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Ruins Park (Parque das Ruínas)

Ruins Park (Parque das Ruínas) Tours and Activities

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Don’t let the name fool you—Ruins Park (Parque das Ruínas)—isn’t just some abandoned relic of a bygone era. Well, the venue had been the mansion of a well-known Rio socialite, Laurinda Santos Lobo, whose early 20th-century balls were legendary. After her death in 1946, the house fell into disrepair, only to be salvaged by the city government in the 1990s and turned into this increasingly popular exhibition space and live music venue, complete with an al fresco café and one of the best views in the city.

Perched high atop one of the quieter hillsides of Santa Teresa, the restored complex features a beguiling mash-up of 19th- and 20th-century architecture, with an exposed brick façade and colonnaded veranda standing warmly next to Modernist metal and glass accents. During the summer, the outdoor concert series includes local jazz and samba bands, as well as children’s performances that add a decidedly familial air to an otherwise romantic ambiance. Be sure not to miss the marvelous weekend brunch served up with a stunning panorama of the marvelous city.

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Open Tuesdays - Sundays, closed on Mondays
R. Murtinho Nobre, 169 - Santa Teresa , Rio de Janeiro , Brazil, 20241-050
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Perfect your Instagram: Photoshoot in Rio with up to 200 edited photos

Perfect your Instagram: Photoshoot in Rio with up to 200 edited photos

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You are free to choose the locations of the photoshoot, and I will make sure to have a specialised tour for your needs. I will ask you how you will want to use the photos and I take and edit them accordingly. The most unique about this photo shoot is that you finally don't have to worry about whether your favourite photos will make it to the final selection or not, because I will edit all the good (in focus, nobody ruins it in the background, your eyes are open, you are not talking or sneezing etc.) photos so you will be guaranteed to find photos that you absolutely love. Your Instagram will be done for some weeks and you can make your Mom happy too. :) Perfect for solo travellers or couples or friend groups!
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.70
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$92.70

Santa Teresa, Lapa, and Cinelândia with Tram Ride and Selarón Steps

Santa Teresa, Lapa, and Cinelândia with Tram Ride and Selarón Steps

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Begin your tour at Downtown (“Centro”), where you will get the tram (“bondinho”) to the bohemian neighborhood of Santa Teresa. You will drive over the Arcos da Lapa. Then, walk along the bohemian neighborhood of Santa Teresa, a bucolic area in Rio de Janeiro. You will visit the Ruins Park (closed on Mondays), a public park with an art gallery built around the ruins of a mansion. Up next, you will walk down the colorful Selarón Steps, one of Rio’s landmarks, and arrive at the district of Lapa, the zone with most traditional nightlife. Take a stroll in the Passeio Público, the oldest public park in the South America, to reach Cinelândia, a lively spot in Rio thanks to its bars, restaurants and cultural attractions. Your last stop will be at Confeitaria Colombo (closed on Sundays), a permanent member of all “must-see cafés” rankings around the world.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$44.18
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$44.18
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Jeep Tour - Corcovado, Floresta and Santa Teresa - RJ

Jeep Tour - Corcovado, Floresta and Santa Teresa - RJ

While riding in an open top jeep, enjoy unique views of the Marvelous City to the charming Selarón Staircase. Walk through the winding alleys with old and colorful houses characteristic of the bohemian Santa Teresa neighborhood and enjoy the views of Guanabara Bay. Discover the iconic Cristo Redentor, a world heritage site located on the Corcovado hill. Explore the Tijuca Forest, its waterfalls and trails. Feel the freedom and the real contact of unique experiences that only a jeep without a roof provides.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.83
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$59.83
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Private and Customized Rio City Tour with Sugarloaf ticket included

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Private and Customized Rio City Tour with Sugarloaf ticket included

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Explore Rio de Janeiro just the way you want on this all-day customizable private tour with a professional guide who is a native of the city. Your guide will follow your interests and maximize your time in Rio. Whether you want to see all of the most famous places or less known places that interest you, your guide will recommend where to go and how to avoid the crowds. The itinerary is based on what you want to do and is completely flexible. You can change your plans as we go, based on interests, conditions, weather, or other needs. Your guide will provide a list of suggested possibilities and answer your questions to help you create your personal tour. See Tour Details for the list.
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  • 2 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$218.50
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$230.00
$11.50 savings
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$218.50
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$230.00
$11.50 savings
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Ancient Rio and Santa Teresa Tour with Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Ancient Rio and Santa Teresa Tour with Hotel pick-up and drop-off

