Day trip

Football Match in Rio

4.5 / 5

34 reviews

Activity provider: Gray Line Brazil

Football Match in Rio

Activity provider: Gray Line Brazil

From US$ 104.97 per person

Be absorbed by Brazilian football. Enjoy exciting games with the top professional soccer league players. Be a part of Brazil's national sport from February through December.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 4 days in advance for a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 6 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Pickup included
Pick-up and drop off services are included for the most hotels located in Sao Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana. Hotel pickups start approximately 3-hours prior to the match time.


  • Enjoy an exciting football match at one of Rio's most popular teams
  • Soak up Brazil's passion for the world’s most popular sport
  • Witness the amazingly colorful spectacle in the stands during the match
  • Choose a match date that suits you
Full description

Nowhere on the planet is the game of football more passionately loved than in Brazil. Get a feel for the importance of football to ordinary Brazilians by taking in a thrilling match.

A match in any of Rio's Stadiums is an exciting experience even for those with only a passing interest in football. The atmosphere in the stadium is alive with fans waving huge silk banners and flags whilst setting off flares and fireworks.

Chants and samba drums reverberate through the stadium as vendors climb through the crowds selling cold beers, popcorn, hats, scarves, and headbands.

Experience the fevered frenzy of Brazilian football and join the thousands of colorful, joyous fans, playing music, singing, and jumping throughout the match. Rio's passion for football makes every game a game to remember.

Matches take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

2023 Schedule:

1 February 9:10 pm: FlamengoxBoavista 5 February 6 pm: FluminensexAudax 11 February 8 pm: BotafogoxBangu 12 February 6 pm: FluminensexVasco da Gama 16 February 8:30 pm: Vasco da GamaxBotafogo 25 February 7 pm: BotafogoxFlamengo 26 February 6 pm: FluminensexPortuguesa 28 February 9:30 pm: Flamengo x Ind. Del Valle (Recopa Sulamericana - Final Match)

  • Stadium admission
  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Personal expenses

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note that games are subject to change from Saturdays to Sundays and from Wednesdays to Thursdays and vice versa
  • In case the Champion of the Guanabara Cup is the same as the Rio Cup, there will be no State Finals in May
  • All times and dates are subject to change
  • Matches are now played in Engenhão or Maracanã Stadiums. Please ask for information regarding the stadium during reconfirmation
  • Starting times and dates of football matches in Rio de Janeiro are subject to changes up to a few days before the match
  • The local partner will notify you in advance about any changes and the exact pickup time for your location
  • Please note, hotel pickups start approximately 3-hours prior to the match time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 34 reviews

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Perfect experience! As agreed, we were picked up at the place and time indicated. Our guide (Gustavo) made our trip very pleasant with his many explanations and his good humor. Thanks to a great organization, we were able to take full and serene advantage of the atmosphere in the stadium, which is exceptional. Special mention to our guide Gustavo who greatly contributed to making this moment unforgettable!

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April 29, 2022

It was a bit pricey, but it was worth it. There was no box office for the game (Botafogo-Flamengo). Online ticket purchase is not possible without a Brazilian tax number. To do this, the purchased tickets must be loaded onto a special app. This tour was therefore the easiest way to get in. A good guide, absolute flamenco fan, organized everything well. Small group of only 3 people. I can recommend

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February 25, 2022

Great stadium, good excursion

Football in Brasil is really great, however there are a few things, you need to know about this tour: The current Stadium (Olympia-Stadium) is far out of the city, approx 50Min drive. That will be a bit better, once Manacara-Stadium is re-openened. So it really makes sense, to book this tour incl. transport, because with a taxi it would be really expensive and there would probably be no taxis for the way back and this in one of the worse areas of Rio.... The other thing to know is, that they have a quite complicated championship in brasilian football: In one half of the year, there is the league of the province (in this case Rio)...and in the second half of the year, the bigger teams are playing against each other. So, its really important to pick a good match to have this great brasilian football-samba-atmosphere. In our case, we only had 2800 spectators in a stadium of 60'000..... so a very bad and silent atmoshphere. Choose a "bigger game" or dont go....

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March 26, 2013

Product ID: 18579