Rio De Janeiro Half-Day Walking Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    1:00 PM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Roundtrip transfer available from most hotels located in Rio's South Zone. Please stay at the hotel lobby 10 minutes before pick up time.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 6:00pm
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Take an afternoon sightseeing tour of Old Rio on foot, and get a feeling for the legends and history woven around the narrow streets and superb baroque buildings of downtown Rio de janeiro. While you walk, your knowledgeable and entertaining guide will bring the city and its stories alive.

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Church of Our Lady of the Candelaria, Rio de janeiro, State of Rio de janeiro

See and visit the Church constructed in neoclassical style, which began being built in 1630 and finished in 1775.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Sao bento monastery, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

Visit the Monastery of So Bento, founded in 1590 by 2 monks from Bahia and considered one of the most important patrimony of Brazilian architecture.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Maua Square, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

Visit the new Mau Square a gift from the Olympic legacy that has changed the life of the Cariocas forever, creating a new pole of entertainment and culture, hosting two new Museums, the Rio Art Museum and the Museum of Tomorrow, and the famous Cobra murals.

Pass By: Museum of Tomorrow, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

See the modern Museum of Tomorrow

Pass By: Centro cultural banco do brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

See one of the most important Cultural Centers of Rio de Janeiro.

Pass By: Praca Quinze de Novembro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

Pass through Quinze de Novembro Square

Pass By: Paco imperial, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

Built to be the residence of the governors of the captaincy and it was the residency of the Portuguese Royal Family, when it arrived in Brazil

Pass By: Mercado Popular da Uruguaiana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

Pass through famous market strees of Rios downtown

Pass By: Tiradentes Palace, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

See the Tiradentes Palace from outside.

Stop At: Confeitaria colombo

See and visit the famous Colombo Bakery

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

Visit and see the ancient Conical Cathedral in form and with a 96 metres (315 ft) internal diameter 106 metres of external diameter and an overall height of 75 metres (246 ft)

Duration: 10 minutes


Walking tour of Rio de Janeiro

Hotel pickup and drop off to Most Hotels in So Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana



Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

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  • 18-Mar-2019

    JB was an enthusiastic and informative guide giving a great introduction to the many wonderful sites of Rio. There were only 3 on our tour and we were picked up promptly by bus from our hotel and dropped off .

  • 19-Dec-2018

    Only us 2 in the tour. The tour guide is constently busy texting on his phone and rushing us to get the tour over with. At one point he even comment that he is a man of the clock meaning he is intested only to make all check list that need to visit and get us over with.

  • 17-Apr-2018

    Super amazing tour guide! The best in Brazil!!

  • 14-Feb-2018

    Another great tour. It was not a hard walk. Good pace and lots to see on this tour. Worth taking this one.

  • 21-Aug-2017

    JB was a great tour guide- very energetic and well- informed. He gave us a good introduction to Rio downtown and we enjoyed walking around that area. Worth- taking

  • 25-Jun-2017

    It turned out to be a private tour ! Therefore our guide could be flexible and adapt the program to avoid the places we had already visited the day before. Jean-Baptiste proved to be a great guide because he knows Rio, loves the city and makes you love it too.
    We discovered places we would not have thought of visiting. The walking experience is definitely the best way to discover a city and its people.

  • 11-Sep-2016

    JB was knowledgeable, spoke English well and is obviously very passionate about his city. WE got a view of the Museum of Tomorrow from the Benedictine monastery that normally you would not see so got a cracking photograph. Excellent value for money, as got lots of info about getting about Rio in general,

    Tip -- if you are meeting at a hotel but not resident there then go into reception --- he will look for you there not outside.

  • 24-Aug-2016

    A pretty relaxed meander round the downtown area of Rio which I probably would not have seen otherwise. Quirky guide who looked after us well.

  • 11-Jun-2016

    So interesting with John Baptiste

  • 15-May-2016

    Despite a bad start, Juan Bautista provided an interesting walking tour from the Sao Bento monastery to the Metropolitan Cathedral in Rio. His passion for the history and architecture of Rio was obvious. The tour was quite expensive and I would recommend a tour arranged locally, instead, especially since we spent 30 minutes in a tea shop albeit beautiful, but at the expense of seeing more. As it is, the tour ended one block short of seeing the Teatro Municipal and the Catedral Metropolitana. Fortunately, we were able to continue the walking tour on our own a couple of days later for just the cost of the metro.
    The tour started badly as the bus went to the wrong hotel at the wrong time and left without us a group of four. We had to take a taxi to catch the group one other person at the monastery. A big problem with arranging tours thru third parties is the communications gap/delay. Between Viator, the local tour company and the tour guide, there were three different stories.

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