Tour went very smoothly and was stress fee - not a lot of queuing for the cog up Corcovado Mountain, and the sight of Christ the Redeemer was amazing!We thoroughly enjoyed the tour.
Our trip could not have been nicer. We were picked up at the cruise terminal right on time and I believe there were eight of us from the ms Maasdam. We stopped at a hotel to pick up more people, but none were there, so off to the mountain we went. Our guide (can't remember his name) was just great. This tour took place during Carnival but even with the throngs of people in Rio, everything was very smooth.
I highly recommend your company and this tour.
WOW! The ride up to the statue gave some incredible sights of the city and forest. At the top by the base of the statue was like being on top of the world. The views, the statue....Rio is so blessed to have this as a tour in their city. WOW!!
Very well organized. Everything was on time and very safe.
The half day tour was interesting and informative. It was good!
We enjoyed the trip. Surprised that we had to change buses a.good value. Three stars
This tour is through Gray Line Company and it is HORRIBLE. DO NOT ever do a Gray Line tour. When we got off the ship our guide was no where to be found. We basically walked around till we saw the Gray Line bus and the driver was sitting in there all by himself. He didn't speak any English but I saw our names on the list so I knew we had the right bus. Finally the guide arrived and didn't even apologise or introduce himself. We then waited for 30mins for other passengers to find the bus. In the end the guide decided to leave even though there were 2 people who had yet to come so we don't know what happened to them. Then of course in typical horrible Gray Line style, we spent over an hour driving around in circles picking up people from the hotel. We couldn't even understand anything the guide was saying because his English was really bad. This was true for all our Gray Line tours in Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro. Although they say they cater to English speaking people, they don't actually. There is a mixture of spanish and english people on the bus and the guides always spend way more time and explain better in spanish than they do in English. It is worth going to Christ the Redeemer. Just don't do it with Gray Line
Pick up service was disappointing because of the large number of other tops before actually getting to the Redeemer tour. Took two hours before we actually arrived!
Would have used a private service if I had known this.
The Corcovado Mountain is worth to visit. But the arrangement of this tour was really bad. We were in the bus for two and half hours to reach there because they have so many pick up and waiting. We were from the port which should take only 30 minutes to reach there. Also this tour should be done in the morning time instead of afternoon plus with the two hours delay, we reached the top at 5:30pm which hardly see the Chris Redeemer Status. The place is worth to visit but I won't recommend this company.
We are a group of 6 who booked for a private tour through Viator prior to us starting our cruise.
We were booked for a 1.30pm pick up from the Port at Rio de Janeiro - we had confirmed pick up details 24hrs prior - we were on shore 30 minutes early luckily. Had to make 2 more telephone calls to Viator to try and locate where the pick up was - eventually we were able to locate the person holding a sign with our names on she certainly didn't have a blue t-shirt on as described by the telephone instructions
After boarding the mini van the pick up lady who we assumed was the guide said we we were going to meet the guide.....well, we arrived at the Corcovado 1 hours later and guess what - No Guide waiting for us - So we waited approx 1 hour for a Big Bus with approx 40 tourists and a guide. So much for a guided experience with a small group of our 6 persons.
Sorry Viator your communication needs help.
The tour was advertised as half day (4 hours). It really was 2 hours of picking up others before the tour began and we were late so our tickets to go up was not till 5 p.m. Up the mountain to the shrine was over cast and cloudy by this time so the only thing you can see is the feet of the statute and there was no view of the City. My rating is that it's a Zero. Spend your time and money on something else. I have to put a one star or the review won't be listed so to let you know it doesn't rate even 1 star!
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