Guided tour

From Rio de Janeiro: Niterói Day Trip

Activity provider: Rio Carioca Tours

From Rio de Janeiro: Niterói Day Trip

Activity provider: Rio Carioca Tours

From US$ 86.81 per person

Enjoy a 5-hour tour to the city of Niterói, just across Guanabara Bay from Rio de Janeiro. See contemporary art and the work of architect Oscar Niemeyer.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, Spanish, English, Italian, French, German
Pickup included
Hotel pickup and drop-off from Copacabana. Meeting Points in Leblon, Ipanema, Botafogo, Flamengo, Catete and Centro. Contact the local partner to confirm hotel pickup. Pickup between 7:45 AM to 9:30 AM depending on hotel location. Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. The driver will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time. The guide will call you by your name in the hotel lobby.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Crossing spectacular Guanabara Bay from Rio to Niterói
  • Admire the work of famous architect Oscar Niemeyer
  • Marvel at the modern structure of the Museu de Arte Contemporânea, the MAC
Full description
After pickup, sit back and relax during the 1-hour drive from Rio to Niterói. Take the opportunity to snap some photos as you cross Guanabara Bay. Learn about the old capital of Rio state and how the name comes from the indigenous Tupi language. Make your first stop in downtown Niterói and visit the Niemeyer Way, a series of works by the renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer. Sites such as the Oscar Niemeyer Popular Theatre, Oscar Niemeyer Foundation, and Roberto Silveira Memorial extend for 11km in the coastal neighborhoods of the city. Continue on to Juscelino Kubitschek Square. Head to Niterói Contemporary Art Museum, known locally as ‘the MAC’ and the highlight of this day trip. Revel at the interesting and inventive shape of what is considered one of the greatest works by Niemeyer. See contemporary art inside the museum. Make a quick stop at São Pedro Fish Market to finish off the tour. See where most restaurants buy their fresh fish and seafood. Finally, be dropped off back at your accommodation in Rio.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Multilingual Guide
  • Entrance fee to Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum
  • Food
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Swimwear

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3 /5

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I honestly think one could just get a cab to Niteroi and back for half the price of the trip. The entrance fee is like 2$ so the fee is outrageous. Loved all the buildings designed by Niemeyer , the museum itself , i mean the artworks on display nothing special. Now , our guide Vanessa ( i know it was spelled differently ) totally saved the trip for us , tailoring it to our interests. She was very knowledgeable and knew a lot o about history. Went out and beyond. Great guide !

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August 21, 2022

The price is exorbitant. I do not recommend ... The guide is very nice but he was not even informed that the 3 buildings were closed ... As for the museum inside not terrible ... In addition, the guide kept repeating... It didn't last long... Very disappointed. I did a lot of excursions with the agency. And this "day in Niteroi" is the worst activity

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January 23, 2022

Product ID: 389515