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Vasco da Gama Match Day Experience

5 Excellent (6 reviews) Rio de Janeiro

From €79,00 79,00


4 hours


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Group Size



English, Español, Francais, Portuguese


Hi, I’m Gabriel, your local host! Join me on one of the most memorable experiences that a football lover can have in Rio de Janeiro: a game of Vasco da Gama at São Januário Stadium! You will have an authentic experience of going on a Vasco match as if you were a local fan, living the carioca football culture in the middle of one of the most intense fans in Brazil as if you had lived this all your life!

On this experience you will learn the local cheers and songs and get informative commentary from me on the history and traditions of “futebol” in Rio de Janeiro. We will at the lobby of your hotel (Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon beaches). From there your tour will begin as you take taxis/Uber and go to a place where Vasco da Gama supporters meet before the match. Our pre-match we will have some beers (or other desired drinks) and have some barbecues! Here I will tell you the best stories of Vasco da Gama and Carioca football and you will be aware of everything about the clubs and competitions!! Once we soaked up this pre-match atmosphere, we will make our way to the stadium.

The São Januário Stadium is one of the most iconic in the world for its architecture and that has a very special history with the club, its fans and the community around it! A small spolier: Vasco’s own fans built this stadium, but let’s leave those stories for our experience! We are sure you will hear a lot of chants, flags and an atmosphere you have never seen before in your lives. Inside the stadium, the feeling is unique! Vasco fans make the stadium shake and support the team in the 90 minutes of the match with a lot of chants and instruments!

The ground has a capacity of around 15,000 supporters and the Ultras are one of the most intense in Brazil. A nice curiosity to know about: The club raised through their youth academy names such as Romário, Juninho and Phillipe Coutinho. So there’s plenty of history to learn about! Once you’re in a match full of thrills and making sure you have amazing memories for the rest of your life, it’s time to go home!

At São Januário, you will be able to experience a home match of Vasco da Gama together with a local who will guide you throughout the evening. No need to worry about planning where to go, how to get a ticket for entrance or how to travel. We got you covered.

This experience includes a match ticket, subway/taxi ticket, English speaking guidea nd 2 local beers.

Additional Vasco da Gama Matchday information::

# Matches can be moved to Maracanã Stadium without prior notice.

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  • See Vasco da Gama and its passionate supporters live
  • Tick the football temple São Januário off your bucket list
  • Learn more about Vasco da Gama history and culture
  • Meet up with local Vasco da Gama fans

What you get

  • Vasco da Gama's match ticket in São Januário (regular stands)
  • 1 barbecue and 2 beers
  • A local pre-match experience
  • Subway ticket / Taxi Fee
  • English speaking Local Host
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance


Is the match date confirmed?

The fixtures available for booking are those that have been announced, however, it is important to note that changes may occur, with the possibility of an advance or delay of one or two days. We recommend you to consider this when making your wider travel plans.

How will the host get in touch after booking?

After completing your booking, you will receive an official confirmation from Homefans. In the days leading up to the experience, the local host will be in charge of welcoming you and, later, providing detailed information about the experience. Hosts make contact a few weeks before the event via email and/or WhatsApp to ensure you are fully informed and prepared.

How many people will be on the tour?

The maximum number of people the host will allow is stated above. However this number may not always be met and it may even be possible that your party is on the tour on your own. Higher numbers make for a more sociable experience, lower numbers make for more personalised attention from your host. Look at it as a win/win!

Is it necessary to bring the passport to the game?

For the game itself, it is not necessary to bring your passport. You may take it for identification purposes only. We recommend that you carry a copy or photo on your phone for convenience.

Can I drink during the game?

Yes, it is allowed to consume alcoholic beverages before and during games in Brazil, with the exception of games in São Paulo, in which the consumption of alcoholic beverages is not permitted inside the stadium.

Is pick up and drop off included in the experience?

The transportation service is detailed in the “What you get” section. However, in group experiences, it is common for the local host to schedule a convenient meeting point, providing the opportunity for everyone to head towards the event together.

Where can I buy shirts, hats and other merch items to wear during the game?

If available, your local host can provide these additional items for your convenience. When booking, note whether the host offers these items as extra options. If so, simply select the desired items and the desired quantity. The local host will arrange these items in advance and deliver them personally when you meet for the experience.

What is the seating location?

Seating locations are specified in the “What you get” section.

Will everyone sit together during the game?

Yes, everyone will be together in the same sector, with the freedom to choose their own chairs. In Brazil, there are no assigned seats, allowing total flexibility in choosing seats.

