donosti cup and real sociedad

the donosti cup tournament with real sociedad

combine soccer, culture and fun!

generation adidas international is proud to offer you an amazing cultural and soccer experience in Spain as the preferred Donosti Cup travel partner for North American teams. To begin your adventure, you will spend a few days training and preparing in San Sebastian (Northern Spain). Once you are warmed up, you will take part in one of the best international soccer tournaments in the world – THE DONOSTI CUP!

Your first few days in San Sebastian will include training sessions with Real Sociedad Academy coaches and a competitive friendly game against a local Spanish youth team. You will tour the same Anoeta Stadium where the tournament’s memorable Opening Ceremony will take place when the tournament begins.

The Donosti Cup is one of the world’s top international soccer tournaments, offering players and supporters from all over the world the opportunity to combine soccer, culture, and fun in one of Europe’s most spectacular coastal cities – San Sebastian.

On the banks of the Bay of Biscay and surrounded by green mountains, San Sebastian is a charming city that offers gourmet dining experiences and breathtaking views. During the tournament, you will have the opportunity to sightsee, strolling through its streets and down its beautiful beaches or sampling the area’s renowned gastronomy.

With over 500 teams competing in the DONOSTI CUP every year from over 25 different countries, you will meet players from all over the world, making this a truly multicultural experience. At the 2016 edition of the Donosti Cup, participating countries included Spain, France, China, Japan, India, Australia, Nigeria, Egypt, South Africa, and many more!

The main goal of the Donosti Cup is to create a place for young football players from all over the world to gather. Each team is guaranteed a minimum of 4 games during the tournament, a medical assistant at all games, an official tournament picture, and much more!

Check out this blog to learn more about the Donosti Cup’s history!

DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE!

Itinerary
The Program Includes
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Itinerary

JUNE 28:

  • Depart for Bilbao, Spain.

JUNE 29:

  • Arrive at Bilbao International Airport.
  • Transfer to accommodations and free time to relax.
  • Light training session with own coach.

JUNE 30: 

  • Transfer to San Sebastian.
  • Training session with Real Sociedad Academy coach.
  • Tour Real Sociedad’s Anoeta Stadium.
  • Competitive match against top level Spanish team.

JULY 1: 

  • Team and player registration at Anoeta Stadium.
  • Check into hotel (Players and Coaches at Olarain Dormitory or similar, Supporters at hotel to be confirmed.)

JULY 2:

  • 1st round games.
  • Official Donosti Cup team picture.
  • 27th Donosti Cup Opening ceremony at Real Sociedad’s Anoeta Stadium.
JULY 3: 

  • 1st round games.
  • Sightseeing in San Sebastian’s historical Old Town, including Peine de los Vientos and taking in the view from Monte Igueldo.
  • DJ with live music at the Fan Zone.
  • Delegates and coaches game at Aoeta’s Ministadium.

JULY 4:

  • 1st round games.
  • Visit the beautiful nearby city of Biarritz in the southwestern France.
  • DJ with live music at the Fan Zone.

JULY 5:

  • 1st and 2nd round games.
  • DJ with live music at the Fan Zone.

JULY 6:

  • Final round games.
  • Consolation Finals.
  • Free time in downtown San Sebastian and at the beach. Donosti Cup Party at the Kursaal.
  • 27th Anniversary Gala – Delegate Cocktail at Palacio Miramar.

JULY 7:

  • Finals and trophy ceremony.
  • Transfer to Bilbao.
  • Check into hotel.

JULY 8:

  • Depart from Bilbao, Spain.

The Program Includes

This program includes:

  • 9 Nights accommodation: 1 in Bilbao and 8 in San Sebastian
    • Players and Coaches: Bilbao in a 3 star Superior or 4 star hotel and University Dorm in San Sebastian
    • Supporters: Bilbao in a 3 star Superior or 4 star hotel and 4 star hotel in San Sebastian
  • Meal Plan: Full board in San Sebastian (breakfast, lunch and dinner are included)
  • All required ground transportation throughout the program (airport transfer included)
  • Laundry for Players only (Uniforms, 3 loads)
  • Training pitches and clinic sessions (as per itinerary)
  • 1 Training session with a Real Sociedad Academy coach
  • 1 Training session with own coach
  • All entries to Donosti Cup tournament: Each team is guaranteed a minimum of 4 games at tournament
  • Visit to Real Sociedad’s Anoeta Stadium
  • Visit the cities of Burgos and San Sebastian in Spain, and Biarritz, France
  • Social media coverage during your training program
  • Supervisor to be with team at all times 24 hours a day
  • Comprehensive medical and cancellation insurance
  • generation adidas international Promo product

Roundtrip airfare is not included, but will be sourced for the group.

Optional items:

  • Match tickets to professional games (subject to availability)
  • Additional items such as phone calls, beverages, and snacks
  • Admission fees to any cultural or leisure activities not listed in itinerary
  • Any other items not specified under the “Program Includes” section

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