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★★★★★ 37 Reviews
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★★★★★

A truly “bucket list” trip! Every thing was so well organized and at a top level experience!! As Spectators, I enjoyed watching the level of organization for the riders as well! ALL the Thompson people were extremely personal and a pleasure to talk to everyone! Also got to speak to Peter and was very appreciative of the time he spent with me just discussing the whole Tour! Fantastic experience!! THANK YOU!!

★★★★★

Great trip. I would recommend a Thomson tour to anyone who wanted to see professional cycling.

★★★★★

Jacinta McHale is a super-star of hospitality and planning….she made our experience what it was…she made our dreams come true! She is the tour!!

★★★★★

I entered the trip with slight trepidation. Would it be too exhausting, would it be too fleeting, would my wife, less fanatical than my son and me, be bored? Day one was so exceptional that any trepidation disappeared and the trip from that point on went from strength to strength. As a family we voted this trip as an all time best vacation. It was more than just seeing the Tour up close and personal. As we traveled we became a community of fans with an exceptional pair of tour guides. Every day was an adventure. We never worried. We laughed out loud, we became a family, and were very sad to see the trip end. Saying au revoir was tearful.Our family will never forget this trip.If considering going to the Tour De France it’s the only way to go. Just ask Phil Liggett, Paul Sherwin, Geraint Thomas,Team Data Dimension, Nairo Quintana, Peter Sagan, Froomey etc,, who we met up close and personal. I have the video and the pictures to prove it.We sat on a Team bus on day one! Team Sky hung around in Paris and we got autographs and sang with the fans. A notebook of autographs is treasured by my son.This company does not disappoint. Jacinta and Martin can visit with us anytime. Vive le France! Vive Thomson Tours! We still cant believe it happened.

★★★★★

​Thomson spectator tour went above and beyond. All my expectations were met. I had a dream vacation!

★★★★★

If you have ever had a doubt about doing a Spectator tour with Thomson’s, do NOT doubt. You will go places you NEVER expected, see and MEET people you never thought possible, be photographed with announcers, riders, mechanics, sport directors, etc. It is the most amazing experience you will ever witness in the pro cycling world. If you know and understand cycling this is for you, because you have no idea what it takes to put on a race like this. If you know a little or nothing about pro cycling be prepared to be swept off your feet. Dare I say you meet some of the nicest people who are your fellow guests, some remain friends for years. Can’t wait for my next trip. Chapeau!.

★★★★★

I have never had so much fun in my life. I was entertained every day by Jacinta and Martin or by the other members of our group.

★★★★★

We got into places, saw things and people, did things with very few other people around. That shows planning, experience and access that few other people have. It’s a special trip.

★★★★★

This was our second tour with Thomson Spectator Tours and we were not disappointed. Jacinta makes sure that all the accommodations and food are top notch and that everyone is engaged within the group. There is no better way to experience the tour up close and personal, even if you are a Tour de France novice. You learn so much about the organization of the Tour and the riders that you would never get from sitting at home watching the TV.

★★★★★

In our opinion Thomson Tours ticked every box as far as providing a fantastic memory for everyone. Their attention to detail was fantastic and you were never left wondering where you were meant to be.

★★★★★

Amazing! Could not have been better! Exceeded expectations!

★★★★★

From start to finish the trip was first class.Great group to travel with. Jacinta was unbelievable. She made the trip. Would recommend this trip to anyone wanting to view the tour. Our trip included the novice to a 75 year old that new all teams and riders.

★★★★★

The trip to the Tour de France in the Alps in 2017 was one of the top 3 trips that i have taken. The organization was superb and the access to riders and teams was really good. Jacinta our guide made all this happen. We also had a fun time. We were the group that modeled the KISS band and were on the road side 2K from the summit of Galibier. What more can you ask for!

★★★★★

Thomson Tours is the ultimate in VIP Spectator Experiences. Their guide, Jacinta, is so knowledgeable and super fun. She took 10 strangers and turned us into friends in a week - all while viewing the biggest cycling race of the year.

★★★★★

Jacinta was excellent in everything! She was fun and made the group bonded easily. We were 10 strangers and became friends within hours. Thanks to her for an enjoyable trip!

★★★★★

I came with high expectations of the entire spectator experience and it was exceeded manyfold in many ways. Thank you!!!!

★★★★★

Thomson Spectator tours are amazing. They bring complete strangers together and make a crazy family together for a week or 10 days. Some of us remain friends for a long time after the Tour is over. Much attention is given to detail. TDF is a moving object many snap decisions need to be made to accommodate. Thomson does this well. Kudos.

