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Program #20593RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
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Selma Umbarger Aug 03, 2014 at 10:38 PM

We are thinking about the program for 2015 and find that it is quite a bit more expensive to fly into Lexington and out of Louisville as opposed to round-trip fares. What did folks do in the past?

Gracia Barry Sep 17, 2013 at 04:06 PM

I am thinking of signing up for the 2014 program and flying in and out of Lexington. However, although it appears there is a bus to take the group to Louisville from Lexington, there is not a bus back to Lexington. Apparently they assume people will fly out of Louisville. Has anyone flown in and out of Lexington? If so what do you recommend? Gracia Barry
PS Also I do not see any reviews from 2013! I would like to see a review before I book!

Gracia- in the past, most participants arranged to fly into Lexington and out of Louisville. The Louisville airport is larger than the one in Lexington. It may be possible for us to arrange transportation for those who want to return to Lexington for a return flight. Please call 512-471-3599 to discuss. We are also hoping that Road Scholar will put the 2013 reviews back on this site soon.
Barbara Wright Nov 19, 2013 at 05:03 PM

We are driving. So we either have to drive to Louisville or get a ride back to Lexington to get our car if there is a place to leave it there

Barbara- there is free parking at the hotels in both Lexington and Louisville. You can choose to follow the bus to Louisville and park your car at the hotel, then join the others on the bus to Churchill Downs on Friday. All the participants who have come by car in the past have done this and it works well. Hope you join us!

Mary Schlepp Jan 06, 2013 at 07:52 PM

I see that this program is waitlisted. How does one go about getting on the waitlist?

Robert Rottman Jul 26, 2012 at 01:18 PM

$1,000 a day! When did Road Scholar start catering to the wealthy? Too expensive for the average retiree.
Road Scholar Aug 01, 2012 at 03:15 PM

This particular program was created at the request of participants. Road Scholar continues to offer The One and Only Kentucky Derby!, program #1463 04/30/13, featuring the Derby race on simulcast at the renowned Keeneland Thoroughbred racetrack. It’s a less expensive program that still allows you to learn all about Derby history from industry experts, immerse yourself in the lives of thoroughbred champions, jockeys, training, racing, and breeding, and examine the world of handicapping strategies and betting terminology. You’ll also enjoy special expressions of Kentucky Bluegrass heritage.

Louise O'Brien Mar 22, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Anyone else having transportation problems?
Selma Umbarger Aug 03, 2014 at 10:39 PM

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