Rio de Janeiro

A day in Rio - Full City Tour

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Likely to Sell Out

From USD 87.37

Select Date and Travellers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 9 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


    What's Included

    • Lunch
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Ticket for the Sugarloaf Cable Car
    • Christ the Redeemer Ticket
    • Bilingual Tourism Guide

      Meeting And Pickup

      Pickup points

      Select a pickup point

      Start time

      08:00 am

      Pickup details

      - Boarding starts at 08:00 and each hotel has its own specific time. - Pick up time is mentioned by chat right after booking confirmation. - We kindly ask you to wait at the reception or on the sidewalk of the hotel at the specified time.

      What To Expect

      Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer

      1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

      Sugarloaf Mountain

      1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

      Escadaria Selaron

      20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


      20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

      Sambodromo da Marques de Sapucai

      20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

      The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian

      20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


      1 hour Admission Ticket Free

      Additional Info

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      • Most travellers can participate
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travellers
      Operated by City Rio Turismo

      Cancellation Policy

      You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

      • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
      • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
      • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
      • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

      Traveller Photos

      See more


      388 reviews
      Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
      Reviews by Viator travellers.
      Showing 1-10 of 388 reviews
      Great 1-day Rio tour
      Abey_I, June 2023
      Overall we were ok with the 1-day trip. We got some insights about Rio in the tour, but learned a lot more on my next trip-Tijuca jeep ride. The guide could have been more interactive and giving more details about Brazil & its history. The lunch stop was good, lots of choices and the attraction points were also great.
      Fantastic tour
      Jane_W, June 2023
      Fantastic tour, we had plenty of time at each sight and didn't feel rushed. We saw so much of Rio, brilliant!
      Fun FULL day
      Sherika_K, June 2023
      The tour was everything! We enjoyed all the stops. Our tour guide Aldo was great! He was fluent in English, but also spoke multiple languages. Lunch was nice, but bring yourself some snacks because it is a FULL day tour.
      Rainy but good
      Megan_M, May 2023
      It rained (hard) which is no fault of our guide. Carlos was very knowledgeable and friendly. The ticket to Christ the Redeemer was included as well as a buffet lunch, which I wasn't expecting. Our view at Sugarloaf was overcast but visible since the altitude is lower. We are going to go back later this week to see the statue; otherwise, we had a great time.
      All in 1 day
      Agata_D, May 2023
      Flavio was amazing! Amazing tour guide who will make the trip not only informative but also funny and entertaining! And for the trip, I strongly recommend getting this trip. You don’t wait in long queues, you are taken to all the touristic places by van, you get too see everything in one day. Views from Sugarloaf are amazing! Thank you again!
      MJames_C, May 2023
      This was a great choice, me and my friends were satisfied. Full day tours can be exhausting, but it was worthwhile.
      A taste of Rio
      Jose_M, May 2023
      Nice way to start your trip. Visit the most iconic sites of this great city in comfort. After this tour you may want to return to the site you enjoyed most
      Good tour to see the tourist highlights but Im sure there is better out there for the price.
      Janine_A, May 2023
      Good tour to see the tourist highlights, but not much commentary between the places visited. English spoken was understandable but not enough to really go into detail. Had to wait up to half an hour for people to return to the meeting point. Which then held up the rest of the day. Not good enough really - should have been looked for and then left behind if they couldn't be found. Not even an apology from the late people or the tour guide. Tickets for the various places not pre purchased so you stand in line and wait for each thing.
      Do it! It's worth your money!
      Karla_A, May 2023
      Looking for a tour to visit the just-have sightseeing places in Rio? This is the one for you! Flabio is an excellent tour guide, he explained about each stop in three languages and never left anyone behind! We all felt included! The lunch was a buffet with an amazing bbq included! Do yourself a favor, skip all the meat, and go straight to the back for the best meat bbq ever! Super recommended!
      Super day
      Christina_H, May 2023
      It was a fantastic trip my husband and I went on. So a lot of what to see in Rio, thanks to a super good tour leader and a good driver. Thank you for another good experience in Rio.
