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El Gran Derbi: Sevilla x Real Betis

Created with Sketch. Seville, Spain
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Duration

3 days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

Max 15 people

Languages

English, Español

Overview

Seville not available for 2021.
Spain’s stadiums have reopened but with very limited capacity. For this reason Homefans currently do not have Seville products on sale. This will be reviewed at the start of 2022. In the meantime please use the enquiry box if you have any questions or would like to be informed of any developments.

As easy as it seems. The Big Derby is located in Sevilla, South Spain. A city split completely into two parts. Green and Red. Betis and Sevilla.

Sevilla is one of the most desired destinations in Europe, the gastronomy is excellent, and the beauty of its streets has inspired many songs and artists. The local traditions are different from the rest of Spain.

They are Andalusian, they dance, and they sing as a way of life. This is how people from Andalucía are. Passionate about what they do. You can understand their culture by just walking around the city centre, a huge history behind those narrow and tiny streets, little bars plenty of stories and long nights.

This is what makes Sevilla so special. There is a song from ‘Los del Río’ that declares “Sevilla has a special colour”. And it’s true. Real Betis Balompié and Sevilla Fútbol Club. Founded in 1907 and 1905 respectively. The Estadio Benito Villamarín and the Estadio Sánchez-Pizjuán. Green and Red. This is the capital of Andalucía. Welcome to Sevilla.

Betis fans call the city as ‘Ciudad del Betis’ (the city of Betis) because they don’t want to give up with the town. And Sevilla fans call their stadium as the Bombonera. You can guess why.

Despite the victories and trophies won by Sevilla during last years, between these two teams the rivalry is one of the highest in Europe. They hate each other and they don’t want to lose the derby because of the day after at work. A derby is a derby, it’s a different game and there are no good forms for that, you have to win. Betis and Sevilla are two of the most passionate fans in the world, especially when the anthems are sung ‘a cappella’ for the whole stadium. It’s a unique experience to live, then you will realize how awesome are these people.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience El Grand Derbi
  • Explore an amazing Stadium Tour
  • Go off the beaten path to an underground lower league game (if available)
  • Learn about the city and its history
  • Optional tour in Sevilla

Itinerary

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Day 1 - Welcome & Stadium Tour
Day 1 - Welcome & Stadium Tour

Immerse yourself in the magical city of Sevilla and its culture!

After arrival and check-in, your local host will show you around and take you to Giralda, Alcázar and Torre Del Oro, historical and beautiful places in the city. Then, we will cross the Guadalquivir river and head to Calle Betis and Triana neighbourhood, where we can visit the market and sit down somewhere around to eat and drink. History lessons and storytelling will unveil some of the local secrets and get you familiar with the football culture.

Speaking of football, after sightseeing and meeting your fellow travelers a stadium tour at Estadio Sánchez-Pizjuán, home of Sevilla FC will tease your imagination. The exclusive tour will allow us to visit the press conference room, the guests' dressing room, sidelines, players' benches, President Box, Legends' Room and the media stand.

Day 2 - Match day
Day 2 - Match day

Prepare your mind, body, and soul for an intensity you have never experienced!

Your local host will lead you on the journey through the city's crackling match day atmosphere and noisy streets. We will be heading for a pre-match pub route, going from a bar to another, tasting local beers, food and gathering with Sevilla FC supporters. It is definitely the best way to soak up the atmosphere!

You'll see streets filled with supporters chanting their songs, all the way until you reach the stadium, which is always heavily divided between the two ultra groups.

Here you'll witness the famous El Gran Derbi and find out why it's definitely worthy of the name. After an insane 90 minutes, you'll meet for some farewell drinks before returning home the next day.

Day 3 - Free time and Goodbye Sevilla
Day 3 - Free time and Goodbye Sevilla

Your weekend at the El Gran Derbi is over, but the adventure has only just begun. Be sure to exchange contacts with your new friends and take some time to reflect on what you've experienced. Your next Homefans adventure might not be far away!

Included/Excluded

  • Match Ticket Sevilla v Real Betis (behind the goals)
  • 2 nights accommodation in 3* hotel in Sevilla (Twin Room)
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Stadium Tour Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán
  • Trip Manager and Local Host
  • Travel Insurance
  • Return Flights
  • Tips

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Seville, Spain

FAQs

Will the stadiums be open in 2021/22? At what capacity?

Homefans believe that stadiums will be open to fans, however we cannot at this stage confirm what the capacity will be.  However our flexible booking policies mean that if the stadium will only accept 50% fans and you decide you only want to travel with 100% attendance you can swap to another venue or another date.

Will I need to prove I am vaccinated? Or show a negative test?

This will vary destination to destination and based on your nationality and age. Therefore Homefans are not able to advise on this.  Please check the foreign ministry of your destination and home country and the stadium requirements.  Again, if you find the requirements too much you can defer to later in the season/year when they relax further.

COVID-19 hasn’t gone away- should I still book?

We believe so, we all need something to look forward to.  But we understand that people may be apprehensive which is why we have created a flexible cancellation policy which means in the event that the event does not happen the amount paid simply becomes Homefans credit. 

 

You can transfer this to a later date (with no time limit), transfer to another tour, or even give it to a friend. This flexibility also applies if you decide to cancel for any reason (as long as you give us 45 days notice)

Do I have to pay the full amount when I book?

No, you can secure your place with a deposit of just 30%, then pay the balance at least 4 weeks before your trip date depending on your destination.

Where in the stadiums will we be sitting?

If we know where you will be sitting we always mention this is in the inclusions section.

 

Unfortunately we are not always able to tell you that at the time of booking, however our destination managers work tirelessly to make sure you get the best seats. We always aim for the long side of the home supporters section.

How many people will be on the tour?

The maximum number of people the host will allow is stated above. However this number may not always be met and it may even be possible that your party is on the tour on your own. Higher numbers make for a more sociable experience, lower numbers make for more personalised attention from your host. Look at it as a win/win!

Can children / young adults join the tour?

If we can accept children there will be an option in the booking flow. However for many trips our local hosts take the decision, based on the content of the tour, to open this up to adults only. If you are looking to travel with under 18’s, please feel free to contact us and we can discuss your options.

Can you cater to dietary needs or requirements?

Our local hosts will do everything they can to cater to travellers’ needs. It’s a good idea to share your requirements at the time of booking so that our host is able to make the required preparations

Will I have to share a room?

In order to keep the costs low we always offer prices based on 2 sharing. If you make a booking for an odd number of people you or another member of your party may be paired with another traveller of the same sex. If you wish you may pay a supplement for a guaranteed single room. Simply make your booking as normal and get in touch with us to arrange this.

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danvg83

13/07/2020

The best derby in all Spain

I have previously been with Homefans at the Derby Madrileño, Barcelona, Valencia and the atmosphere in Sevilla was something unreal! The passion of how both fanbases address this game is nowhere to be seen. Homefans arranged a series of amazing activities that mixed the game, the pre-match and the city sightseeing so it was the complete pack. Great local host Ignasi and amazing group. One you shouldn't miss with Homefans!
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