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The 101st GIRO D’ITALIA 2018

VIP one day experiences

 

4th to 27th May 2018

 

The Giro d’Italia will have its 101st edition in 2018 and the Big Start will be in Israel on Friday 4 May, 2018. Sports Tours International is an official Tour Operator for the 2018 Giro d’Italia and therefore we have some fantastic VIP options available.

On every stage, we can offer a selection of Start Town Hospitality, Finish Area Hospitality and Drive Experiences.
On selected stages there is also the opportunity for the Ultimate Giro viewing sensation – The Helicopter Experience.

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Hospitality packages for the 2018 Giro d'Italia:

Start Zone Hospitality:
Each morning the Giro starts in a new town, a new stage beckons. In each start town a village is created where the riders will sign on for the day’s stage, the sponsors will exhibit their goods (and give away a mountain of freebies – from biscuits to hats, from tins of tuna (!) to baseball caps) and the Peloton will depart for the day’s racing. Here the team buses will be parked up and set ready for last minute bike adjustments, riders to relax and prepare and for teams to work out last minute strategies. You will be part of this, the inner workings of one of the most prestigious professional sports events in the world, and one of, if not THE most, challenging pro-cycle races.
Puccini START PASS Hospitality – £100 per person, per stage
Michelangelo START PASS TOP Hospitality – £145 per person, per stage

Please see below for a full list showing which packages are available on each stage.

Finish Zone Hospitality:
If your preference is to watch the day’s winners cross the finish line in glory, then a Finish Zone hospitality pass is more suited to you. The finishing straight is typically packed with locals trying to get a glimpse of their heroes as they strive to reach the day’s podium. Every stage has slightly different considerations for the riders, be it a windy piece of road, the top of a mountain, a bunch sprint finish or a circuit of a town. There is always something to get excited about, and you will be part of that.
ARRIVAL PASS Dante Finish Hospitality – £145 per person
ARRIVAL PASS Leonardo TOP Finish Hospitality – £235 per person

Please see below for a full list showing which packages are available on each stage.

The finish hospitality in Rome is extra special....
Dante ARRIVAL PASS Finish Hospitality in Rome – £235 per person*
Leonardo ARRIVAL PASS TOP Finish Hospitality in Rome – £375 per person*
ARRIVAL PASS LOUNGE in Rome – £330 per person

Please see below for a full list showing which packages are available on each stage.

Drive Experience:
ON REQUEST
This is a fantastic opportunity to have a full day experience of the Giro d’Italia, from Start Zone through to finish-line.
Price per person – £1030

Please see below for a full list showing which packages are available on each stage.

Fly Experience – combine the Drive Experience with a helicopter flight over the Peloton:
ON REQUEST
Price per person – £1485

Please see below for a full list showing which packages are available on each stage.

Chrono experience – follow a rider or team on board of an official car during a time trial:
ON REQUEST
Price per person – £520

Please see below for a full list showing which packages are available on each stage.

Chrono Fly – Helicopter ride over a time trial stage:
ON REQUEST
Price per person – £575

Please see below for a full list showing which packages are available on each stage.

What's included with each package:

Start Village Puccini (START PASS):
When you arrive in the start stage town, the Giro Club staff will welcome you. You will receive a day pass which gives you access to the hospitality tent allowing  you to enjoy the festivities of the start area, within an enclosed area. Here you will have access to finger foods and tea/coffee and soft drinks. You will have an accreditation pass that will let you come and go as you please, and be up close to the riders and experience the exciting pre-race atmosphere.

Start Village Michelangelo (START PASS TOP Hospitality):
This is the top level Hospitality that is available at the start area. Within your enclosed hospitality zone, you will have access to a better level of catering than the normal START PASS and also the location is closer to the signing on podium. This is also where the local VIP guests will watch the start from. When you arrive in the start stage town, the Giro Club staff will welcome you. You will receive a day pass which gives you access to The START PASS TOP hospitality tent allowing you to enjoy the festivities of the start area, within an enclosed area. Here you will have access to finger foods and tea/coffee and soft drinks. You will have an accreditation pass that will let you come and go as you please, and be up close to the riders and experience the exciting pre-race atmosphere.

