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

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icon13 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

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.
  • Take time out on a full day tour to the charming Buzios
  • Orientate yourself with a guided walking tour along the cobbled streets of Buzios
  • Enjoy ample free time to explore Buzios on your own - go for a swim, take a cruise or a guided coach tour
  • Roundtrip hotel transfers from Rio de Janeiro included
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Guided walk through Buzios
Hotel pickup and drop off
Lunch
Schooner ride (if option selected)
Gratuities
Drinks and dessert

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: Pickup is available from most major hotels in the zones São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema, Leme and Copacabana. Please stay at the hotel lobby 10 minutes before pick up time.

Return point: Returns to original departure point at approximately 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Departure Time

7:00 AM
After pickup from your Rio hotel, board a comfortable, climate-controlled coach for the 2.5-hour trip to Búzios. Settle in to your seat and get to know your local tour guide and group while you travel.

Arrive in Búzios and disembark for a brief tour of the city with your guide. Stroll down the cobblestone streets and learn about the city's history and culture. Once a quaint fishing village, this city has grown into an cosmopolitan, international destination, while still retaining its quaint charm and laid-back vibe. Check out the various local boutiques, art galleries and eateries, as well as the eclectic architecture on the Rua das Pedras, Búzios' main thoroughfare. In your free time, visit as many of the 23 local beaches as you can, including Geribá, Azeda, and Ferradura.

Choose to hop aboard a boat for a 2-hour cruise in Búzios' tropical waters, relaxing on board or jumping in for a dip.

After spending the day exploring Búzios' charms, board your coach for the ride back to Rio de Janeiro and drop-off at your hotel.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Ponte Rio–Niteroi
Pass by the Rio-Niteroi Bridge on your way to Buzios and catch up nice views from Guanabara bau and surrounding areas.
Stop At:  
Rua das Pedras
Upon arrival in Búzios, the group is taken on a walk through cobbled streets rich with quaint charm, made famous by the French actress Brigitte Bardot. Walk through the famous Rua das Pedras and check out famous stores, many souvenirs and good food. If you are not taking the boat ride, take your time to visit all of it, besides the amazing Buzios coastline.
Duration: 5 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Azeda Beach
If you choose the optional cruise, enjoy the Buzios coastline from a different perspective and on a different way. Azeda Beach is among the most sought after by tourists. The beach is small, charming and with calm and colorful sea. It is next to Azedinha. They are divided only by a strip of stone, and in Azedinha there is no construction to hide the look of the forest. Each stop lasts around 30 minutes, and you can go to the beach instead of staying inside the schooner.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Joao Fernandes Beach
Surrounded by lodges, hotels and luxury condominiums, the beach has perfect calm waters for kayaking, as well as snorkeling beaches. It is no accident that it is an obligatory stop for the schooner trips. The beach is a favorite of foreign tourists, who find good infrastructure of bars and restaurants serving snacks and dishes based on lobsters and shrimps. The kiosks stand on a plateau, but they often spread tables and chairs in the sand. If you prefer to get away from the usual buzz of noise, walk to the right corner, a little quieter.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Tartaruga Beach
The beach has calm waters, and generally the warmest of the region, since it does not receive the cold currents of Antarctica. Take the opportunity to swim and snorkel in the shores at the far right. Along the extensive strip of sand, kiosks for all tastes spread tables, chairs and sun loungers.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Orla Bardot Boardwalk
The Bardot shore is always colored by the fishing boats. A walk along the boardwalk, dotted with wooden decks, benches and gardens, features the bronze sculptures of famous visitors such as French actress Brigitte Bardot and former President Juscelino Kubitschek. Residents and illustrious workers - the fishermen - are also honored there, through a beautiful monument signed by the sculptor Christina Motta.
Stop At:  
Bastidores Restobar
Have a formidable lunch at high rated restaurant in Búzios. Enjoy a variety of local foods in a delicoius buffet. Drinks are not included.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • If you choose the 'Cruise' option, please bring a swimsuit and a towel.
  • Boat tour takes about 2 hours before it gets back to the city.
  • The boat usually makes 03 stops for swimming and usually goes to the same destinations: Ilha Feia, João Fernandes Beach, Azeda Beach or Tartaruga Beach.
  • The order and destinations of itinerary depends on the wind and weather conditions.
  • Inside the bus will always have a tour guide available. If passenger doesn’t want to go on the optional boat cruise, tour guide provides information of the city and he has some time to walk through the city and its beaches on his own.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Brazil

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Buzios Day Trip with Lunch, City Tour and Cruise from Rio de Janeiro?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Buzios Day Trip with Lunch, City Tour and Cruise from Rio de Janeiro.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Buzios Day Trip with Lunch, City Tour and Cruise from Rio de Janeiro?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Buzios Day Trip with Lunch, City Tour and Cruise from Rio de Janeiro.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Buzios Day Trip with Lunch, City Tour and Cruise from Rio de Janeiro?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Buzios Day Trip with Lunch, City Tour and Cruise from Rio de Janeiro.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Buzios Day Trip with Lunch, City Tour and Cruise from Rio de Janeiro?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Buzios Day Trip with Lunch, City Tour and Cruise from Rio de Janeiro.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Buzios Day Trip with Lunch, City Tour and Cruise from Rio de Janeiro?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Buzios Day Trip with Lunch, City Tour and Cruise from Rio de Janeiro.

