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BEGINS IN: LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY

Make “A Run for the Roses” at the Kentucky Derby and the Oaks

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Program #20593RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Experience the pageantry, tradition and heart-pounding thrill of “the most exciting two minutes in sports” at the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Immerse yourself in the history of one of our nation’s greatest pastimes as you join industry insiders to learn about past champions, jockeys, training, racing, breeding, handicapping and betting. Then put on your fanciest hat and watch the “Run for the Roses” from the grandstand at Churchill Downs. Experience two full days of racing. And they’re off!


Highlights

• Enjoy full-track views from third-floor grandstand seats at Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Oaks and the grand finale itself — the Kentucky Derby.
• Go behind the scenes at a horse breeding farm, see “old friends” at a facility for pensioned thoroughbreds, and meet a jockey to learn about racing.
• Explore the history of thoroughbred racing and Kentucky traditions through visits to race tracks, museums and a bourbon distillery!

Program Notes

Please also note that roommate matching is not available on this program.

Activity Notes

Walking two miles on uneven surfaces, standing for one to two hours. Climbing a few flights of stairs. Getting on/off coach.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Berea, 4 nights; Louisville, 2 nights; departure.

Coordinated by Berea College.


Currently selected:Prices Starting At:
Apr 28 — May 4, 2014 waitlist only  

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
6 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
11 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

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4.7
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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