ARRIVAL PASS Dante Finish Hospitality:
Guests of the ‘ARRIVAL PASS’ hospitality area, can arrive at the finish a little before the cyclists, and will have access to the hospitality tent. Being in a hospitality area on the finishing straight is a great way to cheer on your favourite riders without having to push through the crowds of the general public. Viewing of the race is from the hospitality zone, standing area. The hospitality area is located on the finishing straight and will offer snack bar/coffee and drinks service. Every guest will also receive the exclusive VIP gift of Giro d’Italia.

ARRIVAL PASS Leonardo TOP Finish Hospitality:
Guests of Giro Club will arrive at the finish a little before the cyclists, and will have access to the Giro Club Truck, reserved for the top stars and located in a privileged area near the finish line. The Truck will offer snack/coffee bar service, and TV screens will broadcast the final kilometres of the race until the riders come into view. Every guest will also receive the exclusive VIP gift of Giro d’Italia.

ARRIVAL PASS LOUNGE:
Only available in Rome for the grand finale of the 101st Giro d’Italia, celebrate in style in the hospitality lounge, in prime position on the finishing straight. The race action is broadcast live inside the lounge on TV screens, and your pass allows you to move between the lounge and the final stretch of the course. Guests have access to a non-stop buffet serving a variety of appetisers, pasta dishes, main course and desserts as well as an open bar.

Drive Experience – ON REQUEST:
This is a fantastic opportunity to have a full day experience of the Giro d’Italia, from Start Zone through to Finish-line. You will be met on arrival at the Start Zone and have Hospitality Area access, before being introduced to your driver for the day who will show you to your VIP car for the day. You will follow the days stage and enjoy a box lunch en-route. At the finish line you will have access to the Giro Club hospitality with open bar and finger food catering.

Drive Experience includes:

  • Welcome by Giro Club staff Assignment of daily pass
  • Access to the Hospitality Area at Start with a brunch buffet with wide selection
  • VIP car on race
  • Packed lunch
  • Access to the Giro Club Hospitality at finish line with non-stop open bar and finger-food catering
  • Race broadcast live on plasma TV screens
  • Giro d’Italia gift
  • Shuttle service to the start city (on request)
  • Maximum of 3 guests per car

Fly Experience – only on selected stages:
This is the Ultimate Experience for Giro d’Italia and cycling fans. Not only will you have the same day as the Drive Experience, but during the day you will also have a 20 minute helicopter flight over the peloton, as  the riders race along. A bird’s eye view of the Giro d’Italia, like no other!

Fly experience includes :

  • Welcome by Giro Club staff Assignment of daily pass
  • Access to the Hospitality Area at Start with a brunch buffet with wide selection
  • VIP car on race
  • Packed lunch
  • 20 minute flight over the race in a helicopter
  • Access to the Giro Club Hospitality at finish line with non-stop open bar and finger-food catering
  • Race broadcast live on plasma TV screens
  • Giro d’Italia gift
  • Shuttle service to the start city (on request)

Chrono Experience – only on time trial stages:
Only available on time trial stages and each car is for 3 people maximum.

