Búzios cruises

The picturesque village of Búzios lies just east of Rio de Janeiro and boasts over 20 lovely beaches.

Excursions

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

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

    Brava Beach Transfer

    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.


    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    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 Cunard Line.

    Tour code

    BUZ_007

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Surf Skool

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

    Surf Skool

    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.


    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    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.

    Tour code

    BUZ_006

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    3 hours

  • Capoeira Show and Scenic Drive

    Enjoy a brief orientation of Buzios and an exclusive traditional Capoeira Show of martial art and dances.

    Capoeira Show and Scenic Drive

    Capoeira is a 500 year old martial art, which originated from the slaves that were brought from Africa to Brazil. It combines dance, music and acrobatics.

    Leaving the pier in an air conditioned vehicle, you’ll pass many of the picturesque beaches of Buzios, which all have their own unique charm and style. Enjoy stops along the way for photo opportunities.

    Next, you’ll Experience a taste of Brazilian flamboyance during an exclusive Capoeira performance. The dancers and the contagious rhythm of the music are sure to delight you.

    Afterwards, you’ll stop at the smaller Forno beach, where you can go for a dip or just walk on the beach. The last stop will be at the rocky headland of Ponta da lagoinha, where you’ll be amazed by its rock formations and see waves breaking around you. Driving back downtown, you’ll pass by the Ferradura neighbourhood and beach.


    This excursion will operate by minivan. There is limited walking on this tour. If you wish to swim, please take protection from the sun, a towel and local currency There may be independent suppliers on the beach that offer watersports, these are provided by parties unconnected to P&O Cruises.

    Tour code

    BUZ_008

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    2½ hours

  • Buzios Panorama - Small group tour

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

    Buzios Panorama - 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.


    This excursion will operate by minivan. Each Minivan 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.

    Tour code

    BUZ_004

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    3 hours

  • Buzios Sights by Trolley Truck

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

    Buzios Sights by Trolley Truck

    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.


    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.

    Tour code

    BUZ_005

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    2 hours

  • Schooner Cruise and Swim

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

    Schooner Cruise and Swim

    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 on board to soak up the sun.

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


    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    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. Guests 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.

    Tour code

    BUZ_001

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    2½ hours