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Tour of Flanders 2018 VIP Hospitality

Sunday April 1st 2018

If you like us are looking forward to that first heroic Sunday in April then you are in luck as we offer exclusive VIP and hospitality packages for the Tour of Flanders.

For the first time in its history ‘De Ronde’ started in the city of Antwerp, on the banks of the River Schelde in 2017. The famous Muur van Geraardsbergen makes its return on the route and this in combination with the Oude Kwaremont and the Paterberg makes for an exhilarating finale.

The ‘Ronde van Vlaanderen’ is a massive popular event in Belgium. The whole nation turns out to see the heroes of cycling battle it out for the win. You can be there too and our VIP-formulas allow you to be a race insider throughout the day. Whether you choose to be at the start in Antwerp or on one of the legendary climbs in the Flemish Ardennes or at the finish in Oudenaarde, we have different VIP access options available for you. (See below)

For a detailed look at the route, click here.

Tour of Flanders weekend tours with the option of riding the Tour of Flanders Sportive:
If you are booked onto one of our weekend tours that take in both the Flanders Sportive on Saturday and the Pro race on Sunday then all the available VIP options can be booked as part of your package. You can view our weekend travel packages here.

Ghent city centre hotel:
We have the hotel NH Belfort in Ghent available for 1, 2 or 3 nights. The hotel is located right in the city centre of Ghent and it is ideal to book together with a hospitality experience. If you book the hotel with hospitality then transport to and from the hospitality start and finish venue is provided. You can view the hotel options here.

2018 Tour of Flanders VIP and Hospitality programmes:

VIP – ANTWERP START:

PROGRAMME:
Be right in the heart of the action in the new start town of Antwerp. Experience the unique start of the Tour of Flanders from a front row position. You will start your day with a VIP breakfast on the river Schelde on the luxury boat, the Ocean Diva and your day includes:

  • Welcome by Tour of Flanders hostesses
  • Access to the team zone where the teams prepare for the race. Within walking distance (Scheldekaaien)
  • Access to the VIP start area in front of the start podium. Within walking distance (Grote Markt)
  • Free race programme
  • VIP – parking access pass

PROGRAMME TIMINGS:

08.00am – 10.00am - Start of the VIP breakfast on the Ocean Diva
Continuous access to the team zone and the VIP zone in front of the podium

10.15 am - Unofficial start of the 101st Ronde van Vlaanderen

Selling price: £129 per person


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VIP – RONDE VAN VLAANDERENSTRAAT:
A programme full of atmosphere in our beautiful VIP tent at the Hotond. The ultimate race experience!

PROGRAMME OF THE DAY:

  •  Welcome provided by our hostesses, with aperitif and appetisers
  • 1x live passage of the Tour of Flanders Elite Women
  • 3x live passages of the Tour of Flanders Elite Men
  • Deluxe BBQ with fresh salads and non-stop open bar
  • Big screens so that you don’t have to miss a single second of the race
  • Unique Tour of Flanders race hat for every guest
  • Dazzling entertainment
  • Shuttle service and free race programme included

PROGRAMME TIMINGS:

09:15 – Start of the VIP shuttle service (until 10:45)
10:30 – Reception with aperitif and appetisers followed by deluxe BBQ and non-stop open bar
13:00 – Start of the live TV broadcast, which can be followed on our big screens
1x live passage of the Tour of Flanders Elite Women
3x live passages of the Tour of Flanders Elite Men
±16:40 – Finish of the Tour of Flanders, which can be followed live on our big screens followed by a reception.
18:00 – End of programme

Selling price: £270 per person

VIP – A DAY IN AN OFFICIAL TOUR OF FLANDERS CAR:

PROGRAMME OF THE DAY:

