2014 World Cup Preview

In 2014, Brazil is the soccer capital of the world!

For the second time in the country’s history, Brazil will host the world’s most highly anticipated and watched tournament, the World Cup. 1950 was the last time this nation – a country that lives, breathes and sweats soccer – hosted a World Cup tournament. However they have won five titles, a stat that makes them the most successful team in the tournament to date, and a stat that will make them a formidable home team opponent to every visiting nation they face.

Brazil will have 12 cities hosting matches, as opposed to the standard 8-10 cities FIFA has traditionally set as a limit for previous host nations. Rio de Janeiro’s Maracanã stadium will host the World Cup Final, a venue that is being renovated to hold a whopping 90,000 spectators.

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 Packages along with our partners at Roadtrips offer custom options with accommodations in the famous Copacabana Beach area plus the opportunity to add Day Trip Match 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.

Experience all that South America’s largest country has to offer

It’s no secret that Brazil is a soccer nation through and through, but there is definitely more to do in this fabulous country than watch The Beautiful Game. Trips down the Amazon, hiking through rainforests and gorgeous beach-side resorts await you in this magnificent South American country.

Experience the Games by Sea

From the Games in Rio head to Angra dos Reis (with tiny islands for picnics and the largest starfish ever!) From their Ilha Grande and Ensanado dos Palmas are next.  End your trip in Paraty.  One of my personal favorites!  On the Green Coast of Brazil, it is a gorgeous little town, the center of which has remained virtually unchanged since its heyday as a port for the gold passing through from the mines of Minas Gerais, Paraty today is a UNESCO recognized national monument.   This lively working port is a wonderfully colourful spot to visit, with fishing boats, horse-drawn carts and cobbled streets lined with charming buildings. Wandering the streets, you’ll find some good boutiques and jewellers, art galleries and restaurants.  The best though is the local bacaloa dishes.

Where to Stay

Right on Copacabana Beach, the Copacabana Beach is one of South America's most famous hotels, providing glamorous and luxurious accommodations since 1923.  It's been the hotel of choice for the rich and famous for decades and has become an icon of the city.  And of course Journeys' clients enjoy Virtuoso's amenities.

A Premium Experience for the Limited Few

For all the wonder and spectacle that is sure to be a part of the World Cup in 2014, there will, unfortunately be space for only a limited few to experience it in person. Top quality accommodations will be scarce and our partners have ensured us that our clients will have access to the finest available. Since thousands of people will be converging on cities throughout Brazil, the earlier you make plans for your ultimate World Cup experience, the better.

Reserve Your Spot Now for the Best Rates and Availability!

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