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Itinerary
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 or go by Van, crusing through the forest. 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 10-hour comprehensive sightseeing tour in Rio, enjoy drop-off at your hotel. Alternatively, if you are taking the 6 hour option, start by going straight to Christ Redeemer By Van to catch the views from the top and then drive through Santa Teresa to make your way to Sugar Loaf and get back to the hotel just in time for  lunch.
Locations visited
Sugarloaf Mountain
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian
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Overview
Take a panoramic city tour, 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 van or cog train through the Tijuca Rainforest, respectively. This 6 or 10-hour tour, which includes round-trip transportation from most Rio hotels, allows you to see all of Rio's sights in just one day.
Highlights
  • Conquer Corcovado Mountain, Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain in one day (options with tickets included or excluded).
  • Board the cog train or a van 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
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Reviewed 12 July 2018
Nature visit

Christ Redeemer statue can be seen in every where when you are in Rio de Janeiro. Although the place is a bit crowded with visitors, but is great to visit this three places.

1  Thank Samantha S
Reviewed 7 June 2018
What a view

We were here in June, becoming winter. Therefore it was not very busy. We had a private tour with Joalber. He told us a lot about the history of the ctiy. I was a real nice experience.

Thank Johnvls
Diogo M, Diretor de vendas at Gray Line Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2018

Dear Johnvls, We are glad you had such a good time with Joalber. In Rio even in winter is not all that cold. We hope you see you again in your next visit. Thank you. Pedro Malta on behalf of Diogo M

Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile
Ian is the best Tourguide

We did a 4-5 hour Tour in Rio starting in the aftrernoon. Ian new where to go to get away from the traffic. we managed to see christ redeemer and the sugar loaf and some other places in one afternoon! The sunset from the sugar...More

Thank Güney I
Diogo M, Diretor de vendas at Gray Line Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Dear Güney l, Thank you for your review! We are happy you had such a great time with us on our Christ Redeemer Statue and Selaron with Sugar Loaf Tour. We are thrilled Ian was able to show you a good time while you were...More

Reviewed 1 February 2018
Virtually all the photos are of Sugar Loaf or Pao de Acucar

I just want to point out that the only photo of Christ the Redeemer is the one that actually shows the statue, the rest are all of Pão de Açucar or Sugar Loaf. I would suggest you divide these tours up and take a bus...More

1  Thank willzzz987
Diogo M, Diretor de vendas at Gray Line Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Dear Willzzz987, Thank you for your review! The choice of doing everything in one day or on different days depends on the schedule you have. if you prefer to cross everything off your list in one day and have more time to explore on your...More

Reviewed 30 December 2017
City Tour of Rio

I found the City Tour from Graylines an acceptable tour of Rio de Janeiro. The views from Pao de Azucar mountain were fabulous. Lunch was delicious. However, we spent so much time driving around the city that we ended up with only 45 mins to...More

4  Thank Greg A
Diogo M, Diretor de vendas at Gray Line Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Dear Greg A, Thank you so much for your feedback. We are happy you enjoyed your time with us and the views from the city as well as the safety it provides to visit these places with a company you can trust and that offers...More

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Response from Johnvls | Reviewed this property |
We started pur tour after lunch time. So I really don’t know, sorry
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Javier B
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All the hotels in Zona Sul (South part of Rio) have tours leaving at different times. You can also get transportation to the small train that goes to the top but I prefer the vans that take you up to the base of the statue... More
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