Kentucky Derby & Churchill Downs

Lexington, Kentucky, United States
3 Nights
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About Your Trip

  • Culinary

  • Platinum Experiences

  • Sporting Events

This DreamTrip takes you on the ride of a lifetime, giving you an exclusive sneak peek into “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.” Tour a Kentucky racehorse farm and a local distillery, where you’ll taste hand-crafted bourbon straight from the source.

What we love:

• Churchill Downs has hosted the Kentucky Derby – affectionately deemed America’s greatest race – since 1875. 
• Sipping mint juleps and watching 20 of the country’s fastest horses race toward the finish line. 
• The tradition of wearing fancy hats, corsages, gloves and dresses began in the 1920s and is still observed today.
What's Included
Your DreamTrip includes 4 days and 3 nights in Lexington, Kentucky, as well as:
• Admission to the Kentucky Derby race; includes covered grandstand tickets (sections 225-228) (bleacher style seating) and transportation.
• Horse Country and distillery tour.
• Welcome reception and bourbon-tasting.
• Complimentary access to the indoor pool and fitness facilities at the hotel.
• An In-destination Support team member will be provided on this trip. Their goal is to ensure you have a great DreamTrips™ experience from landing to liftoff. They host a welcome reception on arrival day, attend scheduled activities throughout the trip, notify the group of itinerary updates and more.



Transportation

Airfare is not included in the trip price! The closest commercial airport to the hotel is Lexington Bluegrass International Airport (LEX), approximately 5.5 miles away. We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for any trip.

Airport Transfers

Round-trip airport transfers are included and are being handled by the hotel. To arrange your airport transfers, please contact the hotel at (859) 253-1234 upon arrival at the airport and they will instruct you as to how to meet your shuttle driver.



This trip will close by April 22.
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Hotel Details

A short walk from the beautiful University of Kentucky campus, the Hyatt Regency Lexington Hotel is a spacious retreat for relaxation and exploration. Lexington’s location on the Bourbon Trail provides ample access to local breweries, distilleries and tasting rooms. The hotel’s on-site BlueFire Bar & Grill features high-end classics and hand-picked ingredients. With over 70 additional restaurants within walking distance, you’ll never run out of things to try. 

Hotel features:

• On-site BlueFire Bar & Grill and room service.
• Indoor heated pool.
• 24-hour fitness center.
• Complimentary airport shuttle.
• Outdoor sun deck.
• Complimentary self parking.

Standard Room accommodations with:

• 1 king bed or 2 queen beds.
• Maximum occupancy 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.
• Spa-like bathrooms.
• Mini-fridge.
• Complimentary Wi-Fi.
• Coffee and tea maker featuring Starbucks® blends.
• Hair dryer.

Check-in: 4 p.m.
Checkout: 11 a.m.
Minimum check-in age is 21.

Hyatt Regency Lexington
401 West High Street
Lexington, Kentucky 40507, United States

Pricing for children for this hotel may differ from (and be greater than) pricing for adults. Click BOOK IT to check. If the pricing for children differs from the pricing for adults, refer to the Policies section for further details.

By booking this DreamTrip I understand that the hotel may request a credit card upon check-in. The hotel may request the credit card in order to: a) place a monetary hold of US$50-200; or b) hold for incidental, security or other charges. By booking, I acknowledge having received notice of this potential charge and accept that Rovia™ recommends a credit card rather than a debit or bank card be used in the event the hotel requests the card. I understand that any such request made by the hotel is outside of the control of WorldVentures™ and Rovia and is strictly a hotel policy. Should I have questions concerning the hotel’s policy, I accept responsibility for contacting the hotel independent of Rovia or WorldVentures.



  • Destination
    Lexington is in the heart of Kentucky’s Bluegrass Region, a rolling expanse of pastures characterized by scenic panoramic views. Your trip will take you to Louisville, Kentucky, the “horse capital of the world” and home to the prestigious Kentucky Derby for more than 140 years.
  • Platinum Inclusions
    On this DreamTrip to Lexington, Kentucky, Platinum Members will be treated to a bottle of bourbon in their room on the night of arrival.
  • Itinerary

    Day 1

    Check into the hotel at any time after 4 p.m.
    2-6 p.m.: Visit the welcome table in the hotel lobby.
    7-8 p.m.: Welcome reception and bourbon-tasting.

