Custom Trip Highlights
- First class accommodations based in Rio de Janeiro on Copacabana Beach
- Customizable packages tailored to your choice of dates
- Dedicated transfers to all chosen matches
- On-site hospitality desk and concierge services
- Destination services, luxury excursions and adventures to add to your experience
- Custom six night packages from $9,565 per person
Rio de Janeiro is THE Place to be for the World Cup!
Want to be in the heart of the action when the World Cup descends upon Brazil in 2014? Then you need to be in Rio. Our Experience Rio de Janeiro Packages offer custom options with accommodations in the famous Copacabana Beach area plus the opportunity to add Match Day Experiences throughout the country. These packages offer you the flexibility to select the games of your choice, using Rio as your base. Take the opportunity to cheer on your team and experience the excitement that surrounds this world-class sporting event.
This glamorously elegant Orient-Express landmark has been welcoming such guests as Fred Astaire and the Rolling Stones since its’ Art Deco doors swung open in 1923. As one of the finest hotels in Rio de Janeiro, the Copacabana Palace sits serenely overlooking Copacabana Beach. Guests are encouraged to indulge in the magnificent pool and urban sanctuary of the hotel spa; and the hotel’s restaurants, which are considered two of Rio’s finest, are constantly serving the best local and fine Italian dishes. The haven of comfort continues to the luxurious guest accommodations with their stunning views, fine period furniture and original works of art in each individualized room.
JW Marriott Rio de Janeiro
The JW Marriott brand is world renown for its standard of luxury and comfort and the JW Marriott Rio de Janeiro is no exception. This stunning property is one of Rio’s finest hotels, offering 5-star accommodations right on iconic Copacabana Beach. The hotel is designed to provide an exceptional guest experience and will impress even the most savvy of travellers. The JW Marriott promises “the ultimate Rio de Janeiro vacation accommodations,” with modern guest rooms complete with Marriott’s new plush bedding. The pampering continues at the Mirante Health Club, where guests can treat themselves to a sublime spa treatment and follow it up with a refreshing swim at the hotel’s rooftop pool. The stunning pool area provides sweeping iconic views of Rio and a perfect place to relax.
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The Ultimate Rio Experience Itinerary
Rio de Janeiro, known as the cidade maravilhosa (marvelous city), is nothing if not exhilarating. Flanked by gorgeous mountains, white sand beaches and verdant rain forests fronting deep blue sea, Rio occupies one of the most spectacular settings of any metropolis in the world. With the seductive sounds of the samba as their rallying cry, Rio’s residents, known as cariocas, have perfected the art of living well.
From the world-famous beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema to the tops of the scenic outlooks of Corcovado and Pão de Açúcar, this world-class city is the perfect backdrop for you to experience in person, the biggest and most watched sporting experience on the globe… The World Cup.
Below you will find a suggested sample itinerary, please remember that we will completely customize your itinerary based on your tastes, desires and budget.
Day 1 – June 17, 2014
Today you arrive in beautiful Rio de Janeiro where you will be met at the airport of your choice (commercial or private) by a Roadtrips onsite host and transferred to the famed Copacabana Palace Hotel, your home for the next 6 nights. Ideally located facing the legendary Copacabana beach, this iconic property is a true landmark, one of the grandest hotels on the continent. An imposing Mediterranean-style building, the hotel has been the meeting place of kings, princes and presidents over the years. Style, sumptuous cuisine, and impeccable personal service embody the Copa experience.
This evening, we suggest a quiet and relaxed dinner at the Copacabana Palace Hotel’s Pérgula Restaurant. This restaurant features first-class Brazilian and international cuisine, and treats its guests to al fresco dining, or tables in the restaurant’s elegant dining room to savor the tantalizing array of grilled meats and a wonderful assortment of risottos and homemade pastas.
Day 2 – June 18, 2014
After enjoying breakfast at your leisure, you will meet with your Roadtrips onsite host to review your personal itinerary. Your knowledgeable host will be available to you throughout your stay, acting as your own personal concierge with suggestions, access to Rio’s best tables, and a wealth of optional day tours. After the short review, you’ll have some time to explore Rio on your own. Today is a great day to orient yourself to this amazing city.
This afternoon, you will have dedicated transfers to the iconic Maracanã Stadium for this afternoon’s exciting second-round matchup. Two teams will battle it out with the world watching, and you’ll be in the stands soaking up the amazing atmosphere. Follwing the game, you have time to enjoy a post-game dinner. After your eventful day, you may want to stay close to ‘home’ for dinner tonight. Cipriani is a fine dining Italian restaurant that scores on all levels. Located in your hotel, Roadtrips has secured access to the chef’s table right in the kitchen, for an extraordinary gastronomic experience.
