On this handcrafted 9-day England tour, you intimately experience its drama and beauty. Soccer, or more widely known as football in most parts of the world, cuts across the tapestry of English life. Savor the theater of live matches, including Premier League and Champions League fixtures. Tour the fascinating museums that celebrate football's history, meet some of the game's heroes, And lose your voice as you join the unforgettable atmosphere.
London – Tickets to the EPL's Most Atmospheric Home Ground
It's the weekend in England, and thousands of football games are about to kick off. From the 200 fans that turn up to watch a village team, to the 75,000 at Old Trafford, Saturday is when half the country stops at 3 pm to watch the action unfold. Land in London and you're transferred to a five-star hotel in Mayfair, the country's most celebrated address. Central London's iconic attractions are all within walking distance, so after the games, you can easily wander to Westminster, Trafalgar Square, the West End, and all the other famous names. Today you'll have time to freshen up from the flight and enjoy lunch before you're guided out to southeast London and the EPL's most atmospheric ground.
No, it's not Arsenal. Or Chelsea. Or another of the clubs that usually occupy the highest rungs of the Premier League ladder. Crystal Palace doesn't play the same style of lovely passing football, but Selhurst Park is a raucous and intimate fortress. The single-tiered stands practically tumble onto the pitch, and the supporters are always in full voice. Crystal Palace has only been in the top division for two seasons, so there's no expectation to win. But win, lose, or draw, the crowd is always singing their hearts out. Hidden amongst the working-class streets of South London, Selhurst Park also provides an authentic immersion in the English style of watching football. A local guide introduces the culture. Raise a glass at a traditional pub, bite into a meat and potato pie (no hot dogs here), and sip on a polytene mug of Bovril. Then feel the roof almost come off the stadium as the teams emerge.
London – A VIP Day at the Emirates Stadium for an Arsenal Game
London – Olympic Park and Vibrant East London
London – Wembley Stadium and Exploring the Famous Capital
Manchester – The Intensity and Drama of a Live Champions League Game
Manchester – All the Stories at the National Football Museum
Liverpool – Fascinating Maritime History in the World Heritage Site
Liverpool – You'll Never Walk Alone and a Liverpool Football Game
Liverpool – Departure
- Enjoy premier tickets for four live matches, each stadium handpicked for its atmosphere, style, and drama
- Watch Europe's best with a Champion's League fixture in Manchester
- Savor the raucous atmosphere of Selhurst Park and watch the drama unfold as the stands crowd around the pitch
- Enjoy a VIP day and meet the players at the Emirates Stadium, home to Arsenal and their sublime style of football
- Sing You'll Never Walk Alone as you watch Liverpool take the field at Anfield
- Explore the origins of football and the fascinating monuments found at the National Football Museum
- Tour Wembley and raise the F.A. Cup at England's national stadium
- Explore both England's iconic landmarks and some of its hidden sights, like the lanes of East London
Football is integral to England's fabric, a stoic devotion for some and an unmistakable side plot for others. You might know it as soccer, but you won't be using the American name on this side of the Atlantic because this handcrafted tour immerses you in the authentic local world of England's national game. Feel the air vibrate as 40,000 fans sing a club's anthem, watch Europe's finest grace the hallowed turf of a Manchester stadium, and cheer from the stands at four live games. You'll probably lose your voice at some point; that's to be expected at a Premier League fixture. While the EPL is televised around the world, watching on the television can only glimpse at the atmosphere you're going to discover in the stadium. No cheerleaders, no time outs, no music from the speakers; just tens of thousands creating an uproar that's forever memorable.
Live games are the focal point to the itinerary, and you enjoy four of them. At intimate Selhurst Park, the seats practically spill onto the pitch, creating the most atmospheric of all the EPL grounds. When a goal goes in, it almost feels like the chanting will send the roof clear from the stand. Arsenal's stylish Emirates Stadium offers a very different atmosphere. Enjoy a VIP dinner before the game and meet some of the former and current players. Savor the luxury of the stadium and the sumptuous extras the experience provides.
Head north and revel in the drama of the European Champion's League, the world's premier club competition. Champion's League nights are always tense, the pinnacle of the fixture list bringing a clash of footballing styles and continual drama. Intense and often nail-biting, this game also allows you to admire the skills of one of mainland Europe's finest teams. Then experience Anfield, a rousing rendition of You'll Never Walk Alone greeting the teams as they exit the tunnel. No English ground is as iconic, and experiencing Anfield is a journey through the fabric of football.
While football provides the focus, there's lots of time to discover both the iconic and often unseen attractions of the country. Wander through the vibrant suburbs of East End London, explore rock and roll history in World Heritage Liverpool, and discover some of the world's finest industrial architecture. On a Wembley Stadium tour, you can lift the famous F. A. Cup while the National Football Museum reveals captivating narratives and memorabilia. Five-star hotels and first-class rail travel are provided throughout the trip, along with tickets to matches that have been sold out months in advance. This handcrafted itinerary isn't about getting a glimpse of England's obsession with football. It's about experiencing it all from the inside. Consider browsing some of our other luxury England tour packages, and see how you can customize your own memorable adventure of a lifetime.
$7,600 per person (excluding international flights)
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