    Day 2

    10 a.m.: Depart for horse country & distillery tour.
    3 p.m.:  Return to hotel.

    Day 3

    7 a.m.: Depart for Churchill Downs.
    10:30 a.m.: (Approximate) first race begins.
    Transportation returns no later than 1 hour after the Kentucky Derby race concludes.*
    *The Derby race is NOT the last race of the evening.

    Day 4

    Check out of the hotel by 11 a.m.

    Itinerary subject to change.


  • Additional Information
    Pricing for children for this hotel may differ from (and be greater than) pricing for adults. Click BOOK IT to check. If the pricing for children differs from the pricing for adults, refer to the Policies section for further details.  

    Please contact Travel Support if you have special requests regarding bedding, meals or medical needs, or any other questions about this trip.

    Please note: At the time of booking, you will see a page with your order number and trip cost. This is your confirmation. Please retain and bring this information with you on your trip.

    Gratuities are not included. We suggest US$3 per day for housekeeping, and US$10 per room for porterage.

    The minimum age to consume alcohol on this trip is 21 years. Age is determined at the time of travel.



    Kentucky Derby:
    • This is an outdoor event and is subject to the elements. Please note that your seats are under the cover of a roof, but will not be enclosed or climate controlled.
    • Your ticket is for bleacher-style seating in the grandstands on the 1st floor.
    • Ticket upgrades are available. If you are interested in receiving information about a ticket upgrade, please make a note in the "additional comments" section of your booking.
    • Tickets may not be resold.
    • We guarantee a maximum of 4 tickets together. You are guaranteed to sit with the other guests in your booking party; however, you may not be seated with other DreamTrips Members.
    • This event requires extensive walking and is not recommended for those with mobility issues. Please consult with your doctor prior to booking travel if you plan to participate in this activity.

  • Policies

    Cancellation Policy*: Once booked, this trip is non-refundable, non-exchangeable and non-transferable. No cancellation or amendment is allowed.

    *This cancellation policy is subject to rules and regulations in applicable jurisdictions in which our travel supplier is based. Therefore, in the event of conflict between the cancellation policy displayed here and cancellation terms in supplier booking terms, the provisions of the booking terms will prevail.


    Name Change Policy: If you change any name(s) on your booking 31 days or more before the start date of your trip, there will be no fee for the name change(s). If you change any name(s) on your booking 30 days before the start date of your trip, you’ll be charged a fee of US$50 per name change. Name changes are not permitted within 30 days of the start date of your trip.

    Members can’t combine DreamTrips Points. Your membership level determines the maximum amount of DreamTrips Points you can use. If you have more than 50 Rovia Bucks, you can apply them in the checkout process.

    In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value.

    Make sure that your passport and visa, if applicable, are up-to-date before you leave! It’s important to double check that you have all the identification and other documentation required by the specific country you’re traveling to. In many countries, passports and visas must be valid for 6 months or longer after the trip end date. If you are unable to obtain the required identification and other documentation, the Cancellation Policy for this DreamTrip will apply.

    Make sure that you request a name change or room change at least 31 or more days before the 1st day of your trip. Due to contractual supplier policies, we may not be able to confirm requested name or room changes to existing bookings for trips that are scheduled to travel within 30 days of your request.

    Each individual, including each child, who is coming along with you on your DreamTrip is required to have a booking prior to the commencement of the trip. If you do not book and pay for each such person in advance of the trip, you will be charged the hotel’s then-current rate, not the trip price, for each such person at the time of your check-in.

    Pricing for children is based on their age at the time of travel and may be subject to additional terms and conditions of individual hotels and all-inclusive resorts. Also, pricing for children can vary, and may be higher than pricing for adults. Therefore, before you book any travel, please check the relevant hotel or resort website for applicable terms and conditions as well as details regarding their pricing structure.

    Pricing shown is for each person, and is based on 2 adults per room.

    Please don’t consider your change requests official until you receive a confirmation email from us.



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