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Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Mountain & Maracana by Train

1. Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Mountain & Maracana by Train

If you have always dreamed of visiting Rio then this is the tour for you. Take a tour of downtown and learn a little bit about the city's history with a stop at the incredible Metropolitan Cathedral.  Next stop is Sugar Loaf Mountain. From Urca Hill and Sugar Loaf Mountain, you'll see some great views of Guanabara Bay and Niterói. You'll also see where the City of Rio was founded and where the fights between the Portuguese and French took place. For a break before Christ Redeemer, enjoy an appetizing barbecue lunch. If you are not a meat lover, don't worry, there are plenty of sides and alternative options for vegetarians. After lunch, make your way to Maracanã Stadium where you will take a lap around the stadium and have a short stop so you can appreciate the splendor of the two-time World Cup Finals host. There you will be able to imagine the amount of history that took place since its opening in 1950 when Brazil hosted its first World Cup. Then, take a train ride up the Corcovado Mountain and sit beneath the Christ Redeemer Statue looking down on the marvelous city of Rio. Don't miss the chance to snap terrific photographs.

Rio de Janeiro: Sugar Loaf & Corcovado Private Day Tour

2. Rio de Janeiro: Sugar Loaf & Corcovado Private Day Tour

Start your private Rio de Janeiro adventure with a drive along the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. Go to Corcovado Station and ride to the base of the Christ the Redeemer statue by train. Relax on the 20-minute ride through the Tijuca Forest, and get a preview of the wonderful landscape that awaits you. Upon arrival at the top of Corcovado, get a meet and greet at the main monument of Brazil and marvel at the 710-meter statue of Christ with his arms outstretched. Enjoy unparalleled views of the city and surrounding countryside from Rio de Janeiro's most strategic viewpoint. Follow your guide as they point out Guanabara Bay, the city of Niteroi and other highlights, such as the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon, the Botanical Garden, the Jockey Club and the Tijuca National Park. Look further towards Copacabana, Botafogo, Flamengo and the famous Sugar Loaf mountain. Descend Corcovado and continue your tour with an external view of the Maracanã Stadium, Mario Filho (which staged two World Cups and one Olympic Games). Visit the Sambódromo, the famous parade ares of Rio's carnival. Enter the Metropolitan Cathedral to observe its impressive and unusual architecture. Go to the brightly-colored Selarón Steps in Lapa, one of the most visited landmarks in Rio de Janeiro. Take time to lunch at a restaurant of your choice (not included). Head to the Urca neighborhood to ride the cable car to the top of the mountain in 2 stages. Board the cable car to Urca Mount, 224 meters above sea level, and then continue to the top of Sugar Loaf mountain, 395 meters above sea level. Here, you will be rewarded with the most beautiful panoramic views of the city before you return via the beaches of Ipanema, Leblon and Copacabana en route to your hotel drop off.

Rio de Janeiro: Private Main Attractions City Tour

3. Rio de Janeiro: Private Main Attractions City Tour

Visit some of the most popular attractions in Rio de Janeiro on a day tour. See the Christ the Redeemer statue at the top of Corcovado Mountain, ride the cable car at Sugarloaf Mountain, and more. Get picked up from your Rio hotel and drive up to the Christ the Redeemer statue. Take in this famous monument, snap some pictures, and enjoy the views before returning to sea level. Check out the brightly colored tiles of the world-famous Selarón Steps, one of Rio's most distinctive landmarks. Go up Sugarloaf Mountain using a series of cable cars and reach a height of 1,295 feet (395 m). Finish off your tour with panoramic views of Rio de Janeiro before getting dropped back off at your hotel.

