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Experience this popular and beloved sporting event with our 2023 Kentucky Derby packages.
We’ll design a personalized itinerary just for you with first-class Louisville hotels along with your preferred tickets for the Derby, as well as 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 sports 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 2023 and cross this exciting event off your bucket list. Complete 2023 Kentucky Derby packages available from $4,175 per person (based on double occupancy).
2023 Kentucky Derby Package Pricing
|Custom Packages from||$4,175|
|Luxury Packages||Request a Custom Quote|
|Hotels||21C Museum Hotel|
|The Brown Hotel|
|The Galt House Hotel|
Nestled in historic downtown Louisville, this unique property is an art gallery as well as a multiple award winning boutique property. 21C has plenty to offer guests: the award-winning restaurant, Proof on Main, is a local favorite; the spa will knead your troubles away; and the rooms, which were designed by renowned architect Deborah Berke, are a sanctuary of art amid spacious rooms with high ceilings and large windows. Come, explore, experience.
"One of Louisville's most treasured landmark hotels, enjoy luxury and opulence in the heart of Louisville"
When yearning for grace and grandeur, The Brown Hotel satisfies. Since being restored to its classic, English Renaissance opulence, The Brown Hotel has been one of Louisville’s most treasured landmark luxury hotels. The AAA Four Diamond rating is evident upon first entering the two story lobby with hand-painted coffered ceiling, Botticino marble flooring, finely carved mahogany furnishings and Palladian-style windows. With its genteel Southern charm and ornate finery, the hotel offers the comforts of home in an environment of sophistication and grace.
2023 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|
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|Expert pre-trip travel planning & concierge|
services of the Roadtrips At-Your-Service Team
|All taxes and service charges|
There are numerous optional add-ons and possibilities you may want to consider adding to your Kentucky Derby Experience. From exclusive parties to spa treatments or dinner reservations, it is your experience to customize. Optional add-ons and possibilities include:
• 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
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:
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.
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.
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.
This brand new hospitality experience provides a luxe contemporary atmosphere located in the homestretch of Churchill Downs. The Homestretch Club is an ideal place to retreat to between races, with a variety of upscale seating and dining options, available for groups of 2 to 12 people. All seats in the Homestretch Club offer prime views of the homestretch, as well as the big board and the Winner’s Circle.
Thursday, May 4 Enjoy breakfast at your leisure in The Brown Hotel’s J. Graham’s Café before meeting
your guide for a tour of spectacular Kentucky Horse Country. Kentucky is home to
hundreds of working thoroughbred horse farms covering miles of the stunningly
beautiful Kentucky countryside. You will have the opportunity to get up close to the
amazing horses, speak to the grooms that care for some of the world’s most valuable
horses, and get insight into what goes into developing a Triple Crown hopeful.
After you’ve rested up from your Horse Country tour, you’ll be treated to a wonderful
Italian dinner at Vincenzo’s. Located just a few blocks from your hotel, Vincenzo’s has
been serving up authentic Italian cuisine for over 35 years and boasts a long list of
Friday, May 5, 2023
After breakfast, your chauffeur will meet you in the hotel lobby and transport you to the
historic Churchill Downs for today’s Kentucky Oaks. The Kentucky Oaks features some
of the world’s best three-year-old fillies, and has been run since its founding with the
Derby by Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr., the grandson of William Clark of the Lewis and
Clark expedition, in 1875. Along with the competition on the track, today, ladies of all
ages are invited to enter a competition of another kind, the Kentucky Oaks Fashion
Contest. Participants walk the “Pink Carpet”, showcasing their finest attire, but if you’re hoping to snag the win, be sure to wear the Kentucky Oaks official color, pink, in
recognition of the Oaks’ official flower, the stargazer lily.
Once you arrive at the track, make your way to Millionaires Row and your premium
seating. You will be able to enjoy the day’s races from a luxurious, climate-controlled
environment with expansive views of the track so you don’t miss one second of races.
Once you are ready to depart Churchill Downs, your chauffeur will be ready and waiting
to return you to your hotel to get ready for this evening’s exclusive Barnstable Brown Party.
Louisville’s quintessential Derby Eve party, the Barnstable Brown Party has been held on
the eve of the “Run for the Roses” for over two decades. Each year, this black-tie gala
is attended by some of the world’s brightest film, television, music, fashion, and sports
stars, and you will be there to see it all. Your chauffeur will take you to the Barnstable’s
famous mansion for this evening’s party, and once you’ve had your fill of this evening’s
festivities, will return you to your hotel.
Saturday, May 6, 2023
Today is the day to don those fabulous hats and seersucker suits in preparation for this
year’s Kentucky Derby. The Kentucky Derby pits some of the world’s best thoroughbreds
against each other in the race for the first jewel in the Triple Crown series. When you’re
ready, your chauffeur will meet you in the lobby of the hotel for transportation to
Churchill Downs. Once you arrive at the track, make your way again to your premium
seats in Millionaires Row. Enjoy evaluating the field for your favorite to win the Kentucky
It's guaranteed to be a wonderful time so we hope you join us. Call Waldron Travel at 888-306-2211 to plan your customized travel bookings.