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Ultimate Rio De Janeiro: 5 Day Football Adventure

Specific Tour Rio de Janeiro

From €839,00 839,00

Duration

5 days

Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

Max 10 people

Languages

English, Español, Portuguese

Overview

Brazil has always been a nation that breathes football. Although people often point to the success of the national team as the greatest indication for the country’s undying love for the sport, it also boasts a magnificent domestic league complete with several local derbies that rage with passion and intensity.

From the city where rowing was the most popular sport at the end of the 19th century, the greatest power in national football emerged! Rio de Janeiro is a fertile ground for excellent players, no wonder then, that this city has many football venues! A game at the Maracanã stadium of Flamengo or Fluminense is something that has to be on your wishlist if you are going to travel such a distance, but there is more! Botafogo and Vasco da Gama are just two other teams within the city limits, both playing at stadiums where the atmosphere can really flourish on a good day.

Expect days spent in stadiums, playing footvolley with locals at the Copacabana, sunbathing beneath swaying palms, sipping caipirinhas or beers at sunset and embracing the rhythms of samba. With a plethora of open-air cafes and bars, in Rio samba beats that float through the streets. And as for the football, stadiums are adorned with oceans of colourful shirts, with thousands of fans screaming for their beloved heroes and the goals are flowing, the beautiful game is  at its most stunning in Rio. Looking for an incredible football adventure in paradise? This is it!

Most people will only visit South America once in their lives, therefore we make sure it will be your best football experience ever. We bring together fans from all around the world who seek to experience football off the beaten path. You will share the experience of a lifetime in Rio de Janeiro alongside a group of like-minded fans who hold a wealth of experience far deeper than just watching their local team.

Welcome to the most epic football experience of your life – Welcome to Rio de Janeiro!

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience the incredible atmosphere of the Flamengo match at Maracanã Stadium
  • Watch a match in the iconic stadiums of Vasco da Gama or Botafogo
  • Discover the very best of Rio de Janeiro in just 5 days
  • Visit the temple of football: Maracanã Stadium
  • Enjoy the city like a local with the guidance of your Rio hosts
  • Explore Rio de Janeiro best neighbourhoods

Itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome to Rio de Janeiro
Day 1 - Welcome to Rio de Janeiro

Today is gathering day, people from all over the world will arrive today at different times. Regardless of that, if you have booked an airport transfer (as an extra), it will be waiting for you. Your Trip Manager will arrange a private car for you once you land.

If you arrive in the afternoon, check-in and room will be ready. For arrivals in the morning, we will do our best to accommodate you, but please bear in mind will be upon availability.

For the rest of the day, you can take it easy and recover from your long travels. At night, your travel manager and local host will be on hand with the best recommendations for a great dinner.

And why not begin the experience with some Brazilian steaks and some caipirinhas? Enjoy the most out of your first day and feel the heat!

Day 2 - Maracanã Stadium Tour
Day 2 - Maracanã Stadium Tour

Note: In some cases matches get postponed until Monday, therefore it is possible that the Stadium Tour will be on Monday.

Get ready to visit the most iconic stadium in the world: the Maracanã! Feels like a football/soccer star entering the field on this 3-hour tour of the legendary Maracanã Stadium. See a collection of mementoes of the stars who made history in this temple of world football. Get ready for an exciting journey, exploring its history with video, sound and a variety of different experiences.

Days 3 and 4 - Matchday Experiences
Days 3 and 4 - Matchday Experiences

At the Matchdays Experiences you will meet our local host around 5 hours before the game, take the subway and go to the pre-match, where you will have some beers with home supporters. Around 1 hour before the match starts, the local host will escort you to your seats. Then, sit down and watch 90 minutes of football! One tip: In Rio de Janeiro, cold beer is allowed in the stadium and it costs 1,5 euros. Enjoy!

Day 5 - Time to Say Goodbye
Day 5 - Time to Say Goodbye

End of the journey!

It is time to say goodbye, pack your stuff and go back home!

If you booked the extra airport transfer, a private car will pick you up in the hotel and take you to the airport, called Galeão. Please be ready around 4 hours before your flight, because of traffic and possible delays.

Our Operations Team will send you the exact times when we receive your flight information.

