Rio Shore Excursion: Skip The Line To Christ Redeemer By Train Half-Day Tour - Rio De Janeiro

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    2:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Meeting point is
    Cruise Terminal Pier Mauá - The guide will be waiting for you at the 
    exit gate of the Cruise Terminal 4 (right in front of the Kobra Mural), .. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 6:30pm
  • 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.

Overview

Take an afternoon tour to Corcovado Mountain topped with the iconic statue of Christ the redeemer. You'll travel through the Tijuca Rain Forest by cog train to Corcovado Mountain for breathtaking views of one of the world's most beautiful cities. This afternoon tour takes you to Rio's most famous attraction, leaving you with time in the day free to explore Rio on your own.

Highlights

  • Excellent value for money
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide

Know More about this tour

Your half-day tour to Corcovado takes you to the Cosme velho station to catch the cog train. The steep train journey takes you through the dense Atlantic rain forest of Tijuca to the Art Deco statue of Christ the redeemer on Corcovado mountain. You'll spend up to an hour here with your tour guide, who will show you the sights of Rio from this incredible mountain-top vantage point.

The tour continues to Sao Conrado Beach and Pepino Beach, where you can watch hand-gliders land and surfers show off their skills as they catch the waves.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to Rio de janeiro for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Inclusions

Cog train ride on Corcovado Mountain

Port pickup and drop off

Entry/Admission - Sao Conrado Beach

Entry/Admission - Corcovado Christ the Redeemer

Entry/Admission - Pepino Beach

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Infants must sit on laps

Most travelers can participate

Important: Please note the departure times for this tour vary by date with special departure times at 8:00am on the following dates: 2019: Mar 2nd through Mar 5th, on Dec 24th and 31st 2020: Feb 22nd through Feb 25th, on Dec 24th and 31st

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  • 22-Apr-2019

    Pick up from cruise terminal was on time, the guide was great, the tram ride up the mountain and the views from the top and of the statue were wonderful and unforgettable. However, so much time was wasted picking up other passengers and transferring buses - we were picked up at 1.30pm but didn't get to the tram station until 15.45 - it was dark by the time we came down and didn't get to Sao Conrado Beach or Pepino Beach which were supposed to be part of the tour.

  • 08-Apr-2018

    Don't waste your money. This is operated by Grayline Tours. Horrible. Take a taxi to the statue.

  • 16-Mar-2018

    Bad tour. The touroperato grey line is not good. We did not get where we paid for.

  • 25-Feb-2018

    It was seamless. Good tour in real hot weather. Well organized, the guide was knowledgeable and helped us through the lineups.

  • 18-Feb-2018

    We had really high hopes after reading about the excursion itinerary about this infamous attraction however, was left really disappointed with our experience as we found it to be unprofessional and not worth the money at all!

    Initially, the lady who was supposed to meet our group was late and there was no 'name' sign so we had no idea who was the representative from Gray Line. Finally, I spotted her after seeing the logo on her uniform. We boarded a small van as the lead guide wasn't aware that apparently it was a much bigger group joining the tour which we then had to stop at another hotel for. The driver didn't know the hotel where the other group was supposed to meet at and was circling the route many many times. Finally, we found the Copacabana Palace and we had to all move to a large coach bus. This was a shock as when we boarded the small van, we had no idea we were going to be part of a 30 person tour group.

    After this delay, it only got worse as the driver and guide kept picking up guests from various locations without any announcement or communication to the rest of us on the bus already. We even ended up waiting over an hour in the train/bus station because the driver tried to wait for another couple who hadn't shown up yet.

    We found the guide to be really unprofessional - he didn't provide any explanation at all - he was only chatting on his cellphone. The only information he gave us was the time we were supposed to return to the meeting point.

    The worst part was that I introduced 4 of my friends to join this excursion with me yet we all were unsatisfied and unhappy with the experience.

    For the price we paid for this excursion, I should've just taken a taxi myself directly and bought 2 senior tickets. I would've saved a LOT of unnecessary wait time.

  • 22-Jan-2018

    We booked this trip as a shore excursion and paid extra as compared to a similar tour with various hotel pick ups.

    We were picked up at 1pm as scheduled and did not arrive to the start of our tour until 3 hours later. We spent 2 hours and 20 min picking up at various hotels with earphones promoting other tours offered in Rio, There was no guiding. 3:20pm was the last drop off for those on another tour Not only did the bus pick up passengers but also picked up and transferred people connecting to or from other tours, then continued to drive to board the train arriving at the station after 4pm

    We asked the driver to return us to our cruise without taking the excursion we were looking forward to. Proceeding with the tour made us uncomfortable to return to our cruise in a timely fashion.

    Connie G, Ontario Canada

  • 18-Apr-2017

    Given that we were there for Carnivale and the number of people and traffic was ridiculous, it was a very good tour. The bus driver did an amazing job of negotiating crowds and blocked streets and the guide was very good

  • 10-Apr-2017

    Viator sent us the wrong pickup information. We were to meet our guide at gate 2 at the port. We waited for a long time but no one showed up. It turned out that the guide was waiting at gate 4 which is now the official pickup spot. As a result we missed the tour. We phoned and were put on the tour scheduled for the same time the next day. But we soon realized that it would not get us back to the boat on time. Kudos to Gray Line, they agreed to include us on an earlier tour which was not scheduled for port pickup. They picked us up at the port and then proceeded to hotel pickups. Despite all the anxiety the tour was excellent, the weather cooperated and the earlier time meant that Christ the Redeemer was not as crowded. Good guide and some stops made in the town to see the painted steps. So all went well in the end.

  • 22-Feb-2017

    I was not met with a sign with my name as told.
    I was not met at gate I was told to meet at.
    I was met by Gray Line not Viator.
    It was an extremely hot day and I was not even offered a bottle of water.
    Tour guides were nice and informative.

  • 06-Jan-2017

    This tour is through Gray Line Company and it is HORRIBLE. DO NOT ever do a Gray Line tour. When we got off the ship our guide was no where to be found. We basically walked around till we saw the Gray Line bus and the driver was sitting in there all by himself. He didn't speak any English but I saw our names on the list so I knew we had the right bus. Finally the guide arrived and didn't even apologise or introduce himself. We then waited for 30mins for other passengers to find the bus. In the end the guide decided to leave even though there were 2 people who had yet to come so we don't know what happened to them. Then of course in typical horrible Gray Line style, we spent over an hour driving around in circles picking up people from the hotel. We couldn't even understand anything the guide was saying because his English was really bad. This was true for all our Gray Line tours in Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro. Although they say they cater to English speaking people, they don't actually. There is a mixture of spanish and english people on the bus and the guides always spend way more time and explain better in spanish than they do in English. It is worth going to Christ the Redeemer. Just don't do it with Gray Line

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