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Rio de Janeiro Corcovado Mountain & Christ Redeemer statue Excursion Reviews

No sight is more famous than the statue of Christ the Redeemer at the top of Corcovado Mountain. The summit also affords you a breathtaking 360 degree view of Rio de Janeiro.
The six hour tour was fantastic.
The six hour tour was fantastic. Ricardo, our guide spoke perfect English and talked a lot about Living in Rio. The visit to Christ the Redeemer Statue was awesome since photos opportunities were abundant. It was slightly overcast but this ... Read More
The six hour tour was fantastic. Ricardo, our guide spoke perfect English and talked a lot about Living in Rio. The visit to Christ the Redeemer Statue was awesome since photos opportunities were abundant. It was slightly overcast but this made the temperature more tolerable. Lots of lovely shops near the top of the statue platform, but only Visa and Brazilian Reals accepted, and no exchange machines. Lunch was at the fabulous Assador restaurant. A feast of meat that every visitor to Rio should experience. Then the afternoon spent doing a panoramic bus tour of the city and a stop at SugarLoaf mountain. Once again, great photo opportunities of the city, and luckily it only rained as we were leaving. The long day was broken up by bus rides and commentaries by Ricardo, who was eager to answer questions. Traffic was heavy all day, and some parts of the city are very sad. Lots of poverty contrasting with great wealth. A lasting impression of the beauty, but only from afar. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Two day private tour.
Two day private tour. Day 1 visited Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain, Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches, Selaron Steps, Our Lady of Montserrat Church, Rio Cathedral. Day 2 drove through Rio to view Opera House and Parliament, then ... Read More
Two day private tour. Day 1 visited Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain, Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches, Selaron Steps, Our Lady of Montserrat Church, Rio Cathedral. Day 2 drove through Rio to view Opera House and Parliament, then through the forest to Petropolis. Visited Pedro II summer home, Santos Dumont House, Palacio Quintandinha. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
Best cruise line booked tour.
Best cruise line booked tour. Well worth the money. Great guide.
Best cruise line booked tour. Well worth the money. Great guide. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
Booked the Best of Rio tour with stops at Sugarloaf Mountain, Corcovado Mountain and Christ the ...
Booked the Best of Rio tour with stops at Sugarloaf Mountain, Corcovado Mountain and Christ the Redeemer statue. Our main interest was the Christ the Redeemer statue. Unfortunately, it was the last stop on the tour and was shrouded in ... Read More
Booked the Best of Rio tour with stops at Sugarloaf Mountain, Corcovado Mountain and Christ the Redeemer statue. Our main interest was the Christ the Redeemer statue. Unfortunately, it was the last stop on the tour and was shrouded in heavy fog when we reached there. Could not see the statue above us nor the city below. No words to describe how disappointed we were. TIP: If Christ the Redeemer is your key interest, try to pick a tour that goes there first. Have read in the past of other mountainous places where fog rolls down in the afternoon. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Rio is a massive city that is difficult to get around in because of traffic.
Rio is a massive city that is difficult to get around in because of traffic. We chose to have a driver take us to Christ the Redeemer where you get excellent views of Rio and it’s surroundings. Our driver got us to the front of the ... Read More
Rio is a massive city that is difficult to get around in because of traffic. We chose to have a driver take us to Christ the Redeemer where you get excellent views of Rio and it’s surroundings. Our driver got us to the front of the line to buy tickets and we spent 1 1/2 hours at the top then we returned to the port. It cost $100 but it was worth it. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Costa Cruises
Miserable, except at the top of the Mt.
Miserable, except at the top of the Mt. Princess over-booked & did not provide nearly enough vehicles for the number of passengers. Our time in Rio was wasted by standing around doing nothing for hours & we did not get to see ... Read More
Miserable, except at the top of the Mt. Princess over-booked & did not provide nearly enough vehicles for the number of passengers. Our time in Rio was wasted by standing around doing nothing for hours & we did not get to see some of the sites promised. Plus, it was expensive! Take a taxi instead. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Fantastic tour with lunch at a Brazilian Steakhouse.
Fantastic tour with lunch at a Brazilian Steakhouse. Our tour guide was informative, spoke perfect English, gave us time to explore on our own, while always being available for questions.
Fantastic tour with lunch at a Brazilian Steakhouse. Our tour guide was informative, spoke perfect English, gave us time to explore on our own, while always being available for questions. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Well co-ordinated.
Well co-ordinated. Excellent guide (used English throughout) who interacted well with his guests. Statue was partly obscured by cloud. Sugar Loaf excursion not operational due to maintenance.
Well co-ordinated. Excellent guide (used English throughout) who interacted well with his guests. Statue was partly obscured by cloud. Sugar Loaf excursion not operational due to maintenance. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Away early, no queuing despite carnival being on, great weather, views and day.
Away early, no queuing despite carnival being on, great weather, views and day.
Away early, no queuing despite carnival being on, great weather, views and day. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The Christ the Redeemer tram was easy and very scenic.
The Christ the Redeemer tram was easy and very scenic. It was a bit crowded at the top, but totally doable. Our guide then had us walk to Red Beach, which wasn't far, but was also not interesting - and I was recovering from back ... Read More
The Christ the Redeemer tram was easy and very scenic. It was a bit crowded at the top, but totally doable. Our guide then had us walk to Red Beach, which wasn't far, but was also not interesting - and I was recovering from back surgery, so walking for me wasn't fun. It was also HOT HOT. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Comfortable coach and good tour guide.
Comfortable coach and good tour guide. On drive to the Christ pointed out buildings on the North side of Rio (the poorer side). Got us to Christ the Redeemer before the crowds arrived. One hour free time to marvel at this sight. Kept ... Read More
Comfortable coach and good tour guide. On drive to the Christ pointed out buildings on the North side of Rio (the poorer side). Got us to Christ the Redeemer before the crowds arrived. One hour free time to marvel at this sight. Kept the group together all day. Returned to the coach and drove to the South side of town (the rich side) and passed by Ipanema beach and Copacabana Beach. Lucky to find a parking space at the end of the strip so we had 15 mins free time to walk on the beach and dip a toe in the water. Quickly on the bus to Sugarloaf. Not too many people queing so quickly on to the cable car. We had one and a half hours on Sugarloaf. Our guide intended to take us over to see the outside of the Football stadium the Mericana but unfortunately due to a technical problem with the cable car we ran out of time and had to head back to the ship. A packed lunch was provided by the ship for this excursion Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Saw the highlites of RIO
Saw the highlites of RIO
Saw the highlites of RIO Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Good tour but guide was too interested in talking about football.
Good tour but guide was too interested in talking about football. He didn't point out many aspects of Rio. The two main stops were fine as we got there before the crowds.
Good tour but guide was too interested in talking about football. He didn't point out many aspects of Rio. The two main stops were fine as we got there before the crowds. Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Our visit to Corcovado and Christ the Redeemer was marred by cloud - we could barely see the ...
Our visit to Corcovado and Christ the Redeemer was marred by cloud - we could barely see the statue, and noticed it was often hidden by cloud. We could see it (or not) from our balcony on the ship. On reflection having seen the weather, ... Read More
Our visit to Corcovado and Christ the Redeemer was marred by cloud - we could barely see the statue, and noticed it was often hidden by cloud. We could see it (or not) from our balcony on the ship. On reflection having seen the weather, we should have cancelled the tour. However we were driven through other parts of the city and along the beaches which were interesting. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Great staff, very kind.
Great staff, very kind. Went on a/c van to corcovado, the guides had the tickets for all us.
Great staff, very kind. Went on a/c van to corcovado, the guides had the tickets for all us. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Costa Cruises
Did Christ Statue and Sugarloaf with Do Brazil Right and were quite satisfied with the tours.