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Janina
, Feb 2020
This was terrible. The communication with people the boat was unprofessional. My group was told that we had to purchase extra scuba gear after we were on the boat and was too late. The DJ rarely translated what he was saying. They nickle and dime you for everything on the boat. Dont waste your time or money.
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Buzios excursion
Footprints600393
, Oct 2019
The three hour bus ride each was was a bit tedious. The boat ride was excellent. We stopped sveral times for swimming & snorkeling. After the boat ride we had a good buffet late lunch. This left just enough time to find the Brigit Bardot statue.
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Beauty and the Beach
Culture40455231122
, Jun 2019
Visiting Buzios is a must! My husband and I enjoyed our visit via a tour headed by our guide Christina. She was friendly, professional and more than accomodating to all her guests throughout our trip. The boat excursion was amazing! We enjoyed snorkeling, swimming, samba dancing and slide on the boat which shoots you into the ocean! The lunch provided was amazing with many options. It was a great day ending with a beautiful sunset on the beach. Thank you Christina!
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Let me start by clarifying that...
Ayanda M
, Mar 2018
Let me start by clarifying that Buzios itself was 5 star, but the organization of this tour was terrible. Firstly the tour bus broke down 15 minutes after pick up, and took more than an hour to fix. Then the guide decided to get another bus anyway. But, the guide Hugo, was not communicative, did not tell us what was going on and only spoke Spanish. Every time he made an announcement during the trip, we had to ask him to translate to English. After all that, Buzios was scenic, with beautiful warm waters, although the beach itself is small.
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Not worth it too long, the trip is...
DIEGO V
, Jan 2018
Not worth it too long, the trip is NOT 2 hours each way like they said. Picked up at 7am from hotel and spent 1 hour picking people up in a big tour bus. Then the actual trip was 4 hours. We arrived at Buzios past 12 and had lunch at an average place. The tour guide only said 2 sentences in the whole trip, did not explain anything or provide info about the place. The boat ride has horrible, ugly old boat, very crowded, not enough seats for everyboy or life jackets, it was more of a loud party boat than a cruze. Captain sailed the boat, while yelling through speakers entertaining the party, and Djing all at the same time. Then they left us at the main plaza in Buzios to walk around. Tour guide did not suggest anything to see or where to walk he said nothing. Buzios is an ok kind of hippie town with stores and restaurants but not much to see. Not worth the trip for me, would not recommend this tour.
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This was great but we found since...
Happy
, Sep 2017
This was great but we found since our translator spoke 3-4 languages on the tour he didn't say much in English but overall it was a great experience.
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I really enjoyed this trip. We had a...
Hanna J
, Feb 2017
I really enjoyed this trip. We had a lot of fun on the boat drinking caiprinhas and dancing. The sea was very rough in the spots we stopped to swim and while it may have just been the weather on the day I chose, it wasn't very safe. One of the crew was an amazing swimmer and had no problem rescuing people that drifted out, but I did think they should've stopped people swimming it was so strong. Buzios is beautiful and makes a nice change from being in the city centre - it's well worth a visit. There was quite a bit of waiting around to board the boat after a long bus journey, but it was worth it nevertheless.
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Missed hotel breakfast due to...
thompsjo8
, Dec 2016
Missed hotel breakfast due to scheduled pick up time, then coach over 40 minutes late. Picked up by one coach to be taken to another then spent further hour driving round Rio picking up other passengers. Guide gave no information on either places passed on journey to Buzios or Buzios itself. Had booked the trip that included a walking tour of Buzios but told the one we were on included a boat trip for the beaches, we had no swimwear/towels, but, the guide wasn't bothered. Only found this out some 2hours into the journey. On arrival in Buzios refused to go on boat trip and agreed to meet guide later, found Buzios to be nice with cobbled streets, decent shops and lovely cafes/bars to stop off at, it also had many restaurants that caters for all people's needs, so in itself is worth visiting. For those booking the boat trip need to be aware that it took our fellow passengers 50 minutes to board the boat after arrival in Buzios, so in total just over 4 hours after leaving Rio. The return coach journey took just over 4 hours due to traffic in Buzios. Be prepared for a long day with 7 hours of coach travel and a very little information.
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AWESOME food!!! Nice guide, great...
Shirsendu S
, Nov 2016
AWESOME food!!! Nice guide, great experience of the cuise. All in all it was an experirnce
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We had a wonderful time in Buzios...
Ruediger M
, Oct 2016
We had a wonderful time in Buzios. The bus picked us up in front of a hotel and the ride from Rio to Buzios took about 2 1/2 hours. The tour guide was great and gave us lots of information, which made us fully enjoy the trip. At Buzios we chose the option to go to one of the beaches instead of on a boat tour since we stayed only one day going back and forth. It probably makes sense to stay at least 2 days if you want to enjoy both the beach and the boat tour. We were taken to a nice restaurant for an excellent buffet. All in all, thumbs up!
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