Custom Trip Highlights
- Your choice of seating anywhere at the Speedway from turns to straights to private hospitality
- VIP Reserved Parade Seating and/or Legends Days including Driver’s Meeting
- Bypass traffic lines with police escort to the track
- Full service packages with first class downtown hotels from $1,195 per person
Witness The Biggest Spectacle in Racing!
Year after year, the Indy 500 is one of our most popular events and one our clients love returning to. There’s something about Indy that draws people in and keeps them coming back. This race is always in high demand and as the race moves into the next century of racing history, it continues to grow in popularity.
In 2016, race fans were treated to a sneak peak at the promising career of Alexander Rossi. It really couldn’t have been scripted any better: an up-and-coming American rookie with 66-1 odds takes a gamble and wins the 100th running of the Indy 500, running out of fuel shortly after taking the checkered flags. We wouldn’t expect anything less from this thrilling event.
Roadtrips has some of the finest downtown accommodations available that you can combine with any combination of seating options and extras like pit passes and Carb Day tickets to create the ultimate Indy 500 experience. Ready to get started? Contact one of our Sports Travel Experts today and they’ll help you plan your perfect itinerary.
Your Choice of 2017 Indy 500 Tickets
Whether you want to feel the roar of the engines from the Grandstands, Paddocks, Penthouse or a luxurious private suite, you can choose your preferred tickets for the 2016 Indianapolis 500. Additionally, you may also consider adding pre-race pit passes, Fantasy 500 Race Party tickets or tickets to Carb Day on Friday. Learn More
First Class Indy 500 Hotels in the Heart of Indianapolis
Roadtrips can offer some of the best downtown accommodations available in Indianapolis. From the luxurious Conrad Hotel, to the Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre and Staybridge Suites, there are a variety of hotels to choose from, all located downtown, with easy access to Indianapolis’ best dining, shopping and attractions. Learn More
The Ultimate Indianapolis 500 Itinerary
The running of the Indianapolis 500 is one of the most exciting and most prestigious auto races in the world, and for the devoted racing fan, nothing can top the exhilaration of witnessing the thrill of it all in person at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
As the world’s largest spectator sporting venue, the Speedway is always buzzing with excitement from the first start of the engines to the presentation of the illustrious Borg-Warner trophy. This two-and-a-half mile track plays host to 33 of racing’s most daring drivers who will test their mettle through 200 laps to see who will claim the checkered flag. This perennial favorite event is always thrilling and shows you why the Indy 500 is referred to as The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.
Indianapolis has been recognized for its incredible downtown atmosphere where visitors and locals alike are drawn to its diverse amenities and attractions, including shopping, dining, entertainment and sports venues, galleries and museums.
Below you will find a suggested sample itinerary, please remember that we will completely customize your itinerary based on your tastes, desires and budget.
Day 1 – Thursday, May 25, 2017
Today you arrive in Indianapolis for the 2017 Indianapolis 500! Upon arrival at the airport you will be met by your personal chauffeur and transported to The Conrad Indianapolis Hotel, your luxurious home for the next four nights. Offering an unparalleled sense of luxury and comfort, the Conrad Indianapolis rests ideally in the heart of the city, and has been voted a ‘Top U.S. Hotel’ by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards for the fifth year in a row.
After you have checked-in and freshened up from your travels, you will be met by your Roadtrips Onsite Host for a welcome drink to review your personalized itinerary and the opportunity to ask your host any questions or make any requests.
This evening we suggest having dinner at one of the finest restaurants in Indianapolis, St. Elmo Steakhouse. Conveniently located a few minutes’ walk from your hotel, St. Elmo is Indianapolis’ oldest and best-known steakhouse, and has earned a reputation for superior steak, seafood and professional service.
