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Rio de Janeiro Half-Day Walking Tour

Rio de Janeiro Half-Day Walking Tour
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<p>Take an afternoon sightseeing tour of Old Rio on foot, and get a feeling for the legends and history woven around the narrow streets and superb baroque buildings of downtown Rio de Janeiro. While you walk, your knowledgeable and entertaining guide will bring the city and its stories alive.</p>

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Pedra Bonita hiking tour requires light physical effort and takes you to the summit, which is a natural viewpoint with one of the most spectacular views of the city of Rio de Janeiro.

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Rio de Janeiro Galeão Airport (GIG) Services & Amenities


Rio de Janeiro Galeão Airport TransfersSafely Arrive or Depart Stress-Free at the Rio de Janeiro Galeão Airport -- Book a safe and convenient private Rio de Janeiro Galeão Airport transfer from USD 149 or a safe and economical shared Rio de Janeiro Galeão Airport shuttle transfer from USD 36.
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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 Feb 2017