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Skip the Line to Christ Redeemer, visit to Sugar Loaf and barbecue lunch

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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  • 9 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Take a panoramic city tour through Downtown Rio, a stop at the Metropolitan Cathedral and travel to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and visit the Christ the Redeemer statue on this full-day comprehensive tour of Rio's most famous landmarks. Reach the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado Mountain by cable car and by cog train through the Tijuca Rainforest, respectively. This full-day tour includes round-trip transportation from most Rio hotels, allows you to see all of Rio's sights in just one day.
  • Conquer Corcovado Mountain, Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain in one day (options with tickets included or excluded).
  • Board the cog train through lush Tijuca Rain Forest
  • Admire the view of Rio's sprawling beaches from the top of Corcovado Mountain
  • Spend up to an hour with your guide at Christ the Redeemer statue
  • Lunch (if option selected) and roundtrip transport to Rio hotels included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Visit Rio’s two most famous viewpoints—Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Mountain—in one day.

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Skip The Line Train Ticket to Christ Redeemer Statue Access
  • Cable Car Ticket to Sugar Loaf Access
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks

Meeting And Pickup

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Pickup details

* 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

What To Expect

After pickup from your Rio hotel in the morning, board your vehicle for the panoramic sightseeing tour of the city. Start with visits to the Metropolitan Cathedral, well-known for its unlikely pyramid shape, and the famous Sambodromo, which hosts the festivities for the yearly Carnaval and is the major exhibition hall for Rio's samba schools.

Then drive through downtown Rio and stop at the Metropolitan Cathedral. Then travel through Urca, the neighborhood where Sugar Loaf Mountain resides. Board the cable car up the mountain, making a stop for a scenic photo-op and views over Corcovado Mountain, the Rio-Niteroi Bridge and Guanabara Bay on the way. At the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain, pause to admire the expansive scenery, including the beaches of Niteroi, the Fortaleza Santa Cruz, and the famous Copacabana.

Enjoy the included lunch at a local restaurant before continuing on your marathon tour in the afternoon.

After lunch, you can either head for the Cosme de Velho station, where you'll hop on the cog train and ride through the Tijuca Rainforest to the top of Corcovado Mountain. Spend about 45 minutes at the top of the mountain, marveling at the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue and enjoying views out over Rio and its surroundings.

At the end of your comprehensive sightseeing tour in Rio, enjoy drop-off at your hotel.

Copacabana Beach (Pass By)

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.

Guanabara Palace (Pass By)

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.

