Men's Tour

June 14th - June 24th

Tour Cost


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Deposit: January 11th


Deposit: March 8th


Final Payment: April 26th


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Josh Erickson, Program Director

My name is Josh Erickson, Program Director and co-Founder of Beyond Sports. I am excited to invite you to join our Italy Volleyball Tour! The first time I traveled to Italy, I was fascinated by the ancient ruins of Rome, the delicious food, the beautiful countryside, and the rich history that you can find on every street corner. This trip will include visits to some of the world's most famous places, and volleyball games with some of the top clubs in the country. I am here as a resource for you and your parents leading up to the trip, so please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions. I look forward to meeting you soon and sharing an incredible experience together in Italy!



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Day 1: Depart from your preferred Hub Airport with the group (JFK). The group will be accompanied by tour coaches and Beyond Sports staff for the duration of the tour.

Day 2: Arrive to Rome in the morning. Hotel check-in and free time in the afternoon before an evening practice. Welcome dinner to follow.


Day 3: Vatican City Tour in the morning (Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica, and museum). Free time in the afternoon to explore Rome independently. Match #1 in the evening!

Day 4: Guided tour of Rome in the morning to see Trevi's Fountain, Spanish Steps, Navona Square, and a visit inside the Coliseum! Match #2 in the evening.

Day 5: Late morning departure for Montecatini Terme for two nights in the Tuscany region of Italy. Afternoon free time with an optional trip up the mountain on a cable car for beautiful views of the city and surrounding region!

Day 6: Guided city tour of Florence. Explore the capital of the Tuscany region and the birthplace of the Renaissance, including Palazzo Vecchio and the Cathedral of Santa Maria. Match #3 in the evening.

Day 7: Morning departure for Venice! Guided tour of the island including Venice Glass Museum, St. Mark’s Square, Rialto Bridge and the Grand Canal. Overnight stay in Mestre.

Day 8: Morning departure for the Lake Como area and the Lombardy region. Along the way, we'll stop in Milan for a city tour and free-time. Arrive to Lake Como in the evening, followed by dinner.

Day 9: Enjoy a 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 #4 in the evening!


Day 10: Free day to enjoy Lake Como at your leisure; activities like kayaking and biking are available. Match #5 followed by a farewell dinner in the evening.

Day 11: Morning departures home from Milan airport (MXP) with friendships and memories to last a lifetime!​



Over the last eight years of operating international experiences for thousands of college athletes, we've learned that parents typically have two questions:

1) Will my son/daughter be safe while abroad?

2) Can I come?

Our top concern at all times is student safety during our trips. In an effort to help make you as comfortable as possible before and during your student's experience abroad, we encourage you to set up a time to discuss safety with one of our Program Directors. Also, if you'd like to speak with the parent of a past participant, we'd be happy to facilitate that connection.

If you would like to join your student-athlete's tour, please fill out the form below. Please understand that we are unable to provide any logistical support to parents traveling independently of the tour.