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Address: Rua Ronald de Carvalh, 253, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Phone Number: 0055-21-2237-4615
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Spoilt at the end!!

Igor was our guide on this walking tour and he was very good. He had a natural enthusiasm for his City and Country. We saw most if not all of the remains of the old Rio. Santa... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
leyhill
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Uk
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Uk
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

Igor was our guide on this walking tour and he was very good. He had a natural enthusiasm for his City and Country. We saw most if not all of the remains of the old Rio. Santa Teresa seemed to be " closed" so that part was a it of a waste. Disappointingly when we came to settle at the... More 

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New Hampshire
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We took the tour of the Santa Teresa neightborhood, the Selaron steps, and the Lapas neighborhood with Luiz from Lisa Tours. He was fantastic -- knowledgeable about everything from history to football, answering questions on literally any topic we had, and offering historical notes and social color that really made the neighborhoods come alive. The combination of walking tour and... More 

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Sidney, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Today we had Martin as our English speaking tour guide for a private Best of Rio tour. He knows his history of Brazil and current events both within and outside of the country. It made for an informative and stimulating day. We did everything promised and were spared wasting time going out for a long lunch when we could figure... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Different guides, different tours. We took Lisas city tour, a pretty intense tour. Lisa talks as fast as she walks. This means You get to see an awful lot on a city tour with her. So You get really good value for Your money here. It started off a bit awkward as we were told we were going on a... More 

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Houston, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We booked Lisa for a private tour on a day when we checked out of our hotel and had a night flight. She arrived on time in a nice van with a driver and took us straight to the botanical garden. Her narration here was excellent, and we recommend visiting even though it rained most of our visit. The rain... More 

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Houston, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I followed the advise of Trip Advisor and booked a 8 hs tour of some of the Rio attractions. After the initial contact it became increasingly difficult to contact Lisa by e-mail or phone. The price of the airport transfer changed continuously. Upon arrival, as promised, she was at the airport with a driver. The next day, the day of... More 

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Dallas, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

My wife and I toured the city with Lisa last weekend, she was great and took us to a few spots that are not in the tour books which we loved. Highly recommended!

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Los Altos, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I had only one weekend in Rio so I wanted to see as much as possible. I booked a tour with Lisa (lisariotours.com) to explore the Colonial area of the city plus the Santa Teresa neighborhood. She was recommended by the Marriott hotel on Copacabana. We had a small group since the weather was not great for a tour that... More 

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UT
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

My husband and I were in Rio for 5 days but wanted some rest and relaxation time but also time to see the sites. We decided that a tour guide would be the best way to fit in all we wanted to and still get beach and pool time. We searched Trip Advisor and found Lisa. We contacted Lisa on... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

In Feb., we had a tour by Lisa Rio Tours pre-arranged, but she herself was not present at the last minute. She set us up with someone else whom she said would be fluent in English and terrific. The replacement she sent had limited English understanding, slept in the car while we toured and didn't stick to the tour agenda... More 

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