Day 3 – June 19, 2014
After a delicious breakfast at the Copa, your driver will pick you up and take you to the most famous statue in all of Rio – Christ the Redeemer on top of Corcovado Mountain. Drive through the exotic Tijuca National Park to reach the main scenic spot in the city. Take the cogwheel train to the summit where standing on the viewing platform you will take in the gorgeous panoramic view including downtown Rio, Sugarloaf Mountain, and Copacabana beach. The view is breathtaking and you are sure to take some unforgettable pictures from this iconic South American peak!
This afternoon, you may want to spend some time relaxing before your busy day tomorrow. For dinner, we recommend one of our favorites, CT Boucherie, where you can sample more of the spectacular cuisine Brazil has to offer. Located in Leblon, the most exclusive and affluent area of Rio, patrons are treated to some of the best quality cuts of meat, which are successfully used to entice patrons to return to this French inspired gem. Your taste buds will thank you.
Day 4 – June 20, 2014
Enjoy breakfast at your leisure, before your driver arrives to take you to the airport for your flight to Salvador for Match 25 of the World Cup. Upon arrival in Salvador, you will be personally met and taken to Paraiso Tropical, where chef Beto Pimentel will wow you with his innovative region recipes. Following your meal, you’ll be transferred by private car to the Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova. You’ll experience the passion and excitement that is synonymous with the World Cup in this impressive new stadium. After another thrilling match, you will be chauffeured back to the airport to return to Rio and your Copa home.
Day 5 – June 21, 2014
After the excitement of yesterday’s match day experience in Salvador, you may want to sleep in this morning and enjoy a leisurely breakfast, then head to Copacabana Beach and relax in the sun. Take advantage of The Copacabana Palace’s exclusive beach service with sun loungers and umbrellas, fresh fruit and water, and beach assistants to look after your belongings while you take a dip in the spectacular water.
For a new perspective of Rio, this afternoon you will be met in the lobby for a half-day Guanabara Bay cruise. A schooner will guide you through the Bay as you pass by sights such as Sugar Loaf Mountain, Flamengo beach, the Fortress of Sao Joao, and Fiscal Island. This unique, aquatic perspective of Rio is a great way to explore the coastal city. For those seeking the ultimate in luxury, we can arrange a private yacht charter, so you can spend a relaxing day exploring the coastline in style, or just enjoying the amenities onboard.
For your evening meal, we suggest a visit to the quaint Santa Theresa neighborhood, a charming hilltop region that’s home to unique restaurants and unique colonial architecture. Tonight would be a great evening to experience dinner at Restaurante Aprazivel, overlooking Botafogo and the lights of Rio. See for yourself why it was voted the top restaurant in the city by the New York Times.
Day 6 – June 22, 2014
It’s game day again! Enjoy breakfast and the morning at your leisure. You may want to join residents and visitors of Rio alike for a walk along the spectacular crescent of Copacabana beach or check out some of the world-class shopping in the area.
This afternoon, your dedicated transfer will collect you from the Copacabana Palace and take you back to Maracanã Stadium for Match 31. Again, you’ll watch the action first-hand as two soccer-loving nations compete not just for the all-important win, but also for national pride.
Following the game, you will depart for a much-needed dinner. We suggest heading over to the fashionable Leblon area for dinner at Zuka, a hip restaurant offering Brazilian fusion with a foodie flair. On the menu is contemporary and sophisticated cuisine prepared in a kitchen designed for patrons to view Chef Ludmilla Soerio create their meals on the grill. The restaurant also boasts a varied wine list (ask for a recommendation and you may be rewarded with a special South American reserve that has been set aside for such a request).
Day 7 – June 23, 2014
Today you check out of the Copacabana Palace. After the experiencing the excitement of World Cup, you may want to consider adding an excursion to your package to experience even more of spectacular South America, including luxury Amazon cruises and tours to Machu Picchu.
South America Excursions:
- Buenos Aires and Iguazu Falls
- Machu Picchu
- Amazon River Cruise Peru including Lima
- Luxury Charter Amazon River and Rainforest Experience
- Ecuador and Galapagos Islands Cruise
- Iguazu Falls
- Amazon Jungle Lodge Excursion
Download our detailed brochure for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil to learn more about these incredible excursions.
Custom 6-night packages available from $8,965 per person. The 7-Day Ultimate World Cup Experience as described is $20,490 to $20,990 per person. However, our specialty is custom packages tailored to fit you perfectly. To customize the World Cup experience of a lifetime please contact one of our sports travel specialists at 1-800-465-1765 (weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. CST) or submit a custom trip request.
*All rates are listed per person in USD (based on double occupancy). Rates include all local and state taxes. A 50% deposit is required to secure your package. Final balance is due March 1, 2014.
