This trip was to celebrate my son's 21st and it was a great success. We stayed at Hotel 10 Itaca which was very good. Helpful, English speaking staff. Hotel close to metro and a couple of stops from Camp Nou but we chose to walk there (25 -30 min easy walk). Great for access to Central Barcelona on metro - we visited Sagrada Familia and la Rambla as well as the Camp Nou museum and tour - boys loved it. This was my first trip of this kind and I had loads of questions to ask Football Break.com but they were always quick and courteous in their response.
Great family atmosphere at Camp Nou so suitable for children. Worthwhile visiting the stadium tour. Beware of pavement cafés in la Rambla - don't just ask for a beer without asking price as a lot of them serve huge glasses at €10-12 each! I was offered a glass of sangria and it was €12! So, just check what you are getting if you drink in this spot.
Barcelona is a lovely city with plenty to do and see. The Nou Camp was breath-taking, we loved every minute of it and went back the day after the game to do the tour and museum. The whole experience was awesome and everything went to plan, the museum tickets came before the trip and match tickets were waiting for us upon our arrival. The hotel was great and travelling around was easy, the guidance and information provided by FootballBreak prior to the visit were really helpful and it was a great way to celebrate my sons 13th birthday with him. It wasn't quite a full house at the game but the atmosphere and stadium made it a really special experience.
Definitely worth doing the stadium tour/museum as well as taking in a game. The tour buses were excellent value and got you round all the sites.
El Clasico with my brother was very possibly the best weekend and football match I have ever been to (including the Champions League Final at Wembley). The flight was very good and ensured that regardless of when the match was being played we would have plenty of time to spare. The hotel was perfectly located in the city centre, making the entire weekend hassle free. Naturally, my main concern was regarding the tickets, but this was immediately resolved as they were handed over as soon as we checked in to the hotel. The seats in the Stadium were a tad disappointing, as I thought we would be closer (The second best package available turned out to be 4th tier). However, the match/atmosphere/experience was incredible and I would recommend this to any football fan.
Madrid is a brilliant city, but doesn't really have that many "stand-out" or "must-visit" places. I would recommend walking around the entire city (its not that big), stopping off for drinks and tapas along the way. Best way to take in the culture!
I was concerned about using FootballBreak as i hadn't heard of them before. However, I needn't have worried. The overall experience was smooth and trouble free. Everything came exactly when they said it would, the flights were on time and the hotel was clean and tidy. The tickets were at the hotel upon our arrival and the football match was incredible. Dortmund is renowned for its atmosphere and we really were blown away!
Not a big city for partying. There are, of course places to have a drink but if you are looking for a holiday to enjoy nightlife Dortmund is not the best.
Charlie on a mission.
We stayed in Milan but over the 4 days our trip went like this Fri- arrived in Milan, tour of San Siro and Museum. Evening in Milan City which was beaufitful Sat we travelled through to Turin to tour Juventus Stadium which was outstanding. Although getting to it was a trek once in Turin Sat night went to Ac Milan v Torino game. Which was a great experience, great seats and Torino fans were crazy..flares, smoke bombs etc..We loved it. Sunday- up early and travelled through to Venice for the day. Another beautiful place, even though the weather was awful it didnt spoil our day. Monday we travelled home
Milan was a beautiful place as was Venice but we disnt tour enough of Milan with exception of Duomo Square which qas amazing