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Rio de Janeiro: Half-Day Christ the Redeemer and City Tour

1. Rio de Janeiro: Half-Day Christ the Redeemer and City Tour

Discover the best of what Rio de Janeiro has to offer on this 5-hour city tour with a visit to Christ the Redeemer at the top of the Corcovado mountain. Admire not only the iconic statue but also the incredible views of the city from above. Start with a pickup in the morning from hotels located in the South Zone and make your first stop at Christ the Redeemer. Enjoy a great jungle view while riding through the Tijuca Forest in a minivan and take in the stunning surroundings of Corcovado Mountain. Reach the peak of the mountain and see the statue of Christ the Redeemer with its arms right open over the city. Admire the sweeping views and take fantastic pictures. After going down from Corcovado Mountain, enjoy a nice walk outside the Maracanã Stadium. Find out more about the passion of the Brazilians for football. Then, learn about the samba tradition in Rio by visiting the Sambadrome, the place with the biggest Carnival parade on the planet. Marvel at the beautiful street art of the Selarón Steps, a gigantic mosaic work of the Chilean artist Jorge Selarón. The 250 steps have become a monument and an icon of Rio and have more than 2 thousand pieces from more than 60 countries. Stop at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro to revel at the biblical passages on the stained-glass inside it. Afterward, you will be dropped off at your hotel.

Rio: Christ Redeemer by Train & City Highlights Morning Tour

2. Rio: Christ Redeemer by Train & City Highlights Morning Tour

After being collected from your hotel in Rio, you will drive up to the Cosme Velho station in order to catch the Corcovado Train. This train ride through tropical forest stakes about 20 minutes from ground level to the top of Corcovado Mountain. Once having ascended to the top of the mountain, you will discover the Christ the Redeemer Statue, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Once you're back at sea level, you will drive past the legendary Maracanã soccer stadium for an external visit of this park where you will have another photo opportunity. Following this, you will head to Sambódromo, the location of Rio's exciting Carnaval. Afterwards, you can pay a visit to the distinctive Metropolitan Cathedral, a modern structure that takes influence from Mayan pyramids. You can then check out the brightly colored tiles of the world-famous Selarón Steps, one of Rio's most distinctive landmarks. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be comfortably returned to your pickup location.

Rio de Janeiro: Private Full-Day Highlights Tour

3. Rio de Janeiro: Private Full-Day Highlights Tour

Visit Rio's top attractions on this exclusive private tour. Get picked up at your accommodation by your professional, English-speaking guide and your adventure starts by visiting Christ the Redeemer. Travel through a rainforest to reach it and then, after a photo at the awe-inspiring statue, head to visit the Maracanã Stadium, the main site of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Rio Olympics. Stop at the Sambadrome where Rio’s Carnival competition takes place, and learn from your guide about Brazilian Carnival culture. Continue the tour through the historic center of Rio and stop at Colombo Bakery, open since 1894. It still preserves its Art Nouveau décor (food and drinks available to purchase), and is closed on Sundays. Next, visit The Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro, a masterpiece of modern art that takes influence from Mayan pyramids. Drive past the bohemian Lapa district, where the monumental aqueduct was built in the mid 18th century to transport water from the Carioca River to the city center. Stop and explore the Selaron Staircase – 215 colorful steps, one of the most fascinating and original staircases in the world. Conclude your trip visiting the Sugarloaf mountain, taking the cable car from Urca hill up to the top. This unique rock formation also offers a fun way to reach its summit, enjoying views out over Rio and its surroundings. At the end of your tour, enjoy comfortable transportation back to your accommodation.

Rio: Main City Sights Day Tour with Optional Tickets & Lunch

4. Rio: Main City Sights Day Tour with Optional Tickets & Lunch

Make the most of your time in Rio de Janeiro with an 8-hour city tour. Throughout the duration of this experience, you'll discover the city's most iconic attractions whilst enjoying the company of a bilingual local guide.Enjoy a lively day filled with popular attractions such as the Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, Maracanã Stadium (outside), the Selarón Staircase, and the historical downtown district. You'll also encounter both the Sugar Loaf and Corcovado mountains, along with the Christ the Redeemer Statue and other sights.Later, discover the bohemian Santa Teresa neighborhood, which is home to a collection of local boutiques and galleries. The tour follows a set itinerary for people of all ages, backgrounds, and nationalities seeking to discover the beauties of the city in the company of an expert guide.