  • Meeting with your driver at a location pre-arranged with you
  • You will be accompanied by a former pro cyclist
  • VIP breakfast on the river Schelde on luxury boat, the Ocean Diva
  • Welcome by Tour of Flanders hostesses
  • Access to the team zone where the teams prepare for the race. Within walking distance (Scheldekaaien)
  • Access to the VIP start area in front of the start podium. Within walking distance (Grote Markt)
  • Experience the unique start of the Tour of Flanders from a first row position
  • Champagne and extensive XXL-packed lunch
  • First class race experience in an official Flanders Classics race car
  • Prestigious reception after the race at the town hall in Oudenaarde with lots of prominent Belgian cycling personalities in attendance
  • Return transport to the start location

PROGRAMME TIMINGS:

07.00am - Meeting and departure from a pre-arranged meeting point

08.00am – 10.00am - Start of the VIP breakfast on the Ocean Diva
Continuous access to the team zone and the VIP zone in front of the podium

10.15 am - Unofficial start of the 101st Ronde van Vlaanderen
You will see several LIVE passages of the riders at top locations in the hilly area

± 16.40 - Finish of the Ronde van Vlaanderen.

16.45 - Reception at the town hall in Oudenaarde.

18.00 - Return to your start location

Selling price: On Request

VIP – BUS ‘START TO FINISH’:

PROGRAMME:

  • Departure with in a VIP-coach at a pre-arranged meeting location
  • You will be accompanied by a former pro cyclist
  • VIP breakfast on the river Schelde on luxury boat, the Ocean Diva
  • Welcome by Tour of Flanders hostesses
  • Access to the team zone where the teams prepare for the race. Within walking distance (Scheldekaaien)
  • Access to the VIP start area in front of the start podium. Within walking distance (Grote Markt)
  • Experience the unique start of the Tour of Flanders from a first row position
  • Champagne and extensive XXL-packed lunch
  • Experience the race and view several LIVE passages of the riders along the route
  • Excellent viewing of the finish from the VIP grandstands of Flanders Classics Club in Oudenaarde
  • Prestigious reception after the race at the Flanders Classics Club after the race finish
  • Return transport to the start location

TIMING:

07.00am - Meeting and departure from a pre-arranged meeting point

08.00am – 10.00am - Start of the VIP breakfast on the Ocean Diva
Continuous access to the team zone and the VIP zone in front of the podium

10.15 am - Unofficial start of the Ronde van Vlaanderen
You will see several LIVE passages of the riders at top locations in the hilly area

±16.40 - Finish of the Ronde van Vlaanderen

16.45 - Open Bar and LIVE Music at the Flanders Classics Club in Oudenaarde

18.00 - Return to your start location

Selling price: £519 per person

VIP – 3X OUDE KWAREMONT:

PROGRAMME:

  • Welcome by Flanders Classics hostesses with Champagne and snacks
  • 1 x live passage of the Tour of Flanders Elite Ladies race
  • 3 x live passages of the Tour of Flanders Elite Men
  • Nice walking dinner and continuous open bar
  • Large screens to watch the race live
  • Personalised table with seating
  • Extensive reception with live music after the race
  • Includes shuttle service from Oudenaarde and free race brochure

TIMING:

09.15 -  Start of VIP-shuttle service (until 10.45)

10.30 - Welcome with Champagne and snacks followed by buffet lunch and open bar

13.00 - Start of live TV broadcast viewing on large screens
1 x live passage of the Tour of Flanders Elite Ladies race
3 x live passages of the Tour of Flanders Elite Men

±16.40 - Finish of the 101st Ronde van Vlaanderen can be viewed live on large TV screens followed by reception with live music

18.00 - End of programme and shuttle back to parking area

Selling price: £395 per person

VIP BUS & 3X OUDE KWAREMONT:

PROGRAMME:

This is a combination of the VIP-Antwerp start + ‘3X Oude Kwaremont’.

