Volendam Rio Essential Tour – 2-half-day Shore Excursion


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Volendam Rio Essential Tour – 2-half-day Shore Excursion
Duration: 12 Hours 
6 Group Size Options 
All Entrance Fees (Fast Passes) Included 
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Volendam Rio Essential Tour

Group Sizes / Vehicles  
1 Passenger /
Sedan or SUV – 
Confirmed & Available
2 Passengers / Sedan or SUV – Confirmed & Available
3 Passengers / 7-passenger Mercedes Vito/Kia Grand Carnival/Citroen Jumpy – Confirmed & Available
4-6 Passengers / 15-passenger Mercedes Sprinter – Waitlist
7-12 Passengers / 20-passenger Mercedes Sprinter – Waitlist
13-18 Passengers / 30-passenger Minibus – Waitlist 

Groups on Waitlist: Please fill out the form at the bottom of the Page, and we´ll notify you when the Tour is confirmed. 


Certified & Dedicated Local English Speaking Tour Guides


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New Vehicles with A/C


18Mar25 – Tuesday8:50am Pick Up6-Hour Tour – Old Rio/Downtown 

1st 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. The visit will last approx. 15minutes. 


2nd 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 words of the artist. The visit will last approx. 15 minutes.
The tour will continue the 3rd stop at 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 greatly impacted the city’s development. 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 – Sugarloaf Mountains
Fast Pass Included – Skip the lines on both ways!  From Praia Vermelha, the visitants take the first tram linked to Urca Hill, and from there, a second tram takes them to the top of 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 the Urca hill to the 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.


5th Stop – Santa Teresa – This captivating hillside neighborhood overlooks downtown Rio and highlights the city’s many facets 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’s 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, craft stores,
The visit will last approx. 30 minutes.


6th Stop – Copacabana Beach – Brazil´s most famous beach, Copacabana, is located in the heart of the luxurious Zona Sul (South Zone) neighborhood. The beach is marked by Postos, or lifeguard stands, that offer changing rooms and restrooms for a small fee. Copacabana’s 2.5-mile stretch of sand runs from Posto 1 to Posto 6, where you’ll find a peninsula that houses the Historical Museum of the Army and the Copacabana Fortress. 
Copacabana Beach boasts much more than powdery sands. It is brimming with authentic eats, lavish accommodations, and the beautiful Avenida Atlantica sideway made of mosaic tiles. There will be plenty of time to walk the boardwalk, sit by a Kiosk or a restaurant for snacks/refreshments, people-watch, and even dive in the ocean (don´t forget your bathing suits)! Passengers will have approximately 1 hour and 5 minutes at Leisure.  
Return to the Port at 2:40pm


Volendam Rio Essential Tour

19Mar25 – Wednesday 8:10am Pick Up – 6-Hour Tour – Modern Rio.

1st Stop – 
Christ Statue – The magnificent art deco statue on top of Corcovado Hill, 709 meters above sea level, in the Tijuca National Park, overlooks most of Rio de Janeiro, granting the city’s most beautiful views. In 2007, it was informally selected as one of the seven wonders of the modern world. Pre-scheduled train Tickets to go up the Hill. Skip the line going up! The visit will last approximately 2 hours.
All passengers must be together in the line to catch the same return train, otherwise, it will cause an inconvenient delay.

After a panoramic Ride through Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, t
he Tour will stop at Barra da Tijuca Beach. While tourists tend to stick to the south zone of Rio de Janeiro (Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon), Barra da Tijuca (often shortened to Barra) is a neighborhood in the west zone of Rio that stands out for its incredible assortment of leisure options, stunning beaches, and contemporary style. Barra da Tijuca is one of Brazil’s most developed neighboring cities with one of the highest Human Development Indexes (HDI). Unlike the South Zone and Rio’s Downtown, Barra da Tijuca, built only 40 years ago, follows the Modernist standards, with large boulevards creating the major transit axis. The area’s master plan was designed by Lúcio Costa, known for his work on Brasília along with Oscar Niemeyer, and creates a region filled with many gardens, shopping malls, apartment buildings, and large mansions. Optional stop at the Pepê Kiosk for refreshments. The visit will last approx. 20 minutes.


