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Jewish Tour in Rio de Janeiro provided by Guided Tour In Rio

Jewish Tour in Rio de Janeiro

Jewish Tour in Rio de Janeiro
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The Jewish history in Brazil dates back to the time of the voyages of Columbus, Gaspar da Gama, a Jew by birth, accompanied Portuguese admiral Pedro Alvares Cabral when he landed in what is now Brazil in 1500, beginning a more than 500-year presence in the New World.  Enjoy a group tour to see the Jewish influence in Rio de Janeiro and learn about the Jewish presence in the city, besides visiting the main Jewish landmarks. Your tour includes hotel or pier pickup and drop-off.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7287P4
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Museu Judaico do Rio de Janeiro
  • Entry/Admission - Grande Templo Israelita
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: Tour departs from most hotels by the cost line of Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana. If your hotel is outside the pickup area contact local provider to know the best pick up location and pick up time. Please wait by the entrance door - lobby Returns to original departure point. Please contact local operator to know the best pick up location.
  • Ports:
  • Pier Maua Rio de Janeiro
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking to check if possible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Museu Judaico do Rio de Janeiro
  • Entry/Admission - Grande Templo Israelita
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: Tour departs from most hotels by the cost line of Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana. If your hotel is outside the pickup area contact local provider to know the best pick up location and pick up time. Please wait by the entrance door - lobby Returns to original departure point. Please contact local operator to know the best pick up location.
  • Ports:
  • Pier Maua Rio de Janeiro
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking to check if possible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Leblon Beach
    Stop: 20 minutes
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    Pass by
    Ipanema Beach
    Copacabana Beach
  • 2
    Botafogo Beach
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Botafogo Bay
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Museu Judaico do Rio de Janeiro
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 5
    Grande Templo Israelita
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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melissa a
5 contributions
Beautiful and informative
Dec 2019 • Family
Our tour guide Leonardo was wonderful with details about the synagogues and the Chabad’s with personal notes being a native to Rio. It was our third tour of our visit and his knowledge of Rio still gave us an opportunity to learn more about this beautiful city!
Written December 28, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sunshine53432893531
Dear Melissa, Thank you very much! We appreciate your review and wish you an excellent year! Regards Gisela
Written January 1, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Randyhess
Los Gatos, CA28 contributions
Excellent Tour!
Fantastic tour, Leonardo was awesome. He knows Rio and history, always felt safe, watched out for us well. Would very highly recommend the tour. Great restaurant for lunch, not touristy at all. Two thumbs up!
Written December 24, 2019
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Sunshine53432893531
Thank you for taking your time to review us. We are Wu very happy you enjoyed your day! Regards Gisela Vayda
Written December 25, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Wendy E
5 contributions
Very interesting!
Dec 2019
Very interesting! Leonardo was fantastic! Hope to return some day! Really enjoyed the small museum. Nice to have some Jewish content in December!
Written December 23, 2019
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Sunshine53432893531
Dear Wendy, We are very happy you enjoyed your tour and you are always welcome to Rio! Regards Gisela Vayda
Written December 25, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Paradise701228
2 contributions
Jewish Tour in Rio
Nov 2019 • Family
My family and adult children visited Rio over Thanksgiving and scheduled this tour. Leondardo was our guide and he was absolutely fantastic and very knowledgeable about not only the Jewish heritage and customs in Rio, but lots of other history in Rio and Brazil. He and his driver got us around the City to see many different areas and temples. I would highly recommend this tour and any other tour that Leonardo is guiding. He was terrific!
Written December 11, 2019
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Sunshine53432893531
Thank you very much on taking your time to review us. We are very happy you had a great time in Rio with Leonardo. Best regards, Gisela Vayda
Written December 24, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

rm-washdc
Washington, DC8 contributions
Jewish tour of Rio
Feb 2019 • Couples
We can fully recommend Gisela and her team for the interesting Jewish heritage tour we had of Rio in early February. Between Gisela herself and Leonardo – who accompanied us to various sites including synagogues and other sites of Jewish significance -- we got a good impression of Jewish life and sites of Rio. Leonardo accompanied us on a fabulous tour of synagogues and the Jewish museum that holds some interesting artifacts, explaining various items and aspects to us. In addition, while driving from site to site we engaged in interesting discussions about the history of Jews in Brazil and the Caribbean. And if you are lucky enough, Leonardo will entertain you during one of those rides with the singing of the Girl from Ipanema. Some of his hidden talents!
Written March 17, 2019
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Sunshine53432893531
We are happy you enjoyed your tour and had fun with Leonardo. he is a very good tour guide. Thank you for this great review! regards, Victoria
Written April 4, 2019
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Popsi21
Manchester, UK72 contributions
Serenading tour guide helps us sing the praises of Rio’s synagogues
We were picked up promptly from our hotel lobby by Leonardo (not di Caprio, nor da Vinci - he was keen to let us know!). We were given a brief introduction to Leonardo’s personal family background and how and in what circumstances his parents arrived in Brazil, in the 1920s/30s.

