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Ruins Park (Parque das Ruínas)

Ruins Park (Parque das Ruínas) Tours and Activities

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Don’t let the name fool you—Ruins Park (Parque das Ruínas)—isn’t just some abandoned relic of a bygone era. Well, the venue had been the mansion of a well-known Rio socialite, Laurinda Santos Lobo, whose early 20th-century balls were legendary. After her death in 1946, the house fell into disrepair, only to be salvaged by the city government in the 1990s and turned into this increasingly popular exhibition space and live music venue, complete with an al fresco café and one of the best views in the city.

Perched high atop one of the quieter hillsides of Santa Teresa, the restored complex features a beguiling mash-up of 19th- and 20th-century architecture, with an exposed brick façade and colonnaded veranda standing warmly next to Modernist metal and glass accents. During the summer, the outdoor concert series includes local jazz and samba bands, as well as children’s performances that add a decidedly familial air to an otherwise romantic ambiance. Be sure not to miss the marvelous weekend brunch served up with a stunning panorama of the marvelous city.

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Open Tuesdays - Sundays, closed on Mondays
R. Murtinho Nobre, 169 - Santa Teresa , Rio de Janeiro , Brazil, 20241-050
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Full-Day Custom Private Tour of Rio

Full-Day Custom Private Tour of Rio

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Explore Rio de Janeiro on this all-day customizable private tour with a guide. Whether you want to see the city’s popular attractions or places off the beaten path, your guide will be able to recommend the best spots, as well as ways to beat the crowds. The itinerary is based on your interests and is completely flexible. The tour includes pickup and drop-off from your Rio accommodations or from the cruise port or airport.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$63.00
Price varies by group size
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$63.00
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Ancient Rio and Santa Teresa Tour with Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Ancient Rio and Santa Teresa Tour with Hotel pick-up and drop-off

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Explore the bucolic neighborhood of Santa Teresa and downtown Ancient Rio during this 4-hour private tour. In Ancient Rio, visit sites like the France Brazil House, Arcos da Lapa, Teles Arches and Praça XV. In Santa Teresa, admire the stately mansions from the early 1900s and view the neighborhood's original tram, built in 1897. Learn about the importance of both of these neighborhoods in Rio's past through commentary from your guide. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.00
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$40.00
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Christ the Redeemer and Santa Teresa by Jeep

Christ the Redeemer and Santa Teresa by Jeep

Christ the Redeemer is one of the most visited attractions in the world. Located within the Tijuca Forest, it is 710 meters above sea level. To get there we will visit the historic neighborhood of Santa Teresa with stops at Parque das Ruínas, Largo do Curvelo and Mirante Santa Marta.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.20
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$37.20

1 day in Brazilian Monmartre: Tour & Workshop (make your own souvenir)

1 day in Brazilian Monmartre: Tour & Workshop (make your own souvenir)

Explore the charming neighborhood of Santa Teresa known as the Monmartre carioca with its secrets unknown to tourists and at the end of the day participate in a unique experience totally different from the activities that foreigners have contact in Rio. During the clay workshop you will be in a cozy atmosphere. It is creative that you will learn new techniques and have new artistic skills and will also produce your own souvenir by joining a worldwide DIY trend. Take home a piece that will perpetuate memories and be different from the traditional Chinese souvenirs that most tourists buy on the streets of Rio. * After finishing the clay piece it takes 10 days to finish the art in the studio (drying, burning in oven and enamel). If you are in Rio after this period, delivery to your hotel is free. Shipping to your country will be charged extra fee. * The workshop is available in English, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$134.07
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$134.07
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Full Day Rio City Tour - Sugarloaf, Corcovado, Parque Lage, and Selarón Steps

Full Day Rio City Tour - Sugarloaf, Corcovado, Parque Lage, and Selarón Steps

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See Rio's most important sights during this 8-hour tour with an experienced local guide. You will purchase tickets for Sugarloaf and Christ the Redeemer at the entrance. • Take the cable car from Urca to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain for spectacular views of Rio's landscapes. • Drive through the Tijuca Forest to the Paineiras Visitors Center, then ride to the top of Corcovado. See Christ the Redeemer and more spectacular views of the city and Guanabara Bay. • Visit the historic Parque Lage and Botanical Gardens at the foot of Corcovado Mountain. • Enjoy Brazilian cuisine for lunch. • Spend a while in the famous bohemian Lapa neighborhood where you will see the iconic Selaron Staircase and the Arches of Lapa, an 18th century aqueduct. • Walk down the Olympic Boulevard, passing the largest street art mural in the world painted by Eduardo Kobra, and visit Maua Square, which offers beautiful views of Guanabara Bay, Rio's Museum of Art, the Museum of Tomorrow, and other points of interest.
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  • 2 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$150.00
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$150.00
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Private Tour Santa Teresa Rio de Janeiro

