Project Description

Overview

KENTUCKY

“The Heart of Bourbon, Derby & Bluegrass”

September 19 – 26, 2018

8- Day Tour

Known as the Bluegrass state, Kentucky is part of the Appalachian region and borders  seven states.  It is commonly known for its Bluegrass, Horse Farms, the Kentucky Derby and of course the famous Bourbon Trail.  Every year since 1875 the Kentucky Derby is held.  It is the oldest continuously held horse race in the entire USA.

Thoroughbred Horse farms, and the Bourbon Trail Featuring a two-night stay in Lexington and a three-night stay in Louisville Kentucky, you get to experience the heart of these locations in depth.

The majestic mountains, multimillion-dollar horse farming operations, picturesque landscapes, a day at the Derby, a life-sized Noah’s Arc to the Bourbon taste trail, makes this a fascinating journey.  This Kentucky adventure has a little something for everyone!

Itinerary Details

Day 1

We leave Canada today via the Ivy Lea boarder at Gananoque.  Your first overnight will be in Chambersburg Pennsylvania.

Day 2 & 3

Travelling to Lexington Kentucky on day two, you will journey through the Spectacular Blue Ridge Mountain range of West Virginia.  The charming Campbell House in Lexington will be your destination for the next two nights.  Highlights while in Lexington will be a tour of Guided Tour of Lexington and a Thoroughbred Horse Farm Tour.

Day 4 – 6

Heading North West from Lexington, we arrive in Louisville, KY.  The historic Seelbach Hotel is our home away from home for a three-night stay.  Louisville is a vibrant city with many attributes, one of which being the home of the Kentucky Derby.  While in Louisville, you will have a guided tour, a tour and tasting at a Bourbon Distillery, and a visit to the Slugger Museum.  Dust off your vintage hats and prepare for a Day at the Derby!  You will visit the Kentucky Derby Museum, learn the tricks of Horse betting and how to pick a winner, and join the excitement of a live race.  There will be ample time in Louisville to explore personal interests such as the Muhammad Ali Center and the Frazier History Museum.

Day 7

Departing Louisville, we travel the short distance North to Williamstown.  Here we will spend the morning at the Ark Encounter.  This fascinating site opened in July 2016. It is a full-size Noah’s Ark, built according to the dimensions given in the Bible. Spanning 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high. Early afternoon we begin our travel further North to our overnight destination, Cleveland Ohio.

Day 8

We cross the northern eastern part of Ohio and Pennsylvania today making our way back to Ontario and home.

Inclusions and Costs

  • Transportation via Deluxe Motorcoach
  • 7 Nights’ Hotel Accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • 4 Dinners & 2 Lunches
  • All Inclusions as noted in bold
  • Luggage handling
  • All Applicable Taxes & Gratuities on Inclusions
  • Cancellation & Trip Interruption Insurance *
  • Jolly Tour Director

* Surcharge may apply to upper age groups

Cost Per Person

  • Double   $ 2,499
  • Triple     $ 2,279
  • Quad      $ 2,169
  • Single    $ 3,239

Deposit $550 pp upon registration.

 

Credit Louisville CVB