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Vasco da Gama Match Experience

5 Excellent (2 reviews) Rio de Janeiro

From €79,00 79,00

Duration

3,5 hours

Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

Max 6 people

Languages

English, Portuguese

Overview

I was born and raised in Rio, I grew up going to football games – mostly Vasco da Gama ones – always interested in enjoying the show peacefully and pleasantly. I consider myself a football enthusiast. I’ve been going to São Januário for 11 years now and I also have been to other countries just to watch football. The lively crowd that makes its presence easily noticed – before, during and after the game – the heat of the moment, the passion for the goal in the reaction of each fan is what moves me and being able to provide this to others is very fulfilling for me!

The Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama is a very traditional football club in Rio and Brazil. A club with strong Portuguese roots created first for rowing practice but later would adhere to many other sports and become huge in football. A club that always played in black & white in order to fight against any sort of racism electing its first ‘non-white’ president in Brazil back in 1904. Religion also plays a big role for the club- you can see a big catholic chapel behind one of the goals at the stadium. Vasco da Gama’s titles speak for themselves: 4 league titles, 1 Libertadores, 1 Mercosul, 1 Brazilian Cup and many others.

In this unique experience, we’ll be at one of the most iconic and hostile grounds in Brazil: São Januário, a stadium nearby a working-class community whose people would die for the club. The surroundings of São Januário are full of old houses and tight streets with local bars where the fans also have a barbecue. It’s definitely worth the experience of mixing with them for a beer and to start warming up for the match. Get ready for crazy fans, deafening chants, drums, big flags and a bouncing atmosphere- not only inside but on our way to the grandstand.

We’ll meet before the game in a specific place outside the stadium, I’ll show the area nearby while we talk about the local football culture. We’ll join the fans to feel the mood on the way to the main stage to be close to the organized fans so you’ll feel what it’s like to be a local supporter. A taxi or Uber is always the best way to get there as the surroundings always get very busy on a match day. I’ll make sure to keep you safe and watch your arrival until your departure. As a local, I got you covered! You can count on me!

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Bruno_N

Member Since 2020

2 Reviews

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Local football experience
  • Crazy passionate fans
  • Shiver atmosphere
  • Old school ground

What you get

  • Match tickets (regular stands)
  • Pre-match experience
  • Local & live Host
  • Transportation
  • Food and Drinks
  • Travel Insurance

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Frank Gaytan

24/06/2023

Vasco: Intense Experience, Passionate Fans, Great Hosts

We had a fantastic experience with Bruno and his brother going to São Januario Stadium to watch CR Vasco da Gama. The stadium itself is truly unique with older Portuguese style architecture and small compared to Maracanã, with a capacity of 20,000. The fans were incredibly lively, intense, and passionate. Bruno and his brother communicated well before and during the game, we had a few beers and street food before, which was an experience in itself, with a lively street fair atmosphere. While the team didn't win, the overall experience was great. Bruno and his brother were kind enough to drive our family to the metro stop after the game. Highly recommend.
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Bruno_N

10/07/2023
Thank you so much for coming, Frank! It was a pleasure hosting you and your lovely family. Hope to see you again soon!
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