Indy 500

Crowne Plaza-Indianapolis

Rooms with 1 or 2 beds

  • Indianapolis 500 May 26, 2019
  • Accommodations at the Crwone Plaza Downtown
  • May 24 - 27, 2019 (3 nights)
  • Breakfast daily
  • 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 2019 being the 103rd 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, 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 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 34th trip for Grand Prix Tours and we hope you can join us for the 103rd Indianapolis 500.

Crowne Plaza-Indianapolis

The Crowne Plaza Indianapolis is a 4-star hotel, housed within America`s First "Union Station" and listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Guest rooms are spacious and well appointed, featuring TV, work desk with data port, coffee maker, iron and ironing board, and a hair dryer. Convenient to the Circle Centre Mall, nightclubs, and many restaurants. At the Crowne Plaza you will experience the authenticity of a real train station.

Extra night prices are valid for certain nights only. Please contact our office for further details at 800.400.1998 or

Special rates available for triple or quad rooms.

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

Friday, May 24:

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

Saturday, May 25:

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 hosted by Derek Daly!

Sunday, May 26:

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 27:

Make your way to Indianapolis International Airport (IND) for your return flight home or continue your vacation throughout beautiful Indianapolis.

Indy 500 Testimonial

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.

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 $45.00

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
2018 price (2019 price not yet available)

Pre-Race Pit and Garage Option $425.00

Be part of the incrowd with a pre-race pit and garage pass! Explore the garages while watching teams get ready for the big Indy 500! Pre-race pit passes are good until one hour before the start of the race.

Please note: closed toed shoes and long pants are required.

2018 price (2019 price not yet available)

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.
2018 price (2019 price not yet available)

Price Per Person

Price Per Person: $1,495.00
Single Use Supplement: $525.00
Extra Night Per Room: $260.00

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 max 2 person(s)


Sunday 1-Day Tickets
*Penthouse Stand [+]   $225.00
*Tower Terrace Suite [+]   $1,095.00
*PreRace Pit & Garage [+]   $425.00
*Paddock Stand [+]   $150.00

* 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.