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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
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$63.00
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$63.00
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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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The bohemian Santa Teresa and the nightlife hub of Lapa are two of Rio de Janeiro’s most atmospheric neighborhoods. With this walking tour, explore some of the city’s most photo-worthy spots, including the Ruins Park, the vibrant Selarón Steps, and Cinelândia. Take in the views as you ride the local tram, stroll through the Passeio Público, and visit the legendary Confeitaria Colombo café.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.79
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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
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$45.00
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$45.00
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Full and Private River Tour / The Whole Rio Private Tour

Full and Private River Tour / The Whole Rio Private Tour

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The most complete private tour of TripAdvisor and Viator! Come experience what Rio has for unforgettable in this personalized and customizable tour of 9 hours! Come and visit the most impressive sights of Rio, and its unique monuments, such as: Cristo Redentor, Monastery of São Bento, Sugar Loaf and its most famous attractions. This personalized VIP tour with guide driver offers the best of Rio and can be adapted to the desire and will of the passenger. The only excursion that includes boarding at any hotel in Rio, ports and free transfer from the national or international airport at the beginning and / or end of the tour. Depending on the length of time spent visiting a particular attraction, waiting times in queues for access, the tour may have the script adjusted. The duration of the excursion is 8 hours + 1 hour of lunch or rest.
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  • 9 hours
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$387.03
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Private Tour: Explore Rio creating your own Itinerary

Private Tour: Explore Rio creating your own Itinerary

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Be free to choose you itinerary! We know that there is nothing better than taking a tour freely, with availability of time and going to the places you want, without following a certain established itinerary, which may be has places that do not get your attention. Well, this tour gives you that possibility On this tour, we can visit what you most want and have interest or curiosity, because you are the one who create the tour. The Tour Guide that will go along with you will tell you the stories, details and particularities of the places that are visited, and will give you suggestions of places to visit, as well as tips to make your stay in the city really enjoyable. The car and the guide will be at your disposal throughout the tour, so you can take the most advantage of your experience in the city and take a wonderful memory of Rio de Janeiro! Note: You can choose doing this tour in the morning or in the afternoon, depends on the availability Do you join this experience? Let´s go!
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$180.00
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$180.00
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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
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$140.00
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$140.00
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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
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$34.86
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$34.86

☀️ Lapa + Santa Teresa + Selaron Stairs + Electric Scooter ⚡️

☀️ Lapa + Santa Teresa + Selaron Stairs + Electric Scooter ⚡️

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⭐️ A fun and laid-back tour with electric scooters through the Flamengo Park on a route until the Lapa and Downtown. Let's get the cable car(ticket included) and visit the old and traditional neighbohood Santa Teresa. Interest Points: ⇨ Flamengo Park ⇨ Guanabara Bay ⇨ Marina da Gloria ⇨ MAM ⇨ SELARON STAIRS ⇨ LAPA AQUEDUTS ⇨ Metropolitan Cathedral ⇨ Cinelândia ⇨ Municipal Theater ⇨ National Library ⇨ Santa Teresa Cable Car ⭐️ A way more sustainable and fun to meet the highlights of the city. Let's enjoy the nature, art, architecture, beautiful views and cross many historical spots of the city. Escape the traffic chaos, connect and feel the city close. ⭐️ We will offer the instructions for novice riders of the electric scooters for a safe trip. >>>>>>>>>>>Follow_us: @e.vanmo >> Contact us for request a special date/time to fit in your trip schedule.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.55
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$40.55

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

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
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$57.87
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$57.87
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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
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$260.00
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$260.00

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

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

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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
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$46.00
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$46.00

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
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$46.31
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$46.31
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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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$33.03
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$33.03

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
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$119.27
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$119.27
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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
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$55.00
per group
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$55.00
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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
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$115.73
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$115.73
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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

Guided walk to Santa Teresa with cable car

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Guided walk to Santa Teresa with cable car

Santa Teresa is one of the most bucolic neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro and is close to the city center. The neighborhood is home to mansions from the early 20th century. Today it is a stronghold of plastic artists, where there is the tram, dated 1897. The Tour Santa Teresa is an excursion that immerses you in one of the most charming neighborhoods in Rio, located high up on a hill cut by the cable car trails and highlighted by its museums, squares, ateliers and shops! The Tour takes place twice a day, in the morning and in the afternoon.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.38
$50.48
$10.10 savings
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$40.38
$50.48
$10.10 savings

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
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$119.02
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$119.02

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
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$58.00
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$58.00
Price varies by group size

Guided Private Sightseeing in Rio

Guided Private Sightseeing in Rio

Visit some of the highlights of RIo like Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf and Selaron Stairs and also learn about the city's history and trivia in this private tour, with Tour Guide and Driver at your disposal. Follow our suggested itinerary or change it according to your wishes. In the end of the day you will know why Rio is called the Marvelous City.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$146.79
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$146.79
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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
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$89.27
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$89.27
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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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$33.03
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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.
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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.
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