Your Personally Customized World Cup Experience
Here at Roadtrips, we believe that no one knows what your ideal sports travel experience looks like better than you. For that reason, we offer customized travel and a consultative approach to help you create your perfect trip, one that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. We invite you to call one of your sports travel specialists at 1-800-465-1765 (weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. CST) to discuss what your custom trip will look like. Or, fill out the information we need to build your custom trip request and one of our sports travel specialists will contact you.
World Cup Experience Rio de Janeiro Packages include:
- Your choice of accommodations in Rio de Janeiro for 6 nights/7 days
- Private roundtrip transfers from the airport to the hotel, including personalized meet & greet upon arrival
- Two Match Day Experiences in Rio, including dedicated roundtrip transfers to Maracana Stadium
- One Day Trip Match Experience to the city of your choice including:
- Dedicated roundtrip transfers between your hotel and airport in Rio de Janeiro
- Roundtrip air between Rio de Janeiro and your chosen host city
- Personal meet and greet in your chosen host city
- Dedicated roundtrip transfers with host throughout your day, including airport and match transfers
- Full breakfast daily
- Onsite hosts and local assistance
- Brazil-based travel services concierge
- Corcovado Excursion to see Christ the Redeemer, including private vehicle & driver, English speaking host, and admission to Corcovado
- Commemorative gift package
- Brazil welcome kit
- Personalized itinerary
- Expert pre-trip travel planning and concierge services of the Roadtrips At-Your-Service Desk™
- All taxes and service charges
Optional Add-Ons and Possibilities:
- Extra nights
- Custom tailored adventures and excursions throughout South America to suit your tastes and desires
- Rio de Janeiro city tours
- Private guides
- Dinner reservations
- Spa treatments
- Transportation between World Cup cities
- Private transfers (sedan, limousine, luxury motor coach)
- Airfare (economy, first class, private jet)
Complete 2014 World Cup Experience Rio packages available from $9,565 per person (based on double occupancy). Custom nine night Experience Rio de Janeiro Packages are available, including three Match Day Experiences in Rio and two Match Day Experience Day Trips in the city(s) of your choice.
Chef’s Table at the Hotel Cipriani Restaurant
Well-known in Rio as one of the city’s premier restaurants, Hotel Cipriani Restaurant at the famed Copacabana Palace offers an exceptional menu of Northern Italian Cuisine. Just like its namesake restaurant in Venice, the Cipriani is adorned with beautiful Venetian inspired surroundings, from Fortuny Fabrics to handmade Murano lamps. Combining innovative dishes along with family recipes that have been passed down for generations, chef Nicola Finamore utilizes the freshest Brazilian and Italian ingredients to create masterpieces that are sure to delight the palate.
One of the most exclusive and unique fine-dining experiences in Rio is the Chef’s Table, located in the heart of the Cipriani Restaurant’s kitchen. This once-in-a-lifetime experience will allow the lucky guests to follow Chef Finamore as he prepares a number of dishes inspired by the day’s freshest ingredients. The impressive spread is then paired with carefully selected wines to complete the experience. TOP ↑
Half Day Corcovado Tour
Christ the Redeemer on top of Corcovado Mountain – it’s Rio’s most famous attraction and today you will have the opportunity to see it up close in all its glory. Your tour will begin with a scenic drive through Tijuca National Park. To reach the summit of Corcovado, you will take the cogwheel train (or air conditioned van) up to the viewing platform. From here, you will enjoy your close up of this famous statue along with some spectacular panoramic views of downtown Rio, Sugarloaf Mountain, and Copacabana Beach – don’t forget your camera! TOP ↑
Half Day Sugarloaf Tour
Your Sugarloaf tour begins with a drive through colonial Rio and Rio’s financial district before you embark on your first cable car ride. This cable car will take you to Urca Hill, 220 meters above sea level. Take in the amazing views and snap a few pictures of Guanabara Bay before your tour continues. You’ll take a second cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain, where the views are even more impressive, affording you an unobstructed view across the bay to Niteroi. TOP ↑
Half Day Guanabara Bay Tour
Spend the day exploring Rio from beautiful Guanabara Bay! Your tour will take place aboard a schooner, which will travel throughout the bay as your knowledgable guide points out some of the city’s biggest attractions including Sugarloaf Mountain, Flamengo Beach, the Fortress of São João and Fiscal Island. Relax onboard and enjoy tropical seasonal fruits as you check out some unique views of Rio. TOP ↑
Rio Historical Walking Tour
Immerse yourself in Rio’s architecture and history with this fully guided walking tour. Your bilingual guide will educate you and allow you to explore the best of downtown Rio’s most spectacular buildings and attractions. You’ll have the opportunity to experience Cinelândia Station, Carioca Square, the cobble-stoned Travessa do Comercio and the former residence of Carmen Miranda. This tour is a great way to explore the heart of this history-rich city. TOP ↑
