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Niterói Tour and Niemeyer Route
Activities in Rio de Janeiro

Niterói Tour and Niemeyer Route

  • English English
  • 4-5 hours
  • Hotel pick up

Find out just why Niteroi is called Smile City when you take this tour in which you will discover the most famous buildings of the avant-garde architect Oscar Niemeyer.

Niterói Tour and Niemeyer Route

We will collect you from your hotel or meeting point in Rio de Janeiro at the scheduled time. From there, we will head to the other side of the bay of Guanabara, in the direction of the Smile City – Niteroi.

We will then cross the longest bridge in Brazil to get to the ancient capital of the state of Rio de Janeiro. Once there, we will start the tour that will take us to the most iconic places in Niteroi. We will also stroll along the Niemeyer route, which will take us to some of the most famous buildings designed by the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, such as the avant-guard Teatro Popular, the Roberto Silveira Memorial, the Oscar Niemeyer International Cultural Centre, and the impressive Museum of Contemporary Art, one of the famous landmarks in the city on the shore Atlantic Ocean.

Leaving the avant guard architecture behind, we move on to the City Park, in the Charitas neighborhood. Here, you will enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of Niteroi and Rio de Janeiro form the top of the mountain.

Before returning to Rio, we will head to the ancient fort of Santa Cruz, constructed in 1555. Besides admiring its architecture and exploring its history, we will also have time to revel in the magnificent views of Sugarloaf mountain.

We finish our tour to Niteroi back in Rio de Janeiro.

Hotel Transfers

This tour includes pick up and drop off at selected hotels in the Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon areas. If your hotel is not located within these districts, please indicate this when booking so that a different meeting point can be arranged.


General Children under 5 years old
Tour in English
US$ 80

Tour in English

  • General

    US$ 80
  • Children under 5 years old


* A reservation for one person will include a supplement.

More Information


4-5 hours.

Language English

The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.


Pick up and drop off from hotel or meeting point.

Audio guide in English.

Transport in airconditioned minibus.

Not included

Entry to the visited monuments on the tour ($4.5 USD / €4 approx).

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the previous day (9:00 AM local time) if there are still places available.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


Yes (imperative to point out when the booking is made).

US$ 80
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts


Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

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