Barry WillstropUnited States
This tour was a disappointment. Simone was very personable and helpful to my wife who has difficulties walking. However she was a few minutes late and then we had to walk some distance to her car. Maybe this was due to the fact that it was Carnival week and some streets were closed. We did not get to see Sugar Loaf and the line at the Christ statue was horrendous. Simone did try to bypass the line but to no avail. We did get to some places not on the regular tourist list but just drove past the beaches.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The port in Rio has on that day about 7 ships with about 2000 passagers each and most of them went to the Christ. The hourbour is in construction and nobody can drive until the front of the exit door. Every passager has to walk that way. We also had traffic, the samba shools was on parade last night many streets were blocked, Mss. Willstrop could not go more than 3 steps up or down on a stairway and was with a helping chair, we do have steps on Christ but the crew would help but M Wills. decide not to go.