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Senior Softball International Tours

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Italian and French Riviera Tour

 

Visit the breathtaking cities and towns of the fabels Riviera by land and sea and play ball in Genoa, Italy and Nice, France!

 

May 2nd - May 14th, 2019

   

Join Senior Softball-USA International Tours as we head to the scenic Italian and French Riviera through the historic towns of Genoa and Nice. Experience the rich history and breathtaking landscapes these southern Italian and French territories offer, while getting to play softball tournaments in both cities!

 

We will spend our first six nights in Genoa. While there, we will embark on some of the most famous sightseeing the city has to offer including the Spianata Castelletto, Doge Palace and Piazza De Ferrari. We will board a cruise ship to visit the legendary - and charming - "Five Lands" towns of the Italian Riviera only accessible by water. Our USA teams will compete against Italian teams during a two-day tournament on Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th. 

 

From there we will travel by motor-coach to Nice. Players will get to experience a full city tour with local guides, the Promenade des Anglais and Castle Park.  We will also tour the famous towns of Cannes, Grasse, Monaco, Monte Carlo and St. Tropez, visiting Pampelonne beach, the world famous Grasse perfume factory and many other sights.  USA teams will compete against French clubs in a one-day tournament on Saturday, May 11th. 

 

In addition to our planned tours, ample free time will be available to players who wish to explore southern Italy and France on their own.

 

Don't miss out on this exciting Italian and French Riviera tour with Senior Softball-USA!

Genoa - Nice 

2019 Italian and French Riviera Itinerary

 

Day 1: Thursday, May 2nd   

 

 

 

 

Starhotels President, Genoa 

Arrive into Genoa's International Airport, (GOA) clear Immigration and customs and meet your tour representative in the arrivals hall.  

 

Free time for bathroom and currency exchange before transferring to the hotel in Genoa and check in for the next 6 nights.

 

Remainder of the day is free at leisure until group welcome dinner in the hotel.

 

Meals Included: Dinner  

Day 2: Friday, May 3rd  

 

Breakfast in Hotel.

 

Morning free at leisure in Genoa.                              

 

After an independent lunch, teams will transfer to the field for an afternoon practice.

 

Evening free at leisure with dinner at the hotel. 

 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner 

Day 3: Saturday, May 4th

 

 

 

Carlinetto Field

 

Breakfast in the hotel.

Today we compete in the Italian Riviera Open, playing Italian teams in a full day tournament.


Meals Included: Breakfast

 

 

Team USA presents awards during last year's Stockholm Shootout

Day 4: Sunday, May 5th  


Breakfast in the hotel.

 

Transfer to the field for the second day of the Italian Riviera Open.

 

We will return to the hotel after the tournament for an evening free at leisure.

 

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5: Monday, May 6th   

 

Breakfast in the hotel.

 

Today a full day city tour of Genoa is planned with our local guide. We will see all the historical sights Genoa has to offer.

 

 

 

Spianata Castelletto 

The view point of Spianata Castelletto, the Palaces of ViaGaribaldi, a walk in the beautiful old town, the Cathedral of Saint Lawrence, the Doge Palace and Piazza De Ferrari to name a few sights.

 

The 6th most populated city in Italy as well as its largest port, Genoa earned the appellation of Unesco World Heritage site due to its stunning 16th and 17th century aristocratic mansions. For 700 years Genoa was one of Italy's most powerful city-states and earned the name of "la Superba": the "Superb" but also the "Proud" city.

 

Late afternoon return to your hotel.

 

Dinner in the hotel.

 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 6: Tuesday, May 7th

 

Breakfast in Hotel.

 

Morning transfer to the cruise boat terminal. Here we board our boat for a full day of cruising between several towns commonly called the "Cinque Terre" and in most cases only accessible by water.

 

The "Cinque Terre" meaning "Five Lands" is a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera. It is in the region Liguria, in the northwest of Italy, to the west of the city of La Spezia, and comprises five villages. Our cruise will take us to Portofino, San Margherita Ligure, Lavagne,and Rapallo.

 

 

 

 

Portofino, Italy 

On arrival at each port we can disembark for some free time before we catch the next boat to the next location.

 

Return transfer back to your hotel by late afternoon.

 

Evening free at leisure.

