Key Information

Destination: San Francisco, USA

Dates: Saturday 11th - Sunday 19th February '23

Players and Supporters: 12 Players

Coaches: 3 Staff

Cost: £2125 Per Player

Tour Overview

This is the ULTIMATE BASKETBALL TOUR offering players the opportunity to visit the home of basketball, the United States of America, and experience all the best it has to offer.

Players will have the unique opportunity to see an NBA game, a US college game and a US High school game, as well as touring an NCAA Division 1 college campus. They will experience US coaching clinics, while competing against future college stars in games and scrimmages. They will be immersed in the culture of US basketball and live the basketball dream as never before.

As well as the basketball, they will take part in some amazing cultural activities such as visiting the Golden Gate Bridge, riding the cable car to Fisherman's Wharf and checking out the world-famous Lombard Street. This will be accompanied by fantastic shopping opportunities and the great food the US offers.

The tour will be an indulgence in high-level basketball, offer exceptional basketball development opportunities and be a tremendous team bonding experience, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

This tour is ALL INCLUSIVE, featuring:
  • flights from London to San Francisco
  • US airport transfers and all in-tour transport
  • accommodation at a local hotel
  • all breakfasts, lunches and dinners
  • attending NBA, US College and US High School games (schedule dependant)
  • basketball practices, coaching clinics and games
  • excursions to a US college campus, the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco city centre
  • shopping opportunities at major shopping malls and outlets
  • a BTM rep with you throughout the tour

Flight Details

You will be flying on:
  • scheduled flights from a major London airport to San Francisco airport
You’ll need prior authorisation to enter the United States using a British passport, either through a visa, a Permanent Resident Card, or the Visa Waiver Programme. The easiest way is via the ESTA system.

More details can be found at UK Gov US Foreign Travel Advice webpage

Accommodation

Your accommodation is provided by:
  • US motel / hotel, located in or nearby San Francisco
The price is based on shared accommodation in twin or occasionally triple rooms. Single rooms can be requested at an additional cost of £40 per person/per night.

Payment Plan

The tour payment plan is as follows:
  • £625 deposit payment by 30 November 2021
  • £500 interim payment by 30 May 2022
  • £500 interim payment by 30 August 2022
  • £500 final payment by 30 November 2022

Itinerary

This tour itinerary will be full of basketball and leisure activities. The players will have the opportunity to work with elite US coaches and play against high-level US opposition.

In addition to the basketball, they will get the chance to see an NBA, NCAA D1 and High School game, visit a University campus such as St. Mary's College, see the Golden Gate Bridge, spend time in downtown San Francisco, go shopping at outlets and malls and enjoy the delights of US food.
itinerary

Why Tour with BTM

Health & Safety

We ensure the tour is safe and secure by providing:
  • location specific risk assessments
  • health & safety processes including traveling, hydration, heat, excursions, accommodation and basketball
  • tour operator public and employee liability insurance
We are also a UK ATOL licensed tour operator and your tour payments are protected via trust accounts operated by Protected Trust Services (PTS). We have tour operator public and employee liability insurance which ensures your peace of mind with BTM as an organiser.

Next Steps

We hope you are excited about the prospect of joining the St. Thomas More team for the San Francisco '22 basketball tour.

To confirm your place on the tour please contact Josh Prentice at [email protected]