Did Christ Statue and Sugarloaf with Do Brazil Right and were quite satisfied with the tours. Went to the Samba Show on ships excursion - a little annoying to get there 2 hours prior to the first parade. We are not part of the ... Read More
Did Christ Statue and Sugarloaf with Do Brazil Right and were quite satisfied with the tours. Went to the Samba Show on ships excursion - a little annoying to get there 2 hours prior to the first parade. We are not part of the drinking/partying crowd :-) and that wait was unpleasant in light rain. Glad to have had the experience but don't need to do it again. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Christ the Redeemer was awesome.
Christ the Redeemer was awesome.
Christ the Redeemer was awesome. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Costa Cruises
The price for the tour on the ship was $399 dollars for an eight hour tour, granted that included a ...
The price for the tour on the ship was $399 dollars for an eight hour tour, granted that included a lunch stop. We booked a private tour guide with transportation for two people and it was $300 total plus the cost of the tickets for ... Read More
The price for the tour on the ship was $399 dollars for an eight hour tour, granted that included a lunch stop. We booked a private tour guide with transportation for two people and it was $300 total plus the cost of the tickets for entrance to Corcovado and Sugar Loaf. Along the way we also got to see the sites of the city and Copacabana beach. It was a great experience, it was just so damn hot. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It poured with rain and misty so spoilt it would have been better with a bit of sunshine.the bus ...
It poured with rain and misty so spoilt it would have been better with a bit of sunshine.the bus used was a bit old let wet in still not bad can't help weather
It poured with rain and misty so spoilt it would have been better with a bit of sunshine.the bus used was a bit old let wet in still not bad can't help weather Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Costa Cruises
Although our guide lectured us about the corruption of the Brazilian government and Brazilian ...
Although our guide lectured us about the corruption of the Brazilian government and Brazilian leaders, we had a stunning day for the vista from the statue. The cog railway ride was fun (the line-ups were not). Driving by Ipanema and ... Read More
Although our guide lectured us about the corruption of the Brazilian government and Brazilian leaders, we had a stunning day for the vista from the statue. The cog railway ride was fun (the line-ups were not). Driving by Ipanema and Copacabana beaches was appreciated. We also did a 3 day post-cruise tour with our travel agency and had an awesome guide, Bruno. It's worth spending time in Rio. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Bad weather limited our viewing of Christ the Redeemer, but the experience was quite interesting.
Bad weather limited our viewing of Christ the Redeemer, but the experience was quite interesting. This was our second of two tours in Rio.
Bad weather limited our viewing of Christ the Redeemer, but the experience was quite interesting. This was our second of two tours in Rio. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
The guide spoke in english and was very knowledgeable.
The guide spoke in english and was very knowledgeable. The trip went without a hitch. Of course The Mountain and the Statue were unbelievable, and so glad we went.
The guide spoke in english and was very knowledgeable. The trip went without a hitch. Of course The Mountain and the Statue were unbelievable, and so glad we went. Read Less
Sail Date April 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
My husband and friends said it was great even though the cable car to the top broke down, half way ...
My husband and friends said it was great even though the cable car to the top broke down, half way up. I was quarantined in Rio after Carnivale
My husband and friends said it was great even though the cable car to the top broke down, half way up. I was quarantined in Rio after Carnivale Read Less
Sail Date January 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
A very good but slightly overpriced excursion.
A very good but slightly overpriced excursion. As we were in Rio and had been warned about safety we took a cruise tour.
A very good but slightly overpriced excursion. As we were in Rio and had been warned about safety we took a cruise tour. Read Less
Sail Date January 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Very interesting to see the sights and the contrasts between poverty and affluence.
Very interesting to see the sights and the contrasts between poverty and affluence.
Very interesting to see the sights and the contrasts between poverty and affluence. Read Less
Sail Date January 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Cunard Line