Brazilians often refer to their country as O País do Futebol – after all, they have won the FIFA World Cup a whopping five times, more than any other country. So, really, where else would you choose to go on a once-in-a-lifetime school football tour?

Your team will have the chance to pit their skills against local teams of a similar standard, giving them first-hand experience of the Brazilian style.

Other great footballing experiences include a game on Copacabana beach, a professional training session with local coaches, and even the opportunity to see the pro’s in action at the world-famous Maracaña.

Suggested Itinerary (11 days, 10 nights)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary

Flight to Rio

Arrive in Rio

Evening meal



Rio city tour

Friendly fixture

Evening meal



Maracaña Stadium tour

Christ the Redeemer statue visit

Enjoy a D1 league match at the Maracaña Stadium



Visit to Sugar Loaf Mountain and ride the cable car to the peak

Friendly fixture

Evening meal



Training session with a Brazilian coach

Copacabana beach and local markets trip

Evening meal


Breakfast & check out

Local community project and reach out to local children

Onward travel to Buzios

Check in

Evening meal



Sightseeing tour of Buzios

Friendly fixtures

Evening meal



Buzios boat tour

Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the beach

Evening meal



Play some beach football/volleyball with the local children

Match day 4

End of tour dinner


Breakfast at the hotel and checkout

Return flight to the UK

Overnight flight


Arrive back in the UK

11 days, 10 nights Price from £2,000 pp
  • Return flights from UK to Rio de Janeiro including a minimum of 20kg hold luggage per person
  • Return airport/match/sight transfers by private coach as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Accomodation for 9 nights (based on multi-bedded rooms for students and twin rooms for staff) - 5 nights in Rio de Janeiro & 4 nights inBúzios Beach Resort on a half-board basis
  • 1 barbecue dinner in a Brazilian steak house
  • City tours in Rio andBúzios
  • Beach football game in Copacabana
  • Pro game in Maracaña Stadium - subject to match schedules and ticket availability
  • Christ the Redeemer Statue visit
  • Sugar Loaf Mountain visit
  • Boat tour inBúzios
  • Community outreach clinic with local children
  • Organisation of 4 games per team
  • 1 professional coaching session with local coaches
  • Experienced local representative in attendance for the duration of the tour
  • Free staff place ratio 1:10
  • Detailed information pack
  • Airport taxes and air passenger duty at current rates
  • VAT at current rates to tour operators
  • Free itinerary planning service



Christ the Redeemer

Christ the Redeemer

The Christ the Redeemer statue is the most famous attraction on Corcovado Mountain. The statue is 38m (125 ft) high and… Read More

Sugarloaf Mountain

Sugarloaf Mountain

Sugarloaf Mountain is an iconic feature of the Rio de Janeiro skyline. This 396m high mountain offers spectacular views across the… Read More

Maracaña Stadium Tour

Maracaña Stadium Tour

When in Rio, don't miss your opportunity to take you students to see the iconic Maracaña, Brazil's largest stadium… Read More

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