Tour de France • VIP access

Spectator Short Paris & Lyon

July 20th – July 24th, 2023 • non-cycling

This trip begins in Lyon with a stop in the Burgundy region before finishing in Paris. It is a great itinerary for a short trip and we will have excellent access to the Tour de France and will enjoy VIP access at a stage start and at 2 stage finishes!

This trip is designed for non-cyclists, so it is perfect for anyone who loves pro cycling and wants to experience the Tour de France. After seeing the stage start in Moirans-en-Montagne, we will do a winery tour and tasting. After our time in Lyon, we will train to Paris with a private viewing of stage 20 on TV as we do a river cruise up and down the Seine river in Paris.

For the final stage of le Tour in Paris, you will have access to the Grand Palais grand stands located on the Champs Elysees. You will witness the racers pass 8 times directly in front of you and 8 times on the other side of the street. This VIP venue offers soft drinks and beer and you will receive a gift from the Tour organizers. It is a nice way to see the Tour and finish your trip!

Trip Highlights

  • VIP viewing of 3 stages
  • Pictures on the podium
  • Access to partner’s VIP Start Village
  • Access to Izoard VIP venue near finish
  • Grand Palais grandstands VIP for Tour finish in Paris
  • Winery visit
  • Paris river cruise

VIP access to 3 stages, pictures on the podium, winery, Paris river cruise

Starting Price

$3,900/person View all


July 20th
July 24th


4 stars


5 days, 4 nights


Lyon and Paris

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Day 01

Arrival in Lyon and welcome dinner

Date Thursday, July 20 Hotel Location Lyon

Welcome to France! We will be meeting in the lobby of our Lyon hotel at noon. This hotel will be home for two nights and is strategically located for our race activities in the next couple of days.

After we meet in the lobby, we’ll hit the ground running and will transfer to the finish of today’s stage in the beautiful town of Bourg-en-Bress. We will tour the official podium and have pictures taken individually and as a group.

According to le Tour’s director, Christian Prudhomme, “The sprinters will have needed to show real determination to get through the shock of the Tour’s stint in the Alps. They’ll be rewarded with a stage where the route avoids the hills and should facilitate their return front and centre. On the straight final kilometre, they’ll be able to get right up to maximum speed again.”

We’ll have the opportunity to be at the finish area in our Izoard VIP venue. Located near the finish line, this venue has snacks, drinks, beer,TVs and private restrooms…a great way to see the race! Champagne will be served at the end to toast the stage winner.

Tonight we’ll enjoy a welcome dinner in the hotel restaurant. In addition to meeting our fellow travel guests at dinner, we’ll go over the itinerary for the trip. Each guest will receive a gift from Custom Getaways and from Tour de France. You will also receive a discount card for 30% off official le Tour merchandise.

Day 02

VIP access to start village and winery tour and tasting

Date Friday, July 21 Hotel Location Lyon

Good morning. We start today with a transfer to the Start Village in Moirans-en Montagne. You will love the energy of le Tour! We’ll have VIP access to the departure village with coffee, snacks, tour officials and merchandise tents. You will also be able to see the riders interviewed at the sign-in stage before they begin this important mountain stage.

After the racers depart, you will have time for lunch in town before we make our way back to Lyon. Along the way, we will stop for a winery tour and tasting. This region, located between Burgundy and the Rhone valley offers some unique wines and authentic French scenery.

Tonight you will be on your own for dinner. Outside the hotel is a local train/metro that travels into Lyon center. You’ll have many restaurants to choose from in addition to enjoying the Lyon scene.

Day 03

Train to Paris and private viewing of stage 20 on river cruise

Date Saturday, July 22 Hotel Location Paris

We will get an early start this morning and take the train to Paris. After dropping our luggage at the hotel, just blocks from the Champs Elysees, we’ll walk to the river Seine for a lunch cruise.

Our cruise will start south and pass Notre Dame, Musse d’Orsay and other sights before turning around and heading north to the Eiffel Tower. We will enjoy a late lunch with drinks as we watch stage 20 on TV. It is a fun way to watch the race in an inspiring setting!

After the race ends, we will stroll up the Champs Elysees to our hotel. You can stop at a cafe for a quick bite or make a reservation at a Paris legend like Foquet’s.

Day 04

Viewing of the final stage in Paris VIP venue

Date Sunday, July 23 Hotel Location Paris

You will have some free time this morning to explore Paris. Our hotel is within walking distance of the Arc de Triomph and the Champs Elysees…so many options from which to choose.

We will meet as a group around 14:00 and walk to the Grand Palais grand stands to view the finish of le Tour. Located on the Champs Elysees, this VIP venue offers soft drinks, beer and TVs to watch the race before it passes in front of us 8 times and then 8 times on the other side. Guests also receive a gift from le Tour organizers.

You’ll be on your own to stroll back to the hotel at your leisure or stop at one of the many restaurants along the Champs Elysees.

Day 05

Au revoir!

Date Monday, July 24

Check out of your hotel by noon or extend your stay in the City of Light. Guests are responsible for their transfers from the hotel. Custom Getaways hopes you have amazing memories of this unique experience.

We hope to see you again soon. Au Revoir!

What’s Included

  • Transfers from meeting point to drop off in Paris
  • All transfers throughout trip as needed
  • Hotel rooms based on double occupancy (4 nights)
  • All breakfasts at the hotels
  • One dinner, one lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicles with on-course accreditations
  • Pictures on the podium
  • VIP access to partner’s start village
  • VIP access to Izoard pavilion finish
  • Grand Palais VIP venue in Paris
  • Bi-lingual and bi-cultural group Leader
  • Tour de France gifts
  • Discount card for Official Tour de France stores
  • Memories to last a lifetime!

Prices & Options

  • Pricing

  • $ 3,900 per person in double occupancy
  • $ 4,300 per person in single occupancy
  • Options

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