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About Buzios

The seven-mile long Brazilian peninsula of Buzios is South America's equivalent of St Tropez. With sophisticated boutiques, fine restaurants and more than 20 magnificent beaches it became a favourite haunt of the likes of Bridget Bardot back in the 1960s.

The resort is centred round Rua das Pedras or Stone Street - a charming paved esplanade filled with bars, eateries and shops. Between here and Ossos Beach is the 'Orla Bardot', where you will find the infamous statue of the French starlet poised on her suitcase looking out to sea.

 

Shore excursions in Buzios

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

Brava Beach Transfer

Activity low

Duration: 4 hours

Escape to the popular Brava Beach for some sun, sea and sand.

After a short transfer by minivan you’ll arrive at Brava Beach, which is one of the best beaches on the Buzios peninsular.

Upon arrival, you’ll have around 3½ hours to enjoy at your leisure. The beach is the perfect place to relax in the sun, enjoy a dip in the crystal clear waters or take a stroll along the white sandy beach.

After your stay, you’ll meet at the agreed time for the return drive to the ship.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by minivan. Beach chairs and umbrellas are not included but can be rented locally. Please refrain from drinking alcohol prior to swimming or taking part in any water or on site activities. Please wear swimwear and take a towel and sunscreen. Changing facilities are available. There may be independent suppliers that may offer motorised watersports, these are provided by parties unconnected to P&O Cruises.

Buzios Panorama - Small group tour

Activity low

Duration: 3 hours

Enjoy a leisurely drive around the beautiful Buzios peninsula on this small group tour.

Originally settled by European pirates and slave traders, Buzios is now a picturesque fishing village famous for its unique combination of rustic charm, architectural harmony, incredible beauty and sophisticated boutiques and restaurants.

Relax and enjoy a panoramic tour by air-conditioned van that will introduce you to Búzios in comfort. You’ll see spectacular beaches and stop at lookout points that offer stunning views over the town and surroundings.

Your guide will tell you all about the history of the city and you will have a chance to snap some interesting pictures at Criminal Point, Point Lagoinha (the lagoon) and gaze into the crystal clear waters of the Forno Beach.

After the tour, you’ll have time to take a stroll along the Rua das Pedras in the downtown area, where local stores stock Brazilian brand name items, an excellent chance for some quality shopping.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by minivan. Each Minibus holds 14 guests and does not have a PA system. The majority of the sightseeing is conducted from the minibus with photo stops along the way. The terrain can be bumpy so is not recommended for pregnant women or passengers with back problems. It will be necessary to walk approximately 300 yards from the quayside to the minibuses.

Buzios Sights by Trolley Truck

Activity low

Duration: 2 hours

Enjoy the unobstructed views from your Trolley Truck as you drive around the beautiful Búzios peninsula.

Located on a peninsula that juts into the Atlantic Ocean, the area of Búzios is best explored aboard the open-sided Búzios Trolley.

Your scenic journey around this region will include a drive past the many picturesque beaches that Búzios is renowned for. Several photo stops are provided along the route so you can capture the essence of this resort town.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by open-sided trolley truck. The majority of the sightseeing is conducted from the vehicle with photo stops along the way. The terrain can be bumpy so is not recommended for pregnant women or passengers with back problems. It will be necessary to walk approximately 300 yards from the quayside to the vehicle. Early booking is recommended.

Schooner Cruise and Swim

Activity low

Duration: 2½ hours

Step aboard a schooner for a delightful cruise around the emerald waters of Buzios.

Embark on a schooner cruise around the shoreline of Buzios. Get acquainted with the lovely coastal surroundings as you cruise past pretty beaches and islands.

There will be approximately 20 minutes’ to swim and relax at the Island of Feia and Tartaruga Beach. Alternatively, you may wish to remain onboard to soak up the sun.

Refreshments of soft drinks will be served on board the schooner.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by schooner. You must be able to negotiate a moving wooden gangway onto the schooner. Entering the water and getting back on board the schooner is by a rope ladder. You must be a competent swimmer to take part in swimming to the beaches as the schooner anchors off the beach. Passengers are required to swim 50 yards from the boat to reach the Island of Feia. Please remember your swimming attire, sun protection and a towel.

Surf Skool

Activity low

Duration: 3 hours

Enjoy a private Surf lesson in the beautiful turquoise waters of Geribá beach.

Leaving the pier, you’ll take a short coach drive to your surf skool located on the picturesque Geribá beach. Here, you’ll meet your instructor who’ll give you a brief introduction and provide you with your surfboard. Then pay attention as your lesson begins. While still on the sand, you’ll be taught everything you need to know about beach safety, paddling techniques, how to “catch a wave” and the best way to quickly get back on your feet on your board.

Then, you’ll accompany you instructor into a protected area in the sea, where you’ll have a chance to catch your first wave. Afterwards you’ll have time to relax on the shore. By the end of your lesson you’ll wonder why you didn’t learn sooner.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by minivan. Time spent in the water will be 40 minutes. This tour will be cancelled in rough sea conditions and heavy rain. Please remember your swimwear, sunscreen and a towel. All participants must be competent swimmers. Children under 12, pregnant women, those with back problems or heart conditions should not participate on this tour. Please refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages prior to any swimming activities.

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