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Christmas at Brown Hotel - Louisville, KY


Highlights / Inclusions:   (Inclusions subject to change)  

• Factory Tour at Stoneware & Co.

• Dinner at Bristol Bar & Grill

• Tour & Reindeer Games at Churchill Downs 

    & the Kentucky Derby Museum

• Visit Flame Run Glass

• Dinner & Show at Derby Dinner Playhouse 

• Tour Schimpff’s Confectionary

• Lunch & Free Time at Huber’s Orchard & Winery 

• 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch & 2 Dinners

• Two Nights Lodging at The Brown Hotel

• Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation

• Tour Protection Available Upon Request

Departure Points & Times:

Washington: Depart 7:00 AM / Return 6:00 PM

Kirkwood: Depart 8:00 AM / Return 5:00 PM

Monday, December 2

Today we depart for Louisville!  After rest and meal stops enroute, and move our clocks ahead an hour, we arrive at the Louisville Stoneware & Co. for a Factory Tour. One of the oldest stoneware manufacturers in the United States, Stoneware has been dedicated to the tradition and careful craftsmanship of transforming clay into enduring, functional art forms for the home, kitchen and garden since 1815. On the guided Factory Tour you’ll follow the steps of more than 20 skilled artisans who take the clay from raw form to completed piece. Along the way you’ll be able to touch the clay in its various states. Next, we will depart for an included Dinner at Bristol Bar & Grill.  After dinner we will check into our home for the next two evenings, The Brown Hotel, a Louisville Landmark where Kentucky style meets southern splendor. Behind its striking Georgian-Revival façade is a blend of Old World elegance and modern-day comfort, a place where generations of Louisville’s elite have celebrated life’s biggest moments with legendary luxury since 1923.  (D)

Tuesday, December 3

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel this morning before we depart for Churchill Downs & the Kentucky Derby Museum. First, we will watch a short film, The Greatest Race, followed by 30 minute historic walking tour of Churchill Downs.  Next, we will play some Reindeer Games as holiday magic transforms the racehorses into racing reindeer.  Includes all elements of “Off To The Races” with holiday style as guests wager on their favorite reindeer to win the race. Each guest receives their own reindeer antlers for luck. It’s a Ho-Ho-Ho lot of fun! Then we will take a self-guided tour of the Kentucky Derby Museum & Gift Shop.  After lunch, we will visit Flame Run Glass Studio & Gallery and experience a unique atmosphere that seamlessly integrates the imagination and passion behind beautiful blown glass with education about the creative process. Visitors are encouraged to explore their world-renowned glassblowing studio, where from a balcony overlooking the excitement of the studio’s hot shop, viewers see resident artists transform molten glass into breathtaking masterpieces. Then browse their impressive gallery of beautiful, unique glass-blown artwork. This evening we will enjoy a buffet dinner & a show, “Elf The Musical,”  at the Derby Dinner Playhouse.  Based on the beloved holiday film, Elf is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole.  Follow Buddy on his quest to find his true identity!    (B/D)       

Wednesday, December 4

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel this morning before we depart for a Guided Tour of Schimpff’s Confectionary, one of the oldest continuously operated, family owned candy businesses in the United States. Opened in 1891, this unique confectionery and lunch room comes complete with a 50’s soda fountain and original tin ceiling.  Then we will travel to Huber’s Orchard & Winery for an included lunch & time to explore the Farmer’s Market. After rest & meal stops enroute, we return home.  (B/L)

Tour Cost:

 $610.00 per person - Double Room

$800.00 per person - Single Room

$545.00 per person - Triple Room

$200.00 deposit due with reservation.

Final Payment Due:  October 28, 2019

Earlier Event: December 1
Daily & Vincent Christmas Show
Later Event: December 5
Starkenburg Shrine Concert