Rio City and Sugar Loaf

special offer banner Rio City and Sugar Loaf Tour in Rio de Janeiro (Metropolitan Cathedral, Cinelândia Square)
Price: $129.00   Sale Price: $99.00   Save: $30.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Scenic, Cultural
Shore Excursion Duration 5 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible walking shoes. A hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen are suggested. A light jacket may be appreciated while at the mountain, where it can be windy.
Restrictions Guests must be able to walk over paved, cobblestone, and gravel surfaces, some of which are at an incline. Steps are required to visit some sites. This tour is not accessible for guests with wheelchairs or walkers. Guests must be able to step in and out of the transportation.

Rio City and Sugar Loaf

This fabulous tour of downtown Rio de Janeiro, followed by a trip to world-famous Sugar Loaf, has everything.

After meeting your guide, the first part of your tour takes you to downtown Rio de Janeiro, passing by the Sambodrome and the Metropolitan Cathedral. The Sambodrome is a parade area built to accommodate 90,000 spectators for Rio's world-famous Carnival. The Metropolitan Cathedral is a unique and magnificent cone-shaped structure with a capacity of 20,000 people. It's not only one of Brazil's landmarks, but also a masterpiece of modern art.

You will also see traditional Cinelandia Square, with its historical buildings, the Municipal Theater, the National Library, and the National Museum of Fine Arts. Via the Aterro do Flamengo, you will be taken to the neighborhood of Urca, where one of the largest symbols of the city is located: Sugar Loaf. Sugar Loaf is a mountain located at the mouth of Guanabara Bay, on a peninsula that sticks out into the Atlantic Ocean. Rising 1,300 feet above the harbor, Sugar Loaf is one of Brazil's most recognizable images. You will have the unique opportunity to visit this landmark up close! You'll ride two cable cars on a breathtaking trip up the mountain. The first cable car takes you to Urca Hill, a vantage point 700 feet high, for beautiful views of Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niteroi Bridge and Corcovado Mountain. From this stage, a second cable car takes you up to the top. At 1,300 feet you will enjoy splendid views of Copacabana Beach, the Santa Cruz fortress, and several beaches of Niteroi.

Please Note: Crowds are to be expected at all sites. Streets are narrow, and traffic can come to a standstill. Time is built into the tour in case of delays. Tour timing is approximate, and crowd and traffic conditions may affect the actual tour duration. On the days leading up to Carnival and during the celebrations, street parades and road closures may affect the tour itinerary. Narration is offered through individual headphones in English, Portuguese, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, and Russian.

4 Stars4.0 / 5  |  3 ReviewsReview This Tour
Rio City and Sugar Loaf
March 24, 2020
The organization and delivery were good. As promised we visited the Sugar Loaf and had a city tour. The tour guide was flexible when we told them we would prefer to visit Sugar Loaf first which we did. This helped us to avoid crowds in the late morning.
Reviewer: Rosita Tam
3 Stars
Sugar Loaf and Rio
March 16, 2020
We had an absolutely wonderful guide on this tour. She took very good care of us and was a fountain of information about the city and the history of the development of Sugar Loaf. We really enjoyed this tour.
Reviewer: Dale Peters
5 Stars
January 19, 2017
Nice 1/2 overview of rio
4 Stars