Indy 500

Hilton Garden Inn - Indianapolis

1 or 2 beds

  • Indianapolis 500 May 28, 2017
  • Accommodations at the Hilton Garden Inn
  • May 26 - 29, 2017
  • Breakfast daily
  • 2 drink vouchers per person
  • Race preview party
  • Gasoline Alley visit
  • Driver`s Meeting
  • Speedway transfers Sat/Sun
  • Police escort to the Indy 500
  • Indy 500 Hall of Fame Museum
  • GPT tour gift package
  • Hospitality desk
  • On-site GPT representative
  • Tax/Service charges
  • Indy 500 race itinerary
  • Restaurant/Entertainment guide

Indy 500

The Indianapolis 500 is as American as apple pie and every mile of the race is history in the making. With 2017 being the 101st year of the event the aerodynamic cars running at 240 miles per hour would have been unthinkable in the early days.

The race experience today is extraordinary with track side accommodation such as the Tower Terrace Suite ($1,095.00 per person) a fully enclosed air conditioned suite with closed circuit TVs as well as a private grandstand for outside viewing. Other options Grand Prix Tours recommends to enhance your race day experience would be the Live Race Scanner. The Live Race Scanner ($55.00 per scanner) features a noise canceling head set and the ability to tap into team radio frequencies allowing you to listen to the drivers in real time.

Guests of Grand Prix Tours can expect excellent hotel accommodation and a race experience they will never forget. The Saturday leading up to race day includes a visit to Gasoline Alley and The Indy 500 driver introductions. Race day starts with a police escort direct to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Once at the track you`ll want to head to your seats as festivities begin almost immediately with a singing of "Back Home Again In Indiana" and other very patriotic pre-race entertainment. This will be the 32nd trip for Grand Prix Tours and we hope you can join us for the 101st Indianapolis 500.

Hilton Garden Inn - Indianapolis

The Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown is located in the heart of Indy, just ½ block from Monument Circle and steps away from all the action. This 3 star full-service hotel offers a restaurant and lounge in addition to an indoor pool, fitness center and spa tub. Air-conditioned guestrooms offer coffee/tea makers, complimentary WI-Fi, televisions come with premium cable/satellite channels and pay movies, in room iron and ironing boards and refrigerators and microwaves can be requested. Bathrooms include hair dryers.
Self park or valet parking available.


Indianapolis like most American Cities has change over the years. However each year on Memorial Day weekend the changes are electric, the city fills to capacity as the enormous crowds visit for the Indy 500. There are many races named after the city the race is in, but I cannot think of a city named after a race like Speedway, Indiana. It`s all about tradition. Like the restaurant we try to visit every year, it is where all the racers and teams all eat during the month of May; it`s where the retired drivers go. The restaurant, St Almos Steak House where the shrimp cocktail`s are to die for (go easy on the horseradish); we will reserve a table for you if you want.

On Memorial Day weekend, the Indy 500 is more famous than the city. Everywhere you go around the city it is all about the 500. The Festival Parade on Saturday fills the streets in celebration of the 500. When you go to your hotel the lobby has banners from the 500`s sponsors. Talk in all the restaurants is about; you`ve guest it, The 500.

Take in the atmosphere and the passion for the race and don`t forget to visit the 500 Museum, it`s steeped in racing history. On Saturday we will take you to Gasoline Ally on carburetion day, the race cars of course don`t have carburetors but its all part of the mystic.

If you haven`t experienced the 500 you should go. If you have been, take someone who has not, they will remember it for life.

Friday, May 26:

Upon your arrival into Indianapolis International Airport (IND) make your way to the Hilton Garden Inn, where a three-night stay, including breakfast daily, has been reserved for you. Spend the evening at your leisure.

Saturday, May 27:

Early morning transfer via motor coach to the Speedway to visit Gasoline Alley. (Please note: you must be 9 years of age to enter Gasoline Alley.) Then, take a seat at the start/finish line for the Indy 500 driver introductions. Spend the afternoon at your leisure, or take in the Indy 500 Festival Parade in downtown Indianapolis. Tonight, join us for our race preview party!

Sunday, May 28:

A police escort guarantees a quick trip to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Indianapolis 500. Head to your grandstand seat for all the pre-race entertainment.

Monday, May 29:

Make your way to Indianapolis International Airport (IND) for your return flight home or continue your vacation throughout beautiful Indianapolis. Testimonial Indy 500 This was my 2nd tour with GP tours. As with the first tour our GPT Rep was always on hand to help with any query or to give assistance when required. One of the highlights was the police escort to the track. The whole week-end was just brilliant. Thanks

Travel Times

Airport to Downtown: 15 min

Downtown to Indianapolis Motor Speedway: 2 hrs*

*GPT has arranged for a police escort. With the escort travel time is 15 min. Without the escort travel time is 2 hrs.

Transfer times may vary, due to traffic and weather conditions.

Race Preview Party

On Saturday evening, join us for a race preview party hosted by former Indy car driver, Derek Daly. Enjoy drinks and hors d`oeuvres as Derek brings you the very latest news on the upcoming weekend.

About Derek Daly: Born in Dublin, Ireland, Derek was a professional racecar driver for 17 years.

His working career started at age seven when he sold potatoes from his father`s grocery store. He progressed to become a laborer in the iron ore mines of Australia before chasing his dream of becoming a professional racecar driver.

After 5 years racing in Formula 1, Derek competed at the Indy 500 for the first time in 1983. In 1984, Derek was critically injured in a devastating crash at the Michigan 200. After winning the Sebring 12 hour race twice in 1990 and 1991, he retired from competition and moved to a new career in television broadcasting with ESPN. USA Today called him the "best new face on sports television."

Derek, who lives in Indianapolis covers motor sports on television for, CBS Sports, and Speed Channel, in addition to running his two companies, Derek Daly Design and MotorVation.

The above events are included in tour price.

Race Scanner $55.00

Connect with the Indy 500 - LIVE!

Reward yourself with a Racing Electronics Rental Package - unmistakably enhance your Indy 500 experience.

This all-inclusive kit includes:

* Pre-Programmed Racing Scanner
* Noise-Canceling Headset
* Easy-To-Use Instructions
* Accurate List of Additional Updated Frequencies

Tower Terrace Suite $1,095.00

Enjoy the Indy 500 from the best seat in the house. This fully enclosed air conditioned suite is along the front straight, on the inside of the track, with a view of the start/finish and Turn 4. Receive VIP treatment with buffet lunch, beer, wine and soft drinks. View the race from your private grandstand outside of the suite or inside on the closed circuit TV. Let the suite staff make your Indy 500 experience one of relaxation and luxury.
2017 race ticket price.

Price Per Person

Price Per Person: $1,295.00
Single Use Supplement: $595.00
Extra Night Per Room: $205.00

Price is per person, based on two persons sharing a room. Single supplement is an additional cost per room (for the entire tour) if traveling alone. Extra nights subject to hotel availability.

Hotel Room Types

Double Bed (1 bed) max 2 person(s)
Double for Sole Use max 1 person(s)
Twin beds max 2 person(s)


Sunday 1-Day Tickets
*Tower Terrace Suite [+]   $1,095.00
*PreRace Pit & Garage [+]   $400.00
Paddock Stand [+]   Sold Out
Penthouse Stand [+]   $215.00

* indicates ticket is on request
Tickets are not included with your hotel package and are offered separately as there is usually a choice. Additional options that are not listed here may be available. Please contact our office for details and for race ticket only sales. All prices are quoted in U.S. dollars.