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The Indianapolis 500 is as American as apple pie and every mile of the race is history in the making. With 2023 being the 107th year of the event the aerodynamics of these modern cars and speeds reaching 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 or Gasoline Alley Suite, a fully enclosed air conditioned suite with closed circuit TVs as well as a private grandstand for outside viewing.
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, the Indy 500 driver introductions and a visit to the Dallara IndyCar Factory for their Garage Tour. 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 37th trip for Grand Prix Tours and we hope you can join us for the 107th Indianapolis 500.
The 3-star Hyatt Place is located in the well-known Wholesale District, walking distance to the best restaurants, parks, and museums the city has to offer. Amenities include a heated indoor pool, 24/7 gym, business center and a market for grab-and-go salads, snacks, and bottled beverages. Wake up to breakfast served fresh every day. Start your morning with cage-free eggs, steel-cut oatmeal, whole fruit, all-natural bacon and sausage, and more.
After a day at the speedway enjoy small bites, craft cocktails and cold brew with a view in the 2nd floor Pivot Bar and Balcony. Guest rooms offer King or Queen/Queen beds, 55” flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi, individually controlled heat and air-conditioning, blackout curtains, hair dryer, KenetMD® toiletries, mini-fridge, iron, ironing board and In-room safe. Valet parking is 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 Elmo's 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 guessed 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 Alley and the drivers introductions.
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.
Race tickets are not included with your hotel package. Please check the "Race Tickets" tab for ticket options.
Friday, May 26:
Upon your arrival into Indianapolis International Airport (IND) make your way to the Hyatt Place Downtown Indianapolis, 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 to the Speedway to visit Gasoline Alley. Then, take a seat for the Indy 500 driver introductions. Following we will visit the Dallara IndyCar factory for a Garage Tour and time to browse displays that offer a glimpse into the technology and engineering behind IndyCar vehicles. Spend the afternoon at your leisure, or take in the Indy 500 Festival Parade. Tonight, join us for our race preview party hosted by Derek Daly!
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.
We love travelling to different race with GPT. This trip was no different. Everything was smooth from day 1. The Saturday night talk with Derek Daly blew me away! He gave us an incredible view of Indy behind the scenes. The Pit Suites were great, I love that we could also choose to sit outside in the grandstand, huge plus! The view was great and even better seeing the action in the pits. Thanks again for a wonderful experience!
C. Garcia (Florida)
The weekend was great! The weather cooperated and the race was spectatcular! You cant beat the Police Escort!
S. Spain (Oklahoma)
We enjoyed our experience with GPT and will look to book again next year. We would also like to call out the attention to detail prior to the trip and on-site, Robert kept a look out for us and made sure we didn’t miss anything along the way. it’s great to know that GPT takes good care of its customers and would absolutely book additional trips with you again.
Mary Beth & Vince (Pennsylvania)
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.
On Saturday evening, join us for a race preview party hosted by former Indy car driver, Derek Daly at the Hyatt Place Hotel. 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 covered motor sports on television for, CBS Sports, and Speed Channel, in addition to running his two companies, Derek Daly Design and MotorVation.
This event will be held at the Hyatt Place downtown.
A visit to the Dallara IndyCar Factory gives you the chance to examine colorful and futuristic motor racing vehicles, often seen whizzing over the tracks of the IndyCar Series. It exhibits a range of two-seaters and classic IndyCars as well as simulators and interactive exhibits. The guided Garage Tour offers a peek behind the scenes in the factory section and wander through the main atrium, inspecting various lightweight and high-tech models. Browse displays that offer a glimpse into the technology and engineering behind IndyCar vehicles.
Discover the Interactive Hall for its Touch Wall and its range of box-cart simulators. Watch a Dallara video in the theater and learn about the aerodynamics and design processes of the IndyCar models and pass through a tunnel lined with blueprints of IndyCar designs.
Explore the world of IndyCar for yourself in their new 202,000-square-foot facility and get your fill of all things IndyCar!
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum is recognized as one of the most highly visible museums in the world devoted to automobiles and auto racing. Approximately 75 vehicles are on display at all times along with equipment and methods used for timing and scoring, an extensive trophy collection and a 48-seat theatre featuring a 20-minute presentation of rare historic footage and Indianapolis 500 highlights.
The above events are included in the tour price.
Private airport transfer from Indianapolis International Airport (IND) to your hotel with meet and greet.
Price displayed is for one way. When booking select 2 if you would like a return trip from the hotel to Indianapolis Airport
2022 price (up to 3 people each way per-car) 2023 prices not yet available
Price Per Person: $1,495.00
Single Use Supplement: $445.00
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.
2 Queen Beds
King Room for Sole Use
Additonal Night $205.00
These seats are located across from the pits, offering a view of the pit action, turn 4 and the cars accelerating down the front stretch. Covered bench-style seating.
These seats are located across from the pits, offering a view of the pit action and the cars accelerating down the front stretch and into Turn 1. Covered bench-style seating with seat backs.
Located in the Paddock Penthouse grandstand, above the Paddock grandstand, with excellent views of the Start/Finish, the pits and the podium.
Individual seats with seat backs. Depending on the time of day seats are covered. Limited availability.
Be part of the in crowd 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: all guests must be 18 years of age or older, closed toed shoes and long pants are required.
**You must have proof of COVID vaccination for access to this area
2023price (while supplies last)
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.
Tower Terrace Suite tickets to be paid in full at the time of booking.
This luxury suite is situated above the famous Gasoline Alley, located on the straightaway inside the track. You’ll enjoy spectacular views of the action from the interior of the suite and rooftop bleachers. Receive VIP treatment with buffet lunch, beer, wine and soft drinks. Let the suite staff make your Indy 500 experience one of relaxation and luxury.
Gasoline Alley Suite tickets to be paid in full at the time of booking.