Day 7 - OGLEBAY RESORT/HOME
After breakfast at the resort, we depart for home, stopping enroute for an independent lunch. Arrival in Wilmington in the mid-afternoon, followed by Newark and Independence. MEALS:B
TOUR INCLUSIONS: Roundtrip transportation from Independence, Newark and Wilmington * accommodations for 6 nights based on double occupancy * admission to all sightseeing as per itinerary * meals include breakfast daily, 4 lunches and 5 dinners * taxes and gratuities for hotels, guides, included meals and luggage handling * services of a Tour Director from 4 Seasons Tours *
Conditions: A deposit of $100 is due with each reservation. Final payment is due March 15, 2016. Cancellations: After March 15, 2016, there are no refunds. Trip cancellation insurance is recommended.
Responsibility: B & B Travel Inc, d/b/a 4 Seasons Tours and Travel acts only as agent for motorcoach company and all suppliers in arranging this tour. 4 Seasons Tours is not liable for loss, damage, injury, death or expense on account of delay, failure or accident of any conveyance or service or from any cause whatsoever, whether or not due to or caused by any company or person. No refunds for any unused portions of the tour.
Day 6 - LOUISVILLE/WHEELING, WV
Our morning drive takes us to Charleston, WV for a guided tour of the beautiful state Capitol building. This masterpiece of architect Cass Gilbert was completed in 1932. The outstanding feature is the rotunda’s dome 180 feet above the main floor. From its center hangs a 2-ton rock crystal chandelier 8 feet in diameter. Its is truly awesome. Continue to Wheeling, WV for dinner and overnight at the lovely Oglebay Resort. MEALS:B,L,D
OGLEBAY RESORT HOTEL
Day 5 - LOUISVILLE
Cross the Ohio River this morning into Jefferson, Indiana to visit the historic, famous and colorful Schimpff’s Confectionary which began in its present location in 1891.You’ll learn the story of the family business and you can explore the candy store! What fun! Back to Kentucky where everyone wants to and does visit the famous Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs. After an independent lunch, we’ll tour the city with our guide. Return to our hotel to freshen up before our Spirit of Jefferson Dinner Cruise this evening on the Ohio River. MEALS:B,D
Day 4 - LEXINGTON/LOUISVILLE
An hour away is the city of Louisville, a cultural and high-tech city. We’ll begin our look at the city at the Louisville Slugger Museum where bats are made for the major league baseball teams, the first one was made in 1884. You’ll not only see their collection of memorabilia but also see bats being produced. Then visit the nearby Frazier History Museum, considered a gem among museums. There are many exhibits and collections including the intriguing Toy Soldier Collection, one of the largest in the U.S. A walk through the museum is a journey in time. Enjoy lunch before our afternoon glass works tour. Check into our hotel and relax before dinner and a musical at the famous Derby Dinner Playhouse. MEALS:B,L,D
Day 3 - COLUMBUS/LEXINGTON,KY
Our guide will meet us and we’re off for Breakfast with the Works at Keeneland Race Course and a behind-the-scenes-tour. See the horses in their early morning workouts and where scenes from famous movies such as Sea Biscuit were filmed. At the Thoroughbred Horse Farm learn about the breeding, care and training that go into raising champion Thoroughbred race horses. Enjoy an independent lunch before a visit and tasting at one of the 200 bourbon distilleries in Kentucky. Then visit Old Friends Retirement Farm, a very special place for very special stallions who have earned their home here after their racing careers. MEALS:B
MARRIOTT GRIFFIN GATE RESORT HOTEL
Following departures we drive west to Farmington, PA to visit Kentuck Knob, a home built by Frank Lloyd Wright. It is owned by Peter Palumbo and his wife and they have filled the home and grounds with their collection of art which includes artifacts from all over the world. Lunch in the Kentuck Knob Café before touring the home. Late afternoon check-in at the deluxe Nemacolin Resort Hotel. Dinner included at the Summit Restaurant this evening.
NEMACOLIN RESORT HOTEL
Day 2 - FARMINGTON, PA/LEXINGTON, KY
Depart after breakfast for the city of Columbus, Ohio. Lunch on arrival at the delightful Boat House Restaurant at Confluence Park. Continue after lunch to the city of Lexington, KY, your home for two nights. Dinner this evening at a local restaurant. MEALS:B,L,D
MARRIOTT GRIFFIN GATE RESORT HOTEL
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Day 1 - INDEPENDENCE/NEWARK/WILMINGTON/KENTUCK KNOB
Join us for a look at these exciting cities in the bluegrass state of Kentucky. Spring brings not only flowers but also beautiful new born colts which you will see as we visit a thoroughbred horse farm and learn how they are raised and cared for to be winners! Visit the Kentucky Derby Museum, Louisville Glass Works, the Louisville Slugger Museum and lots more! Relax on a dinner cruise and enjoy a musical at the Derby Dinner Theater. This tour is especially designed to let you experience the joy and life of thoroughbred horses, the art and crafts of Kentucky, and the hospitality and charm of the south.
KENTUCKY & MORE!
featuring Lexington and Louisville
May 9 - 15, 2016
7 days / 6 nights