We had tried looked into buying the hotel, flights and tickets all separately, but in the end it was similar cost and much less risk to do this via FootballBreak. Trepidation about match day tickets being where they said they would be, but delivered to the hotel perfectly and fantastic weekend experience.
Tip: Little point getting to ground much before 2 hours to go. Amazing atmosphere. Try to have an extra day or two, stay down near old city and beach and see some sights and have some sun too.
We have just had a fabulous weekend in Barcelona to see FC Barcelona play Real Madrid. The seats were superb,the atmosphere was electric, and it was the best game we have ever seen. The hotel was great and the whole weekend was out of this world. We cannot thank you enough for arranging the whole fantastic experience. Everything was superb. Many Thanks.
My husband and I had a fantastic long weekend watching Barcelona at the Nou Camp. The flight info arrived well in advance and the match tickets were waiting at the hotel for us. Hotel Zenit borrell was in good location in the city very near the metro. The match was incredible and an amazing atmosphere - very friendly lots of families. Never needed to contact Football Break staff and would definitely recommend them. Looking at where to go next year....
Would definitely revisit Barcelona with and without children. went end of March and weather perfect- 28 degrees. We got Barcelona ticket for use on all public transport. Pre-ordered online and picked up at Barcelona airport it was brilliant for getting about without stress of money for ticket machines. Not much open on Sundays in city so do any shopping on the Saturday or Monday.
I booked a Football break package for my boys (15 and 12 years of age) and I to watch Barca play a La Liga match against Getafe (10th April) at the Camp Nou stadium. I have never used this company before, but felt assured of their credentials (as they were listed with ABTA). The company did not let us down! We received flight and hotel coupons 10 days before departure, and our match tickets were waiting on our arrival at the hotel. I liked the flexibility of their packages as they allowed us the options to upgrade according to our needs (we upgraded our hotel and football tickets). Apart from the match, Barcelona was a great city to visit - plenty to see, very relaxed, and great food. I was very impressed by the inconspicous handling of crowds by police and was surprised by the ease of leaving the stadium.
Prior to travel, I purchased Barcelona cards for each of us. This allowed us unlimited use of public transport, free entry to many museums, and discounts on lots of useful things (entry to main tourist sites, 15% reduction on Barcelona shirts at certain shops, 15% discount at certain restaurants etc). The cards come with maps and guides which helped us plan our break.
We felt that the whole package was superb and great value for money. We were lucky enough to spend 4 days in Barcelona so we managed to do a bit of sightseeing as well as attending the Camp Nou. Barcelona is a stunning city with so much to do and the fact that it is home to possibly the best club team ever made it an even more enjoyable visit. We were lucky enough to attend the Camp Nou whilst Pep Guardiola was still in charge and the fact that Valdes, Puyol, Xavi, Iniesta and Messi all played made it that bit more special. I would thoroughly recommend Footballbreak to anyone interested in this type of trip as the service we received was superb; we're already looking forward to our next trip!
The "aerobus" service direct to the city centre from the airport is excellent and very reliable as is the Metro. The whole Camp Nou experience is not to be missed and, if you have enough time, it's well worth doing some sightseeing.