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Bourbon, Boats and the Backstretch
Featuring Distilleries, Churchill Downs and The Ark Encounter
 5 Days • 7 Meals

Motorcoach Holiday

Come enjoy Kentucky’s “Unbridled Spirit” on an exciting holiday filled with racing horses, tasty bourbons and the massive Ark Encounter, the largest wooden structure in the nation.

 Highlights
  • Free home or local pickup and return
  • 7 Meals: 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners
  • Spend four nights in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Welcome dinner at Bourbons Bistro with an included “Bourbon 101” whiskey tasting
  • Backstretch Breakfast at the Derby Museum including The Greatest Race film and Historic Walking Tour of Churchill Downs
  • Tour the Frazier History Museum and see the Kentucky Show!
  • Tour the Kentucky Horse Park including the International Museum of the Horse and The Big Barn and enjoy a Bluegrass Buffet Luncheon
  • Tours and tastings at Woodford Reserve and Buffalo Trace Distilleries
  • Visit The Ark Encounter, a massive, full-sized all wood replica of Noah’s Ark
  • Farewell dinner and narrated sightseeing cruise
  • $25 in Mayflower Money

 Itinerary
Day 1  Bourbons Bistro and “Bourbon 101” Class
Grab the reins of adventure and travel to Louisville. Tonight, get acquainted with your traveling companions during a welcome dinner at Bourbons Bistro, located in one of Clifton’s historic 1870’s buildings. Enjoy a delicious dinner and have an personal introduction to whiskey tasting during their “Bourbon 101” class featuring whiskey tasting. Meal: D
Day 2  Backstretch Breakfast Tour and Frazier History Museum
The day begins at famed Churchill Downs, the “World’s Most Legendary Racetrack.” Go behind the scenes for breakfast in the Horseman’s Track Kitchen followed by a walking tour of historic Churchill Downs to see the more than 1,400 stalls and watch training from rail side. Visit the Derby Museum and see the exciting film The Greatest Race.

At the Frazier History Museum visit the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Welcome Center where you enjoy a bourbon tasting. Browse the many exhibits and see the high-definition production Kentucky Show!, a multimedia show highlighting Kentucky’s past, present and future. Meal: B
Day 3  Kentucky Horse Park, Woodford Reserve and Buffalo Trace
After breakfast travel to Lexington, the heart of horse country and the famed Kentucky Horse Park. Trace 55 million years of equine history at the International Museum of the Horse, tour The Big Barn, filled with beautiful draft horses and enjoy a Bluegrass Buffet Luncheon.

In Versailles a stop is made at Woodford Reserve Distillery. On a guided tour you will learn the history of bourbon, see the distilling and bottling processes before tasting Woodford Reserve’s unique craft bourbon. Before returning to Louisville, stop at Buffalo Trace Distillery. Walk the path of the “rolling barrels,” smell the alluring aroma of the aging warehouses and of course, sample the final product. Meals: B, L
Day 4  The Ark Encounter and River Cruise
Today is dedicated to the highlight of the tour, the massive Ark Encounter. This full-sized, all wood replica of Noah’s Ark presents a number of historic events centered on this one-of-a-kind historically themed attraction. It is designed to be family oriented, historically authentic and is the largest timber frame structure in the country. Enjoy the full day here and take in the entire experience. Tonight,take to the river for a narrated cruise followed by a delicious dinner. Meals: B, D
Day 5  Travel Home
After breakfast, return home with fond memories of your trip. Meal: B

 Accommodations
Days 1-4  Drury Inn & Suites East, Louisville, KY
 

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