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Football Match in Rio de Janeiro

Football Match in Rio de Janeiro

By Gray Line Tours
per adult
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Ages 0-99
Duration: 6h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Portuguese, English, Spanish

  • 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 - Maracanã
  • Entry/Admission - Estadio Olimpico Nilton Santos
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • * Soccer games start at different times throughout the season (exact pick-up time will be advised upon reconfirmation)  * Pickup starts around 3 hours prior to the match * Please wait for your guide in the hotel lobby of your selected hotel 10 minutes before pick up time. If your hotel is not listed, contact us so we can inform you the closest pick up location and time
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2484SOCCER

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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
  • Hotel pick ups start approximately 3 hours prior to the match time.
  • This product is non refundable
  • 2023 Schedule:
  • September 20th 21:30h Fluminense x Cruzeiro
  • October 8th 16:00h Fluminense x Botafogo
  • October 18th 21:30h Fluminense x Corinthians
  • October 22nd 16:00h Flamengo x Vasco da Gama
  • October 26th 20:00h Fluminense x Goiás
  • October 29th TBD
  • October 30th TBD
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Which attractions will I visit with Football Match in Rio de Janeiro?
During this experience, places you will visit include:Discover and book Football Match in Rio de Janeiro on Tripadvisor
How much is Football Match in Rio de Janeiro?
Football Match in Rio de Janeiro price starts from ₹ 9,142.33. Discover and book Football Match in Rio de Janeiro on Tripadvisor
What is the Football Match in Rio de Janeiro cancellation policy?
Football Match in Rio de Janeiro cancellation policy: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Discover and book Football Match in Rio de Janeiro on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Football Match in Rio de Janeiro?
Football Match in Rio de Janeiro is hosted by Gray Line Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Gray Line Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Football Match in Rio de Janeiro on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2484SOCCER

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Joined in January 2010

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14 reviews
Very good

Alan Aim
Orkney Islands, UK26 contributions
Obviously it's good to experience a match at the Maracana stadium, and this was a Rio derby between Fluminense and Botafogo, but for £85 it's too expensive. I've been to a match in Cuiaba which was also a Premier A side, and the tickets are less than £10 (for that match). The hotel pick up in Copacabana involved me getting Ubers just to get to the pick up point as I wasn't staying there, so involved even more expenses. There's no lunch or anything included - just a minibus and a match ticket.
Written 30 January 2023
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Natalie H
Tullamarine, Australia2 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
This is the most disappointing and misleading tour I have ever experienced. I strongly recommend to book with another company and NOT Gray Line Tours if you are concerned about your safety and getting to watch the game until the end.

Pick up was organised for 17:10, to which the company arrived 20 minutes late. Once we had finally commenced our journey to Maracana, we were informed by our guide that we would be required to leave 5 minutes prior to the match finishing. The reason he provided was that he “needed to be back in Copacobana by 22:00”. Our guide then proceeded to tell us that the match was not going to be good to watch as the teams are not very good so we wouldn’t be missing out by having to leave early.

Upon arriving at Maracana with a dampened mood, our guide assisted us to the general admission region to which he told us to “find our own seats” and to meet him outside 5 minutes before the game left. He then exited the gate. This is completely contradictory to what is advertised given that it clearly states under the What to Expect heading that we would be “accompanied by your knowledgeable guide at all times.”

At 21:10 our guide came into the stadium and told us it was time to leave, a total of 11 minutes prior to the match concluding. We paid an extraordinary amount of money to not even watch a full game of soccer.

To continue on with our guide not ensuring our safety, at the end of our return journey we were dropped off at the end of the street our accomodation was on, approximately a 200m walk and in front of a restaurant with multiple Flamengo supporters. At the time our guide dropped us off, we were dressed in Fluminense attire (as instructed by the guide in emails prior to game day) and were subsequently harassed by the Flamengo supporters on our walk home.

A very lazy guide and it’s a struggle to call that a guided experience as no soccer knowledge was passed on and we were only in a group/guide environment on the van ride to and from and upon early departure.

It is a waste of money given that a general admission ticket costs BRL 40.00 and a cab BRL 60.00 return. We most definitely did not receive BRL 500 per person worth of safety.
Written 29 October 2019
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Dear nataliehL8733HX, Thank you for your review. Please know that this is not the experience we want to give to our guests. The guide did this without our consent and will be strongly reprimanded in accordance to our internal policies. We deeply apologize that this happened on your tour and we can assure that this is not the normal experience we provide in this tour. We always leave after the match ends and the guide does seat with the group whenever possible. As far as the attire, we did not instruct you to wear Fluminense jerseys. You asked our customer service department which team's merchandise you should purchase to use at the game. As the game was between Fluminense (local team) and a team from outside of Rio, we instructed that you got Fluminense because of it. We definitely didn't suggest you use any particular attire nor requested it. We apologize that the experience didn't meet our high quality standards. Thank you. Pedro Malta on behalf of Diogo M.
Written 1 November 2019
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