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The Rio City Break Tour

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

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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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Stunning Setting, Lifestyle and Royal Heritage

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.

Travel Highlights

  • 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

Journey Breakdown

The Rio City Break Tour
Travel Itinerary

Rio de Janeiro Days 1 - 8

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

Itinerary Description

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.

Days 4-7 -  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.

 

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.

Day 9 - Arrive in the UK

Arrive in the UK in the morning.

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.

 

Sofitel Copacabana Hotel

Rio de Janeiro - Deluxe Hotel

The Sofitel Rio de Janeiro is a deluxe hotel located at the end of Copacabana Beach and just three blocks from the upmarket and stylish areas of Ipanema and Leblon.

The hotel has two restaurants, two swimming pools, a fitness centre with sauna and massage. The snack bar provides an excellent vantage point over the whole of Copacabana beach and bay.

All rooms are fully air-conditioned, with cable TV, mini bar, telephone and Sofitel's specially designed bed for extra comfort. The Superior rooms face the city whilst the deluxe rooms have a balcony facing the ocean and the beach. 

Excursions Rio de Janeiro

 Days 4-7 - Range of excursions available

Itinerary Description

We have a range of excursions available providing an authentic experience to enhance your visit of Rio de Janeiro:

- 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) 

Buzios 3 night extension

Days 8-10 - Relax on the beach in Buzios

Day 11 - Transfer to airport

Day 12 - Arrive in the UK

Itinerary Description

Days 8-10 - Relax on the beach in Buzios

Transfer to the trendy upscale beach resort of Buzios, just two hours north of Rio de Janeiro. We stay for three nights at your chosen hotel.

This small, stylish resort was discovered by Brigitte Bardot and her Brazilian boyfriend in the 1960's - hence becoming known as Brazil's St Tropez. Today, it remains a very popular destination for beach lovers, with 17 white sandy beaches, quaint cobbled streets and a wide choice of upscale boutique hotels, bars and fine dining restaurants. It is the ideal place to extend your stay as 6 nights in Rio.

Day 11 - Transfer to airport

Transfer to the airport for your overnight flight home.

Day 12 - Arrive in the UK

Arrive in the UK in the morning.

Casas Brancas Boutique Hotel

Buzios - First Boutique

Overlooking the stunning bay of Buzios, with 32 spacious rooms and suites each with a sofa, balcony, sun loungers and Nespresso coffee making machine.

The hotel boasts a small pool and elegant and refined Mediterranean architecture with stunning views of the Bay of Armação.

Pedra Da Laguna

Buzios - First Hotel

Not far from the tourist town of Buzios and the famous Rua das Pedras with bars, shops and several international restaurants.

All apartments are equipped with air conditioning, TV, telephone, mini-bar, ceiling fan, safety box and a verandah with view of the sea or the green surroundings. At the Pool area you can enjoy drinks and snacks from the bar with sun terrace and hammocks in the garden for a relaxing moment enjoying the views of the region. This charming pousada also offers a tennis court and Spa with more than 60 health & beauty therapies.

Le Relais La Borie

Buzios - First Hotel

Although furthest away from the centre of Buzios, the French owned and designed Relais la Borie benefits by being the only hotel in Buzios located directly on the beach.

The 41 air-conditioned rooms are well decorated in a cosy style with free WiFi, TV, safe, minibar, telephone,  hairdryer, L'’Occitane Amenities, robes and beach towels. There is a bar, restaurant and two swimming pools with a garden area and lawn for sunbathing. There is also a spa, sauna, Jacuzzi and beach services.

The Rio City Break Tour
Travel Details

Price Breakdown

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

SeasonLow SeasonHigh Season
Travel Dates1 Jan - 30 June, 17 Aug - 12 Dec1 July - 16 Aug, 13 Dec - 24 Dec
Room ArrangementTouristFirstDeluxeTouristFirstDeluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £1,696 £1,951 £2,367 £2,106 £2,323 £2,739
Multiple Travellers - Own Room - - - - - -
Single Traveller - Own Room - - - - - -
SeasonLow SeasonHigh Season
Travel Dates1 Jan - 30 June, 17 Aug - 12 Dec1 July - 16 Aug, 13 Dec - 24 Dec
Room ArrangementTouristFirstDeluxeTouristFirstDeluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room €1,050 €1,343 €1,822 €1,521 €2,252 €2,834
Multiple Travellers - Own Room - - - - - -
Single Traveller - Own Room - - - - - -
SeasonLow SeasonHigh Season
Travel Dates1 Jan - 30 June, 17 Aug - 12 Dec1 July - 16 Aug, 13 Dec - 24 Dec
Room ArrangementTouristFirstDeluxeTouristFirstDeluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room $1,374 $1,731 $2,313 $1,948 $2,252 $2,739
Multiple Travellers - Own Room - - - - - -
Single Traveller - Own Room - - - - - -

Booking Terms & Conditions

What's Included

  • 8 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
  • 8 Days / 6 Nights
  • Internal flights 
  • Accommodation and breakfast
  • Transfers to and from accommodation
  • Excursions with English-speaking guides
  • Transport and meals as shown
  • 8 Days / 6 Nights
  • Internal fligths 
  • Accommodation and breakfast
  • Transfers to and from accommodation
  • Excursions with English-speaking guides
  • Transport and meals as shown

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