help you get the most out of your Kentucky Derby experience, we’ve detailed some of the weekend’s highlights below.

Thursday, May 5

Thurby, the official start of Derby weekend takes place at Churchill Downs. Featuring racing, live music, and, of course, bourbon, Thurby is not only a whole lot of fun, it’s a great time to explore Churchill Downs while the crowds are typically smaller than they are on Friday and Saturday. Thurby runs from late morning to early evening.

Thursday evening offers a couple of great social events. The Mint Julep Sunset Social includes a memorable farm-to-table dinner at the picturesque Hermitage Farm, preceded by a tour of the gorgeous property. For something a little more upscale, Taste of Derby allows guests to mingle with horse racing VIPs while enjoying incredible regional dishes prepared by nationally renowned chefs, with live music to cap off the evening.

Friday, May 6

Friday is a big day in Louisville. The day begins with the Kentucky Oaks, the premier horse race for 3-year-old fillies. The gates at Churchill Downs open mid-morning and there are races all day until early evening. The day is a celebration of racing, fundraising for women’s health issues, and fashion. Speaking of which, the event includes a fashion contest if you’re so inclined. The color of the day is pink, so be sure to include as much of it as possible when planning your outfit for the event.

In the evening, join celebrities and other VVIPs at the hottest party of the weekend: The Barnstable Brown Gala. This exclusive black-tie gala is the place to be seen on Derby eve. It’s been dubbed as one of the top 10 parties in the world by Condé Nast and each year it attracts some of the biggest names in film, sport, and music.

Saturday, May 7

Saturday is the day all of this has been leading up to: the Kentucky Derby. Plan to spend a full day at Churchill Downs enjoying the racing and taking in the electric atmosphere. The racing begins mid-morning and keeps going until well into the evening. The main event usually takes place between 6:00 and 7:00 pm, with pre- and post-race ceremonies bookending the race itself.

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