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  • Full-Day Tour with Christ, Sugarloaf, Selaron and BBQ Lunch

    1. Full-Day Tour with Christ, Sugarloaf, Selaron and BBQ Lunch

    Discover the landmarks of Rio on a full-day guided tour, including pickup and drop off at hotels in Rio (check the pickup locations). Start with a visit to Corcovado Mountain, where you will ride to the base of the 38-meter tall statue of Christ the Redeemer, standing at an altitude of 710 meters (about 2329 feet). Ride by van to the top or board the train, both through the Tijuca Forest, for a preview of the wonderful landscape. Then, marvel at the main monument of Brazil as you take in panoramic views of Rio. Next, head towards the mythical Maracanã football stadium and observe its imposing façade. Continue to the legendary Sambódromo where the annual Carnival parade takes place. Visit the Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro, a modern structure influenced by Mayan pyramids. Check out the brightly colored tiles of the world-famous Selarón Steps at Lapa, before enjoying a typical ...

    Great tour!! Pedro the guide was very knowledgeable about everything. I even tried to one up him on a few things but even with all the research I did before coming here he always had a little extra unknown fact about everything. Everything ran smoothly and they kept everything flowing. Was able to get everything in, and have a little extra time at a few places. Would definitely recommend.

  • Rio: Maracanã Stadium Official Entrance Ticket

    2. Rio: Maracanã Stadium Official Entrance Ticket

    Relive Maracanã Stadium’s greatest moments on a fascinating 40-minute visit to one of Rio's most memorable landmarks. Explore the stadium and museum of one of Rio's most popular tourist attractions. Admire an exhibition bringing together important pieces of Brazilian football history. Get ready to take your place in the changing room, prepare yourself in the warm-up room, walk down the tunnel and imagine the roar of nearly 80,000 fans. Visit the press conference room and fell like a Brazilian Football star after a big match. Explore this historical stadium built in 1950 and re-vamped several times over history to host 1950 World Cup and some matches of the World championship 2014. Also, hosted the Confederations cup of 2013, opening and closing ceremonies of the pan American games of 2007 and the Olympic and Paralympic Games, in 2016. Besides the sport competitions, Maracanã has alread...

    Very nice and the tour guild was very fluent in English she explained very good was on time I recommend this

  • Rio de Janeiro: 6-Stop Highlights of Rio with Lunch

    3. Rio de Janeiro: 6-Stop Highlights of Rio with Lunch

    Start your adventure with a pickup in the morning from hotels located in the South Zone and head towards your first stop at Christ the Redeemer.  Enjoy great jungle views in the minivan ride through the Tijuca Forest that surrounds the Corcovado Mountain. Reach the peak of the mountain and meet the statue of the Christ the Redeemer with its arms right open over the city. Admire the sweeping views and take breathtaking pictures. Head to a nice walk outside the Maracanã Stadium and find out more about the passion of the Brazilians for football. Learn about the samba tradition in Rio by visiting the Sambadrome, the place with the biggest Carnival parade on the planet. Marvel at the beautiful street art of the Selarón Steps, a gigantic mosaic work of the Chilean artist Jorge Selarón. He started dedicating himself to decorate the stairs in the early 90s. The 250 steps have become a monumen...

    This tour was awesome! It shows the essential highlights of what to see in Rio. From the must see Christ the Redeemer statue, to the iconic Selaron Steps, to the sweet views of the Sugarloaf mountain, etc. you wont be disappointed. Plus the lunch buffet will fill you up with many varieties of local & Western foods to enjoy. Also our guide Manuela is very informative, fun & she provided really good customer service.

  • Rio de Janeiro: Maracanã & Flamengo Football Tour

    4. Rio de Janeiro: Maracanã & Flamengo Football Tour

    Spend a football-packed day in Rio, visit Brazil’s most famous football stadium, and see the headquarters of the country’s most popular team.  Enter the hallowed Maracanã Stadium, one of the most important football stadiums in the world and the venue of the World Cup finals in 1950 and 2014. See the memorabilia that tells the stories of the important moments and matches that have taken place there. Visit the dressing rooms, the warm-up room, the press room, and see the field up close. Take photos next to the sidelines, on the players’ bench, or in the fan zone. Next, visit the headquarters of the Regatas do Flamengo Futebol Club, more commonly known as Flamengo. Learn more about the team of legendary players such as Zico, Bebeto, Júnior, and lots more. Start with the Gávea tour and see the main areas of Flamengo’s headquarters. Pass by the basketball/volleyball gym, football stadium, ...

  • Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Mountain & Maracana by Train

    5. Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Mountain & Maracana by Train

    If you have always dreamed of visiting Rio then this is the tour for you. Take a tour of downtown and learn a little bit about the city's history with a stop at the incredible Metropolitan Cathedral.  Next stop is Sugar Loaf Mountain. From Urca Hill and Sugar Loaf Mountain, you'll see some great views of Guanabara Bay and Niterói. You'll also see where the City of Rio was founded and where the fights between the Portuguese and French took place. For a break before Christ Redeemer, enjoy an appetizing barbecue lunch. If you are not a meat lover, don't worry, there are plenty of sides and alternative options for vegetarians. After lunch, make your way to Maracanã Stadium where you will take a lap around the stadium and have a short stop so you can appreciate the splendor of the two-time World Cup Finals host. There you will be able to imagine the amount of history that took place since i...

    We were picked-up from the hotel at scheduled time and dropped back at the hotel or another place at the choice of the tourists. Guides were excellent and spoke good English and other languages as required. Lunch was excellent, in a good restaurant, and the food was sumptuous with lot of variety. I highly recommend this tour for all.

