Rio de Janeiro Soccer Match

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Rio de Janeiro Soccer Match
from USD $142.99
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!
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In Brief

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
6 hours

See schedule in the "Itinerary" section

Important InfoInfo
Visit: Av. Pres. Castelo Branco, Portao 3 Portao 3 - Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20271-130 Brazil

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.

Visit: Estadio Olimpico Nilton Santos, Rua Jose dos Reis 425 Engenho de Dentro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20756-115 Brazil

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.


  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off at Most Hotels in Sao Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana
  • Tickets to the Stadium (Maracanã or Nilton Santos)
  • Entry/Admission - Maracana
  • Entry/Admission - Estadio Olimpico Nilton Santos


  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Game Schedule is subject to change without prior notice. Please confirm match day and time during reconfirmation.
  • Seating is in an area that has some protection from the sun. Seats are on a first-come, first-served basis and passengers are able to sit in a different location and meet the guide after the match, at a scheduled location
  • This product is non refundable
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • JANUARY 23th 20:00h Fluminense x Portuguesa
  • JANUARY 25th 18:00h Flamengo x Volta Redonda
  • JANUARY 26th 19:00h Botafogo x Macaé
  • JANUARY 29th 20:30h Flamengo x Fluminense
  • JANUARY 30th 19:15h Botafogo x Resende
  • FEBRUARY 1st 19:00h Fluminense x Boavista
  • FEBRUARY 2nd 16:00h Botafogo x Vasco
  • FEBRUARY 8th 16:00h Flamengo x Madureira
  • FEBRUARY 9th 16:00h Fluminense x Botafogo
  • FEBRUARY 15th 18:00h Semifinal - Taça Guanabara
  • FEBRUARY 16th 16:00h Semifinal - Taça Guanabara
  • FEBRUARY 22nd 16:00h Final - Taça Guanabara
  • FEBRUARY 29th 19:00h Botafogo x Boavista
  • MARCH 1st 16:00h Fluminense x Madureira
  • MARCH 7th 18:00h Fluminense x Resende
  • MARCH 8th 16:00h Flamengo x Botafogo
  • MARCH 14th 19:00h Flamengo x TBD
  • MARCH 15th 16:00h Botafogo x Bangu
  • MARCH 21st 19:00h Botafogo x Cabofriense
  • MARCH 22nd 16:00h Fluminense x Volta Redonda
  • APRIL 1st 21:30h Flamengo x Boavista
  • APRIL 4th 19:00h Semifinal - Taça Rio
  • APRIL 5th 16:00h Semifinal - Taça Rio
  • APRIL 12th 16:00h FInal - Taça Rio
  • APRIL 19th 16:00h Final 1
  • APRIL 26th 16:00h Final 2
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.71 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Had a great time at the game and the escort was fun and shared some facts about the Brazilian soccer and had a team flag for us to take photos with.
• Submitted 04 Nov 2019
Fantastic evening at the Maracana stadium watching Flamingo. The atmosphere inside and out the stadium was superb and our guide made the whole experience safe and without incident. The fans in the stadium made us feel very welcome and we’re trying to teach us the songs, if your in Rio and you have chance to see a match then please give it a go.
• Submitted 29 Oct 2019
The Guide was cool, she blended in and made the trip exciting. The team spirit was incredible felt like home.
• Submitted 22 Nov 2018
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!
• Submitted 18 Jun 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!
• Submitted 03 Apr 2015
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)
• Submitted 20 Aug 2014
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.
• Submitted 05 Nov 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!
• Submitted 09 Apr 2012
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.
• Submitted 22 Nov 2011
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.
• Submitted 23 Nov 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!!
• Submitted 28 Sep 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!
• Submitted 24 Feb 2010
An awesome experience!
• Submitted 24 Feb 2010
Wonderful tour guide. Definitely a must-do tour when in South America.
• Submitted 02 Feb 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!
• Submitted 08 Feb 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.
• Submitted 01 Feb 2010
Our tour to Maracana Stadium was great! Very easy and the game was exciting. Visiting this stadium while in Rio should not be missed.
• Submitted 13 Nov 2008
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.
• Submitted 03 Mar 2015
Had a great time at the match and with Joe who was a very good guide!
• Submitted 25 Mar 2013
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!
• Submitted 01 Oct 2012
belle soirée de football tres bien organisé
• Submitted 05 Mar 2012
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.
• Submitted 14 Aug 2011
The soccer game was a lot of fun! It seemed we got to the game really early.
• Submitted 31 Mar 2011
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.
• Submitted 14 Dec 2010