Please, read these frequently asked questions before booking.
When does the hired number of hours start to be counted?
The count starts from the pickup moment, no matter where you are.
What's the minimum amount of hours for faraway pick-ups and drop-offs?
If you are far or out of Rio de Janeiro and want to take this tour, as soon as you enter the "pick-up" and "final drop-off " locations into the respective fields, the system automatically adds the proper minimum amount of hours to cover the transfers to get you to and out of the city of the tour.
The minimum amount of hours is not extremely accurate at the extent to take into consideration all of the unexpected elements that could cause delays like traffic, weather or long-distant pick-ups and drop-offs. So if you think the system does not calculate precisely the minimum amount of hours to cover the transfers plus the tour, you can adjust it increasing the number of hours in accordance with your interests.
Do I pass by or visit all the listed sights / places in the suggested itinerary?
No, the listed sights / places are just a suggested compilation of things to do in Rio de Janeiro.
The tour coverage depends on the tour rhythm as the guide goes at your pace, and also pretty much on the pick-up & drop-off locations. It also depends on the number of hours hired by customers ranging from 4 to 8 hours.
The guide must be at the customer's disposal driving them wherever they want to go within Rio's area. It could be to any of the places IN or OUT of the suggested list or even to follow the guide's tips.
In case tourists want to have more stops for any reason or spend more time at a sight / place, it should impact on the tour coverage reducing the number of seen sights / places.
Other adversities may also slow down the tour progress such as traffic jam, and the group size that determines the size of the vehicle. Bigger vehicles assigned for bigger groups tend to be slower, and thus cover less ground and sights / places.
What if I am in a city far away from Rio de Janeiro and want to take this tour?
Just fill out the “PICK-UP” and “FINAL DROP-OFF” location fields to have the price for the tour guide to pick you up wherever you are, take you on the tour, and return you back to your place afterwards. The booking system may automatically reject too long-distance pick-ups & drop-offs, as the tour may NOT be worth taking because of the trip time to the city of the tour. In this case, you can either select closer locations or get in touch with us for options.
Have in mind that the tour guide may depart from Rio de Janeiro to pick you up at your place. So in case you are out of or far from Rio de Janeiro, consider the trip time from Rio de Janeiro to your city NOT booking short notice.
On the price form, what’s the field “GUIDE & VEHICLE AVAILABILITY” for?
This field is to specify the number of hours the licensed private “TOUR GUIDE & VEHICLE” will be at your availability. The count starts from the pick-up moment the tour has been set to get started at your hotel, airport or any address you have chosen.
How many hours can tourists hire this tour for?
Tourists can hire this tour for between 4 and 8 hours. As Rio de Janeiro has a wide range of activities to do in the evening and overnight, tourists can spend the entire night touring around the city. The key part of our system is the flexibility to book a tour according to your available time, number of people, pick-up and final drop-off locations.
How many hours of "tour guide & vehicle availability" should I hire?
Pick-ups within the city of Rio de Janeiro, 5 hours should work well for a sum-up of Rio de Janeiro, and up to 8 hours if your intention is to go to many places like dance clubs, bars, bohemian areas and others.
4-hour of "tour guide & vehicle availability" should be only for those who are in Rio de Janeiro, but don't have too much time.
Pick-ups OUT OF or FAR from Rio de Janeiro, from 50 to 100 km distance, it's advisable to book between 6 to 7 hours of "tour guide & vehicle availability", considering that's about 1:00 h driving trip to Rio de Janeiro from your place. E.G. Booking 7 hours, you should have effectively about 5-hour tour in Rio de Janeiro as 2 hours will be used for the round trip transfers. This is recommendable for cities like Petrópolis and Teresópolis, and others.
If you want to have a break for a proper dinner at a restaurant, it should also be taken into account in order to select the right number of hours the tour guide is going to be at your availability.
What time range is it recommended to take the tour? Or what time should the tour start?
As it's an evening tour, on weekdays the tour should start after 20:00 onwards to avoid the bad traffic situation in the rush hour. On weekends, beginning at 18:00 onwards is fine.
For those who want to extend the night out staying overnight going to bars and clubs, in general from Sunday to wednesday the establishments close around 00:00 or 1:00AM. From Thursday to Saturday is common to find nice clubs and bars opened untill dawn or beyond.
