The Superclásico in the Monumental, River Plate vs Boca Juniors.
The Clásico de Avellaneda, Independiente vs Racing.
The Clásico Porteño, Huracán vs San Lorenzo de Almagro or Clásico del Sur Lanús vs Banfield (3rd game chosen based on final fixture times).
THE defining weekend in Buenos Aires, a football overload, packed full of some of the world's biggest derbies. One for the purists on the weekend of 23rd February to 26th February 2023.
With the Clásico weekend 3 matchday experience pack, you will have it all. First and foremost, the stuff of dreams: a spot at the world's most famous, most important, most sensational game of football the Superclásico - a life-defining experience at the Monumental to witness Club Atlético River Plate face off against Club Atlético Boca Juniors.
Not only that, you'll also delve into the Caldera del Diablo (devil's cauldron) with the Rey de Copas (king of cups), Independiente.
And to top it off, chant with the Banda de la Quema of Huracán or La 14 of Lanús, two enormous games in their own right, helping you get to the pitch of things for the most intense weekend of your life.
What does it Include? 3 Matchday experiences to the Superclásico to see River vs Boca at the Más Monumental; the Clásico de Avellaneda to see Independiente vs Racing at the Bochini Libertadores de América.
Also includes a 3rd derby, one of: the Clásico Porteño to see Huracán vs San Lorenzo at the Palacio Ducó, the Clásico del Sur to see Lanús vs Banfield at the Fortaleza, or the North East derby between Argentinos Juniors and Platense at the Diego Maradona stadium.
Matchday experiences consist of experienced, local, bilingual guide; beer and match food; and the all important guaranteed clásico game tickets.
Matchday Experience Information
Meeting - We'll arrange the most convenient meeting point for each game, to meet the guides and the rest of the group. Your bilingual guides will explain the context of Argentine football, the day’s game and the club's history. More importantly, they’ll let you know exactly what you need to do and be aware of to enjoy the day as a local fan.
The Build-Up - From there, depending on the day, we’ll head to a local bar and mingle with the fans, continuing on through the pre-match party in the streets of Núñez, Avellaneda, and Parque Patricios/Lanús/La Paternal.
Chants of Vamos Millonario and hoy tenemos que ganar; practicing the correct wrist-flick for our agite; a beer in one hand and a choripán in the other, the perfect preparation for a day in the Monumental/Libertadores/Palacio/Fortaleza.
There's nothing like the pre-match atmosphere of derby dat, and as you probably know, Argentinians don't do things in half-measures. It WILL be extreme.
Your guide will accompany you in reduced groups (7-9 pax.) to the correct entrance gate, through the squeeze of security controls and police checkpoints, and finally into the ground to behold the welcoming recibimientos full of shouts, cheers, fireworks, confetti and more - an astonishing sight that will stay with you forever.
The match - River
Past the club museum, through the large gates, under the "River Plate" sign and into Latin America's largest arena. The immense bowl of the former Antonio V Liberti stadium is an impressive sight, especially after it's recent upgrades and refurbishments. The perfect scene for the 1978 World Cup Final and for a Superclásico versus eternal rivals Boca Juniors, thousands of gallinas (chickens) in their sashed shirts cheering on the "millionaires"
Your guide will keep the group together, and find a good spot among the fans, explaining the songs and describing the stadium's intricacies.
Check out our short documentary video on Youtube from last year's Superclásico - remember to Like, Subscribe and Share!
The Match - Independiente
Into the "devil's cauldron", the home of 7-time Libertadores champions Independiente complex, passing arch-rivals Racing's stadium on the way, just 200m away.
Uniquely for Argentina, both terraces have a barra brava (ultras) presence creating an incredible sea of colour an noise - the corners of the Bochini Libertadores are filled with the "garganta del diablo" (devil's throat) boxes creating a real inferno for visiting fans. The stadium brimming over in expectation of a win for the Rojo (reds).
The Match - Huracán
The Tomás A. Ducó stadium is known as the "Palace" for good reason, it's a beautiful 1950s art-déco monument that is simply awesome. Being a bowl of just one tier it is deceptively big, but on derby day with the huge terraces behind the goals packed with quemeros (burners) it's clear that it's an enormous arena.
Smoke bombs, balloons drifting above the famous pillar of the Houseman stand, and the Globo fans taunting their neighbours about their lack of neighbourhood and identity, a true city derby.
The Come-Down - What goes up must come down. The inevitable adrenaline crash after the ecstasy, streaming out of the exits and back to reality. Some chase the dragon in a local bar, some head to a steakhouse to savour the moment, others straight to bed to dream on…
You’ll head back to a secure spot and your guide will assist in pointing you in the right direction to get back home safely. Other games we will return to a central location also.
Each Experience Includes:
- Beer/soft drink, and a burger/choripan 🍺🍔
- Match Ticket - Seated for the best view of the fans* 🎟 (subject to final availability confirmation)
- Experience Bilingual Guide - to translate, answer your questions and keep everyone safe 😀
This experience does not include transportation to the meeting point for all games.
What you need
- National Photo ID (not a copy/screenshot).
- Very casual clothing and comfortable footwear for walking/standing (dress-down!).
- Coats/jackets for the cold/rain.
- You can bring your phone to take pictures.
- Leave your valuables at home and travel light - no handbags, make-up, power banks, water bottles, lighters, umbrellas… these will be confiscated.
- Some cash if you want to buy something extra as credit cards are not often accepted.
- Your psyched-up self, it will be incredibly intense!
**PLEASE NOTE, THE KICK-OFF TIMES WILL NOT BE ANNOUNCED UNTIL 1-3 WEEKS PRIOR, CHANGES MAY APPLY**
Another game of equal value will be included if it's not possible to go to Huracán due to scheduling.
Remember there are exchange/refund options on our Terms & Conditions page
Important to know
For some clubs, tickets are very hard to come by and are available exclusively to members, sponsors, or can only be found through various levels of re-sale. For others, tickets are available but can only be bought in-person, with local ID/bank cards, or through various other inventive ways of wasting your time. We will make sure to find tickets for you and guarantee their authenticity.
The access to the stadium is filled with different controls and security checks in which police and fans get mixed up, sometimes creating tension. Our expert guides have navigated these sites dozens of times, know the ins and outs, and can anticipate and handle these situations so you don’t have to.
Many football fans in Argentina are not used to seeing tourists and barely speak English. In a way, this is what makes our experience truly authentic, and we will help with Spanish so no language barriers affect your match-day.
Many supporters will appreciate it if you show your support through your clothing, by wearing the club's merchandise like a shirt, beanie, jacket, etc. Dressing with the club colours will be fine, but if you want a jersey make sure to take a look at our store.
Football in Argentina is an amazing subculture. Our expert guide will let you know everything you need about the context of the game, the history of the clubs, the traditional pre-game rituals, the meaning of the songs you will hear, the significance of the flags and symbols, and more.
The chaos and unpredictability in Argentine football are what makes it uniquely beautiful, and uniquely frustrating. The League often decides fixtures at the last moment, and changes can happen late on also. If this is the case, we will let you know in advance for you to make a decision according to your availability.