Spain soccer tours with WorldStrides Excel Programs

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About Spain

Spain, a land of sunny beaches and ancient towns, has traditionally held a special attraction for sports clubs. In the cities, narrow and twisting old streets suddenly open out to views of daring modern architecture. Traveling the country is easy, there is an abundance of accommodation, a renowned climate, relaxed people, idyllic beaches, and plenty of food and drink with regional variety. Culturally, the country is littered with superb old buildings, from Roman Aqueducts and Islamic palaces to Gothic cathedrals. Almost every second village has a medieval castle. The Spanish are most hospitable, and your team will be more than welcomed as guests and new friends of the Spanish.

Barcelona

15 boys from a Pennsylvania ODP soccer team standing in front of Nou Stadium in Barcelona, Spain.
If you only visit one city in Spain, it should be Barcelona. Situated in a privileged position on the northeastern coast of the Iberian Peninsula and the shores of the Mediterranean, Barcelona is sophisticated, stylish, and romantic, boasting the energy and raffishness of a port city. This capital of the Catalonia region is unequivocally a Mediterranean city not only because of its geographic location, but also and above all because of its history, tradition, and cultural influences. There is a fascinating old quarter and a night scene to rival any in the country. After Barcelona hosted the 1992 Olympics, it became well known as a sporting city.

Sights to see in Barcelona:

  • Las Ramblas
  • Parc Guell
  • Casa Batllo
  • Sagrada Familia
  • Museu Picasso
  • Camp Nou Stadium
  • Barri Gotic
  • L’Aquarium de Barcelona
  • Poble Espanyol de Montjuïc
  • La Pedrera
  • Barcelona FC Museum
  • Barcelona Zoo
  • Miró Museum
  • The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc and much more!

“Our trip to Barcelona was amazing. From the cultural experience to the soccer experience everything really turned out perfectly. Sandra who was our host throughout the week was very informative during the tour and gave us good insight of the amazing sights we were taking in. The trip really allowed our girls bonding time throughout and I believe it made all of our relationships stronger with each other. Certainly I would have to say the highlight was being able to attend the FC Barcelona match vs PSG and witnessing history first hand. Amazing experience to take in with the passionate fans of Barcelona and we all couldn’t be happier.”
– Bryan Madej, Head Coach, Methodist University Women’s Soccer

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Calella

Two teenage soccer players standing in front of a large circular sign with "Si" in the center.
Calella is a quiet little coastal town in the Costa Brava region, perfect for exploring Barcelona and the surrounding area. Calella’s beach has been consistently awarded the European quality Blue Flag. The old part of Calella is worth a visit for its many ancient buildings, the beautiful Dalmau natural park and the old-style narrow streets where you can taste some of the ‘real’ Spain.

Sights to see in Calella:

  • The Church of Santa Maria
  • Chapel of San Quirze
  • House of Salvador
  • Sivilla House
  • Lighthouse of Calella
  • Old Town
  • Municipal Museum
  • Gran Beach
  • Garbi Beach
  • Torretes de Calella
  • Waterworld at Lloret
  • Dalmau Park and much more!

“This trip was amazing, our first international experience. Our tour guide couldn’t have been better! She was so personable and knowledgeable.My son played in the games, and truly enjoyed them. He really enjoyed getting to play against teams from Spain and came home with things that he needs to do to improve his game!”
– Mandi Kuidlan, MSYSA Boys

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Madrid

Girls in light blue soccer jerseys lined up in two rows with an arched Spanish pavilion in the background.
Madrid, the capital of Spain since 1562, is located on the geographic center of the Iberian Peninsula along the river Manzanares. Because of its central location and high altitude, the climate of Madrid is characterized by warm dry summers and cool winters. Madrid is a city of great monuments, but is not just a cultural destination; it is also a lively metropolis with many pubs, cafes, and nightclubs. Madrid is a melting pot of different cuisines from all over the peninsula. The capital of Spain has enriched its belly with the contributions of the Andalusians, Galicians, Asturians and other immigrants who have settled here.

Sights to see in Madrid:

  • Prado Museum
  • Catedral de la Almudena
  • Palacio Real
  • Plaza Mayor
  • Puerta del Sol
  • El Retiro
  • Plaza de Cibeles
  • Templo de Debod
  • Royal Palace
  • Plaza de la Villa
  • Puerta de Alcalá
  • Gran Vía
  • Plaza de Oriente
  • Santiago Bernabeu Stadium
  • Botin and much more!

“WorldStrides Excel’s attention to detail and customer service were outstanding! I have taken students abroad on a number of occasions and this trip was outstanding! The lodging, transportation, sightseeing, matches, and food were excellent! Moreover, our tour manager was the best I’ve ever experienced on a trip abroad!”
– Lon Pringle, Assistant Coach, Catholic University

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San Sebastian

Team captains with three soccer referees meeting before a match.
Brace yourself for San Sebastian, the one place on earth that offers you literally everything your heart desires, all year round, non-stop and round-the-clock! The wide variety of what this place can offer includes beautiful scenery, sun-kissed beaches, enthusiastic and lively people, a diversity of entertainments, rich cultural activities, internationally renowned cuisine, major music and film festivals, heart-stopping ski races, interesting folklore, outstanding customs and traditions, adventurer-filled mountains for skiing.

Sights to see in San Sebastian:

  • Barrio de la Marina
  • Casa Casadevante
  • Monte Urgull
  • Monte Igueldo
  • Constitucion Square
  • Miramar Palace
  • La Concha
  • El Paseo Nuevo
  • La Catedral del Buen Pastor
  • La Parte Vieja
  • El Peine del Viento
  • El Aquarium
  • El Museo de San Telmo
  • Ayuntamiento de San Sebastián
  • Playa de la Concha
  • Playa de Ondarreta and much more!

“It was a trip of a lifetime! Great competition, food, drinks, and an awesome team experience! If you get the opportunity, GO!”
– Kellen Wittman, Stevenson University Women’s Soccer

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