Rio Two Half-Day Private Tour with Lunch on both days. Duration 12 Hours – Confeitaria Colombo & BBQ Lunch @ top-notch Fogo de Chão
Rio Two Half-Day Private Tour
Rio de Janeiro 2-Half-Day Private Tour – Christ Statue & Sugar Loaf Fast-Passes Duration: 12 Hours
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Group Sizes / Vehicles – All Vehicles are New and Air-Conditioned – 30-40% Empty Seats
1-2 Passengers / Executive Sedan or SUV
3-5 Passengers / 10-Passenger Minivan
6-9 Passengers / 14-Passenger Van
10-16 Passengers / 26-Passenger Minibus – Reclinable seats & wider window views
This is a 100% Bespoke Private Tour. Only your Group will participate! The Tour is fully customizable and we´ll design the best Itinerary to suit your preferences.
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PICK UP AT YOUR HOTEL / AIRBNB – NOT VALID FOR THE CRUISE SHIPS TERMINAL
For Cruise Passengers, please click here. Cruise Port Operations require more staff, Tour Coordinators at the Port, and all Venues for Advance Tickets Collection, and unfortunately, the price differs.
1st Day – Rio Two Half-Day Private Tour Itinerary – Duration 6 Hours
1st Stop – Christ Statue – Brazil’s most famous monument, an art deco statue located on top of Corcovado Hill, 709 meters above sea level, at the Tijuca National Park, overlooking most of Rio de Janeiro, granting the most beautiful views of the city. In 2007, it was informally selected as one of the seven wonders of the modern world. Pre-Scheduled Train Tickets. Skip the line going up! The visit will last approx. 2 hours.
2nd Stop – Metropolitan Cathedral – The cathedral was designed in a modern style based on the Mayan architectural style of pyramids and dedicated to Saint Sebastian, the patron saint of Rio de Janeiro. The New Cathedral, as it is sometimes called, is located in the center of the city. Conical in form and with a 96 meters (315 ft) internal diameter — 106 meters of external diameter — and an overall height of 75 meters (246 ft). Inside, the area measures 8,000 square meters, with sufficient 5,000 seats and a standing-room capacity of 20,000 people. The cathedral’s four rectilinear stained-glass windows soar 64 meters (210 ft) from floor to ceiling.
3rd Stop – Cinelandia Square – One of the most important squares in the city. It doesn’t have the same fame anymore as it had a hundred years ago when it was called the Broadway of Rio, but historically it has had a significant impact on the development of the city. In the colonial period, the square was simply the area that housed the “Ajuda Convent” built for women in 1750. The most significant buildings in the area that remain in the square today are the Teatro Municipal (Municipal Theater), Biblioteca Nacional (Brazilian National Library), Palacio Pedro Ernesto (City Hall), Tribunal Superior (Higher Court), and the nearby Museu Nacional de Bela Artes (The National Museum of Fine Arts). Most of the buildings’ façades and interiors reflect the French Beaux-Arts architectural style, a design that was considered symbolic of Rio de Janeiro’s modernization. The visit will last approx. 10 minutes.
4th Stop – Selaron Stairways – Located on an unassuming backstreet of Rio de Janeiro, a few blocks from Cinelandia metro station, tucked away behind bars, restaurants, and homes, lies the unexpected explosion of color and creativity known as the Selaron Stairs (or Escadaria Selaron in Portuguese). This fanciful creation sprung directly from the imagination of Chilean Jorge Selaron, as a “tribute to the Brazilian people” in the artist’s words. The visit will last approx. 20 minutes.
5th Stop – 3 Course Lunch included @ the Iconic Confeitaria Colombo – Confeitaria Colombo in Rio de Janeiro is not only a landmark of the wonderful city, but also one of the most beautiful cafes in the world, besides Cafe Central in Vienna, Cafe de la Paix, in Paris, or Caffe Greco, in Rome. Founded in 1894, Confeitaria Colombo soon became an essential part of Rio de Janeiro’s colonial lifestyle. In 1912 the interiors were renovated with art nouveau elements. In 1922, the Cafe expanded with a second floor, whose large opening allows the ceiling, decorated with stained glass, to be visible from the ground floor.
Confeitaria Colombo’s opulent interior resembles grand European cafes, with marble-topped tables, carved wooden furniture, and large crystal mirrors brought from Belgium, France, and Portugal. It was the place to be in the 20th century, the meeting point for upper-class people, writers, artists, and state personalities. Many afternoon teas, aristocratic balls, or other cultural events were brought together here in Rio de Janeiro’s glamorous elite. Lunch Stop will have a duration of approx. 1 hour and 35 minutes. Unfortunately, Confeitaria Colombo is closed on Sundays and during the entire Carnival Holiday from the 10th until the 14th of February, 2024. Lunch will be confirmed at the Exclusive Marius Degustare (All-you-can-eat Taste Menu with Open Buffet) https://marius.com.br/en/marius which is approximately US$35 more expensive per person (to be billed), or at any other Restaurant of your Preference!) Marius is a genuine and unforgettable gastronomic and sensory experience. We have other awesome and less expensive options for you to choose from as well!
