7. Barcelona: Secret Camp Nou Tour with a Sports Journalist
Go behind the scenes of F.C. Barcelona's famous Camp Nou stadium with an English-speaking, sports journalist guide. Enjoy a 2.5-hour experience specially designed for families, whether they like football or not. Benefit from a small-group tour for a maximum of 12 people.
Meet at the famous Masía, which gives its name to Barça's football academy, today considered the best in the world. From there, walk to the stadium and stop in 2 secrets spots to feel like a Barça player. Once there, at Kubala's statue, find out why Barça is more than a club in Barcelona and its state, Catalonia. Spanish history in the 20th century, with 50 years of dictatorship, has a lot to do with it.
Then, enter the stadium to see a unique trophy gallery where Messi, the most awarded football player in the world, has his Ballon d'Or and Golden Boot trophies on display. Discover if the trophies are real or not, then admire the sheer size of Camp Nou from 3 astonishing viewpoints. Along the way, hear about the mind games Barça uses to get the best out of its team, and the worst out of its opponent — all within the rules, of course.
Next, explore behind the scenes in the mixed zone, the press room, the press box, and the visiting team's changing room. Choose your team in the tunnel — Barça or a visiting team — and walk out into the middle. Finish with a drink and some specialties at a local bar where the fans gather before the game. Plan 30 minutes more if you want to go back to the gift shop.