  • Rio: Cariocando Tour with Visit to Christ the Redeemer

    6. Rio: Cariocando Tour with Visit to Christ the Redeemer

    Spend the day touring Rio’s neighborhoods, the home of bossa nova. Be guided round some of the most well-known sights, including Christ the Redeemer, with your south-side hotel pickup and drop-off included. Start your day with a hotel pickup for south-side accommodation. After meeting your guide and group, head to the first stop. First up is a visit to the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, entry tickets included. Be amazed by breathtaking panoramic views of the city from the top of Corcovado Hill during your journey to the statue. Next up is a visit to the outside of the famous Maracaña Stadium, home to many a World Cup match. Learn a little more about this important world-famous symbol while taking in its façade. Discover the samba catwalk by visiting the Sambódromo, where the biggest popular party on the planet takes place. Then, the next stop is the Metropol...

  • Football Match in Rio

    7. Football Match in Rio

    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.

    This was my first official soccer game- why not in Brazil?! The energy and passion simply did not stop, from warm up to finish. The players did not disappoint and of course the fans didn't either. Highly recommend!!

  • Rio: Christ Redeemer by Train & City Highlights Morning Tour

    8. Rio: Christ Redeemer by Train & City Highlights Morning Tour

    After being collected from your hotel in Rio, you will drive up to the Cosme Velho station in order to catch the Corcovado Train. This train ride through tropical forest stakes about 20 minutes from ground level to the top of Corcovado Mountain. Once having ascended to the top of the mountain, you will discover the Christ the Redeemer Statue, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Once you're back at sea level, you will drive past the legendary Maracanã soccer stadium for an external visit of this park where you will have another photo opportunity. Following this, you will head to Sambódromo, the location of Rio's exciting Carnaval. Afterwards, you can pay a visit to the distinctive Metropolitan Cathedral, a modern structure that takes influence from Mayan pyramids. You can then check out the brightly colored tiles of the world-famous Selarón Steps, one of Rio's most distinctive la...

    Was picked up close to on time we were in hotel lobby and he was outside but found him easy enough. . We got upgraded with a private tour and guide which made getting around the city must easier than a van or bus. Crowded in most spots, Christ the Redeemer and the Steps were the worst! Having private vehicle really help. Igor was very knowledgeable about the city would recommend him for a tour guide

  • Maracana Stadium 3-Hour Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    9. Maracana Stadium 3-Hour Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    Feel like a soccer star entering the field on this 3-hour tour of the legendary Maracana Stadium.  See a collection of mementos of the stars who made history in this temple of world football. Get ready for an exciting journey, exploring its history with video, sound and a variety of different experiences. It is not every stadium that has seen 2 World Cup Finals! There is a lot of history here and excitement in the air. You don't have to imagine how the world's biggest football stars such as former players Zico, Pelé and Garrincha feel here, you can feel it too.

    Guide was very nice, but knew nothing about football and did not actually show us round the stadium. Did not expect to have to share transport with another group. Pick-up time was confusing- given 3 different times and he turned up 10 minutes after the latest time. Actually only lasted a bare 2 hours, not 3, so poor value for money.

  • Rio de Janeiro: Sugar Loaf & Corcovado Private Day Tour

    10. Rio de Janeiro: Sugar Loaf & Corcovado Private Day Tour

    Start your private Rio de Janeiro adventure with a drive along the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. Go to Corcovado Station and ride to the base of the Christ the Redeemer statue by train. Relax on the 20-minute ride through the Tijuca Forest, and get a preview of the wonderful landscape that awaits you. Upon arrival at the top of Corcovado, get a meet and greet at the main monument of Brazil and marvel at the 710-meter statue of Christ with his arms outstretched. Enjoy unparalleled views of the city and surrounding countryside from Rio de Janeiro's most strategic viewpoint. Follow your guide as they point out Guanabara Bay, the city of Niteroi and other highlights, such as the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon, the Botanical Garden, the Jockey Club and the Tijuca National Park. Look further towards Copacabana, Botafogo, Flamengo and the famous Sugar Loaf mountain. Descend Corcovado and continue you...

    Booking the private tour with C2Rio was easily the best money we spent in Rio. Our wonderful guide João had an encyclopedic knowledge of the city. He adjusted the tour to suit our particular interest in architecture and design, fitting in extra sights and experiences between the normal places. João even helped us build an itinerary for our next day in Rio. If you are on the fence about a private vs a group tour definitely make the private tour happen!

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What people are saying about Maracanã Stadium

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,103 reviews

Our guide, G, was excellent. She is very knowledgeable about all the places we visited on this tour. Unfortunately, the cables on Sugarloaf were being maintained so we were not able to go up, but that was out of our control. It's a reason to go back. Instead we went on the Rio Star- a giant ferris wheel with great views. The pandemic shut down the stadium, but again, that was out of our control; I'm glad I was still able to see it, though. I highly recommend this tour with G. She made the day exceptionally worthwhile.

Great tour!! Pedro the guide was very knowledgeable about everything. I even tried to one up him on a few things but even with all the research I did before coming here he always had a little extra unknown fact about everything. Everything ran smoothly and they kept everything flowing. Was able to get everything in, and have a little extra time at a few places. Would definitely recommend.

Today’s experience was very enlightening and rewarding. Pedro & Antonio were very mindful and courteous of all patrons. The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. 10/10 recommend!

Very good experience and the guide is one of the best i have ever met.

Nice guide, and nice stops. Lunch is not to good but decent :)