Florida Friendship Tour

Available year round

Everyone wants to go to Florida, your team loves to play soccer, so why not combine the two and take them to “The Sunshine State” for a fantastic mix of sand, sunshine and soccer……perfect! GoBYSA have worked hard to put together the best options for teams wanting to visit Florida for a Friendship Tour………great accommodation, excellent soccer facilities, easy access transportation and more.

Whats included: All our friendship tours to Florida offer our usual high standard of service and typically include: Villa accommodation throughout •The hire of self drive mini-vans •Two friendship matches •Local assistance •All services of GoBYSA •A generous free place allocation, one free for every 20 paying.

Click here to access our Kissimmee City Guide

Accommodation
Florida Friendship Tour

Windsor Palms vacation rental homes offers the highest level of comfort for your holiday pound. The rental community is extremely close to Walt Disney World (4 miles away!), Sea World, Universal Studios and Downtown Orlando – all within 5-25 minutes! These vacation rental homes and condos surround a 7500 square foot clubhouse consisting of a large swimming pool, separate toddler pool and spa and all of the following amenities:  24-hour Manned, Gated entrance; 4 Computers in Clubhouse;  WiFi Available for Guests; Pool & Ping pong tables; Tennis Courts; Sand volleyball courts; Half court basketball; Children’s playground, Picnic / Barbecue area; Gym and exercise room; Newly-expanded convenience store; 58-seat cinema with 3-D projector; Oasis Tiki snack and beverage bar;  Arcade games.

The Villas are all privately owned and are all of a very high specification. We offer stays in various villas but all will have at least 4 bedrooms (sleeping up to 10 people) or 6 bedrooms (sleeping up to 15 people!).

A typical six bedroom villa offers: Large pool with spa, sun deck, a family room with a giant screen TV, each bedroom has a TV all with 50 plus cable channels, fabulous kitchens with all modern appliances, separate laundry room,  a games room with pool table and air hockey. 0ver 3,000 sq. ft. of luxury accommodation with vaulted ceilings and a formal dining area and breakfast bar, plus outdoor dining table.

The Area

Theme Parks

Theme Parks

What is there to do in Kissimmee, Florida? Well, everything! Lets start with the Theme Parks:

With four parks Walt Disney World® Resort has something for kids of all ages. Experience a world of fascination at Epcot® where you can take a tour of the sights and sounds of eleven countries. The adventure continues at Disneyʼs Animal Kingdom Theme Park® where you can enjoy the largest animal-themed park in the world. And for movie buffs, Hollywood glitz and glamour is the feature presentation at Disneyʼs Hollywood Studios® . Inside the Magic Kingdom®, dreams comes to life as seven unique lands are the ticket to adventure that will have you and your family truly captivated.

SeaWorld®

SeaWorld®

A visit to SeaWorld® offers all sorts of adventures; rides – Experience thrilling coasters and extraordinary rides for the whole family. shows – Enjoy fabulous, family-friendly, live entertainment at SeaWorld. animal experiences – Explore beautiful aquariums, feed sea lions, or dance with dolphins at SeaWorld. 

Rides include: Infinity Falls where you climb aboard your raft and hang on as the roaring world class rapids send you flying through chutes before you plunge down the tallest drop of its kind into churning whitewater.

Mako – Ride Mako, a hyper coaster is known for high speeds, deep dives and thrills around every turn.

Karaken – Born from tales that struck terror in sailors for centuries, SeaWorld Orlando’s mighty Kraken® is a Virtual Reality coaster like no other.

Manta – Find out what it’s like to spin, glide, skim and fly like a giant ray when you experience the only flying roller coaster of its kind in the world.

 

 

Shows include: Dolphin Days is a festive celebration of our natural world starring the ocean’s most playful ambassador, the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin.
One Ocean – Journey into the world of majestic killer whales in One Ocean.
Clyde and Seamore’s Sea Lion High is filled with amazing animal behaviors and fun audience interaction as Clyde and Seamore go back to school in slippery pursuit of their diplomas.

 

Some Animal Experiences include a bookable tour where you go behind-the-scenes to see how the trainers care for and interact with these amazing animals, and get up close with some finned, flippered, or feathered friends.

Dolphin Cove – Watch a playful group of bottlenose dolphins both above and below the surface of the water at Dolphin Cove®.

Explore the habitat of Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin®, where you can see five species of penguins.

Universal Studios®

At Universal Studios® you’ll find two spectacular theme parks; Universals Islands of Adventure® where the world’s most cutting edge rides and interactive attractions bring your favourite stories to life. Experience the magic of The Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM, where you can fly with Harry on the ground breaking ride, Harry Potter and the Forbidden JourneyTM and step into the pages of Dr. Seuss’s stories on rides like The Cat in the HatTM Right next door it’s “Lights. Camera. Action!” at Universal Studios®, a real working film and TV studio that takes you into scenes from movies and TV shows.

Airboat Rides

Airboat Rides

Blow like the wind across the water on the ultimate adventure with an airboat tour through the Florida Everglades.

They give you access to most scenic and remote places you wouldn’t be able to reach by an ordinary boat. Once you enter this unique wilderness, it’s like you’ve discovered a new world. This is where alligators roam freely and where exotic birds are everywhere.

The Football
Florida Friendship Tour

We will arrange for you to play as many games as you wish during your stay. We will take care of the pitch hire and referee expenses, all you need to do is turn up and play!

Florida soccer teams range from purely recreational to national championship winners, but whatever your level of play we will match you with teams of your own ability level.

Getting There

The nearest airport is Orlando International which is 28 miles away.

Here is a list of the airlines that fly there from the UK and Ireland.

Aer Lingus from Dublin. BA from London-Gatwick. Icelandair from Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Glasgow, London-Gatwick, London-Heathrow and Manchester. (all via Reykjavik)
Norwegian from London-Gatwick.
Thomas Cook Airlines from Birmingham, Glasgow, London–Gatwick, London–Stansted and Manchester.
Virgin Atlantic from Belfast–International, Glasgow, London–Gatwick and Manchester.

The next nearest is Sanford (59 miles). Airlines that fly there include:

TUI from Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London-Gatwick, Manchester and Newcastle Upon Tyne.

You may wish to fly into Tampa International (72 miles) Airlines that fly there are:
BA from London-Gatwick.
Icelandair from London-Gatwick, London-Heathrow and Manchester (all via Reykjavik).

Further afield are Fort Lauderdale (224 miles)
BA from London-Gatwick. Norwegian Airways from London-Gatwick

AND Miami International (242 miles)
Aer Lingus from Dublin. American from London-Heathrow. BA from London-Heathrow. Virgin Atlantic from London-Gatwick.

Florida Friendship Tour

Whichever airport you choose to arrive at we will arrange for you to pick up either 12 seater or 15 seater vans to use during your stay.

We’ve found that this is the best way for groups to travel around, however if you prefer not to ‘self-drive’ we can offer private coach travel but this tends to be expensive.

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