As more and more new airlines routes are launched from the UK, there has never been a better time to escape for a weekend away to watch some football. Whether it is a short overnighter to watch world stars such as Lionel Messi playing in Barcelona or a longer weekend break to catch a match or two in the likes of Copenhagen, Istanbul or Moscow, this site will give you everything you need to know to plan the perfect trip. This is one of the most comprehensive sites on the net for all of this information and has been pulled together through years of first hand research.
The site will take you through a number of the places where cheap weekends away are within the reach of many of us. We have also published a number of books which you can buy via this site either as downloadable pdf that you can access via your mobile phone, Blackberry or iPhone.
Many people pick up the Sunday papers, or turn over the TV channel to see football being played abroad, and wonder what it is like to experience it first hand. This site will try and guide you on how you can do that at a fraction of the cost that you find elsewhere on the web. We know it can be done, because every listing, every hotel and every bar has been visited by us. And we keep adding more and more every month.
Though our main focus is helping football fanatics find a way to watch matches abroad, we also love a bet. And with Gold Cup season soon upon us we are pleased to be able to offer a free £10 bet on the meeting by visiting the Cheltenham Betting page. Terms and conditions apply.
RECENTLY ADDED DESTINATIONS…..
Willem II Tilburg and Den Bosch in Netherlands
HB Koge and Odense in Denmark
Lillestrom and Sandefjord in Norway
Wiesbaden, SC Freiburg and TuS Koblenz in Germany
Complete update on the Romanian League thanks to Oliver Leisner from Groundhopper Informer
We are pleased to announce that Passport to Football hits the shops on Monday 12th October. Taken from our award winning blog, The Ball is Round, the book features 30 of our best adventures from the past 3 years including trips to Moscow, Macedonia, Minsk and Madrid. Available to buy from all good bookstores or by clicking here.
We have also tied up with Footiemap.com, one of the fastest growing and informative football websites. Footiemap.com has maps of over 65 countries from around the word, details where all of the major clubs are located – and not just those in the top tier. It also includes street level map access for the major cities so that you can see exactly how to reach the stadiums. We will also be linking through from our country pages to the excellent About a Ball website, one of the fastest growing world soccer directories.
Don’t forget to put your bets on before you go to any game in Europe to make the day even more special. For some of the best deals, click here.
We are very grateful to Colours of Football for allowing us to use their excellent kit icons and to Footballderbies.com for their continued support of our work. Check out both of these excellent sites.
European Football: The Fans Guide has been on our shelves for over a year now and is still the best publication as a travel guide for the fan flying overseas since the long lamented Rough Guide to European Football. It has 190 colour pages and some new stadiums never been featured before. Published by Ian Allan Publishers and available by clicking here.
The Times Top Travel Guides:-
“The Budget Airlines Guide to European Football”
If you’ve always wanted to see FC Boavista play at home or check out a match at the Stadio delle Alpi, Stuart Fuller’s handy guide will give you tips on where to stay and how to get about.” Click here to see the full review. To buy a copy then go to our print partner Lulu.com by clicking here.
SOME REVIEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Klassiker – Vi Listar fem Odödliga klassiker som bör finnas I varje Bokhylla!
“Fuller är fotbollresenärens bäste vän. Hans guide till de tyska arenorna inför VM innehåller allt man behöver veta inför avfärden. Lika aktuell nu som då”.
Or if you are not familiar with the Swedish Language – “One of the 5 classic books every football fans needs in his bookcase – Fuller is the Football Traveller’s best friend.”
Short Weekend Breaks Guide – http://www.shortbreaksz.co.uk
5 Stars out of 5.- DIY football breaks in Europe which won’t break the bank!
“Yet another gem from the author – if you are looking for a cheap break away in Europe or are an avid fan of the beautiful game or both, well look no further. The author guides us through passport control without breaking the bank. If you buy just one travel guide in 2007, ensure this is in your trolly.”