Tanto si llama al deporte fútbol o futebol (pronunciado "foo-chee-bol" en portugués), haga su peregrinación al Estadio Maracaná, el terreno sagrado del juego. Durante esta visita guiada de 3,5 horas, disfrute de un vistazo entre bastidores en el estadio, renovado para la Copa del Mundo de 2014. Pasee por las cabinas de prensa VIP y los vestuarios, siéntese en el banquillo de un equipo e imagine momentos legendarios que tuvieron lugar aquí, incluidos los 1.000 goles de Pelé y la sorprendente derrota de Brasil en la Copa del Mundo en 1950. Para mayor comodidad, disfrute del traslado de ida y vuelta al hotel.
As a big football enthusiast, this was the first tour I booked when I planned my holiday to Brazil.
Even after watching a game at the stadium the day before I had the tour booked, I was still excited to see all the facilities and stadium from another perspective.
Our guide spoke perfect English, was very accommodating and friendly throughout, gave us plenty of time for photos, and knew his stuff about the history of Brazilian football.
Overall, I am very pleased with what I saw and would recommend this tour to any avid football enthusiast.
Only book this tour if you absolutely don't want to take cheaper options such as the subway or a taxi. This tour is nothing more than a transportation service to/from hotel/stadium. Once you're at the stadium, your tour guide is an employee of the stadium. There's not much information shared by the Viator tour guide. You get no special access compared to those that arrive by subway and pay for the tour at the stadium.
We decided to use Viator because we thought the lines to get into the stadium would be long with tourists due to Carnaval. However, at 9 am there was a total of 50 people total touring the stadium. Absolutely NO LINES! The tour lasted less than one hour.
I highly recommend doing this tour on your own unless you fear public transportation and don't mind over paying for this service.
In all, the stadium is definitely a MUST SEE!
The bus for the tour was huge causing the tour itself to be very late to arrive at the stadium. I did expect more things to see at Maracana, it's no where close to be the museum some of the other prestigious stadiums in the world are. JB was very nice but began sweating profusely and therefore penetrated the front of the bus with his strong body odor, but he was very kind and meant well. If I had to do this tour again, I would've taken a taxi there and bought the ticket at the door. It's way cheaper and faster. But Maracana is definitely worth seeing.
Great way to see the Maracana Stadium in a short amount of time. We hit all the high points and it only took a couple of hours including transport to and from. Walking out to the field through the players tunnel was a really cool experience.