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11 days
Availability : August 4 — 15, 2021
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Bilbao and San Sebastián
Tour Details

The ESS Cup Tour features American teams at the U15-U19 age groups facing off against the best from the Basque Country, well known as one of the top futbol regions of Spain. While the Basque Country comprises just 5% of the Spanish population, 25% of La Liga teams are Basque. At the ESS Cup you’ll face academy teams from La Liga clubs Real Sociedad, Athletic Bilbao, SD Eibar, Deportivo Alaves, and CA Osasuna, along with the famous Basque academies Antiguoko KE and Danuk Bat CF. The ESS Cup is set in beautiful San Sebastián with matches played at Real Sociedad’s Zubieta training facility.

Price Includes

  • All lodging
  • All ground transportation in Spain
  • All meals
  • 4 match guarantee
  • 2 training sessions
  • Friendly match
  • La Liga match
  • Real Sociedad Anoeta Stadium tour
  • Watch Real Sociedad train
  • Tourist activities in San Sebastian

Price Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Souvenirs
What to Expect

Play your first three ESS Cup group matches during the first weekend of the tour. The following week, immerse yourself in the futbol and culture of San Sebastián and the Basque Country. Watch Real Sociedad train, tour their Anoeta stadium, take a day trip to the French Basque seaside villages of Saint-Jean-de-Luz and Biarritz, and back in San Sebastián enjoy the number one rated beach in all of Europe: La Concha. The following weekend play the ESS Cup semifinal and final matches and see a La Liga match before your trip home.

  • Premier international tournament featuring top La Liga Academies
  • Matches played at Real Sociedad's Zubieta Training Facility
  • Pre-tournament training
  • Friendly match
  • La Liga match
  • Real Sociedad Anoeta Stadium tour
  • Tourist activities in San Sebastián
  • Day trip to France
Itinerary

August 4 / 5Depart USA / Arrive Bilbao

Arrive at Bilbao’s Loiu Airport where an ESS guide will meet you to board the bus for the one-hour ride to San Sebastián, home of the ESS Cup. Check into the residence and that night enjoy a welcome dinner at the clubhouse of famous Basque academy and ESS Partner Club Antiguoko KE.

August 6San Sebastián

In the morning ride the famous Funicular up to Monte Igueldo, a famous lookout spot and castle high above San Sebastián. In the afternoon get on the field for training, followed by team meetings at the residence facility. Dinner in the center of San Sebastián before resting up for your first day of the ESS Cup.

August 7 San Sebastián

Play your first two group matches of the ESS Cup against the top La Liga academies and teams from the Basque Country.

August 8San Sebastián

Play your final ESS Cup group match in the morning. Following lunch, enjoy the rest of the afternoon at Ondaretta Beach.

August 9San Sebastián

Watch La Liga club Real Sociedad train in the morning and head to France in the afternoon for stops in the Basque Coast villages of Saint-Jean-de-Luz and Biarritz.

August 10San Sebastián

Start the day off with a tour of Real Sociedad’s Anoeta Stadium. In the afternoon, team meeting and training before dinner.

August 11San Sebastián

Take a morning tour of San Sebastián’s famous Old Town and in the afternoon play a friendly match.

August 12San Sebastián

Morning tour of San Sebastián’s “Centro” district (downtown), followed by afternoon training.

August 13San Sebastián

Take the day off from playing and enjoy the number one rated beach in all of Europe: La Concha. That afternoon explore San Sebastián’s Antiguo neighborhood before dinner.

August 14San Sebastián

Play in the ESS Cup semifinal match in the morning, and hopefully in the final that afternoon.  After dinner head to watch a La Liga match.

August 15Bilbao / Depart for USA

Depart Bilbao’s Loiu Airport for the USA.

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