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Euro Football Extravaganza

There is no doubting the world game. Played by more, watched by most, Football or Soccer (to the less pure of heart) commands the attention of the entire planet. Supporters are more passionate, salaries are more ludicrous and the excitement of standing in the crowds as they chant and roar is not to be forgotten. Immerse yourself in some of the most vibrant and arguably best leagues in the world. We choose games from England's Premier League, Spain's La Liga, Italy's Serie A, Liga Portugal and Turkey's Süper Lig

 

This 16 day tour will take in a minimum of 6 games (aiming for 2 in each country) as well as exciting optional visits to some of football and sports most impressive and well known stadiums. We also include sightseeing in most of our locations where we will enjoy extensive walking tours of the historical and contemporary sites.

*Football matches on the tour will be decided pending the release of the schedules in the 2nd half of the year prior to the tour. We aim for fixtures in locations such as London, Manchester, Istanbul, Rome, Madrid, Barcelona and Lisbon. We will also be looking for clashes in regional areas if they present themselves. In addition to included games there will be options to enjoy up to 2-3 more games (as available) including some hospitality packages at the grounds. Here are some example fixtures we have enjoyed on tour previously.

Arsenal v Everton - Emirates 2-2, QPR v Sheffield United - Loftus Road 2-3, Lazio v Palermo - Stadio Olimpico 2-0, Bari v Inter Milan - San Nicola 2-2, Fiorentina v Bologna - Artemio Franchi 1-2, Liverpool v Tottenham - Anfield 2-0, Barcelona v Espanyol - Camp Nou 4-0, Real Madrid v Celta Vigo - Bernabéu 4-0, Chelsea v Arsenal - Stamford Bridge 2-1, Manchester United v Middlesbrough - Old Trafford 2-1, PSG v Bastia - Parc des Princes 7-0, Juventus v Bologna - Juventus Stadium 3-0

What People Are Saying

"Wanted to thank you on behalf of Alastair and me for such a wonderful and fun trip. The football was awesome, as were the other experiences, we'll remember them always! We enjoyed everyone's company very much and it truly was a silky smooth well-oiled machine!"
Chris Waples, Australia

16 Day Itinerary
Departure:Jan 2026(Saturday to Sunday) - UK, Turkey & Portugal
Price:Inquire An accommodation upgrade is available on request
Inclusions and Exclusions
- ***** THIS IS A SAMPLE ITINERARY ONLY ***** -
Final Itinerary for 2024 tour will be posted late October 2023
Day 1 - Saturday - Arrive Istanbul
Arrival day group meeting. Transfer to a Süper Lig fixture (pending schedule)
Day 2 - Sunday - Istanbul
Transfer to Süper Lig fixture (pending schedule)
Day 3 - Monday - Istanbul (Gallipoli option)
Transfer to Süper Lig fixture (pending schedule). There is an option for an overnight journey to the Gallipoli peninsula to visit the historic WWI battlefields. You will visit ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine memorial and other sites so important to the Australian contingent that fought and died in the region. You may also choose to stay in the fascinating city of Istanbul and immerse yourself in this pulsating cultural blend of Asia and Europe
Day 4 - Tuesday - Istanbul
More time in this wonderful city that straddles the Bosphorus straight. The Grand Bazaar is a must as it is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. So much to see and do in this vibrant metropolis
Day 5 - Wednesday - Istanbul to North England or London
We travel to the UK today and are chasing EPL or FA Cup midweek fixtures should they present themselves. We will return via London or the North of England and ultimately base ourselves over the next couple of days in the city of Liverpool
Day 6 - Thursday - North England or London
Depending on our location in the UK we will be enjoying some sightseeing, some relating to football stadiums and experiences with other options to enjoy locations with cultural and historical significance
Day 7 - Friday - Liverpool
We will make our way to one of England’s football cauldrons surrounded by world renowned teams and institutions such as Manchester United and City, Everton and of course Liverpool at Anfield. Nearby are also smaller clubs such as Sheffield United that can provide a more local and authentic football experience
Day 8 - Saturday - Liverpool
Transfer to North England fixture (pending schedule)
Day 9 - Sunday - Liverpool
Transfer to North England fixture (pending schedule)
Day 10 - Monday - Liverpool
A possible North England fixture (pending schedule) or we head to other regions for other fixtures or sightseeing. Liverpool is home to the Beatles and there are a number of sites and experiences to avail ourselves of to learn more about their rise to global fame
Day 11 - Tuesday - North England/London
Once again we are on the lookout for midweek fixtures in the UK and also some sightseeing which may include some optional stadium tours or areas of cultural significance
Day 12 - Wednesday - North England/London to Lisbon/Porto?
Our journey to the beautiful country of Portugal will be either today or tomorrow and will be determined by midweek football options in both countries
Day 13 - Thursday - North England/London to Lisbon/Porto?
Portugal has two of the more attractive cities of Europe. Lisbon has steep hills with its yellow trams and is a vibrant treat for the eyes. Porto is world famous for its port wine and is Portugal's second largest city. Both are hubs for the premium teams that ply their trade in the national Primeira Liga competition. We will adjust our itinerary to begin in one city and end in the other in order to maximise our access to premium games
Day 14 - Friday - Lisbon/Porto
More time to enjoy in either of these fabulous cities reflecting the rich culture of the region. Transfer to Primeira Liga fixture (pending schedule)
Day 15 - Saturday - Lisbon/Porto
Transfer to Primeira Liga fixture (pending schedule)
Day 16 - Sunday - Lisbon/Porto depart
Transfer to Primeira Liga fixture (pending schedule). The tour ends this evening and you are free to depart at any time. Alternatively you can add a night and stay longer in the city

Trip Options

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Extra Accommodation: Single InquireDetails
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*Global Drift will provide a “Code of Conduct” document to be attached to your tour schedule.  Representing Australia abroad we are committed to a fun and enjoyable tour not at the expense of common courtesy and mutual respect

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