Rio: 5-hour Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Express Tour

5. Rio: 5-hour Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Express Tour

Start with a pickup in the morning from hotels located in the South Zone and make your first stop at Christ the Redeemer.  Enjoy a great jungle view while riding through the Tijuca Forest that in a minivan and take in the stunning surroundings of the Corcovado Mountain.  Reach the peak of the mountain and see the statue of the Christ the Redeemer with its arms right open over the city. Admire the sweeping views and take breathtaking pictures. Head to the Urca neighborhood and marvel at the beauty of the Sugarloaf Mountain and be amazed by the cable ride to the top. From 220 meters above sea level take in the breathtaking 360-degree view of Rio de Janeiro, Guanabara Bay, the city of Niteroi, and the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Mountain & Maracana by Train

6. Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Mountain & Maracana by Train

If you have always dreamed of visiting Rio then this is the tour for you. Take a tour of downtown and learn a little bit about the city's history with a stop at the incredible Metropolitan Cathedral.  Next stop is Sugar Loaf Mountain. From Urca Hill and Sugar Loaf Mountain, you'll see some great views of Guanabara Bay and Niterói. You'll also see where the City of Rio was founded and where the fights between the Portuguese and French took place. For a break before Christ Redeemer, enjoy an appetizing barbecue lunch. If you are not a meat lover, don't worry, there are plenty of sides and alternative options for vegetarians. After lunch, make your way to Maracanã Stadium where you will take a lap around the stadium and have a short stop so you can appreciate the splendor of the two-time World Cup Finals host. There you will be able to imagine the amount of history that took place since its opening in 1950 when Brazil hosted its first World Cup. Then, take a train ride up the Corcovado Mountain and sit beneath the Christ Redeemer Statue looking down on the marvelous city of Rio. Don't miss the chance to snap terrific photographs.

Christ the Redeemer and Escadaria Selarón Half-Day Tour

7. Christ the Redeemer and Escadaria Selarón Half-Day Tour

Explore some of Rio de Janeiro's top sights with this fantastic guided tour. After being picked up from your hotel by your driver/ guide, you will set off for your first stop at Rio's infamous Christ the Redeemer statue. On your journey up Corcovado Mountain, you will pass through dense Tijuca rainforest to the 38-meter tall Christ the Redeemer statue. From the top, enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Rio and the surrounding countryside. After descending back down the mountain, you will take a pleasant drive through the charming Santa Teresa neighborhood, where old Rio comes alive! Admire its stunning street art as you make your way to the amazing Selaron Steps. Decorated in ceramics artist Jorge Selarón, these steps are truly are one of a kind. Following your exploration of Rio, sit back and relax as your driver transfers you back to your hotel. Or, if you choose an option with a visit to Sugarloaf Mountain included, you'll then travel all the way to the top in 2 steps by cable car. At 395 meters, enjoy splendid views of Copacabana beach, the Santa Cruz fortress, and several beaches of Niterói. Enjoy this magnificent scenery for about 45 minutes until you head back down to catch the van which will bring you back to your hotel.

Rio: Christ the Redeemer & Sugarloaf Express Tour

8. Rio: Christ the Redeemer & Sugarloaf Express Tour

Participate in a quick tour in Rio de Janeiro visiting the 2 most famous landmarks: the Christ the Redeemer Statue and Sugarloaf Mountain. Get picked up from your hotel and drive up to the Christ the Redeemer Statue - one of the New Seven Wonders of the World - on top of Corcovado Mountain. The drive is short and beautiful, traveling through the Tijuca Forest before opening up to incredible views of the entire city. Then go to Sugarloaf Mountain, located in the neighborhood of Urca. Ride a series of 2 cable cars en route to the summit, first arriving at Urca Hill, and then continuing to the top of Sugarloaf, reaching a height of 1,295 feet (395m). Conclude the tour with an exquisitely beautiful panorama of Rio de Janeiro.

