Buzios Day Trip with Lunch, City Tour and Cruise from Rio de Janeiro

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Buzios Day Trip with Lunch, City Tour and Cruise from Rio de Janeiro
from £64.49
Take a day trip from Rio de Janeiro to experience the cosmopolitan style, quaint charm and elegant architecture of Buzios. Enjoy a boat tour around the islands in the peninsula with many stops to swim (if option selected) or enjoy Búzios on your own time and walk through the town on a guided tour and enjoy lunch at a 4.5 rated restaurant. A relaxing day at one Rio’s nearby gems. It’s casual and peaceful vibe will win you over.
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In Brief

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
13 hours
Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Ponte Rio–Niteroi, Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 21941-607 Brazil

Pass by the Rio-Niteroi Bridge on your way to Buzios and catch up nice views from Guanabara bau and surrounding areas.

Stop At: Rua das Pedras, Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Upon arrival in Búzios, the group is taken on a walk through cobbled streets rich with quaint charm, made famous by the French actress Brigitte Bardot.

Walk through the famous Rua das Pedras and check out famous stores, many souvenirs and good food. If you are not taking the boat ride, take your time to visit all of it, besides the amazing Buzios coastline.

Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Azeda Beach, Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil

If you choose the optional cruise, enjoy the Buzios coastline from a different perspective and on a different way. Azeda Beach is among the most sought after by tourists. The beach is small, charming and with calm and colorful sea. It is next to Azedinha. They are divided only by a strip of stone, and in Azedinha there is no construction to hide the look of the forest.

Each stop lasts around 30 minutes, and you can go to the beach instead of staying inside the schooner.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Joao Fernandes Beach, Rua Perata, Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-000 Brazil

Surrounded by lodges, hotels and luxury condominiums, the beach has perfect calm waters for kayaking, as well as snorkeling beaches. It is no accident that it is an obligatory stop for the schooner trips.

The beach is a favorite of foreign tourists, who find good infrastructure of bars and restaurants serving snacks and dishes based on lobsters and shrimps. The kiosks stand on a plateau, but they often spread tables and chairs in the sand.

If you prefer to get away from the usual buzz of noise, walk to the right corner, a little quieter.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tartaruga Beach, Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil

The beach has calm waters, and generally the warmest of the region, since it does not receive the cold currents of Antarctica. Take the opportunity to swim and snorkel in the shores at the far right.

Along the extensive strip of sand, kiosks for all tastes spread tables, chairs and sun loungers.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Orla Bardot Boardwalk, Between Das Pedras Street Hasta La Praia dos Ossos, Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-000 Brazil

The Bardot shore is always colored by the fishing boats. A walk along the boardwalk, dotted with wooden decks, benches and gardens, features the bronze sculptures of famous visitors such as French actress Brigitte Bardot and former President Juscelino Kubitschek. Residents and illustrious workers - the fishermen - are also honored there, through a beautiful monument signed by the sculptor Christina Motta.

Stop At: Bastidores Restobar, Tv. dos Pescadores, 31 - Centro, Búzios - RJ, 28950-000, Brazil

Have a formidable lunch at high rated restaurant in Búzios. Enjoy a variety of local foods in a delicoius buffet. Drinks are not included.

Duration: 1 hour


  • Guided walk through Buzios
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Lunch - Buffet lunch at a high rated restaurant.
  • Schooner ride (if option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - Bastidores Restobar


  • Gratuities
  • Drinks and dessert
  • Entry/Admission - Azeda Beach
  • Entry/Admission - Joao Fernandes Beach
  • Entry/Admission - Tartaruga Beach

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: Pickup is available from most major hotels in the zones Sao Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema, Leme and Copacabana

Return point: Returns to original departure point at approximately 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Returns To