Leonardo gave us a potted history of the Jews since the Spanish and Portuguese inquisition in 1492 and the arrival of Gaspar da Gama in Brazil. He was very informative and gave us just enough factual history without bombarding us with detail.

We were first taken to the Chabad Synagogue in Leblon, and were shown around the inside, with the beautiful aron kodesh and bimah. We met a few members here who greeted us with a friendly ‘shalom’! We were then shown the outside of the Midrash building, which is a popular arts and community centre for the Jews of Rio.

We were taken to 3 other stunning synagogues, all very different in style, build and origin; the Moroccan one displaying all the Ner Tamidim brought over by members fleeing from their Sephardi communities in the early part of the last century; the 10 year old modern style German reform Synagogue with its very own organ; and the ‘pièce de résistance’, the magnificent Florence-inspired Grand Temple, with its theatre style interior. We also stopped at Rabin Park which had a monument to honour Itzhak Rabin, as well as a Holocaust Memorial, set in a small park with the best view in Rio, overlooking the beach, Sugar Loaf mountain and other famous Rio landmarks.

We stopped at the Jewish Museum where they had a plethora of chanukiot on display, some dating back to the 1600s, as well as some megillot Esther, and other artefacts of Judaica which each had a story of their own to tell.

We passed the Mayan pyramid-inspired cathedral, the Grand Opera House, as well as many other historic sights of Jewish and secular interest, such as the school bearing Anne Frank’s name, situated directly opposite the now derelict German Embassy, one of the many favelas, the commercial district of Rio, the lagoon where rowing took place during the Olympic Games, Ipanema beach, (meaning ‘bad water here’),so-called to deter the Portuguese from settling here by the indigenous Brazilians, the Copacabana and Leblon Districts, and loads more...

Leonardo impressed us with his Yiddish humour, historic naus, his heart-rending version of “The Girl From Ipanema” and his excellent spoken English (and Spanish), and he gave us the opportunity to learn about Jewish life past and present in Rio, in the presence of his company, and the comfort of his air-condioned car.

Thank you again for making our day so memorable, and for capturing some of our special moments on your phone! Obrigado/a!
Written December 20, 2018
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Sunshine53432893531
Thank you very much for such a wonderful review. Leonardo is a great tour guide and we are very happy to have him in our team. Best regards, Gisela
Written May 13, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Incredible
Just the best! Amazing energy and aura from Victoria really made our experience even sweeter. My son & I traveled v
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Christ the redeemer
The visit was amazing and tour guid was very knowledgeable and spoke English very well. It is a must do in Rio had
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It is iconic and a 'must see', but an experience of chaos if busy....
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Had a great experience
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Strongly recommend for a relatively quiet trip to the statue
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Must do this tour!!!
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Amazing tour guide
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Truly the first!
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jorgesov
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Great tour. Christ the Redeemer early access
We made this tour in August'19.It was perfect! they were on time in our Hotel in Ipanema. Our guide was a young wom
hackneyjason
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Corcovado mountain and Christ the Redeemer statue.
Do not get the train, get a taxi up instead and buy your ticket. Arrive early to beat the crowds and travel in low
Mark P
Mark P
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Amazing views and an awesome statue
Go early, take the mountain train, sit on the rhs ( When on the train facing up towards the mountain top) and face
Janetta K
Janetta K
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Enjoyed every minute !
Many Thanks Gisela for arranging our private tour guide Claudro who showed us the sites of Rio. Claudro was outstan
DoctorB-dub
DoctorB-dub
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Sooooo easy & soooo much fun
A group of 6 girlfriends just spent an extended weekend in Rio. We arranged a full day tour and lunch with Gisela.
TatyanaNJ
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Great Private Rio Tour
After a few unsuccessful and stressful attempts to book a private tour, I was very lucky to find Gisela's website.
Gene S
Gene S
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Great day in Rio
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