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Rio Line Panoramic City Tour - Boulevard Route

Rio Line Panoramic City Tour - Boulevard Route

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Missing a tour, right? So, get to know the main beauties of the Wonderful City in a Panoramic city tour by the following sights: Embark on General Osório Square or on the entire Ipanema and Copacabana shoreline and see the beaches and its entertainment options Go to the Urca Hill and visit the boarding place of the Sugar Loaf cable car and be surprised with the best view of this famous postcard of Rio de Janeiro as you pass the Flamengo Park and its natural beauties such as the Burle Landscape Project Marx; Travel to the Historic Center of the city, and notice its architectural richness and cultural relevance such as the Selarón Staircase (15min stop) and Metropolitan Cathedral (15min stop); Meet the Olympic legacy through Porto Maravilha, Mural do Kobra and marine life at AquaRio; Disembark at Rio Star the Rio Ferris Wheel with plenty of time to enjoy all its charm (Tickets not included). Return to the starting point by approximate route to the outward route.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$10.00
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$10.00
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Rio Line Panoramic City Tour - Niemeyer Route

Rio Line Panoramic City Tour - Niemeyer Route

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This full-day sightseeing itinerary offers visitors to Rio de Janeiro a definitive tour of the “Marvelous City.” Take the train into the Tijuca Rain Forest for access to Corcovado and the Christ the Redeemer statue, ride the cable car up to Sugar Loaf Mountain, and tour Rio’s historic city center with a guide to show you the way. A delicious barbecue and buffet lunch features traditional Brazilian cuisine.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$10.00
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$10.00
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Favela Tour -The path of Michael Jackson in Rio

Favela Tour -The path of Michael Jackson in Rio

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Trace the steps of late superstar Michael Jackson through Rio and the favela of Santa Marta on this small-group tour. Traveling with a small group of just 10 people of fewer means you'll enjoy personalized attention from your guide and plenty of chances to ask questions. Visiting Santa Marta is a must-do for tourists in Rio to understand the diverse makeup of the city and its residents.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.00
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$25.00
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Historical Downtown and Lapa - Walking Tour

Historical Downtown and Lapa - Walking Tour

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Focus on the history of Brazil's political systems on this walking tour of Rio de Janeiro. This alternative tour delves deep into the political history of the huge country, including topic such as dictatorships, militarism, Getulio Vargas, Aterro do Flamengo, and others that typical tours don't talk about. This is the perfect option for history buffs or those who want to know the real story of Brazil's complicated history.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$20.00
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$20.00
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Afro Walking Tour - Samba and resistance

Afro Walking Tour - Samba and resistance

Rio de Janeiro is much-loved by travelers for its sun, sand, and samba, but this tour takes you deeper into the city’s history and culture. Your guide will take you to the most important places in the city’s history of civil rights and immerse you in Afro-Brazilian culture and traditions while teaching you about the struggle for the abolition of slavery in Brazil. The tour concludes at a samba school where you will learn about the engaging dance form’s history of resistance.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$33.00
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$33.00
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Petrópolis Tour with Lunch

Petrópolis Tour with Lunch

In a jeep without a roof, discover the Imperial City, one of the most important cities in the history of Brazil. Explore the Imperial Museum, which for a long time was the summer home of the Royal Family. Visit "Encantada", home of the Father of Aviation, inventor Santos Dumont. Behold the imposing Cathedral of São Pedro de Alcântara. Discover the Quitandinha Palace, Crystal Palace and a delicious Chocolate Factory, on a day trip with lunch included, in this city rich in architecture, history and culture.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$57.27
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$57.27
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Half Day in Rio

Half Day in Rio

Booking Half Day in Rio is a smart and easy way to get to know Rio de Janeiro's main tourist attractions in a fast and satisfying way. We privide the best certified tour guides to provide all the tourist information and ensure your time is well spent.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$216.22
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$216.22
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Cachaça Making and Tasting