Day 2 – Friday, May 26, 2017
Enjoy breakfast at your leisure before making your way to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Coors Light Carb Day! Today you will take in a full day at the track and have the opportunity to see the Indy 500 practice, the Freedom 100, the Pit Stop Team Challenge and the Coors Light Carb Day Concert! You can also use your passes to visit the Hall of Fame Museum which, has on display an incredible collection of auto racing memorabilia and automobiles, including the Marmon “Wasp” which won the inaugural Indianapolis 500 in 1911.
This evening your chauffeur will meet you in the lobby and transport you to Meridian Restaurant and Bar. With views of the historic homes along Meridian Street and of the peaceful green space of Alice Carter Park, Meridian is unparalleled in its combination of wonderful food, gracious service and its unique and comfortable surroundings. After enjoying dinner, your chauffeur will be ready and waiting to return you to your hotel.
Day 3 – Saturday, May 27, 2017
In anticipation of tomorrow’s race, today you have the option to either enjoy the excitement of the Indy 500 Festival Parade, or to head over to the Speedway for Legends Day.
Each year over 300,000 spectators line the streets of Indianapolis for the spectacle that is the Indy 500 Festival Parade. Upon arrival at the parade route, you can make your way to your reserved seats so you have a great view of the celebrities, marching bands, floats and all 33 drivers who will fill the streets to celebrate the big race.
If you just cannot get enough of the Speedway, you can take part in another Indy tradition, Legends Day. The day begins with an autograph session with all 33 drivers in the starting field. From there, drivers make their way trackside to receive awards and final instructions from race control. As drivers depart the track for the parade, the off-track festivities will continue for the fans. From a memorabilia show, to the vintage racecar display, to the autograph sessions with legendary drivers, there will be no shortage of excitement for the ultimate Indy racing fans.
Day 4 – Sunday, May 28, 2017
Today is the day you have been waiting for; let’s get ready to race! This morning you will meet your Roadtrips Host for transportation to the Speedway via Roadtrips dedicated luxury motorcoach, which is escorted by police to ensure you arrive at the track as quickly and safely as possible. On arrival at the track you will have time to take advantage of your Pre-Race Pit Passes and enjoy getting up close to the pits with the drivers, pit crews and the cars right up until race time – nothing gets you closer to the excitement! Once you’ve taken in the sights, make your way to your Penthouse seats, which provide one of the best and most comprehensive views of the track, so you don’t miss one minute of the action. After the race, you will meet your Roadtrips Host at a designated location for transportation back to your hotel.
After the excitement of today, we suggest having a relaxing dinner at Napolese. This artisanal pizzeria offers artfully crafted pizza created from only the finest locally sourced ingredients, all complemented by an impressive list of wines and craft beer to enjoy. Their downtown location is located just a few minutes’ walk from your hotel, and is a great place to unwind on your last evening in Indianapolis.
Day 5 – Monday, May 29, 2017
This morning, enjoy your sumptuous breakfast one last time in the luxury of the Conrad Indianapolis before preparing to return home. When you’re ready, your chauffeur will be ready and waiting to transfer you to the airport and your journey home.
Custom 3-night packages available from $1,195 per person. The 4-night Ultimate Indianapolis 500 Experience as described is $6,375 per person. Rates do not include the cost of dinner recommendations. However, our specialty is custom packages tailored to fit you perfectly. To customize the Indianapolis experience of a lifetime please contact one of our sports travel specialists at 1-800-465-1765 (weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. CST) or submit a Custom Trip Request.
*Rates are per person in USD. A 25% deposit will hold your spot (50% deposit for Conrad packages). The balance will not be due until two months prior to departure. Rates include all local and state taxes. Availability and pricing subject to change.
Your Personally Customized Indy 500 Experience
Here at Roadtrips, we believe that no one knows what your ideal sports travel experience looks like better than you. For that reason, we offer customized travel and a consultative approach to help you create your perfect trip, one that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. We invite you to call one of your sports travel specialists at 1-800-465-1765 (weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. CST) to discuss what your custom trip will look like. Or, fill out the information we need to build your custom trip request and one of our sports travel specialists will contact you.
