Prices Per Person
Crown Plaza Airport
- $499 Double
- $469 Triple . . . $ 449 Quad . . . $699 Single
Brown Hotel – 5 Star Package
- $689 Double
- $659 Triple . . . $639 Quad . . . $1189 Single
- January 15, 2019 $10 Per person due
- July 29, 2019 $100 pp and tentative room list
- September 15, 2019 Final Payment
- July 29, 2019 $100 Per person
- September 15, 2019 $200 Per person
- October 15, 2019 All Payments Non-Refundable
- Brown Hotel Package requires $100 Non-Refundable Deposit by January 15, 2019; all other terms are the same as the Crown Plaza policy.
ABA Members should ask for their Exclusive Rate!
Day 1 – Tuesday – Arrive Louisville – The Phantom’s Masquerade
Please schedule your group’s arrival for this afternoon. Following hotel check-in, this evening’s 6:00 pm event promises to be great fun. It is a costume party and gala dinner at Louisville’s oldest theater, the Municipal Auditorium. Masks and disguises are encouraged (not required) to build the enthusiasm and provide visual excitement. On arrival, guests will be escorted to their dinner tables located in various rooms throughout the theater. Strolling musicians, Phantom Violinists and Gypsy Dancers will provide entertainment during the meal; cash bar will be available.
At the conclusion of dinner guests enter an acoustically perfect theater. One of the most remarkable concert halls in America, it is home to the world’s largest Pilcher Pipe Organ with more than 5200 pipes, it provides a rich unequalled sound that will fill the room with the drama and passion as you watch the original 1925 silent movie “The Phantom of The Opera” starring Lon Chaney, with the theater’s Master Organist playing the original score. (D)
Day 2 – Wednesday – Local Attractions –The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular
Today’s activities are scheduled as each group planner desires, it’s an opportunity to put your own personal touch on this tour, but if you prefer we manage it all, there are optional sightseeing tours available and we are happy to add any of these into your tour package for an additional $39 per person.
Optional Tours $39
The Suburban Bourbon Trail – The most famous brands of bourbon call Kentucky home. Today, visit two suburban Louisville Distilleries and learn about the history of bourbon in Kentucky, the distillery process and enjoy a tasting.
Sluggers of Louisville – Starts with the Louisville Slugger Museum’s fascinating interactive exhibits, with a box lunch included. Then tour the Muhammad Ali Museum; it’s a truly fascinating, high tech display presenting the life of an athlete and a man of conviction.
At 5:30 pm, gather in the Crowne Plaza Ballroom for a rock n’ roll, trick-or-treat dinner show. The menu is filled with ghoulish delights, a plated meal with salad, entrée and vegetables ending with a nice slice of Jack O-Lantern Pie for dessert. Dinner is followed by an hour of live music from the costumed “Crypt-Kicker Five” who perform rock songs from the 60’s and 70’s and will have a couple of Halloween numbers ready for you.
After dinner and the first music set, all groups depart for Louisville’s Iroquois Park and stroll through the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular. Country Living magazine called it the “#1 Halloween Event in the Country” and we believe it may well be the highlight of your tour. There are 5,000 carved and illuminated pumpkins along a 1,500 foot promenade through the park. It’s a veritable light show, just imagine the flickering glow from magical displays depicting people, places and scenes, a menagerie from popular culture to old-time favorites and everything in between – all Jack O-Lanterns are completed in painstaking minute detail. The displays are accompanied by music and docents to help you along – it’s both an Artistic and Organic Halloween Gallery like you’ve never seen before.
At the conclusion of the tour, you return to the Crown Plaza where goodness gracious sakes alive, there’s more dancing tonight with “The Crypt-Kicker Five” (B,D)
Day 3 Thursday – The Headless Horseman’s Holiday Party at Churchill Downs & Kentucky Derby Museum
Today’s daylight activities are also scheduled as each group planner desires; again it’s an opportunity to put your own personal touch on the trip by adding another $39 sightseeing tour to your package or creating your own day of fun.
Optional Tours $39
Speed Art Museum & Frazier History Museum – Begin at the Frazier History Museum with many unique and historic artifacts spanning a 1,000 years of history including artifacts attributed to Daniel Boone, Theodore Roosevelt, and even Geronimo. . A boxed lunch is included here. Then visit the Speed Art Museum, Kentucky’s oldest and largest with a collection that spans 6,000 years of human creativity and brings art from around the world to all.
Indiana Cavern Cruise & Mega Cavern – Start in nearby Corydon, IN with a visit to Indiana Caverns. Here 110 feet underground you enjoy a cruise. Then ride the Louisville Mega Cavern Tram Tour that twists and turns through part of 17 miles of underground passageways beneath the city of Louisville, KY.
Tonight’s Special Event is “The Headless Horseman’s Holiday Party.” Guests will be treated to a haunted tour of Churchill Downs; where perhaps the Horseman may be riding around. This is a behind-the-scenes and beyond-reality tour. It’s like time travel to meet the spirits on the dark side of the track. You hear the legends and lore of both the supernatural and the spooktacular. Visit the Kentucky Derby Museum’s Cemetery and climb to the sixth floor of Churchill Downs (elevators available), where between the twin spires of the world’s most famous Racetrack you learn about her ghosts.
Dinner is included at food stations scattered throughout The Kentucky Derby Museum. You will find the building is uniquely decorated and filled with a variety of friendly Spirits. There will be Fortune Tellers, Gypsies, and Wicked Creatures, scattered among the exhibits. There are acrobatic ghosts and witches flying across the ceiling, plus a devilish DJ with a festive Dance Floor playing Halloween Songs and Videos – everything from “The Monster Mash,” to Bette Midler’s “Hocus Pocus” and the Rolling Stone’s “Sympathy for the Devil.”
It’s a spellbinding evening of haunting humor, laughs and lunacy, music and madness. It’s the Horseman’s annual gathering, a ghoulish, galloping, goodtime event. (B,D)
Day 4 – Departure Day
Waking this morning you pack bags, fist bump your roommate, and shout, “I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghosts” before traveling home. (B)