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Tour Guide Gisela Vayda

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Address: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22041010, Brazil
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+55 21 99987-1825
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Unique and exclusive tours are developed for you and your family sharing...

Unique and exclusive tours are developed for you and your family sharing the best of our culture, history and people. You will be the only passengers on a tailor-made tour, attending to your wishes and expectations, comfort, flexibility, privacy and convenience. I will share my knowledge in a very personal way. My services include me as a tour guide or as a driver guide, in your language, which can be English, German, Spanish or Portuguese, in a deluxe car (6 people capacity) during your visit in Rio de Janeiro. For bigger groups I can provide bigger cars (Van 14 people capacity), Mini Buses (26 people capacity) or Buses (46 people capacity) You will get VIP service for regular prices.

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Jewish Tour of Rio de Janeiro

The tour was conducted by Leonardo Schneider. Mr.Schneider is an exceptionally knowledgeable and engaging guide. We gained access to three synagogues and even met privately with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 December 2016
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New City, New York

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New City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

The tour was conducted by Leonardo Schneider. Mr.Schneider is an exceptionally knowledgeable and engaging guide. We gained access to three synagogues and even met privately with the rabbi of the Sephardic congregation. The comprehensive tour also included visits to the Jewish Museum and Yitzhak Rabin memorial. Mr.Schneider provided us with a great deal of information, including about Rio Jewish history... More 

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giselavayda, Proprietário at Tour Guide Gisela Vayda, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to explain and show you and your friends a little of the Jewish history in Brazil and Rio. Thank you very much. Shabbat Shalom. More 

Marble Hill, Georgia
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Gisela arranged for an airport transfer and all day tour for a small group of friends. When we arrived in Rio, her lovely daughter met us at the airport and escorted us to our waiting coach and all the way to our hotel. Unfortunately, Gisela was ill and unable to conduct our tour herself, but she made sure we were... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We only had one full day in Rio and wanted to see as much as possible. We found Gisela through Tripadvisor and booked her for the day. We wanted to see as much as possible and had many things on our bucket list. Gisela and her driver met us at our hotel at 8:30 and our day started. Throughout the... More 

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giselavayda, Manager at Tour Guide Gisela Vayda, responded to this review

Dear Joan, Thank you! It was my pleasure. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

My time in Brazil in August 2016 allowed only one day in Rio, and I wasn’t sure how to best plan for visiting the sights and attractions highest on my bucket list for this city. Gisela was recommended to me by another tour operator. Fortunately, it was an easy process to book Gisela for the day. From meeting me at... More 

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giselavayda, Owner at Tour Guide Gisela Vayda, responded to this review

It was my pleasure. I'm very happy you enjoyed our tour. Hope to see you again. All the best! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Gisela has all the attributes you want in a guide. Not only can she communicate her enthusiasm for this complex city in English, but also as a local carioca she has an in-depth understanding of Rio. Furthermore, being the mother of a wheelchair user, she has loads of inside information that will save some people loads of time - time... More 

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giselavayda, Proprietário at Tour Guide Gisela Vayda, responded to this review

Dear Max &a Janice, it was my pleasure assist you in Rio. I hope you enjoyed our visit to Brasil. Um grande abraço e até breve, espero! More 

Northern Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We booked a private tour through a local tour company and Gisella was assigned as our guide. A great tour guide, super nice and so knowledgeable. We did a full day tour and Gisella got us through to see everything with no problems. It was great to have an English speaking guide who is a local to Rio.

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giselavayda, Proprietário at Tour Guide Gisela Vayda, responded to this review

Thank you very much! More 

Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Gisela gave our family a private tour during the Olympics. Arranged several months in advance, we had great time. It started off in the morning where she picked us up promptly at 8. We then did the Sugar Loaf (Pão de Açúcar) experience very early which was great since there were no crowds! We had the the mountain all to... More 

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giselavayda, Proprietário at Tour Guide Gisela Vayda, responded to this review

Many thanks for those nice words about me and my work. It was my pleasure to show you and your family my city. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We had a wonderful time with Gisela. She is punctual, friendly and a wealth of information. In are day tour we were able to visit Sugar loaf, Christ the redeemer, the Cathedral and Santa Teresa. She took us to a lovely restaurant in Santa Teresa which had the traditional food. It was good. I really enjoyed the tour with Gisela... More 

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giselavayda, Owner at Tour Guide Gisela Vayda, responded to this review

I loved having the opportunity to show my city for you. Hope to see you again. More 

Ra'anana, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

During the Olympics we were looking for a guide with a car in a very short noticed. I called Gisela and as she was busy she arranged for us a guide name Ernani with a car and a driver that took us the next day around Rio. Ernani is a very professional and knowledgeable guide and Gisela's help was great... More 

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giselavayda, Owner at Tour Guide Gisela Vayda, responded to this review

Thank you! It was our pleasure to have you as our clients! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

My daughter and I were in Rio for the Olympics, but early on, the weather was overcast, so we were hoping for a clear day to see Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf and other sites of the city. In the end, we got both a terrific day and a terrific guide in Gisela, who speaks excellent English. Though the private... More 

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giselavayda, Owner at Tour Guide Gisela Vayda, responded to this review

Thank you! It was my pleasure to enjoy the day with such good company. I wish to see you again and wish your daughter became a great chef! More 

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