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We found this tour very good except it took too long to pick everyone up from all the different hotels I would book a smaller tour next time Guide was excellent
Fantastic tour guide- very knowledgeable and helpful, surprise stop at the Cathedral on the way. The top of the mountain was much more commercialised than expected, which was the only disappointment.
Enjoyed the tour of the downtown area prior to trip to Sugar Loaf. Informative guide and great bus. Couldn't have asked for more. Views of Rio were incredible and the cable car ride was less scary than we thought.
Well organized and the guide was very enjoyable. Offered to take pictures at interesting sites which was a plus.
Tour was nice. Unfortunately weather was not but that wasn't gray lines fault!
Transport came 30min late and the tour group is too big for my liking (30-40 people) . Sight was beautiful and tour guide was quite professional
Great Tour with Luis. He was great and the views were amazing. One piece advice is to sit backward going up so you can get some great pictures when the forest has a clearing!
We went in late June and we lucked out with a beautifully clear day. The views were amazing, cable cars were fun and everything went smoothly with our tour guide who was very knowledgeable. It was a great tour. I would recommend this tour if you have extra time in Rio but I would not recommend it over Corcovado Mountain and Christ Redeemer tour.
What a pretty day we had for our tour of Rio and Sugar Loaf. The bus picked us up at 8:20am and dropped us off at 2pm. Traffic was lighter then usual so we made it to the tram in good time. We were thankful we signed up for a morning tour as the lines were very LONG when we finished up. Our guide was okay--not as informative as the one we had the prior day for the Christ the Statute tour. We felt we did not need quite as much time on the top of Sugar Loaf as was allotted but it was fine. The views of the city and coast were wonderful to see as you were climbing up in the tram car. Afterwards, we enjoyed going to the Carnival site and seeing some of the costumes worn in the Parade but the stop at the modern Cathedral was special. As soon as our tour was done, we had to head to the airport so it was a perfect ending to our World Cup stay in Rio!
The bus was right on time and we avoided all the crowds. It was a terrific tour and we enjoyed our guide, Yeda.
This guide was really an odd ball but in the end everyone loved him. Initially made some people quite angry when their names were not on the list due to some miscommunication. Took a while to sort out and that was the only snag. Once the guide warmed up, he was on full flow and really was humorous. Spoke good English and instructions were clear. The trip to the church could have been a bit longer and maybe some brochures in English would have been good. Once on the mountains, it was simply breath taking. Took a good shot of England's training ground for the WC (the would get knocked out in the evening when Costa Rica won). Some time to buy souvenirs would have been good.
Good trip. Additional city tour was a bonus. Guide was very good. Pickup was punctual and driver did his best in traffic jams of Rio during World Cup.
Really nice tour. Totally worth it; The view from the top is really amazing.
Knowledgeable tour guide. Late pickup though. Otherwise highly recommended.
The bus, which was clean and comfortable, arrived at our hotel on time and the tour guide was friendly, professional and informative. Being collected and dropped back at the hotel took away all our worries about how we would find our way and we felt perfectly safe on this trip. We really enjoyed this tour and would recommend it to anyone who is a visitor to Rio.
We were scheduled to get picked up by the tour bus at 0730 but it did not happen till past 10:00am.
It was too bad that it was cloudy outstanding well organized tour excellent
Good tour and well organised. Guide frequently ignored the Brazilians amongst us my not explaining in Portuguese. I talked to one who was not happy. All in all good value
Enjoyed the sugarloaf experience and the tour guide managed us well considering the crowds. Pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed the cathedral.
Did not like the lack of communication with Grayline tours because I had no phone access and wasted limited online time trying to contact them by email to no avail. Needed better info about what time and where to meet (others on our tour were told to meet 30 minutes later than we were).