TOP 12 Tours in Niteroi

Rio de Janeiro: 6-Stop Highlights of Rio with Lunch

Highlights

  • Take in panoramic views of the city from Christ the Redeemer
  • Admire the beauty of the colorful tiles of the Selarón Steps
  • Learn more about Brazilian’s passion for football and samba at the Maracanã and the Sambadrome
  • Marvel at the beautiful landscape by taking the cable car ride on the Sugarloaf Mountain
  • See the beautiful stained-glass inside the Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro

Description

Begin your adventure bright and early with a convenient pickup from hotels located in the South Zone. The first stop on your itinerary is the iconic Christ the Redeemer. Sit back and enjoy the scenic ride through the Tijuca Forest, soaking up the lush jungle views that surround the Corcovado Mountain. As you reach the peak, you’ll be greeted by the magnificent statue of Christ, with its arms wide open, overlooking the city. Take in the sweeping views and capture breathtaking pictures of this iconic landmark.

Next, embark on a leisurely stroll outside the Maracanã Stadium, where you’ll discover the passion that Brazilians have for football. Immerse yourself in the samba tradition by visiting the Sambadrome, the renowned venue for the world’s largest Carnival parade.

Prepare to be mesmerized by the enchanting Selarón Steps, an enormous mosaic artwork created by the talented Chilean artist Jorge Selarón. Over the years, Selarón dedicated himself to decorating the steps, turning them into a stunning monument and a symbol of Rio itself.

Make a stop at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro, where you can marvel at the biblical passages depicted on its vibrant stained-glass windows. Afterward, indulge in a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet lunch at a nearby restaurant, recharging your energy for the remaining part of the tour.

Continue your journey to the Urca neighborhood, where the majestic Sugarloaf Mountain awaits. Prepare to be amazed as you ascend to the summit via a thrilling cable car ride. From a height of 220 meters above sea level, take in the mesmerizing 360-degree panorama of Rio de Janeiro, Guanabara Bay, the city of Niteroi, and the sparkling waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry Fees to Christ the Redeemer, Cathedral, and Sugarloaf
  • External visits to Selarón Steps, Maracanã, and Sambodrome
  • Multilingual Guide

Price

From $86.78 per person

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Rio de Janeiro: Sunset Sailing Tour

Highlights

  • Delight in spectacular views of Rio de Janeiro from the sea
  • Explore the sights in Guanabara Bay, and admire the sunset over the city
  • Embark on an exclusive small group activity for no more than 10 people
  • Benefit from complete onboard service with freshly-made drinks and snacks
  • Treat yourself to a private tour for a truly romantic experience

Description

Experience the breathtaking beauty of Rio de Janeiro, known as the Marvellous City, with a captivating sunset sailing tour in Guanabara Bay. Indulge in the magnificent spectacle of the setting sun while enjoying unlimited drinks and delectable snacks aboard your boat. Choose between a small group tour or elevate your experience by opting for a private tour.

Embark on your maritime adventure from the Marina da Glória and sail past three historically significant fortresses – São José, Lage, and Santa Cruz – on your way to Boa Viagem Island in Niterói. Along the way, marvel at the striking Niterói Museum of Contemporary Art, designed by the renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer, and relish the stunning views of Guanabara Bay.

As the day draws to a close, relax and cherish the awe-inspiring sight of the sunset over the illustrious city of Rio de Janeiro. Treat your eyes to panoramic views of iconic landmarks like Sugar Loaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer, as the sun gracefully descends below the horizon.

Throughout your journey, unwind with a delightful selection of beverages on board, including the world-famous Brazilian cocktail Caipirinha, beer, and sparkling white wine. At the end of your tour, return to the marina in Glória. Additionally, hotel pickup and drop-off options are available for your convenience.