Additional Info

  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveler Tips

One Tip: Bring appropriate warm clothes, its cold up at Corcovado!.
567 reviews
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Good Experience except for the Elevator to Christ The Redeemer
VijitaV, Jul 2021
Our guide, Luis was a very nice person, spoke English very well. The pick-up was right on time. The lunch was an amazing one but for some reason, no drinks are included, not even water. The only downside was that the trip says its a train ride to the Christ The Redeemer but we were taken by an elevator probably because the queue for the train was a long one. But, I believe the Tour Organizers should anticipate this and promise only what they can deliver. Apart from this bummer, the tour went very well. They give you enough time to click pictures. :)
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Dear VijitaV. good morning. thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately, there is no way we can atecipate if the attractions will be crowed or not. We decided for the best so you and rest of the group wouldnt loose time in queque lines. Ths day, Corcovado was very crowed and passengers were taking more than 2 hours to go up. Luis is a very dear guide that tries his best to please our clients. I will send him your compliments. Please always count with us in your future travels. thank you
Great Experience
Ricardo_F, Jul 2021
Great experience. Our tour guide and driver were amazing. Our tour guide was knowledgeable, funny and respectful.
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Dear Ricardo. Good morning. We are glad that you had a great experience. That tour is a best seller and our clients have the opportunity to visit several main attractions at the same day, with confort and pleasure time. Count with us in your future travels. kind regards
Great small group tour
Mark_S, Dec 2020
Semi-private tour with very friendly guide and driver and one other couple - much easier than with a large van. Plenty of time at Sugar Loaf and Cristina Redentor. Did not see stadium (closed) but visited Selaron staircase.
Eddiesnu, Oct 2020
Luis was great... well informed answered any questions and was right on time... I would use Grayling again.
Response from Host, Oct 2020
Dear Eddiesnu, Thank you for your review! We are happy you had a good time with us on your tour with Luis! We hope to see you in future visits to Brazil. Thank you.
Full day sugar loaf and Christ redeemer
vinguyen611, Sep 2019
We had bad weather all day. Our tour guide for sugar loaf was nice and gave a lot of free time to enjoy the view. Our afternoon tour guide die the Chris redeemer was a little strange. He doesn’t interact with us. We can’t really understand him well.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Excellent tour
Jorge M, Sep 2019
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.
Day on the loaf
Culture10162012197, Mar 2019
A great tour. Good pace and interesting. Both guides were good. Loved both the cog train up to Christ the redeemer and cable car to the sugar loaf. Would definitely recommend the tour.
Corcovado and Sugar loaf mountain
715manleyc, Sep 2018
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.
Stanislawa_K, Aug 2018
Carla is indeed profesional guide. High reccomendation! She speak fluently English, French... FABULOUS ...
Jonalyn_M, Jul 2018
It was ok only. It took hours to wait for the bus and we took round for 3 times i think. I was expecting that escardia selaron, santa teresa will be included. And the due to long hours in Ipanema after lunch, we had a few hours only in christ the redeemer which i expect that we will spend 45-1 hour there.
A must do in Rio. Easy pick up from...
Stewart W, 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.
This tour was great and long we...
Ayanda M, Mar 2018
This tour was great and long we chose the full day option. Sugar Loaf Mountain was fantastic and that first sight of Christ the Redeemer is breathtaking. There are two things I would change: the pick up was late. We were told we would be picked up at 8am, but it was after 9am. Second, included in this tour is an unnecessary 10 minute stop at the St Sebastian cathedral. It doesnt really fit in with the theme of the rest of the tour and was rushed. Otherwise, great tour and the lunch in Ipanema was fantastic!
A very enjoyable trip. Well organised...
Paul M, Mar 2018
A very enjoyable trip. Well organised and very informative
Another wonderful tour. The train...
JEROME M, Feb 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.
I do not want to recommend this trip...
BumHoan_K, Jan 2018
I do not want to recommend this trip to anyone else. The organization of this tour is not so bad. And the guide were so kind, sincere and enthusiastic to explain many things. However, they are so old to meet and satisfy the request of some people including me. You had better use Uber than this tour.
Wonderful and magical. Our guide was...
SHARON H, Nov 2017
Wonderful and magical. Our guide was knowledgeable and informative, aside from being friendly and accommodating. Would recommend this tour to anyonr
Good overall sights. Include an amazing...
Yvonne L, Oct 2017
Good overall sights. Include an amazing Brazilian roasted meat luncheon buffet.
Great tour. Well organized, punctual...
Michael C, 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.
Nice tour, with enough time to enjoy...
Anna M, 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. :
I give two stars because the tour...
Laura C, Jul 2017
I give two stars because the tour guides were great and spoke fantastic Spanish and English, in addition to Portuguese. I encountered two problems on this tour: 1 The tour did not pick me up on the day that I signed up for it. I spoke via phone with someone and coordinated a pick-up in front of a hotel. I arrived 15 minutes before pick-up time and waited for an hour. I saw one Gray Line bus go by in the far lane that clearly had no intention of stopping it may have been for a different tour?. When I called Gray Line, they said they had stopped by and I wasn't there. They requested that I take a taxi to downtown to meet them, which I was told by a driver would be R 70. I asked them if I could do the tour the following day instead, and they agreed. We coordinated for them to pick me up in that same pick-up spot the next day, and it worked out fine that time. 2 The 10-hour tour included lunch in Ipanema. I was told by the guides that Viator had not given them the money for my lunch, so I could not eat at the restaurant with the group. My ticket which I had with me clearly said that it included lunch, but the tour guides spoke with their managers at Gray Line and insisted that Viator had not given them money for my lunch. The tour had 20-30 people who all at together, and this only impacted me ?. I walked to another restaurant to eat and then read a book outside the restaurant where the tour group eating was for about an hour. It was awkward for me and awkward for the tour guides, as they were following the instructions from their supervisors.


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