Jewish Tour in Rio de Janeiro

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From $70.50

20 reviews   (4.80)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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The Jewish history in Brazil dates back to the time of the voyages of Columbus, Gaspar da Gama, a Jew by birth, accompanied Portuguese admiral Pedro Alvares Cabral when he landed in what is now Brazil in 1500, beginning a more than 500-year presence in the New World. 

Enjoy a group tour to see the Jewish influence in Rio de Janeiro and learn about the Jewish presence in the city, besides visiting the main Jewish landmarks. 

What's Included

Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

Port pickup and drop-off

Professional guide

Transport by vehicle / Car or Van

What's Not Included

entrance fees

Food and drinks


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 1 - 99

Additional Info

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking to check if possible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Leblon Beach
Leblon is one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in Rio, and accommodation here comes at a price.Is where you see Beit Lubavitch Synagogue and Midrash Cultural center

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ipanema Beach
Ipanema beach is bordered by Arpoador Beach on one end and Leblon Beach on the other end. This beach is considered one of the main centers of activity for the city of Rio. One of the most expensive places to live, the neighborhood is full of wealthy residents.

• Admission Ticket Free

Copacabana Beach
Is one of the most famous and most beautiful beaches in the world. The atmosphere is very vibrant and the people are colorful and fun loving. Is where we have the CIB - Jewish Community Center

• Admission Ticket Free

Botafogo Beach
When you visit Botafogo beach, you'll be rewarded with a picture postcard view of Rio de Janeiro. Botafogo where is a municipal school named after Anne Frank.

This school is part one a Network of Schools Anne Frank, the CONIB with other organizations selected to give them that name in her honor.

The project aims to promote the values represented by Anne Frank, taking public schools in Brazil as a production and dissemination of a culture of peace, respect for diversity and human rights.

We have also teh A.R.I. Synagogue to visit in this area.Founded in 1942, the ARI - Israel's Religious Association of Progressive Judaism's in Rio de Janeiro, is affiliated to the World Union for Progressive Judaism - WUPJ. The Jewish Religious Association of Rio de Janeiro raised the "Rabbi Henry Lemle" Community Center which opened in 1997, with classrooms, library, auditorium, reception, administrative offices, and the synagogue "Henrique Peres" with up to 150 people, and the Center for Reference and Research on the Holocaust Zinner Family.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Botafogo Bay
Itzhak Rabin Park, in Botafogo, is named by the ex president of Israel after its attack and was inaugurated by Leah, his wife.

The park is located on top of Morro de Pasmado, very accessible viewpoint from where travelers can see the bay of Botafogo and Urca Bay.

In the middle of the park there is a bust of Itzhak Rabin, which represents the relationship of the Brazilian state with the state of Israel.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Museu Judaico do Rio de Janeiro
The Jewish Museum of Rio de Janeiro, founded in 1977 after the donation of a menorah (a seven-branched candelabrum and one of the main symbols of Judaism) is a dynamic cultural center, integrated into life in the city through activities structured towards the dual objective of preserving memory and promoting Jewish culture. It runs regular exhibits on the history of the Jewish community in Rio and Jewish traditions in its religious, cultural and historical aspects. Its activities take place in the Museum's facilities as well as in other organizations. It promotes academic research in matters related to migration and it organizes annual competitions for students. It also includes a Study Center that conducts research on migration and the Holocaust, a video archive with over a thousand films and a library.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Grande Templo Israelita do Rio de Janeiro
Type: Ashkenazi.

The Great Temple of Israel is the Jewish Community of Rio de Janeiro's largest monument and a part of the history of the Yishuv and the city.

In the past, it served as a point of reference for Jews in Rio de Janeiro. Construsted according to an eclectic style, with elements of Hebrew origin and classical architecture.

The design was elaborated in 1919 by an architect named Vodred.

The temple opened in 1932.

The mosaics were made in 1976 by artist Humberto Cozzo.

It collapsed in 1987 and is currently open only during the High Holidays, special events and tourist visits.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included


Worth Doing
Alan_W, 10-01-2023
Our guide was very knowledgeable and as a local of the community we felt as though we were invited into his home.
If interested in this type of tour, don’t miss it if in Rio.
A special morning with Efrom
Robyn R, 22-12-2022
Efron was an amazing guide. His depth of knowledge was extraordinary. He was always informative and always had a joke or anecdote to keep the conversation going. I would say he was one of the best tour guides we experienced in South America.
Warm and Welcoming Experience
Peter_A, 20-11-2022
My wife and I were picked up by Gisella and Efraim, two delightful and friendly lifelong Rio Jews. We were taken to the sites listed in the tour itinerary and were given a good understanding of the past and present history of the Jewish community. A great use of our time.
Unprompted and uncompensated, Efraim offered to and took us for Shabbat Services to the Reform ARI synagogue. He introduced us to the Rabbi and some of his friends. Everyone was outgoing and friendly and we had a great time.
I highly recommend this tour.
Great tour!
srdaniline, 20-10-2022
Really insightful tour. Our guide really knew his stuff and he managed to get us in to several places despite it being a Jewish holiday. It's a lot of driving!
Excellent Jewish tour of Rio
Linda C, 20-08-2022
The guides Gisela and Efraim were excellent and brought the Jewish community to life. There was no way we could have done it on our own.

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