Tour de France Burgundy
VIP Spectator Tour

2024 Tour de France VIP Spectator Tour – Burgundy

The Burgundy Vineyard package!

The Bespoke Burgundy bundle provides a premium package with a blend of 5-star accommodation, gourmet meals, exquisite wines, and exclusive VIP viewings.

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Details

Next Departure

July 3rd 2024

From

USD $4,995

Duration

5 days / 4 nights

Overview

Join us to see 3  stages, in fantastic locations, on the 2024 Tour de France in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region! A wine lovers, fairy tale package in this picturesque region of France, with unimaginable scenic VIP viewings of a start, a mid view Time Trial and a finish!

Discover the area and stages with minimal hassle as we stay in a 16th Centruy 5 star Chateâux Hotel in Pouilly en Auxois, complete with it’s own park and swimming pool.

Official Premium Tour Operator – Thomson Bike Tours is one of only 3 Official Tour Operators awarded “Premium” status 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.

Live Race Viewing

Stage 6

Mâcon > Dijon

Stage 7

Nuits-Saint-Georges > Gevrey-Chambertin

Stage 8

Semur-en-Auxois > Colombey-les-deux-Églises


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What an AWESOME experience! Seeing the TDF live, feeling the energy, observing the crowds, viewing the amazing set-up, will be forever etched in my mind! ...

Carol Schreur, USA — 2023

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Thomson Bike Tours was extremely knowledgeable and professional. Jacinta is the best! She was always working to make the experience enjoyable for all of us. ...

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Every aspect of this trip was well thought out and coordinated. The hotels, venues, meals, etc. were all first rate. Most importantly, the variety of ...

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Exclusive VIP Access

You can’t get closer to the race unless you join a World Tour team

Insider Access

Meet the riders and Tour celebrities before the race start at the Departure Village and mix and mingle in the team area with Team Paddock access — a Spectator favorite!

Relais-Etape VIP

A great view of the race and more. Start with an aperitif at the bar and a seated lunch before watching the peloton race by in the company of an ex pro.

Izoard VIP Tribune

The Izoard VIP Tribune, situated opposite the Finish Line, offers VIP hospitality and unparalleled viewing of the stage finish.

A Passionate Team

Our passionate and knowledgable Spectator team are dedicated to providing you with a truly exceptional time at major Pro Tour bike races. The infectious personality of our team add an extra dimension to an unrivalled VIP experience. Simply the most fun you can have at a bike race.

ASO Premium Status

As the number one Official Premium Tour de France Tour Operater we can offer the ultimate in race access and exclusive goodies, such as the Tour de France Roadbook – the Holy Grail - given only to teams, media & Official Tour Operators (in digital form) and a special 25% discount card for Official Tour de France stores.

Break Away

Our guide has relationships with the commentators, teams and an extensive network of insider contacts, that means on the rest days you will be treated to a backstage pass experience

Itinerary

Day Headline Description Hotel
01 Bienvenue en France! Chateau Sainte Sabine
02 LIVE Race-Viewing: VIP Izoard Finish Line Tribune in Dijon Chateau Sainte Sabine
03 LIVE Race-Viewing: VIP Relais Etape Time Trial Chateau Sainte Sabine
04 LIVE Race-Viewing: VIP Departure Village in Semur-en-Auxois Chateau Sainte Sabine
05 Au Revoir
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Day 1


Bienvenue en France!

Our staff will meet you at Lyon airport. From here we’ll transfer you in our private shuttle to our luxury 5 star Chateâux in Pouilly en Auxois . After checking in we’ll have a buffet lunch, where you’ll get a chance to meet your fellow Tour de France fans. Then it’s a short orientation meeting where we’ll run through the plans for the upcoming week.  After lunch we will head to Beaune, which is one of the villages on ‘La Route de Grand Crus’. This 60km stretch of road, from Dijon to Santenay, aptly named the Champs Elysées of Burgundy, is home to 37  wine villages! You will have free time to explore beautiful Beaune before we visit a winery, in the heart of the town. 5 kilometres of vaulted galleries dating back to the  13th century housing 2 million aging bottles! We’ll only be tasting 8 and you will receive a bottle as gift at the end of the tasting.

Day 2


LIVE Race-Viewing: VIP Izoard Finish Line Tribune in Dijon

Today we’ll head to Dijon to experience the thrill of a finish. As the capital of Burgundy, Dijon has the perfect combination of history, culture, and cuisine. Its cobbled streets, medieval buildings, and beautiful cathedrals are a sight to behold. We’ll arrive early so you have time to explore this beautiful city, you  can have lunch, maybe trying the local dish, coq au vin, paired with another local wine. . Then it’s race time! In the afternoon we will head to our exclusive VIP area on the finish line! It’s, a 3-tiered viewing area , near the finish line, offering a magical experience. As we await the riders, we take advantage of the free bar, canapes and live race coverage, until they arrive at the finish, sprinting for glory!

Day 3


LIVE Race-Viewing: VIP Relais Etape Time Trial

Today we will be in the Relais Etape, situated  on the Time Trial Course, between Gevrey-Chambertin and Nuits-Saint-Georges. This exclusive area offers a 3 course meal, a free bar, live coverage and commentary, plus entertainment! Even better news is they LOVE Thomson Spectators and spoil us rotten. The premium roadside location will offer amazing opportunities to get some great stress free shots of the riders as they pass by on their gruelling Time Trial. It’s a spectator favourite!

