Day trip

Rio de Janeiro: 6-Stop Highlights of Rio with Lunch

Activity provider: Rio Carioca Tours

Rio de Janeiro: 6-Stop Highlights of Rio with Lunch

Activity provider: Rio Carioca Tours

From US$ 72.31 per person

Enjoy a city tour of Rio de Janeiro; admire Christ the Redeemer, and the Sugarloaf Mountain. Explore the city by visiting the Maracanã Stadium, Selarón Steps, and more.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
French, Portuguese, English, German, Italian, Spanish
Pickup included
Hotel pickup and drop-off from Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana, Botafogo, Flamengo, Catete and Centro Pickup between 07:45 AM and 09:30 AM, depending on hotel location. Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time. Tour guide will call you by your name in the hotel lobby.
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Take in panoramic views of the city from Christ the Redeemer
  • Admire the beauty of the colorful tiles of the Selarón Steps
  • Learn more about Brazilian's passion for football and samba at the Maracanã and the Sambadrome
  • Marvel at the beautiful landscape by taking the cable car ride on the Sugarloaf Mountain
  • See the beautiful stained-glass inside the Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro
  • Benefit from small groups up to 19 passengers
Full description

Start your adventure with a pickup in the morning from hotels located in the South Zone and head towards your first stop at Christ the Redeemer. 

 

Enjoy great jungle views in the minivan ride through the Tijuca Forest that surrounds the Corcovado Mountain. Reach the peak of the mountain and meet 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 a nice walk outside the Maracanã Stadium and find out more about the passion of the Brazilians for football. 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. He started dedicating himself to decorate the stairs in the early 90s. The 250 steps have become a monument and an icon of Rio.

 

Stop at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro to revel at the biblical passages on the stained-glass inside it, following a stop for lunch in an all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant. With the batteries recharged, there is still one place left. 

 

Head to 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.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry Fees to Christ the Redeemer, Cathedral, and Sugarloaf
  • External visits to Selarón Steps, Maracanã, and Sambodrome
  • Multilingual Guide
  • Drinks and dessert
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • Wheelchair access: a small section of the Christ the Redeemer requires tour guide assistance for wheelchair access
  • All participants who are over 49 years old must present proof of their 3rd dose of the COVID-19 vaccination
  • Pickup between 7:45am-9:30am according to hotel location. Contact local supplier to find out pickup time.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 211 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5

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We had some problems at the beginning with the van but they changed it at the first stop. It's a complete trip where you see the most striking or touristy parts of the city, it also helps you locate yourself if you spend many days and then want to go on your own. Cristian was an attentive and patient guide with everyone

November 16, 2022

Good experience, however there were heavy crowds during our trip. This meant we didn’t end up eating lunch at around 05:30pm. We also didn’t get to go inside the Cathedral since it was already closed, and we didn’t get down at the Samba and Maracana Stadiums since it was already night and it started to rain. Others on my tour may have given a lower rating, but the heavy crowds were of no fault of the operator. I got picked up at 07:45am and got dropped off at 8:30pm. Since I stayed in Barra de Tijuana, I had to arrange additional transport to Janeiro Hotel, so total time was almost 14 hours.

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November 15, 2022

The tour started on time but not as booked. We had booked a German-speaking guide, but despite 9 German-speaking guests, explanations were mainly given in English and French. In addition, it was said that the Cristo Redentor stop could not be approached due to the weather. However, there was financial compensation for this. our guide was super friendly and tried to explain the most important things in our language with the help of a translation program. Thanks to his extremely great commitment, the tour was ultimately satisfactory. Our extra thanks and praise for that.

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November 6, 2022

Product ID: 388272