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Kentucky Derby

Experience the glamour and excitement of "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports" with a visit to the annual Kentucky Derby. Held on the first Saturday of every May, this "Run for the Roses" is the first leg of Thoroughbred racing's prestigious Triple Crown. While in Louisville, enjoy Derby parades and join the festivities before proceeding to Churchill Downs for the main event. With a mint julep in hand, cheer your favorite horse to the finish line and see the champion crowned in the Winner's Circle. Head to the Kentucky Derby Museum to learn more about the Derby's history -- the museum chronicles past events with more than 20,000 collectible items and artifacts.

Along with entertainment, sightseeing and tickets to the Kentucky Derby, accommodations, many meals and transportation are also included in the price of your vacation.

Trips are rated according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered. The vacations below are categorized according to the industry rating scale (budget, first class and deluxe). Click any vacation name for the itinerary, dates and prices.

Vacation Name Days Starts In Ends In Travel Style Company Quality*  

Kentucky Derby - U.S. (Continental)
Run for the Roses: The Kentucky Derby Bluegrass Country 5 Lexington, KY  Lexington, KY  Escorted Tauck Deluxe Dates and Prices
Run for the Roses: The Kentucky Derby Thoroughbred World 5 Lexington, KY  Lexington, KY  Escorted Tauck Deluxe Dates and Prices

* Key to Quality Ratings

These vacations are classified according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered.

Budget = Budget vacations that typically range from $50 to $200 per person, per day, plus airfare.
First Class = First class vacations that typically range from $80 to $350 per person, per day, plus airfare.
Deluxe = Deluxe vacations that typically range from $200 to $650 per person, per day, plus airfare.

** The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.