Private Tour: The Best Of Rio - Rio De Janeiro

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    8:00am Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Tour departs from hotels in central downtown Rio, Zona Sul (Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, Leme, Botafogo, Flamengo, Catete)
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Discover the most famous sightseeing spots of Rio de janeiro on this private 8-hour tour. Benefit from seeing all the major attractions in just one day, making this tour ideal for those short on time. Enjoy full privacy and flexibility!


  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Know More about this tour

You'll be picked up from your hotel at 8:00 a.m. in the morning to start your tour. Head straight to the world-famous Christ the redeemer statue on the top of the Corcovado Mountain. Enjoy breathtaking views over the city of Rio and soak up the atmosphere at the top of the mountain. At around noon, you'll have a break where you can buy lunch.

Afterwards, drive by the Maracan soccer stadium, location of the FIFA World Cup 2014 final and continue to Lapa, a popular nightlife district of the city. Watch the Carioca Aqueduct, the emblem of Lapa and Selarns Staircase, a masterpiece of Rio's street art. After that, you'll visit the Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian in the city center of Rio.

Your final stop of the day will the Sugar Loaf. Enjoy the exciting cable car ride to the top of the mountain and watch the spectacular view over the city. This is guaranteed to be a unique experience which will leave you knowing just why Rio is referred to as the "marvelous city".


Hotel pickup and drop-off (Zona Sul and Centro)

Private tour

Bilingual driver/guide

Transportation by air-conditioned coach



Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Most travelers can participate

Children must be accompanied by an adult

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 17-Dec-2017

    Wonderful tour around the city, both the driver and guide spoke great english. You get to see a lot in a short time and catered to your pace! Me and my partner didn't want to have lunch and just wanted to keep exploring, and we go to the christ redeemer early, no lines and easy to get great pics without a zillion people in it! Both driver and guide were very friendly and courteous. Recommended for anyone who wants to see in a short time, it was me and my partners first trip and was wary of tours in rio, but this one has put my mind at ease. Would 200 book with these guys again!! Love Adam and Nadia

  • 02-Apr-2017

    This 7-8 hour private tour is truly the BEST choice to see Rio and #39;s must-see places with personalized attention from tour professionals who are knowledgeable locals committed to making your visit UNFORGETTABLE! Paolo and Guilherme Silva are a fantastic guide team focused on 100% customer satisfaction!

  • 04-Jan-2017

    My partner and I did a private tour with Pedro. He was a great guide and a really nice guy. It was enjoyable to spend the day with him. He and Paolo our driver, but also the co-owner of his own tour business that works through Viator allowed us to cover a lot of ground in one day. They knew the right times of day to visit everything to minimize crowds. We saw all the essential Rio sites -- Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf, Lapa, the Cathedral, and many more. We also had a good lunch in a non-touristy restaurant and enjoyed a late-afternoon beer in the trendy neighborhood of Urca. We got to experience a real flavor of the city in a short amount of time. I highly recommend them!

  • 11-Feb-2016

    Perfect tour to see the highlights of Rio de Janeiro in a short time. Raphael, our guide, was excellent. Very friendly and knowledgable. He takes you to Sugarloaf and Christ the redeemer, but then leaves you time to independently visit these attractions. This was perfect for me as I like to do things at my own pace. But might not be a good fit for people who are looking for a more guided experience. Loved the privacy of the tour, and driving around in an air conditioned car when it's over 100F outside can't be beat. Tour is also customizable, so you can decide which places to visit. Would definitely recommend.