Buzios

Travel two hours north of Rio de Janeiro, and far from the hustle and bustle of the city you’ll find Búzios, a former tiny fishing village that would have been lost to the world had the French actress Brigitte Bardot not made it her favourite beach destination in 1964.

A little haven of fun and energy

Travel two hours north of Rio de Janeiro, and far from the hustle and bustle of the city you’ll find Búzios, a former tiny fishing village that would have been lost to the world had the French actress Brigitte Bardot not made it her favourite beach destination in 1964. Bardot’s endorsement catapulted this colorful and lively beach-front port town to fame.

Due to the shallow waters around Búzios, cruise ships usually dock at sea and visitors are ferried to this colorful and attractive cruise destination by tender.

Providing a relaxing day off ship, Búzios, with its all-season climate, is a little haven of fun and energy along your South American cruise vacation itinerary.

As with all our excursions, MSC Cruises aims to provide the fabulous day-trip packages and deals on outings to make the most of your time onshore.

Often likened to Saint Tropez, Búzios has a real holiday feel. Its former incarnation as a little fishing village has been preserved, but it has successfully married authenticity with modern-day glamour, much like the famous French actress herself! In fact Bardot has had a lasting influence here; a bronze statue of Brigitte Bardot can be seen along Rua das Pedras, and ‘Bardot Street’ (Orla Bardot), is found just off the tender wharf and connects beaches to Buzios’ main shopping street.

After browsing the colorful stalls and shops why not make like Bardot and top up your tan on one of the town’s excellent white sandy beaches. All are served by water taxi, which is the best way to get around.

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 BRBUZ01 - SCHOONER TOUR Duration: 2 ½ hours - 2013/2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Possibility of swimming  Best seller  It is not every day that you can do a schooner tour in one of the most beautiful regions of Brazil. On board of a traditional schooner you will admire beaches and islands such as Armação, Ossos, Azeda, Azedinha, João Fernandes, Branca Island, Feia Island and beach. There will be a bar on board the schooner selling water, soft drinks and beer. The excursion also gives you the possibility to swim and to relax in the sun. Without a doubt this tour is one of the best ways to see the most beautiful coast line of this amazing peninsula. Remarks: Excursion is only available in Portuguese. For all calls of Grand Voyages (to/from Europe) please check with the tour desk the availability of tours in German, French, Italian and English. Floating devices and masks are available on board the schooner boat. Guests are advised to carry cash, preferable Brazilian currency if wishing to purchase drinks during the tour. Drinks are not included in the excursion. This excursion will not be cancelled due to weather conditions (rain).

Price per person $36.00 Adults $25.00 Children

   


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 BRBUZ02 - BUZIOS & IT´S WONDERS BY VAN Duration: 1 ½ hours - 2013/2014
Long route by bus  Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Limited seat  You will find out why Brigit Bardot has fallen in love with Búzios in the 60’s. This excursion will give the opportunity to discover Búzios and its beautiful beaches. Boarding comfortable vans with air conditioner you will visit the main sites in Búzios to enjoy and take marvelous pictures of this natural paradise. Remarks: Excursion is only available in Portuguese where the driver is the tour guide himself. For all Grand Voyages (to/from Europe, please check with the tour desk the availability of tours in German, French, Italian and English. This tour has limited seats, advice to book in advance to avoid disappointments. At the end of the tour you will have a choice to stay in downtown (Rua das Pedras) only 700 meters from the pier or return to the pier. First departure is upon arrival and all the subsequent departures every 2 hours. The length of this excursion may vary depending on the traffic conditions.

Price per person $36.00 Adults $25.00 Children

   


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 BRBUZ03 - BUZIOS TROLLEY TOUR Duration: 2 hours - 2013/2014
Long route by bus  Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Limited seat  Snack included  Best seller  Trolley is a special vehicle that will take you through an adventure of clearing of the peninsula, and certainly it is the best way of knowing Búzios at its best sites. A unique way to experience an amazing tour passing by the 12 beaches and 2 belvederes in a high and totally opened vehicle, which will give you an incredible opportunity to see the insights of Búzios. Feel the breeze, the pure air and smell the ocean with a feeling of sensation and a real contemplation of the prettiest places that not usually visited by tourists in Búzios. A tour with approximately 2 hours with experienced guides, on board services with juices, mineral water, tropical fruit and crackers. There are five stops including a geological spot in the ‘Fornos’ Beach, one of the prettiest in the city. There is no tour or vehicle like this in Brazil; it is a unique opportunity to do a great tour! Remarks: Excursion is only available in Portuguese. For all calls of Grand Voyages (to/from Europe) please check with the tour desk the availability of tours in German, French, Italian and English. Limited seats, book early to avoid disappointment. At the end of the tour you can choose to stay at the popular Rua das Pedras or return to the pier. This tour is run by a special vehicle trolley with roof but open on the sides, so guests may get wet in case of rain. This excursion will not be cancelled due to weather conditions (rain). Guests must walk approximately 300 meters from the disembarking pier to the main avenue where they will board mini-buses for a 10 minutes ride to downtown pier where they will embark the trolley.

