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Great River Hop

Great River Hop

Join us on this exclusive tour that culminates with the Great Steamboat Race - an iconic tradition of the Kentucky Derby Festival that includes fun, food, bourbon, and riverboat racing prior to the running of the Kentucky Derby.

Included: Transportation, 6 dinners, 3 lunch, 6 breakfast, 6 nights lodging, luggage handling, tax and gratuity on all included meals, entertainment on boat, Stops in Aurora IN & Florence IN & Veray IN, attractions in Louisville, 3 days on boat (stay in hotel at night), snacks, drinks and great Friendly tours service.

Day 1 Sat Apr 29th:

Today we depart and make our way to our overnight stay in Ohio. Tonight, dinner is included at Cracker Barrel.

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Day 2 Sun Apr 30th:

Today we travel to the Cincinnati area and into Kentucky for our overnight stay. We will make a surprise attraction stop in-route to our hotel. Tonight, dinner and entertainment are included at Hofbrauhaus in Newport, Kentucky.

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Day 3 Mon May 1st:

Today we begin our journey in Newport, KY (right across the river from Cincinnati) on the beautiful Belle of Cincinnati, a lovely paddle wheeler featuring Victorian decor. Two enclosed decks and an open-air top deck perfect for sightseeing. Our first stop is in the lovely river town of Aurora, Indiana. Quaint shops, historic homes, and lovely scenery await. Then, we'll continue our cruise with food, crafts and song, before traveling through the Markland Lock and Dam- an up-close look at how our inland waterways operate. We dock for the night in Vevay, IN, and stay at the lavish Belterra Resort and Spa where we'll enjoy dinner together before heading off to bed (or the casino with your $10 gambling credit- good luck!)

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Day 4 Tue May 2nd:

Today, more food and fun as we cruise into the beautiful Waterfront Park in downtown Louisville, KY, and check in to the hotel before heading out for dinner and show at the famed Derby Dinner Playhouse.

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Day 5 Wed May 3rd:

We begin our day with tours at some of Louisville's major attractions, with a delicious lunch along the way. The much anticipated, grand finale awaits back aboard the Belle of Cincinnati as we race the Legendary Belle of Louisville, complete with a bourbon tasting, a delicious meal, and all the "Riverboat Shenanigans" you can handle as you cheer us to the finish line! There is only one rule in a riverboat race: "there are no rules!" That night we will stay another night in Louisville.

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Day 6 Thu May 4th:

Today we start are journey home with a surprise stop in-route to our overnight stay in Morgantown,WV. Tonight, diner is included at a local restaurant.

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Day 7 Fri May 5th:

Today we continue home with great memories, and hopefully a victory, of our River race. We will arrive back home in the early evening.

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B=Breakfast, L =Lunch, D =Dinner

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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CMCH Acme Cape May Court House
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Hobby Lobby The Shoppes at Cross keys
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OV Ocean View Service Plaza
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SM Shore mall
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