Full Day Sugar Loaf, Maracanã & Skip the Line Christ Redeemer By Train

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Full Day Sugar Loaf, Maracanã & Skip the Line Christ Redeemer By Train
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Take a city tour through Downtown Rio with a Stop at the Metropolitan Cathedral, travel to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain, Enjoy Lunch at a traditional Barbecue house, all you can eat style, stop at the Maracanã Stadium and visit the Christ the Redeemer statue with Skip the Line tickets to the cog train through the Tijuca Rainforest National Park, which is the best way to reach the statue. Enjoy all Rio has to offer in this full-day comprehensive tour of Rio's most famous landmarks and enjoy top quality food and VIP Skip the Line privileges. This 9-hour tour, which includes round-trip transportation from most Rio hotels, allows you to see all of Rio's sights in just one day.
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In Brief

Location:
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Country:
Brazil
Duration:
9 hours
Operates:

Daily

Highlights:
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Enjoy fantastic aerial views
Rail Tour
Lunch included
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Itinerary
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Pass By: Copacabana Beach, Av. Atlantica - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22070-011 Brazil

Copacabana Beach is the most famous beach in the city (maybe even in the country, or in the world) and is about 4 km long. Among the trademarks is its boardwalk with waves drawn in Portuguese stone, designed by famous brazilian landscaper Burle Max.

In Copacabana you will testify why cariocas have such a beautiful tan. While you travel through these neighborhoods, you will hear a few tips on what to do around them and the interesting stories that took place in these streets.

Pass By: Guanabara Palace, Rua Pinheiro Machado s/n, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22231-901 Brazil

You will pass through the historic Laranjeiras neighborhood, which hosts the Guanabara Palace, the ancient home of Princess Isabel who signed the Golden Law to free all slaves. Nowadays, the Palace is the official headquarters of the government of Rio de Janeiro.

Pass By: Sambodromo da Marques de Sapucai, Rua Marques de Sapucai, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22640-100 Brazil

Before reaching downtown you will pass next to the Sambodrome, where the Samba School Parade happens every year.

Stop At: The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian, Avenida Republica do Chile 245, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20031-170 Brazil

See from outside and get inside the iconic Metropolitan Cathedral which was built in a pyramidal form with an internal diameter of 96 meters and a height of 80 meters.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Aterro Do Flamengo, Avenida Infante Dom Henrique s/n, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20021-140 Brazil

You will make your way to Urca through Aterro do Flamengo and its parks, designed by Burle Marx and hear all about Brazil’s participation in World War II as well as the founding of the city back in the late 1500s, just before arriving to Sugar Loaf.

Pass By: Urca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22290-240 Brazil

Pass by the beautiful neighborhood that hosts one of the main sights of Rio de Janeiro, the Sugar Loaf Mountain.

Stop At: Morro da Urca, Praia Vermelha, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22290-270 Brazil

The first cable car takes you to Urca Hill, a vantage point 215 meters high for which already grants beautiful views of Guanabara Bay and its islands, Flamengo and Botafogo beaches, Santos Dummont Airport, the Rio-Niterói Bridge, Urca’s neighborhood and Corcovado Mountain.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Bondinho Pao de Acucar, Av. Pasteur, 520 - Urca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22290-255 Brazil

A second cable car takes you up to the top. When you get there, you will understand why Rio is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world. At 395 meters you’ll enjoy breathtaking views from Copacabana beach, Niterói and the Santa Cruz fortress. From up there, you will have no trouble understanding why Rio is nicknamed “Wonderful City”.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Carretão Ipanema Classic Grill, R. Visc. de Pirajá, 112 - Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22410-003, Brazil

After visiting Sugar Loaf Mountain, you will head down to an all-you-can-eat-style barbecue house. Brazilian Churrascarias (Barbecue places) offer a wide variety of sides and alternative options, in case you decide to stick with a vegetarian option, you will still leave delighted. Lunch is included only if option selected. If selecting an option without lunch, our guide will offer a variety of nearby suggestions that can fit any budget or taste!

Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

Pass By: Ipanema Beach, Avenida Vieira Souto - Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22420-002 Brazil

Located between Arpoador and Jardim de Alah, it is one of the most famous beaches in the country (Have you ever heard "Girl from Ipanema"?) and one of the busiest in the city. About 2 km long, some areas of the beach have strong waves and currents, and can be used for sports.

Pass By: Leblon Beach, Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Catch up nice views from the Leblon beach, where you can get a great perscpective of the Morro Dois Irmãos (Two Brothers Hill)

Pass By: Rodrigo de Freitas Lake, Avenida Epitacio Pessoa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22471-001 Brazil

Pass by the famous Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. The lagoon is connected to the Atlantic Ocean, allowing sea water to enter by a canal along the edge of a park locally known as Jardim de Alah.

Stop At: Av. Pres. Castelo Branco, Portao 3 Portao 3 - Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20271-130 Brazil

Take a lap around the stadium and have a short stop so you can appreciate the splendor of the two-time World Cup Finals host. There you will be able to imagine the amount of history that took place since its opening in 1950 when Brazil hosted its first World Cup. You will see the stadium from outside only.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Cosme Velho, Zona Sur, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22241-220 Brazil

Get to Cosme Velho train Station, where you will catch the train to reach the Corcovado Mountain. Skip the line with pre-reserved, so you won't waste your time with long lines!

Stop At: Parque Nacional da Tijuca, Estrada da Cascatinha 850 Alto da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20531-590 Brazil

Upon reaching Cosme Velho Station, sitting at the bottom of Corcovado Mountain, we will catch the train with pre-reserved tickets to save time and it will take you up to the top, through the dense Tijuca Rainforest to the 38m tall (125ft) Christ Redeemer Statue. The 20 minute ride up will give you a chance to thoroughly appreciate the Tijuca Forest, which is considered to be the largest urban forest in the whole world. It represents 7% of the whole city`s territory! It’s breath taking and that alone already makes the trip well worth it.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, Parque Nacional da Tijuca Cosme Velho, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22241-330 Brazil

Upon arriving at the Statue, you will have two options of reaching the top, by a lift and then an escalator, or the traditional way, by stairs, 222 Steps, but the prize makes it all worthwhile. Once up, the views and the imposing statue will take your mind off the walk up! Looking up you will feel blessed and protected by this beautiful monument of Christ with open arms, now one of the new Seven Wonders of the World! From up there you can see most of the city, all of the south zone and all the way to Niteroi. A unique view that will astound you. You will have about 40 minutes to get to know all the sides and views of Corcovado and take pictures.

Duration: 40 minutes

Inclusions

  • Professional guide
  • Lunch - Barbecue Lunch (Vegetarian options available) - On option with Lunch. If selecting an option without lunch, our guide will offer a variety of nearby suggestions that can fit any budget or taste!
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Skip The Line Train Ticket to Christ Redeemer Statue Access
  • Cable Car Ticket to Sugar Loaf Access
  • Entry/Admission - Morro da Urca
  • Entry/Admission - Bondinho Pao de Acucar
  • Entry/Admission - Parque Nacional da Tijuca
  • Entry/Admission - Corcovado Christ the Redeemer

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Carretão Ipanema Classic Grill

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
* Roundtrip Transfer to Most Hotels in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana
* Please wait for your guide in the hotel lobby of your selected hotel. if your hotel is not listed, contact us so we can inform you the closest pick up location and time

