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Gothia Cup – Day 1

  • Flight departs from North America (Worldstride Excel Gothia Cup team trips include all airfare, airport taxes, and fuel surcharges.)

Gothia Cup – Day 2

  • Arrive in Gothenburg (7 nights).

  • Worldstride Excel Tour Director will meet the team at the airport in Sweden. Private coach will transport team from the airport to the team hotel in Gothenburg, where the team will stay for 7 nights. Tour Director will be available 24/7 for the duration of your trip, from arrival to departure.

  • Once team has arrived at hotel and checked in, we will hold a team welcome meeting and orientation. During orientation, all players and coaches will receive a Gothia Card which will allow everyone to take part in Gothia Cup festivities and events for the week. Following orientation, players and coaches will have free time to unpack, settle in, and explore the surrounding area before team dinner at the hotel.

  • After dinner, we will go visit the Heden Center which is the central hub for everything related to the Gothia Cup. Here, players and coaches can socialize with other teams and learn more about the tradition of the Gothia Cup.

Gothia Cup – Day 3 

  • Team breakfast in hotel.

  • First Round Gothia Cup matches- team will play in their first Gothia Cup match against a team of similar age level and skill.

  • Following the team’s first round match, Worldstride Excel tour director will lead the team on a guided tour of the city of Gothenburg. We will begin at Guldhedens Vattentorn, a 394-foot water tower which is the best way to get our bearings when you set out to see the city and offers spectacular views of the city. Other highlights will include the cultural center Götaplatsen and the Poseidon Fountain, the local Concert Hall, the municipally-owned theater (the Göteborgs Konstmuseum), and the Ålvsborg Bridge which spans the Göta River, one of the longest suspension bridges in Sweden at almost 2,953 feet.

  • Following the team tour of Gothenburg, there will be a team dinner back at the hotel.

  • Later that evening, players and coaches will attend the Gothia Cup opening ceremonies. The ceremony takes place in Ullevi Stadium, and is a show that takes about two hours. More than 50,000 players, coaches, supporters and locals create a magical atmosphere at Ullevi Stadium. There are nearly 500 dancers, 10 musicians, and 15 solo artists accompanying this great culture mix

Gothia Cup – Day 4

  • Team breakfast in hotel.

  • Second first round match of the Gothia Cup.

  • Explore Gothia Cup facilities, free time in between match and team dinner.

  • Team dinner at hotel restaurant.

  • Following dinner, team will have time to experience the Heden Center or take part in any social activities that may be organized by the Gothia Cup, including a youth disco. Evenings are the ideal time to meet fellow soccer lovers from around the globe, and maybe make a global friend for life!

 

Gothia Cup – Day 5

  • Team breakfast in hotel.

  • Team will play either a final first round match, or a Playoff Round Match against an international team.

  • When not playing in a match, players and coaches have the opportunity to explore the Heden Center and other Gothia Cup facilities.

  • Team dinner at hotel restaurant.

  • Free time/social activities.

Gothia Cup – Day 6

  • Team breakfast in hotel.

  • Team will play a Playoff Round Match against an international team.

  • Team trip to Liseberg Amusement Park, Scandanavia’s greatest amusement parks. Team will be provided with the Liseberg Super Ride Pass, which gives you free rides on 41 different rides and attractions

  • Team dinner at hotel restaurant.

  • Free time/social activities.

Gothia Cup – Day 7

  • Team breakfast in hotel.

  • Today the playoffs continue and the Gothia Cup Finals commence. The various age and gender brackets will compete for the Gothia Cup titles.

  • During our time not playing a match, we will have free time to enjoy the Heden Center, explore Gothenburg, or watch other Gothia Cup matches.

  • Team dinner at hotel restaurant.

  • Free time/social activities.

Gothia Cup – Day 8

  • Team breakfast in hotel.

  • Today the Gothia Cup Finals conclude. The various age and gender brackets will compete for the Gothia Cup titles.

  • During our time not playing a match, we will have free time to enjoy the Heden Center, explore Gothenburg, or watch other Gothia Cup matches.

  • Team dinner at hotel restaurant.

  • Free time/social activities, prepare to depart Gothenburg the following morning.

Gothia Cup – Day 9

  • Team breakfast at hotel.

  • Travel via private coach from Gothenburg to airport for departure flight back to North America.

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