Take a Look Around Europe’s Best Football Stadiums
A guys weekend away is the perfect excuse to take a tour around some of Europe’s greatest football stadiums. From Barcelona to the Bernabeu, Amsterdam to the Atletico, you can combine a (possibly booze-fuelled) getaway with a look around some of football’s most monumental cathedrals.
You and the boys will get up close and personal, seeing the stadium from the perspective of the multi-millionaires which grace the hallowed turf every single week. Not only will you get to sit in the stands, but you’ll also get inside the changing rooms, tour the director’s boxes, even walk down the tunnel for pitchside views and sit in the dugout.
Gentleman, this is a bucket-list must-have for any true football fans, so check out our list of the best football stadium tours about and start planning that next big getaway.
The Best Football Stadium Tours in Europe
Barcelona Stadium Tour – Camp Nou – FC Barcelona
One of the greatest clubs in the world, which has been home to some of the greatest players in the world, based in one of the greatest cities in the world, also has one of the greatest most iconic, jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring stadiums in the world!
A Camp Nou Stadium Tour is simply incredible.
Walk where Messi has walked, sit where Cruyff has sat, gaze out across a pitch which has seen players like Ronaldinho, Xavi, Iniesta, Neymar all grace the turf and show off their unrivalled talents. You’ll get to experience all that plus visit the press conference room, VIP lounge and the sensational club museum.
Ajax Stadium Tour – Johann Cruyff Arena – Ajax
The birthplace of Total Football, the Johann Cruyff Arena – named after one of the most gifted footballers and most forward-thinking coaches ever – is somewhat of a footballing Mecca and it’s certainly worth a pilgrimage.
Ajax have a revolving door of star-studded quality and who wouldn’t want to see where legends like Dennis Bergkamp, Edgar Davids, Marc Overmars, Marco van Basten, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Wesley Sneijder… so on and so on… made their names!
Bayern Munich Stadium Tour – Allianz Arena – Bayern Munich
Status: Making History
The giants of German football, Bayern Munich are all-conquering, whether that be at home or abroad, so it stands to reason they have one of the best football grounds on the planet. Modern, sleek and certifiably cool the Allianz encapsulates everything about the side and the brilliant city of Munich, which is why a Bayern Munich Stadium Tour is must if you’re visiting this bustling Bavarian hub.
The hour-long tour takes you inside one of the most state-of-the-art stadiums in the world, giving you access all areas.
Real Madrid Stadium Tour – Santiago Bernabeu – Real Madrid
The most successful football club on the planet and true titans of the game. The iconic white kit, the reams of footballing talent, the humungous trophy cabinet and one simply stunning stadium.
A Bernabeau tour allows you to get an insight into the lives of the Galacticos. You’ll get to see what it was like for Cristiano Ronaldo, Raul, Zinedine Zidane getting ready pre-match in the depths of the stadium, before they made the walk up the famous steps into this cauldron of noise and adulation.
Benfica Stadium Tour – Estadio Da Luz – Benfica
The Stadium of Light is stunning – no not that one (sorry, Sunderland fans!). If you’re making a trip to Lisbon, you simply must visit the ground of one of the most successful Portuguese sides. A Benfica Stadium Tour takes in every aspect of the club, from the VIP area to the dressing room, press room, players’ tunnel, the pitch itself as well as the club museum.
Benfica have a proud and extensive history with a list of notable names passing through their doors including Eusebio, Rui Costa, Oscar Cardozo, Angel Di Maria, Nuno Gomes and many more.
Hertha Berlin Stadium Tour – Olympiastadion – Hertha Berlin
Berlin’s Olympic Stadium with the iconic open end is now home to Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin – but there’s so much more to the Hertha Berlin Stadium Tour than just football. Originally constructed for the 1936 Summer Olympics – arguably one of the most historically significant sporting events in history – this stadium has a heritage like no other and is a fascinating and insightful place to explore whilst your in the vibrant party city of Berlin.
Atletico Madrid Stadium Tour – Metropolitano Stadium – Atletico Madrid
Replacing the iconic Vicente Calderon in 2017, Atletico rehoused themselves at what is now one of the most incredible, modern and mind-bending stadiums on earth. Atletico are beginning to step out of the shadow of their big-city rivals and are creating history in their own right, so if you’re jetting off to the bouncing city of Madrid, say no to past glories and head to the Metropolitano instead to see what the other footballing powerhouse have to say for themselves… or do both. It’s really up to you!
National Stadium Tour – PGE Narodowy – Poland National Football Team
Built for the 2012 Euros, the Polish National Stadium is definitely worth a visit if you’re in Warsaw for an extended weekend. Costing close to half a billion quid to construct, it’s one of the most modern, advanced stadiums on the planet – boasting a retractable roof, heated pitch, plus the whole outside of the ground can be lit up in the national colours.
Hamburg FC Stadium Tour – Volksparkstadion – Hamburg FC
Status: Top Tier
Hamburg is officially one of Europe’s most popular cities for guys looking to party, so whilst you’ll be out and about tasting the local boozy delicacies in the evening, be sure to check out the home of Hamburg FC during the day for a little footballing culture.
Boasting a big history – Kevin Keegan won the Ballon d’Or twice there in the ’70s – Hamburg FC were mainstays in the Bundesliga until they were relegated to the second division for the first time in their history back in 2018.
Red Star Belgrade Stadium Tour – Rajko Mitic Stadium – Crvena Zvezda
One for the football connoisseurs amongst you, whilst many may think this is a tiny club from little old Serbia, the real footy fanatics will know this is the home of a European giant who won Europe’s most illustrious prize as recently as 1991. Yes, Red Star Belgrade are the real deal and their stadium is suitably stunning for a team in this elite bracket.