The 150th British Open

Golf Tour - July 9 - 18, 2022

Ryder Cup Tour 2023

Travel Dates: September 22, 2023 - October 2, 2023

Travel Dates: September 22, 2023 – October 2, 2023


AIST welcomes you, your friends and your family to enjoy a first class organized golf tour with us through Italy.  AIST is a sports tour travel company providing incredible experiences for High School, College and Adult groups.

This special event will take place during the Ryder Cup in Rome, Italy.   The tour package below includes options for both golfers and non-golfers to enjoy a tour together through Italy.  Starting in Milan/Como and working our way South with stops along the way in Florence, Cinque Terre and finishing in Rome.


  1. Review all of the information paying special attention to inclusions, cancellation fees and terms and conditions. 
  2. Fill out the Tour Request Form by clicking the tab below to confirm space is available. 
  3.  AIST staff will confirm availability within 2 days. Space is limited due to the high demand for this event in 2023.  
  4. Once your place on tour is confirmed you will have a deadline of 10-14 days to submit your $500 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit to guarantee your place on the tour. Please explore the tabs below for additional information.

Tour Information

  • Golf Tour Package includes 3 rounds of golf
  • Possible stops in Milan, Como, Bellagio, Florence, Cinque Terre, Sienna, Rome
  • Non-Golfer tour package does not include any rounds of golf
  • See below for full list of inclusions

Tour Inclusions

Golf Ground Package Inclusions:

  • 03 nights, from 23rd to 26th September 2023, in Como at Hotel Metropole Suisse or similar
  • 2 nights, from 26th to 28th September 2023, in Florence at StarHotels Michelangelo or similar
  • 4 nights, from 28th September to 2nd October 2023, in Rome at Hotel Massimo D’Azeglio
  • Daily buffet breakfast at hotel’s restaurant
  • 2 dinners included: Welcome dinner on September 23rd Farewell dinner on October 1st
  • All local transfers to scheduled events
  • Full time experienced bilingual tour manager at your service during the whole tour
  • Guided tours of Milan, Florence, Siena and Rome
  • Brunch or light lunch in Milan
  • Duomo admission and climbing to its Terrace by lift
  • Boat cruise on Como Lake with stop in Bellagio
  • Train ticket from Milan to Florence
  • Accademia Gallery admission & guided tour
  • Guided tour of a local winery and wine tasting
  • For Golf Packages:  3 rounds of 18-holes: 1 in Como – 1 in Florence and 1 in Rome (Non-golfers’ package does not included rounds of golf)
  • Tour manager and driver expenses
  • City entries fee, land taxes
  • All land taxes

Additional Excursions and Golf

If you would like to request additional sightseeing excursions or rounds of golf, please email us and we will accommodate you the best we can.  AIST is a group tour organization and can book for small and large groups.  If you prefer to do individual excursions, we recommend you book those separately at a time that works with the proposed itinerary.  Please note, that our itinerary is subject to change prior to departure.


Not Included

  • Airfare from USA round trip – Group flights can be quoted for 12 or more passengers departing from one destination
  • Lunches and meals not listed on the itinerary
  • Ryder Cup Tickets
  • Drinks at included dinners
  • Insurance Policy – Please consider travel insurance
  • Tips for drivers and tour guides
  • Extra activities and entrances not listed above
  • Additional baggage fees – See airline rules for golf bag fees
  • Golf Cart or club rentals – All rentals are subject to availability and should be booked in advance
  • Everything not listed in the section “Tour Inclusions”
  • Passport fees and any other documents required for entry and exit are the responsibility of each passenger.  Please check with the current travel advisors prior to departure.

