Rio de Janeiro
Private and Semi-Private Guided Tours

With a lush landscape and pulsing energy, there's a reason why Rio de Janeiro has been dubbed a "marvelous city" or Cidade Marvilhosa.
Rio de Janeiro, in 450 years of history, transformed from a colonial outpost to imperial capital and from birthplace of the Republic to a hub of modern South American culture. Today, the city is celebrated for its breathtaking natural settings—including the world-famous Copacana beach—and its music scene, featuring the homegrown sounds of Samba, which fill the air during what may be the largest annual Carnival celebration ever. Experience Rio de Janeiro's electrifying culture with Context's private and semi-private guided tours.

Rio de Janeiro Private and Guided Tours

Our Rio de Janeiro private and semi-private guided tours are designed to demystify this beautiful, vibrant city. Led by architects, journalists, and a range of other local experts, we offer myriad private and semi-private Rio tours, from our tour of Copacabana and the Christ the Redeemer Statue to a Bossa Nova Tour of Rio. Perhaps our best tour for a general introduction is our History of Rio City Tour, which takes place in the historic downtown area and traces Rio's history from colonialism to modern politics. For first-time visitors, our Welcome to Rio Orientation is invaluable. We'll meet you in your hotel (or rented apartment) and spend two hours together, going through maps, calendar of events, or other local insight. We can also organize a wide range of Private tours of Rio, including excursions outside the city to places like Paraty, where we have experts waiting to share the rich history of gold and colonialism in this picturesque town. We're also deep into the local life in Rio. A great neighborhood stroll for getting the vibe of the city is our Santa Teresa Neighborhood Tour with Bondinho Ride, which explores this vibrant neighborhood during the day, or our Rio de Janeiro Nightlife Tour with Samba Dance in Lapa.