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Explore the bucolic neighborhood of Santa Teresa and downtown Ancient Rio during this 4-hour private tour. In Ancient Rio, visit sites like the France Brazil House, Arcos da Lapa, Teles Arches and Praça XV. In Santa Teresa, admire the stately mansions from the early 1900s and view the neighborhood's original tram, built in 1897. Learn about the importance of both of these neighborhoods in Rio's past through commentary from your guide. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.00
Price varies by group size
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$40.00
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Christ the Redeemer and Santa Teresa by Jeep

Christ the Redeemer and Santa Teresa by Jeep

Christ the Redeemer is one of the most visited attractions in the world. Located within the Tijuca Forest, it is 710 meters above sea level. To get there we will visit the historic neighborhood of Santa Teresa with stops at Parque das Ruínas, Largo do Curvelo and Mirante Santa Marta.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.14
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$33.14

Santa Teresa Walking Tour in Rio de Janeiro

Santa Teresa Walking Tour in Rio de Janeiro

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Explore one of Rio's oldest neighborhoods, Santa Teresa, on this 4-hour guided sightseeing tour. Walk down Santa Teresa's hilly cobblestone streets among the the district's revitalized Belle Époque mansions and trendy new shops, bars and art studios. Admire sprawling views of greater Rio de Janeiro, climb the Selarón Staircase and explore Ruins Park. Take advantage of your insider guide's knowledge of the neighborhood's hot spots for further exploration on your own.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$34.98
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$34.98
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1 day in Brazilian Monmartre: Tour & Workshop (make your own souvenir)

1 day in Brazilian Monmartre: Tour & Workshop (make your own souvenir)

Explore the charming neighborhood of Santa Teresa known as the Monmartre carioca with its secrets unknown to tourists and at the end of the day participate in a unique experience totally different from the activities that foreigners have contact in Rio. During the clay workshop you will be in a cozy atmosphere. It is creative that you will learn new techniques and have new artistic skills and will also produce your own souvenir by joining a worldwide DIY trend. Take home a piece that will perpetuate memories and be different from the traditional Chinese souvenirs that most tourists buy on the streets of Rio. * After finishing the clay piece it takes 10 days to finish the art in the studio (drying, burning in oven and enamel). If you are in Rio after this period, delivery to your hotel is free. Shipping to your country will be charged extra fee. * The workshop is available in English, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.52
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$99.52
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Private Tour Santa Teresa Rio de Janeiro

Private Tour Santa Teresa Rio de Janeiro

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Inside Tijuca National Park hides the small and iconic Santa Teresa, the bohemian point of our beloved Rio de Janeiro. Between monuments that combine colonial architecture with tropical flora and fauna and museums, restaurants and bars preferred by intellectuals and artists of the '60s, Santa Teresa has become the perfect fusion between art and nature Carioca. Our tour includes transportation and a guide who will show you the best places for postcards and tell you the story behind each spot.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.25
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$43.25

Santa Teresa Private Tour & Photo Shoot Experience - Unlimited Digital Album

Santa Teresa Private Tour & Photo Shoot Experience - Unlimited Digital Album

Visit one of Rio de Janeiro’s most popular neighborhoods, Santa Teresa, on this private, 4-hour photography walking tour. Along with a professional photographer guide, learn about the diverse history and culture while witnessing a neighborhood full of squares and cultural spaces. Visit the famous Escadaria Selarón (Selarón Steps), Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruínas (Ruins Park) and Museu da Chácara do Céu, featuring European & Brazilian art. Afterward, receive a high-resolution digital photo album from the tour and a printed souvenir photo. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.73
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$129.73

Historical Center & Santa Teresa - Private Tour

Historical Center & Santa Teresa - Private Tour

Historical Center with Santa Teresa Get to know the brazilian montmartre with a walk by the historical center! Santa Teresa is a bucolic neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, known for its historical buildings, the trolley and spot of brazilian gastronomy. Largo dos Guimaraes is the main square. We will also visit the Selaron Stairs and the Ruins Park and by the way you will see some beautiful colonial houses around. The Historical Center is where the city was founded, in 1565. We will park the car at the Metropolitan Cathedral and start walking by churches, squares and palaces. You will understand the history of Rio from 1565 to the present day. I will also take you to a unique pastry shop for coffee and delicious desserts! - Pick-up at your place (in the south or central zone). - Metropolitan Cathedral. - Walk by the Historical Center - Selaron steps - Ruins Park - Guimaraes square - Drop-off at your place or in a restaurant (in the south or central zone).
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.56
Price varies by group size
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$89.56
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Private Tour: Explore Rio creating your own Itinerary

