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Private Tour: Rio's City Essentials including Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Private Tour: Rio's City Essentials including Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf
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Safety measures
icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Tour Rio de Janeiro your way, with a private car and driver, during this fully customizable tour. Choose the landmarks and attractions that you want to visit, such as Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado, Sugar Loaf Mountain, the Selarón Steps, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the city's famous beaches. Learn about the food, language, culture and history of the city and its inhabitants from your informative local guide while you explore. Round trip transportation in a comfortable, air-conditioned private vehicle is included.
  • Tour Rio de Janeiro your way, with a private car and driver, during this fully customizable tour
  • Choose the landmarks and attractions that you want to visit, such as Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado, Sugar Loaf Mountain, the Selaron Steps, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the city's famous beaches
  • Learn about the food, language, culture and history of the city and its inhabitants from your informative local guide while you explore
  • Enjoy the flexibility and personal attention that comes with a private tour
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Private car with driver
Tour Guide
Pickup and Drop-off in Rio and Petropolis: hotels, airports, seaport, you choose where!
Roundtrip to Rio (for customers staying in Petropolis)
Bottled Water
Snacks (suspended due to the current situation)
Tickets for the attractions (due to the flexibility of the itinerary, but we will help with that !)
Food and Drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick-up and drop-off in Rio and Petropolis are included; you choose where! If your place is not listed please let us know when booking or by message.

For airport pickup please inform the arrival flight details; for seaport pickup please inform cruise ship information

Airports

  • Internacional Airport, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  • Santos Dumont Airport, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  • RIOgaleão - Tom Jobim International Airport, Av. Vinte de Janeiro, s/nº - Ilha do Governador, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 21941-900, Brazil


Ports

  • Rio de Janeiro Seaport (Pier Mauá)


Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
6/15/2020 - 12/30/2022
Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Due to the flexibility of the itinerary, we do not include the tickets for attractions in the prices. However, we recommend buying the Christ and Sugar Loaf tickets online in advance to avoid lines. We will definitely help you with that, buying for you (you reimburse us on the tour day) or explaining to you how to buy by yourself. Information on how to do it will be sent by message/email through Viator after booking. Please check your Inbox and Spam.
  • Light clothes, comfortable shoes and sunblock (specially during the summer) are recommended.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Please remember that due to the current situation, wearing face masks during the tour is mandatory, even inside the vehicles. Don't forget to bring yours ! We'll also have disposable ones in the car.
  • Due to the current situation, access to the Chinese View Belvedere is blocked. We'll update this information as it changes.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Be Free Tur

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour: Rio's City Essentials including Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Rio's City Essentials including Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour: Rio's City Essentials including Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Tour: Rio's City Essentials including Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Rio's City Essentials including Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour: Rio's City Essentials including Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Rio's City Essentials including Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Private Tour: Rio's City Essentials including Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Rio's City Essentials including Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Traffic is a reall issue, but just as long as you know that is the case, then it is acceptable." See review
  • "If you can afford it, take the skip the line options so you have the time to see even more." See review