Rio: Cariocando Tour with Visit to Christ the Redeemer

9. Rio: Cariocando Tour with Visit to Christ the Redeemer

Spend the day touring Rio’s neighborhoods, the home of bossa nova. Be guided round some of the most well-known sights, including Christ the Redeemer, with your south-side hotel pickup and drop-off included. Start your day with a hotel pickup for south-side accommodation. After meeting your guide and group, head to the first stop. First up is a visit to the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, entry tickets included. Be amazed by breathtaking panoramic views of the city from the top of Corcovado Hill during your journey to the statue. Next up is a visit to the outside of the famous Maracaña Stadium, home to many a World Cup match. Learn a little more about this important world-famous symbol while taking in its façade. Discover the samba catwalk by visiting the Sambódromo, where the biggest popular party on the planet takes place. Then, the next stop is the Metropolitan Cathedral of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro. Take in its unique architecture that attracts the attention of those who pass by — it boasts colorful stained glass windows 60 meters high all the way up to the dome. Next, marvel at the beautiful street art of the Selarón Staircase, a gigantic mosaic work by the Chilean artist Jorge Selarón. With 250 steps they have become a monument and an icon of Rio, it contains more than 2000 pieces from more than 60 countries. Finish off the day with a drop-off back at your hotel.

Rio de Janeiro: Highlights of Rio Private Day Tour

10. Rio de Janeiro: Highlights of Rio Private Day Tour

Take a full-day tour and find out how Rio de Janeiro became known as the Cidade Marabilhosam, the marvelous city. Visit the monumental statue of Christ the Redeemer, see the famous Arches of Lapa, discover beautiful beaches, enjoy a buffet lunch, and much more on this guided tour. After being picked up from your accommodation in Copacabana, your day of discovery in Rio de Janeiro will begin with a visit to the epic Corcovado Mountain to see the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer. You will then stop to see the impressive exterior structure of the Maracanã stadium and continue to the Sambodromo, where the incredible open-air spectacle, the parade of Rio de Janeiro's samba schools, is presented every year. After these sights, it’s over to the historical center of Rio and its many sights. This includes the Metropolitan Cathedral, the famous Arches of Lapa, the Sélaron Stairs, and squares and monuments that showcase how important Rio was when it was the capital of Brazil. After a break for a tasty lunch, it’s over to the southern part of the city, with the beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Here you’ll see its many shops and lively ambiance. Take the time to enjoy yourself and reflect following your full day, before being driven back to your accommodation.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 29 reviews

Awesome personalized experience!! Patty was a delight, so informative and flexible. We explored every attraction in the city and skipped the 1 place I had no interest in seeing. We even did a little shopping downtown- Patty translated for me and helped ensure I got what I needed! We also had time for me to take a helicopter ride from Sugarloaf Mtn. This was the best way to explore the city at my own pace and with the benefit of tour guide/preferential access and with your own private air conditioned car & driver. You do have to pay each site directly but it’s less than booking 4 separate tours and waiting 1-2 hours for a giant tour bus to pick up travelers from 15 stops along the beach. Patty also offers things like accompanying guests for nightlife and beach days! Whatever you’re interests are, she can assist! Highly recommend for solo travelers and couples.

Private guide tour like with a local friend. Patty (perfect English) picked up with private driver and clean and new car direct and on time from hotel. The goals were discussed in the car and off we went to the first stop at the Christ statue. The tour was completely private, any change to the tour would have been possible, but at the same time it was super relaxed to just let yourself be guided. Transportation was provided by our own driver who waited at each exit point and picked us up again. Lunch was at a local eatery in a trendy area you wouldn't find on your own. What was special, however, was Patty's friendly and natural manner, the tour was absolutely individual and local. It doesn't get any better!

Amazing personalized private tour. Patty, our guide, pick us from the hotel with brand new car and personal driver. Tour started with Cristo Redentor and Patty showed us the perfect spot/angle to take pictures and even other tourists were following ours. Tour is completely private, driver waited at every exit point to pick us. We enjoy all the itinerary and most importantly Patty is extremely friendly. She helped us a lot in tips/info/ translation around Rio. We could not expect better service than this! Thanks Patty for the unforgettable trip! Hope to see you again during the carnival

Patty listened to what was important to us to see and do and then added amazing additional sights to visit. Patty English was very good. The Driver made our trip comfortable and safe The knowledge of Rio was insightful We packed a lot of sights into the day tour. Our guides were gracious with their time and energy

My husband and I enjoyed it a lot, we saw the clear river, beautiful, the landscapes opening up with a head of sugar. Although we don't speak and understand English, our guide tried to explain everything as simply as possible, we learned a lot of new and interesting things, thank you