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Football Inspired City Breaks

Be inspired by our range of European destinations known for culture steeped in footballing tradition. 

Observe the towering rows of Barcelona's Nou Camp, alongside the modern beacon of stadium design in Berlin's 'Olympiastadion', each an exhilarating excursion for either a stadium tour or adrenaline induced live match experience.

Football Championship Destination Berlin

Berlin

The host of this year's leading European Cup club competition's grand finale.

Berlin's 'Olympiastadion' has transformed from a 1936 Berlin Olympics construction of sweeping pre-war architecture, to become a definitive example of modern stadium design, through renovation in 2004 as preparation for Germany's hosting of the 2006 World Cup.

The stadium is one of the most frequented landmarks in the city, with regular guided tours available, before exploring Germany's vibrant capital of culture and historical significance.  

Football Championship Destination Barcelona

Barcelona

Home to the undoubted European football heavyweights, Barcelona FC and their 100,000 seat capacity 'Camp Nou' is currently the largest football stadium in Europe. The grand magnitude of the three seated tiers provide a fitting compliment to Barcelona's unsurpassable brand of possession-based football. 

The stadium is a regular stop for visitors to this Catalan region powerhouse. Walk through the hallowed halls of a ground where footballing heroes from Romario through to Lionel Messi have showcased their talents to the world.

When you have finished observing the trophy-laden museum, venture out into the various cosmopolitan delights of a city awash with quirky architectural and art-house leanings, underpinned by medieval roots amongst the striking Gothic Quarter.

Football Championship Destination Milan

Milan

The San Siro stadium in Milan is so sought after that the city's two football giants Inter Milan and AC Milan share its occupancy. The stadium has also played host to international fixtures with the national team, alongside lending its turf to a range of European Cup finals, throughout history as teams battled for club football's biggest prize.

The 80,000 capacity stadium, with its infamous red girder topped design and surrounding stadium columns, also showcase leading musical artists, with recent appearances from One Direction and Madonna pulling enormous crowds. 

Aside from hosting world class football and entertainment, Milan is also known as the fashion capital of the Lombardy region. Admirers of clothing trends will delight at the opportunity to view an assorted range of boutique clothing stores, while historical attractions abound in the iconic La Scala Opera Cathedral.

Football Championship Destination Glasgow

Glasgow

Scottish crowds are famous the world over as representing some of the most passionate football followers. Despite Scotland being sorely missed from international cup competition since their appearance at France's 1998 World Cup, Glasgow still remains a fantastic destination to discover one of the early pioneers of the beautiful game.  

Hampden Park as the 51,886 capacity national team stadium has become best known for the 'Hampden Roar', where fans bellow support during vital moments in matches to intimidate the opposition, while the pre-match rendition of 'Flower of Scotland' is always worth witnessing.

Venturing out into the city from the stadium, visitors can immerse themselves in a city exhibiting an engaging music and arts culture, backed by an ever present friendliness amongst the locals.

 

Football Championship Destination Madrid

Madrid

Book a tour around Madrid's Bernabéu as part of an unforgettable journey to the Spanish capital. Discover the history behind how famous iterations of Real Madrid's 'Galacticos' managed to secure a record ten European Cup trophies to date. 

The regularly crowned kings of the European club football scene are the current European Cup holders, although missed out on an appearance in the final this year with defeat at the semi-final stage to a resurgent Juventus side. 

Despite football being the ever beating heart of this visually resplendant city on the banks of the Manzanares River, there is much to be seen beyond the Bernabéu, in the form of some of Europe's leading art museums, including the Golden Triangle of Art along the Paseo del Prado.

Football Championship Destination Dortmund

Dortmund

The biggest stadium in Germany, Westfalenstadion (Signal Iduna Park), is home to German top division side (Bundesliga) Borussia Dortmund. The jovial atmosphere created in the stadium by the fans, particularly on important European Cup nights, has led the stadium to be regarded by footballing enthusiasts across the continent as one of the finest stadiums on the continent. 

The stadium is home to a dedicated museum called the Borusseum, where visitors can journey through the history of a club boasting record-breaking statistics in Europe for average crowd capacity, such is the devoted following of its fans. 

If visitors can tear themselves away from the compelling aura surrounding the club, Dortmund itself provides travellers with a captivating skyline consisting of medieval church towers, encircling an enviable tradition of music and theatre. 

Football Championship Destination Munich

Munich

Munich is undoubtedly at the forefront of European football in every sense. The city is the most successful in the German Bundesliga, with FC Bayern Munich having won the national league no less than 23 times, while the club's striking Allianz Arena has played host to World Cup and European Cup finals.  

The Allianz Arena will also play a pivotal role when Germany hosts Europe's premier international competition in 2016. The inflated plastic panels of this ambitious stadium design are also the first to have a luminous colour changing function, allowing the team colours to be displayed before match days in a captivating glow.

Away from the shimmering stadium, Munich offers visitors a decidedly Bavarian extravaganza in the assortment of bars, sports and cultural events sitting alongside a city celebrating the best of arts and literature. 

Football Championship Destination Amsterdam

Amsterdam

The legacy of the 'Cruyff turn' lives on in Amsterdam as the epicentre of a nation which gave the rest of European football a lesson in the 1970's, with their 'Total Football' philosophy, which reinvented the technical and tactical side of the sport for future generations.

AFC Ajax have dominated Dutch club football down the years, alongside being one of few clubs to have won the trio of major European club competitions. Holland's elite club also boasts a stadium befitting their lofty status in European football, with the Amsterdam Arena representing a must visit landmark for football loving fans heading into the city.

Away from an illustrious footballing legacy, Amsterdam has plenty to shout about away from the pitch. The city is famous for its diversified nightlife and trendy cafe culture, while there are also hundreds of festivals and events to enjoy during your stay. 

Football Championship Destination Turin

Turin

Italy's most historically successful club Juventus have risen through the ranks in recent times to become a leading light of European football once more, emphasised by their appearance in this year's European Cup final. 

The ill-fated Stadio Delle Alpi was Juventus' home ground up until the creation of the club-owned ground of the Juventus Stadium, built on the same site, creating an architectural signifier of a new era. A 70-minute guided tour of the stadium is provided daily, whereby guests are taken through the dressing rooms, facilities, museum and the pitch.

After a visit to this impressive new stadium build, visitors to Turin can embrace the urban revival which greeted the city after the hosting of the 2006 Winter Olympics, with a blend of refined culture and cuisine making for a discerning Northern Italy break.

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