Private Tour: Explore Rio creating your own Itinerary

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Be free to choose you itinerary! We know that there is nothing better than taking a tour freely, with availability of time and going to the places you want, without following a certain established itinerary, which may be has places that do not get your attention. Well, this tour gives you that possibility On this tour, we can visit what you most want and have interest or curiosity, because you are the one who create the tour. The Tour Guide that will go along with you will tell you the stories, details and particularities of the places that are visited, and will give you suggestions of places to visit, as well as tips to make your stay in the city really enjoyable. The car and the guide will be at your disposal throughout the tour, so you can take the most advantage of your experience in the city and take a wonderful memory of Rio de Janeiro! Note: You can choose doing this tour in the morning or in the afternoon, depends on the availability Do you join this experience? Let´s go!
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$189.44
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$189.44
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Walking tour of the bohemian neighborhoods of Santa Teresa and Lapa + tram

Walking tour of the bohemian neighborhoods of Santa Teresa and Lapa + tram

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This walk will allow you to discover the bohemian district of Santa Teresa by accessing it by the famous yellow tram, then wandering at your own pace before reaching Lapa by the famous colorful staircase of Selaron then ending your visit with Cinelandia square.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$62.08
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$62.08
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Private City Tour Custom Guide - Rio de Janeiro by Jerome Rio Tours

Private City Tour Custom Guide - Rio de Janeiro by Jerome Rio Tours

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French, I live in Rio since 2012. I am referenced at the Ministry of Tourism. Untiring traveler, I have traveled the world many times, always looking for more beauty, more authenticity, more sharing ... Rio seduced me because of its energy, its natural beauty, its population smiling, all on a background of samba music!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$195.99
Price varies by group size
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$195.99
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Rio Private Tour

Rio Private Tour

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Discover the best of Rio de Janeiro with a knowledgeable Private Local Guide! Welcome to the Wonderful City. During this amazing Tour Experience, you will see the most popular sights and the best parts of the city with a local and professional tour guide like Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Santa Teresa, and Selaron Steps. This tour is ideal for people who are visiting Rio for the first time and have just one day to enjoy it all! A unique experience to know the city in one day, with lots of colors, history, culture, art, and happiness! And. . . if you want I can create a customized tour for you in case you have special requests or if you are more than 3 people and require larger transportation. Round-trip transportation from Port Area/Hotel or Apartament is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$140.00
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$140.00
per group
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Santa Teresa: the staircase, bohemia and culture

Santa Teresa: the staircase, bohemia and culture

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Actors perform directly to your headset. The convent of Santa Teresa was built in the 1950s and gave origin to this charming neighborhood of narrow streets that attract travelers and artists located on the top of Santa Teresa Gil. Learn some of the stories of colonial times Rio de Janeiro, as you walk around one of the most popular hang outs in town.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$6.99
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$6.99

☀️ Lapa + Santa Teresa + Selaron Stairs + Electric Scooter ⚡️

☀️ Lapa + Santa Teresa + Selaron Stairs + Electric Scooter ⚡️

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⭐️ A fun and laid-back tour with electric scooters through the Flamengo Park on a route until the Lapa and Downtown. Let's get the cable car(ticket included) and visit the old and traditional neighbohood Santa Teresa. Interest Points: ⇨ Flamengo Park ⇨ Guanabara Bay ⇨ Marina da Gloria ⇨ MAM ⇨ SELARON STAIRS ⇨ LAPA AQUEDUTS ⇨ Metropolitan Cathedral ⇨ Cinelândia ⇨ Municipal Theater ⇨ National Library ⇨ Santa Teresa Cable Car ⭐️ A way more sustainable and fun to meet the highlights of the city. Let's enjoy the nature, art, architecture, beautiful views and cross many historical spots of the city. Escape the traffic chaos, connect and feel the city close. ⭐️ We will offer the instructions for novice riders of the electric scooters for a safe trip. >>>>>>>>>>>Follow_us: @e.vanmo >> Contact us for request a special date/time to fit in your trip schedule.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.55
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$40.55

Colonial and French Architecture - Santa Teresa The Artistic Heart of Rio!

Colonial and French Architecture - Santa Teresa The Artistic Heart of Rio!

