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The Rio City Break Tour

6 Night Itinerary from £1,7351,095$1,429

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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 its Royal heritage.

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Stunning Setting, Lifestyle & 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 its Royal heritage.

Travel Highlights

  • Get to know Rio de Janeiro and the Carioca life on our comprehensive 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 to find what interests you most
  • 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 - Flight: London to Rio de Janeiro

Day 2 - Walking Introduction to Rio de Janeiro

Day 3 - City Tour of Rio de Janeiro

Day 4-7 - At Leisure in Rio de Janeiro

Day 8 -  Return Flight to the UK

Itinerary Description

Day 1 - Flight: London 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 take you on a walk to introduce you to the area surroundings your hotel so that you can get your bearings upon arrival in a big city like Rio de Janeiro. 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 this 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, to visit the museum.

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 de Janeiro, 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, the Imperial Palace, the 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

Today you have the flexibility to pursue your own interests, take optional excursions and relax. 

 

 

Day 8 -  Return Flight to the UK

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

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

 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 & Heritage

- Statue of Christ the Redeemer at Corcovado Mountain

- Botanical Gardens, Lagoon & Sugar Loaf Mountain

- Walking in the forest up Gavea, Urca or Sugar Loaf Mountains

- Football at the Maracana Stadium

- Private Museums & Art Galleries

- Laura Alvim Teatre & Cultural Centre

- Horse Racing at the Jockey Club

- Petropolis : Summer Residence of the Emperor & Royal Family

- Guanabara Bay and/or Tropical Islands by Schooner

- Shopping for Clothes, Paintings, Pottery, Woodwork, Interior Decorations

- Craftsmanship of Brazilian Precious Stones & Jewellery

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

- Classical Music, Gregorian Choir & Opera

- Three Eco-systems: Atlantic Forest, Mangroves & the Botanic Gardens

- Carnival Parade at the Sambadrome

- National History, Fine Arts, Modern Art, Folklore & Republic Museums

- Landscape Gardens & Niemeyer architecture

 

Hiking in Rio de Janeiro:

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

- Trek up 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 Parati Peninsula (1 Night) 

Buzios 3 night extension

Days 1-3 - Relax on Buzio's beaches

Day 4 - Transfer to airport

Itinerary Description

Days 1-3 - Relax on Buzio's beaches

Transfer to the trendy beach resort of Buzios two hours north of Rio de Janeiro and staying at for three nights at your chosen hotel

Day 4 - Transfer to airport

Transfer to the airport for your overnight flight home, arriving on Day 11.

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 £1,734 £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 €1,094 €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 $1,427 $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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