Chrono experience includes :

  • Welcome by Giro Club staff
  • Assignment of daily pass
  • Access to the Start Area Hospitality with a brunch buffet with wide selection of choices
  • VIP car on race behind a rider/team
  • Access to the Giro Club Hospitality at finish line with non-stop open bar and finger-food catering
  • Race broadcast live on plasma TV screens
  • Giro d’Italia gift
  • Shuttle service to the start city (on request)

Please see below for a list of available stages or, please contact us on cycling@sportstoursinternational.co.uk or call us on +44 161 703 8161

Hotel option for the final stage in Rome:

★★★★ Hotel Kolbe Rome:
We are very pleased to offer the excellent Hotel Kolbe for your stay in Rome during the final weekend of the Giro d’Italia. The Kolbe Hotel Rome is a luxury 4 star hotel offering high quality rooms and suites decorated and furnished in a modern style that blends with the ancient backdrop of the Roman Forum behind it.
This marriage of ancient and modern is the perfect way for the modern traveler to experience Rome and the hotel facilities of restaurant, bar and orange garden, together with meeting rooms, banqueting and wedding facilities, make it the perfect venue for every function.

BIKE STORAGE:
The use of our secure bike storage is included at the hotel Kolbe. As space is at a premium in Rome, this is a rare facility at hotel in Rome city centre.

GETTING AROUND:
All major tourist attractions are within walking distance. The Roman Forum is literally across the street, while the Circus Maximus, the Coliseum and Piazza Venezia are only a short walk from the hotel. The subway station “Circo Massimo” is within easy reach (800 meters). The easy access to the metro, assures that you can get to all of the city’s main tourist attractions within minutes.

With all the major sites of historic interest at only a short walk away, the Kolbe Hotel Rome will make you feel not only surrounded by but truly immersed into the magnificence of ancient Rome. The building is located in an evocative and prestigious area, right in the heart of ancient Rome and next to the city’s river, the Tiber. All around, you can see the remains of the great Roman civilisation such as the Roman Forum and the Circus Maximus – both only a few metres away.

Continue your walk to the Coliseum and Piazza Venezia and finish your wander through the past slipping your hand into the mouth of the “Bocca della Verità” the “mouth of Truth” is found inside the gorgeous church of S. Maria in Cosmedin.

Take a look at our Location page for more detailed information.

ROOM FEATURES:

  • Occupancy: 1 or 2 people
  • Room size: 20 sqm
  • En suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bathtub or shower
  • Flat screen HDTV with international channels
  • Double-glazed windows

INCLUDED SERVICES:

  • Wi-Fi: full complimentary
  • American breakfast: included
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

AMENITIES:

  • Garden Restaurant “Al Palatino”
  • Bar & Lounge Area
  • Panoramic Terrace
  • Internal courtyard garden
  • “Smart Corner”: internet & working station
  • Luggage storage

Read through the hotel’s brochure here.

Stage by stage details of the VIP packages available for the 2018 Giro d'Italia:

Team presentation – Thursday 3rd May, 2018 – Jerusalem:

  • Tickets to the team presentation of the 2018 Giro d’Italia in Jerusalem – £145 per person

Stage 1 – Friday 4th May, 2018 – ITT in Jerusalem – 10km:

  • VIP car experience – follow a rider or team in an official car. £575 per person. Max 3 in the car. Availability on request – Contact Us
  • Start Pass Puccini hospitality in Jerusalem – Not available
  • Start Pass Michelangelo Top Hospitality in Jerusalem – £145
  • Arrival Pass Dante Finish Hospitality in Jerusalem – £145
  • Arrival Pass Leonardo Top Finish Hospitality in Jerusalem – £235
  • Fly Experience – Not available

Stage 2  – Saturday 5th May, 2018 – Haifa to Tel Aviv – 167km:

  • Start Pass Puccini hospitality in Haifa – £100
  • Start Pass Michelangelo Top Hospitality in Haifa – £145
  • Arrival Pass Dante Finish Hospitality in Tel Aviv – £145
  • Arrival Pass Leonardo Top Finish Hospitality in Tel Aviv – £235
  • Drive Experience – £1030 per person. Max 3 in the car. Availability on request – Contact Us
  • Fly Experience – Not available

Stage 3 – Sunday 6th May, 2018 – Be’er Sheva to Eilat – 226km:

  • Start Pass Puccini hospitality in Be’er Sheva – £100
  • Start Pass Michelangelo Top Hospitality in Beer Sheva – £145
  • Arrival Pass Dante Finish Hospitality in Eilat – £145
  • Arrival Pass Leonardo Top Finish Hospitality in Eilat – £235
  • Drive Experience – £1030 per person. Max 3 in the car. Availability on request – Contact Us
  • Fly Experience – Not available

Monday 7th May, 2018 – rest day/riposo in Sicily

Stage 4th – Tuesday 8 May, 2018 – Catania to Caltagirone:

  • VIP car experience – follow a rider or team in an official car. £1030 per person. Max 3 in the car. Availability on request – Contact Us
  • Start Village Puccini (START PASS) – £100
  • Start Village Michelangelo (START PASS TOP) – £145
  • Arrival Pass Dante (ARRIVAL PASS) – £145
  • Arrival Pass Leonardo (ARRIVAL PASS TOP) – £235

Stage 5 – Wednesday 9th May, 2018 – Agrigento to Santa Ninfa:

  • VIP car experience – follow a rider or team in an official car. £1030 per person. Max 3 in the car. Availability on request – Contact Us
  • Start Village Puccini (START PASS) – £100
  • Start Village Michelangelo (START PASS TOP) – £145
  • Arrival Pass Dante (ARRIVAL PASS) – £145
  • Arrival Pass Leonardo (ARRIVAL PASS TOP) – £235

Stage 6 – Thursday 10th May, 2018 – Caltanissetta to Etna:

  • VIP car experience – follow a rider or team in an official car. £1030 per person. Max 3 in the car. Availability on request – Contact Us
  • Start Village Puccini (START PASS) – £100
  • Start Village Michelangelo (START PASS TOP) – £145
  • Arrival Pass Dante (ARRIVAL PASS) – £145
  • Arrival Pass Leonardo (ARRIVAL PASS TOP) – not available

Stage 7 – Friday 11th May, 2018 – Pizzo to Praia a Mare:

  • VIP car experience – follow a rider or team in an official car. £1030 per person. Max 3 in the car. Availability on request – Contact Us
  • Start Village Puccini (START PASS) – £100
  • Start Village Michelangelo (START PASS TOP) – £145
  • Arrival Pass Dante (ARRIVAL PASS) – £145
  • Arrival Pass Leonardo (ARRIVAL PASS TOP) – £235

Stage 8 – Saturday 12th May, 2018 – Praia a Mare to Montevergine to Mercogliano:

  • Car and Fly experience – follow a rider or team in an official car and helicopter ride over the race – £1485 per person – Contact Us
  • VIP car experience – follow a rider or team in an official car. £1030 per person. Max 3 in the car. Availability on request – Contact Us
  • Start Village Puccini (START PASS) – £100
  • Start Village Michelangelo (START PASS TOP) – £145
  • Arrival Pass Dante (ARRIVAL PASS) – £145
  • Arrival Pass Leonardo (ARRIVAL PASS TOP) – not available

Stage 9 – Sunday 13th May – Pesco Sannita to Gran Sasso d’Italia:

  • Car and Fly experience – follow a rider or team in an official car and helicopter ride over the race – £1485 per person – Contact Us
  • VIP car experience – follow a rider or team in an official car. £1030 per person. Max 3 in the car. Availability on request – Contact Us
  • Start Village Puccini (START PASS) – £100
  • Start Village Michelangelo (START PASS TOP) – £145
  • Arrival Pass Dante (ARRIVAL PASS) – £145
  • Arrival Pass Leonardo (ARRIVAL PASS TOP) – not available

Monday 14th May – rest day/riposo

Stage 10 – Tuesday 15th May, 2018 – Penne to Gualdo Tadino:

