- 10 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Take a panoramic city tour, travel to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and visit the Christ the Redeemer statue on this full-day comprehensive tour of Rio's most famous landmarks. Reach the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado Mountain by cable car and by Van or cog train through the Tijuca Rainforest, respectively. This 6 to 10-hour tour, which includes round-trip transportation from most Rio hotels, allows you to see all of Rio's sights in just one day.
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Enjoy fantastic aerial views
- Rail Tour
- Lunch included
- Professional guide
- Barbecue Lunch (Vegetarian options available) Depending on option selected
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Entry/Admission - Pao de Acucar
- Entry/Admission - The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian
- Entry/Admission - Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Pickup is available from most major hotels in the zones Sao Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana or the cruise ship port
Returns to original point of departure
The morning tour starts with a panoramic tour of downtown Rio where you'll pass by the infamous Sambadrome, the exhibition area for the renowned Samba schools in Rio. A brief stop is made at the Metropolitan Cathedral, made famous for its unusual pyramid shape. Admire its beauty and rareness from both the outside and the inside!
Drive through downtown Rio and stop at the Metropolitan Cathedral. Then head towards the Urca neighborhood, where one of Rio's most iconic symbols is located, Sugar Loaf Mountain.
Traveling up Sugar Loaf mountain on a cable car, you'll make a brief stop at a vantage point at approximately 700 feet (215 meters) above sea level. Capture unparalleled panoramic views of the city, Guanabara Bay, the Rio-Niteroi Bridge and Corcovado Mountain. You'll then ascend to the peak of Sugar Loaf for breathtaking views of Copacabana Beach, the Santa Cruz Fortress and the beaches of Niteroi.
You'll then enjoy lunch (included in the price depending on option selected) at a local restaurant before starting the afternoon portion of the tour. After lunch, you can either go to the Cosme Velho train station passing through the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas district (except on Sundays) or go by van cruising through the Tijuca rainforest up to the 125 foot (38 meter) iconic Christ Redeemer Statue. You'll spend approximately 45 minutes at the statue where you can capture once in a lifetime photo opportunities. After the train ride back down, you'll be dropped back off at your hotel.
Alternatively, if you are taking the 6 hour option, start by going straight to Christ Redeemer by Van to catch the views from the top and then drive through Santa Teresa to make your way to Sugar Loaf and get back to the hotel just in time for lunch.
Please be mindful when selecting as we offer options with and without tickets.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Infants must sit on laps
- Pick-up at selected hotels in Barra da Tijuca available on request ($10.00 per person) for Full day Tour & lunch By Train and Half-Day Tour By Van. Please contact the local provider to arrange this service
- If you select the option without tickets, we suggest you bring the amount in cash so it can be paid directly to the guide so you can be included on our voucher, otherwise you may have to enter the line for the purchase of tickets
- Please note the departure times for this tour vary by date with special departure times of 8:00am on February 10th through 13th 2018, Dec 24th and 31st 2018; and March 02nd through 05th 2019, Dec 24th and 31st 2019
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
This was a great experience! Guides were on time and travelling was very comfortable. Able to see lots of beautiful sites in Rio. Also amazing views of the city of Rio from both Sugar loaf and Corcovado for comparison. One Tip: Bring appropriate warm clothes...its cold up at Corcovado!. Food was really good. Only draw back is the wireless headsets that we were given for the information about the sites which at times had static or just no sound at all.
A must do in Rio. Easy pick up from your hotel. Plenty of time to take in the views and take photographs. Tour guide changed over at lunchtime and both were excellent. Would recommend including lunch option as that in itself was a great experience. Stop at the market place was a bit edgy and I feel it would be good if, at the start of the tour there was a short talk on safety. We opted for a train tour to Corcovado and thought it was excellent.
Another wonderful tour. The train ride up the mountain was great. To be at one of the most famous things to see in Rio, was awesome.
Wonderful and magical. Our guide was knowledgeable and informative, aside from being friendly and accommodating. Would recommend this tour to anyonr
Good overall sights. Include an amazing Brazilian roasted meat luncheon buffet.
Great tour. Well organized, punctual and with knowledgeable guides. Very comfortable transportation. They kept us safe, entertained and informed while allowing sufficient time at the several attractions.
Nice tour, with enough time to enjoy view and take photos. Guides are kind and prepared. Lunch was good and much. Bring water with you. :
We booked a tour through Gray Line Tours on our weekend trip to Rio de Janeiro. The tour took us to Corcovado Mountain, Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain. I really enjoyed this tour, because it allowed us to see several city highlights all in one day. I enjoyed being able to meet other travelers, and was glad we were encouraged to sit together at lunch, which made the tour seem more inclusive.
I was glad our tour guide gave us plenty of time to roam around each area individually, which gave us time to take pictures and explore at our own pace.
This is the perfect tour for travelers who like to explore!