Amazing International Soccer Tours
We are currently traveling to Spain, Denmark, and Italy. Ireland and Portugal will be added to our itinerary soon.
Donosti Cup- Soccer camps
Our journey commences in Madrid, a stunning city. From there, we head to San Sebastian, which is where the Donosti Cup tournament and soccer camps are held. San Sebastian is also referred to as "Europe's Little Secret," a beach resort only 30 minutes away from the French border. It boasts breathtaking beaches, delicious cuisine, a distinct culture, and excellent soccer, making it an ideal location for our tour. This trip promises to be unforgettable. Our tour concludes in the magnificent city of Barcelona.
We have the pleasure of spending a few days in the stunning city of Copenhagen before journeying north to Aalborg. Along the way, we stop by Odense, the birthplace of the renowned writer Hans Christian Andersen. Our destination is the city of Hjørring, where the Dana Cup, the world's third-largest youth soccer tournament, is being held. The tournament features approximately 1,000 teams from 45 countries.
Rome, Milan, Venice
San Marino Cup- Soccer Camps
Italy is a highly sought-after destination for our tours. We offer the opportunity to explore some of Italy's most enchanting cities, including Rome, Milan, and Venice. Additionally, we provide packages that include attending the international tournament hosted in the principality of San Marino. Teams from around the globe come to compete in nearby resorts such as Rimini and Riccione on the Adriatic Riviera. We also offer soccer camps in Milan for teams to attend.
Daniel Dos Santos
Founder and President
This Is Our Story
Daniel (Coach Daniel) is a former professional soccer player from Uruguay; author; former youth soccer club director; Georgia Olympic Development staff member; and he has been involved in youth soccer in the U.S.A and other countries for 30 years. In 1992 he founded Global Youth Sports (GYS), a sports/educational organization committed to providing children and young adults with the motivation, tools, leadership, and values to become successful, well-rounded global individuals.
What Makes Us Special based on
We make sure that the entire family has an unforgettable experience.
We focus on quality instead of quantity
We keep our groups small to provide our best personal attention and service to each group member: children and parents.
Whole child approach
We focus on the whole person first instead of the athlete's performance. Then, we teach the athletes to perform at their best.
We go the extra mile
Our team members are trained to do the unexpected to serve our clients, from taking family photos to looking for opportunities to surprise our clients by providing extras not included in our itinerary, adding extra local places, and meeting local people for a true cultural experience.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING
Allison and Alan Kennedy (Atlanta, GA)
Our family has traveled twice with Daniel’s teams for soccer tournaments in Spain (2018) and Denmark (2022). Daniel tailors his trips to maximize the impacts of international travel and sports. The experience, the camaraderie among the players, friendships made with other parents, meaningful activities during down time, the right accommodations, every attention to detail, and memories of a lifetime are all hallmarks of two great trips. To have our daughter interact with players from different countries and to see her joy when she scored a PK on the top U17 goalie in Denmark were priceless! A strong recommendation, for sure.
The program that Coach Daniel has developed is outstanding. It provides a family experience that is both unique and extraordinary. We wanted to expose our daughter to the next level of playing in an international soccer setting. We knew this would give her an opportunity that would not only develop her as a player but also introduce her to other cultures and a more competitive level of the game. It turned out to be so much more than that.
Every detail of the trip is so well orchestrated. There were options to take tours as a group that highlighted the significant areas we visited, or we could just go off on our own. Every family was able to make this trip whatever experience they wanted. The tour guides we had, the priority we were given, the hotels we stayed in, the attention to detail was all flawless. We never had to think of a thing that was not taken care of. Above and beyond that we not only met other families in the host counties but were also welcomed and embraced in their homes. A personal bond and connection we continue to have to this day.
Our family has been on three trips with Coach Daniel. Spain, Italy, and Denmark. Every trip exceeded our expectations. We consider these to be the most memorable trips we have ever been on and are so thankful to have had the opportunity to have this experience. It is travel, with sportsmanship, passion, excitement, learning, fellowship, and excellence on a level that is rare to achieve. We are both grateful and fortunate to have been a part of this program. There is nothing like it!
Jeff and Tracy Braintwain
Our family of five has been on three trips with Daniel and GYS Tours, and thus, we have spent approximately six weeks in various countries in Europe with Daniel. Sufficient words do not exist to describe our high esteem for Daniel and his organization, much less to convey the inestimable wealth provided by the life-long memories Daniel gave us and our children. In our experience, Daniel’s tours provide seamless logistics with all the details doublechecked and perfect in every respect – hotels, transfers, tour buses, local guides, dining options, and daily cultural discoveries – all of these aspects European travel are turnkey and remove all guesswork and the resultant anxiety that can occur during far flung travel with kids. But the overall experience really is so much more than the sum of its parts – you will want to be there, won’t want to leave, and almost immediately upon your return, will want to plan your family’s next adventure with Daniel and GYS. If you think this review is too glowing and must be an oversell, we simply suggest you give it a try. By the time your tour is complete, we are confident you will wish your family took the plunge sooner than you did. As for us – we are looking forward to a fourth trip, and hopefully more after that.