Safe travels to everybody!

What you get

  • Flamengo or Fluminense Matchday Experience
  • Botafogo or Vasco da Gama Matchday Experience
  • All matchday experiences include match tickets, subway transportation from meeting point – stadium, 1 snack and 2 beers and Local guide
  • 4 nights in 3*+ star hotel in Rio de Janeiro (Twin Room)
  • Maracanã Stadium Tour
  • Experienced Trip Manager and Local Host
  • Additional Services or Tours
  • Daily Breakfast (optional as an extra)
  • Airport Transfers (optional as an extra)
  • Return Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips
  • Food and drinks that are not included in matchdays

FAQs

Will the Stadiums be open in 2022? At what capacity?

Rio’s stadiums are open and at 100% capacity.  We cannot guarantee that restrictions will not return but we will keep all customers up to date on any developments.

Will I have to demonstrate I am vaccinated? Or show a negative test?

You will need to provide a negative PCR test to enter Brazil. While the restrictions may ease we advise all customers looking to travel to Argentina to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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!

What happens if COVID-19 means I cannot travel?

Your deposit can be transferred to a later date (with no time limit), transferred to another tour, or even given to a friend. This flexibility also applies if you decide to cancel for any reason (as long as you give us 45 days notice)

Do I have to pay the full amount when I book?

No, you can secure your place with a deposit of just 30%, then pay the balance at least 4 weeks before your trip date

Can I change the included matches?

The included matches are final in order to keep the group together.  However where the itinerary has spare time and there are matches that could be added on we will be only too happy to help you with tickets.

Where in the stadium will we be sitting?

If we know where you will be sitting we always mention this is in the inclusions section.

Unfortunately we are not always able to tell you that at the time of booking, however our destination managers work tirelessly to make sure you get the best seats. We always aim for the long side of the home supporters section.

Can you cater to dietary needs or requirements?

Our local hosts will do everything they can to cater to travellers’ needs. It’s a good idea to share your requirements at the time of booking so that our host is able to make the required preparations

Will I have to share a room?

In order to keep the costs low we always offer prices based on 2 sharing. If you make a booking for an odd number of people you or another member of your party may be paired with another traveller of the same sex. If you wish you may pay a supplement for a guaranteed single room (this is available under extras in the booking flow).

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Igor Sobolev

31/03/2023

The best trip ever!

I had 5 days amazing in beautiful Rio filled with sun, beaches, caipirinhas and, most importantly, football. Many thanks to host Matheus for giving me a taste of Brazilian football culture and a great time before, during and after Campeonato Carioca semifinal games. The opportunity to attend Flamengo ultras section was definitely a highlight!

Inaki Dauwe

31/07/2020

Football with Matheus in Rio = Saudade guaranteed

Thanks to Homefans, I experienced the best month of my life in Brazil. A truly life-changing experience. Rio de Janeiro is a must for every genuine football lover with four clubs in three different stadiums. Besides that, Rio has it all. The famous beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, a rain forest and one of the seven wonders of the world (Christ the Redeemer). If you are looking for someone with a great sense of humor, who can fully introduce you to Brazilian football culture, knows a lot about the history of the country and can show you all hotspots in the city -> Matheus is your man! In Matheus, I have a friend for the rest of my life! To conclude, I usually never write reviews, but for Homefans and Matheus I wanted to make an exception. Words cannot express how much I can recommend this trip!

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maloneje

30/07/2020

Matheus is the best!

Matheus was my guide for à la carte Flamengo, Fluminense, and Vasco da Gama matches while I was in Rio in October 2019. He is a fantastic local guide who truly loves and appreciates football and its ability to bring together people from all over the world. I cannot recommend him more highly!

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Hugo_B

16/07/2020

Amazing Experience

I went on the Brazil trip back in 2018, and watched four matches in Rio and Sao Paulo, along with countless other experiences, like stadium tours, city walks, beach days and restaurant and bar hopping. It was fantastic, I learned so much about Brazilian culture and about the history and importance of each club. Pedro, our local host, was incredible, and so was Matheus, who helped us on the Fla-Flu day. Because of this trip I'd later become local host in Porto, hoping to provide great experiences to others as I received here. 5* experience!

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