  • VIP car experience – follow a rider or team in an official car. £1030 per person. Max 3 in the car. Availability on request – Contact Us
  • Start Village Puccini (START PASS) – £100
  • Start Village Michelangelo (START PASS TOP) – £145
  • Arrival Pass Dante (ARRIVAL PASS) – £145
  • Arrival Pass Leonardo (ARRIVAL PASS TOP) – £235

Stage 11 – Wednesday 16th May, 2018 – Assissi to Osimo:

  • VIP car experience – follow a rider or team in an official car. £1030 per person. Max 3 in the car. Availability on request – Contact Us
  • Start Village Puccini (START PASS) – £100
  • Start Village Michelangelo (START PASS TOP) – £145
  • Arrival Pass Dante (ARRIVAL PASS) – £145
  • Arrival Pass Leonardo (ARRIVAL PASS TOP) – £235

Stage 12 – Thursday 17th May, 2018 – Osimo to Imola:

  • VIP car experience – follow a rider or team in an official car. £1030 per person. Max 3 in the car. Availability on request – Contact Us
  • Start Village Puccini (START PASS) – £100
  • Start Village Michelangelo (START PASS TOP) – £145
  • Arrival Pass Dante (ARRIVAL PASS) – £145
  • Arrival Pass Leonardo (ARRIVAL PASS TOP) – £235

Stage 13 – Friday 18th May, 2018 – Ferrara to Nervesa della Battaglia:

  • VIP car experience – follow a rider or team in an official car. £1030 per person. Max 3 in the car. Availability on request – Contact Us
  • Start Village Puccini (START PASS) – £100
  • Start Village Michelangelo (START PASS TOP) – £145
  • Arrival Pass Dante (ARRIVAL PASS) – £145
  • Arrival Pass Leonardo (ARRIVAL PASS TOP) – £235

Stage 14 – Saturday 19th May, 2018 – San Vito to Monte Zoncolan:

  • Car and Fly experience – follow a rider or team in an official car and helicopter ride over the race – £1485 per person – Contact Us
  • VIP car experience – follow a rider or team in an official car. £1030 per person. Max 3 in the car. Availability on request – Contact Us
  • Start Village Puccini (START PASS) – £100
  • Start Village Michelangelo (START PASS TOP) – £145
  • Arrival Pass Dante (ARRIVAL PASS) – £145
  • Arrival Pass Leonardo (ARRIVAL PASS TOP) – not available

Stage 15 – Sunday 20th May, 2018 – Tolmezzo to Sappada:

  • Car and Fly experience – follow a rider or team in an official car and helicopter ride over the race – £1485 per person – Contact Us
  • VIP car experience – follow a rider or team in an official car. £1030 per person. Max 3 in the car. Availability on request – Contact Us
  • Start Village Puccini (START PASS) – £100
  • Start Village Michelangelo (START PASS TOP) – £145
  • Arrival Pass Dante (ARRIVAL PASS) – £145
  • Arrival Pass Leonardo (ARRIVAL PASS TOP) – £235

Monday 21st May, 2018 – rest day/riposo

Stage 16 – Tuesday 22nd May, 2018 – Trento to Rovereto ITT:

  • VIP car experience – follow a rider or team in an official car. £575 per person. Max 3 in the car. Availability on request – Contact Us
  • Start Village Puccini (START PASS) – £100
  • Start Village Michelangelo (START PASS TOP) – £145
  • Arrival Pass Dante (ARRIVAL PASS) – £145
  • Arrival Pass Leonardo (ARRIVAL PASS TOP) – £235

Stage 17 – Wednesday 23rd May, 2018 – Riva del Garda to Iseo:

  • Car and Fly experience – follow a rider or team in an official car and helicopter ride over the race – £1485 per person – Contact Us
  • VIP car experience – follow a rider or team in an official car. £1030 per person. Max 3 in the car. Availability on request – Contact Us
  • Start Village Puccini (START PASS) – £100
  • Start Village Michelangelo (START PASS TOP) – £145
  • Arrival Pass Dante (ARRIVAL PASS) – £145
  • Arrival Pass Leonardo (ARRIVAL PASS TOP) – £235

