1. Brazil
  2. State of Bahia
  3. Salvador, Brazil
  4. Pelourinho

Salvador: Full-day City Tour of Historic Landmarks

Product ID: 190625
Experience the City of Salvador on a full day tour visiting it’s most famous attractions such as the Fonte Nova Stadium and Model Street Market. You’ll also get to visit the beautiful Barra Lighthouse and UNESCO's Patrimony of Humanity, Pelourinho Square.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese

Pickup included

Pick up in the customer's hotel in the center of Salvador. If your hotel is in another area, please keep an eye on your e-mail as the local partner will inform you of the closest meeting point
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Walk around the town square and enjoy the sights of the Baía de Todos os Santos Landscape
  • Meet the locals and have the opportunity to buy exclusive handcrafted arts at the Model Street Market
  • Gaze at the Barra Lighthouse, from where the Portuguese protected the city back in colonial times
  • Visit the Bonfim Church, the most famous of the Catholic churches of Salvador
Full description
Start your day at the beautiful Barra Lighthouse, where the Bay of All Saints meets the Atlantic Ocean. After stopping to take some photos of the view, the walking tour will take you on to the Municipal Square, located at the Rio Branco Palace which housed the State Government and the City Hall. The building overlooks one of the Bay's most beautiful sights, the Lacerda Elevator.

Next, you'll walk towards the Terreiro de Jesus, home to the Basilica Cathedral of Salvador, and visit the Church of São Francisco, one of the richest churches in Brazil and considered the most beautiful example of Portuguese Baroque in the world. By the afternoon you will have reached the port and as you cross through the commercial district you will visit the Largo da Roma that houses the works of Sister Dulce, a Brazilian Catholic Franciscan Sister known for her charity work.

After the Largo da Roma you'll reach the Bonfirm hill where you'll have the chance to stop for photos in the City's most famous church. You'll then move on to the Model Street Market, home to local handicrafts and colorful craftsmanship where you'll be taken back in time through the sounds of the traditional berimbau.

The tour finishes at the Pelourinho Square, a colorful place immortalized by the illustrious writer Jorge Amado and recognized as the UNESCO Patrimony of Humanity.
  • Round-trip transportation from your hotel located in the center of Salvador
  • Live guide commentary
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, as you will be walking throughout the tour
• Make sure to bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen lotion
• Bring local currency in case you wish to buy souvenirs, water, and snacks as not all places accept USD or credit cards
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 20 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Excellent tour!

Ronaldo was a great guide and we enjoyed the day lots. We visited all the main tourist spots in Salvador and our guide was able to answer to all of our questions, as he had lots of knowledge about the city. The only thing that should have been mentioned on the tour page is the fact the the tour is bilingual (Portuguese and English) and that it can be cancelled if the minimum number of the participants is not reached. Our primary booked tour was cancelled in the afternoon a day before (after the pick up was already confirmed) which led to lots of inconvenience for us.

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July 28, 2019

December 4, 2019

Excellent organization, the guide picked us up from the hotel and accompanied us to the meeting point. Although the Portuguese tour was scheduled, Ronaldo explained everything to us in Italian. Very prepared, nice, kind and available to meet everyone's needs. Fantastic day

December 1, 2019

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Adval Turismo

Product ID: 190625