      Highly Recommend
      Mark_A, May 2023
      Awesome tour! Our guide was so helpful, warm, and included us when we were the only ones to speak English. Highly recommend!
      Job well done. Tour guide was very knowledgeable.
      Dana_E, Apr 2023
      All the beautiful sites of Brazil. The Christ statue was amazing. And the weather was just perfect. Would love to go again.
      Great way to see Rio but dont get left behind!
      John_B, Apr 2023
      Let me start by saying it was a great way to see the city in relative convenience and safety (our biggest concern about coming to Rio.) We truly felt we got to see all the sites and get a good taste of the city. The included lunch was good and it was nice having someone at the attractions be able to provide additional insight instead of just being there on our own. Unfortunately however, we were standing in line most of the day, that is, if you didn’t get left behind at the last stop. Everywhere we went we waited in gigantic lines. I guess for some reason I thought that the tour company had arranged tickets to the attractions beforehand, but I guess not. We’d get to the destination in the janky bus (the bus was full with every seat taken and the back row was broken making for an awful, uncomfortable, and awkward experience for people sitting in the back two rows) and have to wait for the guide to stand in line to buy tickets. Then we waited as a group in line with the rest of the general public. Usually these types of tours have tickets to all the places arranged prior (and are able to skip the line) to save time, but that’s not the case here. Also, while our guide was very friendly, he wasn’t the best at English so take the fact that it was an English tour with a grain of salt. The other thing I can’t get over was how bad the guy was at keeping track of the group. Now I totally understand and get that it can be difficult to do this, and people naturally want to wander off, but we were leaving people behind left and right. Meet up at times at each spot were not clearly defined and the guide was bad at doing frequent counts. At Sugarloaf, we were shocked to see our entire group in line for the cable car down on the way to check out a different viewpoint, but nobody had told us when to meet backup or established a departure time. The other thing that sucked was while they advertise that they pickup at hotel, they wouldn’t pick us up at ours in Leblon even though it was close. So we had to pay on our own to Uber to one of the “acceptable” hotels for pickup. Then, we drove around for an entire hour picking other people up. Really bad experience and same on the way back. Of course we were the last to be dropped off too. Because of this, the tour was about 11 hours instead of the 8-9 we thought it would be.
      Guides need to structure their tour so that all languages can be covered equally
      Denise_D, Apr 2023
      Three of us spoke English and the guide didn't do too much in English. Mainly Portuguese. Otherwise it was a wonderful
      Good tour and guide.
      Henry_S, Apr 2023
      A very good tour with a knowledgeable guide. Highly recommended to get to the main attractions in Rio while avoiding the worst of the queues.
      christinemcclurg, Apr 2023
      Our guide was amazing and the sights and places we visited were incredible.we had lunch in a buffet restaurant which was very good.
      Rio one day tour.
      David_B, Apr 2023
      Excellent, Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf are brilliant. Had a good lunch, then Maricana stadium, Cathedral, Steps and more.
      Rio Day Tour
      Wendy_T, Apr 2023
      This was my second time took Viator tour. The day tour was not too bad if you just want to visit a few places and need the transportation. We had about 15 people and we spent most of the time waiting for people. The guide didn’t talk much about the history. He spoke mostly in Spanish and a bit English. I guess because there were more Spanish passengers.
      Rio de Janeiro full day tour
      Helen_L, Apr 2023
      Got to see quite a few places but we couldn't hear the tour guide well which he blames it on the faulty microphone! He could have spoken more in English along the way. Having to speak in 2 languages (English and Portuguese) made him cut short his time. It was disappointing that the tour was not completely in English which we were expecting. Viator should keep tours specific to English for English speaking or Portuguese for Portuguese speaking or Spanish for Spanish speaking etc. The switching back and forth is not easy for the tour guide and very confusing and annoying for those who don't understand! I will not look elsewhere in future.
      Good Tour
      grandmaoftwinsx2, Apr 2023
      Enjoyable tour except for the 3 hour wait for the 🚠 cable car. It was after dark before we got to the top and then had to hurry and go back down. It wasn’t our guides fault but……

      Compare Similar Experiences

      1 / 3
      Likely to Sell Out
      No Photo
      A day in Rio - Full City Tour


      9 hours
      Free Cancellation
      USD 87.37
      No Photo
      Rio de Janeiro City Tour


      5 hours
      Free Cancellation
      USD 96.00
      No Photo
      Tour One day in Rio


      8 hours
      Free Cancellation
      USD 100.74
      No Photo
      Private City Tour of Rio de Janeiro


      8 hours
      Free Cancellation
      USD 80.00

      Customers Who Bought This Tour Also Bought