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Senior Softball International Tours

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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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Viking Adventure: Play Ball and Explore Scandinavia

 

3 Scandinavian Capitals:  

 

Copenhagen-Stockholm-Oslo

 

June 21st - July 3rd, 2018

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Join Senior Softball-USA International Tours as we head on an exciting Viking Adventure through the Scandinavian capitals of Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo. Experience the rich history and breathtaking landscapes these northeastern Europe territories offer, while getting to play softball tournaments in each city!

We will spend our first four nights in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. While there, we will embark on some of the most famous sightseeing the city has to offer including Tivoli Gardens and Christiansborg Palace. Our USA teams will complete against Danish teams during a tournament on June 23rd.

From there we will travel the Oresund Bridge, a nearly 7.5 mile corridor connecting Denmark and Sweden. While in Stockholm, players will get to experience a full city tour with local guides, visit the famous VASA Ship Museum and play in a softball tournament against Swedish clubs on June 27th.

Our last stop will be the Norwegian capital of Oslo. Oslo is famous for its majestic fjords which house a maze of islands, narrow sounds and idyllic bays. We will get enjoy a boat tour of these beautiful waterways and also visit many other famous sights of this wonderful city including Vigelund Sculpture Park, the Royal Palace and Akerhus Castle. Our third tournament will take place July 1st against Norwegian teams.

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

Don't miss out on this exciting Viking Adventure with Senior Softball-USA!

Copenhagen - Stockholm - Oslo

2018 Viking Adventure Itinerary

Day 1: Thursday, June 21st 


In flight USA to Copenhagen, Denmark.  

 

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Hotel Scandic Sluseholmen

Arrive into Copenhagen's International Airport, (CPH) clear Immigration and Customs and meet your tour representative in the arrivals hall. 

Free time for bathroom and currency exchange before transferring to the group's hotel in Copenhagen and check in for the next 4 nights.

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

Meals Included: Dinner

 

Day 2: Friday, June 22nd

Breakfast in the hotel.

 

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Tivoli Gardens

Half-day panoramic city tour of Copenhagen with local step-on guide.  You will see the most famous Copenhagen sights this morning including Tivoli Gardens, Christiansborg Palace, Nyhavn Harbour, The Round Tower, Amalienborg Castle, Kastellet and The Little Mermaid.

Copenhagen is the capital city of Denmark with a population of 765,000.  It is situated on the eastern coast of the island of Zealand and separated from the city of Malmo in Sweden by the straights of Oresund.  Originally a Viking fishing village founded in the 10th century, Copenhagen became the capital of Denmark in the early 15th century.

Free time for independent lunch before we transfer by local tour bus to the softball fields for afternoon practice.  

Evening free at leisure.

Meals Included: Breakfast 

 

Day 3: Saturday, June 23rd

Breakfast in the hotel.

Today we compete in the Copenhagen Challenge Cup, playing Danish teams in a full day tournament.


Meals Included: Breakfast

 

 

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Copenhagen

Day 4: Sunday, June 24th 


Breakfast in the hotel.


Full free day in Copenhagen.

Free time to visit some of the museums, castles and other sights of personal interest.  Or take a day tour on one of the hop on hop off bus tours which can be arranged.

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

 

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Oresund Bridge

Day 5: Monday, June 25th 

Breakfast in the hotel.


After breakfast an early departure from the hotel to transfer to Stockholm, Sweden, by our long distance modern tour bus.  On arrival into Stockholm, check into our hotel for the next 4 nights


Our first highlight of the day will be to take the Oresund Bridge which connects Denmark with Sweden.  The Oresund is an engineering marvel that connect the Danish capital of Copenhagen to the Swedish city of Malmo.  A cable-stayed bridge runs nearly 5 miles to an artificial island where it transitions into a tunnel that runs another 2.5 miles.

Traveling through Sweden a lunch stop is planned in the Jonkopping area on the shores of Lake Vattern.  After an individual lunch out journey continues north along Lake Vattern to Norkopping famous for its textile and paper mills.

Dinner in the hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner 

 

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Vasa Warship

 

Day 6: Tuesday, June 26th


Breakfast in the hotel.


Full day city tour of Stockholm with local step-on guide.  You will see the most famous of Stockholm sights, visiting the Gamla Stan (old city), The Royal Palace and enter the City Hall with a private guided tour.  Many other sights will be shown along with a visit to the VASA Ship Museum.

Vasa is a Swedish warship built between 1626 and 1628.  The ship foundered after sailing about 1,400 yards into its maiden voyage on August 10th, 1628.  It fell into obscurity after most of its valuable bronze cannons were salvaged in the 17th century until she was located again in the late 1950's in a busy shipping lane just outside the Stockholm harbor.

Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, and the most populous city in the Nordic countries, encompasses 14 islands and more than 50 bridges on an extensive Baltic Sea Archipelago.  The cobblestone streets and ochre-colored buildings of Gamla Stan are home to the 13th century Storkyrkan Cathedral, the Kungliga Slottet, Royal Palace and the Nobel Museum, which focuses on the Nobel Prize.  Ferries and sightseeing boats shuttle passengers between the islands.   


Remainder of the day free at leisure.

Meals Included: Breakfast 

 

Day 7: Wednesday, June 27th

Breakfast in the hotel.

Today we compete in the Stockholm Shootout against Swedish teams. 


Transfer to the softball field for a full day tournament.


Evening free at leisure.

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

 

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Stockholm

Day 8: Thursday, June 28th

Breakfast in the hotel.

Full free day in Stockholm.

Free time to visit some of the museums, castles and other sights of personal interest or take a day tour on one of the hop on hop off bus tours that can be arranged.

Meals Included: Breakfast  

 

 

 

 

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Karlstad

Day 9: Friday, June 29th

Breakfast in the hotel.

After breakfast, early departure from the hotel and transfer to Oslo, Norway, by our long distance modern tour bus.

Traveling through Sweden a lunch stop is planned in the Karlstad area.  Karlstad is a city on the Klaralven River in Varmland County, Sweden.  It's known for neighboring Lake Vanern to the south, dotted with tiny islands.

After our independent lunch our journey continues eastward crossing over the border into Norway, for a short drive into the capital city of Oslo where we will check into our hotel for the next 4 nights.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner 

 

 

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Royal Palace

Day 10: Saturday, June 30th

Breakfast in the hotel.

Full day city tour of Oslo with local step on guide.  You will see the most famous of Oslo sights, visiting the Vigelund Sculpture Park and viewing the Parliment, Royal Palace, Akerhus Castle and if time permits, the Holmenkolm Olympic Ski Area, plus many more sights of this wonderful city.

Evening free at leisure.

Meals Included: Breakfast 

 

Day 11: Sunday, July 1st

Breakfast in the hotel.

Today we compete in the Viking Classic against Norwegian teams.


Transfer to the softball field for a full day tournament.

Meals Included: Breakfast 

 

 

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Fjords

Day 12: Monday, July 2nd

Breakfast in the hotel.


On this fjord sightseeing tour we pass through narrow sounds, idyllic bays and through a maze of islands with small summer houses.  Oslo, with its superb location, offers unique opportunities on and around its fjord which stretches almost into the city center.

You'll sail past numerous islands, including Hovedoya and the Dyna Lighthouse, through narrow inlets and into sheltered bays so that you can capture the capital on camera from different angels.

Afternoon free at leisure for personal sightseeing and shopping.

Farewell dinner.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner 

 

Day 13: Tuesday, July 3rd

Breakfast in the hotel.

Group transfer to Oslo's International Airport (OSL).


Individual check-in for flight.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour Highlights:

  • Half day Copenhagen City Tour
  • Welcome Dinner
  • ½ Day softball practice in Copenhagen
  • One full day softball tournament: Copenhagen Challenge Cup
  • Free day in Copenhagen to enjoy the sites
  • Drive over the Oresund Bridge
  • Scenic drive through Sweden to Stockholm
  • Full day sightseeing tour in Stockholm
  • Visit the Royal Palace
  • Visit the City Hall with private guided tour
  • Visit the Vasa Ship Museum
  • One full day softball tournament: Stockholm Shootout
  • Free day in Stockholm to enjoy the sites
  • Scenic drive through central Sweden into Norway
  • Full day city tour of Oslo
  • Visit the Vigelund Sculpture Area
  • One full day softball tournament: Viking Classic
  • Two hour Fjord cruise in Oslo
  • Free ½ day in Oslo to enjoy the sites
  • Farewell dinner in the hotel

What is included:

  • 12 Nights in 4* 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
  • 2 Dinners (3 courses excluding beverages)
  • All Road Tolls, Taxes and Parking Fees
  • 1 Farewell Dinner
  • All Entrance Fees as per the Itinerary
  • Full USA Uniform for players, including jersey, pants, belt
  • and cap
  • All Rooms with En-suite Facilities
  • Entry into Copenhagen Challenge Cup
  • All City Permits Where Required
  • Entry into Stockholm Shootout Tournament
  • Entry into the Viking Classic Tournament
  • Driver's & T/M's Accommodation
  • Softballs for Tournaments
  • All Group Tipping
  • All Awards for Tournaments

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
  • All private excursions not specified in the itinerary
  • Luggage handling at the airport
  • Luggage handling at the hotels
  • Travel Insurance (medical & travel delays and lost baggage)

RATES:
$3,760.00 per player / $3,720 per non-player
(Price includes uniform, price does not include airfare)
Single Room Supplement: $755.00 (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. 

Important Information/Terms and Conditions (PDF)

To participate in the 2018 Viking Adventure 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

 

DEPOSIT DEADLINE: December 8th, 2017

FINAL DEADLINE: March 8th, 2018

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