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Santa Teresa, Lapa, and Cinelândia with Tram Ride and Selarón Steps

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Santa Teresa, Lapa, and Cinelândia with Tram Ride and Selarón Steps

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
iconOffered in: English and 2 more

Overview

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.
  • Three Rio neighborhoods on one tour: Santa Teresa, Lapa, and Centro
  • Travel like a local as you ride the tram to Santa Teresa
  • Tri-lingual guide with commentary in English, Spanish, and Portuguese
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off at your Rio South Zone hotel
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Guided half-day walking tour
All Fees and Taxes
Santa Teresa tram ride included
Entrance fees
Professional guide with live tour commentary in English, Spanish & Portuguese.
Hotel pickup and drop-off from hotels in South Zone (Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, Leme) hotels
Comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
Food and Drinks (available for purchase at Confeitaria Colombo)
Gratuities (optional)

Departure Point

Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Hotels in Copacabana.

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Hotels in Ipanema.

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

Leblon, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Hotels in Leblon.

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

Leme, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Hotels in Leme.

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY C2Rio Tours & Travel
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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Santa Teresa, Lapa, and Cinelândia with Tram Ride and Selarón Steps?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Santa Teresa, Lapa, and Cinelândia with Tram Ride and Selarón Steps.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Santa Teresa, Lapa, and Cinelândia with Tram Ride and Selarón Steps?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Santa Teresa, Lapa, and Cinelândia with Tram Ride and Selarón Steps.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Santa Teresa, Lapa, and Cinelândia with Tram Ride and Selarón Steps?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Santa Teresa, Lapa, and Cinelândia with Tram Ride and Selarón Steps.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Santa Teresa, Lapa, and Cinelândia with Tram Ride and Selarón Steps?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Santa Teresa, Lapa, and Cinelândia with Tram Ride and Selarón Steps.

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star-3
Santa Teresa Driving/Walking Tour
Kathryn_S
, Feb 2020
Santa Teresa is a beautiful neighborhood with a lot of artistic charm. The Selaron steps was an excellent experience and the tour guide helped take photos of everyone in the group. This tour included more riding in the van than walking which took away from experiencing the neighborhood. I would've liked a bit more time immersed in the neighborhood. The day I was on the tour, the trolley stopped running in the afternoon so we were unable to complete the ride, but our tour guide compensated us with the trolley ticket price. I would've liked a little bit more history about Lapa and talking about the popular places. Cinelandia was ok, but really just looking at the exteriors of the theaters and municipal buildings. The highlight was the beautiful Colombo Bakery at the end of the tour, which I would highly recommend.
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star-3
Nice easy tour but there was NO tram ride
Anastasija_O
, Feb 2020
We went on this during on our first day in Rio and it was a nice light tour that started in the afternoon. Something for you to know there was not too much walking despite the tour being called a 'walking tour', we were still moving a lot with the bus. One thing that everyone was really disappointing about is that we did not get on the tram even though it was included in the price. Our tour guide said he was getting the tickets for us and everyone was excited and at some point we got into the bus and started driving away. Everyone asked where are we going and we were told all tickets were sold out and we cannot get on the tram. I don't understand why the tickets were not bought earlier as I am sure this was not the first tour they did. So at the end we had to go back on another day to take the tram ourselves and discover Santa Teresa more. Maybe when you get on the bus just make sure they have tickets arranged so you don't have to be disappointed like we did.
star-1
Do it with a taxi driver instead
steve
, Feb 2020
The trip could and should have been good, but it was far from it. They were nearly an hour late picking us up. One message said it was traffic problems, another that the minibus had broken down! The guide couldn’t have been more disinterested! Kept saying ‘if you look over there’ without saying where over there. Left or right might have helped! We never did get the tram ride, as he said it was full. Ever heard of prebooking! In the end he dumped us at Columbo Cafe, that’s so popular we couldn’t even sit or get a drink. We left and made our own way back. We all deserve our money back, but don’t suppose we will Get anything, as unlike them, we prebooked and prepaid!
star-3
Disappointed
tonymills413
, Feb 2020
The tour started late as there was some problem with the vehicle. We were supposed to get a tram ride but there were so many people ahead of us and all the trams were full anyway so the guide was not able to get the tickets. C2Rio should have some way of having that pre organised.
star-2
Guide yes tour no
Sarah_A
, Feb 2020
Gregory was a very nice guide and also his driver was nice, but as they were stuck in traffic they’ve been 1h late for the pick up. So I had to wait in a foreign hotel lobby and waited my ass off and got only a message of the host of the tour after I asked about an update. Then Gregory said that the tour normally ends at 6pm, so he asked if someone is in a hurry since the tour would now end one hour later (7pm). Everyone was fine with that. At 5:30 he suddenly brought the first tour members to their drop off point and afterwards me. So I’ve been dropped off at approx 5:40pm. Furthermore the Tour Saus also that they stop at Cinelândia but I think I haven’t seen it. Also it says that any entrance fee is included...well it’s only R20 for the tram ride ...
star-5
Santa Teresa, Lapa, and....
Leon_J
, Jan 2020
Excellent guide. Very energetic, knowledgeable and insightful. We would highly recommend this excursion.
star-5
A Wonderful Experience
patriciarT3332XD
, Nov 2019
We recently took this tour during a stay in Rio. Our tour guide Prycilla was so wonderful and was the reason why this day was so memorable. She was able to pass her love of her city on to all participants and her knowledge of the places we went was excellent. I loved the fact that this tour took us to places that I would not have felt comfortable visiting on my own. Highlights were the Selaron Steps, the tram ride and the tour through Cinelandia. Prycilla was a most wonderful guide and a credit to her company. Thank you for a great experience.
star-2
Poor guide
Mahendra_B
, Oct 2019
Was told tour would be conducted by c2rio. Was not. The guide Danielle was extremely poor. No knowledge of the sights. Extremely poor and heavy accented English which no one understood. Seems like you guys do not care because the payment was made in advance. Visitor will never ever get me as a customer

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