FC STARS TOUR OF

FC STARS TOUR OF SPAIN 2019

FRIDAY 15TH TO SATURDAY 23RD FEBRUARY       

Dear players, parents and supporters,

 

Welcome to the FC Stars Tour of Spain in February 2019.  After the incredible success of our 2018 tour to England XL Sports Tours been chosen again to provide the ultimate soccer experience for our players, parents, coaches and siblings.  In 2019 we will be taking both boys’ and girls’ teams to represent the club overseas and XL Sports Tours have designed a specific schedule for players and parents that will allow them to get the best possible tour experience. 

 

The purpose of this email is to give you a little further information about the proposed schedule of the tour and how you can check out even more information on our very own tour page.  

 

IN ADDITION ON WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 10TH AT 9.00PM XL SPORTS TOURS WILL BE HOISTING A PRESENTATION VIA WEBINAR TO PROVIDE FURTHER DETAILS ABOUT THE SCHEDULE.  WE WILL SEND DETAILS OUT AND A LINK TO THE WEBINAR CLOSER TO THIS DATE.

 

XL Sports Tours has been taking USA teams overseas since 2001 and the trips are always an enormous success.  The tours are unique, educational and a lot of fun.  Our players will be placed in a professional soccer environment, playing games against some top local Spanish teams including the opportunity to play against Academy programs from top clubs.  We will also have the players being coached by top professional academy coaches at their private facilities. 

 

In addition to events on the field we will also be attending a top class Spanish league game and taking tours behind the scenes of the Camp Nou, home to Barcelona and one of the most famous soccer stadiums in the world.  And that’s not all; we will also be touring some of the most famous sights of the great country including guided tours of Barcelona and Sagrada Familia.  We will also visit the stunning Montserrat Monastery outside of Barcelona and Parc Güell.

 

We feel this will be an incredible experience for players and their supporters and fully expect the tour to book up as there are a limited number of spaces available.  To ensure that this experience is available to all XL Sports Tours has an incredible FREE fundraising program that allows every person the chance to cover the cost of their tour.  The club will also be providing further fundraising options with more information to follow.  We hope you are as excited about this event as we are and for more information on the next steps please read ahead.

 

WHAT DO I DO NOW?

To view the itinerary and register for the tour click on the following link http://www.xltravel.com/fc-stars-tour-of-spain-2019-c1055 and when prompted for the password type fcs19 in lower case.  Alternatively you can go to www.xlsportstours.com choose the “MY TOUR” tab at the top right and when you click on FC Stars Tour of Spain 2019 you will be asked for the password which again is fcs19 in lower case, there you can view the itinerary and book your place on the trip using your credit card or by mailing in a check to:

XL Sports Tours, 825 Courtland Street, Orlando, FL 32804

 

WHAT ARE THE DEADLINES FOR PAYMENTS?

The cost of the program will be $2,199 per person and to break down the cost of the tour XL offers travelers the opportunity to pay through installments with the following timelines:

First payment to secure tour place ($500): October 15th 2018 

Second payment ($500): November 15th 2018 

Current balance (includes flight base if applicable): December 15th 2018   

Group Flights Balance: Subject to airline contract

 

WHAT IS THE COST OF MY TOUR AND WHAT WILL IT INCLUDE?

 

The cost of the program will be $2,199 per person and please note the cost does not include your international flight but does include the following;

 

  • 3 friendly matches against hand selected opposition
  • Training sessions at top facilities with Spanish coaching staff
  • All scheduled sightseeing and stadium tours included
  • Ticket for a top La Liga fixture. Game locations are dependent on final fixture list.  We may be able to accommodate special requests but this might incur additional fees based on ticket availability.
  • Quality 3-4 star hotel accommodation
  • Option to customize tour adding extra days, events, games and locations
  • Private tour of Camp Nou home to Barcelona, Montserrat Monastery, Valencia’s City of Arts and Science complex, guided tour of Barcelona and Sagrada Familia.
  • 2 Meals per day, breakfast and dinner
  • Internal transportation via luxury motor coach
  • Guest sessions from academy coaching staff
  • Live customer service, 6am – 11pm
  • XL Tour Representative to take care of planning and maintenance
  • XL Fundraising program
  • Bi-lingual tour guide with group 24 hours a day

 

 

DOES XL SPORTS TOURS OFFER ANY FUNDRAISING PROGRAMS?

