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9 Hours Culture tour itinerary for Rio de Janeiro: Visit All The Highlights Of The Marvellous City Of Brazil

Rio de Janeiro

Nature
Nature Tour
Culture
Culture Tour
Sightseeing
Sightseeing Tour

Visit the impressive sites and unique monuments of the city such as Christ the Redeemer, Sao Bento Monastery, and Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro. Also, appreciate the exquisite natural beauty of the city at places like Sugar Loaf Mountain and Tijuca National Park.

DAY 01

RIO DE JANEIRO tour

  • With your Brazilian tour guide head to Monastery of São Bento, a magnificent example of the Colonial Baroque architecture. (Duration: 15 minutes)

  • Examine the murals painted by Eduardo Kobra for the Rio 2016 Olympics. (Duration: 10 minutes)

  • View of the impressive exterior work by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava on Museum of Tomorrow. (Duration: 15 minutes)

  • See the architecture of Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro, which is based at the Opéra Garnier in Paris. (Duration: 15 minutes)

  • Visit the Convent of St. Anthony, reminiscent of colonial architecture and the origin of Rio de Janeiro, with its Baroque jewel, the Church of San Francisco of Penance. Then make a brief visit to the Confeitaria Colombo, a beautiful example of the Carioca Belle Époque with its stained glass windows and Belgian mirrors. (Food and beverage not included) (Duration: 40 minutes)

  • Behold the impressive work of contemporary Brazilian architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral of São Sebastião, and its religious symbols inside. From there, continue to see and take photos of the Staircase Selarón, by the Chilean artist Jorge Selarón, made with the contribution of tiles from more than 200 cities. (Duration: 40 minutes)

  • Visit the municipal Cultural Center Ruins Park.

  • Proceed to see the exotic Castelinho Valentim. 

  • Depending on the chosen itinerary, take a break at a local restaurant. (Meal, drinks and tips not included) 
    (Duration: 2 hours 10 minutes)

  • Board the train at the Cosme Velho station to ascend to Rio’s most iconic monument, Christ the Redeemer. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, with its unique and comprehensive view of the Marvelous City.

  • During the descent, visit the Tijuca National Park, the largest urban forest in the world with stops at the Mayrink Chapel, Taunay Waterfall, Emperor’s Table and Chinese View. These stops are subject to traffic conditions.
    (Duration: 2 hours)

  • After descending from Tijuca Forest via São Conrado, stop (if traffic conditions permit) at Pepino Beach to observe the movement of paragliders and delta wings. Then continue to the viewpoint of Dois Irmãos park for photos and arrive at Urca. 

  • Take the cable car ride to reach the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and witness incredible sunset.
    (Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes)

  • 92 USD Per Adult (* 6 to 10 persons in a van)
  • 360 USD Per Group (* Up to 4 persons in a car (1 in the front seat and 3 in the back seat))
  • Private transport on air conditioned vehicle 

  • Mineral water – One bottle of mineral water per person inside cooler to keep cool.

  • Wi-Fi on board

  • Experienced and accredited Embratur/Cadastur (Brazilian) guide fluent in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese


    • Meals and snacks (food and beverage)

    • Alcoholic beverages

    • Ticket admissions to attractions

    • Parking fees

    • Tips


    STARTING POINT

    • Usually it will be the hotel where the passengers are staying, but the pick-up and return places can be defined with the passengers previously, being able to include airport or port, but in this case it, a remark regarding the quantity and dimension and storage (not included) of luggage should be made.

    DEPARTURE TIME

    • 7:30 AM

    DURATION

    • 9hours

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    • A valid passport photo is required on the day of travel.

    • Not wheelchair accessible.

    • Accessible for baby strollers, please verify before.

    • Most travellers are able to participate.

    • This experience requires good weather conditions. If cancelled due to bad weather, we will offer a different date or full refund.

    • This excursion/activity is private. Only your group will participate.

    Rio de Janeiro

    Nature
    Nature Tour
    Culture
    Culture Tour
    Sightseeing
    Sightseeing Tour
    francisco-riodejaneiro-tour-guide

    Contributed By

    Francisco Silveira

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    USD 92
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