Included

  • Professional sailing crew
  • Insurance
  • Caipirinhas
  • Sparkling white wine
  • Beer (Heineken and Budweiser)
  • Soft drinks
  • Juice
  • Water
  • Snacks and finger food

Price

From $64.17 per person

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Rio de Janeiro: 6-Stop Highlights of Rio with Lunch

Highlights

  • Take in panoramic views of the city from Christ the Redeemer
  • Admire the beauty of the colorful tiles of the Selarón Steps
  • Learn more about Brazilian’s passion for football and samba at the Maracanã and the Sambadrome
  • Marvel at the beautiful landscape by taking the cable car ride on the Sugarloaf Mountain
  • See the beautiful stained-glass inside the Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro

Description

Begin your adventure by being picked up in the morning from hotels located in the South Zone. Your first destination is the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue.

As you make your way to the statue, enjoy the stunning views of the Tijuca Forest from the comfort of a minivan. The forest surrounds Corcovado Mountain, where the statue stands with its arms wide open, overlooking the city. Take in the sweeping views and capture some breathtaking photos.

Next, embark on a pleasant walk outside the Maracanã Stadium, where you’ll learn about the passion Brazilians have for football. Immerse yourself in the samba tradition of Rio by visiting the Sambadrome, the venue for the largest Carnival parade in the world.

Admire the incredible street art of the Selarón Steps, a massive mosaic created by Chilean artist Jorge Selarón. Starting in the early 90s, Selarón dedicated himself to decorating the stairs, which have now become an iconic monument in Rio.

Make a stop at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro to marvel at the intricate stained glass depicting biblical passages. Then, recharge with a delicious buffet lunch.

Finally, head to the Urca neighborhood and prepare to be amazed by the beauty of Sugarloaf Mountain. Take a cable car ride to the summit, approximately 220 meters above sea level. From there, soak in the breathtaking 360-degree view of Rio de Janeiro, Guanabara Bay, the city of Niteroi, and the dazzling blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry Fees to Christ the Redeemer, Cathedral, and Sugarloaf
  • External visits to Selarón Steps, Maracanã, and Sambodrome
  • Multilingual Guide

Price

From $86.78 per person

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Rio de Janeiro: Private Speedboat Trip with Barbecue

Highlights

  • Take in the best views of Rio de Janeiro from the sea
  • Enjoy a unique private boat tour
  • Relax with a drink and a barbecue on board

Description

Indulge in the splendor of Rio de Janeiro’s stunning beaches, coastline, and prominent landmarks during a leisurely voyage on a speedboat. Embark on a 2-, 3-, 4-, or 5-hour adventure, complete with convenient amenities such as coolers, a Bluetooth stereo system, a barbecue, and even a bathroom.

Unwind and marvel at the breathtaking vistas of Rio de Janeiro as you sip on refreshing beverages. Take in the panoramic views of iconic sights including Sugarloaf Mountain, Urca, and Ilha da Laje. As you navigate the shimmering waters, make a stop at Adão and Eva Beach in Niterói or Vermelha Beach in Urca for a rejuvenating swim and a delectable lunch prepared onboard.

Feel free to choose and bring your own food for the boat trip. Sit back and allow your knowledgeable Portuguese-speaking sailor to skillfully grill your chosen meal while you luxuriate under the warm rays of the sun.

Included

  • Portuguese-speaking sailor
  • Barbecue grill
  • Fuel
  • Two coolers with ice for drinks
  • Boat tour

Price

From $230 per group up to 9

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Rio de Janeiro: Skip-The-Line Sugarloaf & Private City Tour

Highlights

  • Take a cable car ride to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain
  • Explore Rio de Janeiro on a private city tour
  • Skip the lines with a Fast Pass Ticket

Description

Your private tour in Rio de Janeiro begins with a visit to some iconic landmarks in the city. You’ll start at the Selaron Stairway, a colorful and vibrant staircase covered in tiles from all over the world. Next, you’ll explore the Metropolitan Cathedral, a stunning modern architectural masterpiece. After that, you’ll venture into the historical downtown area, where you can immerse yourself in the city’s rich history and culture.

The highlight of the tour is a visit to Sugar Loaf Mountain, a majestic landmark that offers breathtaking panoramic views of Rio de Janeiro, the sky, the sea, and the surrounding area. This mountain, made up of pure rock and part of the Atlantic rainforest, never fails to impress visitors who make the journey to the top.

