Gems of Kentucky 2018

April 30 - May 6, 2018
 $1,399 from Baton Rouge
Escorted by Nancy Horn
$50 Deposit Required
Final Payment Due Mar. 15
Itinerary & Registration

A Trip the Whole Family Will Enjoy

Enjoy the wonders of Kentucky as we explore its historic landmarks. We will also experience the Creation museum and the life-size Noah's Ark! The Ark Encounter is a one-of-a-kind themed attraction the whole family will enjoy.


Your Itinerary

Itinerary & Registration

Day 1, Mon., Apr. 30 – Paducah, KY – Early morning departure from Zachary, Baton Rouge, Denham Springs, Hammond, Jackson, MS, through Tennessee to Paducah or vicinity.

Day 2, Tues., May 1 – Elizabethtown, KY – Morning in Paducah to visit Hancock Fabric (still open) and National Quilt Museum (a quilter’s paradise and the largest quilt and fiber art museum in the world). Included lunch at Patti’s 1890’s Settlement in Grand River, KY. Patti’s has won awards from Southern Living magazine – great food and hospitality. Afternoon drive through rolling hills to Elizabethtown, KY or vicinity for overnight.

Day 3, Wed., May 2 – Lexington, KY – Morning touring in Louisville, KY. Enjoy the Churchill Downs and Louisville Slugger tours. Afternoon tour of historic Frankfort – cemetery and state capital building. Two nights in Lexington or vicinity.

Day 4, Thurs., May 3 - Lexington – Morning drive north to visit the Creation Museum (the 6-day account of creation) and the newly opened replica of Noah’s Ark (exact dimensions, etc.)

Day 5, Fri., May 4 – Bardstown – Morning visit to Kentucky Horse Park with 11:00 a.m. “parade of breeds”. See multiple breeds of beautiful horses. Afternoon visit to historic Harrodsburg, Kentucky’s oldest city. Overnight in Bardstown vicinity, Kentucky’s second oldest city and setting for Stephen Foster’s “My Old Kentucky Home”, now the state anthem.

Day 6, Sat., May 5 – Franklin, TN – Morning visit to My Old Kentucky Home State Park. Then visit Lincoln’s birthplace near Hodgenville. Enjoy a tour of the National Corvette Museum. Every Corvette produced since 1982 was manufactured at Bowling Green. Overnight in Franklin or vicinity.

Day 7, Sun., May 6 – Journey home arriving in late afternoon, early evening.


Single Supplement: $300

Triple Reduction: $100/person

Quad Reduction: $125/person

What's Included:

  • Price is per person, double occupancy and includes deluxe motor coach with restroom
  • First class hotels
  • Breakfast daily
  • One lunch
  • Full sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Baggage handling
  • Taxes and tips including tips for guides, escort and driver
  • Tips for personal services such as maid service, meals on your own are not included

TERMS & CONDITIONS: $50 per person required to reserve space, refundable until Mar. 15, 2018 when full payment is due. Make check payable to ZACHARY TRAVEL CENTER – 5145 Main St., Suite E, Zachary, LA  70791   (225) 654-9210. All payments are non-refundable after final payment date.   3% surcharge on credit card payments.