 

Meals Included: Breakfast 

Day 7: Wednesday, May 8th 

 

Breakfast in hotel.

 

 

Hotel Massena 

 

San Remo is a city and comune on the Mediterranean coast of Liguria, in north-western Italy. Founded in Roman times, it has a population of 57,000. It hosts numerous cultural events, such as the Sanremo Music Festival and the Milan-San Remo cycling classic.

 

We will stop for a short visit and lunch break in this beautiful Italian Riviera resort, before continuing to Nice lying directly on the French Riviera.

 

 

Hotel Nice Riviera 

 

On arrival in Nice, check into your hotel for the next 6 nights. Our hotels in Nice are in the city and easy walking distance to the Mediterranean. 

 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

 

 

Castle Park

Day 8: Thursday, May 9th  

 

Breakfast in the hotel.

 

Full Day sightseeing tour of Nice with local guide.

 

Nice is the fifth most populous city in France and the capital of the Alpes - Maritimes département. The metropolitan area of Nice extends beyond the administrative city limits, with a population of about 1 million on an area of 278 sq miles. Located in the French Riviera, on the south east coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, at the foot of the Alps, Nice is the second-largest French city on the Mediterranean coast and the second-largest city in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region after Marseille. Nice is about 8 miles from the principality of Monaco, and its airport is a gateway to the principality as well.

 

During our city tour we will tour Promenade des Anglais, Castle & Castle Park, Area of Cimiez and more.

 

Meals Included: Breakfast 

Day 9: Friday, May 10th

Breakfast in the hotel.

 

Morning free time in Nice.

 

Afternoon, teams will transfer to the field for an afternoon practice.

 

Dinner at the hotel. 

 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner 

Day 10: Saturday, May 11th

Breakfast in the hotel.

Teams will transfer to the fields in the morning for the French Royale Classic, a full day tournament. 

 

Evening free at leisure. 

 

Meals Included: Breakfast 

USA Teams during last year's Copenhagen Challenge Cup 

Day 11: Sunday, May 12th 

   

Breakfast in the hotel. 

 

The Principality of Monaco is a sovereign city-state country and

microstate on the French Riviera in Western Europe. France borders the country on three sides while the other side borders the Mediterranean Sea. Monaco is also located close to Italy, although

 

 

Monaco

it has no direct border. Monaco has an area of 0.780 sq miles and a population of about 38,400, according to the last census of 2016. It is the second-smallest and most densely-populated sovereign state in the  

world.

 

Monte Carlo is host to most of the Circuit de Monaco, on which the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix takes place. It also hosts championship boxing bouts, the European Poker Tour Grand Final and the World Backgammon Championships, fashion shows and other events. Monte Carlo has been visited by royalty as well as the public and movie stars for decades. The Monte Carlo Rally is one of the longest running and most respected car rallies as is the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix.

 

 

Casino de Monte Carlo 

 

Our city tour will show us many of the highlights for which Monte Carlo is world renowned. Monte Carlo Harbor, Casino, Royal Prince's Palace, Changing of the guard, plus many more things in your free time.

 

Return to the hotel by late afternoon.

 

Meals Included: Breakfast 

 

 

Pampelonne Beach

Day 12: Monday, May 13th

Breakfast in Hotel.

 

We will visit the famous towns of St. Tropez, Cannes and Grasse by motor-coach.

   

St. Tropez is one of the most glamorous tourist destinations in the world. It is an ancient fishing village that the rich and famous discovered and made their own. Its magnificent beaches range from the famous celebrity-spotting Pampelonne to the small, quaint, and secluded Plages la Glaye or la Ponche.

 

 

 

Cannes Film Festival Entrance 

Cannes is a city located on the French Riviera. It is a commune located in the Alpes-Maritimes department, and host city of the annual Cannes Film Festival, Midem, and Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. The city is known for its association with the rich and famous, its luxury hotels and restaurants, and for several conferences.  

