Luxury City Break in Rio de Janeiro
Style and Swagger in Rio from £2250 including flights
Rio is one of the world's most stylish cities, and somewhere that's on everyone's bucket list. Personally, we like going back again and again for the fabulous beaches, crazy nightlife, and a sense of fun you just don't get anywhere else.
However, if you're only going to go once, and want to do Rio in total style and luxury, then this 5-day city break in Rio, staying at the fabulous new Emiliano hotel in the swish Copacabana district of Rio has to be the perfect way to do it!
- Day One: Arrival in Rio
- Day Two: Private tour of Corcovado and Tijuca National Park
- Day Three: Private tour of Sugarloaf Mountain
- Days Four: Free day to explore Rio
- Day Five: Overnight flight back to the UK
Day One – Begin your holidays in Brazil
You’ll land in Rio on an evening flight as you begin your city break! We’ll be there to meet you at the airport and drive you to the stuning Emiliano hotel in the stylish Copacabana area of the city - once you’re settled in, you might want to take a walk along the waterfront or take in an evening meal on your first night here in Rio. Of course, since this is your first night on holiday in Brazil, Copacabana is a great place for a night out if you’re feeling up to it.
Day Two - Private Tour of Corcovado and Tijuca National Park
You'll have some free time this morning to recover from your journey, and then this afternoon we will pick you up from your hotel and drive through Rio to the base of Mt. Corcovado. Here we will board a funicular railway which carries us up through the dense Tijuca Atlantic Rainforest to the top of the mountain and the base of the famous Christ the Redeemer statue that has become one of the most famous symbols of Rio, and indeed Brazil. The views over the city from the top are absolutely amazing and it's the perfect way to get your bearings and pick out where to visit next. (Breakfast included)
Day Three - Private Sugarloaf Mountain Tour
You’ll have a free morning to explore Copacabana, and then after lunch we’ll pick you up from your hotel and take you for a tour through downtown Rio. You will pass the famous Sambadrome, which is the heart of Rio’s annual Carnaval celebrations, and the Metropolitan Cathedral, which stands like an immense 80-metre-high pyramid. We will also enjoy some of the republican and old colonial buildings such as the Municipal Theater, the National Library and the National Museum of Fine Arts. We will finish this section of the tour in the neighbourhood of Urca, at the foot of the iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain, where we will board a cable-car heading first to Urca Hill. Here, at a vantage point of 215 meters, we’ll have beautiful views of Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niterói Bridge, and Corcovado Mountain. A second cable car takes us the all the way to the top of Sugarloaf, from where you can enjoy the amazing view of Rio spread before you, with its hills, beaches, favelas and bays. (B)
Days Four - Free day in Rio
A holiday isn't a holiday if you don't have a chance to relax so today and tomorrow are all yours - you could head to some of Rio's other neighbourhoods, such as Ipanema or the bohemian Leblon area. You could take a trip to the Maracana or head up into the hills to the arty Santa Teresa area, or even just relax by the Emiliano's fabulous roof pool and drinnk in the views ... (B)
- Why not take a tour of the tropical islands in the Sepetiba Bay?
- Or you could enjoy some quality beach time on the gorgeous Buzios peninsula?
Day Five - Last Day of your Rio City Break
Most international flights leave Rio in the evening, so you’re likely to have some free time this morning to relax at the Emiliano and go for a swim before your luxury Rio city break comes to an end and we take you back to the airport in the afternoon in plenty of time to catch your flight home. (B)
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Porto de Galinhas Beach Break - 5 days from £795pp
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The Pantanal - 3 days from £895pp
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The standard price for this Luxury Rio City Break is £2250 per person, which is based on two sharing a double or twin room at the Emiliano Rio hotel.
That price includes all your accommodation, internal transport, transfers, tours, guides and entrance fees, plus breakfast every day, as well as international flights from the UK.
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