As many inter-city rivalries, these two teams also had a class divide. Betis were the working class whilst Sevilla supporters often had a much higher income. The population of Seville is divided into two categories: Sevillistas (Sevilla) and Béticos (Real Betis Balompié supporters).
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14-16 March 2020 | 14 Spots
Seville, based in Andalucía, the southern autonomous region of Spain, is without question one of Europe’s most enchanting cities. It is a quintessential Spanish city, full of colour, flamenco dancers and draped in ancient Moorish architecture. Throw in the seemingly never-ending sunshine, Seville doesn’t struggle when it comes to attracting tourists. Visiting the city’s stunning gothic cathedral is usually the number one attraction on the tourist’s itinerary. But if you’re in town at the right time of the year, you may be lucky enough to indulge, along with the locals, in their number one event – when the city’s football teams come face to face.
Not only is this one of Spain’s most passionate rivalries, but it is also one of the oldest. First on the scene was Sevilla FC in January 1890, who were followed by Sevilla Balompie (Balompie used to be the Spanish word for football) in September 1907. With internal disputes rife at Sevilla, over the alleged refusal to sign a player from a low socio-economic background, breakaway club Betis Futbol club was formed. In 1914 Betis Futbol Club and Sevilla Balompie aligned, thus creating the club we now know today as Real Betis. It is here where we have a key component in the narrative of the Seville derby; the class divide. Sevilla representing the social elite and Betis, the working class.
Today you will arrive in the beautiful Seville together with the rest of the group. Our trip leader will meet you at the hotel and welcome you to this Spanish city. Check yourself in already, put your stuff in your room, and get ready for a wonderful football weekend. After everyone has checked in and got to know each other, it is time for a city tour. Our trip leader knows the most beautiful places in the city and will come with a few recommendations to visit. After a walk through the city and a good lunch, we will visit the stadium of Seville. In the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, we will have a stadium tour and we visit the museum of the club.
After the tours in the city and at the stadium, everyone can freshen up in the hotel to get ready for an evening in Seville. In the evening we eat tapas together with the group in a local restaurant. After the Spanish dinner, we will enjoy a number of cold ‘cervezas’. After that, there is the possibility to discover the nightlife of this Spanish city.
After a beautiful first day and evening in Seville, today is D day; DERBY DAY!
We recommend having a good breakfast before heading into the city and enjoying a pre-match experience prior to ‘El Gran Derbi’ with the fans. Enjoy Spanish beers before we go to the stadium in time to enjoy this Spanish derby.
After the game, we will have a chat about the overall experience with a cold cerveza in a traditional Spanish restaurant. For the die-hards among us, there is the opportunity to see more of the Spanish nightlife. We will tell you where to go!
The weekend in Seville is almost over.. After the last breakfast in our hotel, it’s time to check out again after a legendary football weekend. Some will fly back to in time, but for those with a late flight, there is still time to go into the city and explore a bit more.
Are you traveling with us to the Seville Derby between Seville and Real Betis next season? Read further below about the possibility to reserve your spot in advance.
DATES & PRICES
14-16 March 2020
Secure your spot with a deposit (€100,-) and pay the remaining amount up to 2 weeks before the match. If the dates don’t match your schedule, you can always move the deposit to a different trip.
Please note: Flights and Transfers are NOT included and must be purchased separately.
Please do not book your flight until we notify you about the exact day and time of the game. Even when the fixtures are released, the game can still be rescheduled. In addition, due to the information mention before, the proposed travel itinerary is subject to change.
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