Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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clock-o3 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
ticket-oMobile ticket
commentOffered in: English and 2 more


Get a comprehensive whirlwind tour of Rio's downtown in just three hours. With your guide, learn about the city's culture and history through visits to landmarks such as the The São Bento Monastery, the Sambadromo, Maracanã Stadium, and others. Round-trip transportation from Zona Sul hotels included.
  • 3-hour tour of downtown Rio
  • See the landmarks and highlights in a short time period
  • Small group ensures personalized attention from your guide
  • Pickup and drop-off at your Zona Sul hotel
Be ready for pickup at your hotel in Copacabana, Ipanema or Leblon between 2pm and 2:30pm. Climb into a comfortable tour vehicle and depart for your whirlwind tour of downtown Rio. 
See Maracanã Stadium and the Sambadromo, then head down the Avenida Presidente Vargas to see the Central Railway Station, Duque de Caxias Palace, and Itamaraty Palace. Get views of Campo de Santana, Tiradentes Square, and Avenida Chile. Take in the impressive modern architecture of the Metropolitan Cathedral before stopping in Lapa to see the neighborhood's famous arches. 
Check out the Escadaria Selarón and the São Bento Monastery, then cruise down Aterro do Flamengo, home to the Church of the Outeiro da Glória, the Monument to the Fallen in World War II, and the Museum of Modern Art. 
End your 3-hour tour with drop-off back at your hotel.


Viator Traveller's Reviews

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, Oct 2018

If you want to see the other many attractions Rio has to offer, this is a great way to see them in 3 hours. Did not stop at all the attractions like the Maracana Stadium and the Arches but did stop at most of the places like the Rio de Janeiro Cathedral, The Sambadrome and the Escadaria Selaron Steps. Can be very busy with the traffic and to get round these places in 3 hours was excellent. Would of liked to of spent more time at the Steps but with the limited time and busy traffic i would recommend this tour to see Downtown Rio in one afternoon.

, Jan 2018

I chose this tour thinking that it would orient me to the city on my first day there. It was pretty good for that. Our guide was quite good, both personable and knowledgeable about the city. I had a good time but some of the sights on the tour just aren't much fun. For example, the Sambadrome must be great fun when there are events going on, but it isn't very interesting when it is empty. Our guide realized the same was true of the Maracana stadium so she gave us the option of walking in another area instead, by the port area, which was a great choice. My favorite point on the tour was the Selaron steps, which I revisited later.

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