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Small-Group Santa Teresa Discovery Tour from Rio de Janeiro

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  • Small-group tour of Santa Teresa from Rio de Janeiro
  • Enjoy stunning views of Rio de Janiero from the top of Santa Teresa
  • Learn about one of Rio's oldest neighborhoods from your local guide
Small-Group Santa Teresa Discovery Tour from Rio de Janeiro
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$59.00 Save $14.75
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Small-Group Santa Teresa Discovery Tour from Rio de Janeiro
From $44.25
Explore one of Rio's oldest neighborhoods, Santa Teresa, on this 4-hour guided sightseeing tour. With a small group of twelve people or less, walk down cobblestone streets among the the district's interesting architecture. Admire sprawling views of greater Rio de Janeiro, climb the Selarón Staircase and explore the Chácara do Céu Museum and Parque das Ruínas (Ruins Park).
What to Expect
Meet your guide at the Copacabana Palace Hotel, then hop on the subway with your guide to travel to Santa Teresa the way the locals do. Stroll through Carioca Square, one of Rio's main sources of drinking water, then explore the financial district on foot with engaging commentary from your guide. Hop on a tram (the only one in Rio) or bus for the ride up to the top of the hill where Santa Teresa sits.
This neighborhood is one of Rio's oldest, lined with cobblestone streets and interesting buildings. Learn about the history and culture of the area from your guide as you wind through the narrow lanes and alleyways. Admire the 18th- and 19th-century buildings that were once home to the city’s elite but now house art galleries, restaurants and bars. Set on a hill, the neighborhood offers great views — visit Parque das Ruínas (Ruins Park) for photo opportunities of downtown and Guanabara Bay.
Walk past the neighborhood convent, and then check out Selarón’s Staircase (Escadaria Selarón), a set of 250 steps covered in tiles from all over the world. They were created in the 1990s by artist Jorge Selarón and have been featured in all kinds of productions, from an episode of The Amazing Race to a Snoop Dogg video.
After an engaging 4-hour tour, return to your departure point.
Reviews (138)
1 - 5 of 28 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
Excellent tour of Santa Teresa

Highly recommend this tour. The guide Juliana was excellent. Very knowledgeable and extremely friendly. We covered all the interesting sites in the neighbourhood. Without her acting as guide I think it would have been a lot more difficult for me to explore this neighbourhood. Thanks...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ZalanW1
Reviewed 1 week ago
Superb guide, Juliana

I ended up getting a "VIP experience" because the other person who'd booked was a no-show. Meeting my guide, Juliana, in front of the Copacabana Hotel, was a breeze and from there we hopped a subway to get to the edge of Santa Teresa. As...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank allgoodinhwood
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fantastic Guide Lola and Santa Teresa in Rio de Janeiro, nov. 2018

I had somebody else buying this tour for me so I was shoked once I found myself, the oldest of the group, I am more than 70 years old, in a walking tour. I can't walk easily. The all 10 of us, coming from different...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank OnAir26451806376
Reviewed October 26, 2018
Santa Teresa

We took this tour on Monday and enjoyed it immensely. Juliana Matos was our guide and she is a delightful lady. We were also lucky that this was the first day that the trolley bus went the full length of the track. Juliana was very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank HaniUK
Reviewed October 23, 2018
Wonderful tour with Juliana!

Genuinely lovely tour guide - knowledgeable, entertaining and kind. We’d previously visited one of the sites during a full day minibus tour, with a different company booked via the hotel, and oh my goodness, what a difference! The information given by Juliana made the experience...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank NewcastleJulia
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November 22, 2018|
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Response from OnAir26451806376 | Reviewed this property |
Hi TracyLane, as you know Ipanema ends up in Copacabana. From Copacabana Fort, the beginning of Copacabana, to the meeting point you have a 30 minutes walking or an around 9 US $ taxi drive or the Discovery Tour bus... More
October 9, 2018|
Response from Carlie-bee | Reviewed this property |
The cruise port is about 20 minutes away so you should be able to get there on time via Uber