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Women's Basketball Tour

Italy

July 20th - 30th, 2021

 Tour Price: $4,495 

 

Tour Highlights

Play 3 games against

high-level local competition

Tour some of Italy's most beautiful and historic sites

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Visit Rome, Florence, Venice & Lake Como

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1: 

Departure day! Depart from Hub Airport (JFK) with tour coaches and Beyond Sports staff on overnight flight to Italy. 


Day 2:

Morning arrival to Rome! Transfer to city center for free time to explore before afternoon hotel check-in. Evening practice time with your new teammates. Welcome dinner and trip orientation to finish our first day in Italy! Overnight in Rome.


Day 3: 

Morning guided tour of Vatican City including Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Museum. Afternoon free time to continue exploring Rome. Match #1 in the evening! Overnight in Rome.

 

Day 4: 

Walking tour of Rome including Trevi's Fountain, Spanish Steps and Navona Square. Entrance to Roman Colosseum and Roman Forum for guided tour! Post-lunch departure for the Tuscany region of Italy. Optional trip up the mountain on a cable car for beautiful views of the city and surrounding region. Overnight in Montecatini Terme.


Day 5:

Morning trip to Pisa to visit the Leaning Tower. Afternoon cooking class in Tuscany before Match #2 in the evening! Overnight in Montecatini Terme. 

Day 6:

Morning guided tour of Florence with stops at Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, Gates of Paradise and Giotto's Bell Tower. Afternoon departure for Verona. Overnight in Verona.

Day 7: 

Guided tour of Venice including Venice Glass Museum, St. Mark's Square, Rialto Bridge and the Grand Canal. Overnight in Verona.

 

Day 8:

Morning sightseeing in Verona before early afternoon departure for Lake Como and the Lombardy region of Italy. Along the way, we'll stop in Milan for free time to shop in the city center. Overnight in Lake Como area.

 

Day 9: 

Morning boat tour on Lake Como including a visit to Bellagio; known as the "Pearl of the Lake", this village of century-old buildings and stone lanes is the perfect place to soak up Lake Como's famous panorama! Match #3 in the evening. Overnight in Lake Como area.

 

Day 10: 

Free day to enjoy Lake Como at your leisure; activities like food tasting, kayaking and biking are available. Farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Lake Como area.

Day 11: 

Morning departure to U.S.A. from Milan airport (MXP) with friendships and memories to last a lifetime!​

 

Please understand that the final itinerary may change slightly based on the confirmed game schedule. We will do our best to follow this exact itinerary.

 

Our staff is available to answer any questions you or your family may have regarding the tour. Feel free to contact us at any point throughout the registration process.

Next Steps

1. Accept Your Invitation

Complete the acceptance form at the top of this page to express your interest in your tour invitation. Upon completion, check your email for information regarding registration and ways to connect with our staff. (If you did not receive an invite, but you are interested in joining our tour, please complete our program application.)

2. Connect with Our Staff
3. Register & Deposit

When you are ready to commit to the Italy Basketball Tour, create your registration account and submit your $500 deposit to reserve your spot. The full cost of the tour is not due immediately. The payment plan options are outlined in registration.

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Kessie J.
Spain Women's Basketball 2019

I would have to say the games, community service activity, and making new friends would be my favorite aspects of the trip. I enjoyed seeing how other teams play basketball compared to how we play in America. I also enjoyed connecting with local youth during our community service activity. Making friends with complete strangers was absolutely amazing because we became so close so fast! If you are unsure about attending a Beyond Sports Tour, I would definitely recommend following your heart and pushing yourself out of your comfort zone.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who will be my coach?


Beyond Sports is proud of our incredible network of college coaches that join our international trips as tour coaches! All tour coaches are current college coaches and will be announced in the fall.




What is included in the tour price?


- Round trip airfare to Italy from JFK (1 checked bag included) - 9 nights hotel accommodations (4-star) - 2 nights in Rome, 2 nights in Montecatini Terme, 2 nights in Verona, 3 nights in Lake Como - 2 meals daily (students are on their own for either lunch or dinner) - All transportation while in Italy - Minimum of 3 international exhibition games - Practice session upon arrival - All excursions outlined in the Trip Itinerary - International Health Insurance through GeoBlue - Beyond Sports t-shirt and uniform top




How will I travel to Italy?


Tour participants are responsible for arranging their own travel to and from the John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) where we will travel as a group to Italy. International airfare is arranged by Beyond. Final travel itineraries are shared with tour participants 6-8 weeks before departure.
Though international airfare is included in your tour cost, you have the option to opt out and arrange your own airfare to and from Italy. If you choose to arrange your own travel, we will apply a $800 discount to your program total.




Can a family member or teammate come with me?


Yes! We encourage our student-athletes to have friends and family join them for this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Fill out the form below to receive more information.





 
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CONTACT US

Our staff is readily available to answer your questions. 

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at your convenience.

 
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