Day trip

Rio: Historical Walking Tour

Day trip

Rio: Historical Walking Tour

From US$ 59.50 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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  • 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

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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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March 16, 2023

The tour with Mathilde was surprisingly a private one and we were able to spend time in major areas of interest to me. Mathilde is a lovely senior with a love of Rip Centro and a keen desire to share that, which was inspiring.

March 13, 2023

Excelente la atención del Guía. pudimos conocer el centro de Rio en una experiencia muy interesante. Nos encantó.

January 18, 2023


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