Basketball Tours to New York
Where the sport is as big as the skyscrapers
Home to two professional teams and a strong college team, where competitive opposition is aplenty and the basketball facilities are first-class, a basketball tour to New York is a dream come true for young basketball players. A behind-the-scenes tour of Madison Square Gardens, home of the New York Knicks, is a great experience for lovers of the sport, but nothing beats sitting courtside at an NBA match. We have a great relationship with the Barclay Centre, home of the Brooklyn Nets, and watching a game here is guaranteed to be a highlight of your basketball tour to New York.
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Our Recommended Itinerary
Here’s what your trip could look like
Depart UK by flight
Transfer to hotel
Evening meal at Planet Hollywood
Breakfast before heading to Central Park
Watch live sport this evening
Breakfast at hostel before departing for your training session with Brooklyn Nets followed by a tour of the arena.
Get dropped off back in the city and visit Wall Street and the 9/11 Memorial
Spend your evening exploring Broadway and Times Square
Explore New York using the metro: get a view of the Statue of Liberty as you take a trip on the Staten Island Ferry
Get the best view of the city from the Top of the Rock before your evening meal at Hard Rock Cafe
Fit in some last minute shopping at Macy’s
Transfer to airport
Flight back to UK
Arrive back into the UK
Based on 6 day, 4 night tour for 40 members (+4 free places) travelling in October 2023. Subject to availability.
- Return flights from UK to resort
- Airport and fixture transfers in resort
- Public transport card
- 4 nights' B&B accommodation
- 2 x evening meals
- 2 x fixtures per team with well-matched opponents, based on ability, age and international rules
- 24/7 support
- Vamoos travel app & info pack
- Tailor-made itinerary
- Travel insurance
- Tour pennant per fixture & souvenir pennant to keep
- North Face rucksack for party leader
- Barclays Centre - Brooklyn Nets
- Top of the Rock
- 9/11 Memorial
- Central Park
- Macy's Shopping
- Staten Island Ferry
- Times Square
- Live Sport
- Hard Rock Café
- Planet Hollywood
- Dedicated Tour Manager
- Hoodies and Polo Shirts
Excursions in New York
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Popular places to stay in New York
- Walking distance to Times Square
- High quality accommodation
- Close to transport links
- 24/7 onsite shop
- Internet lounge
- Fitness studio
- 24 hour reception
- Cafe/lounge area
- Relax in the café/lounge area
- Wind down in the internet lounge
- Explore nearby sites of interest
- Fantastic location
- Walking distance to Central Park
- Close to transport links
- Pool table
- TV/Theatre Room
- 24 hour reception
- Guest kitchen & dining room
- Take a walk to nearby Central Park
- Enjoy a game of pool
- Relax in the hostels theatre room
Your journey doesn’t have to end here! See what else we can offer to help you get the most out of your tour. From professional coaching to dedicated Tour Managers, we’ll go above and beyond to support you and your students.
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What our customers say
Mr Owen Roberts
Another fantastic tour! Feedback from parents and students was amazing, again! Priceless experiences and lifelong memories.
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Mr Tom Walker
Swift and effective communication throughout from Rayburn!
FAQs about this tour
Find the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.
Do your hotels comply with our local Authority’s guidelines?
All hotels are audited to standards set by the School Travel Forum (STF), this criteria is based on information and guidance from educational authorities. Whilst local laws and standards have to be taken into consideration, as they may differ from country to country, our standards do not. We are happy to provide copies of our hotel audits should you wish to see them.
Can I talk to Rayburn Tours whilst out on tour?
Yes, a 24-hour emergency phone number will be provided in your final documents pack and one of our experienced members of staff will be happy to help with any problems you have whilst out on tour.
Is insurance included with my trip?
Yes, insurance will be included in your trip quotation as standard unless it is requested not to be. Make sure you check the list of inclusions in your quotation and/or confirmation.
Do you provide risk assessments for the visits you offer?
You can download our Generic Risk Management Handbook which will help you complete your risk assessment for your school or Local Authority. The aim of the handbook is to provide all tour leaders with supportive suggestions to help raise awareness to risk, suggest control measures to help mitigate the risk and manage risk pro-actively. For further assistance, please speak to a member of our team who will be happy to help.
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