Price per person $49.00 Adults $34.00 Children

   


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 BRBUZ04 - CATAMARAN SNORKELING Duration: 2 ½ hours - 2013/2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Possibility of swimming  Limited seat  This excursion is a perfect way to find out the beauty of the North peninsula coast and the beaches of Buzios in a Catamaran. A 38 guests maximum capacity, no doubt is an exclusive excursion. Boarding at the pier, this excursion includes three stops for swimming. Snorkeling masks are available on board the boat for those wishing to see the fishes up and close. Do not know how to snorkel? No problem, an instructor can give you all the tips. Remarks: The three beaches visited will be chosen during the tour depending on sea conditions. Snorkelling equipment is available for all guests on board the Catamaran. Guests must walk approximately 300 meters from the disembarking pier to the main avenue where they will board mini-buses for a 10 minutes ride to downtown pier where they will embark the catamaran. The boat has a capacity of 38 seats but maximum occupation for this tour is 30 guests. The beach destination and itinerary may vary depending on sea conditions and will be up to the boat captain the final beach destination.. This excursion will not be cancelled due to weather conditions (rain). The tour includes water, soft drink and “caipirinha”.

Price per person $69.00 Adults $48.00 Children

   


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 BRBUZ06 - VISIT CABO FRIO & BIKINI STREET Duration: 5 hours - 2013/2014
Long route by bus  Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Limited seat  Visit one of the oldest Brazilian cities (discovered in 1503) and its incredible beautiful Praia “beach” do Forte. You will travel through time visiting the Sao Matheus fortress built in the 16th century, passing by the old homes in the famous “Passagem” borough all the way to the modern history of surf, from the 50’s until today in the Surf museum with the largest collection of Latin America. You will also have a photo stop at the Beach do Forte, famous for its white dunes and amazing white sand before heading to the famous Bikini street, literally hundreds of small factories and shops selling bikinis and beach fashion where you will have free time to buy your perfect bikini or to take a souvenir to remember this fantastic city. Remarks: Transfer time from Buzios to Cabo Frio may take up to 60 minutes depending on the traffic conditions. The shopping stop will be for approximately 50 minutes depending on the traffic conditions. At Bikini street most of the shops accept major credit cards. This excursion will not be cancelled due to weather conditions (rain). Extremely limited seats, book early to avoid disappointment. Excursion is only available in Portuguese where the driver is the tour guide himself. For all calls of Grand Voyages (to/from Europe) please check with the tour desk the availability of tours in German, French, Italian and English. This excursion is not available for calls: MSC Poesia December 23th 2013, MSC Orchestra 30th 2013 and MSC Preziosa December 31th 2013.

Price per person $48.00 Adults $34.00 Children

   


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 BRBUZ07 - TRANSFER PRIVATE VAN TO ARRAIAL DO CABO BEACH Duration: 5 hours - 2013/2014
Long route by bus  Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Limited seat  Private van service with 14 seats to “Arraial do Cabo”. Located between Buzios, Cabo Frio, Araruama, Saquarema and Sao Pedro da Aledeia, Arraial do Cabo is known as the “World diving capital” or the Rio de Janeiro´s born nick name of “Fluminense Caribbean” due to its clear crystal waters. Arraial do Cabo offers nature, sports and amazing beaches in a single place. In Praia Grande with a infrastructure of bars and restaurants you will have approximately 2.5 hours of free times for bathing. Remarks: The price of this transfer is per van with 14 seats. Transfer time from Buzios to Arraial do Cabo beach may take up to 90 minutes depending on the traffic. The free time at the beach will be approximately 2 ½ hours depending on the traffic. Bars and restaurants at the beach may require consumption in order to use their facilities. Advice guests to carry Brazilian Reais (cash) as vendors may not accept credit cards. This excursion will not be cancelled due to bad weather condition (rain). Extremely limited seats, book early to avoid disappointment. Excursion is only available in Portuguese where the driver is the tour guide himself. For all calls of Grand Voyages (to/from Europe) please check with the tour desk the availability of tours in German, French, Italian and English. This excursion is not available for calls: MSC Poesia December 23th 2013, MSC Orchestra 30th 2013 and MSC Preziosa December 31th 2013.

Price per person $740.00 Adults  Not AvailableChildren

   


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 BRBUZ08 - TARTARUGA BEACH Duration: 6 hours - 2013/2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Possibility of swimming  You'll discover why the beaches of Buzios are considered the most beautiful in Brazil. In comfortable vans with air conditioning, you will visit one of the most famous beaches in Buzios to enjoy and take pictures of this wonderful natural paradise and swim or simply relax in the beautiful Tartaruga Beach. At the end of the tour you can ask your tour guide to drop you in the city center. Remarks: Limited seats. At the end of the tour you can choose between staying in the city center (Rua das Pedras), just 700 meters from the pier or return to the pier. The free time on the beach is approximately 3 hours depending on traffic conditions. This excursion will not be cancelled due to weather conditions (rain). Excursion is only available in Portuguese where the driver is the tour guide himself. For all calls of Grand Voyages (to/from Europe) please check with the tour desk the availability of tours in German, French, Italian and English.

Price per person $39.00 Adults $27.00 Children

   


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Shore Excursions programs and Itineraries may vary depending on local conditions and/or any unforeseen events in relation to the timing on the day of the tour. Some excursions are very popular and therefore availability cannot always be guaranteed, It is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment.