We were back in Barcelona!
Our annual Barcelona Coaches Tour is taking place again. All our customers and partners are getting this 5 days soccer tour for free as a thank you for being a loyal customer.
We started Friday morning with a classroom session of RCD Espanyol. Their staff informed us about the development of their club. This session was followed by a stadium tour. After lunch we continued to Camp Nou, home of FC Barcelona for a stadium and museum tour as well as a visit to their impressive fan shop. After this we had an opportunity to see the Sagrada Familia, one of Barcelona's landmarks.
The second day we started off at the official training center of FC Barcelona called Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. All our guests were able to watch various FCB youth games. Early afternoon we headed to Estadio Cornellà de Llobregat, home of RCD Espanyol to see the home club defeat Real Betis with 1 - 0. We concluded the day with a special evening dinner at restaurant Salamanca in Barceloneta, a historic Catalan style restaurant.
Our final day started at the official training center of RCD Espanyol where we saw the 1st women's team beat Cordoba with 2-0. During the afternoon we had a sightseeing tour of Barcelona including the Montjuic, Olympic Village, La Rambla, Plaza Catalunya, Columbus Statue, Gothic Quarter, and more. The tour and our weekend ended with watching the game between FC Barcelona and Getafe. FCB won with 1 - 0 and maintains the lead in La Liga.
Coaches appreciated the tour tremendously. Here are some of their comments:
“Thank you for your generosity in giving us this wonderful trip. Your staff did a marvelous job providing history and insights but more than anything staying flexible on shifting sands and continuing to provide a great experience throughout” and “Great time with all of you . Thank you again for running a first-class operation. Thank you Loek, Steve Clive and Tom for your support“