Guided tour

Rio de Janeiro: Downtown Walking Tour

4.6 / 5

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Activity provider: Rio Carioca Tours
Guided tour

Rio de Janeiro: Downtown Walking Tour

Activity provider: Rio Carioca Tours

From US$ 43.11 per person

Take a 4-hour walking tour in downtown Rio de Janeiro. Learn about Brazilian history and culture by visiting the historic center of Rio.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, Spanish, English, Italian, French


  • Learn about the history of Brazil and Rio de Janeiro
  • Marvel at the contrast between modern and traditional architecture
  • See the highlights of Downtown Rio de Janeiro
Full description
Depart from the meeting point we go to Downtown Rio de Janeiro. The historic center of Rio de Janeiro is surrounded by centuries-old roads and buildings that show important periods in Brazilian history, from the time of the monarchy up to Brazil becoming a republic. Delve into 500 years of Brazilian history with a visit to the XV de Novembro Square. Admire the architecture of ALERJ building, Paço Imperial, and do Carmo Convent. Walk past the dos Teles Arch and see its winding alleyways. Follow your tour guide to Candelária Church and learn about its importance to the city. Then, discover hidden treasures in the architecture of the Brazil Bank Cultural Center, or as locals call "CCBB". Admire the contrast between old and modern by walking down the street to Cinelandia Square. Explore political and cultural buildings in the area, such as Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro, National Library of Brazil, National Museum of Fine Arts, and City Council of Rio de Janeiro. Revel at the architecture of Colombo's Bakery, one of the main landmarks of the city's, and have a snack. Finish your tour at a subway station in Downtown Rio, and choose to return to your hotel or continue exploring the region on your own.
  • Multilingual Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Subway ticket, if necessary (BRL 15 roundtrip per person)
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

• Contact us if you need instructions about how to get to the meeting point. • Arrive 15 minutes before the activity starts. • Tour guide will call you by your name at the meeting point.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • Meeting Point: Atlantico Business Hotel located at Rua Senador Dantas, 25 - Centro.
Customer reviews

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4.6 /5

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The guide was excellent. A history teacher. His English was very good, and he was very well prepared on history of the city and Brazil. The tour was ended in an excellent restaurant, I highly recommend to eat there after a this long tour.

January 26, 2023

Großartiger Guide, tolle Auswahl der Sehenswürdigkeiten und viel Zeit zum Fragen, Schauen und Fotografieren.

December 20, 2022


December 8, 2022

Product ID: 389247