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Spain - College Basketball 2024

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Tour Dates
June
6
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June 15, 2024
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Cost with Airfare
$4,795
Position FormSteps to Join
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Sport
Basketball
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Age Group
College
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Travel Dates
June
6
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June 15, 2024
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Number of Games
3
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Possible Cities We'll Visit
  • Madrid
  • Toledo
  • Costa Brava
  • Barcelona
  • Toledo
  • Zaragoza
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Tour Highlights
  • Guided visit of Madrid, Toledo, Barcelona
  • Entrance to El Prado Museum
  • Catamaran cruise along the cost of Costa Brava
  • Entrance to Sagrada Familia
  • Exhibition games against local clubs

Cost Overview

$4,795.00

Complete Package

(Airfare From Gateway City Included)

Round trip airfare included from USA – Gateway city will be confirmed 4-5 months prior to departure.  For this tour it will most likely be JFK or other New York area airport.

$3,695.00

Ground Package Only

(Airfare Not Included)
  • You are responsible for meeting the group at your own expense.
  • Some passengers may want to shorten or lengthen your tour.
  • This may only possible if you purchase your airline ticket separate from the group.
  • Please confirm on your registration that you will be purchasing the ground package.
  • We will need to know 4- 5 months prior to departure.
  • Do NOT purchase your airline ticket until AIST has confirmed we have a full team for the tour.

Sample Payment Schedule

(per person)

All payments are fully refundable until November 1, 2023.  After this date there will be a minimum cancellation fee of $250.

  • Deposit due once confirmed – $500
  • 6-7 months prior to departure – 30% of total balance
  • 5 months prior to departure – 50% of total balance
  • 2 months prior to departure – All balances due
Actual payment schedule will depend on when we receive your first payment. Other costs incurred will depend on each individual’s spending habits. Connecting airfare to gateway city, souvenirs, some meals and any personal expenses will not be covered.

Sample Itinerary

This is only a sample Itinerary.  The final itinerary will not be available until 2-3 weeks prior to departure.  Some activities and cities may change based on the game schedule.

Day 1 –

  • Departure from USA to Madrid, Spain. Due to the time difference, your arrival will be the following day 

Day 2 –  

  • Arrival into Madrid Intl. airport and meet with your bilingual tour manager (English/Spanish) who will remain with you during your tour. 
  • Transfer to Madrid downtown for orientation tour of the wonderful capital city, a historical pearl of Spain
  • Lunch on your own
  • Leisure time to shop and stroll around the city
  • Later, transfer to your hotel in Madrid area, check-in, dinner and overnight (4 nights)

Day 3 –

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Transfer to the center city for a guided visit with a local professional guide
  • Lunch on your own
  • Basketball: In the late afternoon, transfer to a local center sport for a tentative game #1 vs. local team. Soccer and field hockey: leisure time on own in town
  • Dinner on your own
  • Overnight at hotel

Day 4 –  

  • Breakfast at hotel and today enjoy a nice excursion to Toledo, one hour from Madrid and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986 for its extensive monumental and cultural heritage.
  • Guided visit of the city with a local professional guide
  • Lunch on your own
  • Return to Madrid later afternoon where you will have leisure time to stroll and shop around the city
  • Typical Flamenco dinner, enjoy a folklore night
  • Overnight at hotel

Day 5 –  

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Visit of El Prado Museum. It was inaugurated in 1819 and throughout its centuries-old history, has fulfilled the high mission of conserving, exhibiting and     enriching the set of collections and works of art that are closely linked to the history of Spain, constitute one of the highest manifestations of artistic expression of recognized universal value.
  • Lunch on your own
  • Leisure time and personal sightseeing in town
  • Soccer and field hockey: later in the afternoon, transfer to a local sport centre to play your friendly game #1 vs a local club. Basketball: leisure time on own in town
  • Dinner on own and overnight

Day 6 –

  • Breakfast at hotel and check-out. Departure to Costa Brava (about 7.5 hours)
  • Stop on the way to Zaragoza, lunch on your own and leisure time to enjoy the city
  • Early in the afternoon you will continue to Costa Brava 
  • Once there, check-in, dinner and overnight at your hotel in Santa Susanna area. (3 nights)

Day 7 – 

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Transfer to Barcelona for a guided visit of the city. Afternoon at leisure or friendlies TBA
  • Final transfer to the hotel and overnight

Day 8 –

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Enjoy a great experience on a catamaran!
  • Transfer to Lloret de Mar to start your unique journey along the Coast. Sunbathe on the boat and have a BBQ. Lunch admiring the amazing landscape. What to bring: sun glasses, swimwear, sun hat, sunscreen, towel. Note: The tour is subject to weather condition and the catamaran is not exclusive since it can host 70 people on board. Depending on bookings, requests and date, other people can be admitted on your same boat
  • Afternoon, possibility to transfer to Barcelona for soccer and field hockey friendly game #2 vs a  local club. Basketball: In the afternoon, transfer to a local sport center to play friendly game #2 vs a local club
  • Dinner on your own
  • Overnight at hotel 

Day 9 –  

  • Breakfast at hotel and transfer to Barcelona for a visit of the famous Sagrada Familia
  • Leisure time to stroll around Barcelona and for additional personal visits
  • Typical Catalan lunch in a local restaurant
  • Soccer and field hockey: transfer to a local sport centre to play your friendly game #3 vs a local club. Basketball: In the afternoon, transfer to a local sport center to play friendly game #3 vs a local club
  • Dinner on your own
  • Final transfer to your hotel in Barcelona Airport area, for check in and overnight (1 night)

Day 10 –

  • Box breakfast and hotel check-out
  • Early departure to Barcelona Intl. airport in time to catch your flight back home. End of services. Bye Europe! Thanks for the memories!