An estimated 20% of Rio’s population lives in the favelas, less affectionately known as the slums. This tour aims to alter the idea that the Favelas are areas to avoid and instead demonstrates a unique culture within Rio, with all its contrasts and paradoxes. This tour takes you to the communities of Vila Canoas and Rochina, the largest favela in the country. Both favelas are located within the affluent neighborhood of São Conrado and offer breathtaking views of the city. TOP ↑
Brazilian Samba & Folklore Show
Thirty beautiful “mulata-dancers” and a great male cast take a culture journey through popular Brazilian music. Its history started when the Portuguese settlers couldn’t impose their habits, religion or slavery on the natives that lived free on the shores and rainforests of their land. The only solution was for the settlers
to bring Africans for labor, and with it came their culture. The atmosphere is cheerful, informal and fun. TOP ↑
As a sport, surfing is second only to soccer in Brazil. This coastal country has plenty of great surfing locations, some of the best being Barra da Tijuca, Prainha, and Grumari. Qualified instructors and the many beach breaks provide an ideal environment for learning to surf. Different levels are available from beginner to experienced surfer. These lessons are a great way to experience the surf culture of Brazil and include return transportation as well as all the necessary equipment. TOP ↑
Enjoy Rio by bike! With two options – a light ride on the beach or a more challenging option in Tijuca National Park – there is something to suit different fitness levels. Your knowledgable guide will escort you along Rio’s famous beaches or on paved lanes through the park while you enjoy some healthy exercise, stopping for refreshing coconut water along the way. You may extend the tour to include an extra hour around the Lagoa (Rio’s Lake). TOP ↑
Rio’s Nightlife Tour
Rio is famous for its nightlife and the music is a huge part of it. This guided tour will immerse you into Rio’s rich music scene and allow you to hear and dance to the best rhythms in the city. The tour focuses on the bars in Lapa, which has recently boomed in popularity. On any given night of the week, you will find local musicians churning out samba and chorinho beats while a diverse crowd of all ages dances and sings along. TOP ↑
The Pedra Da Gavea Hike
Known for its flat top, Pedra Da Gavea is a granite mountain on Rio’s shoreline. While it may be the most scenic hike in the city, it is also a challenging one that is recommended only for those that are reasonably fit. A large part of the trek takes you through the rainforest. Once you emerge, you’ll see some breathtaking views of forested slopes, beaches and the city. A short rock climb will complete the journey to the summit. Though the climb is challenging, those that put in the effort will be rewarded with some of the most spectacular views of Rio. After your descent, you will make a stop for a refreshing and much-deserved dip at Barra da Tijuca Beach. TOP ↑
Tijuca Forest Hike
Tijuca Forest is the world’s largest urban forest and is home to hundreds of species of plants and animals. The lush tropical vegetation is a stunning contrast with the area’s dramatic granite peaks and together make up Rio’s unique backdrop. On this hike, you will visit scenic outlooks and waterfalls on your way up Tijuca Peak (Rio’s highest). This half day tour can be combined with an afternoon tour of the charming Santa Teresa district, which is comprised of cobblestone streets, interesting museums, colonial architecture and the city’s last remaining tram line. TOP ↑
Boasting an altitude of 2750 feet, this mountain resort was popular with the imperial family during the 19th century and has since been dubbed “Imperial City.” The tour begins with a visit to Serra dos Órgãos National Park, followed by a light trek in the Atlantic Rainforest, before reaching Paradise Pool in the Bonfim River for a refreshing dip. After a bit of relaxation, the hike continues to Bride Veil’s Waterfall where you’ll have the opportunity to take some photos. A well-deserved lunch at a local restaurant is next up, before the tour concludes with a drive to Petropolis to visit its many historic attractions including the Imperial Museum, the Santos Dumont House and the Crystal Palace. TOP ↑
Angra Dos Reis
The municipality of Angra dos Reis, located in the southern part of Rio De Janeiro state is dotted with hundreds of lush islands. The area is popular with Brazil’s rich and famous and one visit is enough to see why. Spend your time at one of the exclusive resorts in the area, relaxing on the azure beaches, sipping caipirinhas or dancing to the rhythms of bossa nova. Boating, fishing, and water sports are all popular activities in this little piece of paradise.TOP ↑
Buenos Aires and Iguazu Falls Argentina Excursion
Your Argentinean adventure begins in the capital city of Buenos Aires. A South American city with European flair, this vibrant metropolis offers plenty to its visitors. You will be introduced to Buenos Aires with a half day city tour, and later have the opportunity to attend a passionate tango show and dinner. Interact with the locals, catch up on some souvenir shopping or savor world-famous Argentinean beef at one of the city’s hip restaurants in your leisure time.
On the fourth day of the tour, you’ll check out of your hotel and fly to Iguazu Falls, one of the world’s most spectacular natural wonders. Bordered by Argentina and Brazil, the imposing falls are yours to explore for the next two days. Your tour will allow you unique views of the falls via walking tours, a boat tour and even a helicopter ride! TOP ↑
Machu Picchu Peru Excursion Including Lima and Cusco
This six-day tour highlights the best of Machu Picchu and Peru. Start in Lima, Peru’s capital, the coastal city that holds a third of the Peruvian population. You will experience the liveliness of the capital on your private tour before you leave the next day for the Sacred Valley. You will explore the key settlement of the Inca Empire spread across the valley as you travel to your luxury hotel. The next morning you will take the train headed to Machu Picchu, The impressive world heritage site that was built around the year of 1450 but abandoned around the time of the Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire.
Your fourth day includes a tour of the Huayana Picchu and the opportunity to scale this recognizable peak to take in the unparalleled view. To end your day and to get you to your final Peruvian destination, board the Orient Express Hiram Bingham train back to Cusco. On your final day, explore Cusco via your private tour, seeing what remains of the Temple of the Sun and the Sacsayhuaman Stones, both showcasing the impressive craftsmanship of the ancient Incan people. TOP ↑
Amazon River Cruise Peru Excursion Including Lima
Your tour begins in Peru’s capital city of Lima. This first night, you’ll have leisure time to explore the populous coastal city before departing for your Amazon cruise the next morning. After your flight to Iquitos and a short bus ride, you will board the 147 foot long M/V Aria luxury cruise ship that will provide you with extreme comfort as you travel down the Amazon. Over the next five days, you will experience the sights and sounds of the Amazon Rainforest via boat ride expeditions, jungle walks, village visits and picnic lunches. Among the sights are many extraordinary animals – you may catch a glimpse of an exotic pink dolphin, a furry sloth, or a colorful toucan! In the evenings, enjoy the top notch cuisine and relax in your beautiful suite aboard the M/V Aria. TOP ↑
Luxury Charter Amazon River and Rainforest Experience
This 5 night charter of the Zenith can accommodate up to 12 people in 6 spacious staterooms and is therefore perfect for a private family or corporate charter. It is a 2008 yacht that has a wide variety of water toys for leisure time along with access to a home theatre, spacious dining room, two lounge areas, and sauna room including exercise equipment. The 5 day itinerary is planned for your group to enjoy various excursions including the feeding of pink dolphins, jungle trekking, private beaches as well as urban stops in Manaus including the world famous Opera house and one of the finest Brazilian steak houses. TOP ↑
Ecuador and Galapagos Islands Cruise Experience
You will begin your 8-day tour in the capital city of Quito. The historical Ecuadorian city is situated in the beautiful Andean Valley, which you will have time to experience on your own the first night and through your guided tour on your second day. The next morning you will leave on your flight to the amazingly exotic Galapagos Islands! Here you will board the M/V Eclipse, your accommodations throughout the rest of your adventure. Over the next 4 days you will have opportunities to swim, snorkel or kayak in the ocean, go on panga rides and enjoy gorgeous beaches. The Galapagos is home to creatures that are found nowhere else on earth! You will have multiple chances to bird-watch and take pictures of this unique environment and its inhabitants! Follow in Darwin’s footsteps and get inspired! TOP ↑
Iguazu Falls Excursion
Indulge your senses and experience one of the world’s most spectacular natural sites, Iguazu Falls. This three day, two night tour allows plenty of time to marvel at the falls, but that’s just the beginning. As you travel by jeep through Iguaçu National Park, you’ll find yourself surrounded by lush rain forests and bountiful wildlife in this stunning corner of the world. Relax and bask in nature’s beauty, or take advantage of a number of sightseeing and adventure activities. TOP ↑
Amazon Jungle Lodge Excursion
Journey up river deep into the heart of the Amazon Rainforest to experience the heart of the jungle. Travel by jeep, boat and motorized canoe up the Rio Negro to the mosquito-free Anavilhanas Eco lodge – your base to explore, encounter and experience the world’s greatest rainforest and jungle eco-system. TOP ↑
Recently named one of the best cities in the world by Condé Nast, and just a short drive from Rio, Paraty is the perfect destination for a World Cup extension. What was once a sleepy fishing village is now one of Brazil’s hottest destinations. This three day tour includes a night in a beach cottage on Sono Beach, short scenic hikes and waterfalls, a walking tour of Paraty and a visit to a sugar cane farm and a Cachaca distillery. Spend your free time exploring Paraty and relaxing in its charming neighborhoods, restaurants, and bars. TOP ↑
Your First Class Accommodations in Rio de Janeiro
Our experienced Product Development Team meticulously researches first class hotels so you don’t have to! Our distinctive accommodations are chosen for their excellent service, great value, amazing amenities, and convenient location.