2nd Day – Rio Two Half-Day Private Tour Itinerary – Duration 6 Hours
1st Stop – Sugarloaf Mountains (Fast-Pass on both ways) – From Praia Vermelha, the visitants take the first tram linked to the Urca Hill, and from there, a second tram takes them to the top of the Sugar Loaf Hill, 396 meters above sea level. Inaugurated in 1912, the little tram of the Sugarloaf was the first Brazilian cable car and the third in the world, linking Urca Hill to Sugarloaf Mountain. The peak of the two mountains reveals the gorgeous landscapes of the city, including Botafogo Bay, Copacabana Beach, and the entrance of Guanabara Bay. The visit will last approx.2 hours.
2nd Stop – Santa Teresa – This captivating hillside neighborhood overlooks downtown Rio, and highlights the many facets the city has to offer in addition to beachside antics. The area is dotted with 19th-century mansions – some crumbling wrecks, others carefully preserved in their former glory – which serves as a reminder of the Santa Teresa economic boom. In the 1800s, it was mostly unreachable, with a few farms and a forest refuge for escaped slaves, but the coffee industry golden days brought rich industrialists to the hills, along with their boastful mansions. Nowadays, it’s an artistic retreat, a very bohemian and popular touristic area, with many bars, restaurants, art galleries, and craft stores. The visit will last approx. 30 minutes. Unfortunately, during the Carnival Holiday, it is impossible to visit Santa Teresa because of all the traffic jams in the neighborhood. It would jeopardize the entire tour’s logistics.
3rd Stop – Olympic Boulevard – The tour will continue to the Olympic Boulevard, which used to be an old and decadent Port Area, completely rebuilt for the 2016 Olympics. The Olympic Boulevard is one of the most recent and popular tourist attractions in Rio de Janeiro. It is located in Mauá Square, an important historical region of the country, as it houses the ancient landmarks of the arrival and residence of African slaves in Brazil.
The boulevard runs from Jardins do Valongo to Cais da Imperatriz, including the Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR) and the Museu of Tomorrow, designed by the World Famous Spanish Architect Santiago Calatrava. The Boulevard also hosts one of the World´s Largest Murals created by local Brazilian Artist Kobra, with over 3000 meters.
Last Stop – Welcome BBQ Lunch at Fogo de Chão Botafogo, one of the best Steakhouses in Brazil. It´s a gorgeous restaurant located in Botafogo Cove, with an amazing view of Sugarloaf Mountain and the waterway. Phenomenal Salad Bar with such a huge variety of veggies as the cold and hot dishes open buffet. The charcoal grill roasted meat keeps coming until you say no, and you should save space for the Argentinian cuts such as Ancho and Chorizo, and the Brazilian cut called Picanha. This authentic Brazilian Lunch experience will have a duration of approx: 1 hour and 35 minutes.
Fogo de Chão BBQ Lunch includes:
Starters of cheese bread, crispy polenta, and sliced sausages
Salads & Hot Dishes Buffet – over 40 items – https://fogodechao.com/menu/market-table/
Side dishes served on the table – https://fogodechao.com/menu/side-dishes/
Complete Rodizio with 18 noble cuts of meat – https://fogodechao.com/menu/?location=135
Beverages & Desserts are not included.
Fogo de Chão website – https://fogodechao.com/
Return to your Hotel/AirBnb approx. 20 minutes before the end of the Tour.
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Included in the Rio Two Half-Day Private Tour
Round Trip Private Transportation (Portuguese Speaking Chauffeur)
Certified & Dedicated Local English Speaking Tour Guide
All Sugar Loaf Cable Cars (Fast-Pass) and Pre-Scheduled Christ Statue Train entrance tickets – US$80 value per person included
Fogo de Chão Botafogo top-notch Brazilian Steak House – Meal and 13% service fee included – US$50 value per person included
Confeitaria Colombo – 3 Course Lunch (entreé, main course & dessert) and 13% service fee included – US$35 value per person included
Upgrade 1st Day Lunch to Marius Degustare Taste Menu available for approx. US$35 per person – A unique selection of special meats, fish, and seafood served at the table, as well as a buffet of hot and cold Brazilian and Mediterranean dishes, and a variety of organic salads. Marius Degustare was quoted in the best seller “1000 Places to Know Before You Die”, by Patricia Shultz – https://marius.com.br/en/marius
This is a Private Service and can be changed according to the Group´s preferences. Please feel free to make any adjustments.
Beverages in both Restaurants and Desserts at Fogo de Chão.
Carnival Season from the 5th until the 20th of February, 2024 – Fully Refundable if canceled 8 Days in Advance
All Year except for Carnival – Fully Refundable if canceled 48 Hours in Advance
Travel Insurance is Highly Recommended
Rio Full-Day Private Tour
Bespoke Tours with Certified & Dedicated Local English Speaking Guides.
100% Taylor-Made to fit your preferences. Rio´s main attractions below can be included in the Private Tour with a few adjustments.
Tijuca Forest Chinese View
Botanical Garden & Parque Lage
Copacabana & Ipanema Beaches (especially if you´re staying Downtown or in other areas)
West Zone Beaches
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