After departing from the hotel, the tour takes a scenic drive from Copacabana beach, continuing along Botafogo beach and passing the Palácio Guanabara, official residence of the Rio de Janeiro State Governor, on the way to Corcovado Hill (704m), and the greatest national icon – The Christ Redeemer of Rio de Janeiro.
Here, guests will have time to enjoy panoramic views of Rio and appreciate the giant statue, which was recently named as one of the seven new wonders of the world.
The tour then continues on to the district of Urca and the world famous Sugar Loaf, where passengers will board the first cable car to the top of Urca Hill (215m), offering spectacular views of Guanabara Bay. A second cable car will take guests on to the Sugar Loaf (395m), giving them a chance to take in the spectacular 360 degree views of the City and surrounds. Upon descending from the Sugarloaf, passengers will pass through the famous beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema en route to a traditional Brazilian lunch in a local restaurant.
Following lunch, the tour continues with a visit to the Maracanã Stadium, briefly stopping at Bellini´s statue and the Hall of Fame. Next, a stop at the Sambadrome (the stadium for the city´s main Carnival parade), before making our way to the City’s historic downtown area, where passengers will have a chance to see the Duque de Caxias Palace, Itamaraty Palace, Tiradentes Square and Lapa Arches, followed by a visit the Metropolitan Cathedral. After passing throughCinelandia, the tour continues towards the Church of St. Benedict. From here the tour will also make a quick stop for passengers to visit Selaron Stairs, an amazing urban work of art by the late Jorge Selaron. On way back to the Hotels, along Aterro do Flamengo, the tour passes by the Museum of Modern Art, the Monument to the Fallen in World War II, Church of the Outeiro da Glória, the beaches of Flamengo and Botafogo before returning to the hotel.
Overnight at Selected Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch