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Rio Downtown Sites and Bites - Small Group Walking Tour

Product ID: 268142
Experience the flavors of Brazilian food and drinks as you dive into the historical district of Rio de Janeiro. From the famous brigadeiro dessert to the cachaça drink, taste and learn a lot from as you eat and drink your way around Rio Downtown area.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
Starting time 1:30 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Try delicious snacks, drinks and desserts loved by the locals
  • Discover some hidden gems as we mix the modern and old Rio around downtown area
  • Learn the culture and history of Rio as try the most authentic local food
  • Travel through the city center by the modern electric tram, also known as the VLT
Full description
Start your experience from Cinelandia Square where you will try a local treat to kick off your tour. From there you will hop on the modern and new eco-friendly tram of Rio for a sustainable ride across downtown all the way to the renewed harbor area redeveloped into the modern Olympic Boulevard.

When you get off the tram you will see amazing and colorful graffiti mural designed by Eduardo Kobra. Your next stop has our second included bite as you try the delicious Coxinha de Pernil (a deep-fried pork snack) before you head up the historical Conceição Hill. This area is full of history and features some interesting street art and delightful views of the harbor. It's time for another food stop in one of the local restaurants. You will try the feijoada balls which is the summary of the famous feijoada meal.

Your journey moves onto Mauá Square where two modern architecture buildings are presented: MAR (Museum of Art of Rio) and Museum of Tomorrow and then a walk into the old town. On the way, you will see important sites such as CCBB, XV Square and Confeitaria Colombo for another food stop. You are not done yet! There's still a visit to the Royal Portuguese Reading Room before you finish your tour in one of the local bars for a drink.
  • Bilingual licensed guide
  • VLT transportation fee
  • Three food stops
  • 1 cachaça tasting stop
  • One dessert
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Outside the main entrance of Cine Odeon, by the Starbucks Coffee shop.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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In addition to the main sights, you can also see the less touristy Rio. I would recommend it to everyone. Our guide was very attentive and really knew about the city. The food was also very tasty and could broaden my horizons a bit!

28 December 2019

I wouldn't have found or tried the wonderful tour and especially the small delicacies of Rio.

9 October 2019

Excellent and complete

The guide very well prepared and the logistics of the tour very professional. Exceeded our expectations.

5 October 2019

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Rio Urban Tours

Product ID: 268142