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Rio de Janeiro Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana de Sao Sebastiao)
Rio de Janeiro Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana de Sao Sebastiao)

Rio de Janeiro Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana de Sao Sebastiao) Tours and Tickets

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Tall and cone-shaped, the modernist Rio de Janeiro Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana de Sao Sebastiao) doesn’t look like a typical church. The unusual design was constructed between 1964 and 1979 by architect Edgar Fonseca. One of Rio’s most important religious structures, it is dedicated to St. Sebastian, the city’s patron saint.

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Av. Chile, 245 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro , Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 20031-170
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Full Day in Rio: Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf, Maracana and Selaron with Lunch
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Full Day in Rio: Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf, Maracana and Selaron with Lunch

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Get an overview of Rio's most important sights during this comprehensive 8-hour tour. With a local guide, travel through the Tijuca Forest, stopping at Paineiras to board transportation to the top of Corcovado, home of the Christ the Redeemer statue. Take the cable car from Urca up to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain, then eat lunch at one of the city's best steakhouses before visits to Maracanã Stadium and the Sambadrome. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included. 
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$125.00
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US$125.00

A day in Rio - Full City Tour

A day in Rio - Full City Tour

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We selected the main tourist spots in Rio de Janeiro to be visited in a unique and dynamic itinerary, with comfort and safety. In addition, we offer the accompaniment of a local guide that maximizes the experience of our tourists telling the curiosities and historical facts of the city. We work with the best tourism professionals and excellent suppliers, so that we can provide an exclusive experience to our customers.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$75.11
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Full Day in Rio: Christ by Train, Sugarloaf, Maracanã, Selarón & Lunch
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Full Day in Rio: Christ by Train, Sugarloaf, Maracanã, Selarón & Lunch

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Discover the best of Rio de Janeiro on this full-day guided tour with lunch. Take the Corcovado train up to the Christ the Redeemer statue, take a cable car ride up to the Sugarloaf Mountain, see the famed Maracana soccer stadium, capture beautiful photos in front of the colorful Selaron Steps, and much more. This tour is also inclusive of a delicious barbecue buffet lunch at a local steakhouse.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$137.00
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US$137.00

Rio Sunset Tour Including Sugarloaf, Christ the Redeemer, Cathedral and Selaron

Rio Sunset Tour Including Sugarloaf, Christ the Redeemer, Cathedral and Selaron

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You haven’t experienced Rio until you’ve taken in a Brazilian sunset. Save time as an experienced guide and driver navigates you through the busy streets during this afternoon tour to popular attractions like Christ the Redeemer, Metropolitan Cathedral, and Selarón Stairs. Wrap up a wonderful day of exploration atop Sugar Loaf Mountain as you watch the sun set over iconic Copacabana Beach.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$91.00
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The Best of Rio in a Full Day Tour - Corcovado, Sugar Loaf, Selaron and more
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The Best of Rio in a Full Day Tour - Corcovado, Sugar Loaf, Selaron and more

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Get an overview of Rio's most important sights during this comprehensive, full-day tour. With a local guide, visit Copacabana Beach, Botafogo Beach and Palácio Guanabara. Travel through the Tijuca Forest, stopping at Paineiras on the way up Corcovado to see the Christ the Redeemer statue. Take the cable car from Urca up to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain, then eat lunch at one of the city's best steakhouses before visits to Maracanã Stadium and the Sambadrome. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$79.50
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US$79.50
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Private Custom Full-Day in Rio including Christ, Sugar Loaf and Selaron Steps

Private Custom Full-Day in Rio including Christ, Sugar Loaf and Selaron Steps

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A flexible itinerary ensures a customizable experience during this private sightseeing tour of Rio de Janeiro. Your private group can choose to focus on nature or history, with either a driver-guide or a separate guide and driver. Choose from highlights such as Sugar Loaf Mountain, Christ the Redeemer, and the Selaron Steps. History buffs can explore the historic city center while nature lovers may opt to visit Tijuca Forest.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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US$230.00
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The Best of Rio de Janeiro in a Private Guided Tour

The Best of Rio de Janeiro in a Private Guided Tour

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Take your Rio de Janeiro sightseeing experience into your own hands on this customizable, private tour of the Marvelous City. Alongside a ‘carioca’ (Rio de Janeiro resident) and personal driver, tick off top Rio attractions chosen by you. Personalize your itinerary according to your interests and only visit the sites you wish to see: your guide tailors the tour according to preferred themes, such as food, history, or sport, and offers undivided attention throughout. Pickup and drop-off from your Rio de Janeiro hotel are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$165.50
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US$165.50
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Private Tour: Rio's City Essentials including Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf

