Indy 500

Hampton Inn Downtown-Indianapolis

  • Sat May 24th to Mon May 26th
  • Tour #2454A
  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • Hampton Inn Downtown
  • Breakfast daily
  • Speedway transfers on Sunday
  • Police escort to Indy 500
  • Indy 500 Race preview party
  • Indy 500 Hall of Fame Museum
  • GPT tour gift package
  • Hospitality desk
  • On-site GPT representative
  • Tax/Service charges included
  • Indy 500 race itinerary
  • Restaurant/Entertainment guide
  • Race ticket not included
  • Prices are per person, double occupancy
  • 2 nights for $995.00

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You have to travel far and wide to find someone who hasn`t heard of the Indianapolis 500. Barcelona, Spain...heard of it, Cozumel, Mexico...heard of it, Edinburgh, Scotland...heard of it. The Indy 500 has grown from a one-day race into more of a phenomenon. Even the locals tell you there`s something special about Indianapolis in the merry month of May. There are many other auto races, but the mystique of Indy stands alone.

For over 100 years the 2 and 1/2 mile oval has stood the test of time. Indy, Formula One, NASCAR and MotoGP have all run on the famed track. Completed in 1909 and paved with 3.2 million bricks, it`s still referred to as the "Brickyard", but only the start/finish line is bricked now, for nostalgia`s sake.

Back in those days, mechanics rode along with the drivers, but at the first race, driver Ray Harroun had no mechanic in his car (the other 39 drivers did). Instead, he mounted a rearview mirror to watch for traffic. Auto historians claim it was the first ever usage of such a mirror. Thanks to his new invention Harroun won the race, amid some controversy.

From the first 500 to the most recent, there is never a dull moment. Consider this our personal invitation to join us as we find out what 2014 has is store!

All prices are quoted in U.S. dollars, per person based on double occupancy.