Combining exciting event elements such as Libby Hill and Finish Line hospitality, ideally located accommodations, VIP experiences, official merchandise and functions, fan packages have been created to cater for the diverse needs of all cycling fans.
Richmond recently announced information about the successful travel organizations that have been granted Official Travel Agency (OTA) status for the event. It is through these travel experts that you can access a world of unique and exciting experiences.
Let’s explore key information about our Official Travel Agents (in alphabetical order) and the featured Official Travel Packages. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of all packages available so make sure you visit each OTA’s website and find the package that will most perfectly deliver the experience you are looking for.
CUSTOM GETAWAYS (North American OTA)
Description: Custom Getaways is a leading US Tour Operator specialising in sporting trips in general and cycling trips in particular. With alliances, partnerships and insights into the world of pro-cycling, Custom Getaways is a global specialist in cycling tour packaging and experiences. Custom Getaways is an official tour operator for iconic cycling races including; Tour de France, Etapes du Tour, Paris-Roubaix Challenge, La Marmotte and many more.
Packages: 7 distinct packages (including non-accommodation packages for locals)
Add On Experiences: 4 upgrades and experiences on offer
Entry Package: Opening Weekend – 2 nights, USD $1290 (in double occ)
Premium Package: Entire World Championships – 8 night, USD $3,595 (in double occ)
Mid-Week + Final Weekend – 5 nights, USD $2,815 (in double occupancy) / USD $3,290 (in single occupancy)
All nights in Official event hotel
Dinners on 3 nights
VIP Hospitality on finish line on day 1+2
Choice of VIP Hospitality at finish line or cobbled ‘Libby Hill’ on final weekend
Supported rides are available daily (tbd based on race schedule)
$50 Official merchandise voucher
Services of our staff and representatives on site
FLIGHT CENTRE ACTIVE TRAVEL (Asia Pacific OTA)
Description: Flight Centre Active Travel provide the opportunity to combine a love of travel, fitness and adventure in spectacular destinations all over the world. Bringing the biggest and best global adventure travel and fitness experiences, Flight Centre Active Travel even includes guaranteed entry to sold-out major events. Flight Centre Active Travel is a part of the $13.5 billion international Flight Centre Travel Group which consists of more than 30 travel companies in 11 countries, operating 2500 stores and employing 15,000 people.
Packages: 3 distinct packages
Add On Experiences: 2-5 upgrades and experiences on offer depending on Package
Entry Package: Chasing Rainbows – 4 nights, AUD $1,845 (based on twin or double share)
Premium Package: World Class Rides & World Class Racing – 8 night, Price – To Be Announced
Race of Truth – Time Trial Race Package – 5 nights, AUD $2,090 (based on twin or double share)
5 nights in 4 star Hilton Garden Inn Hotel
Welcome group dinner
Star Village walk on day 2
VIP Hospitality Upgrades
Flight Centre Active Travel race pack including cap & polo shirt
UCI World Championships Official merchandise voucher to the value of $55
On site guide support
Local taxes and charges
STA TRAVEL (European OTA)
STA Travel is the world’s largest student, youth and budget travel organisation. With offices in 75 countries across four continents, 450 stores and employing 3,000 people, STA Travel sends more than 2 million people on travel experiences each year. STA Travel specialises in cheap flights, round the world tickets, travel insurance, accommodation, and tour packages. STA Travel’s core purpose is to make travel affordable and attainable offering value with flexibility.
Packages: 5 distinct packages
Add On Experiences: 8 upgrades and experiences on offer
Entry Package: Opening Weekend – 3 nights, from £545
Premium Package: Ultimate Final Weekend – 4 nights, from £1,688
VIP Final Weekend – 3 nights, From £1,224
(Mention ‘early bird’ in your initial inquiry for 10% discount: valid until 14/11/14)
3 nights in Crowne Plaza, Downtown Richmond
3 days VIP Hospitality (Finish Line or ‘Libby Hill’)
Upgrades Available to Double Tree by Hilton
Return Flights available on request
On site guide suppor
We know that there is a wonderful travel and cycling experience waiting for you. Contact the Official Richmond2015 OTAs and we look forward to seeing you roadside!