Ascending Sugar Loaf is a must-do for anyone visiting the Marvelous City. From the summit, you’ll be able to admire not only the beautiful beaches and historical sites of Rio de Janeiro but also catch a glimpse of Niterói, located across the Guanabara Bay.

To reach the top of Sugar Loaf, you’ll take a cable car ride. With our Fast Pass Tickets, you won’t have to worry about waiting in line at any of the four stations. Along the way, there are two stops. The first stop is at Morro da Urca, which is a little over 500 meters from the starting point. Here, you can enjoy a meal at a restaurant and take in the panoramic views of Rio de Janeiro. Afterward, there’s only a 750-meter journey left to reach the second stop, located at the summit of Sugar Loaf.

The origin of the mountain’s name, Pão de Açúcar in Portuguese, is shrouded in various legends. One such tale suggests that during the peak of sugar cultivation, the Portuguese used to package the sugar in clay cones resembling the shape of the mountain. These sugar packaging sites were referred to as “sugar loafs,” hence the name of the mountain.

Please note that the tickets for Sugar Loaf are not included in the tour package. Once you book the tour, we will provide you with a link to purchase the tickets directly from the official Sugar Loaf website. The Fast Pass tickets cost approximately 45 US Dollars per person.

Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional tour guide

Price

From $134 per group up to 4

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Cariocando by speedboat in Rio (Lancha)

Highlights

  • Beauty
  • Sea
  • Nature
  • Fun

Description

*SHARED SPEEDBOAT EXPERIENCE 🛥️:*

– Duration of up to three hours

– Two stops for swimming

Recommended tourist attractions that can be visited during the tour:

Route:

Urca
Fort São João
Sugar Loaf
Red Beach
Copacabana beach
Harpoon
Cagarras Islands
Adam and Eve Beach
MAC
Tax Island
Santos Dummont Airport (SDU)

*Please note that the itinerary is subject to change based on sea and weather conditions;

– *Complimentary cold beer, water, and soft drinks are provided;*

– Additional payment to the tour guide: The price per adult is *R$ 230.00*. For children aged 5 to 12, the cost is *R$ 150.00* each. Payment can be made by credit or debit card, with an additional 7% tax.

At the conclusion of the tour, you have the option to enjoy a delightful happy hour at a charming floating restaurant.

Included

  • We offer complimentary:
  • Cold beer;
  • Water;
  • Soft drinks.

Price

From $32.08 per person

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Rio: Boat Tour of Guanabara Bay

Highlights

  • Hear the bustling sounds of Rio’s port from a catamaran
  • Discover Rio de Janeiro from a new perspective
  • Leave in the morning or in the evening at sunset
  • Take amazing photos at the foot of Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Departures in the morning and in the afternoon at sunset

Description

Embark on a catamaran tour and discover a fresh perspective of Rio de Janeiro. Explore the vibrant spots while cruising through the stunning Guanabara Bay.

Your journey begins at Marina da Gloria, where you will board a modern and well-equipped catamaran. Set sail towards the Museum of Tomorrow, an architectural marvel located in Porto Maravilha, the port region of Rio.

As you sail, marvel at the breathtaking sights of Villegagnon Island, Santos Dumont Airport, Fiscal Island, and the Arsenal of the Navy.

Continue your voyage towards Niterói, passing by the magnificent Rio-Niterói Bridge and the renowned Concha Acústica (Acoustic Shell). Soon, you will arrive at the MAC, the Museum of Contemporary Art, designed by the legendary architect Oscar Niemeyer. Be captivated by its unique disc shape.

Before heading back to Rio de Janeiro, explore other notable landmarks surrounding Guanabara Bay. Admire the beauty of Adão and Eva Beaches, Santa Cruz Fortress, Lage Fortress, São José Fortress, and São João Fortress.

Take a moment to capture the iconic Sugarloaf mountain as you pass by. You’ll have a few minutes to snap some pictures from the catamaran. On your way back to Marina da Gloria, you’ll also catch glimpses of the old Urca Casino and Flamengo Beach.

