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Rio De Janeiro: Downtown Sites and Bites Walking Tour

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Discover the old and modern parts of Rio’s downtown. Sample delicious local food. Learn how to ride both the subway and the new electric tram and discover areas that were rarely explored even by locals before the 2016 Olympics.
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Duration: 4 hours
Starting times 9:00 AM, 1:30 PM
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  • Discover the renovated harbor area and its highlights such as Kobra’s graffiti mural and Museum of Tomorrow
  • Try delicious local food as you stroll around Orla Conde
  • Ride the new eco-friendly tram of Rio
  • Visit the city’s oldest bakery and treat yourself to the best pastries in town
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On this jam-packed Rio city tour, mix historical venues, modern designs and stunning views from iconic sites to give you a full taste of Rio’s past, present and future. Start your journey in the classic area of Copacabana, where you’ll head to the subway to reach the downtown area at Cinelandia Square. Ride the newest transportation option in Rio, the VLT tram. The sustainable ride on the electric tram takes you across downtown all the way to the renovated harbor area, which has been developed into the modern Olympic Boulevard. The 2016 Olympic Games have left a great legacy on that side of town, and you won’t get a better first impression of modern-day Rio de Janeiro.  

Get off the tram right by the impressive and colorful graffiti mural designed by Eduardo Kobra. His work features the indigenous people of five continents and covers over 2,600 square metres of the building. From there, head from the boulevard down to the Museum of Tomorrow, another impressive work that’s great for snapping a few photos with Guanabara Bay in the background. You’ll then connect from this renovated area to the old district of the city via a new pathway along the bay.

Moving along the old streets of Rio de Janeiro’s downtown, reach the first bakery of Rio. This traditional spot dates back to 1894 and has kept all of its original enchantment. As you enjoy the fancy architecture, treat yourself to some of the yummiest desserts in town. After this sugar rush, walk to Carioca Square to take the subway back to Copacabana. Feeling like you have some more adventure in you? Then incorporate this tour with your afternoon Sugarloaf Mountain and Urca Discovery tour.
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Four food stops and a beer or cachaça shot.
  • Tram ride fare
What’s Not Included
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Praça Floriano, 7 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro CEP 20031-050. Outside the main entrance of Cine Odeon, by the Starbucks.

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• Small group of a maximum of 12 persons
• If the VLT (tram) is not running, walk a few blocks and take a public bus to continue the tour
• This is a child-friendly tour. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour
• Latin Americans can be conscious of appearance, so try to be casual but conservative in your dress. Outside of beach areas, halter tops and short shorts should not be worn. When visiting churches or religious sites, shoulders and knees should be covered

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Product ID: 95190