Guest Reviews for this trip
This was our trip of a lifetime in our 50th Anniversary year. Meeting Phil Liggett who has always been the Voice of the Tour for us was a huge honour and doing it twice was just incredible; he kissed Carole - twice! Great introductions too Jacinta - thank you. Managed to meet and speak to almost all the Australian riders in the Departure village. The tie-up with Dimension Data is so worthwhile: a small budget team but such a great mission.
This was a “bucket list” trip for my husband… not sure if any other items on his list will ever be as amazing as this one! We had such a great time and looked forward to each and every stage as each one was different and informative. Jacinta and Martin actually “made” the trip for us! They are incredible… simply could not do enough… all we had to do was ask! And the best part… the laughter never stopped! Thank you so much for such a memorable trip. We will always treasure our time with the Tour de France gang!!
I have always been a huge fan of cycling and been a rider all of my life. In particular, I love the Tour de France. My wife and I have our own small business, and it is understood that in July our work output will drop off as the Tour takes over our lives. To that end, it has been a long-time desire to see the Tour in person. We looked into doing it on our own, but never felt like we could manage to cover all the details adequately and still feel like we were getting the most out of our efforts to “see it all”. That is why we decided to go with Thomson. Our tour trip provided us access to areas and aspects of the race that we never would have thought possible. We saw towns transformed before our eyes (as if by magic) as the “machine” that is the Tour de France rolls in, sets up, manages the race, then moves on to the next town. Something that you can’t imagine from televised coverage. And finally, Jacinta and Martin, our trip tour guides, raised the bar every day and provided a level of interaction and excitement within our group that made each day better than the previous one. We could not have planned a more enjoyable trip. All of our expectations were easily exceed. It simply was…...INCREDIBLE! Thanks, Thomson
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!