Kentucky Derby Sportsman

At French Lick Springs Resort

4 Days  |  May 2-5, 2019

Starting At $1,495
There was overwhelming demand for our 2019 “Derby Spectacular” and it Sold Out very early. To satisfy the Waiting List we have created a new tour “The Derby Sportsman” It differs significantly from the original which is filled with horses and bourbon tours. This is a luxury resort package with Golf, Spa and fine dining – but it still includes a Derby Dinner Party and Show, as well as our great Reserved Seats at Churchill Downs. For 2019 this is your last chance to dress-up and see “The Run for The Roses.”

Kentucky Derby Sportsman

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  • Kentucky Derby Reserved Seats
  • Thursday Arrival Dinner & Casino Gaming
  • Friday Night Derby Dinner Party
    • Featuring Hot Browns & Derby Pie
    • And Live Musical Entertainment
  • Free Day on Friday for Resort Activities
  • $100 Resort Gift Card good toward:
    • Spa Treatments
    • A Round of Golf
    • Also Good in most Resort Shops
  • Three Nights Luxury Lodging
    • At French Lick Springs Resort
  • Three Hotel Breakfasts
  • Two Dinners
  • All Taxes & Tips on these Services
  • Churchill Downs VIP Fast Access Pass
  • Derby Motorcoach Parking
  • One Free (Double) with Every 16 Paid

Per Person, Net Pricing:

$1,495 Double . . .  $1,395 Triple . . . $1,295 Quad . . . $1,995 Single

First Level Kentucky Derby Seats are Sold Out

2nd Level Bleacher Seats (Under Cover) are an additional $300

Deposit Schedule:

  • $200 per person due on Sept 1, 2018
  • $350 per person due Jan 7, 2019
  • All deposits and payments are non-refundable.
  • Final Payment due March 1, 2019.

Motorcoach Transportation and Professional Tour Managers are available .

Day 1 – Arrive – French Lick Springs Resort

At the end of this days’ travel you are amongst the hills of Indiana’s Hoosier National Forest, less than 70 miles from Louisville. Your accommodations are at the Four-Star award-winning French Lick Resort.  Following check-in your group has the evening to enjoy a buffet dinner in the Casino.

The balance of the evening is free time to get your game on at the French Lick Casino, a 51,000-square-foot gaming facility all on one floor with soaring 27-foot ceilings. On the gaming floor, you can play to win big jackpots on slot machines or a progressive jackpot at our table games. You’ll find live-action blackjack, roulette and craps and other table games, a luxurious high-limit room and Indiana’s largest non-smoking room.

During your stay every one of your travelers will have a $100 Resort Gift Card they can use on the course, in the spa, or in resort gift shops.


Day 2 – French Lick Springs Resort – Spa & Sports – Derby Dinner Party

This a completely free day in which to enjoy the many amenities here at the French Lick Resort.  There are three challenging golf courses.  The Pete Dye Course was voted No. 1 Course in Indiana by GolfWeek’s Best You Can Play for the sixth year in a row. Likewise, The Donald Ross Course has received No. 2 Course in Indiana, GolfWeek’s Best You Can Play annually since 2011. Voted Best Hotel in Indiana by Travel & Leisure Magazine.

A full day to experience Old World opulence amid modern comforts served with Midwestern charm.  The Spa at French Lick offers the best in classic American sophistication and leisure, tranquility is redefined in this 27,000 sq. ft. Spa Enjoy décor and treatments that are inspired by the great spas throughout the United States.

Also included today is our Derby Dinner Party, feel free to preview your hats, and outfits for tomorrow’s big race at Churchill Downs.  The dinner is a plated meal with a Kentucky Hot Brown, Derby Pie, etc.

This is followed by an evening of live entertainment (tba).

Day 3 – Saturday –  The Kentucky Derby

This morning you board your bus for the 70 mile drive to Churchill Downs.  This is the highlight of your trip. You have a VIP Fast Access Pass to Churchill Downs and 2nd Level Grandstand Seats (under cover).   You will be at The Derby all day, enjoy crowd watching, sample a mint julep and place a few bets. This is one of the world’s greatest and most celebrated sporting events, “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports” and you are on hand to experience it all.

This is the reason your travelers buy the trip. The Kentucky Derby is America’s most extravagant springtime sports party, and one of our most celebrated events. While there is a horse race at the heart of this spectacle, there are many other intriguing aspects within this Louisville tradition. It is a festival and fashion show, it’s a Race and Mint Juleps; and it’s about horses and it’s about time you see it.

Also included in US Tours Service is premium motorcoach parking, but it is still a long walk. Depending on where your seats are inside Churchill Downs you may walk close to a mile. (B)

Note:  Your patrons absolutely must be capable of walking in order to enjoy this tour.

Day 4 Sunday – Departure Day

This morning, with hat boxes and suitcases loaded, your group departs for home with another event checked off the Bucket List. (B)


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