Cachaça Making and Tasting

We will start in Cinelândia, the main symbol of the Belle Epoque, we will see the last Cinema (Odeon) and the last Theater (Riachuelo) of this period. We will continue to Selarón Steps, one of the most visited tourist spots in the city, passing through the famous Lapa Arches. After that, we will enter Fundição Progresso, a former factory from the 19th century, today one of the main live music nightclubs in Lapa, where we will visit a Cultural Center with some beautiful photos of the old Rio and an amazing viewpoint. After this, we will go through some of Lapa's most traditional bars and follow ahead straight to the Cachaça Social Club where we will going to learn how to make Cachaça and 3 tastings will be offered: sugar cane as fruit, as juice and ready-to-drink craft cachaça. To finish our experience, we will hold a Caipirinha Workshop - the classical Brazilian drink - We will taste the drinks made by ourselves and an amazing dish of manioc chips. To Make, taste and have a lot of fun!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.84
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$37.84

Ancient Rio and Santa Teresa Tour with Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Ancient Rio and Santa Teresa Tour with Hotel pick-up and drop-off

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Explore the bucolic neighborhood of Santa Teresa and downtown Ancient Rio during this 4-hour private tour. In Ancient Rio, visit sites like the France Brazil House, Arcos da Lapa, Teles Arches and Praça XV. In Santa Teresa, admire the stately mansions from the early 1900s and view the neighborhood's original tram, built in 1897. Learn about the importance of both of these neighborhoods in Rio's past through commentary from your guide. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.00
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$40.00
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Niterói City Tour & Contemporary Art Museum Admission with Transfer

Niterói City Tour & Contemporary Art Museum Admission with Transfer

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Discover the nearby city of Niterói, on the other side of Guanabara Bay, during this 5-hour tour from Rio de Janeiro. With your local guide, explore the history, culture and architecture of the city, including the largest number of signed works by famous architect Oscar Niemeyer. Visit the Niterói Contemporary Art Museum, which houses one of the largest collections of contemporary art in Brazil. Stop by some of the city's municipal buildings, such as the Popular Theater of Niterói and the Memory Hall Roberto Silveira. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$78.00
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Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro Guided Tour, Admission & Transfer

Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro Guided Tour, Admission & Transfer

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View Brazil’s foremost 20th-century artists with skip-the-line admission to the Museum of Modern Art (Museu de Arte Moderna) of Rio de Janeiro. A professional guide points out the landmark building designed by Modernist architect Affonso Eduardo Reidy and landscape envisioned by Roberto Burle Marx. Containing more than 15,000 works of art, the MAM collection of sculptures and paintings includes internationally renowned Latin American and European artists. Beat the crowds and relax with a convenient hotel or cruise port transfer to the museum in Flamengo Park.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.00
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$40.00
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Two of Rio's Best: Christ the Redeemer & Sugarloaf Mountain Half-Day Tour

Two of Rio's Best: Christ the Redeemer & Sugarloaf Mountain Half-Day Tour

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Visit two of Rio de Janeiro's most famous landmarks, Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado Mountain, during this half-day tour. Ascend to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain for sprawling views of the city below and Corcovado to visit the Christ the Redeemer statue. See the mountains, lakes, beaches, and oceans that surround the bustling city with natural beauty from its highest points. Learn about the culture and history of Rio through informative commentary from your local guide. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included. 
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$58.00
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$58.00
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Congonhas City Tour

Congonhas City Tour

Get a comprehensive tour of Congonhas to learn about important art and architecture on this 5-hour excursion from Belo Horizonte. Visit the city's most important landmarks; lunch and round-trip transportation included.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.00
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$100.00
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Belo Horizonte City Tour in Pampulha

Belo Horizonte City Tour in Pampulha

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Enhance your sightseeing experience of Belo Horizonte on a 5-hour tour of the Pamphula district, home to many of the city’s cultural and natural highlights. Alongside a professional guide, visit arresting landmarks like the Church of St Francis of Assisi and the Mineirão stadium and learn about the inspiration behind the distinctive Brazilian architectural style. Appreciate the innovative landscaping projects of Burle Marx and browse interesting exhibits inside the Museum of Modern Art before returning to your Belo Horizonte hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan.   
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.00
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Ipanema Hippie Fair Guided Tour with Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Ipanema Hippie Fair Guided Tour with Hotel pick-up and drop-off

