Football Weekends break: Barcelona, January 2020!
Join us on the third Football Weekends break this winter! We are travelling to the stunning city of Barcelona for a weekend of winter sunshine and a match at the legendary Camp Nou!
We will see the mighty FC Barcelona, Messi and Co, take on Granada in La Liga – with plenty of time to enjoy the many attractions you’ll discover in this thrilling city by the sea.
The weekend runs from Friday, January 17 to Monday, January 20 with the option to extend your stay in Spain by a further night if you wish.
See below for full details and package prices.
How does a Football Weekends trip work?
It’s a group break but there will be plenty of opportunities to do your own thing. There will be a welcome gathering on Friday, and we will attend the match together, but the rest of the time is your own – feel free to spend it with other members of the party or do your own thing. You may choose to visit lower league grounds around the city and seek out another game, or explore the sights. Your choice!
Here’s a few of the comments we received from our first two trips!
‘The perfect football weekend, one we will never forget’ – Alan
‘Excellent weekend. Very well organised. Great to meet fellow ground hoppers. Plenty of time to explore individually and meet at games.’ – Derry
‘Our second trip, and as usual everything was well organised’ – Andy and Christine
‘A FW trip is an excellent introduction to attending Foreign Football and just as much fun for the experienced traveller.’ – Keith
What does Barcelona offer?
Barcelona is a truly amazing city that has rightly become one of the most popular city breaks in Europe. Since hosting the Olympic Games in 1992 it has soared in popularity. At its heart is La Ramblas, a mile long thoroughfare in the heart of the city leading down to the sea.
This is the city of Gaudi. Wonder at his incredible architecture, and you won’t want to miss the famous La Sagrada Familia, the unfinished cathedral.
Barcelona caters wonderfully for the tourist with plenty to see and do and simply 100s of bars and restaurants of all types.
How do I get to Barcelona?
You’ll want to choose the best flight routes and times that work for you so we let you make your own arrangements: flights are not included in this package.
There are scores of daily flights from UK and Irish airports to the main Barcelona Airport with fares frequently available for less than £100 return. We suggest you search for flights that arrive by early/ mid afternoon on Friday, as our welcome gathering will take place from around 5pm, but it’s not crucial. When you choose to return from Monday morning onwards is entirely up to you!
The airport is linked to the city centre by metro and this will be included in your city public transport card, part of your package!
Barcelona Girona Airport is also a possible gateway to consider but please note that there is a much longer transfer to the city and this transfer would not be included in our package.
What’s the price?
Our package includes:
- 3 nights at a quality hotel in Barcelona (including breakfast)
- Welcome drink & fun quiz with FW editor Jim Stewart
- Quality match ticket to FC Barcelona
- City public transport card for the duration of your stay – including to and from the main airport
- Welcome pack and tourist information
- Advice on lower league clubs/ matches taking place in the region
The price, based on 2 persons sharing, is still being confirmed as we secure the very best deal we can with our hotel and ticket partners, but we expect the price to be between £299pp and £319pp. Single supplement will be circa £150.
Do you want to add an extra night? It will give you an additional day to explore the city and you may benefit from cheaper return flights on the Tuesday. Let us know and we’ll confirm a price.
Do you have a friend or partner who fancies the city break, but doesn’t want to do the match? Again, please advise us on the booking interest form and we’ll confirm a reduced price for them.
There are no age limits, children are welcome. Please be aware that there may naturally be pre and post match gatherings in bars but it’s entirely up to you where you go and how you spend your weekend.
The booking and payment will be handled by our experienced travel partners Nickes.Com who handled our previous two official breaks.
So are you interested? Complete the booking interest form here – we will then be in contact to confirm the details and the price and, once you are satisfied, we will arrange payment. Please DO NOT book your flights until you receive confirmation from us.