2017 Indianapolis 500 Standard Travel Packages Include:
- Tickets to the Indianapolis 500 in your chosen location
- Four days, three nights first-class downtown accommodations
- VIP Reserved seating to the festival parade OR Legends Day Admission including the Driver’s Meeting
- Tickets to the Indy 500 Race Museum
- Roundtrip luxury motor coach transportation and police escort to the track (race day)
- VIP onsite parking at the track upon arrival (race day)
- Commemorative Indianapolis 500 Gift Package
- Roadtrips onsite host team and hospitality desk
- Expert travel and concierge services of the Roadtrips At-Your-Service Desk™
- All taxes and service charges
Optional Add-Ons and Possibilities:
- Tickets to the Post Race Garage Experience (Sunday)
- Pre-race pit pass (Sunday)
- Driver’s Meeting tickets (Saturday)
- Carb Day tickets (Friday)
- Extra nights
- Suites and room upgrades
- Rounds of golf or spa treatments
- Private transfers (sedan, limousine, luxury motor coach)
- Airfare (economy, first class, private jet)
Complete 2017 Indianapolis 500 Travel Packages available from $1,195 per person (based on double occupancy).
Your Accommodations at the 2017 Indianapolis 500
Our experienced Product Development Team meticulously researches first class hotels so you don’t have to! Our distinctive accommodations are chosen for their excellent service, great value, amazing amenities, and convenient location.
- Conveniently located six miles from Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the heart of downtown
- TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
- Condé Nast Traveler Gold List
- Restaurants: The Capital Grille® and Tastings… A Wine experience
- Indoor swimming pool and whirlpool; sauna and steam rooms; Evan Todd Spa & Salon and fitness centre
- Rooms feature 500 thread-count Italian Anichini bed linens and in-room safes
- Conveniently located six miles from Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the heart of downtown
- Two restaurants and Starbucks®; exercise room and roof-top pool
- All rooms featuring the Sheraton’s cozy Sweet Sleeper Beds™
- 6 miles from Indianapolis Motor Speedway
- 24-hour fitness center
- Complimentary guest laundry facilities
- Indoor pool/whirlpool
- Free Wi-Fi
- Outdoor gas grills
- Free hot breakfast buffet
- 24-hour convenience store onsite
- Fully stocked kitchen in every suite
Your Seating at the 2017 Indianapolis 500
Located in Speedway, Indiana, a suburb of Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is an racing icon of epic proportions. Constructed in 1909, the track has remained relatively unchanged since its inception, featuring a two-and-a-half mile, nearly rectangular oval layout. The Speedway boasts a permanent seating capacity of over 250,000. With infield seating, capacity climbs to a whopping 400,000, creating an electrifying atmosphere that cannot be replicated in any other sporting venue. With seating categories ranging from infield to penthouse to luxurious private suites, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the largest and highest-capacity sporting facility in history, and for racing fans is a venue that can’t be missed.
Your tickets will be located in your choice of the following seating categories:
Paddock Stand (High Rows)
Hulman Suite (Turn 4)
Tower Terrace Suite
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2017 Indianapolis 500 Standard Travel Package Rates
|Hotel Package||Packages From|
|Staybridge Suites Indianapolis Downtown||$1,195|
|Sheraton Indianapolis City Center||$1,495|
|Conrad Indianapolis Downtown||$2,275|
|Contact our sports travel specialists for your custom trip quote.|
|*Rates are per person in USD. A 25% deposit will hold your spot (50% deposit for Conrad packages). The balance will not be due until two months prior to departure. Rates include all local and state taxes. Availability and pricing subject to change.|
|Child occupancy rates||Deduct 20% for up to two children under 17 years of age (when accompanied by two full fare adults)|
|Triple occupancy||Deduct 5% for all three room occupants|