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Rio Shore Excursion: Skip The Line to Christ Redeemer by Train Half-Day Tour

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 9 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
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

While your cruise ship is in port, visit the Christ the Redeemer statue on the top of Corcovado Mountain during this half-day tour of Rio de Janeiro. Reach the top of Corcovado Mountain by cog train through the Tijuca Rainforest, an urban forest located just 10 minutes outside the center of Rio, allowing you time to see Rio's most famous sight and still explore on your own.
  • Rio de Janeiro shore excursion to Christ Redeemer and Corcovado Mountain
  • Take a ride on a cog train through Tijuaca rainforest
  • Complimentary port pickup and drop off
  • Get to essential Rio sightseeing in just a few hours
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Skip The Line Train Ticket to Christ Redeemer Statue Access
Port pickup and drop off
Live audio guide – available in 9 different languages
Professional Tour Guide
Gratuities
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Meeting point is:

Cruise Terminal Pier Mauá - The guide will be waiting for you at the exit gate of the Cruise Terminal 4 (right in front of the Kobra Mural), and will walk with you to the vehicle.

Ports

  • Rio de Janeiro Port


After pickup from the Rio cruise ship port, meet your tour guide and board your vehicle for the trip to the Cosme Velho station.

Climb aboard the cog train and ride through Tijuca National Park to the top of Corcovado Mountain. Enjoy the steep journey through the dense Atlantic forest, watching out for local wildlife along the way.

Spend an hour enjoying the views at the top of the mountain. Your guide provides commentary about the history of the site and answers any questions.

After descending the mountain, explore Pepino and São Conrado beaches, where you can watch surfers and hang gliders take on the world-class waves.

At the end of your tour, enjoy drop-off back at the cruise port.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Pier Maua
Meeting point is Cruise Terminal Pier Mauá - The guide will be waiting for you at the exit gate of the Cruise Terminal 4 (right in front of the Kobra Mural), and will walk with you to the vehicle
Pass By:  
Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon
After pick up at the port, we’ll make our way through Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon (except on Sundays). The lagoon is connected to the Atlantic Ocean, allowing sea water to enter by a canal along the edge of a park locally known as Jardim de Alah. There you’ll drive by Flamengo’s headquarters and hear a little bit about the 4 most famous soccer clubs in the Rio and the rivalries involving Botafogo, Flamengo, Fluminense and Vasco da Gama!
Pass By:  
Cosme Velho
We will make our way to the Cosme Velho Train Station to make our way to Rio’s major attraction: The Christ Redeemer Statue at the top of Corcovado Mountain.
Stop At:  
Parque Nacional da Tijuca
Upon reaching Cosme Velho Station, sitting at the bottom of Corcovado Mountain, we will catch the train with pre-reserved tickets to save time and it will take you up to the top, through the dense Tijuca Rainforest to the 38m tall (125ft) Christ Redeemer Statue. The 20 minute ride up will give you a chance to thoroughly appreciate the Tijuca Forest, which is considered to be the largest urban forest in the whole world. It represents 7% of the whole city`s territory! It’s breath taking and that alone already makes the trip well worth it. Upon reaching Cosme Velho Station, sitting at the bottom of Corcovado Mountain, we will catch the train with pre-reserved tickets to save time and it will take you up to the top, through the dense Tijuca Rainforest
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Upon arriving at the Statue, you will have two options of reaching the top, by a lift and then an escalator, or the traditional way, by stairs, 222 Steps, but the prize makes it all worthwhile. Once up, the views and the imposing statue will take your mind off the walk up! Looking up you will feel blessed and protected by this beautiful monument of Christ with open arms, now one of the new Seven Wonders of the World! From up there you can see most of the city, all of the south zone and all the way to Niteroi. A unique view that will astound you. You will have about 40 minutes to get to know all the sides and views of Corcovado and take pictures.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Important: Please note the departure times for this tour vary by date with special departure times of 8:00am on Dec 24th and 31st 2020, February 13th through 16th 2021
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 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 Rio Shore Excursion: Skip The Line to Christ Redeemer by Train Half-Day Tour?
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 Rio Shore Excursion: Skip The Line to Christ Redeemer by Train Half-Day Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Rio Shore Excursion: Skip The Line to Christ Redeemer by Train Half-Day Tour?
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 Rio Shore Excursion: Skip The Line to Christ Redeemer by Train Half-Day Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Rio Shore Excursion: Skip The Line to Christ Redeemer by Train Half-Day Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Rio Shore Excursion: Skip The Line to Christ Redeemer by Train Half-Day Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Rio Shore Excursion: Skip The Line to Christ Redeemer by Train Half-Day Tour?
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 Rio Shore Excursion: Skip The Line to Christ Redeemer by Train Half-Day Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Rio Shore Excursion: Skip The Line to Christ Redeemer by Train Half-Day Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Rio Shore Excursion: Skip The Line to Christ Redeemer by Train Half-Day Tour.

