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Context Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Interesting

Great way to learn about Rio's rich history! Our guide was incredibly fun and knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2018
Vittorio B
Bossa Nova through Rio

Context guide Amber Nelson took us on a fascinating tour of Copacabana and Ipanema visiting the... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
Michael M
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Context Rio de Janeiro Tours organizes expert-led "walking seminars" for the culturally curious. Walking tours are limited to six participants and held as an in-depth exploration of Rio de Janeiro. Select tours spanning topics such as: history, architecture and urbanism, art, music and cuisine. The docents who lead the walks are local historians, architects, artists, chefs, and other specialists. Would you like to discover how Rio was founded 450 years ago with a passionate local historian? Or experience the city's urban renewal with an architect? Context walking tours are small group tours with 6 people maximum so you can have deeper dialogue with your docent. Guided Context walking tours of Rio de Janeiro include popular tours such as: Welcome to Rio, an introduction to Rio The Birth of Bossa Nova Bohemian Rio, Santa Teresa and Lapa Founding Rio, the Marvellous City Renewing Rio, Upgrading Porto Maravilha & its Challenges Future of Favelas Rio de Janeiro Walk with a Flytographer Photoshoot
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19 Jan 2018
“Interesting”
3 Apr 2017
“Bossa Nova through Rio”
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

Great way to learn about Rio's rich history! Our guide was incredibly fun and knowledgeable. Definitely worth it.

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Reviewed 3 April 2017

Context guide Amber Nelson took us on a fascinating tour of Copacabana and Ipanema visiting the places where Bossa Nova was born and flourished in the 1950s and 1960s. I learned that you can't talk about the history of Rio or know the city without...More

Thank Michael M
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

Context advertises itself as touring with experts. They did not disappoint. Andreas (our guide) is a professor in Rio with impeccable English and everyone in town seems to be his student. Not only does he know history, etc., he was able to handle our special...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2016

My teenage son and I enjoyed a morning of history, architecture and culture with our guide Amber. It was a fast way to get me up to speed on the lay of the land, foundation of the country and culture of Brazil. We stopped at...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2016

I've used Context Travel twice now, for tours in Florence, Italy and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and have had superb experiences both times. We took the "Rio the Marvelous City" tour in March 2016. Tour was about 3 hours long, walking approximately a mile but...More

Thank Brittany951
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Reviewed 7 April 2016

We had already done the usual tourist sightseeing in Rio Di Janeiro so the Context Walk added another welcome dimension to our visit. The docent/guide was charming and we saw on foot many things which you do not perhaps notice when jumping in and out...More

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Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 4 April 2016

Days after our Favela tour in Rio I came to appreciated our experience even more. As we continued to experience "Rio" -- Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain, the beach, biking, playing soccer -- I realized how isolated the Favela's are. In order to really understand...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2016

They tell interesting things about the history of the city. Most of them I didn't know, however I have been traveling to Rio very regularly since 1979. For who wants to know more than the avarege traveler context is the best.

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Thank Edwin R
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Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

Fascinating introduction to basso nova music, history and an excellent walking tour of Rio's beach front. Very good first evening tour to get you oriented and comfortable in Rio. Up to Context's usual high standards.More

Thank Bill I
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ContextTravel, Manager at Context Rio de Janeiro, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2016

Context thanks you for visiting us in Rio! As you know our South America program is relatively new (we are currently in Cartagena, Colombia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Rio de Janiero, Brazil) so we are very appreciative that you took the time to let us...More

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