XL Sports Tours offers a fantastic fundraising program involving a raffle prize draw a “Soccer Fanatic Weekends”. There is an additional document online with details of this program.  Once you have paid your first payment simply email info@xltravl.com and request your first book of 25 raffle tickets and XL Sports Tours will then send them out to your home address so you can immediately start raising money for the next installment payment.  As you pay the remaining payments XL Sports Tours will continue to send out tickets providing you continue to request them.

 

WHAT ARE THE FLIGHT PROGRAM OPTIONS?:

At the time of registration you will be given two options:

FC Stars Tour of Spain 2019 with flight – package includes everything on the itinerary plus the group flight.  This flight will be for the first day of the tour and return on the last day of the tour.  XL Sports Tours are not able to make changes to the contracted start & end dates for individuals so XL Sports Tours encourages you to review the Ground Only option if you are considering extending or shortening your stay.  If you register for the FC Stars Tour of Spain 2019 with flight package you will see a fee of $1,000 added to your total invoice when you register.  This is an installment towards the flight costs.  Once XL Sports Tours has confirmed exact pricing with the airlines final balances will be updates accordingly. 

FC Stars Tour of Spain 2019 no Flight – package includes everything on the itinerary without flight. This gives you the option to book your own air transportation. This is recommended if you would like to book using air miles, deviate from the group travel dates or routing, or upgrade your flight. 

When you register XL Sports Tours will usually still be in the process of negotiating the best flight contract for the group and the final price will be unconfirmed at that stage, so a $1,000 installment is included in the initial package price.  If you sign up for the package with the group flight you will receive the exact flight cost as soon as it is confirmed by the airline and there will then be a limited period of time for you to switch to ‘Ground Only’ if preferred.   After this time XL Sports Tours will place a deposit payment on the flights and any changes thereafter may incur a charge. 

If you are booking a ground package, please ensure you land before the group so that you can meet everyone in the arrival terminal and join the tour from there.  If you arrive later than the group you are responsible for arranging transport to meet up with everyone.  Please make sure you check all flight numbers and times for your flight as airlines may change your itinerary and it is your responsibility to ensure you connect with the group at the international location.

Please make sure you register for the correct package. If you are unsure which package to choose or if you have any questions, please email tara@xltravel.com

 

WHAT IF I HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR NEED MORE INFORMATION?

The XL Sports Tours website www.xlsportstours.com  has a lot of information which you will find very useful for your trip including details on booking policies and travel insurance.  XL Sports Tours fills the website full of useful details so that you can save time by simply looking online but if you cannot find the information you require please call 877-286-3809 and the staff will be glad to assist you.

Some of the things you will find on the website:

 

·Quotes and recommendations from previous travelers

·Photos from previous trips

·Information on other XL Sports Tours products such as our “Soccer Fanatic Weekends”

·Addresses of our various global offices

·Downloadable booking forms

·XL Sports Tours Booking Policies

·Fundraising Information

·Flight Options

·Information on travel insurance

·Online guide and top tips to traveling abroad with XL Sports Tours, including information on currency, travel, mealtimes, language, what to pack, weather and even famous sights!

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 
  • FC Stars hope to travel with at least one boys and one girls team - but have the option to expand depending on the sign ups
  • Tours will have open sign up to any FC Stars players in the U13 and U14 age group (2019 tour will be for the 2005s and 2006s)
  • Tours are open to all FC Stars players and families - teams will be formed from the players signed up
  • If any teams would like to travel as their 2018/2019 FC Stars team, a minimum of 14 players would need to register, this option is open to ANY AGE, LEVEL and GENDER team within FC Stars. 
  • FC Stars Coaches will be attending to coach the select tour teams
  • FC Stars plan to offer a tour every year during the February Vacation, please see the locations and ages that will be offered each year
    • 2019 - Spain (2005s and 2006s)
    • 2020 - England (2006s and 2007s)
    • 2021 - Spain (2007s and 2008s)
    • 2022 - England (2008s and 2009s)
Questions - Please contact Tom Phillips - tphillips@starsofma.org

 

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