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Barcelona and Madrid Soccer Tour

Take your soccer team to Spain on our Barcelona and Madrid Soccer Tour. Arrive in Barcelona and do some sightseeing ahead of your first practice session. Play your first of four international friendly game vs. a Spanish side and attend a professional game. Travel on to Madrid for more sightseeing, including a visit to the Egyptian Temple of Debod. Before you return to North America, tour the Home of Real Madrid C.F.

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Highlights

Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Depart from North America
  • Fly to Spain Enjoy your overnight flight to Barcelona.
Day 2 Bienvenidos a Barcelona
  • Arrive at Barcelona Airport Meet your Excel Sports Representative.
  • Transfer by Deluxe Coach to Santa Susana Check-in to this pleasant seaside resort about 50 minutes to the north of Barcelona. You'll be staying in this three-star hotel for the next four nights.
  • Welcome Meeting and Orientation
  • Afternoon Free to Explore Santa Susanna's Beautiful Beaches
  • Dinner at Hotel
  • Evening Practice Session
Day 3 Explore Barcelona
  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Morning Practice Session
  • Depart on Deluxe Motor Coach to Barcelona Enjoy this brief ride to Barcelona (approximately 50 minutes).
  • Barcelona Walking Tour Enjoy a two-hour walking tour with a local guide.
  • Among the main attractions are Gaudi's unfinished Sagrada Familia, the lively Las Ramblas street, the Gothic cathedral, the Picasso museum, the old port, and excellent shopping in the labyrinth of streets in the historic Gothic quarter.
  • Afternoon Free for sightseeing on Your Own in Barcelona
  • Dinner at Hotel
  • Enjoy Free Time This Evening for Social Activities
Day 4 Game On!
  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Soccer Match This morning, play your first international friendly game vs. a local Spanish team.
  • Attend a Professional Game (dependent upon schedule) Local teams include FC Barcelona and Espanyol.
  • Dinner at Hotel
  • Enjoy Free Time This Evening for Social Activities
Day 5 Tour Camp Nou Stadium, FC Barcelona
  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Depart on Deluxe Coach to Barcelona Approximately a 50 minute journey.
  • Tour Camp Nou Stadium, Home of FC Barcelona Visit the home of one of the biggest soccer clubs in the world, with a capacity for 98,000 spectators. This club has its own museum and mega store!
  • The Afternoon is Free for Sightseeing in Barcelona on Your Own.
  • Soccer Match This evening, play your second international friendly game vs. a local Spanish team.
Day 6 Travel to Madrid
  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Depart on Deluxe Coach to for Madrid. (This journey lasts approximately 6 hours. Stop en route for lunch in the Zaragoza area.
  • Arrive in Madrid Check into your three-star hotel where you will be staying for the following four nights.
  • The Afternoon is Free to Explore the Area Near Your Accommodations.
  • Dinner at Hotel
  • Enjoy Free Time This Evening for Social Activities
Day 7 Discover Madrid
  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Walking Tour of Madrid Enjoy a two-hour guided tour of the city. The tour will begin at your hotel and will include the Royal Palace, Cervantes and Don Quixote, Teatro Real (the Royal Opera House), Monastery of the Descalzas Reales, Plaza Mayor, Moorish ruins, Catedral de Almudena.
  • Visit Mercado San Miguel This afternoon, visit one of the many street markets, do some souvenir shopping, and watch the street performers.
  • Dinner at Hotel
Day 8 View the Temple of Debod
  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Visit the Egyptian Temple of Debod Of all Madrid's fascinating sights, none is more incongruous than the Egyptian Temple of Debod, poised high on the edge of Parque del Oeste on the site of the former Montaña barracks and enjoying great views. The temple and two of its original three gateways were transported from their Nileside habitat in 1968 in thanks for Spain's help with the Aswan Dam. Inside the temple are depictions of a Theban god with a ram's head symbolizing fertility.
  • Relax at a Local Cafe Enjoy free time for sightseeing on own this afternoon.
  • Dinner at Hotel
  • Enjoy Free Time This Evening for Social Activities
Day 9 Tour Bernabeu, Real Madrid C.F.
  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Morning Practice Session
  • Visit Bernabeu, the Home of Real Madrid C.F. View the trophy room, where you'll see European Cups, League Titles, Spanish Cups, UEFA Cups, Spanish and European Super Cups, and more. This football club has the most impressive track record any club has ever had!
  • Explore Enjoy an exclusive walk around the pitch, the Presidential Balcony, the Player's Tunnel, benches and coaching Area, the dressing room, and the press room.
  • Shop End the tour with a stop at the Real Madrid C.F. store to pick up some souvenirs.
  • Dinner at Hotel
  • Soccer Match This evening, play your fourth international friendly game vs. a Spanish team.
Day 10 Depart for North America
  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Depart from Madrid Board your flight home.

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