Tour Inclusions

  • Round trip airfare with complete packages – Ground packages available if you would like to arrive or depart separately from the group
  • Accommodations: 3-star and 4-star on most tours - Double and Triple rooms shared - Exception: UK tours we will use Hostels for part of the tour
  • Breakfast everyday and 3-6 dinners included depending on the tour - other meals will be on your own expense - Exception: DR tours all meals are included
  • 2-5 Exhibition games vs. Local clubs/National teams or tournaments depending on the tour
  • Sightseeing and excursion – As stated on the itinerary - Excursions listed as Optional are not included in the cost
  • All Airport transfers for those booked with the group flight and transportation to scheduled activities on our private executive motor coach bus with driver - Bus service subject to 8/9 hours per day based on local driving laws
  • Professional multi-lingual tour manager to be with your group throughout the tour
  • Uniforms for players on AIST select teams
  • Amazing sightseeing excursions
  • Authentic cultural experience
  • Educational guided tours
  • Free time to explore on your own - We allow you to enjoy the tour as you prefer as long are you with 3-4 other group members in safe areas
  • Travel with the safety of your group and full-time local tour managers
  • Experiences that last a lifetime

Friends And Family Members Of Our AIST Select Team Members

Friends and Family are always welcome to join our select team tours. The inclusions for friends and family members would be the same with exception of the uniforms and playing time of course. They will be on the bus and included in all the activities and meals the athletes are receiving. We can provide a first class tour with the group and you won’t have to worry about where to stay, how to get around or the best places to see. We will have a complete tour set up for you with a full time guide to help you get around. You’ll also have the flexibility to do your own thing if that’s what you prefer. You’ll have the option of rooming with the athlete you are traveling with or private accommodations for yourself (additional fees for private accommodations).

Important Information Regarding Friends And Family Travel:

ACCOMMODATIONS

Most of our tours will be accommodated in 3 Star Superior and 4 star hotels based on European standards. Some tours are accommodated in University or Hostel accommodations (Mostly UK Tours). You will always have a private room with your friends and family with private facilities but the accommodations may be on a lower standard than you may be accustom to. You can enjoy the experience of travel with the team or we can upgrade you on the tours with these types of accommodations for a surcharge of $50 per person, per night.

WALKING/BIKING TOURS

Most of our tours will have walking tours that require good fitness and mobility. If you require special assistance or do not think you are capable of keeping up with the group, please let us know in advance and we will accommodate you the best we can.

AIRFARE

AIST will have seats blocked for a limited number of people. Once those seats are gone we will no longer have the same fare or price guarantee. If you would like to book your trip with the group flight you will need to make a deposit that is non-refundable to reserve your seat. Please confirm with AIST in advance to make sure we still have seats available. You are more than welcome to book your own flights to meet the group abroad.

CHANGING YOUR TRAVEL DATES

Can’t make it for the whole tour? No problem, you can book your own flight to meet the team when it’s convenient for you. Please confirm with AIST that the trip is confirmed and where we will be on your arrival. We will quote you a ground package for the length of your stay.

Keep in mind that our tours are catered to the athletes and we will schedule everything around the games and tournaments as needed. We encourage the support and will do our best to make it an exciting trip for everyone involved.

Cost for Family and Friends

ROOM SIZE:

  • Single Room = 1 person - 1 Bed
  • Double Room = 2 people (Each person has own bed – or double bed may be requested but is not guaranteed)
  • Triple Room = 3 people (Twin Beds or double bed with one twin may be requested but is not guaranteed)
Cost Per Passenger Joining the AIST Athlete – Group flight included with cost below:

There are discounts available for passengers joining the tour with the athletes, depending on the destination of your tour and how many people are joining the athlete.

Discount available if deposited before November 1 prior to the summer of travel (per/person – For Summer Tours):

$250* less than the player package as long as you are in a double or triple room. If you require a single room no discount is available and a supplement to cover the single room is is added to your package cost (same cost as the athlete plus $500 for most 10 - 12 day tours).  

*Discount does not apply to Dominican Republic or Costa Rica tours

Special arrangements can be made for you to meet the group if you do not want to stay for the entire trip.

If you have 10 or more interested in joining you, please contact us for a special price quote for the entire group.

If you are interested in joining our group please call 816.866.0632 or email us at info@aist.us to confirm we have availability.

SAMPLE PAYMENT Schedule for 10-12 day tours including airfare:

  • Initial Deposit Due: $500 – If received before Nov 1 you will save $250 in a double or triple room (Does not apply to DR or CR tours).
  • 5-6 Months prior to departure: 30%
  • 3-4 Months prior to departure: 60%
  • 2 Months prior to departure: All balances due

Once your place is confirmed on tour we will need your deposit and the registration form below for each passenger.

We look forward to having you on tour!

Steps to Join

1

Request a Position

Fill out the position form so we can verify your position is still available. This works on a first-come, first-serve basis.

2

Wait for Confirmation

Within 1-3 days we will contact you from info@aist.us either confirming or denying acceptance on selected tour.

3

Register and Deposit

Registration and deposit info will be emailed. Once registration and deposit is received, you are on the final roster!

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Benefits of traveling with AIST.

Our program is designed to give athletes the opportunity explore the world and learn about other cultures. Not only do you get to play a sport you love, you get to do it with others who share the same passion. Here are a few reasons to travel with AIST select teams:

  • Cultural Experience of a Lifetime
  • Personal Growth
  • Educational sightseeing excursions
  • Emersion into an unfamiliar atmosphere
  • Develop new techniques and improve skills
  • A better understanding of the world
  • New friends from around the world
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