The Bainbridge Cup & The Best of Bavaria

The Bainbridge Cup & The Best of Bavaria

When: July 9th ~ 18th, 2019

Where: Essen, Cologne, Munich and more!

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Description

Essen, a small city in the northwest of Germany which was named the 2010 European Capital of Culture, will be hosting the third annual edition of the Bainbridge Cup. Team North America was able to capture the first two cups comfortably, but as our European friends continue to improve at pickleball we need YOUR help to ensure it stays on our continent where it belongs! If you’re looking for more than just a pickleball experience, Pickleball Trips, the official travel partner of the Bainbridge Cup and our team including trip lead Jon Moore and head instructor, pickleball national champion, & team North America captain Daniel Moore for a historical, cultural, and gastronomical tour of Germany!

Itinerary

Day 1 – Tue, July 9th | Arrival

  • Please book your airfare to/from Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA)*
  • Transfer to 4-Star Frankfurt Hotel**
  • Welcome dinner in Frankfurt

Day 2 – Wed, July 10th | Transfer to Essen, Pickleball Trips Clinic

  • Breakfast at 4-Star Frankfurt Hotel
  • Train to Essen (~2:00 hrs)
  • Check-in to 4-Star Essen Hotel
  • Lunch at local Essen restaurant
  • Private Pickleball Trips clinic with instructors, Jon and Daniel Moore (3:00 hrs)
  • Train to Dusseldorf (~0:30 hrs)
  • Rhine River dinner cruise
  • Return to Essen (~0:30 hrs)

Day 3 – Thu, July 11th | Cologne City Tour, Pickleball Trips Clinic

  • Breakfast at 4-Star Essen Hotel
  • Private Pickleball Trips clinic with instructors, Jon and Daniel Moore (3:00 hrs)
  • Train to Cologne (~1:00 hrs)
  • Lunch at local Cologne restaurant
  • Cologne city tour
  • Dinner in Cologne
  • Return to Essen (~1:00 hrs)

Day 4 – Fri, July 12th | Bainbridge Cup 

  • Breakfast at 4-Star Essen Hotel
  • 3rd Annual Bainbridge Cup at the TVN Tennis Center Essen (Virtual Tour)
  • Lunch in Essen***
  • Dinner in Essen with European picklers***

Day 5 – Sat, July 13th | German Open

  • Breakfast at 4-Star Essen Hotel
  • 1st Annual German Open at the TVN Tennis Center Essen (Virtual Tour): Men’s & Women’s Doubles
  • Lunch in Essen***
  • Dinner in Essen with European picklers***

Day 6 – Sun, July 14th | German Open

  • Breakfast at 4-Star Essen Hotel
  • 1st Annual German Open at the TVN Tennis Center Essen (Virtual Tour): Mixed Doubles
  • Lunch in Essen***
  • Post-tournament dinner party with North American & European picklers

Day 7 – Mon, July 15th | Transfer to Munich, Dachau Tour

  • Breakfast at 4-Star Essen Hotel
  • Check out from 4-Star Essen Hotel
  • Train to Munich w/ lunch (~5:30 hrs)
  • Check into 4-Star Munich Hotel
  • Dachau Memorial Tour (~5:30 hrs)
  • Dinner in Munich with Pickleball Trips group

Day 8 –  Tue, July 16th | Munich Area Day-Trip

  • Breakfast at 4-Star Munich Hotel
  • Visit Salzburg, or Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Dinner in Munich with Pickleball Trips group

Day 9 –  Wed, July 17th | Third Reich & Munich City Tour, Pickleball Trips Clinic, Transfer to Frankfurt

  • Breakfast at 4-Star Munich Hotel
  • Third Reich & Munich City Tour (~3:00 hrs)
  • Train to Augsburg (~0:30 hrs)
  • Private Pickleball Trips clinic with instructors, Jon and Daniel Moore (2:00 hrs)
  • Open play with Augsburg Pickleball Club
  • Dinner with Augsburg club players
  • Train to Frankfurt (~3:00 hrs)
  • Check into 4-Star Frankfurt Hotel

Day 10 – Thu, July 17th | Departure

  • Breakfast at 4-Star Frankfurt Hotel
  • Transfer to Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA)**

Please keep in mind that this itinerary is subject to change and should not be considered final.

*You will likely have to depart North America the previous day in order to arrive in Germany on July 9th.

**The transfer from/to Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA)  is not included in the cost of the trip. Our tour will officially commence at dinner on Day 1 and conclude with breakfast on Day 10.

***Due to the unpredictability of the tournament schedule, Pickleball Trips will not be organizing or providing any lunches during these days. Please also be aware that dinner plans might need to be altered or pushed back to accommodate the entire group. 

Tour Package

Included in Price

  • 9 nights at 4-star accommodations with complimentary breakfasts
  • All meals included except lunches during the Bainbridge Cup & German Open
  • All activities including tours, entrance & guide fees, pickleball clinics, local transportation, etc.

Excluded from Price

  • Airfare & transportation to/from Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA)
  • Lunches during Bainbridge Cup & German Open
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Tournament Registration Fees

Packing List

Coming soon!!!

Additional Information

Cancellation Policy

  • 60 ~ 31 Days Prior to Arrival: 20% of the Total Costs
  • 30 ~ 4 Days Prior to Arrival: 50% of the Total Costs
  • 72 Hours or Less Prior to Arrival: 100% of the Total Costs

Travel Insurance

We strongly encourage all travelers to invest in travel insurance to both minimize your financial risks of traveling and provide you with peace of mind to fully enjoy the your trip. Travel insurance can provide many helpful resources including refunds or assistance for any of the following situations that may arise before or during a trip:

  • You need to cancel your participation on the tour
  • You need to cancel or change a flight
  • Lost baggage during the trip
  • Stolen items during the trip
  • Medical costs during the trip

We suggest you talk to your insurance provider to ask about the travel insurance plans available to you. You can also compare policies online. Here are two well-known travel insurance providers to consider:

Please contact us at pickleballtrips@gmail.com if you have any additional questions regarding our cancellation policy or travel insurance.


 

Tournament Registration

Click here to register for the 2019 Bainbridge Cup & German Open. Please note that registration fees are not included in our tour package. However, all dinners including the post-tournament dinner party are, so you do not need to sign up for it on pickleballtournaments.com.

Venue

The TVN Tennis Centre Essen, where the 2019 Bainbridge Cup & German Open will be held is one of the largest indoor tennis halls in Europe. There will be 28 converted pickleball courts, each with 50 x 60 ft of space which will be enclosed by nets and will also include a referee high chair. Additionally, there are changing rooms with showers for both men and women as well as enough space for sponsors or sales stands. The food option consists of a restaurant with its own cook and seating for 200 people. Of course German draught beer is also served there for the important discussions after the games. Here is a link for a virtual tour of the facilities: http://www.pic-crossmedia.de/tvn/tvn-tour.html