Prepare for the only event that unifies nations while celebrating the global passion for the sport of football, as cultures collide on the most grandiose stage of all, the 2014 World Cup. This World Cup exclusive boasts all the edge-of-your-seat, fingernail biting excitement and drama of the "beautiful game", in one of the most recognized footballing nations in the world, Brazil, home of the famous Seleção! Travel to the city of Rio de Janeiro for this 10 night World Cup exclusive where you will attend two first round World Cup matches at the famous Estadio do Maracana in category 1 seating. Follow-up this bucket-list experience with three nights of luxury at a villa in Buzios, playgoud of Brazil's rich and famous.
Travel to and from your luxurious Rio accommodations in the comfort of privately driven vehicles during this thrilling World Cup experience. When you arrive to the stadium, make your way to the official Hospitality Pavillion which a tented hospitality suite which is just adjacent to the stadium within the security perimeter which offers premium open bar and buffet before and after the match.
Click Here to see the full World Cup 2014 Match Schedule.
Speak to your destination expert to customize your experience of the World Cup - upgrade your accommodations, attend Semis or the Final, add pre or post days of travel throughout the rest of Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador or Peru!
NOTE: Round One Group Match Packages begin on June 13th, 2014
Round Two Group Match Packages begin on June 20th, 2014
Round of 16 and Quarter Final Packages begin on June 27th, 2014
Semi Finals and Final Packages begin on July 7th, 2014
Upon your arrival into Brazil, a private vehicle with driver will provide a transfer from the Rio de Janeiro International/Domestic Airport to your World Cup Accommodations.
Today take the time to enjoy the city of Rio de Janeiro by maybe spending time at the beach, sipping on fruit juices or walking along its streets.
There are also plenty of options for half and full day tours in and around Rio de Janeiro. Consider tours focusing on the modern and historical aspects of the city, the botanical gardens or a visit to one of the biggest slums in the world with approximately 150.000 inhabitants.
If you prefer to be outdoors, enjoy a half day zodiac boat ride of the Guanabara Bay to Cagarras Archipel passing in front of all the famous beaches like Botafogo where Sugar Loaf, Copacabana and Ipanema are located. A day spent cruising on the Azure waters is another option. For a more cultural experience, consider a guided tour of Petrópolis, located on the mountains of the Atlantic Mountain Range where you can visit the Imperial Museum, residence of the Imperator D. Pedro II. Additionaly, you can visit the Cathedral, and the Christal Palace. All of these options are available on a private basis, and some are offered on a shared basis. Please contact one your Sales Consultant if any of these are of interest to you.
Rio de Janeiro is the second major city of Brazil, behind São Paulo. The city delights people with its scenery, hospitality and infectious cheerfulness. The "Wonderful City" famous all over the world for its beautiful beaches, curvaceous geography and the way of life of its people - welcomes visitors with open arms and offers an infinite number of attractions throughout the year. Known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, beaches, Rio de Janeiro is a perfect destination for relaxation and entertainment.
Enjoy a comfortable stay in Rio de Janeiro during your World Cup Exclusive experience. Your hotel is equipped with modern amenities providing an excellent enviroment for relaxing. Your hotel stay includes a daily breakfast buffet.
The city of Petrópolis is located 60 km away from Rio and is called the Imperial City since the Emperor Pedro II, enchanted by its fresh climate and beauty, bought a large property in the vicinity in 1830. Settled by the Germans, Petrópolis retains the memory of Brazilian history with its buildings and charming streets. Your private tour starts with the visit to the Imperial Museum which has been the summer residence of the emperor D. Pedro II and houses furniture and objects such as the crown of gold, pearls and diamonds used by D. Pedro I and D. Pedro II. Continue to the Gothic Cathedral where Princess Isabel was buried along with the tombstones of D. Pedro II and his wife before visiting the Crystal Palace, built in France and mounted in Brazil, destined to shelter exhibitions and great parties promoted by Princess Isabel. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant before being transfered back to Rio de Janeiro.
A private vehicle will pick you up from your exclusive World Cup accommodations and take you to the famous Estadio do Maracana, for the first round match featuring H1 vs H3.
Upon your arrival to the Stadium, you are granted access to the exclusive Match Pavilion. Inside this dedicated tent, located just adjacent to the stadium, you will be treated to some high-class buffet catering and bar service. The multilingual hostesses will give you a commemorative gift and hospitality kit, and make themselves available to assist you when possible. This exclusive offer is made available after the completion of the game as well.
Enjoy the thrilling action of this World Cup match, as two teams battle for International supremacy, during this 90 plus minute battle to advance their chances of being crowned 2014 World Cup Champion.
