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Rio City Break Tour

8 Night Itinerary from £1,6961,051$1,375

Private Individual Tour

 

Explore this vibrant exotic City in a stunningly beautiful setting. Enjoy Copacabana beach, visit the statue of Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Mountain and discover Rio's Royal Heritage.

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  • Get to know Rio de Janeiro and the Carioca life on our 6-night city break
  • Enjoy a comprehensive city tour in the company of our local expert
  • See Christ the Redeemer up close and enjoy magnificent 360 degree views
  • Choose from a huge range of excursions and tours 
  • Visit art galleries, hike the coastal forest or attend a match at the Maracana
  • Enjoy Rio's natural setting, with its huge lagoon, granite peaks and famous beaches

This itinerary can be modified and adapted to your preference with a specialst advisor, who can provide a guaranteed price, based on hotels, transport, excursions and flights.

Rio City Break Tour
Tour Itinerary

Rio de Janeiro - 6 Nights

Day 1 - Fly to Rio de Janeiro

Day 2 - Walking introduction to Rio de Janeiro

Day 3 - City tour of Rio de Janeiro

Days 4-7 - At leisure in Rio de Janeiro

Day 8 -  Return flight to the UK

Day 1

Fly to Rio de Janeiro

Take an overnight flight from the UK to Rio de Janeiro, arriving the following morning.


Day 2

Walking introduction to Rio de Janeiro

Our guide will meet you at the airport and take you to your chosen hotel for a 6 night stay. On arrival at the hotel, our guide take you on a walk to introduce you to the area surroundings your hotel so that you can get your bearings. You will walk along the promenade of Copacabana and Ipanema beaches in order to gain a feeling of Rio de Janeiro's city life - the people, the beach culture, the apartments of the city's affluent, all that makes up the typical "Carioca" life. This short introduction to Rio (up to one hour) will help with your orientation.

 


Day 3

City Tour of Rio de Janeiro

We start our full day tour by visiting the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer at Corcovado Mountain from where you can admire the magnificent 360 degree view of Rio de Janeiro - the beautiful bay, the lagoon, the famous Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon beaches and the massive granite peaks that dwarf the tall buildings. We will drive through the Tijuca Forest and past the Maracana Stadium (a stop there is optional) to the Sambodromo, the site of the famous carnival parades, and visit the museum.

We continue to the Bohemian Santa Teresa district once home to the rich and famous but where now the majestic views draw writers, musicians, artists with galleries. Its hillside location affords stunning views of Rio and its cobbled streets add to its charming atmosphere. We stop for a lunch break (lunch is not included so that you can choose your own preference). In the old days, when Copacabana was but a swamp, the higher ground of Santa Teresa was the preferred area to live due to the cooler, fresh air so magnificent mansions were built, later to be out of favour, but many are now being renovated. 

We continue to the historic city centre of Rio, where the Royal Family lived, and walk (2 to 3 hours) through the bustling streets and stop at the Confeitaria Colombo, one of the oldest coffee shops in Rio. Visit the cathedral, Imperial Palace, Church of Sao Jose and Cultural Centre on Praca XV admiring the unique colonial architecture. Later in the afternoon we drive back to your hotel.


Day 4

At leisure in Rio de Janeiro

For the remainder of your time in Rio you have the flexibility to pursue your own interests, take optional excursions and relax. Our guide is able to book a wide range of optional tours and excursions, depending on your specific requirements.

- Historic Tour of Rio's Royal Palaces, churches, monastery and heritage

- Statue of Christ the Redeemer at Corcovado Mountain

- Botanical Gardens, Lagoon and Sugar Loaf Mountain

- Walking in the forest tot eh summit of Gavea, Urca or Sugar Loaf Mountains

- Football at the Maracana Stadium

- Private museums and art galleries

- Laura Alvim Teatre and Cultural Centre

- Horse racing at the Jockey Club

- Petropolis: summer residence of the Emperor and Royal Family

- Guanabara Bay and Tropical Islands by Schooner

- Shopping for clothes, paintings, pottery, woodwork and interior decorations

- Craftsmanship of Brazilian precious stones and jewellery

- Music of Brazil: Bossa-Nova, Samba, Forro, Pagode, MPB and others

- Classical Music, Gregorian choir and opera

- Three Eco-systems: atlantic forest, mangroves and the botanic gardens

- Carnival Parade at the Sambadrome

- National history, fine arts, modern art, folklore and republic museums

- Landscape Gardens and Niemeyer architecture

Hiking in Rio de Janeiro:

- Trek to the top of Sugar Loaf (5 Hours)

- Trek to the top of Pedra da Gavea (8 hours)

- Adventure Park "da Catacumba"

- Hiking on Ilha Grande (Full Day or 1 or 2 Nights)

- Hiking on the Parati Peninsula (1 Night) 

 


Day 5

At leisure


Day 6

At leisure


Day 7

At leisure


Day 8

Return flight to the UK

Enjoy your morning and afternoon in Rio, before taking a return overnight flight home in the early evening.

 

Mar Palace Hotel

Rio de Janeiro - Tourist Hotel

The Hotel Mar Palace Copacabana is a modern beach hotel located 2 blocks from Copacabana beach and close to the commercial area.

The 88 comfortable rooms are equipped with sound proof windows, cable tv, air-conditioning, minibar, WiFi internet access, telephone and hairdryer. The hotel also has a small rooftop terrace with a swimming pool and bar.

Porto Bay Rio Hotel

Rio de Janeiro - First Hotel

Located on the famous Copacabana beach, the Porto Bay Hotel Rio is well situated close to the main tourist attractions, shopping and leisure centres.  

The hotel has a roof-top bar offering outdoor snacks and poolside drinks, an outdoor swimming pool, sun terrace, fitness centre, sauna and private beach service. Plus, the hotel has it's own restaurant offering fine international cuisine.

The hotel has 117 modern air-conditioned 'fresh' looking rooms with balconies and side views of the beach and ocean, cable TV, mini bar, safe box, telephone, free WiFi access, radio and bathrooms equipped with shower and some with bathtub.

 

Price Guidelines

Season Low Season High Season
Travel Dates 1 Jan - 30 June, 17 Aug - 12 Dec 1 July - 16 Aug, 13 Dec - 24 Dec
Travel Dates Tourist First Deluxe Tourist First Deluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £1,696 £1,951 £2,367 £2,106 £2,323 £2,739

Prices are a guideline and per person. Please request a quote for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve & Easter.


What's Included

  • 9 Days / 6 Nights
  • International flights (2 overnight)
  • Accommodation and breakfast
  • Transfers to and from accommodation
  • Excursions with English-speaking guides
  • Transport and meals as shown
  • Prices do not include the optional extension

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