Hilton Garden Inn I-Drive
- Daytona 500 February 17, 2019
- Accommodations at Hilton Garden Inn I-Drive
- February 15 - 18, 2019 (3 nights)
- Speedway transfers Sat/Sun
- Pit in Middle Grandstand Sat/Sun (included)
- Fan Zone Saturday (included)
- Race ticket upgrade (optional)
- GPT tour gift package
- On-site GPT representative
- Daytona 500 Tour itinerary
- Restaurant/Entertainment guide
- Tax/Service charges included
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!
Friday, February 15:
Upon your arrival into Orlando International Airport (MCO), make your way to the Hilton Garden Inn International where a 3 nights stay has been reserved for you. Spend the evening at your leisure.
Saturday, February 16- Sunday, February 17:
Early departure each morning by motor coach for the Daytona Speedway. Included is a two day numbered seat in Section 337 Pit in the Middle (formerly the Weatherly Tower) with exceptional views over much of the Daytona track. Sprint FANZONE is also included for Saturday allowing you to get up close and personal to the cars and drivers. Walk the track, tour the garages, watch the drivers walk across the pre-race stage and enjoy the Daytona 500 2019 pre-race show.
Monday, February 18:
Make your way to Orlando International Airport (MCO) for your return flight home or continue your vacation in Sunny Florida.
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
Price Per Person
Price Per Person: $1,745.00
Single Use Supplement: $450.00
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)