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Vasco da Gama Matchday Experience

5 Excellent (6 reviews) Rio de Janeiro

From €79,00 79,00


5.5 hours


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English, Español, Portuguese


Football is much more than just a game. It’s a relationship where only love prevails. Love for the colors you wear, for that crest you touch right above your heart and for the community your club represents.

Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama is one of the most traditional football clubs in Brazil., founded in 1898 by the Portuguese community of Rio de Janeiro. Vasco plays it’s home matches at the traditional São Januário stadium, located in the working-class neighborhood of São Cristóvão, North Area of Rio de Janeiro. Inaugurated in 1927, this historical stadium is recognized by law as of public and cultural interest by the responsible local authority.

The stadium is not only where Vasco da Gama plays it’s matches, it is the biggest pride of the supporters, as it was built by their own hands. How many clubs in the world can say that? “Right here, I’ve built my temple… With all my love, I’ve built this monument”, it’s a chant sang every single match by the passionate fans.

In this experience, I want to take you to Vasco’s home matches at its iconic venue, where you get the best atmosphere before, during and after the match. We will arrive a bit earlier to have drinks, barbecue and meet to local fans at the bars and stands around the stadium, hear the glorious stories of the club, it’s achievements and legacy for Brazil.

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6 Reviews

Experience organized by Bruno_P

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  • Immersive and authentic matchday experience.
  • Meet a local group of supporters.
  • Experience brazilian football culture.
  • Safe round transportation.
  • Learn the history of football in Brazil

What you get

  • Match Ticket (regular stands)
  • Transportation in & out
  • Local Guide
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance


Based on 6 reviews
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Sensation forte assurée 🤯

Juste incroyable ! Une organisation au top avec un Gustavo qui te montre la culture de Vasco 👌 Un club avec une ferveur comme rarement vus, merci pour tout et merci à Bruno et Gustavo pour l'organisation 🙏 Vive Vasco 💪



Memorable and Authentic Experience

It’s a week now since Bruno took me to a Vasco da Gama home game against Fortaleza in Rio de Janeiro. I’m still re-living the experience a week later. I’ve been going to football matches for over 40 years now, and this match, my first in Brazil, reminded me of the atmospheres common at British games in my youth. Boisterous, noisy, passionate, unruly, organic, and authentic. Vasco won which was the icing on the cake. Bruno himself, was knowledgeable about not just Brazilian football, but the history of the country itself and how football plays into the cultural narrative of the country. He met me in another part of the city and we traveled together to the game. We took in the pre-match atmosphere outside the ground and made sure we got an excellent vantage point by entering the ground in plenty of time. The chaos outside the ground after the game was negotiated and Bruno made sure I was taken care of. I would recommend this experience wholeheartedly to anyone who can handle being in crowds and not being intimidated by football supporters who won’t sit down like they’re maybe supposed to.
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Even Hendseth


Vasco for the win

I've heard a lot about the passion of the Vasco da Gama fans before I went to Rio de Janeiro, but what I met at the stadium was high over my expectations. I would really recommend to attend a Vasco game when you're in Rio de Janiero, and I recommend Bruno as your host. He has such great knowledge about football in Rio de Janeiro and in Brazil, and he made us feel safe throughout the whole experience. He took us to the pre-game party, which was such an unique experience. He also met us at our hotel, and he was together with us all the way back after the game. Thank you Bruno for the experience!
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Håkon Magne Holmen


Great Experience

Our host Bruno picked us up at and delivered us to the doorstep of the hotel. He's a cool guy with a true passion for Brazilian football that shines through him. Our spots was 30 meters to the left of the ultras, which was a fantastic spot. We watched the game Vasco da Gama v Goiàs. Both teams were in the relegation zone. The atmosphere under the match was great (and vastly different from what we saw in Argentina). (Un)fortunately Vasco lost the game 0-1, leading to some intense scenes after the match, which was cool to experience as a neutral. I would also add that the pre-match build up was probably the best off all the 10 or so matches we were at while in South America. We drank a couple of beers and ate some street food while enjoying the party that happened around us. I would highly recommend seeing a Vasco game if you're in Rio, and i would definitely chose Bruno as an host.
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Travis Rutherford


Fun Experience!

Bruno was a great host for the Vasco vs. Palmeiras match at the Maracana. He is super knowledegable about Brazilian football and helped me in navigating the post-match craziness so that I could rush into an uber to the airport. Definitely recommended!



Matchday experience Vasco da Gama

I went to the game Vasco da Gama v Náutico. I went with a friend of Bruno, called Guilherme, because Bruno could not go with me due personal circumstances. (Big thanks to Bruno I still could go to the match with a good friend of him) I went with Guilherme, he helped me with everything, told me a lot about Vasco and his English was perfect. The experience at Vasco was amazing. Their stadium is a must to visit, the atmosphere was amazing and Vasco won 4-1. Before and after the game there was a very nice atmosphere with the fans, nice beer and bbq. This experience was excellent and I hope to visit Vasco da Gama again someday. Big thanks to Bruno and Guilherme!
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