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.

How do I organize a sports tour for my team?

Firstly have a read of our tour leaders guide on how to organize a sports tour. Organizing a sports tour takes up a lot of time, effort and money. There is a lot of pressure on you to organize the tour perfectly whilst getting the best possible value for money. You also have to worry about government travel regulations; insurance and liability so our advice is leave it to a company like DB Sports Tours. Our team consists of full-time sports tour managers who can help you to save time, effort and money by organizing your football tour, rugby tour, hockey tour or cricket tour from start to finish.

How do I know my tour money is safe?

Our IATA bond ensures that you are protected financially. This means that you can book your trip with confidence, meet your due diligence and reduce the amount of External Provider paperwork necessary.

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 homepageand also on every tour/tournament/service page.

Who is responsible for the children during our stay?

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 travelling 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 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!

What kit should our players take?

We recommend the following:
– Two changes of kit: shorts, shirt and socks
– Studded boots
– Astroturf boots/trainers
– Shin Guards
– Empty water bottle
– Towel
My pupils are very enthusiastic about the sport they are travelling to participate in but they are not high-standard players. I am concerned that the coaching might be too advanced for them?
All our programs are tailored to meet your group’s standard. 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 we need photo id?

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

Passport id required

I’ve got a quote from another sports Tour Company, can you better it?

We are confident that our sports tours are always competitively priced so if you’ve got a quote from another sports Tour Company then we are happy to try and match or better it. Always remember the quality of the tour is key.

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.

Do I need travel insurance?

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

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.