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M. VOLLEYBALL TOUR

Italy | June 4th - 14th, 2023

 

Tour Highlights

Play four games against
high-level local competition

Visit Rome, Florence, Venice & Lake Como

Tour some of Italy's most beautiful and historic sites

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Volleyball Tour Details

Location: Italy
Dates: June 4th - 14th, 2023
Total: $4495

INCLUDED

  • Round trip airfare to Italy from JFK (one checked bag included)

  • Nine nights 4-star hotel accommodations​ (two nights in Rome, three nights in Montecatini Terme, two nights in Verona, two nights in Lake Como)

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

  • All transportation while in Italy
     

  • International health insurance
     

  • Minimum four exhibition games
     

  • All excursions outlined in the trip itinerary
     

  • Beyond Sports t-shirt and uniform top

NOT INCLUDED

  • Transportation to JFK Airport
     

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

  • One meal daily (lunch or dinner)

  • Passport fees, if applicable

  • Additional baggage fees, if applicable

PAYMENT

A $250 deposit is required to reserve your spot for the tour. The remaining balance is paid in a series of installments.

The deposit deadline is February 1st, 2023.

ACCOMMODATIONS

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

 

Register by Jan 1st to receive a $250 early bird registration discount | Promo Code: EARLYBIRD

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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

Afternoon arrival to Rome! Transfer to city center for free time to explore before our 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 guided tour of Florence with stops at Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, Gates of Paradise and Giotto's Bell Tower. Match #2 in the evening. Overnight in Montecatini Terme. 

DAY 6 

Morning departure for the Italian Riviera and the beautiful Cinque Terre villages. Full day to explore the beaches of Cinque Terre and the 5 villages that make up this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Late afternoon return to Montecatini Terme.

DAY 7 

Morning departure for Venice. Guided tour of Venice including Venice Glass Museum, St. Mark's Square, Rialto Bridge and the Grand Canal. Evening transfer to Verona. 

DAY 8

Morning sightseeing in Verona before an afternoon cooking class. Match #3 in the evening.  Overnight in Verona.

DAY 9

Morning departure for Lake Como and Lombardy region of Italy. We'll stop in Milan for free time to shop in the city center. Match #4 in the evening. Overnight in Lake Como.

DAY 10

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: activities like food tasing, kayaking and biking are all available. Farewell dinner in the evening. 

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.

 

Next Steps

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 in the process.

1.
Accept Your Invitation

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

2.
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 in registration.

3.
Begin Travel Prep

Once deposited, 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!

 

Register by Jan 1st to receive a $250 early bird registration discount | Promo Code: EARLYBIRD

 

Landon S.
Men's Volleyball, Italy

I feel beyond blessed to have been given the opportunity to play the sport I love and tour the beautiful country of Italy all in one! I met incredible new friends along the way too!

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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 2023.

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 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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