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Historic Rio Walking Tour



Learn the history of the buildings of downtown Rio on this unique half-day walking tour


  • Discover the highlights of downtown Rio on foot including São Bento Monastery, the "Travessa do Mercado", and the House France-Brazil
  • Explore the Portuguese colonial heart of the city, Praca XV
  • Walk down Uruguaiana Street, Carioca Square and up to Metropolitan Cathedral


  • Roundtrip Transfer to Most Hotels in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana
  • Professional Tour Guide


  • Food and Beverages
  • Optional Gratuities

Please Note

  • The specific departure time for this tour will be determined upon reconfirmation.

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This is a different and unique walking tour designed to give you a feel for the legends and stories woven through the narrow streets and old historical buildings of downtown Rio.

The walk includes a visit to many interesting points, such as the São Bento Monastery, Candelaria (the candle-makers), Praça XV, the "Travessa do Mercado", Imperial Court, the cultural centre located in the beautifully-restored Banco do Brasil, the House France-Brazil, Ouvidor (the listeners) Street and Gonçalves Dias Street with the traditional Colombo Bakery.

The walk continues on down Uruguaiana Street, Carioca Square up to the Metropolitan Cathedral where passengers will meet the transportation that will take them back to their hotels.