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Rio Jewish Heritage Half-Day Tour provided by Carioca Tropical Tour Operator - Day Tours

Rio Jewish Heritage Half-Day Tour

Rio Jewish Heritage Half-Day Tour
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About
The Jewish presence in Rio de Janeiro started at the time of the first Portuguese navigators in the 1500´s. Since then, the Israelite immigration was constant, mainly thanks to the encouragement of a great admirer of the Jewish culture, no one less than the emperor D. Pedro II. Following the example in many cities in the world, we have selected the main attractions of the Jewish heritage in Rio de Janeiro, presented by expert tour guides. Besides the attractions listed we will also visit the Synagogue Shel Gmelut Hassidim (in the Sephardic Jewish-Spanish rite) which has received the visit of emperor D. Pedro II, located in Botafogo. In Copacabana, we visit the Club Israelita Brasileiro and Beth El Synagogue. Note: The synagogues Beth Yaacov (in the Eastern-European Ashkenazi rite) in Copacabana, and Beit Lubavitch (Orthodox Chasidic rite), in Leblon, may replace other synagogues, according to client´s request and/or availability.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
What to expect
  • Kick off your tour with hotel pickup, where you’ll board an air-conditioned vehicle destined to delve into the Jewish heritage of Rio de Janeiro. Your first stop is Park Itzhak Rabin, founded by the prominent Israeli politician, which boasts privileged views of Botafogo Beach and Sugar Loaf Mountain. Then, proceed to downtown Rio to see Chaim Weitzman Square and a school named after Anne Frank. The next stop is Museu Judaico do Rio de Janeiro, a Jewish museum whose artifacts speak eloquently of the city’s Jewish history. The Jewish Grand Temple is a building as elaborate as its name suggests: spend a while admiring the inside of the structure with your guide. Following this, head to Synagogue Shel Gmelut Hassidim and hear of its illustrious history. At your request, a visit to this synagogue can be replaced with a visit to Beth Yacov and Beit Lubavitch. Your tour concludes with drop-off at your Rio hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Kick off your tour with hotel pickup, where you’ll board an air-conditioned vehicle destined to delve into the Jewish heritage of Rio de Janeiro. Your first stop is Park Itzhak Rabin, founded by the prominent Israeli politician, which boasts privileged views of Botafogo Beach and Sugar Loaf Mountain. Then, proceed to downtown Rio to see Chaim Weitzman Square and a school named after Anne Frank. The next stop is Museu Judaico do Rio de Janeiro, a Jewish museum whose artifacts speak eloquently of the city’s Jewish history. The Jewish Grand Temple is a building as elaborate as its name suggests: spend a while admiring the inside of the structure with your guide. Following this, head to Synagogue Shel Gmelut Hassidim and hear of its illustrious history. At your request, a visit to this synagogue can be replaced with a visit to Beth Yacov and Beit Lubavitch. Your tour concludes with drop-off at your Rio hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 21513P12
Call +65 6670 9674
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan / car
  • Entry/Admission - Grande Templo Israelita
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Tickets entrances at the Jewish Museum are USD 5.00 per person & at Grand Synagogue as a “Tzedakah” USD 9.00 per person
  • Entry/Admission - Museu Judaico do Rio de Janeiro
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • If your hotel is not in the list, please contact us so we can organize your pick-up accordingly.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Please dress appropriately
  • Kosher lunch is available upon previous request
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan / car
  • Entry/Admission - Grande Templo Israelita
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Tickets entrances at the Jewish Museum are USD 5.00 per person & at Grand Synagogue as a “Tzedakah” USD 9.00 per person
  • Entry/Admission - Museu Judaico do Rio de Janeiro
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • If your hotel is not in the list, please contact us so we can organize your pick-up accordingly.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Please dress appropriately
  • Kosher lunch is available upon previous request
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Mirante do Pasmado
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 2
    Museu Judaico do Rio de Janeiro
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Grande Templo Israelita
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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wkup
Boca Raton, FL61 contributions
An Important Tour of Jewish Heritage
Feb 2020
Excellent fulfilling cultural tour of the jewish history in Rio and Brazil. We saw multiple synagogues inside and out for all sects of judaism - we had detailed discussions of the significance of each synagogue and the opportunity to see the Torahs and explore each building

The small jewish museum had wonderful menorahs and we got a guided discussion of the key items there -

Overall we could not have had a better experience and highly recommend this to anyone who wants to be in touch with their jewish heritage outside of their country

Our guide was Leonardo and he did an amazing job sharing with us not only the details of the tour but his own personal heritage -