★★★★★

Seeing the TDF was a bucket list item for me and I can truly say I have ticket this off the list in style. The spectator trip was a well thought out and balanced trip that gave us a up front and personal taste of the most important aspects of the TDF. A sprint finish, meeting a team on a rest day, a mountain top finish, a start and the finale on the Champs Elysee on the finish line. Thank you Thomsons and very specifically Jacinta, our guide that went well above and beyond her duties and exceed all our expectations.

★★★★★

From start to finish the trip was first class.Great group to travel with. Jacinta was unbelievable. She made the trip. Would recommend this trip to anyone wanting to view the tour. Our trip included the novice to a 75 year old that new all teams and riders.

★★★★★

Thomson Tours is the ultimate in VIP Spectator Experiences. Their guide, Jacinta, is so knowledgeable and super fun. She took 10 strangers and turned us into friends in a week - all while viewing the biggest cycling race of the year.

★★★★★

Great experience ever and great hostess, nice people

★★★★★

The trip exceeded all expectations. The group was outstanding, staff exceptional & the tour activities were exciting. I was exhilarated & exhausted at the end of most days. I loved how close we got to the cyclists, that Jacinta got us to our destinations ahead of crowds, seeing how the Tour works, being at mountain stages, being at the finish line & enjoying the VIP tents. I am now more than a bit spoiled. I have watched the Tour for more than 20 years & this trip was fabulous.

★★★★★

Jacinta was excellent in everything! She was fun and made the group bonded easily. We were 10 strangers and became friends within hours. Thanks to her for an enjoyable trip!

★★★★★

The trip was awesome. Every day exceeded my expectations. Getting in so close to all the action and the personalities brought a new dimension to the Tour De France. Watching it every year on TV will bring back many memories and appreciation for what is happening on the ground. Our tour guide, Jacinta’s passion was contagious and made every day a blast from departing the hotel after breakfast till arriving back many exciting hours later. We were so fortunate to have someone that made all the logistics work ensuring that we got the best experience possible. What seemed like an overkill on logistics and arrangements on day one quickly became a recipe for success ensuring we had front row seats at each vantage point. Thank you for a unforgettable experience Thomson Bike Tours and Jacinta.

★★★★★

As a Tour de France junkie, this trip let me actually feel the nature of the event. We got to experience the start, the finish, the mountains, the parade of advertisers prior to the riders, the Tour village and even got to meet some of our favorite announcers.

★★★★★

the whole experiance was fantastic made even more memorable by all the time and effort that Jacinta put in and not forgetting our driver geordia, they made an excellent team

★★★★★

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★★★★★

The spectator tour was fabulous!! Jacinta made sure that all our accommodations, meals and travel were first class. Every minute was packed with information and experiences. There is no other way to experience the Tour except as a VIP through Thomson Travel. I would definitely recommend the spectator tour to anyone wanting to have the trip of a lifetime. I hope to go on another tour soon!

★★★★★

This was so much better than I expected it to be and I had high hopes. Ha into, our guide, made this a standout adventure in a lifetime of great vacations.

★★★★★

Great experience provided by a great guide. Worth repeating and recommending.

★★★★★

Fantastic! You really see how the tour works from the inside.

★★★★★

Thomson Bike Tours provided us with a once in a lifetime experience that we could NEVER have recreated on our own. We just sat back and let our guide do all the work while we enjoyed being within inches of riders as they sped past us to the finish line. The accommodations were excellent, as were the food and wine. Everything really was spectacular and fun! We will definitely be back! Maybe to ride next time!

★★★★★

Fantastic! A trip the combines the excitement of watching TDF on site, opportunity of close look of behind scene events, stunning scenery, and gourmet food all together. A dream come true experience.

★★★★★

very good, worthwhile

★★★★★

Thompson’s TDF Spectators Tour was absolutely amazing from the first minute to the last! Truly a VIP experience! Loads of fun and extremely interesting! We’ve always been huge fans of the Tour de France but we now have an even greater respect for the riders, and the event itself. One that can’t be explained, it must be experienced. Our tour guide, Jacinta, spoiled us for all other tour guides - she’s beyond awesome and made the trip especially fun! It was a one-of-a-kind trip that we’ll never forget!

★★★★★

Excellent trip, I would recommend it to anyone. Jacinta is so helpful & makes sure everyone is having a great time. Seeing Froome running with his bike right in front of us, is something I will never forget.

★★★★★

Every possible need and concern was addressed. Our comfort and ease of moving around was aways of upmost importance and guaranteed- everything was first rate!!!