 

Grasse has had a prospering perfume industry since the end of the 18th century. Grasse is the center of the French perfume industry and is known as the world's perfume capital. Many "noses" are trained or have spent time in Grasse to distinguish over 2,000 kinds of scent. Grasse produces over two-thirds of France's natural aromas for perfume and for food flavorings. This industry turns over more than 600 million euros a year. Grasse's particular microclimate encouraged the flower farming industry. It is warm and sufficiently inland to be sheltered from the sea air. There is an abundance of water, thanks to its situation in the hills and the 1860 construction of the Siagne Canal for irrigation purposes. Jasmine, a key ingredient of many perfumes, was brought to southern France by the Moors in the 16th century. Twenty-seven tons of jasmine are now harvested in Grasse annually. There are numerous old

 

 

Grasse Perfume Factory 

'perfumeries' in Grasse, such as Galimard, Molinard and Fragonard, each with tours and a museum.

 

Return to hotel by early evening for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant (4 courses with wine included).   

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner 

Day 13: Tuesday, May 14th

Breakfast in the hotel.

 

Group transfer to Nice's International Airport (NCE).


Individual check-in for flight.

 

Meals Included: Breakfast 

Tour Highlights:

  • Welcome Dinner
  • One ½ day practice in Genoa
  • Two day softball tournament in Genoa: Italian Riviera Open
  • Full day city tour in Genoa
  • Full day cruise on the Italian Riviera
  • Visit San Remo
  • Full day city tour in Nice
  • Full day tour of the Cote D'Azure region
  • One ½ day practice in Nice
  • One day softball tournament in Nice: French Royale Classic
  • Full day tour and city tour of Monaco and Monte Carlo
  • Visit St. Tropez and Cannes
  • Visit the world-renowned Grasse perfume factory
  • Farewell dinner at a local Nice restaurant

 

What is included: 

  • 12 Nights in 4 Star Tourist Superior Category Hotels
  • All Excursions, Guided Tours & Sightseeing as per the Itinerary
  • 12 Hot / Cold Buffet Breakfasts
  • Services of a Professional Tour Manager / Escort Throughout

    

  • 1 Welcome Dinner (3 courses excluding beverages)
  • Land Transportation by Luxury Coach with W.C. & A/C
  • 4 Dinners (3 courses excluding beverages)
  • All Road Tolls, Road Taxes and Parking Fees
  • 1 Farewell Dinner (4 courses including wine)
  • All Entrance Fees as per the Itinerary
  • Full USA Uniform for players, including jersey, pants, belt and cap; jersey and cap for non players
  • All Rooms with En-suite Facilities
  • Entry into Italian Invitational
  • All City Permits Where Required
  • Entry into French Royale Classic
  • Driver's & T/M's Accommodation
  • Softballs for Tournaments
  • All Group Tipping
  • All Awards for Tournaments
  • Any city Tourist taxes payable to the hotels directly (Tourist Taxes)

What is not included:

  • Round trip airfare to and from the US Gateway / Europe
  • All items of a personal nature i.e., telephone calls, laundry, pay TV, hotel mini bars, etc.
  • All meals not specified in the itinerary
  • All entrances to museums, art galleries, etc. not specified in the itinerary
  • All private excursions not specified in the itinerary
  • Any public transport, taxi, local bus, rail or flights not specified in the itinerary
  • Luggage handling at the airport
  • Travel Insurance (medical & travel delays and lost baggage)
  • Luggage handling at the hotels

 

 

RATES:

 

New International Players Price: 

$3,925.00 per player / $3,825.00 per non-player

 

Returning International Players Price:

$3,825.00 per player* / $3,725.00 per non-player

*Deduct $40 if not ordering Pants or Shorts for player uniform. 

 

Price includes uniform, price does not include airfare.

 

Single Room Supplement: $960.00 (call first for availability) 

NOTES:

**Currency Exchange Supplement  

Should the Euro fluctuate more than 2% there will be an added charge and SSUSA reserves the right to charge clients the currency exchange supplement necessary. 

To participate in the 2019 Italian and French Riviera International Tour please CLICK HERE  to download the Waiver, Sign Up Sheet and Uniform Sizing Sheet.

Please complete all three pages and return by mail or email to:

SSUSA International Tours

9823 Old Winery Place #12

Sacramento, CA 95827

 

or

Ross@SeniorSoftball.com

 

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Compete in the 6th Pacific Rim Championships!
Iwate, Japan - October 14th-22nd, 2018

Don't miss your chance to experience the wonders of Japan and compete in the 6th Annual Pacific Rim Championships!