If you opted for the breakfast option, you can enjoy a delicious meal at Marina da Glória before boarding the catamaran. The coffee shop is conveniently located right in front of the embarkation point, allowing you to savor the experience with peace of mind.

Included

  • Catamaran boat tour
  • Audioguide in English, Spanish, and Portuguese
  • Breakfast at Café Marinas (if breakfast option selected)

Price

From $24.17 per person

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Rio de Janeiro: Sunset Sailing Tour

Highlights

  • Delight in spectacular views of Rio de Janeiro from the sea
  • Explore the sights in Guanabara Bay, and admire the sunset over the city
  • Embark on an exclusive small group activity for no more than 10 people
  • Benefit from complete onboard service with freshly-made drinks and snacks
  • Treat yourself to a private tour for a truly romantic experience

Description

Experience the breathtaking beauty of Rio de Janeiro, known as the Marvellous City, on a sunset sailing tour through Guanabara Bay. As you embark on this scenic adventure, prepare to be captivated by the stunning colors of the setting sun while indulging in a selection of drinks and snacks.

Choose between a small group tour or treat yourself to a private tour for a truly unforgettable experience. Departing from Marina da Glória, you’ll pass by three historic fortresses – São José, Lage, and Santa Cruz – en route to Boa Viagem Island in Niterói. Marvel at the modern architecture of Oscar Niemeyer’s Niterói Museum of Contemporary Art and soak in the panoramic views of Guanabara Bay.

Sit back, relax, and allow the beauty of the sunset to wash over you as it casts a golden glow on Rio de Janeiro. Gaze upon the iconic landmarks that have made this city famous, including Sugar Loaf Mountain and the statue of Christ the Redeemer, illuminated by the fading sunlight on the horizon.

As you sail along, enjoy a variety of all-inclusive drinks such as the renowned Brazilian cocktail, Caipirinha, as well as beer and sparkling white wine. Let the mesmerizing atmosphere of the bay and the city enhance your enjoyment of these refreshing beverages.

The tour concludes back at Marina da Glória, where you can choose to have hotel pickup and drop-off arranged for your convenience. Take home lasting memories of an extraordinary sailing experience through one of the world’s most enchanting cities.

Included

  • Professional sailing crew
  • Insurance
  • Caipirinhas
  • Sparkling white wine
  • Beer (Heineken and Budweiser)
  • Soft drinks
  • Juice
  • Water
  • Snacks and finger food

Price

From $64.17 per person

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Rio de Janeiro: Private Sunrise Tour at Mirante Dona Marta

Highlights

  1. See the sunrise from a unique spot
  2. Enjoy magnificent views of Rio, Niteroi, and the ocean
  3. View Sugarloaf Mountain and the famous Christ the Redeemer statue

Description

Experience the breathtaking sunrise at Mirante Dona Marta, situated 360 meters above sea level. This enchanting viewpoint offers stunning vistas of Sugarloaf Mountain and the renowned Christ the Redeemer statue. Departing from your hotel at approximately 5:00 AM, you will arrive in ample time to witness the captivating first lights of dawn.

The tour duration is approximately 2.5 hours, allowing you to return to your hotel by 7:30 AM. This affords you the opportunity to partake in other activities or explore additional tours throughout the day.

To ensure a seamless experience, we highly recommend booking this tour at the beginning of your trip. This strategic timing allows for flexibility in case of inclement weather, should we need to reschedule the tour for another day.

Included

  • Professional guide
  • Transportation in a comfortable vehicle

Price

From $95 per group up to 4

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Rio de Janeiro: Unforgettable Sunset Boat Tour

Highlights

  • Enjoy a great sunset tour on board a sailboat
  • See Rio’s stunning coastline from the ocean
  • Experience the best view of Rio’s amazing sunset

Description

The tour begins in the afternoon at Urca pier, where you will embark on a charming sailboat. As you sail, you will pass by several historical fortresses including São José, Lage, and Santa Cruz, as well as the captivating Boa Viagem Island in Niterói. This is the perfect opportunity to stop for photos and even take a refreshing swim.

