The season is well underway, which means that it is nearly time to arrange the post season football tour in order to congratulate/console yourself on the events of the season. Plus, if you organise it now, it can act as a reminder of why you turn up first thing on a Sunday in the cold and rain, with the worst hangover ever, to play football. Here’s a ranking of 7 of our favourite post-season football tour destinations you should check out:
Now this option is probably less well known than the rest, and certainly less specific, but this coastal region of Portugal is still a great place to visit. Like it’s neighbour Spain, Portugal is a football-mad country and after their win at Euro 2016 that’s the case now more than ever. Plus, the Algarve is a really popular tourist destination in Portugal, with amazing beaches that you can relax on, as well as throwing yourself into other activities to pass the time. If it’s a relaxing tour, away from the hectic nature of a city you want from a post season football tour, then the Algarve is definitely a place to consider.
Closer to home than Dubai and cheaper than most options as well. Prague is an amazing city, with so much to see, as it attracts loads of travelers every year for it’s culture as much as it’s increasingly renowned nightlife. If you want something slightly different to the average holiday destination, but on a surprisingly affordable budget, Prague is perfect.
It is truly a football capital of the world. Home to 11 time European Champions Real Madrid and their rivals Atletico Madrid, themselves a rising football power, this city is perfect for a post season football tour with it’s many amateur football tournaments like CeleBreak with Real. Outside of football, the city can offer fantastic sightseeing opportunities, especially at Plaza Mayor and the Royal Palace. Furthermore, the nightlife is some of the best in the world, with fantastic and varied clubs like Kapital, making Madrid a must visit city.
Do I need to explain this option? Not only does it have an incredible history with regards to football, the stadium tour is brilliant by the way with a museum of Ajax and Dutch football included in the price, but it’s just a really cool city to visit. Plus it can legally offer a side to nightlife that other cities frown upon, if that floats your boat…
Dubai is emerging as a great place for amateur football tours with massive tournaments that attract footballers from all around the world. Plus, the glitz and glamour of the place make it one like no other, on this list or in the world really. Dubai offers a truly unique experience and the tour can be an excuse for making the long journey to visit a place that many in Europe still haven’t and may not get round to. The expensive option, sure, but completely worth it.
Ah, Paris. It’s impossible to do Paris properly in a short space of time, but there are the obvious landmarks which are well worth checking out if you don’t have much time, if only just to say you have done it! Plus, with the emergence of PSG as a footballing superpower, it’s popularity as a sports city is only increasing, with plenty of tournaments and amateur clubs in the area. Get ready for a cool amateur tournament! Finally, well it’s a massive capital city, one of the greatest in the world, sure it might be expensive, but if you’re on holiday with friends of course you want to go out and Paris offers plenty of great opportunities for doing just that!
It’s pretty much a perfect city. Not only is it home to arguably the best team in the world, but it has stuff outside of football which are perfect for relaxing in spare time, which makes Barcelona the perfect place for your post season football tour. The city has some of the best sightseeing, especially Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló and Park Güell, which can all be found in the heart of the city. Plus the beach is an amazing place to relax, right on the edge of the city and within walking distance of the vibrant Gothic Quarter. At night, the beach becomes a hub of activity too, with many of the best clubs lining the coast offering an experience outside of the amateur football tournaments in the city.
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