Complete Rio City Tour
Product Code: 5524-428899
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • •  Excellent value for money
  • •  Small group ensures personal service
  • •  Selected Hotel pickup at Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana included
  • •  Led by a local professional guide
Tour Code
5524-428899
Duration
8 hours
Departure City
Rio de Janeiro
End City
Rio de Janeiro
Tour Type
Sightseeing Tours
Language
English, Spanish
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Historical, UNESCO

Encounter rich historical landmarks with expert guides; Visit locations designated as World Heritage Sites by the United Nations

Tour Type: Escorted

Tour director/guided escort is available from the beginning to the end of the vacation

Group Type: Small group

Take an intimate and semi-private trip with a small group

Activity Level: Moderate

Designed for travelers in good health who are comfortable with light walking or hiking

Quality: Value

Travel with professional guides, enjoy more time at attractions and/or stay at comfortable accommodations.

Accessibility: Fully accessible

Tour has wheelchair accessible vehicles/attractions and/or allows service dogs

Itinerary

Rio City Tour

This sightseeing tour in Rio will take you to the main attractions in Rio de Janeiro. After a pick-up from selected hotels, you'll head to Corcovado Hill to see Brazil's greatest national icon – the Christ the Redeemer statue of Rio de Janeiro.

On the way, you'll see Copacabana beach, pass in front of Botafogo Soccer Club, see the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, take a look at the Guanabara Palace, view the official residence of the State's Governor, see the Fluminense Soccer Club, and view the São Judas Tadeu Church.

Next, go through the Tijuca Forest, which is 3.5% of the city of Rio de Janeiro and the biggest urban forest in the world, then stop at Paineiras to board the vehicles of the National Park Authority. The visit to the monument lasts around 45 minutes.

Be prepared to take the famous cable car and be mesmerized on the way up to Urca Hill, your first stop. You will see the city from a different and incredible point of view. After that, you will take the cable car again to Sugar Loaf Hill where you'll have 30 minutes to enjoy the jaw-dropping view. After, those who picked the half-day tour will be taken back to the pick-up point and those who opted for the full-day will be driven to General Osório Square in Ipanema for a lunch break.

After lunch, you'll be driven around Maracanã Stadium taking a quick stop at the Bellini statue in front of the main entrance. On the way to the Sambadrome, get ready to see where the magic happens every year. You'll see where the biggest carnival parade happens, try on some typical costumes and even try to dance some samba, Rio's main dance and musical style. Your next stop is the St. Benedict Monastery, which was the first one to be built in the city, and it's baroque-style church is covered in carved wood gold-leafed sculptures. Moving forward to the next visiting point, be able to see a completely different and modern church, the opposite of the classical St. Benedict: the Metropolitan Cathedral. At the end of this wonderful day, finish your visit at Selarón staircase, which is located in Lapa, Rio's bohemian heart. This special staircase was covered in colorful tiles from all around the globe by the Chilean artist Selarón, and it has starred in many music videos such as "Beautiful" by Snoop Dog and Pharrel Williams in 2002.

Tips:
In case of poor visibility on the summit of the Corcovado, we make an alternative stop at Mirante Dona Marta (362m), generally less affected by cloudiness.

Visiting Attractions

  • Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro
  • Escadaria Selaron Escadaria Selaron
  • Tijuca National Park Tijuca National Park
  • Maracana Stadium Maracana Stadium
  • Christ the Redeemer of the Andes Christ the Redeemer of the Andes
  • Sugarloaf Mountain Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Copacabana Copacabana
  • Corcovado Mountain Corcovado Mountain
Margarita Lozano

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Pick-up Details / Transfers
Pick-ups between 7:00am and 7:30am.
Tour departs from selected hotels along the shore of Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana. If your hotel is outside the pickup area contact us to know the best pick up location and time.

Drop-offs at the original departure point.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Small-group tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Package Excludes

  • Lunch & Drinks (entirely optional)
  • Entrances fees: estimated local cash needed for tickets: USD 40 = BRL 140.00 per person. Our guide will assist you with your purchase.
  • Gratuities (optional)
Cancellation Policy

Cancellation made within:

  • Cancellation made more than 25 days prior to departure, Refund 100% of purchase amount
  • Cancellation made within 16 days to 24 days prior to departure, Refund 75% of purchase amount
  • Cancellation made within 7 days to 15 days prior to departure, Refund 50% of purchase amount
  • Cancellation made within 6 days prior to departure, No refund
Special Notes
  • Pick up by selected hotels at Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana.
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers for passengers 5 years old and up
  • Child rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat with ID
  • Operated by a multi-lingual guide - English and Spanish always
  • Entrance fees will be paid directly at the attractions. All major credit cards are accepted in both attractions. Attraction prices are subject to changes without prior notice.
  • Discount at the Sugar Loaf tickets for: Children, Juveniles, Students, and Seniors above 60 years old and people with disabilities. To guarantee your discount you must present an identification document with photo and date of birth on paper. No electronic documents will be accepted.
  • Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking to check if possible
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.
  • If any of the attractions are closed due to Covid-19, the guide will arrange the itinerary based on the actual situation on the tour date. Please understand. Thanks.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

Adult pricing applies to all travelers older than 6 years.
Infant (0-5 years old, sitting on the lap) with ID: Free.
Infant also needs a reservation, please contact us to adjust the price when booking.
  • *The final tour rates already include possible booking fee, handling fee, and exchange rate loss.
  • Reservation Info

      1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
      2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
      3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
      4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

    Terms and Conditions

      - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
      - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
      - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
      - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
      - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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