Day 4


LIVE Race-Viewing: VIP Departure Village in Semur-en-Auxois

As an Official Tour Operator, we have secured a visit of the ‘Team Paddock’ and Departure Village stage start. The Departure Village allows you to see sponsors and gain VIP entry, perhaps even meeting past winners of the race. Then (Covid allowing) it’s onto our favourite – the paddock is where all the cyclists and teams congregate pre-race. The area offers fantastic opportunities to get up-close to the riders and Tour celebrities, as well as getting a first-hand view of the inner workings of the Tour de France. This is the place to get those all-important autographs and pictures with the Tour celebrities and riders. After they head off you will be able to enjoy some lunch in the town, before we head back to our luxury hotel  as we watch the sprint on TV. Enjoy the pool or the park, before a final farewell dinner rounds up an amazing trip!

Day 5


Au Revoir

After all that excitement it’s time to say goodbye and we will drop you off at Lyon Saint Exupery airport.  We hope to see you back in the future. Join us on a Thomson Spectator Trip to La Vuelta, Spring Classics, or Giro D’Italia

Stage 5

Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne > Saint-Vulbas


The race’s temporary exit from the Alps will be made via Chambéry. Soon after, the peloton will be in La Bridoire, where the finish of the Classique des Alpes Juniors is regularly held. That’s a race for climbers, but they won’t get a look-in here as they head for Saint-Vulbas. After the Côte de l’Huis, tackled with 34km remaining, the wide roads beyond will be ideal for keeping a close eye on the breakaway riders. The winner’s bouquet looks destined to go to a sprinter.

Stage 6

Mâcon > Dijon


Fans of medieval architecture will be treated to aerial images of Cluny Abbey and much more. The breakaway will set off with the ambition of holding off the peloton’s pursuit though the vineyards of the Côte Chalonnaise, but the sprinters should have the last word on the 800-metre straight into the prefecture of the Côte-d’Or.

Stage 7

Nuits-Saint-Georges > Gevrey-Chambertin


Great wines for great riders! But before venturing into the heart of the vineyards, the time trial specialists will spend almost two-thirds of this time trial on forest roads. The climb of the Côte de Curtil-Vergy (1.6km at 6.1%), which comes in the final section, will test their tolerance to pain. On the face of it, there shouldn’t be any big gaps between the best riders, but who knows?

Stage 8

Semur-en-Auxois > Colombey-les-deux-Églises


Although no altitude records will be broken, the first two-thirds of this stage does feature five categorised climbs. The relentless ups and downs may put a strain on the legs at the point when the sprinters’ team-mates are starting to think about setting up a bunch finish. But the last three kilometres of the final straight, which rise slightly but steadily, could be the ideal place to bring the peloton back together.

Stage 9

Troyes > Troyes


The Tour’s first week concludes with a new feature: white roads, which are already an emblematic feature of Strade Bianche and Paris-Tours. The Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift made the first passage across Champagne’s gravel roads close to Troyes in 2022. There will be 14 sectors, including six in the final part of the stage, extending to 32km in total, each sector pitching the riders onto the gravel and into the dust.

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    Trip Hotels

    Chateau Sainte Sabine


    What's Included

    What's Included What's Not Included
      ACCOMMODATIONS AND MEALS arrow
    • 5 days / 4 nights fully accompanied trip
    • All accommodations
    • All breakfasts
    • All dinners
    • 2 lunches
    • TOUR DE FRANCE VIEWING arrow
    • TDF Stage 6: Entry to the VIP Finish Line Tribune in Dijon
    • TDF Stage 7: Entry to the Relais Etape Time Trial
    • TDF Stage 8: Entry to the VIP Departure Village and Team Area in Semur-en-Auxois
    • TRANSPORTATION arrow
    • Pick-up at Lyon Saint Exupery Airport
    • Drop-off at Lyon Saint Exupery Airport
    • All ground transportation
    • All luggage transfers
    • SUPPORT arrow
    • Services of our experienced guides
    • Snacks and drinks on the coach
    • MERCHANDISING arrow
    • Tour de France Gift
    • Tour de France Roadbook – in Digital Form
    • Special Discount card for Official Tour de France stores
    • Thomson Bike Tours T-Shirt, small Backpack, Socks and Lanyard
    • OTHER ACTIVITIES arrow
    • Wine Tasting Experience
    • Airfare
    • Travel and personal Insurance
    • Additional hotel expenses i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, gratuities
    • Staff gratuities
    What's Included
      ACCOMMODATIONS AND MEALS arrow
    • 5 days / 4 nights fully accompanied trip
    • All accommodations
    • All breakfasts
    • All dinners
    • 2 lunches
    • TOUR DE FRANCE VIEWING arrow
    • TDF Stage 6: Entry to the VIP Finish Line Tribune in Dijon
    • TDF Stage 7: Entry to the Relais Etape Time Trial
    • TDF Stage 8: Entry to the VIP Departure Village and Team Area in Semur-en-Auxois
    • TRANSPORTATION arrow
    • Pick-up at Lyon Saint Exupery Airport
    • Drop-off at Lyon Saint Exupery Airport
    • All ground transportation
    • All luggage transfers
    • SUPPORT arrow
    • Services of our experienced guides
    • Snacks and drinks on the coach
    • MERCHANDISING arrow
    • Tour de France Gift
    • Tour de France Roadbook – in Digital Form
    • Special Discount card for Official Tour de France stores
    • Thomson Bike Tours T-Shirt, small Backpack, Socks and Lanyard
    • OTHER ACTIVITIES arrow
    • Wine Tasting Experience
    What's Not Included
    • Airfare
    • Travel and personal Insurance
    • Additional hotel expenses i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, gratuities
    • Staff gratuities

    Travel details - airport departures

    Pick-up/Drop-off Info

    Arrival

    Pickup Location Time

    Lyon Saint Exupery Airport

    09:00

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    Hotel NH Lyon airport

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    09:00

    Departure

    Drop Off Location Time

    Lyon Saint Exupery Airport

    10:00



    2024 Tour de France VIP Spectator Tour – Burgundy

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