19 Guest Reviews
Guest Reviews for this trip
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!.
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!!
Great trip. I would recommend a Thomson tour to anyone who wanted to see professional cycling.
Thomson spectator tour went above and beyond. All my expectations were met. I had a dream vacation!
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!!
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.
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 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.
Amazing! Could not have been better! Exceeded expectations!
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!
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.
I came with high expectations of the entire spectator experience and it was exceeded manyfold in many ways. Thank you!!!!
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 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.
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.
Great experience ever and great hostess, nice people
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.
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
Join us to see the adrenalin-filled final 8 days of the 2019 Tour de France including 4 stages in the Alps and the Final Stage on the Champs-Elysees in Paris!
Official Premium Tour Operator - Thomson Bike Tours is one of only two Official Premium Tour Operators to the Tour de France. Our partnership with the race organizers allows us to provide the ultimate insider Tour de France experience, complete with exclusive VIP hospitality and unprecedented race viewing opportunities.
Exclusive VIP Race Access
- Access to the Izoard VIP Tribune - VIP hospitality and race viewing at the Stage Finish.
- Departure Village VIP access - meet the riders and Tour celebrities before the race start
- Team Paddock access - mix and mingle in the team area - a Spectator favorite!
- Relais-Etape VIP access - mid-race hospitality. Includes lunch, drinks and road-side viewing
- Stage 16 - Access to the VIP Izoard Tribune at the Stage Finish in Nimes
- Stage 17 - Access to the VIP Departure Village & Team Paddock in Pont du Gard
- Stage 18 - Access to the VIP Relais-Etape in Valloire
- Stage 19 - Access to the VIP Izoard Tribune at the Stage Finish in Tignes
- Stage 21 - Access to the VIP Rive Gauche Tribune on the Champs-Elysees in Paris
Your Trip Leader: Jacinta
We can´t talk about our Spectator Trips without discussing the passion, knowledge and enthusiasm of your guide, Jacinta. A true pro, Jacinta’s wild personality and boundless energy make for a truly exceptional experience. Her connections will get you the ultimate insider access and her antics will have you howling with laughter. Simply the most fun you can have at a bike race.
VIP Departure Village Experience
VIP Finish Line Experience
VIP Relais Etape Experience