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Museum of Tomorrow Guided Visit and Transportation

Museum of Tomorrow Guided Visit and Transportation
Duration:
Flexible
From:
USD 65.00
The spectacular building designed by Santiago Calatrava is on a 15,000m sq area on the Pier Mauá that incorporates a huge reflective pool, gardens, and cycle paths. The main exhibition at the “Museum of Tomorrow” is the brainchild of physicist and cosmologist Luiz Alberto Oliveira, and takes visitors through five major areas: Cosmos, Earth, Anthropocene, Tomorrow and Now via a number of experiments and experiences, encouraging them to explore fundamental questions of existence and to envisage the kind of future we all face.

Day Trip to Petropolis from Rio

Day Trip to Petropolis from Rio
Duration:
9 hours
From:
USD 499.00
<p>Visit the historic city of Petrópolis, former home to Brazil's royal family and vacation spot to Rio's wealthy elite - just 1 hour from of Rio de Janeiro! Your guide will pick you up and drive you to Petropolis from your apartment or hotel in Rio. Once there, you'll begin your marvelous day exploring one of Brazil's most historic cities.<br /><br />Petropolis Tour Highlights:</p> <ul> <li>Visit the <strong>Imperial Museum </strong>- the former retreat of the royal family</li> <li>Explore the impressive <strong>Catedral de São Pedro de Alcântara, </strong>which houses the tombs of Dom Pedro II, Dona Teresa and their daughter Princess Isabel.</li> <li>Visit the beautiful <strong>Palácio de Cristal </strong>that was built in France for Princess Isabel.</li> <li>Enjoy lunch at the <strong>Cervejaria Bohemia</strong>, the brewery of Brazil's most famous beer</li> <li>See the <strong>Museu Casa de Santos Dumont, </strong>the summer residence of Alberto Santos Dumont</li> </ul>

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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 Jul 2017