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Rio-Niteroi Bridge (Ponte Rio-Niteroi) Tours

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Rio-Niteroi Bridge (Ponte Rio-Niteroi)
Connecting the distant shores of Guanabara Bay—the wide expanse of water bordering Rio to the east that the first Portuguese explorers in Brazil assumed to be the mouth of a river one sunny New Year’s Day just over five centuries ago—the Rio-Niteroi Bridge (Ponte Rio-Niteroi) remains one of the country’s engineering marvels. First conceived in 1875 and finally opened 99 years later, the 8.25-mile-long bridge carries an average of 140,000 vehicles a day between Rio and the city of Niteroi, former capital of the federal state of Guanabara (now merged with Rio de Janeiro state) and home to the remarkable Oscar Niemeyer-designed Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC).

Officially named for former Brazilian president Lucio Costa e Silva, the bridge rises to 236 feet at its highest point and was the world’s second-longest span when it opened in 1974, trumped at the time only by Louisiana’s Lake Pontchartrain causeway. While not as picturesque an experience as the ferry link across the bay, the views from the bridge heading west into Rio are still stunning, with downtown Rio, Sugar Loaf, and Corcovado all striking a picture postcard pose. Scores of low-flying jets landing at nearby Santos-Dumont airport every few minutes also add to the spectacle.
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12 Tours and Activities to Experience Rio-Niteroi Bridge (Ponte Rio-Niteroi)

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One Day in Niteroi: The Hidden Gem Across Rio de Janeiro

One Day in Niteroi: The Hidden Gem Across Rio de Janeiro

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Visit the best of Niterói in a single day: Niemeyer Pathway, Contemporary Art Museum (MAC), Guanabara Bay Beaches, Santa Cruz Fort and finish with a panoramic view from the Parque da Cidade (City Park). Transportation and lunch included.
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  • 8 hours
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$84.98
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Rio From the Sea: Guanabara Bay Cruise with Optional Barbecue Lunch

Rio From the Sea: Guanabara Bay Cruise with Optional Barbecue Lunch

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Sail on Guanabara Bay for half a day, viewing the Rio's picturesque city skyline and Sugarloaf Mountain from the water. On this cruise from Rio, glide through the bay's tranquil waters, passing islands and historic forts. Upgrade your experience to enjoy a local all-you-can-eat barbecue lunch at a restaurant in Rio. Round-trip transportation from most Rio hotels is included.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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$59.99
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Buzios Day Trip with Lunch, City Tour and Cruise from Rio de Janeiro

Buzios Day Trip with Lunch, City Tour and Cruise from Rio de Janeiro

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Explore the charming, cosmopolitan town of Búzios on this full-day trip from Rio de Janeiro. During this 13-hour outing, stroll through the center of Búzios on a guided tour to get oriented, then spend free time discovering the former fishing village's charms on your own. Opt to take a 2-hour cruise offshore which stops at several idyllic spots for swimming and relaxing. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is provided.
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  • 13 hours
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$74.99
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3 Hour Sailing Experience in Rio

3 Hour Sailing Experience in Rio

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See two iconic Rio de Janeiro landmarks from the water—Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf—while sailing aboard a 40-foot (12-meter) yacht. Sail in Guanabara Bay or the open sea while you relax with a welcome drink and snacks. Enjoy stunning views and discover the magic of sailing from the captain who illuminates Rio’s history. This 3-hour boat tour has a max capacity of 10 for a small-group experience.
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  • 3 hours
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$39.00
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Niteroi City Tour & Niemeyer route

Niteroi City Tour & Niemeyer route

Explore Niteroi and learn about its most famous architect, Oscar Niemeyer, on this tour from Rio. With a guide in the lead, you'll follow a carefully-curated itinerary designed to show you the best of his work. Listen to in-depth commentary and enjoy personalized attention on this small-group tour, limited to just 14 people or fewer.
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  • 4 hours
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Private All-day Tour of Rio With Transportation (8 hours)

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Private All-day Tour of Rio With Transportation (8 hours)

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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.
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  • 2 to 8 hours
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Full-Day Custom Private Tour of Rio

Full-Day Custom Private Tour of Rio

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Explore Rio de Janeiro on this all-day customizable private tour with a guide. Whether you want to see the city’s popular attractions or places off the beaten path, your guide will be able to recommend the best spots, as well as ways to beat the crowds. The itinerary is based on your interests and is completely flexible. The tour includes pickup and drop-off from your Rio accommodations or from the cruise port or airport.
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  • 8 hours
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$63.00
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Private customized Tour of Rio de Janeiro

Private customized Tour of Rio de Janeiro

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Enjoy Rio de Janeiro with the expertise of a local Tour guide. This tour optimizes your precious time and money. Flexibility is the best word to describe this tour, you can customize the itinerary. You will visit the places you want, on the way that you wish, making your tours dynamic, comfortable and with your identity. You can also choose the pick-up place and time. We recommend starting early to avoid crowds. Forget the limitations of a group tour and the time wasted in lines and places that you are not interested in. It is a very comprehensive tour where you can see the most famous attractions and the places off the beaten path.
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  • 8 hours
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$80.00
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Rio de Janerio Schooner Cruise Guanabara Bay Boat Tour

Rio de Janerio Schooner Cruise Guanabara Bay Boat Tour

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Discover Rio de Janeiro’s beautiful coastal surroundings on a half-day boat tour through Guanabara Bay. Sail through the calm blue waters and see key landmarks such as the Sugarloaf Mountain, Flamingo Beach, Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum, and much more. Sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery as you listen to facts about each location you pass.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
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The Architecture of Niemeyer - The Niemeyer Path in Niteroi

The Architecture of Niemeyer - The Niemeyer Path in Niteroi

Niterói do have the most stunning view of Rio de Janeiro city's outline since from there it is possible to see the well-known combination of sea and mountains that enchants the tourists and the locals. Yet the view is not the only reason to visit the former capital of Rio de Janeiro. From Nature to architecture and history, Niterói's attractions are mandatory for those who want to go beyond the beaten tracks of Rio de Janeiro tourism circuit and have a delightful experience. Pay a visit to the space-age Museum of Contemporany Art, designed by the renowned Oscar Niemeyer, then cross the coast to visit the fantastic Santa Cruz da Barra fortress and at last but not least, visit the City Park and get spectacular views of Rio's post cards.
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  • 8 hours
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A day in Niterói + Lunch + Beaches

A day in Niterói + Lunch + Beaches

The city of Niterói is located 13 km from the capital of Rio de Janeiro and has several attractions that delight national and foreign tourists. Smile City, as it is known, is worthy of beautiful photos and unforgettable experiences.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$54.83
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Guanabara Bay Boat Tour

Guanabara Bay Boat Tour

We will board the ship, to depart at 09.30 AM, giving us the possibility to get to know the city of Rio de Janeiro from a completely different perspective: from the sea to land. On 01st January of 1502, a group of Portuguese explorers led by Gaspar de Lemos discovered the Guanabara Bay. Based on the volume of water, Guanabara Bay is the largest in the world, and includes several islands, such as Governor's Island and the Cobras Island. The ship will sail the coast of Rio de Janeiro and Niteroi, revealing the beauty of the beaches of Flamengo, Botafogo and Urca, the Pao de Acucar, the Fort of São João, Fort Lage, the Fortress of Santa Cruz, Adão and Eva, Jurujuba, Icaraí, Charitas, and São Francisco beaches, Stone Itapuca, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Mocanguê Island, the Rio-Niteroi Bridge, Enxadas Island, Cais do Porto, the Museum of Modern Art and Monument to the fallen on World War II.
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  • 2 hours
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