Private Tour: Rio's City Essentials including Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf

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Tour Rio de Janeiro your way, with a private car and driver, during this fully customizable tour. Choose the landmarks and attractions that you want to visit, such as Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado, Sugar Loaf Mountain, the Selarón Steps, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the city's famous beaches. Learn about the food, language, culture and history of the city and its inhabitants from your informative local guide while you explore. Round trip transportation in a comfortable, air-conditioned private vehicle is included.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$157.23
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Rio's Full Day: Selarón Steps, Christ & Sugarloaf – Tickets & Lunch Included

Rio's Full Day: Selarón Steps, Christ & Sugarloaf – Tickets & Lunch Included

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Save yourself hours of planning on a full-day tour of Rio de Janeiro that includes lunch, admission tickets, and transportation for the ultimate experience of the Eternal City. Rather than navigating public transport in an unfamiliar city, you’ll travel around the city in air-conditioned comfort and benefit from the insider knowledge of your guide. Plus, you’ll tick off top attractions such as Christ the Redeemer Statue, Sugarloaf Mountain and more.
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  • 8 hours
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US$98.00
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Full Day Sugar Loaf, Maracanã including Skip the Line Christ Redeemer By Train
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Full Day Sugar Loaf, Maracanã including Skip the Line Christ Redeemer By Train

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Take a panoramic city tour through Downtown Rio, a stop at the Metropolitan Cathedral and travel to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and visit the Christ the Redeemer statue on this full-day comprehensive tour of Rio's most famous landmarks. Reach the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado Mountain by cable car and by cog train through the Tijuca Rainforest, respectively. This full-day tour includes round-trip transportation from most Rio hotels, allows you to see all of Rio's sights in just one day.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$110.96
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The best of Rio in one day

The best of Rio in one day

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Come meet the main sights of Rio with me! Let's get to know Christ the Redeemer, the most visited attraction in the whole country, not only from Rio, a 38-meter statue made of concrete and soapstone, which sits atop Corcovado Mountain, and is 710 meters from sea level. ! Afterwards, we will visit the Selaron Staircase, with its 215 steps beautifully decorated by the Chilean artist, Jorge Selaron. Then we will visit the São Sebastião Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro, with its beautiful stained glass windows, and finally, the Sugar Loaf Mountain, where we will take the cable car to see the most beautiful look of the city !!
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$295.00
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10-hour Private Tour Rio In One Day: Christ, Sugarloaf, Selarón, Downtown

10-hour Private Tour Rio In One Day: Christ, Sugarloaf, Selarón, Downtown

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Discover Rio's most important touristic attractions on a private tour in the company of an expert guide. Visit Corcovado hill, where the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer is located, considered to be one of the seven wonders of the modern world. Drive along beachfront area to admire the most famous beaches like Ipanema, Copacabana, and Leblon. Head to the foot of Sugarloaf Mountain and catch the cable car to the breathtaking summit of it. Pass by Maracana stadium, one of the most important in the whole world. Visit to the Sambadrome, samba venue where the famous Rio Carnival parade is held. Enter the Cathedral of Saint Sebastian, one of Rio’s numerous iconic symbols. Following this, head to the center of Rio to get a taste of the local culture, climbing the Sélaron Steps and passing the Lapa Arches. The itinerary can be totally customizable according to your personal preferences to create the best Rio’s experience. At the end of the tour, you’re dropped off at the hotel.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$222.00
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9-Days Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, Classic Package

9-Days Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, Classic Package

Discover the emblematic cities of Rio de Janeiro and Salvador. In Rio, you will visit the famous monument to Christ Redeemer and the mountain Pan de Azúcar, you will also explore the city through a touristic route. In Salvador, a city tour historical and cultural will delight you. The Rio de Janeiro and Salvador package include eight hotel nights, excursions, and transfers from/to the airport and between locations.
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  • 9 days
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US$620.00
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Sugar Loaf Mountain Half-Day Tour
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Sugar Loaf Mountain Half-Day Tour

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Explore Rio and visit Sugar Loaf Mountain during this 4-hour morning tour. Visit some of the city's most important landmarks, including the Metropolitan Cathedral and Copacabana Beach. Then, board a glassed-in cable car bound for Sugar Loaf's peak, stopping once at a scenic viewpoint. Upon reaching the top of Sugar Loaf at 1,299 feet (396 meters) above sea level, admire the views of Niteroi, Copacabana, and Santa Cruz Fortress. Round-trip transportation from selected Rio hotels is included.
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  • 4 hours
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US$31.04
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Rio de Janeiro Downtown Tour

