In Europe the biggest sport by a long way is Football (Soccer in the US). Europe also hosts the worlds biggest football leagues including the English Premier League, Spanish La Liga and German Bundesliga and has some of the biggest stadiums.
The main stadiums allow visitors to buy tickets for stadium tours which give them access to area they would normally see. This can include dressing rooms, dugouts, tunnels and museums. We have put together a list of what we believe are the best stadium tours in European football.
Location: Marseille, France
Team: Olympique de Marseille (Lique 1)
The Orange Vélodrome or Stade Vélodrome is located in Marseille in southern France and is home to lique 1 side Olympique de Marseille. The stadium has a capacity of just over 67,000 and has been used for various sports including football and Rugby Union.
2 World cups and 3 European football championships have been held at the stadium including the semi final of the recent Euro 16 tournament between France and Germany. Tours of the stadium are available to be purchased from their website or by buying a city pass.
Location: Munich, Germany
Teams: Bayern Munich & 1860 Munich
The Allianz Arena in Munich has a capacity of 75,000 and is home to Bundesliga teams Bayern Munich and 1860 Munich. The stadium is well know for the inflatable panels on the exterior that can fully change color as required. The stadium has hosted important games including a World Cup semi final and Champions League Final.
The tour includes some great information and history of the stadium and includes dressing rooms, tunnel, press area and stadium exterior. Prices €12.00 for Adults and €6.50 for kids. For more information visit the official website or book a tour on Getyourguide
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Teams: Barcelona FC
Tickets: FC Barcelona Museum and tour
Camp Nou is the biggest stadium in Europe and home to Barcelona, the biggest football club in the World and Lionel Messi arguably the best player of all time.
The Capacity is just over 99,000 and was built in 1957. The ground has hosted La Liga, World Cup Semi Finals, Champion Finals and 1992 Olympics. Prices for the tour are 23,00€ for Adults and 18,00€ for Kids.
Location: Manchester, England
Team: Manchester United (Premier League)
Old Trafford is home to the most successful English club Manchester United. The capacity of the stadium is just over 74,000 and the stadium was opened in 1910. The stadium has hosted Premier League, FA Cup Semi Finals, Euro 96, World Cup games, Olympics, Champions League final as well as key rugby league games. The tour includes the history of the ground, museum and access to all the key areas of the ground. Official stadium tour tickets are available here
Location: Milan, Italy
Teams: Inter Milan and Milan
Built in 1926, San Siro Stadium has undergone numerous renovations. It is the temple of football and hosts the museum of the two Milanese football teams: Inter and Milan. Now reputed to be one of the most astounding sports buildings in the world, it holds a capacity of 80,000 people. During this tour you’ll visit the stadium’s museum and site and you will have the possibility to see the trophies of the victories of A.C. Milan and F.C. Inter football clubs.
The tour continues in order to let you discover Casa Milan, the new home of AC Milan. On board the hop-on hop-off Milan City Sightseeing bus, you can easily reach the stops of this tour, spending as much time as you wish at each of them. Your hop-on hop-off ticket is valid for 48 hours.
Location: London, England
Teams: Chelsea FC (Premier League)
Stamford Bridge is the home of Premier League team Chelsea and located in the London suburb of Fulham. The capacity of the stadium is just over 40,000 which makes it very difficult to get tickets to weekly games. Stamford Bridge has been used over the years for Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, England International and even Cricket.
The tour includes various stands, press room, dressing rooms, tunnel and entry to the museum. The tour is £19 for adults, £13 for kids and under 5 is free. For More information on the Stamford Bridge Stadium Tour visit the official website or book tickets on getyourguide
Location: Dortmund, Germany
Team: Borussia Dortmund
The Signal Iduna Park is located in Dortmund in Germany and home to Bundesliga team Borussia Dortmund. It is the largest stadium in Germany with a capacity of just over 80,000 and opened in 1974.
