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Italy | July 8th - 18th, 2024


Tour Highlights

Play three competitive games & attend the 2024 Women's Softball World Cup Finals

Tour some of Italy's most beautiful and historic sites

Visit Bologna, Lake Como, & Venice

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Softball Tour Details

Location: Italy
Dates: July 8th - 18th, 2024
Total: $3995


  • Nine nights hotel accommodations​ (two nights in Bologna area, four nights in Milan area, three nights in Venice area)

  • Two meals daily (students are on their own for either lunch or dinner)

  • All transportation while in Italy*

  • International health insurance while in Italy

  • Three exhibition games

  • All excursions outlined in the trip itinerary

  • One day of attendance for the World Cup Final games

  • Beyond Sports t-shirt and uniform top

*Airport transfers are included and arranged for students who arrive and depart on the designated days. If students wish to extend their stay on either end of the trip, they are responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from the hotel.


This tour is capped at 32 student-athletes. Individuals are encouraged to register as soon as they are ready to guarantee their spot.

There is not a cap for any family and friends who are interested in joining the tour.


  • Round trip airfare to Italy (flying in and out of Milan)

  • One meal daily (lunch or dinner)

  • Personal expenses (i.e. souvenirs and snacks)

  • Passport fees, if applicable

  • Additional baggage fees, if applicable

  • Trip cancellation/interruption insurance, optional

  • Tips for local tour guides, optional


All hotel stays are in 4-star hotels. Participants will share a room with another traveler, however, every participant will have their own bed.


A $250 deposit is required to reserve your spot for the tour. The deposit deadline is February 1st, 2024.

The remaining balance is paid in a series of installments. Partial payments can be made at your convenience prior to the deadline.


  • March 15th –– 50% balance

  • May 1st –– Remaining balance


This tour will have two rosters of 16 student-athletes. Each roster will play three exhibition competitions. Playing time will be divided up evenly among players.


Registration Deadline | February 1st, 2024


Tour Itinerary


Travel day! Depart from your preferred U.S. airport on an overnight flight to Italy.


Arrival in Milan! Connect with Beyond Sports staff at the Milan airport (LIN or MXP) and transfer to Bologna. Free time to explore before afternoon hotel check-in. Welcome dinner in the evening followed by trip orientation. Overnight in Bologna area.


Morning practice session with your new teammates. Free time to grab lunch and explore the city center of Bologna. Game #1 in the evening. Overnight in Bologna area.


DAY 4 

Bike tour of Bologna in the morning then transfer to Milan. Afternoon free time to explore Milan’s city center. Game #2 in the evening. Overnight in Milan area.


Morning boat tour on Lake Como including a visit to Bellagio; known as the "Pearl of the Lake." Afternoon free time to enjoy Lake Como at your leisure. Overnight in Milan area.

DAY 6 

Morning guided tour of Milan including Duomo di Milano and Castello Sforzesco. Afternoon free time before Game #3. Overnight in Milan area. 

DAY 7 

Morning transfer to Mestre for a full day visit to Venice. Afternoon gondola ride and free time to explore the city center. Overnight in Mestre.


Full day of watching Softball World Cup games and exploring the nearby town during down time. Overnight in Mestre.


Day trip to a nearby beach resort to relax and swim at your leisure. Overnight in Mestre.

DAY 10

Morning transfer to Milan. Enjoy an Italian cooking class and free time to do some last minute shopping before the farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Milan area.

DAY 11

Travel day! Depart from the Milan (MXP or LIN) airport 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.


Next Steps

Registration Deadline: Feb. 1, 2024

Accept Your Invitation

If you received an invitation from your coach, you can accept your invite and begin registration. If you did not receive an invite, but you are interested in joining the tour, please complete our tour application.

Register & Deposit

When you are ready to commit to the tour, submit your $250 deposit to reserve your spot. The full cost of the tour is not due immediately. Payment deadlines are outlined above and in registration.

Begin Travel Prep

Once registered, your tour coordinator will connect with you to share pre-departure information. We encourage all students who do not have a valid passport to apply for a passport as soon as possible!

Registration Deadline | February 1st, 2024

Next Steps
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Kendall C.
Italy Softball Tour, 2023

"My main fear was not knowing anybody and being on my own in a different country. But the group leaders were so cautious about counting and making sure everybody was where they needed to be. I felt very safe in their hands."

Accompanying Family Member
Australia D1 Softball Tour, 2023

​"I was suprised with how friendly and included I felt as a parent in every aspect of the tour! They gave us recommendations on where to go when we had free time and even joined us in some of those outings.  


From our hosts to tour guides, coaches, parents, players and bus drivers everyone was amazing!  Highly recommend if you get the chance to go......GO! You will make friends with girls from all over the world that are like-minded and get to experience another culture while doing something you love!"

Italy Tour FAQ
How was I selected for this tour?
Tour invite lists are a competitive selection process. We select conference statistical leaders, all-conference honorees, and coach recommendations.

Who will be my tour 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 Spring 2024.

How will I travel to Italy?
Tour participants are responsible for arranging their own air travel to and from Italy. If you’re interested in coordinating your travel plans with other tour students, please contact our staff to be connected with your tour teammates.

What do the international travel days look like?
Arrival Day. Tour participants should aim to arrive at either of the Milan airports (MXP or LIN) by the afternoon of July 9th. Our program staff will greet you upon arrival and help transfer you to the hotel. We encourage you to plan accordingly so you arrive on time and can attend your team practice and orientation.

Departure Day. Students will be transferred to either of the Milan airports (MXP or LIN) on the morning of July 18th. 

Note: More flight booking information will be shared with you after you complete registration and pay your deposit.

Can a family member or teammate travel 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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