Bought the trip as a birthday present for my boyfriend. Both thoroughly enjoyed the trip! We stayed at the Evenia Rocafort hotel- perfect location for las ramblas and metro to the stadium! Excellent match- Barcelona 6- 1 Getafe! Paid extra to upgrade the seats by one band and definitley worth the upgrade!! Certainly using football breaks for our next trip- saves having to work out flight times and tickets yourself!
Tip: Pay extra for the upgraded seats at camp nou and do the tour of the stadium and museum! Some amazing restaurants in the city- especially one called Moritz Barcelona! Expect to pay more for food and drinks on las ramblas but slightly off that street, food is half the price.
The whole package was great, we had good flights that were on time. We flew Ryanair and you get what you pay for but a short haul flight is not a problem and only taking hand luggae saves loads of time before and after you land, we used the bus into the city which was fine. It took about half an hour and dropped us in the city centre. Hotel was fine, we booked the standard 2 star hotel and for a short stay is all you bneed. The staff were helpful and all the tickets were waiting for us when we checked in. Great seats in the ground, it wasnt full as they were playing Real Madrid twice the follwoning week but the atmosphere was still great. It was cold though, If you go mid winter expect the same weather you get in England and wrap up. We got the Metro back from the ground, We had to swap trainslines but this was easy enough. We felt very safe the whole trip but beware of beggars in the centre of Barcelona they have some unusual ways of asking you for money!! It was a trouble free experience for us and I would certainly use the company again for other football trips.
If you are staying in the centre buy a ticket for the City Tour Bus. It is a great way to get your bearings and see the sights of the city. We used it to travel up to the ground on Match day and then again the next day to take the Stadium tour. Try the small tapas bars off the main streets for something to eat, we had some great meals and got good value. The Market off Las Ramblas is also worth a look round
This was fantastic I can't fault footballbreak.co.uk, everything we booked was there. Hotel was central Madrid and was perfect for access to the metro and buses. It was better than I expected.
Fantastic trip, this was for my children and they found the experiencing amazing, we upgraded the seats and had front row for Real Madrid v Real Sociadad. Excellent trip
I was a little sceptical as I had never taken a trip like this before but was pleasantly surprised by how well it all worked out from the hotel to ticket collection match seats and stadium tour. The flights were on time and at excellant times during the day. Myself and my son really enjoyed the whole weekend in a great city and the result also went our way with Barca playing some great football and winning with their usual stlye. We are already looking to next season when we will be looking to do it again and have also recommended the ease of booking and quality service from your company to our friends.
Tip: Make sure that you get the metro multi jouney tickets sorted early on as that makes travel across the city so much better and easier during your trip.
We had a great time on our trip to Madrid to see a Real Madrid match. The cost of the package was excellent and well worth every penny.The hotel was basic but clean and staff were as helpful as they could be taking into consideration the language barrier. Our football tickets were waiting for us. The room was ample big enough for 3 of us and cleaned daily. The trip to the match was brilliant, the atmosphere in and around the stadium was great. We also bought tickets for a tour of the stadium which was a great experience and good value. I cannot fault the service received from staff at FootballBreak.co.uk and would definitely book with them again and recommend them to others.We probably didn't get to experience as much of Madrid as we could have but what we did was great fun. All in all a very enjoyable experience and I think its off to Barcelona next year for another football break!
Use the underground to save money.Madrid is quite expensive and I would recommend visitors getting to grips with the underground as that saved us a fortune!The Real Madrid shop is expensive, buy a football shirt before you go. Also it is much cheaper to eat and drink away from the city centre. If families wish to guarantee they are sat together on Ryan Air they need to prebook their seats as it is a bit like a cattle market as you board! Also make sure you don't go over your baggage limits as it costs £20 per extra kilo....the family next to us had to pay out £100 on checking in!