NIKE Tour The Netherlands and France
In 2010 the Netherlands proved again to be a top soccer country by finishing 2nd in the 2010 FIFA World Cup and taking 3rd place in the 2014 World Cup. The Netherlands also finished as World Cup runner ups in 1974 and 1978. They won the European Championship soccer tournament in 1988. At the peak of their success in the 1970's, the team was famous for its mastery of Total Football (Soccer) and was nicknamed Clockwork Orange for its precision passing. Many soccer teams around the globe emulate the "Total Soccer" approach to playing, and soccer teams traveling here will get a first-hand look at "Total Soccer". Last success was that the Dutch Women’s National team finished 2nd in the 2019 Women’s World Cup.
France was one of the four European teams that participated at the inaugural FIFA World Cup soccer tournament in 1930 and are one of eight national soccer teams to have won the competition, which they did in 1998 when they hosted the Cup. France's national soccer team has also won two UEFA European Soccer Championships, winning the first in 1984, led by Ballon d'Or winner Michel Platini, and the most recent in 2000, led by three time FIFA World Player of the Year Zinedine Zidane. France's Women's National Team also made a strong statement recently for its place as a women's soccer power by taking 4th place in the FIFA World Cup in 2011. Quality soccer on both the men's and women's side makes France a great destination for youth, college and adult soccer travel teams!
Both Nike and Premier International Tours have created special incentives for NIKE partner clubs in the USA:
A Nike incentive for all your players - to be decided by your Nike grassroots representative prior to your departure
NIKE/Premier International Tours t-shirts for all travelers
A free trip for your coach, or a representative from your group, to Barcelona, Spain, in early February of 2020 if you book your 2020 team tour by November 1, 2019. This trip will include a visit to an FC Barcelona game, a visit to FC Barcelona’s training facilities to watch youth teams train and play, a tour of the Nou Camp, a session with youth coaches from Espanyol and sightseeing in Barcelona! s
A day at one of the NIKE partners (PSG, the French Federation and the Dutch Federationincluding a clinic with one of their coaches, a stadium tour of the home stadium and a visit to their official stores
The Netherlands and France NIKE Tour
Departure from the USA
Arrival Amsterdam airport and transfer to your accommodation in Amsterdam
Amsterdam sightseeing – take a canal cruise the best way to see the city of Amsterdam. Evening game vs. a local team.
NIKE Day – visit the new headquarters of the KNVB – the Royal Netherland Soccer Federation. We will start off with a clinic with a KNVB Coach followed by walking tour of the center and a lunch in the official KNVB Restaurant
Visit the Zaansche Schans – famous because of its windmills. More sightseeing in Amsterdam. Evening game vs. a local team
Transfer France, Paris
Sightseeing Paris. You will visit the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre Dame, Place de la Concorde, etc. Evening game vs. a local team
NIKE Day – Nike has 2 famous partners in Paris; the French National Team and Paris St. Germain. We will include a Stadium Tour of the Parc des Princes, a visit to one of their fan shops and of course a soccer clinic with one of their staff coaches. Evening game vs. a local team
Between US$2,100.00 and US$2,200.00 per person March-April departure
Between US$2,400.00 and US$2,500.00 per person June-August departure
Prices are based on departure from New York, with 40 people traveling and do not include airport taxes or fuel surcharges which are approx. $ 250.00 - $ 350.00 per person. Contact us for a detailed price quote and itinerary.
“Our tour guides – Matt (in Paris) and Rick (in Amsterdam) - were great hosts. Our driver Eric did a great job. Amsterdam was amazing!! The trip to the Dutch Soccer Federation (KNVB) was a highlight of the trip and the staff and coaches at KNVB were incredibly welcoming and again this was something people would not do under normal circumstances. Thank you again for all of your effort and that of your team. We had a great time!”
Ashley Edgar and Art Romswinckel - Santa Cruz Breakers