Traveler Tips


  • "Pick up from cruise terminal was on time, the guide was great, the tram ride up the mountain and the views from the top and of the statue were wonderful and unforgettable." See review

Reviews

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Christ Redeemer half day shore excursion
20cookie123
, Apr 2019
Pick up from cruise terminal was on time, the guide was great, the tram ride up the mountain and the views from the top & of the statue were wonderful & unforgettable. However, so much time was wasted picking up other passengers & transferring buses - we were picked up at 1.30pm but didn't get to the tram station until 15.45 - it was dark by the time we came down & didn't get to Sao Conrado Beach or Pepino Beach which were supposed to be part of the tour.
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Tried To Cancel..No one Answered The Phone
Venture26062
, Feb 2019
I did not go on the tour...I tried calling the number on the voucher...no one and ...we answered...I was not able to cancel
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Don't waste your money. This is...
Tim B
, Apr 2018
Don't waste your money. This is operated by Grayline Tours. Horrible. Take a taxi to the statue.
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Bad tour. The touroperato grey line is...
kazipoes
, Mar 2018
Bad tour. The touroperato grey line is not good. We did not get where we paid for.
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It was seamless. Good tour in real...
hannakpg
, Feb 2018
It was seamless. Good tour in real hot weather. Well organized, the guide was knowledgeable and helped us through the lineups.
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We had really high hopes after...
angela.e.chow
, Feb 2018
We had really high hopes after reading about the excursion itinerary about this infamous attraction however, was left really disappointed with our experience as we found it to be unprofessional and not worth the money at all! Initially, the lady who was supposed to meet our group was late and there was no 'name' sign so we had no idea who was the representative from Gray Line. Finally, I spotted her after seeing the logo on her uniform. We boarded a small van as the lead guide wasn't aware that apparently it was a much bigger group joining the tour which we then had to stop at another hotel for. The driver didn't know the hotel where the other group was supposed to meet at and was circling the route many many times. Finally, we found the Copacabana Palace and we had to all move to a large coach bus. This was a shock as when we boarded the small van, we had no idea we were going to be part of a 30 person tour group. After this delay, it only got worse as the driver and guide kept picking up guests from various locations without any announcement or communication to the rest of us on the bus already. We even ended up waiting over an hour in the train/bus station because the driver tried to wait for another couple who hadn't shown up yet. We found the guide to be really unprofessional - he didn't provide any explanation at all - he was only chatting on his cellphone. The only information he gave us was the time we were supposed to return to the meeting point. The worst part was that I introduced 4 of my friends to join this excursion with me yet we all were unsatisfied and unhappy with the experience. For the price we paid for this excursion, I should've just taken a taxi myself directly and bought 2 senior tickets. I would've saved a LOT of unnecessary wait time.
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We booked this trip as a shore...
Constance g
, Jan 2018
We booked this trip as a shore excursion and paid extra as compared to a similar tour with various hotel pick ups. We were picked up at 1pm as scheduled and did not arrive to the start of our tour until 3 hours later. We spent 2 hours and 20 min picking up at various hotels with earphones promoting other tours offered in Rio, There was no guiding. 3:20pm was the last drop off for those on another tour Not only did the bus pick up passengers but also picked up and transferred people connecting to or from other tours, then continued to drive to board the train arriving at the station after 4pm We asked the driver to return us to our cruise without taking the excursion we were looking forward to. Proceeding with the tour made us uncomfortable to return to our cruise in a timely fashion. Connie G, Ontario Canada
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Given that we were there for...
Joseph W
, Apr 2017
Given that we were there for Carnivale and the number of people and traffic was ridiculous, it was a very good tour. The bus driver did an amazing job of negotiating crowds and blocked streets and the guide was very good
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Viator sent us the wrong pickup...
BRIAN G
, Apr 2017
Viator sent us the wrong pickup information. We were to meet our guide at gate 2 at the port. We waited for a long time but no one showed up. It turned out that the guide was waiting at gate 4 which is now the official pickup spot. As a result we missed the tour. We phoned and were put on the tour scheduled for the same time the next day. But we soon realized that it would not get us back to the boat on time. Kudos to Gray Line, they agreed to include us on an earlier tour which was not scheduled for port pickup. They picked us up at the port and then proceeded to hotel pickups. Despite all the anxiety the tour was excellent, the weather cooperated and the earlier time meant that Christ the Redeemer was not as crowded. Good guide and some stops made in the town to see the painted steps. So all went well in the end.
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I was not met with a sign with my...
Allan L Z
, Feb 2017
I was not met with a sign with my name as told. I was not met at gate I was told to meet at. I was met by Gray Line not Viator. It was an extremely hot day and I was not even offered a bottle of water. Tour guides were nice and informative.
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