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  • Location:Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Duration:6 hours (approx.)

Rio de Janeiro Soccer Match

If you love football, you won't want to miss the chance to see a soccer match in Rio de Janeiro! Come watch one of Brazil's passions and watch the best teams in Rio fight for the win. Accompanied by your guide, you'll feel the electric atmosphere of a Brazilian football match. It's an experience you'll never forget!


  • Do as the locals do and attend a Brazilian football match
  • Watch games from the three most powerful teams in Rio - Flamengo, Botafogo and Fluminense
  • Roundtrip hotel transfers from Rio de Janeiro included

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What You Can Expect

Rio de Janeiro Soccer Match

Rio de Janeiro Maracana Stadium Soccer Match

Rio's famous stadiums accommodate over 100,000 people and have been host to many championship games over the years, including the 1950 World Cup and Pele's last game.

From January through May, Rio de Janeiro's Championship is played in two cups: Gunabara's Cup and Rio's Cup. The two champions of each cup will play the final in two games and become Rio de Janeiro's champion team.

From May through December, the Brazilian Championship will take place, in which 20 teams play against each other to determine the Country's best team.

General seating is individual and under cover, and your guide is always in attendance. Note that the schedule is subject to change without prior notice.


September 16th - Fluminense vs Palmeiras - 7:30pm
September 23rd- Fluminense vs. Gremio - 10pm
September 26th - Fluminense vs Goiás - 6:30pm
September 27th - Flamengo vs Vasco - 4pm
October 4th - Flamengo vs Joinville - 11am
October 14th - Fluminense vs São Paulo - 9pm
October 18th - Flamengo vs Internacional - 4pm
October 21st - Fluminense vs Palmeiras - 10pm
October 24th - Fluminense vs Atletico-PR - 5pm
October 25th - Vasco vs Gremio - 5pm
November 1st - Vasco vs Fluminense - 9pm
November 7th - Fluminense vs Chapecoense - 6:30pm
November 8th - Flamengo vs Goiás - 5pm
November 18th - Vasco vs Corinthians - 10pm
November 21st - Fluminense vs Avaí
November 22nd - Flamengo vs Ponte Preta
November 29th - Fluminense vs Internacional
December 6th - Flamengo vs Palmeiras

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was great! The game was intense and players were aggressive. The tour guide was very considerate of all his clients and spoke in both English and Portuguese. He also helped with buying beverages and snacks. I highly recommend this activity for those who like to watch soccer. We had amazing seats!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

I loved it! We went to a botafogo vs vasco game! The fans were very enthusiastic!
Tour guide was on time ! Must try if a big club is playing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Ruiz was our guide, he introduced some background of this Derby match and record the attendance number to told us after the match, it was a pleasure experience. (Flamengo vs Botafogo)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2012

Everything went smoothly. Jose gave us a little background on the way to the game (useful for someone like me who doesn't follow soccer.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2012

This trip was very well organized and a good size group for a soccer match with a great guide. The pre-game drink with the locals seemed like you were really enjoying it as the locals do not just part of some tour group!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2011

Easy pick up at hotel in Copacabana. Fun ride to stadium for Botafogo vs. Vasco. Tour guide was informative and personable. They do play a game where you can put $10R in the pot, and some of this goes to the driver and guide, but they do not pressure you to play.

We arrived at the stadium about an hour before the match. The guide showed us to our seats and where to meet after the match. It was raining when we left, but our guide came out in the rain to help round us all up and gets us back to the bus.

We were picked up last, so we were dropped off last, but it didn't take that long, and in a way it provided a bus tour of Impanema, Leblon, and Copacabana.

I would certainly use this tour again if we ever make it back to Rio. 5-stars.



5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2010

Con: Viator never confirmed my email request for a pick up, so I borrowed someone's phone to call locally. Pro: A van picked me up near my Ipanema location, excellent guide (a phychology female student) who explained in details about the teams, where are we traveling (north of Rio), how to behave in the stadium, and accompanied us to the seats in Engenhao stadium. The fans were great (crazy) and sometimes did not let see the game.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2010

I give the tour 5 stars, it was one of the best experiences, as a lover of soccer we had the opportunity of experiencing a local derby match. The crowd and atmosphere was unreal, even though there was 80,000 people we always felt safe with our tour guide. Thank you Viator!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2010

An awesome experience!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2010

The venue was fantastic. The atmosphere was great because we were able to see a semi-final tournament match between Botafogo and Flamengo. The cultural aspect of the stadium and the fan's energy is what I wanted to go there to see and they did not disappoint. We did the VIP Box and sat in air-conditioning with our own bathrooms and endless food and non-alcoholic drinks. If you want to have some adult beverages, make sure you knock them down before you go as no alcohol is sold within 1 km of the stadium. I would do it again, just make sure you have your hotel contact the local tour agency and confirm your time. Enjoy the game!
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