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Rio: Historical Walking Tour

Rio: Historical Walking Tour

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From US$ 29.50 per person

Take a walking tour of Rio and visit some of its most important historical sites. Take the subway and explore the historical Rio.

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Duration 4 - 8 hours
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Spanish, English, Portuguese


  • Learn about the history of the area
  • Take the subway and enjoy a guided walking tour in downtown Rio
  • See buildings of great architectural appeal
Full description
Take the subway and enjoy a guided walking tour in downtown Rio. Rich in history and buildings of great architectural appeal, the center of the former capital of the country is best absorbed in the details when you walk through it. Travel by subway to downtown, arrive at Cinelândia Station an area with relics of the French architectural influence.  On the way to Carioca square see the Naval Club, the Monastery Church of Santo Antônio and the Ordem Terceira de São Francisco da Penitência. Visit the Confeitaria Colombo, built in 1894, Tiradentes Palace (State Hall), Praça XV including the Imperial Palace, the statue of General Osório, Mestre Valentim's Fountain and the Teles Arch. Reach the cobble-stoned Travessa do Comercio and the former residence of Carmen Miranda. See the Church of Our Lady of the Merchants, the Post Office Cultural Center, France-Brazil House, Bank of Brasil Cultural Center and Candelaria Church. Before heading back to your hotel by subway. 
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Transport by subway
  • Drinks and meals
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

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  • Not recommended for people with walking difficulties
  • The tour includes visits to Cinelândia, Largo da Candelaria, Confeitaria Colombo, the Church of Our Lady of the Merchants, France-Brazil House when open, Bank of Brasil Cultural Center and Candelaria Church when open
Customer reviews

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5 /5

based on 9 reviews

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Rio / Fascinating history

My informative guide, Alberto Cardoso, showed me around the old historic centre of Rio de Janeiro, including the Cinelandia area with the Theatro Municipal, the Igreja de Sao Francisco da Penitencia, the Praca XV with the Viceroy house and surrounds, Nossa Senior da Candelaria, the first customs' house and the old Brazil Bank and a welcome stop for coffee and pastries at the lavish Confeitaria Colombo. History made interesting from facts about the slave trade to the monks ensuring that a lake was dried out over time so that the city could be built on the reclaimed land. I thoroughly enjoyed my historic city tour!

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March 23, 2019

We were only too far with Segio. It was great. He showed us extra spots.

August 24, 2019

Leonardo is a guide who knows his job. He likes to share his knowledge and made us live the history of the historic center of Rio through a beautiful walk

August 6, 2019

Product ID: 74255