Guided tour

Rio: Maracanã Stadium & Christ the Redeemer by Rack Railway

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52 reviews

Activity provider: Gray Line Brazil

Rio: Maracanã Stadium & Christ the Redeemer by Rack Railway

Activity provider: Gray Line Brazil

From US$ 61.31 per person

Visit Corcovado Mountain, home to the Christ the Redeemer statue, on a 4-hour afternoon tour of Rio de Janeiro. Take a lap around the outside of Maracana Stadium, and ride the Corcovado Train up to Christ, from where you'll catch the best views in Rio.

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Duration 4 hours
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Spanish, English, French, Italian, Portuguese, German
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Pickup included
Hotel pickup is available from most São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema, and Copacabana hotels and the cruise ship port. Your exact pickup location and time will be advised upon reconfirmation of your tour. Please provide your hotel name and address in order to arrange pickup. In case your hotel is outside the pickup list, you will be provided the closest meeting point available.
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  • Head to the top of Rio de Janeiro's Corcovado Mountain and check out Christ the Redeemer up close
  • Ride a rack railway train through Tijuca Forest, the world's largest urban forest
  • Take a lap around the outside of Maracanã Stadium and stop for photos
  • Pre-reserve tickets to the train, including skip-the-line access
  • Enjoy GPS-triggered commentary in 9 languages
Full description
Make your way to Maracanã where you will take a lap around the outside of the stadium and have a short stop so you can appreciate the splendor of the two-time World Cup Finals host. There, you will be able to imagine the amount of history that took place since its opening in 1950, when Brazil hosted its first World Cup. Once the biggest stadium in the world, the stadium was used extensively during the World Cups and recent Olympics, and it's often used for local games and concerts. Next you head to the Cosme Velho Train Station to make your way to Rio’s major attraction: The Christ Redeemer Statue at the top of Corcovado Mountain. Ride the rack railway train from Cosme Velho station, through the Tijuca rainforest, and up Corcovado Mountain (maybe you'll see a monkey on the way up). The train ride ends at the top of Corcovado Mountain where you'll have about 1 hour to view the iconic Christ the Redeemer Statue, the symbol of Rio de Janeiro for many years. Enjoy views across the whole of Rio and beyond and spot Ipanema and Copacabana from way up high.
  • Round-trip transportation from most hotels in the São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema, and Copacabana neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro, and the cruise ship port
  • Rack railway train ride with admission
  • Guide
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Meals
  • Beverages
  • Entry or visit inside Maracanã Stadium

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  • Hotel pick-up is available from most São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana hotels and the cruise ship port. Your exact pick-up location and time will be advised upon reconfirmation of your tour.
  • If you would like to avoid picking up and dropping off other passengers, please ask for the last meeting point location when selecting your pick-up point.
  • If you are not staying at any of the pick-up hotels and you are staying nearby, the nearest pick-up points are:
  • From Barra da Tijuca Hotels - the Marina Palace Hotel - Avenida Delfim Moreira, 630 -. Leblon, Rio de Janeiro - RJ. The best way to get there is by taxi.
  • From Botafogo, Flamengo, Glória, Catete, Lapa and Downtown Hotels - the Belmond Copacabana Palace Hotel - Avenida Atlântica, 1702 -. Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro – RJ. The best way to get there is by subway (Cardeal Arcoverde station) or taxi.
  • Please contact the local supplier for a full list of pick-up hotels.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.7 /5

based on 52 reviews

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the tour was misleadingly described, getyourguide once wrote "a round at the maracana stadium" and under 'more info' a round around the stadium - and that was it, a bus trip around the stadium, with 5 minutes !!! Photo stop without really seeing the stadium. pretty brazen hoax otherwise good guide, Christos statue and the train going there okay. enough time on the mountain, hotel transfer perfect and inclusive. So better leave out the stadium - you can see better from above anyway - instead take a longer stop at the Sambadrom, but it is not nice either.

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March 10, 2020

Sehr schöne Tour mit einer klarem Empfehlung. Aber der Reihe nach: Fahrt zum Cristo Redentor per Van ... die Zahnradbahn fuhr an diesem Tag, warum auch immer, nicht. Das war sehr schade, gerade auch, weil wir uns die Natur im Nationalpark ansehen wollten. Aber dafür kann der Anbieter ja nichts ... Cristo Redentor ist echt beeindruckend ... die Zeit dort (1 Stunde) ist absolut ausreichend. Danach zum Marcana-Stadion. Das war entäuschend, da nur von außen ein Stop gemacht wurde und das Stadion selbst mit Gittern abgesperrt ist. Ein paar Bilder gemacht, aber kein Highlight ... es ging dann weiter zur Kathedrale von Rio (war in der Tour eigentlich nicht mit drin), sehr beeindruckend, kannten wir aber schon vom Tag zuvor. Anschließend, und das war echt Spitze, ging es zur Escadaria Selarón in Santa Teresa (und das war auch in der Tour gar nicht mit eingeplant). Dort hatte man auch genügend Zeit für Fotos und Souveniers. Alles in Allem, trotz des Ausfalles der Zahnradbahn, eine tolle Tour.

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October 31, 2022


My guy never showed up to my hotel, so I had to take a Uber ride to Christ the Redeemer. I have contacted my MasterCard and I’m expecting a full refund from you crooks!

October 11, 2019

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