Max 3 people
English, Español, Portuguese
Hi, I’m Matheus, 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 guide, 1 barbecue and 2 local beers.
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Fixtures have been released however it is possible that Sunday matches will move to Saturday and vice-versa. We advise you to consider this when making your wider travel plans.
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!
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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.