Return to the Match Pavilion if you'd like before being transferred back to you exclusive World Cup accommodations for some more World Cup excitement.
A return transfer is provided from the Estadio do Maracana to your exclusive World Cup accommodations.
Begin a half day private guided tour by jeep starting with the statue of Christ the Redeemer located on the Corcovado mountain. Then pass through Paineiras road, in order to reach Afonso Vizeu Square, situated at the pleasant Boa Vista High. From here, you will enter into the heart of the exuberant Tijuca Forest, the largest urban forest in the world, and stop (15 minutes estimated) at "Little Cascade", a landmark of the forest which offers a small souvenir shop, a place to rest and a restaurant. You will be introduced to the interesting history of the Tijuca Forest and the importance of the Atlantic Forest to the Brazilian ecology and its fauna and flora.
The tour then continues, passing by the Chapel Mayrink, where you'll have the opportunity of stretching your legs for a walk of approximately 30 minutes on an easy trail, in which both the botanical and ecological features and their relation to the ecosystem will be highlighted. Your jeep will be waiting at the end of the trail to take you out of the National Park where you will pass through "Loneliness Dam" and "Chinese View". Here a breathtaking view of Rio offers a wonderful photo opportunity. From here, the tour will continue, passing by "Emperor's Table", where the Brazilian Imperial family used to enjoy pleasant picnics. Admire the views on the return trip back to Rio as you pass by "Monkeys' Waterfall".
Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.
A private vehicle will pick you up from your exclusive World Cup accommodations and take you to the famous Estadio do Maracana, for the first round match featuring E2 vs E3.
Upon your arrival to the Stadium, you are granted access to the exclusive Match Pavilion. Inside this dedicated tent, located just adjacent to the stadium, you will be treated to some high-class buffet catering and bar service. This exclusive offer is made available after the completion of the game as well.
Hold on tight, and prepare for this action-packed World Cup match. Marvel at the best International Football stars, as they dawn there National team kits on their quest to become the 2014 World Cup Champion.
Return back to the Match Pavilion if you'd like before being transferred back to you exclusive World Cup accommodations for some more World Cup excitement.
Private transfer from Rio to Buzios, approximately 2 hours - depending on traffic.
Casas Brancas is a modern and charming Boutique Hotel. The hotel is nestled in the hills overlooking the stunning bay of Búzios, just two hours from Rio. With 32 individually decorated rooms and suites, the Pousada boasts an elegant architecture, an exclusive multilingual staff, and a refined and laid-back atmosphere. The exterior of the hotel is Mediterranean inspired, which is gracefully elegant in each and every corner of Casa Brancas. There is matchless blend of minimalist details and classical sophistication is provided, giving guests the servies of a hotel and comfort of home. A relaxed ambiance is created, combined with an ever-attentive personnel whose efficiency can only be matched by its discretion. Fall asleep reading a book on the terrace, chill-out to the mellow sounds of Bossa Nova, explore over 20 exotic beaches with crystal clear water, or guests can just rejuvenate in the exclusive Spa.
Private transfer from Buzios to Rio, approximately 2 hours - depending on traffic.
Laura Iyer ,
January 10, 2014
We just returned last night from our Patagonia adventure and wanted to tell you we had the time of our lives! Everything turned out perfectly. Guides were fun, on time and informative. The excursions were great for an active family and, of course, amazing.
I can't tell you what was our favorite. The boys enjoyed exploring the mountains in El Chalten (they called it Mountain running) while Mohan and I relaxed in the beautiful hotel. I thought after the glacier trek it can't get any better - but it kept surprising me and amazing me. My personal favorite was the horseback riding. I thought afterwards after everything we have seen the bike tour would have to be a let down - NOPE - it also was so exciting and our guide was a hoot! We had great weather for each activity (I know there is a bit of luck involved with that one).
Meals were amazing and after so many active excursions no guilt in pigging out.
I am so happy we took a little risk and went out of the way with our vacation this year. We will have this with us for a life time.
Thank you again,
Laura, Mohan, Ryan, and Nathan
Catherine Dudley ,
January 10, 2014
GREAT trip! We were very pleased with every aspect that you set up for us including the tour of Quito and environs. Our guide spoke excellent English, the driver was courteous and we felt safe and well-informed throughout the day. We're still going through the 500+ photos that I took and the 1700+ photos that my son took. Galapagos was a fabulous trip and the Eclipse was a terrific way to navigate the islands.
Mark Dornfeld ,
November 11, 2013
"My wife and I had a wonderful trip, we really enjoyed ourselves. All the accommodations that you booked for us were exceptional and our drivers and guides were lovely. We had great weather the whole trip and only lost one activity due to high winds. As you know this is a beautiful part of the world so my camera was snapping all the time. We would definitely use your services in the future for this type of travel. Thanks for all you help and expertise........be well.....m.d."