Rio: Cariocando Tour with Visit to Christ the Redeemer

4. Rio: Cariocando Tour with Visit to Christ the Redeemer

Spend the day touring Rio’s neighborhoods, the home of bossa nova. Be guided round some of the most well-known sights, including Christ the Redeemer, with your south-side hotel pickup and drop-off included. Start your day with a hotel pickup for south-side accommodation. After meeting your guide and group, head to the first stop. First up is a visit to the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, entry tickets included. Be amazed by breathtaking panoramic views of the city from the top of Corcovado Hill during your journey to the statue. Next up is a visit to the outside of the famous Maracaña Stadium, home to many a World Cup match. Learn a little more about this important world-famous symbol while taking in its façade. Discover the samba catwalk by visiting the Sambódromo, where the biggest popular party on the planet takes place. Then, the next stop is the Metropolitan Cathedral of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro. Take in its unique architecture that attracts the attention of those who pass by — it boasts colorful stained glass windows 60 meters high all the way up to the dome. Next, marvel at the beautiful street art of the Selarón Staircase, a gigantic mosaic work by the Chilean artist Jorge Selarón. With 250 steps they have become a monument and an icon of Rio, it contains more than 2000 pieces from more than 60 countries. Finish off the day with a drop-off back at your hotel.

Rio de Janeiro: Highlights of Rio Private Day Tour

5. Rio de Janeiro: Highlights of Rio Private Day Tour

Take a full-day tour and find out how Rio de Janeiro became known as the Cidade Marabilhosam, the marvelous city. Visit the monumental statue of Christ the Redeemer, see the famous Arches of Lapa, discover beautiful beaches, enjoy a buffet lunch, and much more on this guided tour. After being picked up from your accommodation in Copacabana, your day of discovery in Rio de Janeiro will begin with a visit to the epic Corcovado Mountain to see the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer. You will then stop to see the impressive exterior structure of the Maracanã stadium and continue to the Sambodromo, where the incredible open-air spectacle, the parade of Rio de Janeiro's samba schools, is presented every year. After these sights, it’s over to the historical center of Rio and its many sights. This includes the Metropolitan Cathedral, the famous Arches of Lapa, the Sélaron Stairs, and squares and monuments that showcase how important Rio was when it was the capital of Brazil. After a break for a tasty lunch, it’s over to the southern part of the city, with the beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Here you’ll see its many shops and lively ambiance. Take the time to enjoy yourself and reflect following your full day, before being driven back to your accommodation.

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What people are saying about Christ the Redeemer

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 341 reviews

Great tour with knowledgeable and nice tour-guide Alexander.

Group comprised of 3 businessmen who have travelled to RJ several times for meetings without seeing anything of the city. Alexander of c2rio organized a fantastic tour including the main spots. Alexander was flexible (early pick-up due to evening flight, late lunch), yet super realiable. Tour was in a modern and clean SUV. Alexander is very knowledgeable on RJ, Brazil and its people (history, culture, living, etc.) and fluent in several languages (Portuguese, English, German). I highly recommend c2rio and Alexander and will book him again when we have our next business trip to RJ.

Booking the private tour with C2Rio was easily the best money we spent in Rio. Our wonderful guide João had an encyclopedic knowledge of the city. He adjusted the tour to suit our particular interest in architecture and design, fitting in extra sights and experiences between the normal places. João even helped us build an itinerary for our next day in Rio. If you are on the fence about a private vs a group tour definitely make the private tour happen!

Very well organised and sufficient time given at all important places.

We were picked-up from the hotel at scheduled time and dropped back at the hotel or another place at the choice of the tourists. Guides were excellent and spoke good English and other languages as required. Lunch was excellent, in a good restaurant, and the food was sumptuous with lot of variety. I highly recommend this tour for all.

We experienced a private, customized tour of Rio today. With his knowledge of Rio and Brazil, João gave us a unique impression of this beautiful city and its inhabitants. We were sure at all times, João was very reliable, punctual and educated. He speaks German perfectly, as well as other languages. Thanks João - it was great

Marissa was energetic, thoughtful and educational. Most of all she was like meeting up with an old friend.