Stage 18 – Thursday 24th May, 2018 – Milan Abbiategrasso to Prato Nevoso:

  • VIP car experience – follow a rider or team in an official car. £1030 per person. Max 3 in the car. Availability on request – Contact Us
  • Start Village Puccini (START PASS) – £100
  • Start Village Michelangelo (START PASS TOP) – £145
  • Arrival Pass Dante (ARRIVAL PASS) – £145
  • Arrival Pass Leonardo (ARRIVAL PASS TOP) – £235

Stage 19 – Friday 25th May, 2018 – Venaria Reale to Bardonecchia:

  • VIP car experience – follow a rider or team in an official car. £1030 per person. Max 3 in the car. Availability on request – Contact Us
  • Start Village Puccini (START PASS) – £100
  • Start Village Michelangelo (START PASS TOP) – £145
  • Arrival Pass Dante (ARRIVAL PASS) – £145
  • Arrival Pass Leonardo (ARRIVAL PASS TOP) – not available

Stage 20 – Saturday 26th May, 2018 – Susa to Cervinia:

  • VIP car experience – follow a rider or team in an official car. £1030 per person. Max 3 in the car. Availability on request – Contact Us
  • Start Village Puccini (START PASS) – £100
  • Start Village Michelangelo (START PASS TOP) – £145
  • Arrival Pass Dante (ARRIVAL PASS) – £145
  • Arrival Pass Leonardo (ARRIVAL PASS TOP) – £235

Stage 21 – Sunday 27th May, 2018 – Roma to Roma:
In Rome we offer a hotel stay for 2 or 3 nights at the excellent hotel Kolbe which is excellently located within walking distance from the start and finish of the final stage of the 2018 Giro d’Italia.
The final showcase stage of the 2018 Giro d’Italia takes place on an 11.8-km circuit that will be raced 10 times across the centre of Rome. The route runs along most of the roads of the 2009 TT, such as the Fori Imperiali, via Nazionale, via Sistina, Piazza del Popolo, via del Corso, via del Circo Massimo, across the Terme di Caracalla and next to the Colosseum before the finish (possibly a sprint) at the Fori Imperiali.

  • VIP car experience – follow a rider or team in an official car. £1030 per person. Max 3 in the car. Availability on request – Contact Us
  • Start Village Puccini (START PASS) – £100
  • Start Village Michelangelo (START PASS TOP) – £145
  • Arrival Pass Dante Rome (ARRIVAL PASS) – £235
  • Arrival Pass Leonardo Rome (ARRIVAL PASS TOP) – not available
  • Hospitality Tent near Rome Finish (ARRIVAL PASS LOUNGE) – £330
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Important Information:

Sports Travel – Keeping safe:
For some tips on how to stay safe whilst you travel, please have a look here

Single travellers and twin to share:
We welcome single travellers on our tours and holidays as it is a great way to join a like-minded group of people and you will make lots of new friends. If you would like to join our group as a single traveller we can offer you two options. A single room or if you want to avoid the single supplement then you can make use of our ‘twin to share’ option. We will pair you up with another rider (of the same sex) and you can enjoy the event without having to pay extra.

General, visa, passport and health information:
For passport and visa information, please check the relevant section on this page: https://www.gov.uk/browse/citizenship/passports. General Travel and health Information for your destination is available on the FCO website. Click here for the latest travel advice for Italy, and click here for useful ‘know before you go’ information also from the FCO. Please note that this information relates to UK passport holders only and that other nationalities should refer to their own authorities for this information.

Travel Insurance:
For details of specialist sports travel insurance for our travel packages, please visit our insurance page. You must ensure that your travel insurance policy covers you to participate in running events. There is additional information about our other Concierge Services on our special web page.

 

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