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Itinerary

Day 1 September 20, 2022 |  Marshall, MN to Janesville, WI

Today is a travel day aboard your luxury motor coach as you begin your trip to the Bluegrass State.

Day 2 September 21, 2022 | Janesville, WI to Crawfordsville, IN

Today includes a visit to the stunning Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford, IL.

Day 3 September 22, 2022 | Crawfordsville, IN to Louisville, KY

Arriving in Kentucky this afternoon, you’ll tour the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum, or “Conrad’s Castle,” one of the most stunning Victorian homes in Old Louisville. Later, enjoy a guided tour of the Muhammad Ali Center. This is an award-winning museum dedicated to the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali.

Day 4 September 23, 2022 | Louisville, KY to Lexington, KY

This morning visit Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby Museum for a guided tour and fun racing activities. Your early day visit may allow you to see the horses running their daily paces! Lunch will follow at Oaks Garden Terrace to round out your visit at Churchill Downs. Later enjoy a tour and shopping at Rebecca Ruth Candy, where they have been making candy since 1919. Your day concludes with a visit to the childhood home of Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of our 16th President.

Day 5 September 24, 2022 | Lexington, KY to Bardstown, KY

Your morning will include a Thoroughbred Heritage Horse Farm Tour with a private step-on guide. Your first stop on this tour is the Keeneland Race Course, an authentic Kentucky horse farm now a national historic landmark. Next is the Magdalena Farm, which dates back to the Revolutionary War and has been home to many champs! The last farm on the visit is the Old Friends Farm, a thoroughbred retirement and rescue facility for people to visit some of their “turf heroes” and one of Kentucky’s favorite new places to visit! Later, historical interpreters will take you through Old Fort Harrod State Park. Here you’ll see a complete full-scale replica of the 1774 fort complex, including the Mansion Museum, the Lincoln Marriage Temple, the Pioneer Cemetery (the oldest cemetery in Kentucky), and the ‘Big Ole Tree’ the largest Osage Orange tree in the US.

Day 6 September 25, 2022 | Bardstown, KY

Today begins at My Old Kentucky Home with a Guided Mansion Tour and Culinary Biscuit Tour. This farm inspired the famous song and is one of Kentucky’s most famous and beloved historic sites. Later, you’ll visit the Civil War Museum, the Women’s Civil War Museum, and Lt. General Hal Moore Museum. These are America’s largest and most complete museums devoted to the western theater of the American Civil War and also include Old Bardstown Village, a collection of ten original 18th and 19th-century log structures that form a Colonial period settlement. Lunch will be at Old Talbott Tavern, built in 1779, the oldest western stagecoach stop in America. Their patrons’ list includes Andrew Jackson, King Louis Phillippe, Jesse James, Abraham Lincoln, and more. You’ll conclude your day at the Heaven Hill Bourbon Distillery for the Magic of the Mashbill Tasting and Tour. Enjoy their award- winning immersive visitors center as well as an educational tasting of five of their nationally acclaimed whiskeys, each from a different mashbill.

Day 7 September 26, 2022 |   Bardstown, KY to Evansville, IN

This morning honor the humble beginnings of our 16th president at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park. This first memorial to the President also enshrines his symbolic birthplace cabin. Arriving in Bowling Green, known worldwide as the home of the Corvette, enjoy a guided tour of the National Corvette Museum. Since 1981 every Corvette in the world has been assembled in Bowling Green, right down the street from the museum! Lunch will also be served in the museum. Next is the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Owensboro. Enjoy the interactive exhibits, costumes, live instrument demonstrations, and more.

Day 8 September 27, 2022 |   Evansville, IN to Davenport, IA

As you begin your journey home, you’ll stop for lunch in Springfield at Maldaner’s, the oldest restaurant in Springfield, followed by a visit to the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Here you can step inside critical moments in Lincoln’s life, from triumph to tragedy, and also see actual artifacts that can’t be found anywhere else in the world.

Day 9 September 28, 2022 |   Davenport, IA to Home

Your Kentucky Classic tour comes to an end today as you arrive home this evening.

 

Mode of Travel   

Featured Highlights

  • Anderson Japanese Gardens
  • Conrad-Caldwell House Museum
  • Muhammad Ali Center
  • Kentucky Derby Museum/Churchill Downs
  • Rebecca Ruth Candy Tour & Museum
  • Mary Todd Lincoln House
  • Heritage Horse Farm Tour Featuring Keeneland Race Course
  • Magdalena Farm
  • Old Friends Farm
  • Old Fort Harrod State Park
  • My Old Kentucky Home Mansion and Culinary Biscuit Tour
  • Civil War Museum
  • Bardstown Village
  • Women’s Civil War Museum
  • Lt Gen. Hal Moore Museum
  • Old Talbot Inn & Tavern
  • Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center with Magic of the Mashbill Tasting
  • Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park
  • National Corvette Museum
  • Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum
  • Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum
  • 8 Breakfasts / 4 Lunches

Pricing Per Person Cash Or Check

Price Per Person

  • Dble-  $  1,705
  • Triple- $ 1,530
  • Quad- $ 1,435
  • Single-$ 2,255

Tour Price Includes:
Roundtrip Transportation From Designated Departure Points, and Package Features as Noted

Book & Pay in Full by June 22, 2022 and save 3% on Net Sale – Booking after this time available without the Early savings Discount

 

Pricing Per Person Credit Card

Price Per Person

  • Dble-  $  1,775
  • Triple-  $ 1,590
  • Quad-  $ 1,495
  • Single- $ 2,345

Tour Price Includes:
Roundtrip Transportation From Designated Departure Points and Package Features as Noted

Book & Pay in Full by June 22, 2022 and save 3% on Net Sale – Booking after this time available without the Early savings Discount

 

 

Itinerary, Pricing and Availability are subject to change without notice. Tours are subject to energy surcharges and other factors beyond our control.

Book & Pay in Full by June 22, 2022 and save 3% on Net Sale – Booking after this time available without the Early savings Discount

Departure Date

09/20/22

Return Date

09/28/22

Activity Level: Moderate –Guests should be prepared to walk slightly longer distances, climb stairs and tolerate periods of standing, for example on city walks, sightseeing, or ship excursions. The daily pace and timing can fluctuate significantly between longer and shorter travel days, with additional activities possibly occurring in the early morning or evening.

 

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