Keep In Mind:

  • Limited availability – Registration and deposit are required to guarantee your place on tour
  • Price is based on minimum group size of 20 total passengers joining the group
  • All passengers must agree to the cancellation fees and non-refundable deposit
  • This proposal is subject to availability
  • You must fill out a Tour Request Form to be confirmed on this tour


Welcome To AIST – The Open

AIST is welcomes you to an incredible golf experience.  After 20 years of providing exceptional sport tours for groups, universities, clubs, schools and individuals we are excited to offer you this once in a lifetime experience.

We take great pride in providing an experience that will include professional guided services, great experiences, value, honesty and integrity.  We will give you an unforgettable tour which will include golf (watching and/or playing), sightseeing of top attractions and tasting (whiskey/wine/beer/food) experiences.

AIST provides a cultural experience that you can not get traveling as an individual. We will guide you into the local customs and traditions leaving you with memories that you will never forget.  We can’t wait to show you an amazing time through Ireland and Scotland.  Top it all off by watching the best play in the 150th British Open!

We look forward to having you on tour!

Best Regards,


Chad Wilkinson

President – CEO

AIST – American International Sports Teams Inc. 


Cost of Tour


  • International flight from USA and return NOT included
  • Golfer ground package: 3 rounds of golf included
  • Non-Golfer ground package:  3 rounds of golf are replaced with excursions as outlined in the inclusions.

Golfer Ground Package Cost Per person:

  • Double Room: $4,450.00
  • Single Room: $5,300.00

NON-Golfer Ground Package Cost Per person:

  • Double Room: $4,150.00
  • Single Room: $5,000.00

Airfare Options: 

AIST only books group airfare options. If you have a group of 12 or more passengers interested in a price quote for the international flight, please contact us. Group flights do not allow any deviations to travel dates, upgrades or seat selections. A group block does allow you to pay for your ticket in full at a later date with options to cancel with minimal or no fees.

Do NOT purchase your airline ticket until AIST has confirmed we have a complete group for the tour. If our group total falls below our minimum number of travelers needed, the tour would be subject to cancellation and all deposits would be refunded in full.

Payment Schedule (per person):

The initial deposit of $500 is non-refundable once received.

  • Deposit due as your email confirmation states (Fill out the Tour Request Form if you have not done so already. A due date will be provided in your confirmation email) – $500 non-refundable
  • May 5, 2023 – $2500 due per person
  • July 5, 2023 – All balances due

Payment options are located at

Sample Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary. A final itinerary will be available 1 month prior to departure. We will make every attempt to keep the schedule below. However, some changes may take place due to availability.   Hotels and golf courses will be confirmed at a later date but will be of a similar quality and standard as quoted.  

Day 1 –  Friday September 22, 2023

  • Departure from USA to Italy: due to the time difference, your arrival will be the following day.

Day 2 – Saturday September 23, 2023

  • Arrival in Milan intl. airport and meeting with your bilingual tour manager (English / Italian) who will remain with you throughout the tour
  • Transfer by private bus/car to Milan for a preliminary exploration of the city
  • Guided tour and visit to the Duomo with entry to the Terraces by Lift
  • Lunch on own
  • Final transfer to your selected hotel, check-in, dinner and overnight (3 nights) – Sample Hotel:

Day 3 – Sunday September 24, 2023

  • Breakfast and then transfer for a private boat cruise on Lake Como up to Bellagio, the pearl of the Lake, with guide on board Guide on board. Click here for an AIST highlight video of this tour
  • Enjoy some free time exploring Bellagio before returning to Como
  • Optional: guided visit of Villa Melzi
  • Dinner on your own and overnight at hotel

Day 4 –Monday September 25, 2023

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Transfer to play round 1: Villa D’Este golf club to play 18 holes
  • Lunch on own
  • Afternoon free in Como

Day 5 – Tuesday September 26, 2023

  • Breakfast and hotel check-out
  • Departure to Florence by Train – Upon arrival, walking tour of the city with a local guide – Entrance to Accademia Gallery included
  • Optional: Wine Tasting at a local production in the city center
  • Check-in and overnight (2 nights) – Sample hotel:

Day 6 – Wednesday September 27, 2023

  • Breakfast and transfer to Ugolino Golf Club to play 18 holes
  • Visit a local winery and enjoy a wine tasting
  • Non-Golfers – Options to do food and wine tasting, explore the city of Florence
  • Dinner on your own

Day 7 – Thursday September 28, 2023 

  • Breakfast and hotel check-out
  • Departure to Rome with Stop on the way in Siena – Enjoy lunch on your own and a guided walking tour with a local guide
  • Continue on to Rome for hotel Check-in and overnight for the last 4 nights of your tour – Sample hotel:

Day 8 – Friday September 29, 2023

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Golfers Package – transfers to a Olgiata or Acquasanta Golf Club to play 18 holes
  • Non-Golfers – Optional sightseeing tours can be arranged for additional cost or free time to explore on your own
  • Ryder Cup Day – Tickets for Ryder Cup are not included
  • Walking tour of the main sights of Rome for all passengers
  • Dinner on your own

Day 9 – Saturday September 30, 2023

  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • Ryder Cup Day – Tickets for Ryder Cup are not included
  • Enjoy Rome on your own
  • Dinner on your own

Day 10  – Sunday October 1, 2023

  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • Ryder Cup Day – Tickets for Ryder Cup are not included
  • Enjoy Rome on your own
  • Dinner on your own

Day 11 – Sunday October 2, 2023

  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • Transfer to FCO Airport for your return flight to the USA
  • End of services upon arrival at the airport



















Terms and Conditions

Please review the Terms and Conditions. You will be required to agree to these terms during your registration process.

It’s very important that you understand the cancellation policy. We have to follow a very strict cancellation policy due to the contracts with our suppliers.

Cancellation/Refund Policy:

The initial deposit at time of registration is non-refundable unless otherwise stated. There are no exceptions for the cancellation fee. Please make sure you understand the commitment you are making prior to putting in your deposit.

  • The initial $500 deposit is non-refundable
  • 120 – 61 Days prior to departure $1500 will be non-refundable
  • 60 Days prior to departure, there will be no refund
  • Once travel has commenced, no refunds will be given. This includes any unused portion of the tour.


All cancellations must be confirmed by e-mail to AIST at AIST will do their best to eliminate cancellation fees when possible however, this is dependent upon our suppliers and the timing of your cancellation of the tour.

We recommend trip insurance.

If AIST cancels a tour due to lack of interest, all passengers will receive a full refund for money received.

Airline Tickets:

All airline tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. We must have correct and legal spelling of participant’s name as it reads on his or her passport. Responsibility for accuracy of the information given lies within the participant. Any name changes will incur a change fee of $350.

Confirm Available Space

With limited hotel and airline space available, the sooner you confirm and deposit the better.  Europe is in high demand for 2023 and prices on hotels and airfare continue to rise as we get close to departure.

The purpose of this form is so we can verify space is still available for the interested parties.  Each passenger planning to travel will need to fill out this form.  AIST staff will contact you within 2 days to confirm your place on the tour if it is still available.  We will have a wait list set up if you do not get the green light to travel with your first attempt.

  • The options below are subject to availability. Once we receive your form, we will contact you to confirm space and tour package is still available. We anticipate this to be a sold-out event. A wait list will be set up for those we are unable to confirm.
  • Please advise if you have any other requests or comments.
  • Discounts for ground packages or group airline ticket options may be available.

Italy – Ryder Cup Tour 2023 – Tour Registration

Before you register, you must have received a confirmation email from AIST and secured space on the tour.  Your registration is required for participation but only after AIST has verified you have a place reserved on the travel roster.

Tour Request Form:

Click on the tour request tab above to verify if space is still available. If you have already done this step, please proceed to the registration link below.


To register for this event please have your passport ready if you have one.  If you do not have a passport, you will need to apply for your passport.

Continue to the registration link by clicking the button below or going to