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Explore the Feira Hippie de Ipanema, a longstanding fair and farmers market in Ipanema, during this tour in Rio. Stroll through the more than 700 stalls containing locally made jewelry, contemporary art and Brazilian folk crafts. Stop by one of the food stalls to try an acarajé; a croquette, fried in palm oil and filled with spicy shrimp. Practice your bargaining skills with the vendors and engage in friendly conversation with the locals who have flocked to this fair every Sunday since its inception in 1968. Round-trip transportation from central Rio hotels is included.
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  • 3 to 4 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.00
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Christ The Redeemer and Selarón Staircase Half-Day Tour in Rio

Christ The Redeemer and Selarón Staircase Half-Day Tour in Rio

If you are short on time, then this is the tour for you. We take you to two landmarks of Rio: the Christ the Redeemer and the Selarón Steps. Starting with hotel pickup, we take you by minivan to the top of the Corcovado Mountain, to see the Christ the Redeemer. We take a beautiful and unique route through Tijuca Forest which is one of the largest urban forests in the world. When reaching the top, you have a panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro, perfect for pictures. Then, we go to Santa Teresa, the famous neighbourhood known for the narrow cobblestone streets and its rich historical background. This route take us to Lapa, famous for the nightlife and the Carioca Aqueduct. We reach the brightly colored world-famous Selarón Steps, one of Rio's most distinctive landmarks. We offer this tour twice a day: in the morning or in the afternoon.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$28.00
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Full-Day Christ the Redeemer and Rio City Tour from Buzios

Full-Day Christ the Redeemer and Rio City Tour from Buzios

City tour in Rio de Janeiro from Búzios. If you are staying in Búzios and you want to see the famous spots in Rio, then this is the tour for you. Starting with pickup at the hotels in Búzios at 7am, we take the road to Rio de Janeiro. Located 180km away from Búzios, the city of Rio is famous for the beautiful contrast between the urban city buildings and the bright green of the Atlantic Forest. We stop in front of the Maracanã Stadium and the Sambadrome to take pictures. We take the minivan through the Paineiras route to visit Christ the Redeemer. We stop for a buffet lunch (drinks and desserts not included). We visit the Escadaria Selarón and we see the beautiful shores of Rio de Janeiro (Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana). The last stop is optional: you can either stay at the Praia Vermelha or buy a ticket to visit the Sugarloaf (tickets not included). Then, we return to Búzios to take everyone back to their hotel.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$69.00
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$69.00
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Cabo Frio Full-Day Tour From Buzios with Lunch

Cabo Frio Full-Day Tour From Buzios with Lunch

Enjoy the sightseeing city tour of Cabo Frio. Starting with pickup at the hotels in Búzios at 9 am, we travel by minivan to Cabo Frio. It is a 1-hour drive from Búzios to Cabo Frio. Along the way, the tour guide interacts with the clients and provides information about the cities and more. We arrive in Cabo Frio around 11am and we visit the most famous spots and beaches of the city. We stop at the Shopping Park Lagos for some shopping. Then, we head to the historical center and stop for lunch (drinks and desserts not included). We visit the Saint Benedict Church and the Saint Matheus Fort. We visit the famous Praia do Forte and stop for a swim and relax at the beautiful beach. We continue to our last stop at the Rua dos Biquínis for extra shopping before returning to Búzios around 5pm.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.00
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Pedra do Sal: Samba Party & Caipirinhas with Transfer

