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Nicknamed “The Smile City,” Niteroi is home to nearly 500,000 people and just a ferry ride away from the hustle and bustle of Rio. And while the soon-to-be-home of the summer Olympics definitely has a draw, travelers agree the charm of Niteroi sends plenty of visitors across the waters to its much more scenic shores.
In addition to exploring some of the country’s most secluded (and beautiful) beaches, travelers can wander the halls of Nitero’s Museum of Contemporary Art or take in a show at Teatro Popular. Some of the best city views can be found at Parque da Cidade, and catching sunset from this high up neighborhood is a must for couples in love. History buffs can also get their fill on tours of several area forts, including Fortaleza de Santa Cruz and Barao do Rio Branco.
Niteroi is located in the southeast region of Brazil across the Guanabara Bay from Rio de Janeiro. It is considered part of the city’s metropolitan area. It’s considered the country’s richest city and its name means “water that hides.” Niteroi is accessible via a 15-minute ferry ride from Rio or by traveling over Ponte Rio-Niteroi, Brazil’s longest bridge.
Address: Niteroi, RJ, Brazil, Brazil
1 Tours and Activities to Experience Niteroi
Explore Rio de Janeiro just the way you want on this all-day customizable private tour with a professional guide who is a native of the city. Your guide will follow your interests and maximize your time in Rio. Whether you want to see all of the most famous places or less known places that interest you, your guide will recommend where to go and how to avoid the crowds. The itinerary is based on what you want to do and is completely flexible. You can change your plans as we go, based on interests, conditions, weather, or other needs. Your guide will provide a list of suggested possibilities and answer your questions to help you create your personal tour. See Tour Details for the list. The tour includes pickup and drop-off from your Rio accommodations or from the cruise port or airport. The tour is conducted in an air-conditioned vehicle. We can pick you up and drop you off anywhere in the city of Rio de Janeiro.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Frequently Asked Questions
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