Returns to original departure point at approximately 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • If you choose the 'Cruise' option, please bring a swimsuit and a towel.
  • Boat tour takes about 2 hours before it gets back to the city.
  • The boat usually makes 03 stops for swimming and usually goes to the same destinations: Ilha Feia, João Fernandes Beach, Azeda Beach or Tartaruga Beach.
  • The order and destinations of itinerary depends on the wind and weather conditions.
  • Inside the bus will always have a tour guide available. If passenger doesn’t want to go on the optional boat cruise, tour guide provides information of the city and he has some time to walk through the city and its beaches on his own.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.29 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Visiting Buzios is a must! My husband and I enjoyed our visit via a tour headed by our guide Christina. She was friendly, professional and more than accomodating to all her guests throughout our trip. The boat excursion was amazing! We enjoyed snorkeling, swimming, samba dancing and slide on the boat which shoots you into the ocean! The lunch provided was amazing with many options. It was a great day ending with a beautiful sunset on the beach. Thank you Christina!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
AWESOME food!!! Nice guide, great experience of the cuise. All in all it was an experirnce
• Submitted 10 Nov 2016
We had a wonderful time in Buzios. The bus picked us up in front of a hotel and the ride from Rio to Buzios took about 2 1/2 hours. The tour guide was great and gave us lots of information, which made us fully enjoy the trip. At Buzios we chose the option to go to one of the beaches instead of on a boat tour since we stayed only one day going back and forth. It probably makes sense to stay at least 2 days if you want to enjoy both the beach and the boat tour. We were taken to a nice restaurant for an excellent buffet. All in all, thumbs up!
• Submitted 07 Oct 2016
Excellent. We all enjoyed it very much.
• Submitted 16 Apr 2016
• Submitted 11 Jun 2015
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 05 Feb 2015
Wonderful Day Trip! Would do it again in a heartbeat.
• Submitted 21 Nov 2012
Read the other reviews before booking, booked anyway, and I don't really see what they were complaining about. This was a great day out, definitely one of the best in Rio. The boat ride is a blast, the scenery is spectacular, the swimming is perfect. This isn't a guided-by-the-hand experience and that's what I really liked about it. Do it!
• Submitted 26 Feb 2010
This was a great trip out to Buzios. The service was good from the hotel pickup to the drop off. In Buzios, we were on our own to sightsee and take a tour of about 12 islands. I will use the services of this tour operator again when I return to Rio de Janeiro.
• Submitted 25 Feb 2010
Of the six tours I did in Rio, this is the one I enjoyed the most.
• Submitted 16 Feb 2010
Excellent location and friendly guide.
• Submitted 02 Feb 2010
AWESOME! I wish they told us to bring out swim suits as a boat tour was optional.
• Submitted 28 Jan 2009
The three hour bus ride each was was a bit tedious. The boat ride was excellent. We stopped sveral times for swimming and snorkeling. After the boat ride we had a good buffet late lunch. This left just enough time to find the Brigit Bardot statue.
• Submitted 18 Oct 2019
This was great but we found since our translator spoke 3-4 languages on the tour he didn't say much in English but overall it was a great experience.
• Submitted 25 Sep 2017
I really enjoyed this trip. We had a lot of fun on the boat drinking caiprinhas and dancing. The sea was very rough in the spots we stopped to swim and while it may have just been the weather on the day I chose, it wasn't very safe. One of the crew was an amazing swimmer and had no problem rescuing people that drifted out, but I did think they should've stopped people swimming it was so strong. Buzios is beautiful and makes a nice change from being in the city centre - it's well worth a visit. There was quite a bit of waiting around to board the boat after a long bus journey, but it was worth it nevertheless.
• Submitted 13 Feb 2017
Good enough
• Submitted 10 Jun 2015
The trip was very enjoyable - Isaac was a great guide. The bus was very luxurious and comfortable, and the trip to and from Buzios was relaxing. When we got there, we went straight out on the boat trip. The boat trip was too long (2 hours 15 minutes) for what it was (we didn't go very far) - we stopped 3 times, each time for 15-20 minutes for people to swim. One stop would have been enough, and the trip could have been cut to no more than 90 minutes. But it was still worthwhile. Buzios was lovely - but we only had 75 minutes to walk around. As previously mentioned, the boat trip should be shortened, leaving more time to see Buzios. Still, overall a great trip!!
• Submitted 18 Aug 2014
Had a great tour, definitely worth it. We opted for the option with the cruise- which was the best part of the trip. Buzios is a really cute town and I enjoyed the visit. We drove to Buzios from Rio (about 2 hours), then had some free time in the town (about 30 minutes), got on the boat and toured around the island. There was music playing, caipirinhas being made, you could jump off the boat to swim, and lots of fun people on the boat! Then once back in town we had time for lunch, and went to a great restaurant. Beware though- whatever you don't eat there we had to pay for- the message was in Portuguese and we didn't know. The only negative was that it took a long time in the morning to do the pick ups from all of the hotels. We were supposed to be picked up at 7am but no one showed up til 7:35, and then we had to to pick ups until around 9ish.
• Submitted 28 Feb 2014
There was a delay to pick us up in the morning, so we arrived to Buzios one hour later. The guide was ok. It is more a transfer service than a tour per se. The trip by boat is not included.
• Submitted 15 Nov 2011
We didn't get to go to Buzios and were disappointed by that. But the trip to Sepetiba Bay did turn out nice.
• Submitted 23 Aug 2011
Worth doing. The boat ride around is a must, that will take approx 2 hrs then you should have a good hr to walk around the small city sqare. Not much shopping here but good food. Our guide was only ok, his english was not goid and he really couldnt be bothered to make any effort. The buffet lunch was nice.
• Submitted 01 Dec 2015
Good trip, however the cruise was conducted in Portuguese so had no idea what was being said, I booked an English speaking trip so was expecting this to be translated.
• Submitted 09 Nov 2015
Originally this tour was going to canceled because they did not have enough people when I called to confirm. They told me to call the next day and they teamed us up with another group. No walking tour. But we did get to go to Buzio's, which was beautiful. Did our own thing there.
• Submitted 15 Oct 2013
Let me start by clarifying that Buzios itself was 5 star, but the organization of this tour was terrible. Firstly the tour bus broke down 15 minutes after pick up, and took more than an hour to fix. Then the guide decided to get another bus anyway. But, the guide Hugo, was not communicative, did not tell us what was going on and only spoke Spanish. Every time he made an announcement during the trip, we had to ask him to translate to English. After all that, Buzios was scenic, with beautiful warm waters, although the beach itself is small.
• Submitted 16 Mar 2018