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Attend a soccer match in Rio during your stay. With a local guide, join the thousands of enthusiastic fans at one of the city's stadiums to cheer on a local team. Learn the local cheers and fight songs and get informative commentary from your guide on the history and traditions of 'futbol' in Rio. This experience includes a general admission ticket and round-trip transportation from your hotel.


  • 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

Following pickup from your hotel in Rio, board a comfortable vehicle for the trip to one of the city's famous stadiums. Each stadium can hold over 100,000 screaming fans and have hosted many important matches over the years, including the legendary Pele's last game and the 1950 World Cup.

During the months of May through December, twenty teams compete to win the Brazilian Championship, which determines the best team in the country. Rio's Cup and Guanabara's Cup, Rio's series that make up the city's Championship, are played each year between January and May. The winner of each cup will face off in the final games to become Rio de Janeiro' championship team. Both of these championship series mean that exciting games are on year round.

All general admission seating is partially protected from the sun, and you will be accompanied by your knowledgeable guide at all times. See the Itinerary section below for the game schedule.

Please note: schedule is subject to change without notice.


Customer Reviews

Rosemarie B

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!

Dalal T

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)

Patrizia MG A

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.

Kristen K

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!

Chad G

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.

Pietro M

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!

Ryan B

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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