Private Tour Santa Teresa Rio de Janeiro

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Inside Tijuca National Park hides the small and iconic Santa Teresa, the bohemian point of our beloved Rio de Janeiro. Between monuments that combine colonial architecture with tropical flora and fauna and museums, restaurants and bars preferred by intellectuals and artists of the '60s, Santa Teresa has become the perfect fusion between art and nature Carioca. Our tour includes transportation and a guide who will show you the best places for postcards and tell you the story behind each spot.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.25
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$43.25

Santa Teresa, Lapa, and Cinelândia with Tram Ride and Selarón Steps

Santa Teresa, Lapa, and Cinelândia with Tram Ride and Selarón Steps

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Begin your tour at Downtown (“Centro”), where you will get the tram (“bondinho”) to the bohemian neighborhood of Santa Teresa. You will drive over the Arcos da Lapa. Then, walk along the bohemian neighborhood of Santa Teresa, a bucolic area in Rio de Janeiro. You will visit the Ruins Park (closed on Mondays), a public park with an art gallery built around the ruins of a mansion. Up next, you will walk down the colorful Selarón Steps, one of Rio’s landmarks, and arrive at the district of Lapa, the zone with most traditional nightlife. Take a stroll in the Passeio Público, the oldest public park in the South America, to reach Cinelândia, a lively spot in Rio thanks to its bars, restaurants and cultural attractions. Your last stop will be at Confeitaria Colombo (closed on Sundays), a permanent member of all “must-see cafés” rankings around the world.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.61
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$49.61
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Santa Teresa Walking Tour in Rio de Janeiro

Santa Teresa Walking Tour in Rio de Janeiro

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Explore one of Rio's oldest neighborhoods, Santa Teresa, on this 4-hour guided sightseeing tour. Walk down Santa Teresa's hilly cobblestone streets among the the district's revitalized Belle Époque mansions and trendy new shops, bars and art studios. Admire sprawling views of greater Rio de Janeiro, climb the Selarón Staircase and explore Ruins Park. Take advantage of your insider guide's knowledge of the neighborhood's hot spots for further exploration on your own.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$39.27
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$39.27
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Historical Center & Santa Teresa - Private Tour

Historical Center & Santa Teresa - Private Tour

Historical Center with Santa Teresa Get to know the brazilian montmartre with a walk by the historical center! Santa Teresa is a bucolic neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, known for its historical buildings, the trolley and spot of brazilian gastronomy. Largo dos Guimaraes is the main square. We will also visit the Selaron Stairs and the Ruins Park and by the way you will see some beautiful colonial houses around. The Historical Center is where the city was founded, in 1565. We will park the car at the Metropolitan Cathedral and start walking by churches, squares and palaces. You will understand the history of Rio from 1565 to the present day. I will also take you to a unique pastry shop for coffee and delicious desserts! - Pick-up at your place (in the south or central zone). - Metropolitan Cathedral. - Walk by the Historical Center - Selaron steps - Ruins Park - Guimaraes square - Drop-off at your place or in a restaurant (in the south or central zone).
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.55
Price varies by group size
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$100.55
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Jeep Tour - Corcovado, Floresta and Santa Teresa - RJ

Jeep Tour - Corcovado, Floresta and Santa Teresa - RJ

While riding in an open top jeep, enjoy unique views of the Marvelous City to the charming Selarón Staircase. Walk through the winding alleys with old and colorful houses characteristic of the bohemian Santa Teresa neighborhood and enjoy the views of Guanabara Bay. Discover the iconic Cristo Redentor, a world heritage site located on the Corcovado hill. Explore the Tijuca Forest, its waterfalls and trails. Feel the freedom and the real contact of unique experiences that only a jeep without a roof provides.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$67.18
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$67.18
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Walking tour of the bohemian neighborhoods of Santa Teresa and Lapa + tram

