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Private Tour: Christ the Redeemer with Lapa and Santa Teresa Neighborhood

Private Tour: Christ the Redeemer with Lapa and Santa Teresa Neighborhood
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This private tour will take you to Christ the Redeemer, one of the world's most famous tourist attractions. Next, visit Santa Teresa, a charming neighborhood dotted with good restaurants and bars, cultural studios, and crafts workshops. From there, continue on to Selarón's Steps, named after its creator, Jorge Selarón.Your private tour includes transport and a private guide.

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Enjoy a private city tour of Rio de Janeiro with an English-speaking driver/guide. Visit major landmarks, such as Corcovado (Christ the Redeemer Statue), Sugar Loaf, Dona Marta Viewpoint, Maracana Football Stadium, Selaron Stairs, Arches of Lapa and Metropolitan Cathedral. Walk along Apothecary's Alley to the square and drive through the neighborhood of Urca.

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Rio de Janeiro Galeão Airport (GIG) Services & Amenities


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Services at Rio Airport include:


  • Drug store
  • Flower shop
  • Beauty shop (hairdresser)
  • Key maker
  • Luggage storage
  • Post office

 

Tip: Listen carefully to the airport announcements and you will hear the voice of Iris Lettieri. The popular radio and news announcer has been making the airport's announcements for 30 years. Stories abound of passengers missing their flights as they listened, enthralled, to her sensual voice - one she developed to calm nervous travelers.

 

The history behind the airport's two official names:


  • Rio de Janeiro/Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport is the airport's full official name
  • The first name of the airport is a reference to Praia do Galeão (Galleon Beach), located in front of the original passenger terminal (the present passenger terminal of the Brazilian Air Force) and where in 1663 the galleon Padre Eterno was built
  • The second name of the airport is in honour of Brazilian musician Antônio Carlos Jobim (Antonio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim): Galeão Airport is explicitly mentioned in his composition "Samba do avião"




 Disabled Facilities at the GIG Rio de Janeiro Galeão Airport


There are facilities for disabled travellers, including wheelchair ramps, wide automatic doors and specially equipped restrooms. You are advised to contact your airline with any special requirements prior to arriving at the GIG Rio de Janeiro Galeão International Airport.





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Last Updated: 13 Nov 2016