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  • Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)

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!

Highlights

  • 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.

Itinerary

April 19th - Fluminense vs. Figueirense (6:30pm)
April 20th - Flamengo vs. Goiás (6:30pm)
April 27th - Botafogo vs. Internacional (4pm)
May 3rd - Fluminense vs. Vitória (9pm)
May 4th - Flamengo vs. Palmeiras (4pm)
May 10th - Botafogo vs. Criciúma (9pm)
May 11th - Fluminense vs. Flamengo (4pm)
May 18th - Flamengo vs. São Paulo (4pm)
May 21st - Fluminense vs. São Paulo (7:30pm)
May 21st - Flamengo vs. Bahia (9:50pm)
May 24th - Botafogo vs. Vitória (4pm)
May 29th - Flamengo vs. Figueirense (7:3opm)
May 31st - Fluminense vs. Internacional (6:30pm)
June 1st - Botafogo vs. Corinthians (4pm)
July 27th - Flamengo vs. Botafogo (TBD)
August 3rd - Botafogo vs. Cruzeiro (TBD)
August 3rd - Fluminense vs. Goiás (TBD)
August 10th - Fluminense vs. Coritiba (TBD)
August 10th - Flamengo vs. Sport (TBD)
August 17th - Botafogo vs. Fluminense (TBD)
August 20th - Flamengo vs. Atlético Mineiro (TBD)
August 24th - Botafogo vs. Chapecoense (TBD)
August 24th - Fluminense vs. Sport (TBD)
August 31st - Botafogo vs. Santos (TBD)
September 7th - Flamengo vs. Grêmio (TBD)
September 7th - Fluminense vs. Cruzeiro (TBD)
September 10th - Botafogo vs. São Paulo (TBD)
September 14th - Flamengo vs. Corinthians (TBD)
September 14th - Fluminense vs. Palmeiras (TBD)
September 17th - Botafogo vs. Bahia (TBD)
September 21st - Flamengo vs. Fluminense (TBD)
September 24th - Botafogo vs. Goiás (TBD)
September 24th - Fluminense vs. Grêmio (TBD)
September 28th - Botafogo vs. Grêmio (TBD)
October 4th - Flamengo vs. Santos (TBD)
October 4th - Fluminense vs. Bahia (TBD)
October 8th - Botafogo vs. Palmeiras (TBD)
October 8th - Fluminense vs. Atlético Mineiro (TBD)
October 12th - Flamengo vs. Cruzeiro (TBD)
October 19th - Botafogo vs. Sport (TBD)
October 19th - Fluminense vs. Criciúma (TBD)
October 22nd - Flamengo vs. International (TBD)
October 25th - Botafogo vs. Flamengo (TBD)
October 25th - Fluminense vs. Atlético Paranaense (TBD)
November 2nd - Flamengo vs. Chapecoense (TBD)
November 9th - Botafogo vs. Atlético Paranaense (TBD)
November 16th - Flamengo vs. Coritiba (TBD)
November 16th - Fluminense vs. Botafogo (TBD)
November 19th - Botafogo vs. Figueirense (TBD)
November 19th - Fluminense vs. Chapecoense (TBD)
November 23rd - Flamengo vs. Criciúma (TBD)
November 30th - Flamengo vs. Vitória (TBD)
November 30th - Fluminense vs. Corinthians (TBD)
December 7th - Botafogo vs. Atlético Mineiro (TBD)

Customer Reviews

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.

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