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Italy Basketball Tour

Compete internationally with your team on our Italy Basketball Tour.  Arrive in Venice and tour St. Mark’s Square’s “Cafés”, St. Mark’s Abbey, the Duke’s Palace, and more. Play your first of four friendly matches against an Italian team, then venture on to Pisa and see the famous Leaning Tower. Travel to Montecatini Terme for sightseeing, then on to Florence. Finally, venture to Rome for your fourth and final international game.

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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Depart from North America
  • Flight to Venice Sit back, relax, and enjoy your overnight flight to Venice!
Day 2 Benvenuti in Italia!
  • Ciao! Arrive at Venice's airport Meet your Excel Representative.
  • Transfer by deluxe coach to your three-star hotel in Venice. Welcome to your home away from home for the next three nights.
  • Check in and unpack
  • Welcome meeting and orientation
  • Dinner at hotel
  • Evening training session
Day 3 Explore Venice
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Transfer to Venice by bus and/or boat
  • Arrive at Riva degli Schiavoni Located near St. Mark's Square, one of the most famous squares in the world.
  • Guided Tour of Venice Enjoy a two-hour walking tour of this famous canal city. The tour will include St. Mark's Square and its very expensive “Cafés”, St. Mark's Abbey, the Duke's Palace, the "Sospiri" Bridge, the Duke's Palace Prisons, and more.
  • Enjoy the afternoon to explore Venice on your own
  • Return to your hotel
  • Dinner at hotel
  • Basketball Game This evening, participate in your first friendly match-up against an Italian team.
Day 4 Game On!
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Morning practice session
  • Free Time Enjoy time for sightseeing and last minute shopping on your own near the accommodations.
  • Dinner at hotel
  • Basketball Game This evening, participate in your second friendly game against an Italian team.
Day 5 Relax in Montecatini Terme
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Transfer by deluxe coach to Pisa approximately a three-hour journey
  • Enjoy an afternoon visit to Pisa and its famous leaning tower.
  • Continue to Montecatini Terme approximately a one-hour journey
  • Arrive in Montecatini Terme, the famous spa town in Tuscany Check into your three-star hotel, where you'll be staying for the following two nights.
  • Enjoy sightseeing on own Visit the thermal spas or the Montecatini Alto
  • Dinner at hotel
  • Enjoy a free evening for social activities
Day 6 Continue to Firenze!
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Morning practice session
  • Transfer by deluxe coach to Florence
  • Guided tour of Florence Enjoy a two-hour walking tour. The sightseeing route will include the Pontevecchio, the Duomo, and Santa Maria Novella.
  • You'll also enjoy Michelangelo's David, and many other masterpieces at the Accademia di Belle Arti.
  • Free time to explore Enjoy shopping and additional on-own sightseeing this afternoon.
  • Dinner at hotel
  • Basketball Game This evening, participate in your third friendly match-up vs. an Italian team.
Day 7 Arrive in Rome
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Transfer by deluxe coach to Rome approximately a three hour journey
  • Arrive in Rome Check in and unpack at your three-star hotel, where you'll be staying for the following two nights.
  • Enjoy free time to explore Roma! The afternoon is free to relax and wander the ancient city on your own. There are many ruins to explore and many cafes to sample.
  • Dinner at hotel
  • Enjoy free time this evening to participate in social activities.
Day 8 The Colosseum, Ancient Ruins, and More!
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Walking Tour of Rome This morning, enjoy a two-hour walking guided tour of Rome. The sightseeing walk includes a visit to the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, the ancient city Ruins, and the Pantheon.
  • Enjoy free-time this afternoon for sightseeing on-own
  • Dinner at hotel
  • Basketball Game This evening, participate in your fourth friendly game vs. an Italian opponent.
Day 9 Depart for North America
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Depart Rome for North America

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