Rio de Janeiro Downtown Tour

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Get a comprehensive whirlwind tour of Rio's downtown in just a few hours. With your guide, learn about the city's culture and history through visits to landmarks such as the The São Bento Monastery, the Sambadromo, Maracanã Stadium, and others. Round-trip transportation from Zona Sul hotels included.
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  • 3 hours
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US$54.50
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Full Day Tour to Rio de Janeiro with Lunch

Full Day Tour to Rio de Janeiro with Lunch

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This is our best-selling and most sought-after tour, where you have the opportunity to visit at least eight incredible places. Enjoy a full day excursion in Rio de Janeiro visiting all the must-see attractions in a single day. The statue of Christ the Redeemer on top of Corcovado, Sugarloaf Mountain, Selarón Staircase, Maracanã Stadium, Sambadrome and Metropolitan Cathedral. The tour includes lunch at a rotisserie grill. You will also board and disembark at the hotel and be accompanied by a professional tour guide. Transport, guide, lunch and tickets to Corcovado and Pão de Açúcar are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$100.00
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US$100.00

Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour in Rio de Janeiro 

Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour in Rio de Janeiro 

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Because you will be riding in a new luxury vehicle with air conditioning and all the comfort, driven by a licensed English speaking local guide who is capable of doing everything for you to have an awesome time. You will also be able to learn a little about the history of each sight as well as the history of the city itself.
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  • 6 to 10 hours
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US$170.25
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Christ the Redeemer and City Tour

Christ the Redeemer and City Tour

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Você já conheceu uma das 7 wonders of the world? Ainda no ?! Then, do not lose time and see the logo of Christ the Redeemer, with the Discovery Rio Tour. Além de conhecer o Cristo, we provide you with tours in other tourist spots in Rio de Janeiro.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$47.67
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Christ the Redeemer & Rio de Janeiro Half-Day City Tour

Christ the Redeemer & Rio de Janeiro Half-Day City Tour

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Combine many of Rio's top sights, including the Christ the Redeemer statue, in a half-day tour in Rio. You'll also visit Copacabana, Ipanema, the Sambadromo, and other landmarks. Entrance fees and round-trip transportation included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$45.00
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US$45.00

Half Day in Rio Christ by Train, Maracanã, Sambadrome, Cathedral & Selarón Steps

Half Day in Rio Christ by Train, Maracanã, Sambadrome, Cathedral & Selarón Steps

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This comprehensive tour of Rio's must-see sights is perfect for those short on time in the city. Visit highlights such as the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Selaron Steps, Maracana Stadium, and a train trip up to the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. Learn about the city's culture and history through insightful guide commentary as you travel.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$77.00
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US$77.00

Full Day City Tour: Christ Redeemer, Sugarloaf, Selaron Staircase, Maracanã

Full Day City Tour: Christ Redeemer, Sugarloaf, Selaron Staircase, Maracanã

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Get an overview of Rio's most important sights during this comprehensive sightseeing tour. Pass by Copacabana Beach, the exclusive and trendy Ipanema Beach beach, and Guanabara Palace. Travel through the Tijuca Forest, stopping at Paineiras for views on the way up to Corcovado and the Christ the Redeemer statue. Ascend to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain, then eat lunch before visits to Maracanã Stadium, the Lapa Arches, and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$65.00
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Historic center of Rio de Janeiro walking tour.

Historic center of Rio de Janeiro walking tour.

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Guided tour of the historic city center. On this tour you will be introduced to Rio de Janeiro within its historical context. Focusing on architecture and multicultural traditions, which define a unique way of being and living the "carioca". We will walk towards the knowledge and traditions of the City. We will visit squares, churches, and historic sites. There will be the possibility of stopping for lunch, which is not included in the price of the tour. You will spend a maximum of 10 USD per person. We will pass by souvenir shops where the purchase will be optional. We will wait for you for this adventure through the streets of Rio de Janeiro.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$15.00
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Rio de Janeiro Half-Day Walking Tour

Rio de Janeiro Half-Day Walking Tour

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Walk through Old Rio on this afternoon sightseeing tour with a local guide. During this half-day outing, wind through the narrow lanes and baroque-style buildings while your guide fills you in on the history and legends of the area. Visit sites like the Metropolitan Cathedral, Carioca Square and the Imperial Palace. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
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  • 4 hours
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RIO'S FINEST WALKING TOUR. The Carioca Experience. Let's explore Rio together.

RIO'S FINEST WALKING TOUR. The Carioca Experience. Let's explore Rio together.

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I created this tour for people that are here in Rio with limited amount of time but want to explore some unique places while breathing some fresh air and mingling with locals. We'll visit some unique buildings along the way.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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