Daytona 500

Hilton Garden Inn I-Drive

Double Bed (1 bed)

  • Daytona 500 February 18, 2018
  • Accommodations at Hilton Garden Inn I-Drive North
  • February 16 - 19, 2018 (3 nights)
  • Breakfast daily
  • Speedway transfers Sat/Sun
  • Includes Pit in Middle Grandstand Sat/Sun
  • Includes Fan Zone Sat/Sun
  • Optional race ticket upgrade
  • GPT tour gift package
  • On-site GPT representative
  • Tax/Service charges included
  • Daytona 500 Tour itinerary
  • Restaurant/Entertainment guide

Daytona 500

From its early 200-mile days at the Daytona Beach Road Course, the Florida race has become an incredible success. A 2.5 mile concrete oval known as the Daytona International Speedway opened in 1959 with a 500 mile format and soon became referred to as the Daytona 500. It became NASCARS second 500 mile race after the Southern 500 NASCARS oldest race held at the Darlington`s egg shaped Raceway.

The Daytona 500 is the first race of the each new season and is the most prestigious race of the year. NASCAR`S Daytona 500 stock car race is like the Indy car`s Indy 500, Le Mans 24 hour sports car race and the F1 Monaco Grand Prix. It is a race that every driver wants to win as the prestige is second only to winning the championship.

The 500 is the final event of Speedweek which is a full week festival of speed in the last week of February. The Daytona 500 is known as the "Crown Jewel of Stock car racing", "Super Bowl of Stock Car Racing" or "the Great American Race". With these sorts of accolades there is no doubt February is the biggest event on the NASCAR calendar.

Hilton Garden Inn I-Drive

The Hilton Garden Inn Orlando International Drive North hotel is adjacent to Universal Studios Orlando theme parks, the Convention Center, Wet N Wild and Sea World. Amenities include complimentary high-speed internet access, in-room hospitality center with a microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker, two dual-line phones with voicemail and data ports, large work desk with desk level outlets, ergonomic chair, on Command video, TV video games, complimentary HBO and USA Today each weekday morning, heated outdoor pool, whirlpool, fitness center and 24-hour complimentary business center.


Orlando has become the entertainment capital of the World during the past fifty years. It was Walt Disney who opened Disney World in Orlando in 1971 that started the influx of theme parks and entertainment attractions that made tourism the Center of Orlando`s economy. Along with parks and attractions there is the film, television, Universal Studios, and Disney`s Hollywood Studios. The electronic industry is also a part of the growing trend towards computer animation and video game design, film, and show production.

The Theme Parks include: SeaWorld Orlando Resort with Aquatica, Discovery Cove, the Universal Orlando Resort, Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios and the Wet `n Wild, Walt Disney World Resort, Disney`s Animal Kingdom, Disney`s Hollywood Studios, Epcot Center, Magic Kingdom, Water parks, Disney`s Blizzard Beach, Disney`s Typhoon Lagoon. Orlando has by far the largest collection of theme parks in the world. Your evening entertainment supplies an endless dining options, dinner shows, nightlife and entertainment. If you want to play golf for a day the list of courses is enormous.

So there you are at the entertainment capital of the world and down the road is the capital of NASCAR racing at Daytona Beach. Could you wish for more!

Race tickets are not included with your hotel package. Please check the "Race Tickets" tab for ticket options.

Friday, February 16:

Upon your arrival into Orlando International Airport (MCO), make your way to the Hilton Garden Inn International North where a 3 nights stay including breakfast daily has been reserved for you. Spend the evening at your leisure.

Saturday, February 17:

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Daytona International Speedway for the PowerShares QQQ 300 race!

Sunday, February 18:

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Daytona International Speedway for the 60th Daytona 500!

Monday, February 19:

Make your way to Orlando International Airport (MCO) for your return flight home or continue your vacation in Sunny Florida.

Travel Times

Orlando International Airport to the Hotel: 20 min

Orlando Hotel to Daytona International Speedway: 1 hr 30 min

Transfer times may vary, due to traffic and weather conditions

Fan Zone

Step into the most fan-friendly, hands-on experience in motorsports with your FANZONE ticket. With unprecedented access, check out a wide variety of racing merchandise, look inside the NASCAR Cup Series garages and inspection bays and pay tribute to Daytona`s greatest racers in the Goodyear Legends of Daytona. This pass is valid for Saturday and Sunday.

Sunday - Includes a pre-race pit pass, walk on the speedway surface, up close view of driver introductions, chance to sign your name on the start-finish line and much much more!

2-day Pit in Middle Grandsand

Located in the middle rows of the grandstand on the entrance to the pits.

The above events are included in tour price.

Price Per Person

Price Per Person: $1,895.00
Single Use Supplement: $395.00

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)
Single room (1 bed) max 1 person(s)
Twin beds max 2 person(s)


Sunday 1-Day Tickets
*Daytona 500 Club [+]   $1,675.00

* indicates ticket is on request
- Tickets are not included with your hotel package and are offered separately as there is usually a choice.
- Additional charges apply if tickets are purchased without accommodations. Please contact our office for details and for race ticket only sales.
- Additional options that are not listed here may be available.
- All prices are quoted in U.S. dollars.