Private tour of Rio's historic centre PLUS a trip to Paquetá Island

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Tour Number

Activity Level

74595


Categories

Youth and Family, Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

Spanish (fluent), Portuguese (fluent), French (basic), English (fluent)

Enjoy the sights and sounds of this beautiful island with a private local guide!


From the pirate's tales up to the literary novels, Paquetá Island stands out for its beautiful landscapes which in the past, delighted the Portuguese nobility.

From the French occupation in the sixteenth century to the imperial opulence of the nineteenth century, Paquetá preserves its charm that makes the island known as the "Love Island". Our ride will take about 70 minutes sea crossing through Guanabara Bay.

The island offer entertainments that goes from little trains, horse carriages up to individual or double bicycles for rental.
Sea crossing is a journey into time.

The starting point of our transition is Praça XV, the main port of Rio de Janeiro colonial time, which today houses centennial buildings full of history. The symbolism continues with the sea, the old barge moving away slowly & leaving behind the city fully exposed.

** This tour is priced for 4 travelers MAX. If you have a larger party, please click on 'Request changes' and contact me for a custom tour quote. DO NOT book this tour!

Itinerary

As this is a private tour, I will do my best to keep the itinerary as flexible as possible; however, due to weather conditions, construction and/or unexpected events, certain venues may be replaced with other options.

The plan is, after pick-up from your hotel, we go to the closest metro station to head towards the downtown area. En route to the ferry terminal, we will have a short walking tour of the historic center that can include visits to:

- Praça XV
- The Imperial Palace
- The Teles Arch
- The Carmelite Convent
- The first Cathedral Our Lady of Carmo in Baroque style
- The colonial waterfountain from Master Valentim

After, we will take the ferry to cross Guanabara Bay to reach the island (NOTE: The ferry ride takes about 1 hr 45 mins EACH WAY). After touring the island, we take the ferry back.

** Questions? Concerns? Please click on the 'ASK A QUESTION' button to contact me **

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Due to traffic and safety concerns, this tour is designed for pick-up at a hotel situated in either the CENTRO or SOUTH ZONE. Questions? Concerns? Click on the 'ASK A QUESTION' button to send me a message prior to booking.

End location: End of the day tour at client's hotel

Duration: 8 hours

This private tour is meant to run "rain or shine"; however, in the event that we encounter severe weather conditions, the tour may be postponed and/or cancelled.

Transportation

1. Pick-up from meeting location in an air-conditioned Toyota Sedan (one seat next to driver, two seats in the back and one in the middle) to metro station.

2.) Take a metro to downtown Rio for a short walking tour en route to the ferry terminal (located close to downtown area).

3.) Take the ferry boat to cross the bay and reach the island.

NOTE: At the island, we can rent a bike or a horse-drawn carriage to compliment the tour. The choice is yours!

What’s Included

- My services as your professional, multilingual private guide.
- Private transportation in a climate controlled vehicle that seats 4 (1 front, 2 back, 1 middle back seat) to/from the hotel to/from the metro station.
- Gas and parking.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

70 R$ - ** Prices are approximate and subject to change **

Ferry ticket round trip - R$ 10,00/person

Bike rental - around R$ 10,00/4 hours

Tandem bikes - around R$ 10,00/2 hours

Lunch on the island - will depend on the request but will be around R$ 50,00/person

What’s Extra

- Meals and drinks
- Rental costs for bicycles and/or horse-drawn carriage (Optional)
- Entrance fees
- Transit fare for the metro
- Personal expenses (i.e. souvenirs)

*** IMPORTANT ***

If your party is greater than 4 travellers, DO NOT book this tour.

Instead, please contact me for a custom tour quote. I can acquire larger transportation to meet a variety of needs; however, during the PEAK travel season (NOV-MAR), I need a minimum 15 days notice to secure the rental vehicle due to the extremely high demand.

** If you require pick-up from the airport, additional charges will apply. Please click on the 'ASK A QUESTION' button to contact me for a custom tour quote. DO NOT book this tour **

Restrictions

I have no restrictions

A Recent Review of this tour

Rose picked us up at the Cruise Pier which was very busy because 2 ships were unloading, Despite the turmoil Rose spotted us very quickly . The following 8 hour tour of Rio really helped us to better understand and appreciate Brazil. Her knowledge of the Country as a whole and of the history was excellent. The tour reinforced the history of Brazil. For example we visited the Supreme Court Building, now a museum. We ended the day by visiting the Christ the Redeemer statue - very impressive.
Dieter Franz

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