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This tour is special because the breezy hilltop location of Santa Teresa neighborhood in the middle of the downtown city of Rio de Janeiro is very unique. It was not by chance, that it was the first choice for wealthy settlers in Rio, back in time. The neighborhood’s cobbled streets are lined with some of the finest examples of colonial and French architecture of the time, mansions that were once home to the city’s wealthy elite, and today function as artists’ studios, restaurants, and guesthouses... The neighborhood is also known as the artistic heart of Rio. Strolling around the neighborhood is a pleasure in itself, and the views offered from the top are awesome. Besides, Santa Teresa is a top destination for foodies, as the neighborhood is one of the best places in the city to sample traditional dishes from across Brazil and the best caipirinhas in town.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$260.00
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$260.00
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Get a guide to go around town

Get a guide to go around town

This tour is designed for people who are traveling alone and want the company of a professional guide. As a native of Rio de Janeiro I have extensive knowledge of the city. If you want a guide to help you, I can maximize your trip. Pick from the list or tell me your interests - I know the places where you would love to go. I can take you to places you would never go by yourself. I will meet you at your location and we start from there. You can use Uber or I will recommend a driver.
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  • 2 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.00
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$60.00
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Private Christ Redeemer Tour: there's nothing like Rio!

Private Christ Redeemer Tour: there's nothing like Rio!

We will make a stunning walk through what is considered one of the seven wonders of the world, Christ the Redeemer, then we will continue our tour visiting a house that symbolizes the historic presence of the Belle Époque period in the city, the Parque das Ruínas, then we will visit a place of enormous creativity and cultural importance, the Selaron Staircase, then we will enjoy the view of a very beautiful and pleasant park frequented basically by local residents, the Parque Dois Irmãos and then, like the icing on the cake, we will make one last photo in the beautiful and charming Ipanema beach.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.67
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$61.67

Santa Teresa Rio de Janeiro Experience

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Santa Teresa Rio de Janeiro Experience

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Welcome to the Wonderful City. During this amazing Santa Teresa Tour Experience, you will see the most charming parts of the city with a local and professional tour guide. This tour is ideal for people who are visiting Rio for the first time and have just one day to enjoy it all! A unique experience to know the historical and artistic side of Rio, with lots of colors, history, culture, art, and happiness! And. . . if you want I can create a customized tour for you in case you have special requests or if you are more than 3 people and require larger transportation. Round-trip transportation from Port Area / Hotel or Apartament is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$44.00
per group
$55.00
$11.00 savings
From
$44.00
per group
$55.00
$11.00 savings
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Santa Teresa - Private Tour

Santa Teresa - Private Tour

Santa Teresa Tour Get to know the brazilian montmartre with your guide! This is a tour focused only in Santa Teresa, the perfect half day private tour to visit the best this picturesque neighborhood has to offer! Santa Teresa is a bucolic neighborhood of Rio, known for its trolley and historical colonial houses. Our itinerary: - Pick-up at your place (in the south or central zone). - Selaron steps: beautiful tiles project made by the artist Selaron. - Santa Teresa trolley: you will take a ride on it. - Largo dos Guimarães: main area of Santa Teresa. - Ruins Park (does not open on mondays, so I will take you to another special attrction): ruins of the house that was the home of the patron Laurinda Santos Lobo. - Valentin castle: you will see the outside part of this castle which is nowadays a guest house. - Dona Marta viewpoint: the closest viewpoint from Christ statue. - Largo do Boticario: square in the Cosme Velho area. - Drop off at your place (in the south or central zone).
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.56
Price varies by group size
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$89.56
Price varies by group size
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Private Tour: Icons of Rio (Christ and Sugar Loaf), Santa Teresa and City Center

Private Tour: Icons of Rio (Christ and Sugar Loaf), Santa Teresa and City Center

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The perfect balance between nature and history, this private tour covers visits to the 2 icons of Rio (Christ and Sugar Loaf), part of the historical City Center and the famous Santa Teresa neighborhood with a break for lunch (typical brazilian food or whatever you prefer). All with the comfort and attention that only a private tour can provide.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$119.66
Price varies by group size
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$119.66
Price varies by group size
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Lapa and Santa Teresa Private Walking Tour

Lapa and Santa Teresa Private Walking Tour

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Get to know Lapa and Santa Teresa, Rio’s most bohemian districts, strolling around its streets that have a history to tell in every corner, including a ride on the historic tram that connects the two neighborhoods.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.14
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What are Ruins Park (Parque das Ruínas) hours of operation?
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Ruins Park (Parque das Ruínas) hours of operation: Open Tuesdays - Sundays, closed on Mondays. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Ruins Park (Parque das Ruínas) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Ruins Park (Parque das Ruínas) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 30 Ruins Park (Parque das Ruínas) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Ruins Park (Parque das Ruínas) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Ruins Park (Parque das Ruínas) costs USD 6.99. Guided Ruins Park (Parque das Ruínas) tours start around USD 6.99 per person. See all 30 Ruins Park (Parque das Ruínas) tickets and tours on Viator.
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