Tour de France • VIP access

Grand Depart Brittany & Normandy

June 25th – July 1st, 2021 • non-cycling

Our packages with VIP access let you live the greatest races in cycling from the inside. Imagine riding across the finish line on closed roads with crowds cheering you on, climbing the official podium or taking a selfie with your favorite rider! You've dreamed of a trip to the Tour de France, the Giro in Italy or the Vuelta a España; we can help you make it happen in the comfort of VIP venues!

The 2021 Tour de France will start in beautiful Brittany. You will have VIP access to the start village for the Grand Depart in Brest. Stage 2 will be very exciting with a route that includes 6 climbs up the famous Mur-de-Bretegne, where you will have pictures on the podium and view the finish in the VIP area near the finish. You will also have VIP viewing of the race along the course in the Relain Etape VIP venue with its 4-course lunch. Another great feature of this trip is VIP viewing of the Stage 5 Individual Time Trial in Laval.

This trip is designed for non-cyclists, so it is perfect for anyone who loves pro cycling and wants to experience the start of the Tour de France. While in this part of France, we will also tour some of the most important sites of WW II including the allied landing zone on the cliffs of Pont du Hoc, the allied cemetery and the Omaha Beach museum. This trip is an unusual combination of outstanding access to the Tour de France and great sightseeing in the Brittany and Normandy regions of northern France.

Trip Highlights

  • VIP viewing of 4 stages
  • Pictures on the podium
  • Access to partner’s VIP Start Village for Grand Depart
  • Access to Relais Etape VIP venue along the course
  • Access to Izoard VIP venue near finish
  • Visit team hotels on June 25th
  • Tour WW II sites in Normandy

VIP access to 4 stages, pictures on the podium, WW2 sites in Normandy

Starting Price

$4,200/person View all

Start/End

June 25th
July 1st

Accommodation

4 stars

Duration

7 days, 6 nights

Locations

Brest, Brittany, Normandy, Laval, Rennes

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Day 01

Arrival in Brest, Brittany

Date Friday, June 25 Hotel Location Brittany

We will be picking up at the Brest train station in the late afternoon. We will make our way to a few team hotels in hopes of seeing riders or watching the team mechanics at work, preparing for the big day. After checking into our hotel, we will enjoy our welcome dinner and get acquainted.

Each guest will receive gifts from Custom Getaways and from le Tour de France. You will also receive a discount card for 25% off official le Tour merchandise.

Day 02

VIP access to the start village and Grand Depart

Date Saturday, June 26 Hotel Location Brittany

The first stage of the 2021 Tour de France will begin in Brest.

We are very pleased to have secured VIP access to the start village for the Grand Depart of this year’s Tour. We will be able to walk around the village and see the racers lined up to start the race. We will also have a better view of the sign-in stage to hear the interviews before the race.

After the riders depart, you will be able to get some lunch before taking the afternoon to explore the town or relax at the hotel.

Tonight you will have the evening free to walk around and find a place for dinner.

Day 03

VIP access to podium and stage finish on Mur-de-Bretagne

Date Sunday, June 27 Hotel Location Brittany

Having 6 climbs up the Mur-de-Bretagne this early in the Tour is very unusual–it has the potential to separate the field very early, so this will be one of the highlights of this year’s Tour de France.

Once we arrive near the finish line, we have the privilege of touring the finish area and having pictures taken on the podium. After the podium, we have secured VIP access in the “Izoard” venue usually located 50 to 100 yards from the finish line. The Izoard is among the more exclusive areas at stage finishes where drinks and snacks are served while you watch the riders perform live as well as on the big screen TV. Champagne will be served to celebrate today’s stage winner.

We will enjoy local cuisine together at our group dinner.

Day 04

Race viewing in Relais Etape VIP venue

Date Monday, June 28 Hotel Location Omaha Beach, Normandy

Today we will drive to another great VIP venue called Relais Etape. This VIP venue is located along the route and serves an excellent, 4-course lunch with wine, beer or other drinks. Champagne will be served at the end to toast the stage winner.  Each Relais Etape guest will receive a gift from le Tour.

We will see the caravan/parade pass as it will increase the energy and excitement before the racers pass live in front of us.

After viewing the race, we will drive north to Omaha Beach in Normandy and will check into our hotel.  You can explore the area and find a cool place for dinner with new friends or relax at the hotel.

Day 05

Tour WW II sites in Normandy

Date Tuesday, June 29 Hotel Location Omaha Beach, Normandy

Today will be an amazing adventure away from the race activities.  Because of the great location of our hotel, we will be able to visit the allied landing area on the cliffs of Pont du Hoc, the allied cemetery, Omaha Beach and the Omaha Beach museum. All of these sites are very interesting and you will love the history and perspective that our outstanding guide brings.

After a very busy day of seeing the sights, we will enjoy another group dinner together.

Day 06

VIP viewing of Individual Time Trial

Date Wednesday, June 30 Hotel Location Rennes

What a great way to end an amazing trip…a time trial in Laval. After last year’s come-from-behind time trial win by Tadej Pogačar, we know how important these can be. You will have a great location in the Izoard VIP venue from which to view this spectacle.

There are TV’s located throughout the venue to watch what’s happening on the screen before the racers fly by at speeds you will not believe. This is a unique experience that you will always remember.

After the race, we will drive to our final hotel in Rennes and enjoy our farewell dinner together.  We will recall and talk about all of the great racing and history that we have just seen in such a short period of time.

Day 07

Au Revoir

Date Thursday, July 1 Hotel Location N/A

Your guides will drop you at the Rennes train station this morning. This station offers excellent train service to Paris.

We hope to see you again soon!

What’s Included

  • Transfer from Brest train station and to Rennes train station
  • All transfers throughout trip as needed
  • Hotel rooms based on double occupancy (6 nights)
  • All breakfasts at the hotels
  • 4 Dinners
  • Air-conditioned vehicles with on-course accreditations
  • Pictures on the podium
  • VIP access to partner’s start village
  • 2 VIP access to Izoard pavilion finish
  • VIP access to Relais Etape venue
  • Bi-lingual and bi-cultural group Leader
  • Tour de France welcome package and gift
  • Discount card for Official Tour de France stores
  • Memories to last a lifetime!

Prices & Options

  • Pricing

  • $4,200 per person in double occupancy
  • $4,750 per person in single occupancy
  • Options

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Trip Selected: Grand Depart Brittany & Normandy • June 25th – July 1st, 2021


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