3rd Stop – São Conrado (Pepino Beach) – This beautiful and serene beach is located in the affluent neighborhood of São Conrado in the southern zone of Rio. The area is known for its diverse social classes—it’s home to many Brazilian Celebrities, luxury buildings and expensive mansions, and Rocinha, the largest favela in Latin America. São Conrado is also famous for its beach, a popular landing spot for hang gliders and paragliders. Additionally, it boasts natural attractions such as Pedra da Gávea and Pedra Bonita Mountains. The visit will last approximately 20 minutes.


4th Stop—Ipanema Beach—Its sands mark the history of Bossa Nova music. Ipanema is among the favorite beaches of Cariocas for its charm and relaxation. It is world-renowned for the song “Girl from Ipanema” by Tom Jobim and Vinicius de Morais. The beach is a meeting point for young residents and enchanted tourists, stretching from Posto 7 in Arpoador to Posto 12 in Leblon; yes, the same beach has 3 different names: Arpoador (north end), Ipanema, and Leblon (south end). 
Ipanema is one of the most upscale neighborhoods in Brazil and South America, and it´s a lot more modern and contemporary than its neighbor, Copacabana. The beach is used for the practice of various sports, in addition to being the stage for outdoor concerts. Cariocas and tourists usually sit on its sands in the late afternoon to chat and applaud the magnificent sunset. Many beach kiosks serve snacks and refreshments, and there will be plenty of time to walk on the boardwalk or even dive into the ocean. Passengers will have approx. 1 hour and 10 minutes at Leisure at Arpoador (north end).

Return to the Port at 1:50pm



When visiting Rio, spending time on both Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches is a must to experience and feel the real Rio de Janeiro culture and lifestyle. There are plenty of Oceanfront Kiosks serving all types of Drinks and Snacks!


Very Important!

The tour might suffer some adjustments because of the Christ Statue Train Tickets, which, during Cruise Ship Days, are not always available for the day/time we have previously scheduled for the Tour. Passengers will definitely be notified via email of any adjustments. Thank you for your comprehension. .


Guide(s) will be holding a DOBRAZILRIGHT sign written Volendam. 

Total 2-half-day Tour Duration: 12 Hours

Volendam Rio Essential Tour



√ Round Trip Transportation from Rio de Janeiro Sea Port – Mauá Pier on all 2 days
√ Certified & Dedicated Local English Speaking Tour Guide
√ New Vehicles with A/C. Vans and Minibusses with at least 30% Empty Seats!
√ Panoramic City Tour
√ All Sugar Loaf Cable Cars (Fast-Pass) and Pre-Scheduled Christ Statue Train tickets. “Skip the long lines at both venues, especially on days when cruise ships are in port!”- US$85 value per person



Not Included:

√ Lunch, however, there will be snack places at almost every stop. We also recommend bringing snacks from the Ship!
√ Gratuities


This is a Private Service and can definitely be changed according to the Group´s preferences. Please feel free to suggest other attractions.

Volendam Rio Essential Tour


Cancellation Policy 

Fully Refundable in case of Port Cancelation, otherwise
15 days in Advance or more – Fully Refundable
From 14 days in Advance or less, a 30% ADM Fee will be charged to cover the non-refundable deposits made to Service providers (Vehicles and guides)

Very Important! Ship Delays/Schedule Changes!

We understand that unexpected delays or schedule changes might occur during your journey. In such a situation, we assure you that all tours will be rescheduled according to the new times at the Port(s), and our Guides and Vehicles will deliver the service(s). However, please note that full refunds cannot be issued in case of schedule changes that are completely out of our control within less than 10 days of the tour date. We start working on these groups most of the time a year in advance, and to guarantee the best vehicles and tour guides, especially on Cruise Ship dates, the busiest of the year, non-refundable prepayments and deposits are required by our tour providers and partners throughout Brazil.

Protect your Travel Investment! Travel Insurance is highly recommended! 

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