View Gallery This glamorously elegant Orient-Express landmark has been welcoming such guests as Fred Astaire and the Rolling Stones since its’ Art Deco doors swung open in 1923. As one of the finest hotels in Rio de Janeiro, the Copacabana Palace sits serenely overlooking Copacabana Beach. Guests are encouraged to indulge in the magnificent pool and urban sanctuary of the hotel spa; and the hotel’s restaurants, which are considered two of Rio’s finest, are constantly serving the best local and fine Italian dishes. The haven of comfort continues to the luxurious guest accommodations with their stunning views, fine period furniture and original works of art in each individualized room.
- Perfectly positioned on Copacabana Beach
- In 2011, awarded as South America’s and Brazil’s Leading Hotel
- Two excellent dining options, onsite spa, tennis court and beach service
- Sophisticated rooms with modern updates like Wi-Fi and iPod docks
View Gallery The JW Marriott brand is world renown for its standard of luxury and comfort and the JW Marriott Rio de Janeiro is no exception. This stunning property is one of Rio’s finest hotels, offering 5-star accommodations right on iconic Copacabana Beach. The hotel is designed to provide an exceptional guest experience and will impress even the most savvy of travellers. The JW Marriott promises “the ultimate Rio de Janeiro vacation accommodations,” with modern guest rooms complete with Marriott’s new plush bedding. The pampering continues at the Mirante Health Club, where guests can treat themselves to a sublime spa treatment and follow it up with a refreshing swim at the hotel’s rooftop pool. The stunning pool area provides sweeping iconic views of Rio and a perfect place to relax.
- Ideally located on world-famous Copacabana Beach
- TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence (2013)
- TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award (2012)
- Brazil’s Leading Hotel – World Travel Awards (2009)
- Terraneo Restaurant and Taiyou Sushi & Sake Bar serve up some of Copacabana’s tastiest cuisine
- Stunning rooftop pool area offers sweeping iconic views of the city
View Gallery One of Rio’s finest hotels promises unmatched quality and genuine hospitality, all in Rio’s popular Copacabana neighborhood. With sparkling beaches, two shopping malls, fashionable restaurants, and lively bars all within walking distance, the Windsor Atlantica is ideally located in the heart of the action. Inside, guests can relax in the stylish guest rooms, pamper themselves at the spa, or soak up some sun at one of the two pools. Gourmands will enjoy watching the sunrise over Copacabana Beach during breakfast and later the fine Italian cuisine at Ristorante Alloro.
- One of Rio’s finest hotels conveniently located in Copacabana
- Two restaurants: The View offering sunrise breakfasts and Ristorante Alloro, Italian cuisine
- Two pools, one on the 39th floors offering panoramic views of Rio
- Windsor Atlantica Spa featuring pilates studio and fitness room
View Gallery Overlooking beautiful Copacabana Beach and only minutes from some of Rio’s best shopping and dining, the location of the Golden Tulip Regente is hard to beat. Enjoy the panoramic views of Copacabana while relaxing at the hotel’s exclusive pool and pool bar. Or why not head out the front door and claim your own little bit of paradise right on the beach, taking advantage of the Golden Tulip’s beach service, of course. For those feeling more ambitious, work up a sweat at the fitness center, or indulge in some local cuisine at The Forno e Fogão Restaurant. At the end of the day, retreat to your well-equipped guest room and unwind in your home away from home.
- Great location on Copacabana Beach
- Pool and Pool Bar Offering Panoramic Views of Copacabana Beach
- The Forno e Fogão Restaurant, Pool Bar, and Lobby Bar
- Fitness Center
View Gallery With a convenient beachfront address, the Windsor Leme boasts an idyllic location on Leme Beach. Bordered by Copacabana Beach, Leme Beach is a quieter version of its neighbor to the south, yet rewards visitors with the same spectacular ocean views and plenty of shopping, dining, and nightlife. The Windsor Leme is the newest property in the Windsor family of hotels and delivers the same high standard the brand is known for. Guest rooms are inviting and spacious, complemented by the friendly and welcoming staff. Guests will also enjoy the hotel’s two restaurants: La Fourchette for its mouth-watering breakfasts and Bistrot du Leme, which serves up exquisite French cuisine along with stunning sea views.
