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27 May 2018
Indy 500

The Indianapolis 500 is renowned for being the world’s most famous and prestigious auto race of all time. Since 1911 it has taken place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, known as ‘The Racing Capital of the World’. The Indy 500 race is all about celebrating the history of good old fashioned motorsport and ‘should be on every racing fans to-do list’.

27 May 2018
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Overview

For the 2018 Indy 500 we are offering a 4-night package staying at the Hampton Inn located in the centre of downtown Indianapolis, together with an optional extension to New York for 3 nights - a great combination we think! 

There are plenty of cafes and restaurants nearby dishing up traditional American food at great value prices. Alternatively, if you fancy something more formal, Indy has over 200 restaurants to choose from serving delicious cuisine from around the world.

The city comes alive after dark with hundreds of places for ‘good times and good conversation’. Some of the popular bars include Jazz kitchen, Cadillac ranch and Nicky Blaine’s.

*banner image credit - Walt Kuhn

 

 

Itinerary

4 nights in Indianapolis - Indy 500's 102nd Year!  See below for our New York Extension!

Thursday 24 May
Fly from London Heathrow with American Airlines at 1005h with arrival into Indianapolis at 1725h local time. On arrival make your way the short journey to your accommodation by taxi where four nights at the downtown Hampton Inn on continental breakfast basis is reserved for you and our representative will be available during the weekend to assist you and accompany all speedway transfers.

Friday 25 May
Free in Indianapolis. 

Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 May
Return transfers to the circuit are included on both days and on Sunday with a 'Police Escort' to reach the Speedway quickly and avoid the heavy traffic, it's pretty exciting too!   On Saturday there is entry to the drivers meeting and on race day a numbered seat in the Paddock Stand* is included for the Indy 500. The Gasoline Alley tour and the Hall of Fame Museum ticket is also included. 

Monday 28 May
Make your way to the airport in good time for your flight departing at 1908h

Tuesday 29 May
Your flight is scheduled to arrive into Heathrow at 1025h

 

4 nights in Indianapolis & 3 nights in New York

Thursday 24 May
Fly from London Heathrow at 1230h with Delta Airlines with arrival into Indianapolis at 1952h local time.  On arrival make your way to your accommodation where four nights at the downtown Hampton Inn on continental breakfast basis is reserved for you and our representative will be available during the weekend to assist you and accompany all speedway transfers.

Friday 25 - Sunday 27 May
As per our itinerary above.

Monday 28 May
Make your way to the airport in good time for your flight departing at 1200 with arrival into New York at 1403.  On arrival make your own way to the hotel by taxi or public transport where three nights at the TRYP by Wyndham on room only basis is reserved for you.  Private transfers can be arranged at a supplement. 

Tuesday 29 May - Wednesday 30 May
At leisure.

Thursday 31 May
Make your way to JFK airport for your direct return flight departing at 2030.

Friday 1 June
Arrival into Heathrow is at 0845. 

 

Hotel No. of Nights Price per Person Single Supplement
Hampton Inn 4 £1699 £400
Hampton Inn & Tryp, New York 7 £CALL £CALL 

Based on 2 sharing a twin or double room

There are no direct flights between the UK and Indianapolis, timings in our itinerary are an example as there are many flights and routes available.   All flights are subject to availability at the time of booking and should any supplements apply due to increased airfares you will be advised at the time of your enquiry

*Ticket upgrades and entry to watch the Indianapolis 500 Parade are available - please ask for details.

An itinerary that's designed for you - If this Indy 500 itinerary doesn't meet your requirements, please call us to speak to one of our specialists. We will happily discuss your plans and design an itinerary just for you. Whether you would prefer flights from a regional airport or prefer to spend longer at the destination all of our tours can be tailor made for you - 0116 231 1222.

Hotels

Hampton Inn, Downtown Indianapolis***
Hampton Inn Downtown Indianapolis

The Hampton Inn is located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis in the historic Chesapeake Building.   Directly across from Circle Centre shopping mall and within walking distance of a great...

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TRYP by Wyndham Times Square South***
Located in the heart of midtown Manhattan on West 35th St. between 8th & 9th Avenues. Featuring Mediterranean origin furnishings blended with New York City chic all rooms offer HD TV's, free...
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Circuit & Tickets

Tickets are included in our package price for both days.  You can also prebook Friday tickets if you wish or buy them at the gate. 

On Saturday you will receive entry to the drivers meeting and on Sunday a seat in the Paddock Grandstand for the Indy 500.

Client Testimonials
Thanks to you for your hard work on my behalf. It was awesome had a brilliant time so much better than F1 at Silverstone the Americans are very fan focused. I would look into adding Carb day to your package only $30 on the Friday but easy to get to from the hotel. The whole experience from beginning to end was good.hotel.your representative & police escort to track was so cool.plus the race itself was excellent
Don Yelf & Carol Jefferies
Indy 500 2017
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Just like to say a very big Thank You for our recent trip to the Indy 500, the trip was wonderfully organised. Robert and the coach driver were always at hand for any questions we had and the whole event was well organised. As for the race it was the most exciting motor event I have ever been to and something I will always remember
Graham Smith
Indy 500 2017
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Thank you to Debbie and Tessa for looking after us at Indy 500. It was very well organised and Debbie went above and beyond to check our homeward flight as we had problems checking in online, even though she was travelling home herself. Also thanks to Mel for all the help in booking and answering any questions we had. We would not hesitate to use Grandstand again and would certainly recommend. Thanks once again it was awesome!
Carolyn, George & Daniel Vale
Indy 500 2016
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Thank you for organising a wonderful trip for the both of us to the Indy500. We were excited before we got on the plane, but the trip exceeded our expectations. Tessa the courier was very organised and bus dropped us off opposite the track and the police escort was an amazing experience, but the highlight was getting so close to the cars, walking through the pits, you could touch the tyres and talk to the mechanics - a dream trip. A definate trip we will be doing again. Thank you so much, hopefully Budapest will equally be as good.
P Jones
Indy500, 2015
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I have not long come back from Indianapolis and would like to say thank you for an amazing trip. All arrangements were fine and Tessa was very informative on our coach. I am planning to book with you again next year to the Indy 500 or the Monaco Grand Prix. Thank you again
Mr T Haden
Indy 500 May 2016
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