The Ultimate Hockey Road Trip European Style Tour Information
Eurosportours is the number one sports travel company hosting North American hockey teams, specializing in bringing them to Europe. Having lived and coached professionally in Italy, Britain and Switzerland, owner Brad Doshan understands the needs of a team on the road. From matching the team’s competitive level, balancing travel, managing staff, Brad oversees every tour. This creates a unique "home ice advantage" and it shows as Eurosportours prides itself on providing exceptional team leaders and tour guides.
Our most popular trips are to Italy and Switzerland; two stunningly beautiful countries. Eurosportours customizes the tour to the specific needs of each coach, the skill level of the team and the size of the group. There is also an opportunity to customize the tour based on when you prefer to travel, how long of a trip you'd like to take, the number of games you'd like the team to play, specific sports related and non-sports related excursions you'd like the group to take and more.
Our Message to Coaches
We offer a fully turn-key setup for coaches. We handle all the logistics right from day one. We plan the trip, you coach your team. We handle everything, including:
- managing the parents
- managing the siblings the entire year leading up to the trip including
- email and telephone phone correspondence
- collecting funds
- organizing the games
- planning and setting up excursions
- planning meals
- planning specific team building endeavors
Our plan allows coaches to focus on their teams during the season. Once they get the team over to Europe, they get to be on vacation too!
Feedback From Coaches
These trips to Italy and Switzerland exceeded our expectations. Beating the Italian National Team on penalty shots was a real highlight, but it was the beautiful landscapes, the amazing cuisine, architecture and historical venues that really made the trip for us. The entire staff was great and it was an experience that both our teams will never forget. We will certainly do it again!
Our trip to Italy and Switzerland was a trip of a lifetime. The Swiss and Italian Hockey Teams we played really challenged both players and staff as we had to adjust to a different style and system.
Thanks to Eurosportours as they thought of everything and they were organized, professional and provided a first class tour!
More Than 20 Years Experience Successfully Planning Men's & Women's Hockey Team Playing Tours
Our research shows a recent increase in women’s college hockey teams traveling to Europe to play quality hockey teams, experience the various cultures, languages, arts and amazing venues.
Eurosportours delivers great hockey for both D1 and D3 college teams.
And as the MIAC Women’s Hockey teams have discovered, the destination combination of Italy and Switzerland is an ideal tour for a multitude of reasons.
Both cultures are a great fit for students wanting to explore the scenery and learn about the architecture, monuments, history, artworks, cuisine and magical aura of two of the most beautiful countries in the world.
Plus, the competition matches up well and it's the main reason that some teams and returned for another trip!
More Feedback From Coaches
It was a once in a lifetime opportunity for our team. The guides provided such a rich cultural education and it was especially rewarding to play against the Swiss National Team coming off their historic Bronze Medal winning performance at the 2014 Olympics!
The hockey was competitive and the Swiss Teams are right at our leveI. I believe everyone agrees it is about the experience, the team bonding that goes on, and all that you learn on a tour of this nature. We will be returning in the future as it is a turn-key operation from start to finish.
From pee wee and bantam teams like Shattuck St. Mary’s to major men’s and women’s college hockey teams such as Colgate, Dartmouth, Bethel, St. Thomas, and more, we continue to provide what is for many a once in a lifetime experience; a trip of a lifetime for all that has many teams coming back for a second trip.
We emphasize quality hockey, with social interaction and cultural immersion for everyone involved on the trip. Eurosportours seeks to create an International hockey culture in which players, coaches and families gain a better understanding of European hockey and maintain contacts they made on their trip.
The opportunity to play hockey in Europe will enhance every player and coach’s hockey profile and allow them to share this amazing experience in some of the most beautiful venues in the entire world. Virtually every team member has commented on how their trip to Europe not only contributed to their development and increased their desire to elevate their game but has impacted their team camaraderie and creates an everlasting bond.