- Prime location on Leme Beach, just blocks from Copacabana
- Walking distance to shopping, dining, and nightlife
- Member of the Windsor family of hotels
- Spacious guest rooms, many offering ocean views
View Gallery For those seeking the ultimate in luxury and exclusivity, Roadtrips has secured space at some of the most amazing private villas in Rio. We offer a range of properties to provide holiday solutions for groups of all sizes, from small families to corporate events. Roadtrips’ villas offer a private sanctuary from which you can enjoy panoramic views of the sparkling beaches, savor an expertly-crafted meal from your personal chef, or just relax in solitude after the excitement of your day. These exclusive villas can be personalized with a wide selection of amenities including a full staff. Contact us for more information on this bespoke World Cup opportunity.
View Gallery Take your World Cup experience to another level at the Hotel das Cataratas. Set among a tropical rainforest, this Orient-Express property is the only hotel within Iguaçu National Park and is the ideal base for those looking to explore Iguassu Falls. Located just a short walk from the spectacular falls, the property offers much more than just luxurious accommodations and breathtaking views. A boutique hotel with resort-like amenities, guests benefit from the best of both worlds. Hotel das Cataratas offers an endless list of activities from a relaxing game of golf and walk around the falls to an action-packed day of white-water rafting and zip-lining.
- Located a short stroll from Iguassu Falls
- TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award Winner (2013)
- Chosen as one of the 50 Best Hotels in the World by Britain’s Daily Telegraph (2011)
- Named to Condé Nast Traveler’s Hot List (2010)
- Cataratas Spa onsite
- Long list of amenities including outdoor pool, gym, and tennis courts
2014 World Cup Schedule
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First Round - Match 1
|1||June 12||5:00 p.m.||Brazil vs. Croatia||Arena de São Paulo||São Paulo|
|2||June 13||1:00 p.m.||Mexico vs. Cameroon||Estádio das Dunas||Natal|
|3||June 13||4:00 p.m.||Spain vs. Netherlands||Arena Fonte Nova||Salvador|
|4||June 13||7:00 p.m.||Chile vs. Australia||Arena Pantanal||Cuiabá|
|5||June 14||1:00 p.m.||Colombia vs. Greece||Estádio Mineirão||Belo Horizonte|
|6||June 14||10:00 p.m.||Cote d'Ivoire vs. Japan||Arena Pernambuco||Recife|
|7||June 14||4:00 p.m.||Uruguay vs. Costa Rica||Estádio Castelão||Fortaleza|
|8||June 14||7:00 p.m.||England vs. Italy||Arena Amazonia||Manaus|
|9||June 15||1:00 p.m.||Switzerland vs. Ecuador||Estádio Nacional||Brasília|
|10||June 15||4:00 p.m.||France vs. Honduras||Estádio Beira-Rio||Porto Alegre|
|11||June 15||7:00 p.m.||Argentina vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina||Estádio do Maracanã||Rio de Janeiro|
|12||June 16||4:00 p.m.||Iran vs. Nigeria||Arena da Baixada||Curitiba|
|13||June 16||1:00 p.m.||Germany vs. Portugal||Arena Fonte Nova||Salvador|
|14||June 16||7:00 p.m.||Ghana vs. USA||Estádio das Dunas||Natal|
|15||June 17||1:00 p.m.||Belgium vs. Algeria||Estádio Mineirão||Belo Horizonte|
|16||June 17||7:00 p.m.||Russia vs. Korea Republic||Arena Pantanal||Cuiabá|
|First Round - Match 2|
|17||June 17||4:00 p.m.||Brazil vs. Mexico||Estádio Castelão||Fortaleza|
|18||June 18||7:00 p.m.||Croatia vs. Cameroon||Arena Amazonia||Manaus|
|19||June 18||4:00 p.m.||Spain vs. Chile||Estádio do Maracanã||Rio de Janeiro|
|20||June 18||1:00 p.m.||Netherlands vs. Australia||Estádio Beira-Rio||Porto Alegre|
|21||June 19||1:00 p.m.||Colombia vs. Cote d'Ivoire||Estádio Nacional||Brasília|
|22||June 19||7:00 p.m.||Greece vs. Japan||Estádio das Dunas||Natal|
|23||June 19||4:00 p.m.||Uruguay vs. England||Arena de São Paulo||São Paulo|
|24||June 20||1:00 p.m.||Costa Rica vs. Italy||Arena Pernambuco||Recife|
|25||June 20||4:00 p.m.||Switzerland vs. France||Arena Fonte Nova||Salvador|
|26||June 20||7:00 p.m.||Ecuador vs. Honduras||Arena da Baixada||Curitiba|