Continuing on, you will also get to see the Niterói Contemporary Art Museum before sailing back to the pier. Along the way, you will be treated to breathtaking views of the sunset on the horizon, with iconic landmarks such as Sugar Loaf and Christ the Redeemer adding to the beauty of Rio’s coastline.

To enhance your experience, a friendly onboard host will offer a selection of refreshing drinks and snacks. The tour concludes after sunset, ensuring that you can truly savor the incredible views of the city.

Included

  • Refreshing drink selection
  • Snacks and finger food
  • Onboard host

Price

From $62.03 per person

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Rio de Janeiro: Skip-The-Line Sugarloaf & Private City Tour

Highlights

  • Take a cable car ride to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain
  • Explore Rio de Janeiro on a private city tour
  • Skip the lines with a Fast Pass Ticket

Description

Your private half-day tour will start in Rio de Janeiro, where you will explore various attractions such as the Selaron Stairway, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the historical downtown area. Following this, you will make your way to Sugar Loaf Mountain.

Prepare to be amazed by the breathtaking views of the city, sky, sea, and surrounding areas from Sugar Loaf. This iconic mountain, composed of solid rock and partially covered with Atlantic rainforest, never fails to impress visitors who venture to its summit.

Ascending Sugar Loaf is a must-do for anyone visiting the Marvelous City. From the top, you will not only see Rio de Janeiro with its beautiful beaches and historical sites, but also catch a glimpse of Niterói across Guanabara Bay.

To reach the top of Sugar Loaf, we will take a cable car. With our Fast Pass Tickets, you won’t have to worry about waiting in line at any of the four stations. The journey includes two stops: the first at Morro da Urca, which is a little over 500 meters from the starting point and offers a restaurant and panoramic views of Rio de Janeiro. From there, it’s just a short distance of 750 meters to the second stop, the summit of Sugar Loaf.

There are several theories about the origin of the mountain’s name, known as Pão de Açúcar in Portuguese. One legend suggests that during the peak of sugar cultivation, the Portuguese used to shape the sugar into clay cones for export to Europe. These sugar cones were called “sugar loafs,” and the mountain’s resemblance to them gave it its name.

Please note that the tickets for Sugar Loaf are not included in the tour package. Upon booking, we will provide you with a link to purchase the tickets from the official Sugar Loaf website. The Fast Pass tickets are priced at approximately $45 per person.

Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional tour guide

Price

From $134 per group up to 4

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Rio de Janeiro: Sugarloaf Mountain Hike and Climb

Highlights

  • Hike up Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Rock climb a 20-meter tall vertical wall
  • Get panoramic views of Rio de Janeiro from different lookouts
  • Encounter monkeys in the wild

Description

Embark on an exclusive journey to conquer the renowned Sugarloaf Mountain (Pão de Açúcar) and witness the enchanting city of Rio de Janeiro from an entirely new angle. Relish the opportunity to trace the footsteps of the very first person who hiked up this iconic mountain in 1817.

Commence your expedition from the Pista Claudio Coutinho and within a mere 20 minutes, savor the breathtaking vistas of Guanabára Bay’s entrance and the captivating city of Niterói from a stunning lookout. Prepare for a more challenging stretch of the trail as you brave the technical terrain and traverse stone ramps, encountering mesmerizing viewpoints along the way. Step into the realm of introductory rock climbing as you confront the 20-meter vertical wall, a thrilling test of your abilities.

Arrive at the Pedra Filosofal viewpoint, a celestial perch offering panoramic views of Copacabana Beach, the majestic Pedra da Gávea, and the twin peaks of Morro Dois Irmãos. Continue your ascent to the pinnacle of Sugarloaf Mountain and conclude your adventure with a picturesque descent on the cable car, descending Urca Hill.

Included

  • Bilingual guide
  • Guided hike and climb up Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Certified climbing equipment
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if transportation option booked)
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges

Price

From $72.72 per person

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