Walking tour of the bohemian neighborhoods of Santa Teresa and Lapa + tram

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This walk will allow you to discover the bohemian district of Santa Teresa by accessing it by the famous yellow tram, then wandering at your own pace before reaching Lapa by the famous colorful staircase of Selaron then ending your visit with Cinelandia square.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$61.48
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$61.48
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Rio Private Tour

Rio Private Tour

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Discover the best of Rio de Janeiro with a knowledgeable Private Local Guide! Welcome to the Wonderful City. During this amazing Tour Experience, you will see the most popular sights and the best parts of the city with a local and professional tour guide like Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Santa Teresa, and Selaron Steps. This tour is ideal for people who are visiting Rio for the first time and have just one day to enjoy it all! A unique experience to know the city in one day, with lots of colors, history, culture, art, and happiness! And. . . if you want I can create a customized tour for you in case you have special requests or if you are more than 3 people and require larger transportation. Round-trip transportation from Port Area/Hotel or Apartament is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$140.00
per group
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$140.00
per group
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Santa Teresa: the staircase, bohemia and culture

Santa Teresa: the staircase, bohemia and culture

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Actors perform directly to your headset. The convent of Santa Teresa was built in the 1950s and gave origin to this charming neighborhood of narrow streets that attract travelers and artists located on the top of Santa Teresa Gil. Learn some of the stories of colonial times Rio de Janeiro, as you walk around one of the most popular hang outs in town.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$6.99
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$6.99

Colonial and French Architecture - Santa Teresa The Artistic Heart of Rio!

Colonial and French Architecture - Santa Teresa The Artistic Heart of Rio!

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This tour is special because the breezy hilltop location of Santa Teresa neighborhood in the middle of the downtown city of Rio de Janeiro is very unique. It was not by chance, that it was the first choice for wealthy settlers in Rio, back in time. The neighborhood’s cobbled streets are lined with some of the finest examples of colonial and French architecture of the time, mansions that were once home to the city’s wealthy elite, and today function as artists’ studios, restaurants, and guesthouses... The neighborhood is also known as the artistic heart of Rio. Strolling around the neighborhood is a pleasure in itself, and the views offered from the top are awesome. Besides, Santa Teresa is a top destination for foodies, as the neighborhood is one of the best places in the city to sample traditional dishes from across Brazil and the best caipirinhas in town.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$260.00
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$260.00
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Alternative Viewpoints 4 Hours Private Tour

Alternative Viewpoints 4 Hours Private Tour

This tour you take you to 4 off the beaten path viewpoints in Rio and give you a real perspective of the city. You’ll be able to see the best view in town staying away from the crowds that flock to the main attractions. Perfect for those who love landscapes but don’t want to stand in lines at the main attractions. I’ve carefully selected the top 4 admission free vantage points in Rio. Parque do Penhasco Chinese Pagoda Mirante Dona Marta Parque das Ruinas Tour includes pickup and drop-off from your accommodation in Rio, cruise port or airport.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$52.49
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$52.49
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Get a guide to go around town

Get a guide to go around town

This tour is designed for people who are traveling alone and want the company of a professional guide. As a native of Rio de Janeiro I have extensive knowledge of the city. If you want a guide to help you, I can maximize your trip. Pick from the list or tell me your interests - I know the places where you would love to go. I can take you to places you would never go by yourself. I will meet you at your location and we start from there. You can use Uber or I will recommend a driver.
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  • 2 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.00
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$60.00
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Lapa and Santa Teresa Private Walking Tour

Lapa and Santa Teresa Private Walking Tour

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Get to know Lapa and Santa Teresa, Rio’s most bohemian districts, strolling around its streets that have a history to tell in every corner, including a ride on the historic tram that connects the two neighborhoods.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.20
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$37.20

Santa Teresa Rio de Janeiro Experience

Santa Teresa Rio de Janeiro Experience

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Welcome to the Wonderful City. During this amazing Santa Teresa Tour Experience, you will see the most charming parts of the city with a local and professional tour guide. This tour is ideal for people who are visiting Rio for the first time and have just one day to enjoy it all! A unique experience to know the historical and artistic side of Rio, with lots of colors, history, culture, art, and happiness! And. . . if you want I can create a customized tour for you in case you have special requests or if you are more than 3 people and require larger transportation. Round-trip transportation from Port Area / Hotel or Apartament is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.00
per group
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$55.00
per group
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Private Tour: Icons of Rio (Christ and Sugar Loaf), Santa Teresa and City Center

Private Tour: Icons of Rio (Christ and Sugar Loaf), Santa Teresa and City Center

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The perfect balance between nature and history, this private tour covers visits to the 2 icons of Rio (Christ and Sugar Loaf), part of the historical City Center and the famous Santa Teresa neighborhood with a break for lunch (typical brazilian food or whatever you prefer). All with the comfort and attention that only a private tour can provide.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$134.35
Price varies by group size
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$134.35
Price varies by group size
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Private Christ Redeemer Tour: there's nothing like Rio!

