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Rio de Janeiro: Carnival 2020 Samba School Parade Ticket

Product ID: 300025
Watch the biggest show on Earth! Witness the Carnival Samba School Parade in the Sambodrome. Buy your Carnival Parade Ticket and get two subway passes for free. Options available for all ticket types and sectors (grandstands, front box, allocated chairs).
About this ticket
Duration: 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Instant confirmation
Wheelchair accessible
Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable.

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  • Experience the largest Parade on Earth
  • Feel the rhythm of the drums
  • Enjoy Carnival Parade with comfort and security
Full description
Rio's Carnival is the most popular and the best Carnival in the world! No wonder it was named “Largest Carnival in the World” in 2004 by the Guinness Book of World Records. Carioca Carnival is a cultural event, where freedom of expression dominates in a creative and fun way, represented through samba school parades, carnival balls, and a street carnival.

The official Samba School parades take place in Rio de Janeiro Sambadrome, created by the most renowned Brazilian architect, Oscar Niemeyer and inaugurated in 1983 with capacity for 80,000 spectators. Every year, the Samba Schools compete for the Carnival Champion Title, one school will be chosen as the best of the best. More than 30,000 people perform throughout Carnival. Each school has between 4,000 and 5,000 participants.

There are 5 days of parades, divided into three categories: Access Group, Special Group, and Parade of Champions.

– February 21st, 2020 (Friday): Access Group (2nd league)
– February 22nd, 2020 (Saturday): Access Group (2nd league)
– February 23rd, 2020 (Sunday): Special Group (1st league)
– February 24th, 2020 (Monday): Special Group (1st league)
– February 29th, 2020 (Saturday): Champions’ Parade (“All-Star Parade” with the six best schools)

Access Group - Friday, February 21st and Saturday, February 22nd 
In the Access Group, the best Samba Schools will be able to participate in the Special Group in the following year.
You will see 12 schools parade with enthusiasm and beauty.
This is perfect for those, who want to see the magic of carnival on a budget.

Special Group - Sunday, February 23rd and Monday, February 24th
These are considered the main days of the Carnival Parade.
The best 14 Samba schools in Rio de Janeiro show all their creativity and innovations.
These are the true magical nights of the Sambadrome.
Tickets are more expensive for these days as it is the most popular parade with major league schools.

Champions Parade - Saturday, February 29th
On that night, the top six Special Group schools, plus the Access Group Champion repeat their performances.
This is an extraordinary night to see the Carnaval champions of the year.

You will benefit from two subway passes for free. The subway pass is not exclusive to the Carnival Parade. You will be able to use it anytime during your stay.
  • Rio Carnival Samba School Parade Admission Ticket
  • Complimentary Roundtrip Subway Passes
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

This is the address for the parade. Please note you have to first exchange your voucher for a ticket prior to the visit at a different location (ticket collection points). You can find more details of the ticket collection points in your voucher information. The subway is a great option to go to the Carnival Parade: If your carnival ticket is 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10, you need to go to Praca Onze Metro Station. From there, you will walk 5 minutes to the Sambadrome and find your exact sector entrance. If your carnival ticket is 3, 5, 9 or 11, you need to go to Central do Brasil Metro Station. From there, you will walk 15 minutes to the Sambadrome and find your exact sector entrance.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Public transport ticket
Know before you go
• The GetYourGuide voucher will not be accepted as your entrance ticket
• You must exchange your voucher as the official entry ticket to the Rio Carnival Parade
• It is mandatory present an official passport or ID to redeem your entrance ticket
• If you are taking the subway to the Sambadrome, the even-number sectors are the closest to the station
Customer reviews
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Sparkling show full of emotions, to try at least once. Very disappointed by the transfer, it practically does not exist .... some metro tickets (value € 1) are delivered, leaving everyone to get by themselves with fragmentary information. Really shameful, so much so that it was better to take a taxi and go to the area (cost from Copacabana € 5), more practical, precise and certainly less risky

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March 11, 2020

A unique experience, the first day of the parade was really good, too bad it rained throughout the parade but it was not a problem for the Brazilians the atmosphere was at the party in the stands, I recommend the central stands (grandstand 6 towards the jurors) the view is excellent. For the year 2021 take the tickets in advance because arrived on the spot all the places are sold friends whom I had just met could not attend the parade of the famous Sambadromo because all the places were sold, really go for it in advance and the metro places very convenient because the queue at the metro station counter was at least 40 mins 1 hour.

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March 6, 2020

February 29, 2020

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Product ID: 300025