Catch up outstanding perspectives from the Bay

Rio by the Sea - Guanabara Bay Cruise with Barbecue Lunch and Christ Redeemer by Train

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Catch the View of Rio from the Sea in the amazing Guanabara Bay Cruise. Follow with a barbecue lunch, Christ Redeemer by Train with Reserved tickets

Highlights

  • Apreciate Rio's different perspectives from the sea and above the Corcovado Mountain
  • Schooner Tour on Guanabara Bay, the largest bay of the world in volume of water
  • Ride a train through the lush greenery of the Tijuca Rainforest
  • Ascend to the top of Corcovado Mountain for incredible views and the Christ Redeemer statue

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip Transfer to Most Hotels in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana (South Zone), and some in Barra da Tijuca
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Season tropical fruits, such as watermelon and pineapples for free in the boat
  • Lunch
  • Train Ticket to the Corcovado Mountain

Exclusions

  • Drinks
  • Optional Gratuities

Please Note

  • The specific departure time for this tour will be determined upon reconfirmation.
  • Keep in mind that if you want to avoid picking other passenger, just ask us to be picked up from the last departure point on the tour.
  • This tour does not operate on Carnival, Dec 24, 25 & 31
  • Pay attention to the location of the hotel you are staying at. There are pick ups in hotels in the South Zone of the city and Barra da Tijuca. They are distinct zones with different prices. If you are staying in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema or Copacabana, please select the option South Zone hotels. If you are staying in Barra da Tijuca, please select the option Barra hotels.
  • If you are staying at Tropical Barra or Royallty Barra Hotels, you must go to the meeting point at Rio Tur Kiosk.
  • If you are staying at Ibis Barra or Mercure Barra Hotels, you must go to the meeting point at Barra Grill Barbecue House

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ITINERARY

After the pick up at your hotel, you get to Marina da Gloria, where the boat leaves at 9:30m or so. Starting your tour you will see the Museum of Tomorrow (Museu do Amanhã), built by the famous Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. As you go on, and cross under the Rio – Niteroi bridge, you can see the neighborhood of Santa Teresa, the Santos Dumont airport, and the three forts that were built to protect the city, the São João Fort, Lajes Fort and Santa Cruz Fort. The big city, from afar sounds rather quiet and peaceful and the views of Rio from the sea are just breathtaking. As you circle back, you will come across the city of Niteroi, on the other side of the bridge side, from here you will have one of the best views of Rio de Janeiro. There take some time to take mental snapshots of beautiful Rio and actual Snapshots to show it to friends and family.

You will sail to see the most beautiful landscape of Rio. It is the largest bay of the world in volume of water, it has several islands, as the Governor’s island, Fundão and Snakes island. During our tour if you are looking to let off some steam, just help yourself with the bar inside the boat, where you can buy caipirinhas and others alcoholic drinks or sodas and water. But we offer season tropical fruits, such as watermelon and pineapples for free!

After heading back, you will drive back through Aterro do Flamengo from where you can see the beautiful Sugar Loaf in all its glory, before arriving at a traditional Barbecue Lunch, all you can eat style. Brazilian Churrascarias (Barbecue places) offer a wide variety of sides and alternative options. In case you decide to stick with a vegetarian option, you will still leave delighted.

After this delicious lunch, we will head to the Cosme Velho Station, sitting at the bottom of Corcovado Mountain, where we will catch the train with pre-reserved tickets to save time and it will take you up to the top, through the dense Tijuca rain forest to the 38m tall (125ft) Christ Redeemer Statue. The 20 minute ride up will give you a chance to thoroughly appreciate the Tijuca Forest, which is considered to be the largest urban forest in the whole world. It represents 7% of the whole city`s territory! It’s breath taking and that alone already makes the trip well worth it.

Upon arriving at the Statue, you will have two options of reaching the top, by a lift and then an escalator, or the traditional way, by stairs, 222 Steps, but the prize makes it all worthwhile. Once up, the views and the imposing statue will take your mind off the walk up! Looking up you will feel blessed and protected by this beautiful monument of Christ with open arms, now one of the new Seven Wonders of the World! From up there you can see most of the city, all of the south zone and all the way to Niteroi. A unique view that will astound you. You will have about 40 minutes to get to know all the sides and views of Corcovado and take pictures.

After riding the train back down, guests will be dropped off at their hotels by bus.

Pickup & Starting Points

Please see detailed pickup and starting point information when you complete your booking.