Kentucky Derby Travel Packages

Join Bucket List Events in Kentucky and enjoy an amazing weekend of parties, people watching, fashion and Derby tickets for thrilling horse races.  Our Kentucky Derby travel packages include it all.

We offer Kentucky Derby travel packages that include convenient hotel accommodations, tours, race day transportation, a variety of options for Derby tickets, and more.  For those looking to enhance their Derby experience in Louisville, consider upgrading to a Turf Club Seat.  The Turf Club Seat gives you a VIP track experience you will not regret.  You also may want to consider adding tickets to the the Barnstable Brown Party, one of Derby’s most exclusive star-studded events happening every year on Derby Eve.

Your Kentucky Derby packages and add-ons will treat you to the experience of a lifetime.

LOUISVILLE, KY – MAY 03: (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

What’s Included?

Our Kentucky Derby Travel Packages give you the experience you’ve been dreaming of your entire life.  All packages include the following:

  • Three nights at one of our premium hotels – Crowne Plaza Airport and Expo Center or the Hyatt Regency Louisville
  • Reserved seats for the Kentucky Derby – Choose your ticket category at check out
  • Friday tour of horse farms, bourbon distilleries or choose to attend the Kentucky Oaks (choose one)
  • Welcome Drinks/Reception – Let us welcome you to Kentucky
  • Kentucky Derby welcome gift
  • Shuttle service to and from the airport (Crowne Plaza only)
  • Optional experience add-ons (parties)
  • On-site assistance from Derby experts
  • Book with Confidence Policy included
  • All-Inclusive Pricing – What you see is what you pay

Package Pricing and Booking Terms

All standard packages are three nights.  Check-in on Thursday and check-out on Sunday giving you the perfect opportunity to experience the Kentucky Derby and the supporting festivities, as well as, Louisville and the surrounding Bourbon Country.  Additional nights are possible and based on availability.

Packages are quoted per person and based on room occupancy and Derby ticket of choice. Maximum Occupancy is four people.  For larger families, or other custom room or lodging needs, please contact our team and we will be happy to assist you.  If you need help understanding the difference between Derby ticket seating options, click here.


2023 – Standard Dates
2023 – Check In: Thursday, May 4, 2023 – Check Out: Sunday, May 7 2023

2023 DERBY
PACKAGE OPTIONS
CROWNE PLAZA
(2 to 4 people)
HYATT REGENCY
(2 to 4 people)
1st Floor Clubhouse
Uncovered Seat
(113-120)
$4,450 pp $5,950 pp
3rd Floor Grandstand
Covered Seat
(322-325)
$5,250 pp $6,750 pp
3rd Floor Clubhouse
Covered Seat
(312-321)
$5,650 pp $7,150 pp
Exclusive
Turf Club Seat
(Indoor Seating – VIP)
$9,150 pp $10,650 pp

Single Occupancy – Double Occupancy Pricing +50%

About the Crowne Plaza – Discover the meaning of modern southern hospitality and exceptional value at Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Expo Center. You will enjoy spacious, modern rooms and attentive service. Located across the street from the Louisville International Airport and only minutes from Churchill Downs and downtown Louisville, this hotel makes an ideal location for offering quick convenience and accessibility from almost anywhere in the city.  For breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you will enjoy the on-site All-American style restaurant, Blue Horse. Bourbon enthusiasts will also appreciate the on-site Blue Horse bar, which is part of the Official Urban Bourbon Trail. (learn more.)

About the Hyatt Regency – Best 4th Street Live Hotel In Downtown Louisville Near Attractions.  Stay in the heart of downtown Louisville at the Hyatt Regency located next to 4th Street Live, and within walking distance to all the top Louisville attractions. The hotel is conveniently located next to the Kentucky International Convention Center and close to KFC YUM! Center and Churchill Downs is a short drive away. Start your trip in Horse and Bourbon country at the in-house bar, Sway, and enjoy all the amenities the hotel has to offer. The Hyatt Regency is located 5 miles from Churchill Downs providing easy and quick access to Derby Day action.   (learn more.)


Want to extend your stay?  No problem!   Make plans to arrive early or stay an extra day.