Can I change my seat sector?

The possibility of upgrading will depend on the experience in question. If this option is available, you can upgrade by selecting extra items during the booking process. However, we recommend that you contact the local host in advance via the messaging tab to confirm availability and ensure a personalized experience.

What is facial recognition for stadium access?

For some clubs and stadiums in Brazil, it is necessary to register for facial recognition. Clubs that require this procedure are clearly indicated in the description of each experience. When booking your seats, the local host will contact you promptly to request the necessary information and guide you through the facial registration process. It is important to highlight that, for these clubs and stadiums, the registration of facial biometrics is mandatory, being the only way to access the stadium, as the ticket will be linked to this identification. Facial recognition registration is a policy of clubs and stadiums, and has no relationship with Homefans and/or local hosts. Furthermore, to participate in the experience, you must agree to go through this process and register your face.

Can people with reduced mobility participate in the experiences?

Although the experiences involve walking, yes, it is possible to participate. Please inform your local host of this consideration, and they will arrange the best and most comfortable way for you to participate.

Can I use credit cards or just cash?

It is possible to use both credit cards and cash outside and inside the stadium. However, it is important to note that it is not possible to use international debit cards considering you are a foreigner.

Can children / young adults join the tour?

If we can accept children there will be an option in the booking flow. However, for many trips our local hosts take the decision, based on the content of the tour, to open this up to adults only. If you are looking to travel with under 18’s, please feel free to contact us and we can discuss your options.

Can I trust booking on Homefans?

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Vasco vs. Internacional

Would highly recommend Gabriel. The atmosphere at a Vasco game is really awesome. You can see how passionate the fans of Vasco are for their team and futbol in general. My wife had a minor issue at the game where she needed to move seats and Gabriel was fantastic in helping facilitate that. Thanks! I would love to go back to another Vasco game someday.



Vasco da Gama Matchday Review - Great time!

I had a fantastic time at the Vasco v Botafogo match. Gabriel was very information and responsive and proactive in addressing any questions. He shared all kinds of interesting tidbits about the club, stadium, rivalry with Botafogo and other clubs, and ensured I had the best possible time, which I did. I will definitely be signing up for another Vasco match when I come back! Thanks, Gabriel!

Iain Meldrum


Vasco da gama!

I booked to go on a vasco match day with Gabriel! The whole experience was amazing! Gabriel was efficient with communication and what was going to happen for this match day! He met us and the group and we stopped off at a vasco store to see some merchandise before catching an Uber to the meet up point with fans The game was moved from the San janiero but this was out with Gabriel’s control but it didn’t affect the experience! We enjoyed interaction with many fans, and enjoying bbq food and drinks! Gabriel got us into the stadium easily and we had good seats (in with the flag waving and wild fans) The atmosphere was electric! And Gabriel’s passion for the club is massive! After the game Gabriel was great in ensuring we all got back home ok! Especially for me who was going straight to the airport after the game! If you have any doubts about a Vasco game day experience, don’t have any doubts and just go for it! You won’t regret it! Obrigado Gabriel!
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Fantastic alternative experience from Gabriel

We booked a Vasco Da Ga Gama experience with Gabriel but unfortunately the game was ordered to be played behind closed doors. Gabriel kindly came up with an alternative and took us to a second division match at Olaria AC which turned out to be absolutely brilliant! Gabriel is a super fun host and was great with my 2 children! He met us at our hotel and took us back there after the match. During the day Gabriel shared his knowledge of Brazilian football and helped us with ordering food and drinks during the match. I now consider Gabriel a friend and I recommend anyone visiting Rio to take in a match with him. Absolute legend of a guy! We will be back soon!
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Ashley Sharp Blurton


Vasco da Gama Match Day Experience: AWESOME

There aren't enough stars to rate Matheus or our experience. He made everything incredibly easy (from meeting up, to getting to the match, getting into the match and getting home that night), which was no small feat -as there were four of us. His attention to detail, safety and fun were TOP NOTCH! We had an AMAZING time, and there's NO way we could have done it without him I cannot recommend him highly enough.



Great experience - Thank you Matheus !

Many thanks to Matheus for an unforgettable home game from Vasco. Unfortunately, the game was moved to the Maracana Stadium due to high demand. But then there was an extremely good atmosphere in the stadium. Unforgettable support from around 57,000 Vasco fans. The atmosphere in front of the stadium was also very interesting. Of course you can also organize such a game cheaper. But together with a local, the whole thing is much more fun. Therefore a clear recommendation from me! Best greetings from Berlin.
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