Jack Gregory ,
November 11, 2013
I wanted to give you a little feedback on our recent trip to Peru.
In a word – EXCELLENT – especially the high quality people you work with in Peru. We have taken tours all over the world, S. Africa, France, England, Vietnam, China to name just a few, and the service we received in Peru was far beyond and of the other experiences we have had. The attention to detail was very much appreciated, picking us up at the airport, taking us back to the airport and complete, hassle free, handling of all our details truly made this a stress free experience.
Special thanks to:
-The entire reservation system and the people I came in contact with that process...every detail accounted for
-The people that looked after us in Lima
-Andre, the young man in Cusco who faithfully phoned every night just to make sure the day went well, my wife was well and that we knew what we had to do the next day.
-The Sumaq hotel in Aquas Calientes...you can tell the level of service by the details...I watched a waitress hold a high stool for a lady to prevent her from tipping backwards as she got on the stool, the lady didn’t even know the waitress did it....that’s client care.
-Especially Mariela, the tour guide in Cusco...highly knowledgeable, passionate, personable and shows great care for the people she guides.
Hainsworth Sherry ,
November 05, 2013
Clients were very impressed. Guides were amazing and accommodation was beyond expectations. They will definitely travel with you again and they have highly recommended Kensington Tours.
Hope I can work with you again the in the near future.
Scott Parks ,
November 05, 2013
Sandy and I are back from Peru and had a wonderful time. Kensington seems to have the best contacts in each country and Peru was no exception. I wanted to take the time to give you some specific feedback on each segment of out trip.
The “Hotel B” in Lima is fantastic. It’s an old house that has been turned into a small Hotel. The people are great and the location in Barranco is just what we like.
The Inkaterra Amazonica is probably the best place place to stay in the Amazon region. The rooms give a real feel of the sounds of the rain forest.
The hotels in both Cusco and Aquas Calientes were perfect with great locations. We added an additional day in Aquas Calientes which gave us three days in Machu Picchu. For us, this was well worth it and gave us the time we wanted to see all aspects of Machu Picchu. Pictures did not do justice to the site, although we got some great pictures.
The trip to see the Nasca Lines was, also, worth the time. Our guide added some side trips including lunch at a local winery which we really enjoyed. The Hotel Paracas was an unexpectedly high quality resort and a great way to end our trip.
Thanks for your help we look forward to next year
June Murray ,
August 20, 2013
"Buenas Noches Brandi-
I filled out the survey but I wanted to send you a note to say thank you. Our trip was the stuff lifelong memories are made of and I mean every part of it. From our time spent in Quito, to the Safari Camp and Isla Isabela. I cannot say enough about the professionalism of the staff at our accommodations and the expertise of all our guides (most especially Tanya Helmig at the Safari Camp). We hope to go back for an extended stay.
I have attached 2 photos for you of Bart and I. I think the joy is clearly evident- thank you for making it possible.
Barbara Mackey ,
July 22, 2013
"We just completed a family trip to Costa Rica, with three families traveling from different locations. All the coordination efforts were made easily and efficiently by our Kensington representative, Brandi Merchant, who was wonderful; an absolute delight to work with. All the accommodations were first class and the guides knowledgeable and very punctual. We will be using Kensington again!
Cindy Thoene ,
July 22, 2013
What an AMAZING trip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Seriously…the trip of a lifetime!
We returned late on Thursday and had out of town visitors through the weekend and we are just now unpacking and getting back to non-vacation reality.
I will share my feedback and get pictures sent to you soon.
Thanks for everything….truly a perfect trip!
July 24, 2013
Our trip was wonderful, we had a great time, wish we could have spent more time. In fact, I now know I would have spent more time in Cuzco and the Machu Picchu area.
Machu Picchu was fabulous.
Margot, our guide, and the driver, were absolutely wonderful, low key, very personable, very accommodating, really good. We didn't end up with enough time on the last morning in Cusco to finish the tour, but got a feel- of Sacsayhuman, Qengo, Koricancha. We saw Ollayantatambo, and went to Moray and Maras, and Wayra ranch which was also outstanding, on the next day, but did not do Pisac and the market. We got tired and ran out of time so cut a couple things. Louis the coordinator was good as well.
Would love to go back and learn more some time.
The coordinator in Lima was extremely nice too, and very helpful.
In fact, we loved the food, the people and everything. The Libertador Palacio , the Tambo del Inka and the Sanctuary were indeed outstanding hotels. LAN was all on time, great service.
Thank you again for all your help.
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