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Be absorbed by Brazilian football. From February through May, Rio hosts the local championship and from May through early december the Brazilian championship with top professional football league matches. Be part of Brazil's national sport.
About this activity
Duration: 6 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese

Pickup included

Pick-up and drop off services are included for the most hotels located in Sao Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana. Hotel pickups start approximately 3-hours prior to the match time.
Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy an exciting football match!
  • Soak up Brazil's passion for the world’s most popular sport
  • Witness the amazingly colorful spectacle in the stands during the match
  • Choose a match date that suits you (see the full description)
Full description
Nowhere on the planet is the game of football more passionately loved than in Brazil. Get a feel for the importance of football to ordinary Brazilians by taking in a thrilling match.

A match in any of Rio's Stadiums is an exciting experience even for those with only a passing interest in football. The atmosphere in the stadium is alive with fans waving huge silk banners and flags whilst setting off flares and fireworks. Chants and samba drums reverberate through the stadium as vendors climb through the crowds selling cold beers, popcorn, hats, scarfs, and headbands.

Experience the fevered frenzy of Brazilian football and join the thousands of colorful, joyous fans, playing music, singing, and jumping throughout the match. Rio's passion for football makes every game a game to remember.

Matches take place on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Includes
  • Stadium admission
  • Guide
  • Transportation
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Please note that games are subject to change from Saturdays to Sundays and from Wednesdays to Thursdays and vice versa
• In case the Champion of the Guanabara Cup is the same as the Rio Cup, there will be no State Finals in May
• All times and dates are subject to change
• Matches are now played in Engenhão or Maracanã Stadiums. Please ask for information regarding the stadium during reconfirmation
• Starting times and dates of football matches in Rio de Janeiro are subject to changes up to a few days before the match
• The local partner will notify you in advance about any changes and the exact pickup time for your location
• Please note, hotel pickups start approximately 3-hours prior to the match time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.3 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Great stadium, good excursion

Football in Brasil is really great, however there are a few things, you need to know about this tour: The current Stadium (Olympia-Stadium) is far out of the city, approx 50Min drive. That will be a bit better, once Manacara-Stadium is re-openened. So it really makes sense, to book this tour incl. transport, because with a taxi it would be really expensive and there would probably be no taxis for the way back and this in one of the worse areas of Rio.... The other thing to know is, that they have a quite complicated championship in brasilian football: In one half of the year, there is the league of the province (in this case Rio)...and in the second half of the year, the bigger teams are playing against each other. So, its really important to pick a good match to have this great brasilian football-samba-atmosphere. In our case, we only had 2800 spectators in a stadium of 60'000..... so a very bad and silent atmoshphere. Choose a "bigger game" or dont go....

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March 26, 2013

Overall, very good!

I was impressed with the prompt communication via email after booking our tickets online. Our guide was on-time picking us up, and seemed very knowledgeable about the Rio futebol teams. Although we realized we could pay far less by buying tickets without the tour, it was nice to have transportation included so we didn't have to think about how to get there.

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July 24, 2012

Flamengo CR vs Santos FC

Our guide picked us up on time and took us to the Maracana Stadium about 1 hour before the start of the match. Beer and hot dogs were donated. Thanks again for the successful organization. It was really fun to be part of the top game of Brazilian football

September 15, 2019

Organized by

Gray Line Brazil

Product ID: 18579