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Historical Rio Walking Tour

Explore Rio by foot and discover the fascinating legends and stories that guard the city’s past with this guided walking tour. See parts of Rio that tour buses don’t take you to! Sightsee Rio de Janeiro and travel through the eclectic history of Brazil!


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  • Transfer from/to hotels in the South Zone.
  • Bilingual local guide.

Days and Hours:

  • Monday to Saturday.
  • Departs at 8:30am.


  • 4 hours approx.

Discover the fascinating history of Rio with this incredible walking tour. Explore the streets, corners and buildings that identify the marvelous city, while the these old streets and buildings reveal their fascinating stories. A half-day tour on foot is perfect for travellers who want to discover the real gems of Rio de Janeiro and see more than just its beaches.

The historical guided walking tour begins in the city centre, where you can walk along one of the most important squares of the city: Cinelandia, which still today remains the most important political and cultural stage in the history of Rio. It is surrounded by major attractions of great historical value, museums and the impressive Municipal Theatre. In addition, the tour includes a visit to important historical landmarks such as the Monastery of Sao Bento, the market for candles, Candelaria, the old cobbled passage of Travessa do Mercado, Ouivdor street and Goncalves Dias street, where you’ll find the traditional Colombo Confectionery. As you go through the urban landscapes, travel inside the historical memory of Rio, while your personal guide recounts anecdotes and curiosities contained in this expansive city which was once the capital of Brazil. As the tour is approaching its end, go down Uruguaiana street, where you will reach Plaza Carioca, where the impressive Metroplitan Cathedral awaits, as well as your transportation, which will take you back to your hotel.

If you are a history lover and wish to learn more about the curious and fascinating past of Rio de Janeiro, then this is the perfect tour for you. Discover places, you would otherwise never come across and get an insider’s view from your local guide! Book now!

  • This tour departs with a minimum of 2 persons. If there are no other passengers, a single booking is treated as a private tour and carries an extra cost. Should you wish to make an individual reservation, please contact our Customer Support Team to enquire about availability.

  • Please note that this tour has a different price if you are booking on special dates that coincide with Carnival or other significant events across the city.

  • We recommend you bring along suntan lotion and wear lightweight clothing and footwear appropriate for walking.

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