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USA Basketball Tour

Our basketball tours take in the mighty golden state of California to give students a west coast experience they will never forget. With the option of direct flights to San Francisco or Los Angeles and two center  trips the possibilities are endless. On the court students will be taking on local high schools with games and coaching tailored to your abilities and development outcomes. Off the court students will sample the best the sunshine state has to offer – Santa Monica pier, Fisherman’s Wharf, Disneyland, The Golden Gate Bridge and Yosemite National park to name just a few

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11 Days
Destinations
Los AngelesSan Francisco
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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Australia - USA
  • Departure Board your flight to Los Angeles. Sit back, relax and enjoy your flight!
Day 2 Los Angeles
  • Welcome to America Your adventure has begun! Arrive at LAX and transfer from the airport to your Santa Monica hotel via deluxe coach
  • Dinner
  • Evening activities Meet with the team for your first evening practice session
Day 3 Los Angeles
  • Breakfast
  • Sightseeing See LA from up high at the famed Griffith Park Observatory. Afterwards, you might like to take the historic Red Line Sightseeing tour. Navigating through some of the most famous sites Southern California has to offer, it includes the Hollywood Bowl and the famous Hollywood sign just to name a few!
  • Dinner
  • Game time This evening, play your first international friendly game vs. a US team. Enjoy refreshments with your hosts and teammates afterwards!
Day 4 Los Angeles
  • Breakfast
  • Explore Discover the sights and sounds of Santa Monica – take a stroll along the boardwalk, a ride on the ferris wheel and sample the great food on offer. The rest of the afternoon is free for sightseeing
  • Dinner
  • Game time Take in a game at the LA Lakers – the spiritual home of basketball
Day 5 Disneyland
  • Breakfast
  • Disneyland Coach to Disneyland to discover the most magical place on earth! Spend the full day experiencing the thrills and spills of all the rides
  • Optional activity Take in evening an ice hockey game at the Mighty Anaheim Ducks!
  • Dinner
Day 6 Malibu
  • Breakfast
  • Surf day Surfin’ USA! Learn to surf or improve your skills whilst admiring the stunning golden Malibu Coastline
  • Dinner
  • Game time This evening, play your second international friendly game vs. a local US team! Enjoy refreshments with your hosts and teammates afterwards!
Day 7 Los Angeles - San Francisco
  • Breakfast
  • On the move Board your flight to San Francisco. Upon arrival, board your deluxe coach and check into your accommodation
  • Wander Explore Fisherman’s Wharf and downtown San Francisco. Fishing boats, seafood stalls, steaming crab cauldrons and seafood restaurants…you know you’re at world-famous Fisherman’s Wharf. Souvenir shops and museums augment the atmosphere.
  • Cable Car Soak in the sights of the city as you ride one of San Francisco’s historic cable cars. See the mechanics behind this unique transportation, and check out the amazing turntables that rotate the cable cars 180 degrees!
  • Dinner
  • Evening activities This evening is free for teacher supervised activities
Day 8 San Francisco
  • Breakfast
  • Golden Gate Bridge Take the day to further explore the city, starting with the Golden Gate Bridge. Once called “the bridge that couldn’t be built” today it is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and the United States’ third longest suspended structure. You can choose to walk or bike across the world famous bridge
  • Alcatraz Later, plan your escape as you visit the infamous Alcatraz Prison! Learn about the significance of this historic location during the Civil War, and get familiar with the famed prison’s transformation.
  • Dinner
  • Game time This evening, play your third international friendly game vs. a local US team. Enjoy refreshments with your hosts and teammates afterwards!
Day 9 Santa Cruz & Monterrey Bay
  • Breakfast
  • On the move Head over the mountains through the giant redwood forests to surf city USA – Santa Cruz! Take a stroll on the boardwalk and meet the local sea lion population followed by a visit to the world famous Monterrey Bay Aquarium. Home to more than 623 species of plant and animal life, this interactive museum takes you on a journey through the sea. Explore collections including interactive touch tanks, tropical fish, sea otters, and a jellyfish exhibit that is simply electrifying.
  • Dinner
  • Evening activities This evening is free for teacher supervised activities
Day 10 San Francisco
  • Breakfast
  • Game time This morning, play your fourth and final game vs. a local US team. Enjoy refreshments with your hosts and teammates afterwards!
  • Award Ceremony Next up is a video analysis session of your games and end of tour awards ceremony
  • Dinner
  • Evening activities This evening is free for teacher supervised activities
Day 11 USA - Australia
  • Breakfast
  • Departure Bid farewell to San Francisco as you board your flight home to Australia

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