14 Guest Reviews
Guest Reviews for this 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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!!!
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.
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!
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!
Join us to see 4 stages of the 2019 Tour de France in the spectacular Pyrenees.
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 11 - Access to the VIP Izoard Tribune at the Stage Finish in Toulouse
- Stage 12 - Access to the VIP Departure Village & Team Paddock in Toulouse
- Stage 13 - Access to the VIP Relais-Etape in Pau
- Stage 14 - Access to the VIP Izoard Tribune at the Stage Finish on the Col du Tourmalet
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