When: April 25 – 29
Length: 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS
Departs: Lanc 7:00 A.M., Hbg E 7:45 A.M., Hbg W 8:00 A.M., York 6:30 A.M.
Day 1: Join Conestoga Tours on this exclusive tour culminating with the celebration of “The Great Steamboat Race”, a 50- year tradition of boat racing leading up to the Kentucky Derby. Journey aboard the Belle of Cincinnati and bask in the spring sunshine, taking in scenery while enjoying delicious meals, entertainment and top-notch service between quaint river town tour stops as we cruise from Cincinnati to Louisville. Today we drive to Newport, KY, a suburb of Cincinnati.
Day 2: Day 2 starts out aboard the Belle of Cincinnati, with breakfast and lunch aboard. Our first shore stop is at the historic village of Rabbit Hash, named for a man who regularly cooked the item for travelers on the Ohio River. We then travel the Markland Lock and Dam, with happy hour before arriving at the beautiful Belterra Casino, where we will enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet and free $10.00 slot play. (B, L, D)
Day 3: Following breakfast, we board the Belle and continue our journey down the Ohio River with lunch on board, then dock in Louisville. This evening we will attend the Derby Dinner Playhouse, noted for their professional productions of Broadway musicals and lighthearted comedies. We spend the night in the Louisville area. (B, L, D)
Day 4: We tour Louisville this morning, stopping first at the Kentucky Derby Museum, educating us on the rich history and traditions of the oldest sporting event in American history. We also tour the Louisville Slugger Museum for a guided tour through the factory. We finish the day boarding the Belle of Cincinnati for the Great Steamboat Race versus the Belle of Louisville. The race was first held in 1963 and now is an annual event. We enjoy being part of the race and relax over a dinner buffet before departing our boat at 8 P.M. We spend the night in Sharonville. (B, D)
Day 5: We depart this morning and travel home, filled with the memories of our time in Kentucky. (B)
Per Person Rates:
Tour Miles: 1,500
Caper Coupon: $15.00
Price includes: 4 nights accommodations, 3 dinners, 2 lunches, 4 breakfasts, 3 days of cruising on the Belle of Cincinnati. Derby Dinner Playhouse, Louisville tour, the Great Steam Boat Race and deluxe motorcoach transportation.