Tour de France VIP Spectator Tour – Grand Depart

Tour de France VIP Spectator Tour – Grand Depart

Has travelling to the Tour de France been your dream? If so, then open your eyes and let the show begin

The rolling circus, hoards of fans, gleaming bikes, fresh legs , excited teams, megalithic monuments, delicious seafood, medieval towns, crisp sea air – welcome to the Grand Depart in Brittany!

Overview

Details

Next Departure

June 23rd 2021

Price

USD $4,295

Duration

7 days / 6 nights

Overview

Join us for the Grand Depart to see the Team Presentation Ceremony and the first 3 stages of the 2021 Tour de France in magical Brittany! With its rugged coastlines, jagged cliffs and spectacular seascapes, it’s going to provide a monumental backdrop for the greatest race on earth.

Discover the area and stages with minimal travel time. The first week of the Tour de France is amazing – it’s quieter, everyone is full of positive energy with plenty of time for the fans, plus we have secured a hotel in Concarneau, home to a walled Medieval Village and stretches of sandy beaches.

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

Team Presentation

Team Presentation

Stage 1

Brest > Landerneau

Stage 2

Perros-Guirec > Mûr-de-Bretagne

Stage 3

Lorient > Pontivy

Book with Confidence Commitment

Because of the uncertainty at present due to Covid-19, we are offering a greater level of flexibility. Our Book with Confidence commitment is designed to give you peace of mind by providing a full refund for cancellations received before March 31.


star star star star star
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 ...

Nancy Ferguson, Canada — 2019

star star star star star
Want to see the REAL Tour D France!!! Thomson tours makes this a reality. Behind the scenes where the public does not belong is a ...

Norma Dragani, USA — 2019

star star star star star
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 ...

Cynthia Barton, USA — 2016

See more reviews

Exclusive VIP Access

You can’t get closer to the race without joining 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 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 Hotel Les Sables Blancs
02 Brest and the Team Presentation Hotel Les Sables Blancs
03 Breakaway Hotel Les Sables Blancs
04 LIVE Race-Viewing: VIP Finish-Line Tribune in Landerneau Hotel Les Sables Blancs
05 LIVE Race-Viewing: VIP Relais Etape Hotel Les Sables Blancs
06 LIVE Race-Viewing: VIP Departure Village in Lorient Hotel Les Sables Blancs
07 Au Revoir
Itinerary View Itinerary View
Map View Map View
01
02
03
04
05
06
07

Itinerary Detail

Day 1


Bienvenue en France

Our staff will meet you at Rennes airport. From here we’ll transfer you in our private shuttle to our hotel in Concarneau! After checking in we’ll have 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 you will have time to explore the quaint walled town. This is without doubt Concarneau’s most popular tourist attraction. This old stone fortified ‘town’ has just a few narrow streets filled with shops and restaurants, where geraniums tumble from window boxes. Take a walk around the ramparts for spectacular views over the area.

Day 2


Brest and the Team Presentation

Today we head to Brest – the city with over a thousand years of history. Located on the tip of the French region of Brittany, Brest has been one of the key cities in countless numbers of battles and is currently home to one of France’s three naval bases. Take a tour and discover a city that is known for its breathtaking landscapes and scenic coastal areas. Late afternoon we’ll head to the Team Presentation Ceremony. This superb experience will allow you to see all the teams before their gruelling tour, get lots of photos and see every rider take the stage! It’s an amazing pre-race event with a really exciting atmosphere.

Day 3


Breakaway

On  a Breakaway day anything can happen! This is where we explore all the local area has to offer. Brittany is blessed with unique historic heritage, stunning seascapes and iconic sites. In all it’s richness and variety there are unmissable sites and experiences to behold. Join your guides as  they whisk you away from the peloton for a day of exploration

Stage


Has travelling to the Tour de France been your dream? If so, then open your eyes and let the show begin

Stage

Team Presentation


Stage

Grand Depart


Stage 1

Brest > Landerneau


In a post card type scenery, going through Locronan and Quimper, this first day will offer no respite. The never ending accelerations due to the frequent changes in direction, the windy parts in the Monts d'Arrée and a finish at the top of 3-km hill at an average 5.7% (including parts at 14%) will crown one hell of a puncher.

