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Go Football - Private Tours

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Jerkasm wrote a review Dec 2013
Perth, Australia4 contributions3 helpful votes
Where do I start... First off the prices of the tickets were hugely over priced. We paid $1500 pesos each for the only to be disgusted when we got our tickets with a face value of $280 pesos - and they were in different sections! On top of this one ticket didn't work and I suspect it was a fake. It was only after 5 minutes of my broken Spanish with security that they must of felt sorry for me and just let me in. Only one guide spoke reasonable English and like many other comments here we experienced the same cold and unfriendly transport to and from the game. No communication at all about what we were doing. Just simply told follow me. Our guides even left 2 people behind! Going to a game is a must. The fans are crazy and you'll have a great time. Just do not go with these crooks
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Date of experience: December 2013
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SvenVan wrote a review Aug 2013
Hoorn, The Netherlands7 contributions1 helpful vote
They pick you up, take you to the game, make sure you're safe and tell you something about the club (if you ask). That's it. Our guide spoke English very well and was really taking care of the group. At the end of the day, I have a different opinion than the other reviews. Don't expect high level stadiums, a full explaniation of the club or a stadium tour. This is a tour, just as the football in Argentina is; raw, passionate, exciting, basic. Definetly worth the peso's and the time!
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Date of experience: August 2013
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Timmeronline wrote a review May 2013
Sydney, Australia108 contributions75 helpful votes
We went to a River Plate game with these guys and I must say we weren't that impressed, but weren't disappointed either. They picked us a bit too late, but had a full bus of about 20 people and treated us kindly. As described below, it is tricky getting tickets for these games and it turned out we had to use other people's seasons tickets to get into the stadium. Our little guide man stayed with us the whole time and reminded us all to stay together at all times. Although the entry was a bit hairy and there were loads of police everywhere, the atmosphere was peaceful and the guide kept a very close eye on us. We were all seated together and had an amazing time at the game. The way back was equally easy and the guide got us all out together and the van was parked very close to the stadium. Considering the alternatives (going to the game by yourself), this is a perfect and very safe option.
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Date of experience: May 2013
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megado5 wrote a review Mar 2013
los angeles21 contributions16 helpful votes
I should start by saying the game we saw was awesome, the fans were great, and we felt completely safe being there - but no thanks to the guys from Go Football who escorted us in. The whole night started off really awkward. They got to our hotel early and the concierge said they almost left without us until she insisted he wait for us to come down. The bus ride to the game was so quiet and depressing - about as fun as being on an airport shuttle. The rep from Go Football didn't say more than 2 words to us. It would have been nice to get a little pep talk or explanation of how the evening will progress. Instead, he drove us to La Boca in silence and handed us off to another guy who was even less friendly. He marched us through the streets of La Boca without even introducing himself. It was all very strange. I had little confidence he was keeping tabs on where we all were. He didn't even ask us our names or encourage the group to get to know each other so we can help keep the group together. Once we were inside the game, it was even worse. Said guide couldn't keep us all together and then when we got to our seats, several of us were seated away from the people we came with. Fortunately, my husband and I were able to swap with someone to sit together, but it was lame. We were also promised a free beer that never came, and we soon found out it is a dry stadium so we were completely sober the entire game. Not the end of the world, but not how we like to enjoy live sports! When the game was over, I was happy I kept an eye on where the guide sat so I could locate him. He didn't tell us where to meet him, so who knows if he would have gone out of his way to find us. Another awkward march back through the streets of La Boca led us back to our depressing bus. Thank god for the game and the fans. Next time, we will try and find some cool local to get us in! Go Football was really expensive and really disappointing.
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Date of experience: March 2013
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inempyrean wrote a review Mar 2013
Los Angeles, California32 contributions8 helpful votes
If there was the ability to give zero stars, I would do that for these guys, they're so bad. With the exception of the soccer game itself, this trip was unbelievably awful and with even the slightest bit of effort or concern from these tour guides it could have been so much better. For a little background here, going to an Argentinian soccer match is difficult and also dangerous and it's recommended that you take a tour guide or company. For the Boca Jr games in particular, tickets are only available to "club members," so if you want to see a game you need to go with a tour company. This means of course that what are normally $30 tickets are jacked up so you have to pay about $160 per person. Really obnoxious, but if you want to experience a game (which I would recommend), this is the easiest way. The comedy of errors started when the bus to pick us up showed up 20 minutes earlier than we were told they would and refused to wait for us to get ready. So we had to rush out the door. Then we sat in the bus through traffic for about two hours of picking up other people and heading to La Boca. The long ride itself wouldn't have been so bad, except that the tour guide didn't have anything to say or talk to us about. Such a long bus ride could have been a great time to teach us some of the Boca Jrs chants and songs, recount some of the club's history, or talk to us about safety and what to expect once we got to the stadium. I for one, would have really loved to know that they don't sell alcoholic beer inside the stadium so I could have had some before. Instead the only thing the tour guide asked us was whether we would be paying credit card or cash... We arrived at a corner where they took our money and gave us all tickets, then we split up based on seating and drove into La Boca, still with no idea what was happening and no explanation. We arrived in La Boca and were promptly handed over to a new guide who we had not met before and didn't bother to tell us his name. We were told to follow him and the tour guide we were with headed off with another group. So we followed our new guide, who looked nervous and was uncommunicative. Once again we were told nothing and were given no expectations, so when we got to the security check we were unaware that we had to get rid of certain things. Nothing major, but they took our small bottle of hand sanitizer and they tried to take our camera. Then we had to go through a series of ticket checkpoints to get in. At one point, one girl in our group had her ticket get stuck in the machines and we had to wait about 5 minutes for them to figure it out and fix it; the entire time our guide watched from afar, did nothing to help or intervene. Finally, after about 6 or 7 staircases we arrived inside the stadium. The guide helped us find our seats, which as it turned out were completely random and spread out all over the section. My wife and I were not seated together... so I raised a fuss and he was able to get us sitting together. However, a family of three (husband, wife, and son) we're given two seats together and one seat by itself and the guide could not fix it. They told us they had specifically requested to all sit together as well. After we were seated the guide retreated to a seat in the upper section and wanted nothing to do with us the rest of the match. I suppose there wasn't much to do anyway, but it would have been nice to know where the bathrooms were and where to meet up after the game. The game itself was fun, but I imagine it would have been even better had we known the chants and had an understanding of the politics and history of the team and players. I already mentioned that there's no beer.. only non-alcoholic quilmes. After the game it took quite a while to get out of the stadium due to the crowds. We were brought back to the bus and dumped with the original guide, who didn't bother to ask how it was or whether we had a good time. Our guide from the stadium walked off, none of us said good bye, more like good riddance; he never even gave us his name. Then after another very long ride home, just when you thought there was nothing else they could do to botch this any further: our guide got off the bus at the stop before ours and insinuated the driver would take us back. I guess he didn't really care if we got home safely. It's pretty obvious that these guys do not care about their customers at all and they're more concerned with making an easy buck than they are about whether people enjoy themselves and have fun. I think the tour company should try to remember that people are spending close to $160 per person and for that kind of money they expect a certain level of service and quality in the experience. I rarely write bad reviews so for me to write this passionately should show you the level of awfulness that we experienced. What make it even more shocking is that most Portenos are so friendly and open, but these guys were impolite, nervous, and unsociable. If you're looking to go to a game, I would honestly ask around and see if you can find an individual to take you or talk to cab drivers and see if they have connections. Yes, I think you could have a better time going with a random stranger than you will with these guys.
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Date of experience: March 2013
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