Custom Trip Highlights
- Your choice of seating anywhere at the Speedway from turns to straights to private hospitality
- Reserved VIP 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 $1,135 per person
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Roadtrips has been taking guests to Indy 500, the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, for years. Not only is it a guest favorite but it is for certain an office favorite. With the finest downtown accommodations available, expert onsite hosts and all the tradition and action of the event itself, the Indianapolis 500 has become a bucket list experience to be relived and enjoyed year after amazing year. As a testament to how fantastic this event is, some guests return with us year after year; allow us to truly demonstrate why. Customize a personalized experience with our professional sports travel specialists for the trip of a lifetime which can include pre-race pit passes, FANtasy 500 Race Party tickets or tickets to Carb Day on the Friday — we want this to be your best trip ever and we’ll do whatever we have to do to see that to fruition!
Feature Inclusions and Add-Ons
VIP Reserved Seating to the Festival Parade (Saturday)
Spend the day before the big race soaking up the excitement at the Indy 500 Festival Parade. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the parade from your VIP reserved seats. You’ll see celebrities, elaborate floats, marching bands, and of course, the 33 starting drivers of the Indianapolis 500. Sit back and relax as you witness all the pageantry that comes along with one of the biggest parades in the country.
Legends Day including the Drivers Meeting
Don’t want to miss a minute of the action at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway? Spend Saturday at Legends Day. A must-do for any race fan, this event starts off with an autograph session featuring all 33 drivers of the Indy 500. As the day continues, you can watch the drivers receive awards and final instructions from race control. The event also includes a memorabilia show, a vintage car display, autographs with race legends and a number of other activities for the fans.
Optional Add-On: Tickets to the Post Race Garage Experience and/or Pre-race pit pass (Sunday)
Get up close and personal with the drivers and their teams before the Indy 500. See the inner workings of the drivers and crews as they prepare for “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” Keep the excitement going even after the race is over with a Post Race Garage Experience. Catch a glimpse of both past and present drivers and see the spectacular race cars up close.
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 22, 2014
Today you arrive in Indianapolis for the 2014 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 23, 2014
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 24, 2014
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 VIP seating 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 25, 2014
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 complimented 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 26, 2014
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 $1,135 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. The balance will not be due until two months prior to departure. Rates include all local and state taxes.
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.
2014 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 2014 Indianapolis 500 Travel Packages available from $1,135 per person (based on double occupancy).
Your Accommodations at the 2014 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.
View Gallery The ultimate in luxury, the Conrad rests ideally in the heart of the city. Located at one of the most prominent intersections in Indianapolis, it is conveniently connected to the Circle Centre Mall and Indiana Convention Center via skybridge. Promising an innovative guest experience, the Conrad invites guests to relax in Spa Chakra or indulge in culinary delights at The Capital Grille® or Tastings…A Wine Experience. The Conrad boasts 241 guest rooms, each offering an unparalleled sense of luxury and comfort. All guest rooms provide upscale amenities, signature plush bedding and impressive views.
- Conveniently located six miles from Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the heart of downtown
- 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
View Gallery The Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre Hotel offers a warm welcome to visitors. Located in the heart of beautiful downtown Indianapolis, the best of the city is found just outside its front doors. Whether it’s enticing restaurants or world-class shopping you won’t be disappointed with what this hotel’s location has to offer. Settle into the inviting comfort of one of the spacious guest rooms that offer gorgeous views of the city and Monument Circle. While here, guests can enjoy the roof-top pool and spa, and the hotel’s two restaurants which offer a variety of delicious options. With its convenient location, the Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre ensures a most memorable experience.
- 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™
View Gallery Conveniently located in downtown Indianapolis, the Staybridge Suites is a delightful home away from home. Within walking distance of a variety of shops and restaurants, this newly opened hotel provides comfortable, all-suite accommodation in a relaxing setting. All of the suites offer a number of modern conveniences including complimentary Wi-Fi, CD/DVD players, and a well-equipped kitchen. Elsewhere on the property, guests are sure to enjoy the home theatre room, outdoor BBQ pavilion, the inviting indoor pool and whirlpool, as well as the delicious hot breakfast buffet that is prepared daily.
- Conveniently located six miles from Indianapolis Motor Speedway
- 24-hour fitness center; indoor pool and whirlpool; outdoor gas grills
- Free hot breakfast buffet; 24-hour convenience store onsite
- Fully stocked kitchen in all guest rooms
Your Seating at the 2014 Indianapolis 500
Indianapolis Motor Speedway, located in Speedway, Indiana (a separate town completely surrounded by Indianapolis) in the United States, is the second-oldest surviving automobile racing track in the world and the highest-capacity stadium-type facility in the world. Home to the most famous open-wheel race in the world, the Indianapolis 500, it has a seating capacity of approximately 400,000. It is the largest and highest-capacity sporting facility in history; and, built in 1909, you’ll be feeling like a part of history as the races get underway.
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Staybridge Suites Indianapolis Downtown
Sheraton Indianapolis City Center
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2014 Indianapolis 500 Standard Travel Package Rates
|Staybridge Suites Indianapolis Downtown||$1,135|
|Sheraton Indianapolis City Center||$1,335|
|Conrad Indianapolis Downtown||$2,395|
|Contact our sports travel specialists for your custom trip quote.|
|*Rates are per person in USD. A 25% deposit will hold your spot. The balance will not be due until two months prior to departure. Rates include all local and state taxes.|
|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|
Download Indianapolis 500 PDF Brochure
To receive a detailed electronic brochure for the 2014 Indianapolis 500, fill out the following form. A link to the brochure will be provided once your form is submitted. We’ll also send you an email with a link to the brochure.
Our Sports Travel Specialists are available to answer your questions weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST at 1-800-465-1765.