Stage 2

Perros-Guirec > Mûr-de-Bretagne


The first part of the race will allow the riders to appreciate the wild and unique beauty of the Côte de Granit rose. The route then heads inland towards a mouthwatering final section: the double climb up the Côte de Mûr-de-Bretagne. The Mûr will be an unforgiving judge, especially since the riders will start the climb almost from a standstill, unlike the previous year when momentum saw them through the first part of the climb.

Stage 3

Lorient > Pontivy


Warren Barguil, best climber of the 2017 Tour should have all eyes on him as he takes off from his birthplace. Unfortunately he won't be in the spotlights at the finish: at the Château des Rohan the sprinters certainly won’t miss out on this first opportunity to express themselves.

Stage 4

Redon > Fougères


This journey through Argoat, the beautiful inland Brittany entirely set in the Gallo country and going from one side to the other of the Ille-et-Vilaine area is another fine opportunity for the sprinters. Unless if audacious riders make the best of the hilly forrest roads or windy conditions on the few unsheltered uplands to remain clear of the hungry pack.

Tour de France


Dates & Prices Illustration

Dates & Prices

Date Booking Status Availability Price / Per Person Single Supplement
2021
June 23 - June 29
Taking Bookings
Places Available
USD $4,295
USD $950
Book this trip
Close

Waiting List


Sign up to the waiting list for this departure, to be notified if a space becomes available. Please fill out the information below:



    Trip Hotels

    Hotel Les Sables Blancs

    View website arrow


    What's Included

    What's Included What's Not Included
      Accommodations & Meals arrow
    • 6 days / 5 nights fully accompanied trip
    • All accommodations
    • All breakfasts
    • All dinners
    • All but 3 lunches
    • Tour de France Viewing arrow
    • Team Presentation
    • Stage 1: Entry to the VIP Izoard Tribune on the Finish Line
    • Stage 2: Entry to the VIP Relais Etape
    • Stage 3: Entry to the VIP Departure Village and Team Area
    • Transportation arrow
    • Pick-up at Rennes Airport
    • Drop-off at Rennes Airport
    • All transportation during the trip
    • 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 – the Holy Grail - given only to teams, media & Official Tour Operators
    • Special Discount card for use in Official Tour de France stores
    • Thomson Bike Tours T Shirt, musette and Lanyard
    • Other activities arrow
    • Visit to Corncarneau
    • Breakaway Brittany Day
    • Airfare
    • Travel and personal insurance
    • Additional hotel expenses i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, gratuities
    • Staff gratuities
    What's Included
      Accommodations & Meals arrow
    • 6 days / 5 nights fully accompanied trip
    • All accommodations
    • All breakfasts
    • All dinners
    • All but 3 lunches
    • Tour de France Viewing arrow
    • Team Presentation
    • Stage 1: Entry to the VIP Izoard Tribune on the Finish Line
    • Stage 2: Entry to the VIP Relais Etape
    • Stage 3: Entry to the VIP Departure Village and Team Area
    • Transportation arrow
    • Pick-up at Rennes Airport
    • Drop-off at Rennes Airport
    • All transportation during the trip
    • 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 – the Holy Grail - given only to teams, media & Official Tour Operators
    • Special Discount card for use in Official Tour de France stores
    • Thomson Bike Tours T Shirt, musette and Lanyard
    • Other activities arrow
    • Visit to Corncarneau
    • Breakaway Brittany Day
    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

    Travel Details

    Arrival

    Pickup Location Meeting Time

    Rennes Airport

    10:00am

    Departure

    Drop Off Location Arrival Time

    Rennes Airport

    09:00am



    Tour de France VIP Spectator Tour – Grand Depart

    Dreaming with your eyes wide open!