April 28 - May 2, 2021
Overview & Pricing
Join the Mississippi State University Alumni Association and Traveling Bulldogs Fan Travel in the hills of Kentucky in celebration of the 2022 Kentucky Derby! Packages include Lexington hotel accommodations, tour welcome event, tickets to Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, horse farm and bourbon tours, and more!
- Four (4) nights deluxe hotel ACCOMMODATIONS at the Hyatt Regency Lexington
- Check-in: Wednesday, May 4
- Check-out: Sunday, May 8
- Please note the hotel is located in Lexington, not Louisville
- Wednesday evening WELCOME RECEPTION with horse industry guest speaker, heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks
- BREAKFAST daily from Thursday to Saturday
- THURSDAY TOURS
- Belle of Louisville Breakfast & Steamboat Cruise
- Distillery Tour
- Motor coach transfers, lunch included
- FRIDAY TOURS
- Morning workouts at Keeneland Race Course
- Select horse farm tours
- Lunch at Fasig-Tipton
- Motor coach transfers
- Round-trip motor coach TRANSFERS to Churchill Downs on Derby day
- SECOND FLOOR reserved seating in Sections 221-228 (uncovered) on the front stretch at Churchill Downs (optional ticket upgrades available – see TICKET tab for more information)
- Official Kentucky Derby SOUVENIRS
- Event LANYARD, CREDENTIAL and TICKET HOLDER
- On-site SET TRAVEL HOSTS and HOTEL HOSPITALITY DESK
- TAXES and GRATUITIES on all included items
PLEASE NOTE: Air transportation to/from Lexington is not included. Note the hotel is located in Lexington, not Louisville, when making flight arrangements.
*Pricing per person, based on occupancy.
*Extra nights. Price per person.
Max Occupancy: 4
Max Adult: 4
Max Children: 3
Hyatt Regency Lexington
401 W High Street - Lexington, KY 40507
Only one mile away from the University of Kentucky and stops along the bourbon trail, the Hyatt Regency Lexington offers ease of access to numerous Lexington favorites. This hotel is also connected to the ever-popular Rupp Arena which houses University of Kentucky basketball games, concerts, and more.
Max Occupancy: 4 / Max Adults: 4 & Max Children: 3
You will have your needs met in spacious, contemporary hotel rooms in Lexington, KY. Each room offers tailored amenities for romantic getaways, family vacations and corporate retreats. Enjoy wireless high-speed Internet, a flat-screen HDTV, coffeemaker with Starbucks® blends, hair dryer, iron/ironing board, mini-fridge and more.
Second Floor Reserved Seating 221-228
Second Floor Reserved Seating (Uncovered) located on the front stretch at Churchill Downs.
Please note: Sections 221-225 are bleacher seating. Sections 226-228 are tip-up chair seating. Please submit a request if you have a preference.
INCLUDED IN PACKAGE
First Floor Reserved Box Seating 112-114
Upgrade to First Floor Reserved Box Seating (Uncovered), Sections 112-114. Sections 112-114 are chair seating.
Please note this is a ticket upgrade, and you will be charged an additional $199 per person.
$199 per person
Third Floor Grandstand Reserved Seating 322-325
Upgrade to Third Floor Grandstand Reserved Seating (Covered), Sections 322-325. Sections 322-325 are chair seating.
Please note this is a ticket upgrade, and you will be charged an additional $1,129 per person.
$1,129 per person
Third Floor Clubhouse Reserved Seating 312-314
Upgrade to Third Floor Grandstand Reserved Seating (Covered), Sections 312-314. Sections 312-314 are chair seating, box seats. Clubhouse access is also included in Sections 312-314, which includes additional food vendors, betting windows and restrooms.
Please note this is a ticket upgrade, and you will be charged an additional $1,259 per person.
$1,259 per person
Third Floor Clubhouse Reserved Seating 319-321
Upgrade to Third Floor Grandstand Reserved Seating (Covered), Sections 319-321. Sections 319-321 are chair seating, box seats. Clubhouse access is also included in Sections 319-321, which includes additional food vendors, betting windows, and restrooms.
Please note this is a ticket upgrade, and you will be charged an additional $1,899 per person.
$1,899 per person
See Louisville...by really seeing Louisville! Depart early morning from Lexington to board a piece of living American history - a steamboat cruise along the mighty Ohio River which has shaped life along its shores from the Shawnee to the early European settlers. Enjoy a full breakfast buffet as you relax and learn about these bygone days through narrated commentary. Then head to an area distillery for a tour and an inside look at the famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Lunch is provided between the tours. Evening is at leisure to enjoy downtown Lexington.
INCLUDED IN PACKAGE
Morning departure to Keeneland for the opportunity to see morning workouts trackside. After touring Keeneland, head to a selection of horse farms for tours. Lunch is provided between the tours at North America’s oldest Thoroughbred auction company, Fasig-Tipton. Return to the hotel early afternoon. Evening is at leisure to enjoy downtown Lexington.
INCLUDED IN PACKAGE
What is a “Land-Only” package?
A Land-Only package includes all the items listed as “tour package features” EXCEPT for air transportation, airport/hotel transfers, and baggage handling. A Land-Only package would be appropriate should the tour participant not be able to conveniently depart/return from the same city listed in the Air package or wish to travel on their own. Please note flights and/or motor coach transportation to the destination city is not included in this type of package.
What’s included in my price?
Your final price includes room and all hotel taxes. It does not include items such as charges for meals, parking, rollaway beds, phone calls, valet and room service, or any other items of a personal nature.
What does “Single,” “Double,” “Triple,” and “Quad” mean?
Single, Double, Triple, and Quad refer to how many adults (13 and over) are sharing each room (total room occupancy). For example, if two adults wish to stay in the same room, the price would be the Double price, and this would be per person.
Do I need travel insurance?
Due to the investment of your travel package, we strongly recommend the purchase of appropriate insurance coverage. Medical insurance policies may not protect your travels away from home and often have out-of-network deductibles. Likewise, coverage through credit cards and travel suppliers can have shortfalls and not fully protect you. For additional information, please click on the Insurance link on the bottom right of this website.
What type of payments do you accept?
We accept all major credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. Debit cards featuring the Visa or MasterCard logo are also accepted; however, please be advised these types of cards typically have a maximum amount that you may charge daily. Please check with your financial institution. If you are making a phone reservation, we also will accept personal checks.
When will I receive my tour documents?
Tour documents are typically emailed two to three weeks prior to departure for regular season football weekends and specialty programs while bowl game participants will receive theirs five to seven days out. Itineraries for special events, such as the Final Four, will be sent via email just prior to leaving. If you are not the main reservation contact and would like to receive the emailed tour documents, please add your email to the reservation or contact your booking agent.
If I’m not traveling, can I make a reservation for someone else?
When completing the reservation, use the name of the person for whom you are making the reservation. When entering credit card information, you may use your credit card and billing address for payment.