Officially known as Signal Iduna Park due to sponsorship the ground is more commonly known as Westfalenstadion. Tours are available as either 90 minutes for 12 euro or 120 minutes for 15 euro. View more information on the stadium tour at the official website
Location: Liverpool, England
Teams: Liverpool FC (Premier League)
Anfield stadium has a capacity of 53,000 and is located in the northern England city of Liverpool. Featuring 4 main stands including the world famous Kop, Anfield has played host to some memorable games including Premier League, Champions League and the old European Cup. For more information visit the official website or book the Liverpool Football Club: Museum and Stadium Tour from getyourguide.
Location: Madrid, Spain
Teams: Real Madrid
The Bernabéu stadium is the home of Real Madrid one of the most popular football teams in the world. The stadium located in the Spanish capital of Madrid has a capacity of 88,000. The stadium hosted the 1982 world cup final between Italy and West Germany as well as Euro and champions league finals. The stadium tour includes dressing rooms, panoramic view of the stadium, tunnels, dugouts and pitch. Book a Guided Tour of Bernabéu Stadium or visit the official website for more information.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Team: England National Team
Wembley stadium is the home of English football and hosts most of the International games for the English national team. With a capacity of 90,000 it is the largest stadium in the UK and also hosts Rugby League, Athletics and Music Concerts.
Wembley opened in 2007 after the old stadium was demolished and rebuilt. The Wembley stadium tour costs £22.00 for Adults and £15.00 for kids 4-16. The tour includes the changing rooms, royal box and the world famous FA cup steps. For more information visit the official website or book one of the amazing tours of wembley stadium
Location: Porto, Portugal
Teams: Porto FC (Primeira Liga)
Estádio do Dragão is a all-seating football stadium built in 2003 with a capacity of just over 50,000. The stadium is home to FC Porto in the Portuguese Primeira Liga. In 2021 the stadium was chosen to host UEFA Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea. The stadium ha also hosted World Cup and EURO qualifying matches involving the Portugal national team. You can book the FC Porto Museum and Stadium Tour with getyourguide or visit the official FC Porto website.
Location: London, England
Team: Arsenal FC (Premier League)
Emirates stadium is home to Arsenal Football club playing in the English Premier League. Prior to this sponsorship agreement the stadium was known as Ashburton Grove.
The stadium is located in London, has a capacity of 60,000 and has played host to Premier League and International football matches. The stadium tours are £20.00 for Adults and £10.00 for kids under 16 and includes players tunnel, dugout and changing rooms.
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Team: AFC Ajax (Eredivisie)
Experience the excitement of the Johan Cruijff Arena on a 75-minute guided tour that can be conducted in either Dutch or English. During the tour, your enthusiastic guide will take you to see the dugout and also the holy pitch. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to go behind the scenes, with special access to areas that are normally reserved for only players and officials.
Your guide will also take you into the official dressing room of Ajax, when it is not in use on match days or during training sessions. Don’t miss this chance to feel the thrill of the history of this iconic site.
Location: Paris, France
Teams: French National Team
Tour France’s largest stadium on this unique 90-minute tour. Sit in a spectator’s seat and take in the incredible panorama. As a privileged visitor, you’ll get to see the private boxes and locker room and walk through the same tunnel that players use to access the pitch.
Your expert guide will tell you about the stadium’s history, its unique architecture and the stars who have appeared on its manicured pitch. Apart from sporting events, the stadium also hosts international shows.
The Rolling Stones were the first group to perform at the Stade de France. International stars such as Madonna and AC/DC also chose this venue for their concerts, witnessed by 80,000 spectators each time. End your visit at the museum, where you’ll find heaps of items that are testament to the stadium’s legendary history. On display are archives, models, autographed guitars, jerseys and much more.
On this unique tour you’ll be able to follow the footsteps of football legends Zidane and Ronaldo, who played the 1998 FIFA World Cup final. This is also the site where Cristiano Ronaldo lifted his first major Trophy for Portugal!