Historic Rio Walking Tour - Rio De Janeiro

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    around 1:00pm.Exact pick up time and departure location will confirm later.
  • Departure Details :
    hotel pick up is available from major Rio De Janeiro hotels  Please put hotel name in the "Hotel Info" area when booking.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable


Discover the real Rio de Janeiro, the Rio beyond the paradisiac beaches, the exuberant nature, carnival and the Corcobado. On our Historical City Tour of Rio you will see the past 5 centuries of rich Brazilian history unfold, from its foundation in 1565 to present day. Hear how a green virgin marsh land, with hills and sugar cane fields became the most important and charismatic city in Brazil, the most cosmopolitan city in South America, and one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Know More about this tour

After you are picked up from your accomodation, we will begin this walking tour, which is designed to provide a unique snapshot of the legends and stories woven into the narrow streets and historical buildings of downtown Rio de Janeiro. The walk includes visits to many interesting places, such as the Sao Bento MonasteryCandelaria ChurchPraca XV, the Travessa do Mercado, the Imperial Palace, the Banco do Brasil Cultural Center, the Casa Franca-BrasilRua do Ouvidor, and Rua Goncalves Dias, where we will visit the traditional Confeitaria Colombo. Our walk will continue down Uruguaiana Street, through Largo da Carioca to the Metropolitan Cathedral, where you will board transportation that will return them to their hotels.

Our Itinerary:

  1. Sao Bento Monastery: Built in the mid-17th century, this monastery is run by Benedictine monks. 
  2. Candelaria Church: This famous church in Rio is the subject of a local legend about a 17th century ship that narrowly survived a storm. 
  3. Praca XV: The historical center of Rio, this large, public square is the location of the Paco Imperial, the Palacio Tiradentes, and the Legislative Assembly of Rio de Janeiro. 
  4. Imperial Palace: Built in the 18th century, this palace can be found in the Praca XV square in Rio. 
  5. Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil: The largest of three locations, this center alone attracts millions of visitors each year. 
  6. Casa Franca-Brasil: A neoclassical building in Rio's Centro district with skylights, it was built in the early 19th century. Currently, the building serves as a museum for modern art. 
  7. Rua do Ouvidor: Once considered the most important street in Rio, Ouvidor begins at the city's port and cuts through the heart of the Centro district.
  8. Rua Goncalves Dias: Named for an important figure in Brazilian history, this street is a narrow pedestrian walkway that passes by many old fashioned buildings.
  9. Confeitaria Colombo: This large complex It has been open for over 120 years.
  10. Largo da Carioca: Considered by many as the heart of Rio, this large public square has been the site of many important historical events in Brazil's past.
  11. Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian: A remarkable departure from the usual neoclassical designs of many of the country's churches, Rio's Saint Sebastian Cathedral is incredibly modern: it resembles a cone without the tip, taking some inspiration from Mayan pyramids.


  • Transportation by underground
  • Tour guide


  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Dress code is smart casual

Not recommended for participants with back problems

Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions

Not recommended for pregnant women

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Wheelchair accessible - if assistance is required, passenger must provide their own carer