SPAIN VOLLEYBALL TOUR
Day 1: Depart from your preferred Hub Airport with the group (JFK, ORD, or LAX). The group will be accompanied by tour coaches and Beyond Sports staff for the duration of the tour.
Day 2: Arrive to Madrid and transfer to hotel accommodations. The group will have a free day to explore downtown area before late afternoon team practice. Evening welcome dinner and ceremony at our hotel in Madrid.
Day 3: Walking tour of Madrid featuring visits to Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, Plaza de Espana, Royal Palace and Buen Retiro Park. Match #1 in the evening!
Day 4: Morning tour of Bernabeu Stadium (home of Real Madrid F.C.). Late morning departure for Valencia. We will stop in beautiful Toledo and the “city of three cultures” for a tour of the Toledo Cathedral before arriving to Valencia and the Mediterranean Coast.
Day 5: Free day to explore the City of the Arts and Sciences or enjoy the beautiful city beaches of Valencia (Cabanyal Beach). Students can also rent bikes to explore the downtown area of Valencia. Match #2 in the evening.
Day 6: Guided tour of downtown Valencia including a trip to the Valencia Bullfighting Museum and Bullring (Museo Taurino). Match #3 in the evening followed by a group dinner to enjoy Valencia’s most-famous dish: paella!
Day 7: Morning community service activity running a sports camp for local youth. Afternoon beach time with friendly beach volleyball tournament!
Day 8: Morning departure for Barcelona and the region of Catalonia. Afternoon free time to explore La Rambla; a 1.2 kilometer pedestrian boulevard full of shopping and cultural attractions.
Day 9: Guided tour of Barcelona including stops at Montjuic Hill, sites of 1992 Olympic Games and Park Güell. Match #4 in the evening.
Day 10: Guided tour of Sagrada Familia and Barri Gotic (Gothic Quarter). Afternoon free time to continue exploring Barcelona before final group dinner and Flamenco Show!
Day 11: Morning departure for U.S. with friendships and memories to last a lifetime!
INFO FOR PARENTS
Over the last six 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.