We’ve built our reputation on delivering exceptional football experiences to some of the world’s most desirable football destinations at some of the greatest clubs and with authentic experiences
To have gathered this knowledge has taken us over decades and countless miles travelled. We believe that the firsthand information at our fingertips and the relationships we’ve forged with key suppliers, clubs and local fans is a priceless asset when creating bespoke football experiences.
From our personal experience, we strongly believe that booking with a reputable tour operator brings a number of important benefits that may not be immediately obvious, so we have created our 7-step guide to help you understand the benefits of joining one of our popular group trips:
1. Football is beyond the 90 minutes.
We believe travelling around the world should be fun and create new friendships with other like-minded travellers. Skip the standard football match breaks and experience football beyond the 90 minutes. Enjoy some of the finest experiences every destination has to offer and have endless fun.
2. We listen to your needs.
Trip Advisor and similar match break sites offer lots of personal insight but their guidance can be highly subjective. With over 10 years of expertise, we know that everyone has different needs and preferences for their perfect football experience. We never sell what we haven’t seen and if it isn’t right for you, we won’t recommend it!
3. We’re here to help when things go wrong.
We believe the real value of a tour operator is evident when there’s a crisis; whether that be volcanic ash or even just a flight schedule change. Our 24-hour emergency team provide round the clock assistance and a genuine fast track to getting problems solved, which means that you’re not just at the mercy of the ‘customer service’ desk at the airport! And hey, we travel with most of the groups!
4. We explain when an offer is really an ‘offer’.
Each match break provider can have dozens of offers, some combinable and some tactical and some year round. We know the difference and will always find you our best price.
5. We offer added value.
Because of our strong relationships with clubs, fan groups and other organisations, we make sure you benefit exclusive added value offers that you may not get by booking direct with other match break providers..
6. We offer true flexibility.
We are an independent business, so we can do things that other, larger operators can’t, or often won’t. So if you need to make changes to your booking, we’ll move heaven and earth to help you.
7. We won’t tie up your funds.
When you book football trips online, they’re usually non-refundable which means you have to pay the full balance immediately. When booking with us you can normally expect to pay 10% deposit and the final balance 6 weeks before departure.
We know what you’re thinking, ‘don’t all tour operators follow these things?’ The answer is yes, they should, as this is industry best practice; but often some fall short of the mark.
At Homefans these seven principals are at the core of what we do, and it’s why we’re in business. We work towards them every day to ensure we differentiate ourselves in the world of tour operating, standing out from the rest of the crowd as ‘the’ operator to trust, because our personality is driven by our core values: passion, inspiration, genuine and excellence.
Individually these values have an effect, but united they create the ultimate experience you dream of when looking for that all important time away.
We don’t follow trends, we make them!
We’re certain that guided travel is one of the best ways to truly experience a football destination.
No one has been able to come close to establishing anything like our network of local fans. You’ll watch football with them, drink with them; listen to their stories. You’ll find they’ll open up your understanding of your football experience in ways you never imagined.
Lifelong friendships from across the globe are often a byproduct of touring. When you pick a trip, you’re choosing one that inspires you, and so is everyone else on that tour. So, you already have something in common. You meet fans who have stories to tell, who you can learn from and keep in touch with forever.
Football, drinks, scenery, new friends, new cultures… the list goes on and it’s way too much fun. Need we say more? You’re with like-minded people in a new place free to discover and create unforgettable experiences.
Our trips strike a perfect balance between guiding and providing fans the freedom to explore on their own. Many trips often have full free time to discover a new destination on their own and do things that may not be included on the itinerary.