We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tour Guide Gisela Vayda Private Day Tours

Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22041010, Brazil
+55 21 99987-1825
Website
Improve this listing
100%
Ranked #19 of 415 Activities in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Unique and exclusive tours are developed for you and your family sharing the best of our culture...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Unique and exclusive tours are developed for you and your family sharing the best of our culture, history and people. You will be the only passengers on a tailor-made tour, attending to your wishes and expectations, comfort, flexibility, privacy and convenience. I will share my knowledge in a very personal way. My services include me as a tour guide or as a driver guide, in your language, which can be English, German, Spanish or Portuguese, in a deluxe car (6 people capacity) during your visit in Rio de Janeiro. For bigger groups I can provide bigger cars (Van 14 people capacity), Mini Buses (26 people capacity) or Buses (46 people capacity) You will get VIP service for regular prices.
Write a Review

118 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    113
    5
    0
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Northwood, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

We have just had a delightful tour of Rio de Janeiro with Gesela Vayda. She runs small private tours of the city. There were just two of us + Gisela.. She collected us as promised on time from a cruise ship and managed to find us amongst the hundreds of people getting off. Her English is excellent and she took... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We spent a delightful 3 days with Gisela--2 full days in Rio and a full day tour to Petropolis. Gisela was always prompt, extremely accommodating, and very knowledgeable about the history, people, and culture of Brazil. She is a very experienced guide and was able to move us smoothly through all of the attractions--even when crowds were large. Her English... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

A very nice city tour in Rio with Gisela. We saw all that we wanted and some more... Nice and safe drivning despite the heavy traffiic. This private tour is perfectly if you want to see Rio in comfort and in an efficient way. Thanks K-G and Elisabeth

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Bobbington, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We would recommend Gisela to anyone. She was great to be with, very relaxed and knowledgeable too. We were able to cover many places in one day though we never felt in a rush. Her English was great and her sense of humour too. Thanks Gisela...5 stars! Tim.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
San Francisco, California, United States
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Gisela was a great tour guide for me and my partner. It ends up being a deal for 2 people, considering how prices compare to the day tours offered at the hotel - and you get a private setting instead of a crowded van or bus. She has done these tours so many times, that it makes it very easy... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
sao paulo
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Even though I lived in Rio for a full year in the past, when friends from the US asked me to show them around I figured I would invest in a professional. Very glad I did - aside from not being that expensive (considering transportation is included) - Gisela helped me plan a logical sequence to the half days activities,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Courtice, Canada
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Without a doubt, Gisela well worth the very fairly priced tour of beautiful Rio. I would highly recommend her to any size group. Her ability to entertain, educate and maximize your tour is exceptional. Gisela showed up precisely on time with a smile on her face in a very clean and new air conditioned car. Our first stop was Christ... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Tucson, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I was in Sao Paulo for work, at the end of September, and had a couple of weekends so thought a short trip in Rio on my own would be a great opportunity. After looking into costs the flight was very inexpensive (I flew TAM from CHU to SDU) but what would not be so cheap was a hotel for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Gisela arranged a day and a half city tour for us in late August 2014, our first time in Rio. Gisela was very responsive, flexible and good to communicate with prior to our arrival when we were finalising and clarifying details of our tour. She has very good English and is most knowledgeable and informative about the key places to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Farmington Hills, Michigan
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I brought a German family to tour Rio de Janeiro, and Gisella organized the whole tour for us, with a Van for 7 people, driver, and on top of that conducted the tour in German for my friends. Not only the tour was done in German, as she was very knowledgeable about Rio's landmarks details, etc... Highly recommended !

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Tour Guide Gisela Vayda Private Day Tours also viewed

 

Been to Tour Guide Gisela Vayda Private Day Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Tour Guide Gisela Vayda Private Day Tours staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?