FAQs

DB Sports Tours offer different types of team tours all over Europe. Check out below some frequently asked questions and answers. If you require additional information please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Planning

How do I organize a soccer tour for my team?

It is very easy to organize a soccer tour for your team. 

  • Step 1: Get in touch with our team who will create your customized tour proposal for your group
  • Step 2: Meet with your group and discuss the options and start to customize your tour further 
  • Step 3: Get in touch with us and let us make the amendments. 
  • Step 4: Send your updated online link / portal to your group and have them register for the tour.
How does the booking process work?

The booking process is very simple, once you and your team are happy with the soccer proposal our team will create a bespoke link and tour for your group which will allow your players, parents, coaches and other family members to sign up to the tour using their own profile. This will allow all your parents to control how and when they pay for their tour.

Do you have an online portal?

Yes your group will have your own specific and designated tour logins and online portal. This will have everything from tour inclusions, flight schedules, costings and updated itinerary.

How do I know my tour money is safe?

Our IAA (Irish Aviation Authority)  bond ensures that you are protected financially. This means that you can book your trip with confidence.

I’ve got a quote from another travel or sports tours company, can you better it?

We are confident that our soccer tour prices will always be competitively priced so if you’ve got a quote from another travel or sports company then we are happy to try and match or better it. Always remember the quality of the tour is key. Our team is happy to point out the pros and cons of all tour quotes.

What happens if I cancel my trip?

Our terms and conditions cover cancellations made by you please read them before signing up to our tours. Terms of service can be found here and we ask you to read them carefully before booking a tour with us.

Can we change the passenger number?

Yes groups can always increase or decrease numbers which are subject to our terms of service. We recommend changes to be made as soon as possible as sometimes airlines, accommodation and activities can become unavailable.

Do you arrange my flights and transfers?

We are fully licensed and bonded to organize flights which are subject to the cost of flights and airline terms and conditions. Transfers are included in all our tour proposals unless otherwise stated or requested.

Will we get an itinerary for our trip?

All of our tours come with an itinerary, a sample to begin and then 7-10 days prior departure all itineraries are finalized and updated on our online portal for all participants to access and see.

Before you travel

What should we pack and take with us?

We recommend the following:

Players;

  • Two changes of kit: shorts, shirt and socks
  • Boots for trainings and matches
  • Shin Guards
  • Empty water bottle
  • Towel
  • Club colors and tracksuit for times you will not be on the field, this is easy for adults and coaches to identify participants in your group.
My players/team is very enthusiastic about doing a soccer tour, they are traveling to participate in but they are not high-standard players. I am concerned that the coaching might be too advanced for them?

All our soccer tours are tailored to meet your group’s needs and standards. We are experienced in dealing with groups of all ages and abilities. Let us know the ability level of your group and we will ensure that the club is aware of the standard prior to your departure. On arrival, coaches will make an early assessment of your players and your overall objectives and will tailor their coaching style and techniques to suit.

Do I need travel insurance?

Yes. Although not compulsory DB Sports Tours strongly recommend you take out the adequate travel insurance before traveling. Travel insurance covers you in the event of cancellations, loss, and theft. If purchasing travel insurance through us, you must provide each passenger’s full name (First and Surname) and date of birth.

Do you offer travel insurance?

Yes we offer a very competitive travel insurance policy for all traveling groups. Contact your tour account manager for more information on this.

Travel

Do we need a photo ID?

Ferry

Personal Identification may be required at check-in.

Ireland /Britain Ferry routes – any one of the following will suffice.

  • Passport
  • Driving License
  • European Union identity card
  • Bank cards
  • Photo ID

 

Airlines

Passport id required.

WHAT IF ONE OF OUR PUPILS/PLAYERS GETS INJURED OR SICK?

Ireland has a reciprocal healthcare agreement with EEA (European Economic Area) countries (including UK, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Netherlands and France). Each member of your group (provided they are Irish Nationals) should obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) either at a post office or online www.ehic.ie. The EHIC has replaced the E111, which is now invalid. The EHIC gives access to state-provided medical treatment only, and you’ll be treated on the same basis as an ‘insured’ person living in the country you’re visiting. Remember, this might not cover all the things you’d expect to get free of charge in Ireland. You may have to make a contribution to the cost of your care if you do not have private medical cover.

WHAT WILL I DO WHILST MY PLAYERS RECEIVE COACHING?

Many of our client teachers have said that the coaching sessions are a good opportunity to observe our club coaches in action. Some take away new techniques that they integrate into their own training schedules at home, others say that it is a rare opportunity to assess their players individually, without having to concentrate on the coaching side themselves. Some teachers choose to work alongside our coaches and receive an individual evaluation at the end of their program.

WHAT IS IT LIKE TO TRAVEL ON A FERRY AND COACH FOR A LONG TRIP?

The vast majority of our packages to the UK are by coach and ferry. We work very closely with our travel partners to ensure the highest standards of comfort are maintained, but don’t take our word for it read the testimonials!

On Tour

Who is responsible for the children during our stay?

Minors

Group leaders and parents are fully responsible for all party members under the age of 18 for the duration of the trip. You are therefore required to obtain parental authority from the parent/guardian of every traveling minor before departure. We recommend that you bring two copies of the parental authority forms with you, in case you need to receive medical assistance for any of the children in your charge.

 

Accompanying Adults

It is the duty of every adult traveling abroad to conduct himself or herself responsibly and safely while on tour.

What if one of our pupils/players gets injured or sick?

Teams from outside the EU – We recommend that all travelers have adequate travel insurance before they travel. 

 

Ireland has a reciprocal healthcare agreement with EEA (European Economic Area) countries (including UK, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Netherlands and France). Each member of your group (provided they are Irish Nationals) should obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) either at a post office or online www.ehic.ie. The EHIC has replaced the E111, which is now valid. The EHIC gives access to state-provided medical treatment only, and you’ll be treated on the same basis as an ‘insured’ person living in the country you’re visiting. Remember, this might not cover all the things you’d expect to get free of charge in Ireland. You may have to make a contribution to the cost of your care if you do not have private medical cover.

What will I do whilst my players receive coaching?

Many of our clients have said that the coaching sessions are a good opportunity to observe our club coaches in action. Some take away new techniques that they integrate into their own training schedules at home, others say that it is a rare opportunity to assess their players individually, without having to concentrate on the coaching side themselves. Some coaches choose to work alongside our coaches and receive an individual evaluation at the end of their program.

How many games will we play on a tour?

This is subject to the number of games your team requires, this depends on a number of facts. Remember all our tours are customizable to your team’s needs.

Are meals included?

Breakfast is always included, other meals are included subject to your team’s needs and itinerary inclusions.

General

What have previous teams said about their sports tours with DB Sports Tours?

The majority of our tours are repeat business from the previous year; teams who have toured with us keep coming back for more. If you want to read some testimonials from our previous sports tours then you can find them on our homepage and also on every tour/tournament/service page.

Do you sell tickets separately from match trips?

No. Our packages vary from fixture to fixture in terms of price, duration, travel and accommodation details. However match tickets are never sold separately and are part of a full package.

When is the best time to go on an international tour?

There is never a bad time to experience international soccer tours. Any time is a good time, our tours are tailored to suit your needs, budgets and time of travel so just go.