Additional Nights are available: Select “I want to book additional nights” when checking out online and our team will contact you to extend your stay in Kentucky once your package is confirmed.


Booking Options & Terms

Bookings & Payment Plans: For balances not paid in full at the time of booking, a deposit plus a payment plan will be required.  Payment plans require a minimum $250 deposit per person at the time of booking and the remaining balance will be split into monthly, interest-free payments with the final balance due 90 days prior to the event date.  All payment plans must remain active and in good standing until balances are paid in full.  MyBucketListEvents reserves the right to cancel any booking that has a payment plan that is more than 30 days past due.  No refunds will be given for past due cancellations.

Booking Conditions:  MyBucketListEvents offers event tickets and travel packages with a variety of travel services including, but not limited to, tickets, accommodations, transportation services, meals, excursions, special event access, trip planning, and on ground support.  MyBucketListEvents works with many vendors and suppliers to fulfill the travel package components, and in some cases, and due to a variety of reasons, there are delays, rescheduled events, and other unforeseen circumstances causing changes to package components.  The customer acknowledges that MyBucketListEvents cannot be held financially liable for such circumstances and changes.  If deemed necessary, MyBucketListEvents reserves the right to change the booked lodging/hotel to a lodging/hotel of similar quality and value.  The customer assumes complete and full responsibility for all required travel documents, including passport, visas, entry or exit fees, and vaccinations and is solely responsible for any adverse consequences resulting from incomplete or defective documentation.  Travel insurance is not included but highly recommended and is the responsibility of the customer.  With regards to event tickets, no responsibility is accepted by MyBucketListEvents or its agents in respect to opening acts, substitution of performers, athletes, or teams, relocation of seats by the event promoter, security, camera crews, or other agents at the venue. MyBucketListEvents is in no way officially affiliated with the official box offices or associated agents, event organizers and sponsors, or the participating teams, organizations, venues or associations.

Book with Confidence Policy included with every package:  If the Kentucky Derby is cancelled or postponed, the value of your package is protected and will be automatically applied to the new dates or to the following year, based on your preference.  You will also have the opportunity to use these funds as a credit towards any other event that Bucket List Events offers between now and the end of 2024.  Don’t wait, our space fills up quickly.  Book today with confidence.

Cancellations:  Bucket List Events understands that flexibility is the key to planning your travel experiences.  Whether life gets in the way and your plans need to change, or if you simply need a flexible payment plan to help you budget your expenses, we keep things flexible with the following cancellation and booking terms.

Cancellation By Customer
Refund Information
Within 48 hours of Booking Full refund, No questions asked for bookings made prior to 90 days out. (For bookings made within 90 days, this doesn’t apply). 
91+ days prior to event date(s) 75% Refund of Monies Paid
0-90 days prior to event date(s) No Refunds will be given for any reason.  No Cancellations Allowed. All sales are final.

For a complete listing of booking terms and conditions, please click here.


The terms Churchill Downs ®, Kentucky Derby ® and Run for the Roses ™ are trademarks of Churchill Downs Incorporated. The use of these terms herein is for factual description purposes only. Bucket List Events is in no way associated with or authorized by Churchill Downs Incorporated. Churchill Downs Incorporated has neither licensed nor endorsed Bucket List Events to sell goods and services in conjunction with the Kentucky Derby!


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Questions?

We may already answered it – so check out our comprehensive FAQ & Tips section. Otherwise, our blog is filled with great posts about the Kentucky Derby!  If you have any further questions, our dedicated event experts have been organizing and attending experiences to the World’s biggest events since 2004. There’s no question they cannot answer, so feel free to reach out.

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Reviews (2)

Carolyn V.

A big shout out to Bucket List Events. Thank you for guiding us through the ticketing process and securing us fantastic seats for the Derby. You definitely went above and beyond. We had an amazing weekend!

Carolyn V., travelled in 2021
Melissa Budd-Wilkowski

I highly recommend Bucket List Events! Thank you for showing our group a fantastic time! Every activity was well organized and so much fun!

Melissa Budd-Wilkowski, travelled in 2018

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