Pedra do Sal: Samba Party & Caipirinhas with Transfer

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Let us sing and dance the authentic samba music and sip a delicious caipirinha in guided tour in Pedra do Sal. On a Monday night, we take you to the Saúde neighborhood where the Pedra do Sal is located. Along the way, our tour guide tells you the historical trivia about Pedra do Sal, known as "Little Africa", because of the African enslaved who settled in the district in the 19th century. You get to see and dance in a “roda de samba” which is a gathering of musicians that play samba music on the street. The roda de samba of Pedra da Sal on Monday night has become a famous local tradition. Our tour guide provides you a welcome drink, or should we say, a welcome caipirinha, our national drink. Enjoy the samba knowing that you have a tour guide to safely escort you through the night. Roundtrip transfer, 01 complimentary caipirinha and tour guide included.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$52.49
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One of a kind: Corcovado, Christ the Redeemer Tour

One of a kind: Corcovado, Christ the Redeemer Tour

Come and visit the Christ, the Redeemer! By minivan, we go through the Tijuca Forest and stop at the Visitor's Center inside the Paineiras. This is the place where we take the minivan from the Corcovado to get to the Christ, the Redeemer. We wiill be driving to the top of the Corcovado hill to reach the famous attraction. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the statue of the Christ is a place everyone must visit!
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.43
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$45.43
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Corcovado & Favela Tour with Transfer

Corcovado & Favela Tour with Transfer

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Come and visit the Christ, the Redeemer, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and combine this tour with a unique glimpse into the local life in a favela. This half-day tour offers two distinct experiences for those who want to see a traditional tourist attraction, but also wish to have a better understanding of the socioeconomic aspects of our city. By minivan, we go through the Tijuca Forest, driving to the top of the Corcovado hill to reach the Christ, the Redeemer. Then, we combine this tour with the insight into the lives of those who live in a favela. We may visit Vidigal or Rocinha, it depends on the day. Be friendly, be respectful and enjoy the tour! Tour guide, roundtrip transfer, favela tour and tickets to the Christ included.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.57
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$60.57
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Santa Teresa Discovery Tour with Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Santa Teresa Discovery Tour with Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Located on the top of a hill, the Santa Teresa neighborhood is famous for being home to several artists. This half-day tour is perfect for those who enjoy history, culture and wish to visit the bucolic neighborhood. We can walk through the streets, see the little shops and buy one of a kind and authentic arts craft. We can have a look at the small bars and restaurants and stop by for a drink. We also visit the Parque das Ruínas to have a spectacular view of downtown Rio and check on the exhibitions they have inside.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.38
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$40.38
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Downtown Ancient Rio Tour with Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Downtown Ancient Rio Tour with Hotel pick-up and drop-off

We take you on a journey through time. If you enjoy history and culture, this is the perfect tour for you. In this half-day tour, we will visit the Cinelandia Square, a place surrounded by the Municipal Theater, the National Library, the National Museum of Fine Arts and the Municipality Chamber of Rio. We will also visit the Praça XV, a place surrounded by the Palácio Tiradentes, the Legislative Assembly of Rio de Janeiro, the Paço Imperial and Arco dos Teles. We will go through the Arco dos Teles to go to the CCBB and reach the Mosteiro de São Bento.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.38
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Semiprecious Gemstones Shopping Tour with Hotel pickup and drop-off

Semiprecious Gemstones Shopping Tour with Hotel pickup and drop-off

Welcome to the world of the Gemstones! The Brazilians semi-precious gemstones are worldwide famous for its unique shapes and colors and they have become the best souvenir to bring home. Our shopping tour gives you the opportunity to learn how important they are for our culture and our economy as well as the chance to buy them at affordable prices. We take you to a hidden place that has a wide variety of semi-precious gemstones and hundreds of interesting and creative designs. It is the best place to find something unique for yourself and to purchase one-of-a-kind gifts to give to your friends and family. We have a huge variety of gemstones, rocks, crystals and collectibles that hypnotize even the most avid collector. You may find some of our popular stones, such as the Amethyst, Topaz, Sapphire, Turquoise, Aquamarine, Agate, Onyx, Crystal Quartz, Rose Quartz and Tiger’s Eyeand. Tour guide and roundtrip transfer included.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.00
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