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4.5 star rating: Recommended 32 Reviews

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

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Rio de Janeiro Soccer Match. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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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.

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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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2010

A unique experience. Apparently, everyone in town wanted tickets for this last game of the season and thanks to viator, I had mine for a reasonable price!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2010

Wonderful tour guide. Definitely a must-do tour when in South America.

Joseph B
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2010

Realy enjoyed the experience -Louis, our guide to the Maracana, was very helpful and informative, as were all their guides. Unfortunately we were supporting the local team and they lost!I felt very secure. We continued to use the company throughout our 2 week trip. These trips included Petropolis, Corcovada, Pao de Azucar, Samba night - BRILLIANT!!! Viator were very helpful as we had a tight schedule for our first trip and we were able to confirm online rather than on arrival. Really appreciate all your help.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2008

Our tour to Maracana Stadium was great! Very easy and the game was exciting. Visiting this stadium while in Rio should not be missed.

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2015

The match was amazing and to be in Maracana. There was no tour, the tourgide didnt say a word of the stadium or it's history, he seemed to be drunk and the were late.

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2013

Had a great time at the match and with Joe who was a very good guide!

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2012

Unfortunately the Maracana is closed at teh moment and will not open until late 2013 due to refurbishment. However, going to a Brazilian Footbal Match is an expereince not to be missed, including the pre-match beers! We also went too a second game, I can now say i have seen both seedorf and ronaldinho play!

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2012

belle soirée de football tres bien organisé

Brian W
United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2011

Really enjoyed the trip, little dissappointed the stadium wasn't full as we went to a local derby between Botafogo and Vasco, but still a great atmostphere in a nice new stadium.

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2011

The soccer game was a lot of fun! It seemed we got to the game really early.

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2010

The tour guide, driver and tour bus were all great. Our guide explained the recent games, scores and was knowledgeable of the teams and players. We stopped for drinks and snacks for a few, before the game and he stayed with us the whole time and helped us order. The game itself was fun but pretty empty stadium, not sure why. I would have loved to go during a more popular game, but this was the only match during my stay in Brazil. All in all, it was a great experience.

Helen W
United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2010

Not so much of a stadium tour... more just a trip to watch a soccer match - which was excellent despite there not being a massive crowd... would recommend to anyone and I'm not a football fan!

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2010

Good!

4 star rating: Recommended
February 2010

When I called the supplier to reconfirm, they did not know my name and that they were supposed to have a ticket for me. They asked me for a voucher number and provided the service anyway. I mentioned I had booked a VIP box, but was advised on pickup that there were only regular tickets, so I was sitting among regular fans - which was great ! I was reimbursed the price difference between VIP box and general admission tickets and I have no regrets at all.

I.A. K
Netherlands

4 star rating: Recommended
November 2008

Unfortunately we went to another match than we had booked. But despite it was a less interesting game, the atmosphere in the stadium was great. It was a great experience to attend a soccer match in Rio!

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