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Great Day
James_L
, Feb 2021
Having a personal tour Guide & driver was the best! So friendly, spoke English very clearly & was a lot of fun. Having the escort with us to interpret was priceless!😂
icon Response from Host , Feb 2021
We're so happy that you had a great experience ! Thanks for the review ! Take care ! 😊
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Blessed day in Rio
Cindy_S
, Apr 2020
We were delighted with our tour and would definitely do it again! Marcelo Elias with Be Free Turs was our contact and made sure we had the perfect vehicle to accommodate us and my wife's wheelchair. Our cruise disembarkation was delayed 3 hours while the port authority reviewed EVERY health record pertaining to the new CoVid 19 pandemic which was in its early stages. Our guide and Marcelo's partner, Rafi was so patient, waited, never losing contact. He then made sure we maximized our experience for the remainder of the day. We had so much fun...Sugar Loaf (the clouds parted for us) was unbelievable. Christ the Redeemer was socked in so we didn't see it that day. The true highlight was going to the "school" to see the floats and costumes. The day was just magical and made easy with Marcelo and Rafi. Thanks Be Free Turs.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2020
Excellent ! So happy that you had a great time ! The Carnaval Experience is very interesting and fun, right ! Thanks for the review. For now, stay home and safe. Take care ! :)
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star-5
Outstanding Tour of Rio
robert_m
, Mar 2020
Wonderful in every way. It was just my wife and me. We were picked up on time and had a great day. Our guide, Silvio, was absolutely outstanding. He is very knowledgeable about the city, its history and all the sites. We learned a lot while spending as much time as we wanted at each site. In addition to Silvio we had a driver so that there was never a parking problem in that he just waited for us or came back for us when Silvio called him. Also, I had a lot of communication before the trip and always had my questions answered promptly. I highly recommend this company and Silvio, you will be well taken care of and have a great experience.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Excellent ! Silvio is great, indeed. Thanks a lot for the review. Great to know that you had a great time. Take care ! :-)
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star-5
Wow! One of the best tours I have ever booked.
Leisa_D
, Mar 2020
I had only one day in Rio and luckily this turned into a fantastic day. I was staying a little out of the way but everything was easy to work out with the guys. On the day it was like being collected by good friends to see the sites. They found out exactly what I knew I wanted to see and then added their suggestions. If you want a tour totally catered to you, you will have an incredible time. If you can afford it, take the skip the line options so you have the time to see even more.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
The skip the lines tickets are great, indeed ! It was soooooooo to meet you, we also had an incredible time. Thanks for the review. Take care !!!! :))))))
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Good tour of City
J_A
, Mar 2020
The Rio City tour was interesting and I saw the main tourist spots...amazing views of the city and beautiful Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. I felt the guide could have provided more information/stories of the area's history and uniqueness, as I had to ask a lot of questions. Generally, it was a good tour but I think it could be more dynamic and exciting to provide some specific unique sites that are known more to locals with some enthusiasm for the opportunity to show off your prideful spots. Also, the price of the tram,entrance fees,etc. should be included in the price as it was pretty expensive in comparison to others I did in nearby countries.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Although I am not happy we could not provide the best experience in Rio, it's always good to have a feedback so mistakes can be corrected. Providing not only historical information but also trivia is an important part of the tour so I will talk to your tour guide to understand what happened. Regarding the Christ and Sugar Loaf tickets, the reason why we don't include them in the price is the flexibly of our itinerary. We don't want customers to pay for something that, if they don't want to visit, they won't use. Again thanks a lot for your comments and review. If you come again and give us a chance I promise you'll have an unforgettable experience. Take care ! :)
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Rio Highlights Tour
Sylvia_M
, Mar 2020
The guide Rafael was excellent and very interesting about the city. He was punctual and the driver Marcel was very helpful too. Rafael and Marcel took us to Sugar Loaf Mountain and several other highlights which we would not have managed to do on our own in the limited time we had before boarding our cruise ship. We had booked a "skip the queues" Christ the Redeemer visit which we could not do as the weather was too bad but this was not their fault and we could not go and do this another day as we only had that one. It was very disappointing for us as it was to be a highlight of our holiday but nobody's fault.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
This has been a very strange summer. Lots of rain, not lots of sun. Too bad. But at least you could enjoy the city ! Thanks for the review. All the best !
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Christ the Redeemer!
Uriel_C
, Mar 2020
Great Experience!!I really enjoyed this tour, the team has a great customer obsession! The weather was a little weird but we made it work!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
You got the spirit ! Thanks for the review. Take care ! :)
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star-5
Day packed with all the good stuff
Linda_P
, Mar 2020
Marcel was waiting for us when we came out of the cruise terminal, exactly as planned. He was an excellent guide and we really enjoyed our day with him. We started at 8 am and went 1st to the sellaron steps, onto Table Mountain, then to Christ the Redeemer, a nice drive into the forest to see the waterfall and a little trip to Copacabana beach to finish off. The tour for the three of us was really good value. Having Marcel plus a driver make sure we got to everywhere we wanted in the short time we had. Skip the line tickets are so worth it! We had to change the date of our tour and Marcel was excellent in rearranging it. Contacting him via WhatsApp was extremely convenient. So, I recommend the tour and if you can get to myself as your guide then even better.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
I also enjoyed the day a looooot ! Thanks for the review and the nice words. All the best !
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A day I Rio
David_H
, Mar 2020
I do not usually write reviews but this tour was excellent and great value. Marcelos, as our driver, and Rafael, as our guide, made a great team.   They went to a lot of trouble to ensure that we had a great experience during our one day in Rio de Janeiro.   They showed great time management and flexibility in maximising the itinerary, especially in view of restrictions in the city center due to street parties and road closures. I have no hesitation in highly recommending this tour and this team.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Thanks a lot for writing this review. Carnaval days can be sometimes difficult to manage but we always figure it out. Take care ! :)
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These two are fabulous! Great hosts for seeing Rio!
Lorne
, Feb 2020
Fabulous! Marcelo and Rafael were tremendous hosts. Very knowledgeable and passionate about their city. Planned the day well taking into account weather and lineups. Consulted us as to what we wished for lunch and gave us options for the remainder of the day after Redeemer and Sugar Loaf visits. They arranged a tour of behind the scenes of the Samba which was great!! Would do the day again with them!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Great day ! Thanks a lot for the review. Take care ! :))))
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