It's also a good idea to avoid getting around in Rio de Janeiro on weekdays between 18:00 and 20:00 as traffic is awful.
Can I take this tour during the day?
No, this tour is designed to be taken in the evening as sights visited in nighttime are totally different from the suggested list given for this tour.
We also have a "DAY TOUR" that covers a lot of sights. In order to find the "DAY-TOUR", click on here to be taken to the "Custom Day Overview Tour".
How Do I book the tour?
Just fill out the beside “PRICE FORM” with the required information according to your demands.
The price is shown after all the fields are filled out. If you agree with the price, click on the “BOOK NOW” button.
The next page is for login, or sign-up in case you still don’t have an account with us.
After the login, land on a page with a form to collect more information to organize the tour.
Then go to the “CONFIRMATION PAGE”, and continue on to make the payment on the following page inserting the credit card details.
At the end of the booking process, you will receive an e-mail voucher containing the confirmation and pickup instructions.
Confirmed your booking, now start counting down the hours!
How is the tour price formed?
To form the price the system takes into consideration the number of people, the number of hours the tour guide and vehicle are going to be at your availability, the pick-up and drop-off locations, and the tour language. So just feed the price form with your demands, and it will automatically show the "RATES" to have a licensed tour guide and a vehicle to pick you up, take on the tour and drop-off back at your place afterwards.
Does the tour guide always pick the customers up at their places?
Yes, always. Sometimes, other than the tour guide, there is also a driver depending on the number of people.
Can I personalize the tour according to what I want to see?
Yes, private tours are totally personalizable according to your interests and likes. Talk directly to the tour guide about your wishes or write them in the “BOOKING OBSERVATION BOX” further during the booking process.
Do other unknown tourists join the tour with me? Or is this tour in group or private?
The tour is totally private and exclusive for you and your group. No other person out of your group must join your tour, unless it's invited by you.
Who drive me during the tour throughout the city?
The tour guide themselves drives the vehicle in case of groups with up to five (5) people. Groups bigger than five (5) people have also a driver along with the tour guide.
Does the guide pay their own expenses during the tour?
The guide’s basic expenses such as meals, drinks and parking lot are paid by themselves onsite. Museums, cultural and some entertaining activities are free of charge for the tour guides.
The guide may decline to participate in high-priced activities that fall out of the tour budget of a regular tour such as going to fancy restaurants, dance clubs, nightclubs or anything beyond an everage standard tour. In these cases, if customer wishes to have the guide as a permanent companion, the guide’s expenses should be covered by the customer. Otherwise, the guide must wait for the customer just nearby to continue on the tour afterwards.
What does the tour guide talk about?
All tour guides have complete knowledge about the city sights, culture, history, and social-economic aspects of Rio de Janeiro and Brazil. Some guides are experts on architecture, street art, music, local crafts and design, fashion, cycling, hiking, photograph, business, sports, LGBTQ culture, nature, religion, shopping, gastronomy, art, nightlife, and other topics. If you want a deeper understanding of a specific topic, please state / type your interests in the “BOOKING OBSERVATION BOX” further during the booking process.
What if I arrive at the airport or port? Does the tour guide wait for me at the arrivals area of the terminal?
Once you have arrived at the airport or port, there will be a member of our staff / guide waiting for you at the arrivals area holding a clear sign with your name on it, they will then escort you to your waiting private vehicle.
When does the "tour count" of hours start when I arrive at the airport or port?
The "tour count" of hours starts to run from the time the tour guide meets the tourist.
Our staff / guide will be waiting for you even if your flight or ship is delayed, without extra charges.
What’s the minimum and maximum number of people can I hire a city tour for?
This specific tour can be hired for 1 person up to 18 people.
It's also possible to tour in Rio de Janeiro with groups higher than 18 people, but it's not ideal as bigger buses have restrictions and limitations for getting around in town.
If you have groups with more than 18 people, the ideal is to make two (2) bookings splitting the group and using two vehicles plus two tour guides.
Does the company have references or reviews of other tourists who hired GREGTUR?
Yes, we have been delivering tours for about 8 years, and car services for more than 19 years. We have hundreds of customers who left reviews & comments on our TRIP ADVISOR & FACEBOOK pages.
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