  • VIP breakfast on the river Schelde on luxury boat, the Ocean Diva
  • Welcome by Tour of Flanders hostesses
  • Access to the team zone where the teams prepare for the race. Within walking distance (Scheldekaaien)
  • Access to the VIP start area in front of the start podium. Within walking distance (Grote Markt)
  • Experience the unique start of the Tour of Flanders from a first row position
  • Free race programme
  • VIP – parking access pass

Transfer to Oude Kwaremont in the VIP-bus and then you will enjoy the 3 x Oude Kwaremont VIP package which includes:

  • Welcome by Flanders Classics hostesses with Champagne and snacks
  • 1 x live passage of the Tour of Flanders Elite Ladies race
  • 3 x live passages of the Tour of Flanders Elite Men
  • Nice walking lunch buffet and continuous open bar
  • Large screens to watch the race live
  • Personalised table with seating
  • Extensive reception with live music after the race
  • Includes shuttle service from Oudenaarde and free race brochure

TIMING:

07.00 - Meeting and departure from a pre-arranged location

08.00 - Start of the VIP-breakfast on the ‘Ocean Diva’ (until 10.00) followed by Access to the team zone where the teams prepare for the race. Within walking distance (Scheldekaaien)
Access to the VIP start area in front of the start podium. Within walking distance (Grote Markt)
Experience the unique start of the 101st Tour of Flanders from a first row position followed by transfer to Oude Kwaremont in the VIP-bus and then you will enjoy the 3 x Oude Kwaremont VIP package

13.00 - Start of live TV broadcast viewing on large screens
1 x live passage of the Tour of Flanders Elite Ladies race
3 x live passages of the Tour of Flanders Elite Men

±16.40 - Finish of the Ronde van Vlaanderen can be viewed live on large TV screens followed by reception with live music

18.00 - End of programme and shuttle back to parking area

Selling price: £550 per person

VIP – FLANDERS CLASSICS CLUB:

PROGRAMME:
This is a stylish VIP-formula right next to the finish line in Oudenaarde. Experience the finish of the 101st edition in style from a front row position.

  • Welcome by Flanders Classics hostesses with drinks and snacks
  • Continuous walking buffet lunch and open bar
  • Race can be followed live on large TV screens
  • Live Music
  • Finish of the Ronde van Vlaanderen Elite Ladies exclusively from VIP-grand stand seats
  • Finish of the Ronde van Vlaanderen Elite Men exclusively from VIP-grand stand seats
  • Extensive drinks reception with live music performance after the race finish
  • Free race brochure for each guest
  • VIP-parking within walking distance

TIMING:

13.00 - Opening of the Flanders Classics Club
Welcome with aperitif, buffet and open bar
Start of live tv-broadcast on large TV screens

± 13.45 - Arrival of the Ronde van Vlaanderen Elite Ladies

± 16.40 - Arrival of Ronde van Vlaanderen Elite Men
Drinks reception with open bar and live music

18.30 - End of programme

Selling price: £265 per person

VIP – LUNCH STADHUIS (TOWN HALL) OUDENAARDE:

PROGRAMME:

Welcome by Flanders Classics hostesses and with Champagne and snacks in the beautiful, historic town hall of Oudenaarde

  • Four course lunch with exclusive wines served at your table
  • TV screens to follow the race live
  • Flanders Classics Club at the finish
  • Exclusive view of the finish of the Ronde van Vlaanderen Elite Men from the honourary grand stands
  • Prestigious reception after the race in the town hall of Oudenaarde, in the presence of the Mayor of Oudenaarde en other prominent guests
  • Race brochure for each guest
  • VIP-parking within walking distance

TIMING:

11.30 - Opening of ‘VIP-Lunch Town Hall’. Welcome with Champagne, followed by a 4 course lunch and open bar

13.00 - Start of live tv-broadcast to be viewed on large TV screens

15.00 - Welcome in the Flanders Classics Club at the finish with open bar en snacks. Exclusive view of the finish from the honorary grandstands

16.40 - Finish of the 101st Ronde van Vlaanderen Elite Men

16.45 - Reception in the town hall of the village of Oudenaarde

18.30 - End of programme

Selling price: £395 per person


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