Guided tour

Rio de Janeiro: Half-Day Christ the Redeemer and City Tour

Rio de Janeiro: Half-Day Christ the Redeemer and City Tour

From US$ 32.88 per person

Explore Rio de Janeiro on a city tour with a visit to Christ, the Redeemer. Discover famous sights like Maracana, the Selarón steps, the Sambadrome, and the Cathedral of Rio.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, English, Spanish, Italian, French, German
Pickup included
Hotel pickup and drop-off from Copacabana. Meeting Points in Leblon, Ipanema, Botafogo, Flamengo, Catete and Centro. Pickup from 7:45 AM to 9:30 AM, depending on hotel location. Contact the local partner to confirm hotel pickup. Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time. The guide will call you by your name in the hotel lobby.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Take in panoramic views of the city from the Corcovado Mountain
  • Enjoy the ride by minivan through the Tijuca Forest to reach the top of the Christ the Redeemer.
  • Learn more about Brazilian's passion for football and samba at the Maracana and the Sambadrome.
  • Admire the beauty of colorful tiles of the Selarón steps
Full description
Discover the best of what Rio de Janeiro has to offer on this 5-hour city tour with a visit to Christ the Redeemer at the top of the Corcovado mountain. Admire not only the iconic statue but also the incredible views of the city from above. Continue to visit the famous landmarks of the city and learn more about their place in the city. Start with a pickup in the morning from hotels located in the South Zone and make your first stop at Christ the Redeemer.  Enjoy a great jungle view while riding through the Tijuca Forest in a minivan and take in the stunning surroundings of the Corcovado Mountain. Reach the peak of the mountain and see the statue of the Christ the Redeemer with its arms right open over the city. Admire the sweeping views and take fantastic pictures. After going down from the Corcovado Mountain, enjoy a nice walk outside the Maracanã Stadium. Find out more about the passion of the Brazilians for football. Then, learn about the samba tradition in Rio by visiting the Sambadrome, the place with the biggest Carnival parade on the planet. Marvel at the beautiful street art of the Selarón Steps, a gigantic mosaic work of the Chilean artist Jorge Selarón. He started dedicating himself to decorate the stairs in the early 90s. The 250 steps have become a monument and an icon of Rio and have more than 2 thousand pieces of more than 60 countries.  Stop at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro to revel at the biblical passages on the stained-glass inside it. After, you will be dropped off at your hotel.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry Fees to Christ the Redeemer and Cathedral
  • External visits to Selarón Steps, Maracanã, and Sambodrome
  • Multilingual Guide
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must present proof of full vaccination. Participants aged 6-17 must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of Covid-19 infection in the past 9 months, or a negative PCR or lateral flow Covid-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • Wheelchair access: a small section of the Christ the Redeemer requires tour guide assistance for wheelchair access
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