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Private City Tour of Rio de Janeiro

Private City Tour of Rio de Janeiro
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Infant seats available
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 11557P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private guide
  • Hotel/airport pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Entry/Admission - Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • I ll have a sign with the passenger 's name and my picture can be sent to theclient prior to the service
  • Airports:
  • Internacional Airport, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  • Santos Dumont Airport, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  • Jacarepagua Airport, Av. Ayrton Senna, 2541 - Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22775-002, Brazil
  • Ports:
  • Porto do Rio, R. Gen. Gurjão, 532-708 - Caju, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20931-040, Brazil
  • 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
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private guide
  • Hotel/airport pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Entry/Admission - Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • I ll have a sign with the passenger 's name and my picture can be sent to theclient prior to the service
  • Airports:
  • Internacional Airport, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  • Santos Dumont Airport, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  • Jacarepagua Airport, Av. Ayrton Senna, 2541 - Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22775-002, Brazil
  • Ports:
  • Porto do Rio, R. Gen. Gurjão, 532-708 - Caju, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20931-040, Brazil
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Aug 13, 2020
A note from Private City Tour of Rio de Janeiro
All safety mesure are taken to assure everyone 's safety
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
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Sugarloaf Mountain
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Copacabana Beach
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 3
    Ipanema Beach
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 4
    The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 5
    Sambodromo da Marques de Sapucai
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 6
    Escadaria Selaron
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Matthew A
1 contribution
Gus is both an amazing tour guide and a great guy. When I arrived in Rio, Gus picked a group of us up who had our luggage lost -- he coordinated several trips to the airport, helped with communication (his english is perfect), and even took us to the mall and helped us purchase clothes to hold us over. A few days later, we took a full tour of Rio with Gus, and wow! What a great 4 hours. We saw a ton of sites and Gus told us historical facts and interesting information on the city the whole time. Overall, Gus himself was a huge highlight of Rio. I couldn't recommend him more!
Written March 29, 2022
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Augusto G
Matt , people like you make my job easier. What a pleasure. Thank you so much for your kind words. All the best
Written March 30, 2022
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Horațiu T
Bucharest, Romania9 contributions
Friends
During a 4 weeks trip across South America i spent 4 days in Rio together with 3 friends and i had the chance of having Augusto as our private guide.
He is a great guide speaking a perfect english and knowledgeable in local history and culture. We had a customized 3 days private tour visiting the main landmarks like The Statue of Christ, Sugar Loaf, museums, cathedrals, etc and some hidden gems of Rio like favelas, colored neighbours, private beaches and even the city jungle/forest.
I totally recommend Augusto for a wonderful Rio de Janeiro experience.
Written November 6, 2021
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Thank you so much for your words. I really enjoyed your company. All the best
Written November 6, 2021
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55John55
Hobart22 contributions
Our first contact with Gus was when we booked our cruise that had a two day stopover in Rio. He was prompt in his response and informative.
When we arrived it was raining in Rio for the first tIme in a long time. In amongst the pandemonium of people getting off the ship we found Gus and had a conversation about how to best structure our visit over the two days to make sure that we saw all of the iconic sites in the best way possible. Thanks to Gus and his local knowledge all of these were achieved. Very safe driver, ensured our personal safety all of the time, and provided just the right amount of information to be informative without being boring. We would recommend Gus very highly for anyone who wants a one or two day tailored tour conducted safely and comfortably.
Written March 20, 2020
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Thanks so much for the excellent review. I loved to read your words. It makes my job really worth it. All the best.
Written March 20, 2020
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Russell43
Hauru, French Polynesia34 contributions
We booked Gus’s partner Gui for a full one day tour of Rio including the Sugar Loaf, Christ the Redeemer, Ipanema, Copacabana, the churches and sights. Gui was exceptional in his explanations and in his getting us close enough to all our sights to reduce our walking to a reasonable level. He also brought us to a wonderful Italian restaurant so we could eat a nice lunch. So hands down we have no problem recommending Gus & Gui to anyone wanting a private day or two in wonderful Rio.
Written February 14, 2020
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Thanks a lot for the excellent review. That does help me and my partners of work to keep doing our best to make the tourist's stay the best possible.
Written March 10, 2020
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Cristina V
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico15 contributions
I highly recommend that you have Gus show you around Rio. He's very knowledgeable, communicates quick, and speaks very good English. We did a private tour with him to Sugar Loaf, Cristo Redentor, Columbe coffee cafe, Escadaria Selaron, the aquarium, and few other spots. He can direct you to any restaurant depending on what you're in the mood for. Gus was great to make reservations for us. He is also very hands-on with kids. We have 2 little boys and they enjoyed site-seeing with "Uncle Gus" around town.
Written March 28, 2022
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Augusto G
Thank you soo much. Great review and that makes me so happy It was a pleasure touring with your lovely family.
Written March 29, 2022
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Lola G
10 contributions
This was a fantastic experience in 28 hrs. The tour guide really provided a top notch experience down to the minute. With a nice balance of the major city - beach highlights while considering safety.
Rio offered conflicting views for me similar to the Bronx and LA plus more.
Tour guide offered best guidance on hotel selection for best views while taking in the local culture.
Liked the view of Copacobana and the Christ Redeemer statue from the hotel terrace
Tour considers every detail and made one feel like a home away from home. Also arranged the COVID test at the hotel. You will not be disappointed by the professionalism, persolanism, responsiveness, attentiveness and flexibily to provide the best Rio has to offer - from door to door.
Felt very fortunate to experience a glimpse of Rio in a short perod.

