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Private City Tour of Rio de Janeiro

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 08/13/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
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  • 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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Duration
8h
Inclusions
  • Private guide
  • Hotel/airport pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Entry/Admission - Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Randy R wrote a review Oct 26
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Arriving in Brazil for the first time for our sons wedding, we were looking for a tour guide who spoke English to show us the highlights of Rio de Janeiro. That's how we found Gus! Gus' expertise in all things Brazil was apparent from the start. His knowledge coupled with his
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Augusto G, Owner at Private City Tour of Rio de Janeiro
Responded 3 days ago
Wow. What can I say about this wonderful review? No words can express my feeling of gratefulness for your kindness. But one thing I can assure you..... working with a lovely and caring family like yours make it all easier and very pleasurable for me. I had good chats with you all and you and Richard had some good stories to share. Next time we ll have more fun, seeing various other sites. All the best!! 🙌🙌
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jayeetri wrote a review Apr 2020
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So we had this long dream of visiting Brazil during the Carnivals and this year was a dream come true . All girls trip to Brazil from India ...and we booked Augustus (Gus) based tripadvisor reviews .Little did we know that he would be not only our guide but a good friend who
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Augusto G, Owner at Private City Tour of Rio de Janeiro
Responded Apr 25, 2020
The three beautiful ladies from India. What a pleasure to hear from you, and I specially with this wonderful review. I ll never forget you. Thank you so much for your words
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AlandG wrote a review Mar 2020
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We enjoyed an amazing day tour of Rio with Gus. My wife and I were extremely well looked after. I had unexpected mobility issue on our pre booked tour day and Gus ensured that we safely negotiated the busy tourist points without missing anything.It was apparent that Gus was a
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Augusto G, Owner at Private City Tour of Rio de Janeiro
Responded Mar 21, 2020
Thanks so much for the review Alan. In this time of difficulties that we re all living , your words warm my heart with joy. All the best.
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55John55 wrote a review Mar 2020
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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
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Augusto G, Owner at Private City Tour of Rio de Janeiro
Responded Mar 20, 2020
Thanks so much for the excellent review. I loved to read your words. It makes my job really worth it. All the best.
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Roger S wrote a review Mar 2020
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Firstly and most importantly for us Gus inspired confidence that with him Rio would be a safe city and with him it was. We were only there for a full day but Gus ensured we saw all the major sights before dropping us back to the airport. His English was perfect and because of
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Augusto G, Owner at Private City Tour of Rio de Janeiro
Responded Mar 20, 2020
Thanks my dear. What a pleasure to read your lovely words. And very glad I helped make your stay even more memorable. ..all the best!!
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About the operator

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A great tour starts with a great guide
Arriving in Brazil for the first time for our sons wedding, we were looking for a tour guide who spoke English to s
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touring Rio online
Excellent tour guide for a virtual visit of Rio! Gus has a grasp not only for the beauty but also for the touching
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Rio Virtual Tour by Zoom
Virtual Tour of Rio and the Favelas done by Gus in person (via Zoom) It was great to see Gus again, across the mile
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Awesome Tour Guide
We were the first tourist Gus had since the borders closed and he was absolutely amazing! Gus was attentive, accom
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So much fun!!!
My friends and I visited Rio for the 1st time and decided to book a tour. Gus picked us up and I knew we were going
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Great experience
Gus is a friendly, knowledgeable and reliable guide. Gus did our airport transfers and arranged a two day private t
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Great experience :)
Gus was very imformative, curtaeous , helpful. We had a smooth as silk tour with him with no waiting times or quein
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Above and beyond the call of duty
After spending 5 nights in Rio, unknown to me, my flight from Rio to Sao Paulo had been cancelled. Gus was meant to
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Go with Gus!
I cannot recommend Augusto highly enough. We contacted him one week before carnival to see if he could arrange Samb
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Excellent
Gus is a very wonderful guy. Always happy smiling and very exciting. We had very wonderful time during our stay in
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Gus knows his stuff!
A very memorable (although quite quick) spin around Rio with Gus on a rainy first day of Carnival. Despite the off
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Wish we had him for a private tour
Gus picked us up from the airport and took us to our hotel in Rio. He was there waiting for us with our name sign i
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A Great Day with Gus
Gus met us off our cruise ship - dozens of guides & taxis massing around the port but he spotted us and whisked us
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Great tour guide
Gus is a great tour guide, knowledge and will go the extra mile to make sure you have a great experience. Gus prov
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Three days in Rio
We had airport transfers and two full days our touring with Gus. He is an excellent, professional guide. Gus is pro
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Key Details
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, French, Spanish
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