The Japanese Softball Association has invited Senior Softball USA to participate in the 6th Annual Pacific Rim Championships in Iwate, Japan on Oct. 20-21. Teams from China, Japan and Taiwan are expected to compete.
 
The US Teams will depart for the friendship games on Oct. 14th and return Oct. 22nd. 

US players and their families will have an opportunity to sample wonders of Japan, including the Genbikei Gorge, Motsuji Temple and Kenji Miyazawa Memorial Hall before competing in the Pacific Rim Championships.

Players will fly into Tokyo, landing at Narita International Airport on Oct. 15th (depart U.S. on Oct 14th and lose a day crossing the International Date Line) and spend that evening in Tokyo before heading north to Iwate.

While in Iwate, we will take in the sights and sounds northwest Japan not frequented by many Western travelers and of course, play softball.  Players will visit the Chusonji Temple and tour the Nambu Ironware and Shuzo Sake production sites.

Any SSUSA registered player is eligible to participate in this chance to create lasting memories and friendships, play international ball and experience the beauty of Japan.

This inclusive 9-day Tour includes most meals, most tour entries, hotels, bus transportation, tournament costs, translators, tour guides and uniforms.

The cost is $2,060 pp/double occupancy. $500.00 deposit due by July 13th and the remaining balance by August 10th. Tour includes hotel (taxes and service charges), daily breakfast, several lunches and a banquet with Japanese, Chinese and Taiwanese players.

Please contact Ross McCulligan at Ross@SeniorSoftball.com, or call 916-326-5303 if you are interested.

Pacific Rim Championships Itinerary

Day 1-2: Oct. 14th-15th

US Teams leave Oct. 14th and arrive in Tokyo at the Narita International Airport (NRT) Oct. 15th (losing a day crossing the International Dateline). After being transported to the hotel, players will be treated to a welcome dinner and spend the rest of the evening adjusting to the time change.

Accommodation: TBD

Day 3: Oct. 16th 

We will travel by charter bus from Tokyo to Hanamaki City, a suburb of Iwate. After checking into our hotel we will take an afternoon tour of the Motsuji temple.

Accommodation: Hotel Grand Ciel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Motsuji Temple

Day 4: Oct. 17th    

After breakfast, players head to the field for a light practice. That afternoon we will take in the breathtaking scenery of the Genbikei Gorge.

Accommodation: Hotel Grand Ciel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Genbikei Gorge

Day 5: Oct. 18th 

Players will once again practice at the fields in the morning and head back to the hotel for lunch. That afternoon will consist of a tour of the Nambu Tekki Ironware factory and the Shuzo Sake Brewery.

Accommodation: Hotel Grand Ciel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Oct. 19th 

Friday morning will include a few final practice swings and ground balls before the tournament commences on Saturday. After lunch, the afternoon will include a visit to the Chusonji Temple and the Kenji Memorial Hall and Children's Story Village.  

Accommodation: Hotel Grand Ciel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Kenji Memorial Hall

Day 7: Oct. 20th, Pacific Rim Championships 

After breakfast in our hotel, we board our bus for the first day of the Pacific Rim Championships. Games will take place all throughout the day and lunch will be provided at the field. That evening all teams will gather for the traditional tournament banquet presented by our gracious Japanese hosts.  

Accommodation: Hotel Grand Ciel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


A Chinese player fields his position

Day 8: Oct. 21st, Pacific Rim Championships 

After breakfast in our hotel, we board our bus for the final day of the Pacific Rim Championships.  

Accommodation: Hotel Grand Ciel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


A Taiwanese player adjusts to the high hop

Day 9: Oct. 22nd  

We will be transported by charter bus from Iwate to Narita International Airport where players will catch their flights back to the United States.

NOTES:

**Currency Exchange Supplement  

Should the Japanese Yen fluctuate more than 2% there will be an added charge and SSUSA International Tours reserves the right to charge clients the currency exchange supplement necessary.

If you are interested in participating in the 2018 Pacific Rim Championships please CLICK HERE to download the  Sign Up Sheet, Waiver and Uniform Sizing Sheet.

Please complete all three pages and return by mail or email to:

Senior Softball USA - Pacific Rim

9823 Old Winery Place #12

Sacramento, CA 95827

or

Ross@SeniorSoftball.com

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