Football, Soccer to some of you, is very close to CCC's heart. Did you know we used to have box seats at Arsenal? Anyway, we're getting our synchronized chanting skills a workout for a trip to Barcelona to watch the Majestic Messi and his FC Barcelona squad take on Real Madrid in what's expected to be one of the best matches of the year. We'll also be diving into some proper tapas action and getting flushed on the local Cava. Trade the screams of combustion engines for the shouts of 100,000 football-mad Spaniards with CCC.
After arriving at Barcelona International Airport, we will be met by our bilingual Elevate Performance Travel concierge. SUV transfers to hotel for the group. Check in to Hotel 1898, our base for the weekend, where we'll be staying in deluxe rooms with private terraces. We'll kick off our weekend in Barcelona with rooftop cocktails upon arrival. Friday afternoon is yours to enjoy as you wish - take in the scene on Las Ramblas or just kick back at the hotel spa before we enjoy early evening tapas & cocktails. That evening we'll experience Cirque du Soleil Messi 10 - a celebration of the greatest soccer player of our time and his euphoric story told through an amazing physical performance backed by a rousing soundtrack. Dinner following the performance is up to your desires, but we suggest Bar Canete.
Game timing is still to be announced, itineraries may change slightly
Recalibrate and start your day with a sunrise Catalan yoga class on the hotel rooftop or get your blood pumping with a workout led by an Elevate Performance Coach. If biking is your activity of choice, you may opt to start the day with a ride instead. Or, perhaps you're not an early riser? Catch a few extra z's and enjoy breakfast served on location at the hotel before spending your morning at leisure in Barcelona. Take in the sights, sounds, and culture of this truly cosmopolitan capital of Catalonia. Our location provides easy access to the Gaudi, Miro museums and the culinary markets of the city. Meet up for a group lunch if you like - or if your exploration takes you elsewhere, we'll meet up afterwards. Time for the big match! Transfers will be provided to Camp Nou stadium for El Clasico. You will have El Clasico Category 1 Premium tickets to FC Barcelona v Real Madrid - quite simply the biggest match in world football. After cheering on your favorite team and ticking this off our bucket list, we'll enjoy an optional late dinner at Benzina Bar + Cucina.
Your morning options remain the same: sunrise yoga, a workout with an Elevate Performance coach, bike ride with our professional performance cycling partners at Roula, or sleep off the excitement from the day before. Breakfast will be served on-site at the hotel before we set off to relax and recharge with a boat trip around the port of Barcelona. We'll enjoy the fresh air of the Mediterranean and take in the beautiful city from a different perspective. After we dock, we'll be dining at Red Fish before strolling from the Port back through the city. That evening we'll take a tapas y vino stroll across town where we'll enjoy a late meal at Spoonik.
Enjoy one of our fitness options and breakfast at your leisure. The morning is yours to enjoy as you wish as we prepare to say our goodbyes to the city. Depending on your departure time, you may wish to join us for lunch at Betlem - Miscel·lània Gastronòmica. SUV transfers to airport are provided. Return to New York that evening, ready for your next CCC adventure.
• 3 nights accommodation at Hotel 1898, Barcelona (4 star)
• Deluxe rooms with private terrace
• Breakfast each morning at hotel
• Drinks on arrival at hotel
• Group lunches in Barcelona
• (1) El Clasico match ticket (Category 1 Premium)
• (1) Cirque du Soleil Messi 10 ticket (Premium)
• (3) Sunrise Catalan yoga classes or Elevate Performance workout classes
• Private boat excursion in Barcelona
• Transport to & from airport on arrival and departure
• Transport to & from Cirque du Soleil Messi 10
• Transport to & from El Clasico
• Transport to any / all group events or activities
• Bilingual Elevate Performance Travel concierge 24/7
• Optional activity or excursion costs
• Roula Cycling Experience
• Travel Insurance
• Anything not listed above
Depart Newark 11pm Thursday October 24, arrive in Barcelona 12.15pm Friday October 25.
Depart Barcelona 6.05pm Monday October 28, arrive Newark 10pm Monday October 28th