Highly recommend the tour to all.

Gus (tour operator) made this a trip of a life time. Thank you

Written November 7, 2021
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You re a star ⭐ Lola. Thank you sooo much for the great review. You made it easier with your personality and open heart to learn and experience Rio. Thanks for coming during this difficult time we re living. God bless you.
Written November 9, 2021
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Michael Guadarrama
Isla Mujeres, Mexico32 contributions
Friends
Guys if you’re coming to Brazil, Gus is the only guy you need to call. Why? For several reasons. The first is his amazing hospitality and knowledge. The second is he knows how to make you feel secure and safe. Also he took care of our covid test to return to the USA. Gus had someone meet us at our flat and take the necessary test and even accommodated us if any unforeseen circumstances arises. He suggested restaurants based on our conversations and booked the reservations for us. He is the all in one contact and I’m happy to call him my friend for life. I’m so glad we met him and on top of all that he’s the best tour guide we’ve ever had and we’ve been to over 20 countries so far.
Written March 21, 2021
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Amazing Michael. I m very grateful for your review. That makes me so glad. And guys like you and your wife makes it much easier to work with. I m sure our paths will cross again in the future. All the best my friend Gus
Written March 23, 2021
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Pretty Fishes
Bristol, UK104 contributions
Gus really made our trip to Rio and because of him we felt safe and were able to make the most of the time for the couple of days we had there. We fell in love with Rio and would love to go back.
When we do it will be Gus we arrange any visits with.
It's so helpful to have a guide here, especially if you don't have long in the city.
Gus is extremely knowledgeable, seems to know everyone and be able to get through any queue.
He will organise a tour to suit your interests but also advise on the best things to see in the time available.
His driving feels safe and efficient.
And maybe most importantly he so obviously loves his city and wants to share it with the visitors he guides.
Written July 17, 2021
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Dear Wendy What a pleasure to read your review. That makes me very glad. I do hope to see you again in Rio or even in Bristol All the best
Written July 17, 2021
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andrewblackcat2
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand18 contributions
What a star!! Gus was the best guide we've ever had anywhere in the world....and we've travelled!! Not only did he know all the sights in Rio but he gave us the background stories you don't get in the guide books and managed to get us to the front of the queue every time. His English is excellent, he even gets the jokes!! If you are thinking about seeing the real Rio and want to come away with a great memories of this charming city, you MUST have Gus to guide you. I was so inspired I even used Brazil as the background to my latest book - he is amazing, look him up, you won't be disappointed.
Written July 11, 2021
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Andrew my friend . What a review. I m so grateful for your kind words. Being with you in Rio was a pleasure and made everything much easier. A writer , what a special moment for me. MORE !! Inspired in Rio. Congrats 👏
Written July 12, 2021
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Julian S
1 contribution
Couples
Gus gave us a great time for our visit of Rio. With his wealth of experience and interest in people, he planned our 4 days with perfection.
Punctual, polite and very informative, he was great company too, so we could not recommend him highly enough.
Written June 4, 2022
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Augusto G
Thank you so much for your words. It does make me very glad. Take care.
Written June 4, 2022
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Great and professional private guide for tailor made trips!
Gus was a great English speaking guide. We proposed our own itinerary for the day and Gus arranged everything for u
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Great tour in Rio
My daughter toured and everything was perfect. Gus is very knowledgeable and gives alot of interesting information
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Would recommend to everyone!
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Gus was an excellent tour guide. He knows so much about all of the areas we visited. He made sure we were at the ri
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Best private tour in Rio for English speakers!
This tour is legit! Amazing time seeing Rio and the sights! Gus was well educated on many areas and a dynamic host!
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Gus is the best!
Gus is such an excellent tour guide! We have used him many times with groups and he is always fantastic. Gus know
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Gus was kind, helpful, and informative! He led us through a tour of the Christ Statue and provided an overview of t
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Gus is excellent tour guide. Easy to work with and very knowledgeable. Would highly recommend. Gus goes out of his
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