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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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11 Tours and Activities to Experience Rio-Niteroi Bridge (Ponte Rio-Niteroi)

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Rio From the Sea: Guanabara Bay Cruise with Optional Barbecue LunchDay Trips

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
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Buzios Day Trip with Lunch, City Tour and Cruise from Rio de JaneiroDay Cruises

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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Sail in Rio - 3 Hour Sailing ExperienceSailing

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Sail in Rio - 3 Hour Sailing Experience

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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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  • 3 hours
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One Day in Niteroi: The Hidden Gem Across Rio de JaneiroDay Trips

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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  • 8 hours
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Niteroi City Tour & Niemeyer routeHalf-day Tours

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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  • 4 hours
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Rio de Janerio Schooner Cruise Guanabara Bay Boat TourDay Cruises

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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  • 1 to 3 hours
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Full-Day Custom Private Tour of Rio With Pickup and Drop-OffDay Trips

Full-Day Custom Private Tour of Rio With Pickup and Drop-Off

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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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  • 8 hours
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Private Full Day Tour (8 hours) in Rio de Janeiro - Personalized TourBus Tours

Private Full Day Tour (8 hours) in Rio de Janeiro - Personalized Tour

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Enjoy Rio de Janeiro with the expertise of a local guide. Our goal is the private and customized Tour. You will have total flexibility to visit the places you wish on the way that you wish, making your tours agile, comfortable and “with your identity”, with much more freedom. Without being subject to all limitation of a group tour or visiting places of little interest. This tour optimizes your precious time and money. It is a very comprehensive tour where we can show you the most famous attractions and the places off the beaten path. We will book the tickets in advance and you will not waste your time in boring lines. The tours take approximately 7 or 8 hours and are in modern and safe vehicles (cars, vans and buses). Itinerary (This itinerary is just a suggestion, you can do all the changes that you wish) Christ the Redeemer Santa Teresa Selaron Steps Cathedral Lunch at Typical Place Sugar Loaf
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  • Free Cancellation
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Rio de Janeiro in Two Days: City Sightseeing, Sugar Loaf Mountain and Christ the RedeemerMulti-day Tours

Rio de Janeiro in Two Days: City Sightseeing, Sugar Loaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer

Experience the best of Rio — views from Sugar Loaf Mountain, a visit to Christ the Redeemer statue and an authentic Brazilian barbecue lunch — during this two-day sightseeing excursion. The tour includes dedicated airport pickup and one overnight stay in the South Zone in a 3-, 4-, or 5-star hotel. Spend the day sightseeing with an informative guide in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days
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Private All-day Tour of Rio With Transportation (8 hours) Day Trips

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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  • 2 to 8 hours
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Full day tour in Niterói - Sightseeing + BeachesDay Trips

Full day tour in Niterói - Sightseeing + 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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  • 7 to 8 hours
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