If you’re thinking about taking your volleyball team on a foreign tour to Europe, you’ll want to thoroughly read the answers to these commonly asked questions. All of our tours are customized to suit the needs and desires of your program, but the answers to these questions will give you a general idea of what to expect when you travel to Europe with Bring It Promotions.
Are meals included on tour?
Yes! On tour your team will be provided 3 meals per day. If anyone in your group has any food allergies please let us know before you arrive because all the meals are pre-ordered to suit large groups. We intentionally seek out unique restaurants offering delicious local cuisine for you to experience the flavor of the host country. We also try to integrate meals with foreign teams as much as possible. Your team will get the opportunity to share meals with local volleyball players and coaches to learn more about their culture and make life long friendships.
What type of hotel accommodations can I expect on tour?
We typically offer centrally located 3-4 star hotel accommodations. All of our hotels are vetted, safe, clean, and well situated for playing matches and sightseeing.
Will there be a local guide with the team at all times?
Yes! An english speaking BIP guide will be with your team throughout the entire duration of the tour. We guarantee your guide will have a volleyball background.
What items are not included in the price?
The price does not include your airfare or country visas if any apply. Visa’s are not required for US residents in most European countries.
How far in advance do we need to book a tour?
We recommend contacting us at least six months to 1 year before the trip starts. This provides us time to arrange the matches, organize ground transportation and reserve hotels.
How will we travel around?
Between most major European cities and countries the team will travel together in a van or privately chartered bus. Depending on your destination and travel route, teams also may travel by train (Eurorail) or the local metro for intercity destinations. Traveling by train or metro will probably be one of the trip highlights for your players.
How do I book group plane tickets and does BIP help with airfare?
We do not normally assist with booking airfare for team travel, however we can if needed. Once you’re ready to investigate airfare, we recommend that you start by checking with Delta and United Groups fares. Their group ticketing services have the best prices and flexible regulations between them. We won’t be able to get better prices than those offered by the airline group booking agents. You can make a reservation for $100 per person and it is typically refundable, therefore it is worth investigating even before you’re 100% ready to book your tickets.
Do we need travel insurance?
We always suggest travel insurance for all participants in accordance with our insurance company. We do not provide travel insurance, but suggest that all participants look into the idea. Its often affordable and certainly worth it if there are any issues with the trip or baggage associated with the trip.
Will we have access to wifi throughout the trip?
We try to make sure that all hotels have access to wifi, however some tours travel to remote destinations with limited internet access. We encourage players to try to detach from technology and enjoy the time with their team while traveling.
Will I need a power adapter?
Power adapters are required for travel to all European countries, as well as most of our international destinations. Your cell phone, computers and tablets will need an outlet adapter. Be sure to check the electrical adapter requirements for each country prior to travel.
Will my cell phone work overseas?
To avoid extraordinary costs, be sure to check your international rate plan with your cell phone provider. During travel, also be sure to turn your roaming off and use an apps like Skype or Apple’s FaceTime to call. Also limit the use of your smart phone to areas locations that have wifi when possible to save money.
BIP help with fundraising?
No, sorry but it’s not feasible for us to assist each team with fundraising however we have created a guide with ‘8 Proven Strategies to Help you Fundraise for your Foreign Tour’ included in our Ultimate Guide to International Volleyball. Download your free guide to International Volleyball here.
What level volleyball can we expect?
We will match the level of your team. We can accommodate teams of any age and level. You pick the number of matches and/or practices that you want on tour and we’ll arrange it for your team.
I’m ready to sign my team up! What are the next steps?
Excellent! Contact us today to organize your custom volleyball tour. And be sure to grab our free guide to International Volleyball here.