A big Shalom to Leonardo and this company for continuing to keep alive the roots of jewish history in Rio
Written 25 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Joyce H
Mass121 contributions
Jewish Heritage tour
Feb 2020 • Couples
A wonderful time touring Jewish sites and more with Efraim. From the moment we got into the car he was pointing out sites and giving us information about Rio and Brazilian history. He was easy to understand and very informative. We visited several synagogues. A small Jewish museum and the Jewish club which is actually a fully integrated community center. I highly recommend this tour and Efraim.
Written 17 February 2020
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karenbp2014
Asheville, NC3 contributions
Jewish Tour with Leonardo
Feb 2020 • Friends
Leonardo is an excellent guide. He showed us a number of synagogues and explained the history Of the Jews in the area and interesting things about the city in general. His personal stories about his family and ancestors contributed to the enjoyment of this tour. We would highly recommend that you hire Leonardo and his driver.
Written 8 February 2020
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Dear Karen, We are glad you had such a great time with us during your tour. We appreciate your review and will pass along your comments to our team. Thanks for taking your time to do this, Best regards,
 Mirella Schvaitzer
Written 17 February 2020
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Peter F
Franklin, MA6 contributions
Jewish Tour of Rio
Oct 2019
excellent guide, he was very knowledgeable and personable. I would recommend this 100%. Saw several synagogues and the heritage museum
Written 21 December 2019
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northyorker
Toronto, Canada75 contributions
Excellent tour
Mar 2019 • Couples
Leonardo was an exceptional guide in showing us the important Jewish sites of Rio de Janeiro and imparting his knowledge of the Jewish community in Rio. We appreciated Leonardo's flexibility in doing this tour for us as we were delayed in getting from the airport to the hotel. I highly recommend this tour.
Written 14 April 2019
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Thank you very much for taking your time to review our company! We are glad that you enjoyed the tour with Leonardo. He really knows a lot about all the Jewish sites in Rio. Don't hesitate to contact us if you ever come back to Rio. Best regards,
Written 15 April 2019
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mysher19
Phoenix, AZ8 contributions
Interesting Jewish Heritage
Nov 2018 • Couples
Leonardo was charming. We were very interested in his knowledge and his deep feelings about the synagogues that he showed us. He interjected his own personal experiences with some of the synagogues we visited. Thanks for the pictures that he took of us in several locations....fun to receive them once we were back home.
Written 20 November 2018
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Thanks for your feedback We are really happy to know you enjoyed the tour!! We are always trying to improve our service to please our clients so thats why it is important to us to receive the comments. Hope to hear from you again next time you come to Rio. Best regards,
Written 7 December 2018
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oldest40
Boynton Beach, FL9 contributions
Visit toJewish Heritage sites
Nov 2018 • Couples
This was a wonderful tour with an extremely knowledgeable tour guide. Leonardo brought the tour to life for us. Would Very Highly recommend this tour. We enjoy seeing Jewish sites as we travel the globe.
Written 10 November 2018
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Thank you very much for taking your time to review us! Client’s feedbacks are really important for us as it helps to show how we can improve. We are happy to know you had a great time during your tour. Hope the rest of your trip was excellent. Best regards,
Written 7 December 2018
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Martha-Anne M
North Finchley, UK44 contributions
Brilliant
Apr 2018 • Friends
Leonardo was a personable, friendly and most importantly knowledgeable guide who told us so much about not only the Jewish community but also about Rio. Leonardo handled the unexpected, late addition of another couple superbly, dividing his time between the 2 cars so that both couple were kept fully informed. He opened my eyes to Rio. So glad I booked this excursion, as were our friends. Highly recommend.
Written 5 April 2018
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Dear Martha, thank you very much for taking your time to review our company, Carioca Tropical Tour Operator! We were very happy that everything went well on the tour. Our main goal is to make our customers feeling satisfied. And to achieve that we are always trying to improve, sometimes learning from mistakes but sometimes perfecting the correct ones. Hope to hear from you again next time you come to Rio de Janeiro. Best regards,
Written 9 April 2018
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Alan C
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK1 contribution
A Lovely Surprise
Nov 2017 • Couples
We had no idea that there was so much Jewish heritage in Rio. The synagogue buildings were architecturally superb and they ranged from classical to modern. Our guide, Leonardo, was very knowledgeable and was always ready to answer our miriad of questions. At each location we were warmly welcomed and we were made to feel very welcome and never rushed.
All in all a thoroughly interesting and enjoyable half day which I can highly recommend to anyone contemplating taking this tour.
Written 15 November 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for your feedback!!! We are happy to hear you had a great time during the tour with our guide Leonardo. I will extend your compliments to him! We hope to hear from you if you ever come to visit Rio again. Best regards,
Written 21 November 2017
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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