2022 Kentucky Derby Travel Packages

Louisville, KY, USA

May 5 - 8, 2022
Group size: 1 - 25
2022 Kentucky Derby Travel Packages
Louisville, KY, USA

May 5 - 8, 2022
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip

Capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival, the annual Kentucky Derby Horse Race, will take place this upcoming May, in Louisville, Kentucky. This Race is the first leg of the American Triple Crown Races, followed by the Preakness Stakes, and then the Belmont Stakes.

Our available packages, includes a Full Derby Experience in Louisville.

The Galt House Hotel

The Galt House Hotel is a name long associated with the gracious Southern hospitality and style that’s made Louisville famous. The largest hotel in Kentucky and the only one on the Ohio River in Louisville, the Galt House boasts 25 stories and 1300 contemporary guest rooms. The 10,000-square-foot conservatory is three stories in height and features a café, cocktail lounge, gathering area and aviary. The convenient Skywalk connects the Galt House guests to the rest of the downtown Louisville sky-bridge system so you’ll never feel disconnected.

  • Louisville’s only riverfront hotel
  • Located in the heart of Louisville; seven miles from airport
  • Award-winning restaurant and lounge options
  • Roof-top fitness center, outdoor pool, revolving restaurant

Deluxe Room and Executive Suite Packages Available

2022 Kentucky Derby Tickets

2022 Kentucky Derby Tickets  At  Churchill Downs

Your package includes preferred seating to the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. Tickets to the Kentucky Oaks, which occurs on Friday, are optional. An important part of the Derby experience to consider is where you’ll be sitting. With Grandstand seating you’ll be provided with a view of the action as the horses round the final turn, speed past your position and cross the finish line. Clubhouse seating brings you closer to the action and allows you to enjoy a slightly more prestigious atmosphere, and up above, from Millionaires Row, you’ll be rubbing elbows with the who’s who and enjoying the race from a luxurious, climate-controlled environment. Higher seats are generally regarded as superior as they provide a better perspective of the race and allow you to see the action on the back stretch of the race course. The higher the seats the better! 

Your tickets will be located in your choice of the following seating categories

· 1st Floor Grandstand (122-128) - Bleacher seats

· Grandstand Mezzanine (222-223) - Bleacher seats, Rows K & up are under cover

· 3rd Floor Grandstand (322-325) - Chair back seats, Rows D & up are under cover

· 1st Floor Clubhouse (115-117) - Chair back seats, Rows G & up are under cover

· Clubhouse Mezzanine (218-220) - Chair back seats - Rows C & up are under cover

· 3rd Floor Clubhouse (313-315/318-320) - Chair back seats, Rows D & up are under cover

· 3rd Floor Clubhouse Finish Line (316-317) - Chair back seats, Rows D & up are under cover

Premium Kentucky Derby Viewing Options

Want to take your Kentucky Derby experience to a whole new level? Then you’ll want to check out our premium viewing options below.

Millionaires Row
Located on the 4th and 6th Floor, the prestigious Millionaires Row offers premium indoor dining room seating (tables of 8) that offers fantastic views of the full track including the finish line. This full service option also includes a cash bar, a gourmet buffet, private wagering stations and CCTV coverage.

Derby Room
The exclusive Derby Room offers premium indoor dining room seating at tables of four or eight, with phenomenal views of the track from the venue’s private balcony. The Derby Room offers all the same amenities as Millionaires Row with the added bonus of a premium open bar.

Finish Line Suites Balcony
Unlike the other premium viewing options, The Finish Line Suites Balcony offers outdoor seating in tables of four, six, or eight. This full service hospitality venue offers phenomenal unobstructed views of the paddock area and finish line, a premium open bar, gourmet food, private wagering stations and CCTV coverage.

Stakes Room
With spectacular views of the track, the paddock, and the famous Twin Spires, the Stakes Room offers premium indoor dining room seating in tables of four, six or eight. Its extensive amenity list includes a premium option bar, gourmet buffet, private wagering stations, CCTV coverage and celebrity appearances.


*Rates are per person in USD based on double occupancy. Single occupancy rates are available per request.  A 50% deposit will hold your spot. The balance will not be due until three months prior to departure. Rates include all local and state taxes. Availability and pricing subject to change prior to booking. 

All Packages can be Customized, based on Request. Please Submit your Custom Package Request here

Kentucky Tours

MLV Terms and Conditions

Please review MLV Terms and Conditions here

What’s included

  • Hotel Accommodations
    Four days, three nights first class accommodations in Louisville
  • Transportation Passes
    Transportation passes for roundtrip Churchill Downs transfers (downtown hotels)
  • Welcome Reception
    Arrival reception with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails (Thursday, Galt House packages only)
  • VIP Chair Seating
    Reserved chair seating for the Pegasus Parade (Thursday)
  • VIP Seating
    Reserved seating at the Kentucky Derby (Saturday)
  • Gift Package
    Commemorative gift package
  • Personalized itinerary
  • On-Site Staff
  • Ticket holder & lanyar
  • Taxes/Fees
  • Travel Protection
    Highly Recommended
  • Tours
    View available tours above
  • Air Reservation
    Please contact MLV to add service
  • Airport Transfers
    Please contact MLV to add service
  • Kentucky Oaks
    add-on option
  • Premium Tickets
    Please contact MLV for availability

Available Packages

Deluxe Room: Quad Occupancy

4 participants per room - price per person

Deposit: $1,725
Deluxe Room: Triple Occupancy

 3 participants per room - price per person 

Deposit: $1,963
Deluxe Room: Double Occupancy
Deposit: $2,398
Deluxe Room: Single Occupancy
Deposit: $3,863
Executive Suite: Quad Occupancy
Deposit: $1,998
Executive Suite: Triple Occupancy
Deposit: $2,348
Executive Suite: Double Occupancy
Deposit: $2,922
Executive Suite: Single Occupancy
Deposit: $4,893

Available options

Kentucky Oaks
May 4-1 pre night: Deluxe Room
May 4-1 pre night: Executive Suite


Day 1 – Thursday, May 5

Thurby, the official start of Derby weekend takes place at Churchill Downs. Featuring racing, live music, and, of course, bourbon, Thurby is not only a whole lot of fun, it’s a great time to explore Churchill Downs while the crowds are typically smaller than they are on Friday and Saturday. Thurby runs from late morning to early evening.

Thursday evening offers a couple of great social events. The Mint Julep Sunset Social includes a memorable farm-to-table dinner at the picturesque Hermitage Farm, preceded by a tour of the gorgeous property. For something a little more upscale, Taste of Derby allows guests to mingle with horse racing VIPs while enjoying incredible regional dishes prepared by nationally renowned chefs, with live music to cap off the evening.

Your Organizer

Major League Vacations
Major League is a full-service travel management company organized into four divisions based on a variety of travel products and services. Starting out as a full-service travel agency in 1992, with a strong presence in the tri-state area, we recognized the area demand for a company to provide individual clients and corporations with a more robust menu of services