Private Christ Redeemer Tour: there's nothing like Rio!

We will make a stunning walk through what is considered one of the seven wonders of the world, Christ the Redeemer, then we will continue our tour visiting a house that symbolizes the historic presence of the Belle Époque period in the city, the Parque das Ruínas, then we will visit a place of enormous creativity and cultural importance, the Selaron Staircase, then we will enjoy the view of a very beautiful and pleasant park frequented basically by local residents, the Parque Dois Irmãos and then, like the icing on the cake, we will make one last photo in the beautiful and charming Ipanema beach.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.24
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$69.24

Centro Historico and Lapa - Santa Teresa Walking, Historical and Bohemian Tour

Centro Historico and Lapa - Santa Teresa Walking, Historical and Bohemian Tour

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This walking tour will allow you to have an excellent overview of Rio by browsing its Historical Center which combines Baroque churches, colonial buildings and modern buildings because it is also the business center of Rio as well as the neighborhood bohemian Santa Teresa by accessing it by the famous yellow tram and then wandering around at your own pace.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$122.96
Price varies by group size
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$122.96
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Santa Teresa - Ancient Rio

Santa Teresa - Ancient Rio

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Come to Ancient Rio and Santa Teresa. Known for its access with the tram, Santa Teresa is home to the city's artistic, cultural and bohemian atmosphere. In this tour we will know about the history of Rio, go up the neighborhood of Santa Teresa using its famous streetcar and we will have the Parque da Ruínas, a public park with an art gallery built around the ruins of a mansion, with one of the best viewpoints in the city! Be impressed by this tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$52.16
Price varies by group size
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$52.16
Price varies by group size
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Santa Teresa Discovery Tour with Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Santa Teresa Discovery Tour with Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Located on the top of a hill, the Santa Teresa neighborhood is famous for being home to several artists. This half-day tour is perfect for those who enjoy history, culture and wish to visit the bucolic neighborhood. We can walk through the streets, see the little shops and buy one of a kind and authentic arts craft. We can have a look at the small bars and restaurants and stop by for a drink. We also visit the Parque das Ruínas to have a spectacular view of downtown Rio and check on the exhibitions they have inside.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$46.00
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$46.00
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Santa Teresa - Private Tour

Santa Teresa - Private Tour

Santa Teresa Tour Get to know the brazilian montmartre with your guide! This is a tour focused only in Santa Teresa, the perfect half day private tour to visit the best this picturesque neighborhood has to offer! Santa Teresa is a bucolic neighborhood of Rio, known for its trolley and historical colonial houses. Our itinerary: - Pick-up at your place (in the south or central zone). - Selaron steps: beautiful tiles project made by the artist Selaron. - Santa Teresa trolley: you will take a ride on it. - Largo dos Guimarães: main area of Santa Teresa. - Ruins Park (does not open on mondays, so I will take you to another special attrction): ruins of the house that was the home of the patron Laurinda Santos Lobo. - Valentin castle: you will see the outside part of this castle which is nowadays a guest house. - Dona Marta viewpoint: the closest viewpoint from Christ statue. - Largo do Boticario: square in the Cosme Velho area. - Drop off at your place (in the south or central zone).
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.55
Price varies by group size
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$100.55
Price varies by group size
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What are Ruins Park (Parque das Ruínas) hours of operation?
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Ruins Park (Parque das Ruínas) hours of operation: Open Tuesdays - Sundays, closed on Mondays. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Ruins Park (Parque das Ruínas) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Ruins Park (Parque das Ruínas) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 26 Ruins Park (Parque das Ruínas) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Ruins Park (Parque das Ruínas) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Ruins Park (Parque das Ruínas) costs USD 6.99. Guided Ruins Park (Parque das Ruínas) tours start around USD 6.99 per person. See all 26 Ruins Park (Parque das Ruínas) tickets and tours on Viator.
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