Returns To

Returns to original point of departure

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Pick-up at selected hotels in Barra da Tijuca available on request ($10.00 per person). Please contact the local provider to arrange this service
  • Barbecue Lunch (Vegetarian options available) - On option with Lunch. If selecting an option without lunch, our guide will offer a variety of nearby suggestions that can fit any budget or taste!
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour does not operate on Carnival, Dec 24, 25 & 31 and January 1st.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes
  • Bring sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat in case it’s hot
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 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 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Great tour, great people, JB is the best ...! They picked me up a little late but after that was fine. The stake house for lunch, delicious food.
• Submitted 20 Sep 2019
This was a great experience! Guides were on time and travelling was very comfortable. Able to see lots of beautiful sites in Rio. Also amazing views of the city of Rio from both Sugar loaf and Corcovado for comparison. One Tip: Bring appropriate warm clothes...its cold up at Corcovado!. Food was really good. Only draw back is the wireless headsets that we were given for the information about the sites which at times had static or just no sound at all.
• Submitted 21 Sep 2018
Amazing, worth every penny!!
• Submitted 29 Jun 2018
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 29 Mar 2018
A must do in Rio. Easy pick up from your hotel. Plenty of time to take in the views and take photographs. Tour guide changed over at lunchtime and both were excellent. Would recommend including lunch option as that in itself was a great experience. Stop at the market place was a bit edgy and I feel it would be good if, at the start of the tour there was a short talk on safety. We opted for a train tour to Corcovado and thought it was excellent.
• Submitted 20 Mar 2018
A very enjoyable trip. Well organised and very informative
• Submitted 01 Mar 2018
Another wonderful tour. The train ride up the mountain was great. To be at one of the most famous things to see in Rio, was awesome.
• Submitted 14 Feb 2018
Both great tours. Well worth the experience.
• Submitted 09 Jan 2018
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 07 Dec 2017
Wonderful and magical. Our guide was knowledgeable and informative, aside from being friendly and accommodating. Would recommend this tour to anyonr
• Submitted 21 Nov 2017
Good overall sights. Include an amazing Brazilian roasted meat luncheon buffet.
• Submitted 22 Oct 2017
Recommended
• Submitted 12 Aug 2017
Great tour. Well organized, punctual and with knowledgeable guides. Very comfortable transportation. They kept us safe, entertained and informed while allowing sufficient time at the several attractions.
• Submitted 12 Aug 2017
Nice tour, with enough time to enjoy view and take photos. Guides are kind and prepared. Lunch was good and much. Bring water with you. :
• Submitted 06 Aug 2017
We booked a tour through Gray Line Tours on our weekend trip to Rio de Janeiro. The tour took us to Corcovado Mountain, Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain. I really enjoyed this tour, because it allowed us to see several city highlights all in one day. I enjoyed being able to meet other travelers, and was glad we were encouraged to sit together at lunch, which made the tour seem more inclusive. I was glad our tour guide gave us plenty of time to roam around each area individually, which gave us time to take pictures and explore at our own pace. This is the perfect tour for travelers who like to explore!
• Submitted 25 Jul 2017
Great views but very crowded.
• Submitted 09 Jul 2017
Simply the best way to cover most of the scenic areas in Rio.
• Submitted 19 Jun 2017
Wonderful tour.
• Submitted 11 Jun 2017
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 22 May 2017
I had a fantastic time! I highly recommend this tour!
• Submitted 27 Feb 2017
The tour was amazing.Our tour guide Mr JB was very nice.
• Submitted 25 Feb 2017
This tour was great. Everything was timely as expected. First we visited the Sugar Loaf Mountain. The views were amazing! We experience a minor delay as one in the group was left behind on our way back. We were able to try some Caipirina but it was very expensive there compared to other places were my husband had some. From here we were off to a buffet lunch and after lunch it was off to the Christ Redeemer. The morning weather was great but by the time we arrived to the top of the mountain, it was very cloudy and the views were not as great. The train ride up the mountain was kind of interesting. This tour is definitely a must while in Rio. I liked the coordination and the fact that everything was taken care of.
• Submitted 20 Feb 2017
The full day tour was composed of two independent half-day tours and lunch at a restaurant. Each of these three components deserve a five star rating. Money and time well spent.
• Submitted 14 Feb 2017
Fabulous day blessed with good weather and clear views. Well looked after by multi-lingual guides. Lunch was an experience not to be missed. Tiring but well worth it!
• Submitted 02 Feb 2017