|27||June 21||1:00 p.m.||Argentina vs. Iran||Estádio Mineirão||Belo Horizonte|
|28||June 21||7:00 p.m.||Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Nigeria||Arena Pantanal||Cuiabá|
|29||June 21||4:00 p.m.||Germany vs. Ghana||Estádio Castelão||Fortaleza|
|30||June 22||7:00 p.m.||Portugal vs. USA||Arena Amazonia||Manaus|
|31||June 22||1:00 p.m.||Belgium vs. Russia||Estádio do Maracanã||Rio de Janeiro|
|32||June 22||4:00 p.m.||Algeria vs. Korea Republic||Estádio Beira-Rio||Porto Alegre|
|First Round - Match 3|
|33||June 23||5:00 p.m.||Brazil vs. Cameroon||Estádio Nacional||Brasília|
|34||June 23||5:00 p.m.||Croatia vs. Mexico||Arena Pernambuco||Recife|
|35||June 23||1:00 p.m.||Spain vs. Australia||Arena da Baixada||Curitiba|
|36||June 23||1:00 p.m.||Netherlands vs. Chile||Arena de São Paulo||São Paulo|
|37||June 24||5:00 p.m.||Colombia vs. Japan||Arena Pantanal||Cuiabá|
|38||June 24||5:00 p.m.||Greece vs. Cote d'Ivoire||Estádio Castelão||Fortaleza|
|39||June 24||1:00 p.m.||Uruguay vs. Italy||Estádio das Dunas||Natal|
|40||June 24||1:00 p.m.||Costa Rica vs. England||Estádio Mineirão||Belo Horizonte|
|41||June 25||5:00 p.m.||Switzerland vs. Honduras||Arena Amazonia||Manaus|
|42||June 25||5:00 p.m.||Ecuador vs. France||Estádio do Maracanã||Rio de Janeiro|
|43||June 25||1:00 p.m.||Argentina vs. Nigeria||Estádio Beira-Rio||Porto Alegre|
|44||June 25||1:00 p.m.||Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Iran||Arena Fonte Nova||Salvador|
|45||June 26||1:00 p.m.||Germany vs. USA||Arena Pernambuco||Recife|
|46||June 26||1:00 p.m.||Portugal vs. Ghana||Estádio Nacional||Brasília|
|47||June 26||5:00 p.m.||Belgium vs. Korea Republic||Arena de São Paulo||São Paulo|
|48||June 26||5:00 p.m.||Algeria vs. Russia||Arena da Baixada||Curitiba|
|Round of 16 - Game 4|
|49||June 28||1:00 p.m.||Brazil vs. Chile||Estádio Mineirão||Belo Horizonte|
|50||June 28||5:00 p.m.||Colombia vs. Uruguay||Estádio do Maracanã||Rio de Janeiro|
|51||June 29||1:00 p.m.||Netherlands vs. Mexico||Estádio Castelão||Fortaleza|
|52||June 29||5:00 p.m.||Costa Rica vs. Greece||Arena Pernambuco||Recife|
|53||June 30||1:00 p.m.||France vs. Nigeria||Estádio Nacional||Brasília|
|54||June 30||5:00 p.m.||Germany vs. Algeria||Estádio Beira-Rio||Porto Alegre|
|55||July 1||1:00 p.m.||Argentina vs. Switzerland||Arena de São Paulo||São Paulo|
|56||July 1||5:00 p.m.||Belgium vs. USA||Arena Fonte Nova||Salvador|
|Quarterfinals - Game 5|
|57||July 4||5:00 p.m.||Brazil vs. Columbia||Estádio Castelão||Fortaleza|
|58||July 4||1:00 p.m.||France vs. Germany||Estádio do Maracanã||Rio de Janeiro|
|59||July 5||5:00 p.m.||Netherlands vs. Costa Rica||Arena Fonte Nova||Salvador|
|60||July 5||1:00 p.m.||Argentina vs. Belgium||Estádio Nacional||Brasília|
|Semifinals - Game 6|
|61||July 8||5:00 p.m.||Brazil vs. Germany||Estádio Mineirão||Belo Horizonte|
|62||July 9||5:00 p.m.||Netherlands vs. Argentina||Arena de São Paulo||São Paulo|
|Finals - Game 7|
|63||July 12||5:00 p.m.||L61 vs. L62||Estádio Nacional||Brasília|
|64||July 13||4:00 p.m.||W61 vs. W62||Estádio do Maracanã||Rio de Janeiro|
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In 2014 all eyes will be on Brazil for the 2014 World Cup. As the largest country in South America, Brazil takes up almost half of the continent, and has a population with a passion for soccer that is evident both on and off the pitch. It is this passion, combined with the incredible natural beauty and cultural diversity that will combine to create a World Cup to remember. Boasting 62 matches being played over 32 days, all spread across 12 beautiful Brazilian host cities, the 2014 World Cup is sure to be the most exciting yet!
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|*All rates are listed per person in USD (based on double occupancy). Rates include all local and state taxes. A 50% deposit is required to secure your package. Final balance is due March 1, 2014.|
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