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Historical Downtown Rio Tour

Explore the historical city centre of Rio de Janeiro with the privacy of your own tour guide. Book this private tour of Downtown Historical Rio to explore the most interesting attractions downtown as your local guide fills you in on the history and culture of Brazil.

Regular Price: US$45

Special Price US$42

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Regular Price: US$45

Special Price US$42


  • Guide in English, Spanish and/or Portuguese.
  • Tickets for public transport.
  • Guided walk through downtown Rio.
  • Chorinho Group (See Notes).

Days and Hours:

  • Monday to Saturday.
  • Morning: 8:45am (From Coliacabana) or 9:45am (From Cinelandia).
  • Afternoon: 1:45 pm (From Coliacabana) or 2:30 pm (From Cinelandia).


  • 5 hours approx.

If you’re looking for something more in-depth than a rushed group tour stopping briefly at Rio de Janeiro’s places of interest, then this private tour is for you. Explore the Downtown Rio and the city’s history at your own pace with your own private tour guide.

This Historical Downtown Rio Tour will start at one of two meeting points (Copacabana or Cinelandia), depending on your preference, where you will meet your personal tour guide. You will then start your tour of Rio’s city centre. Your friendly, local guide will take you to see buildings and landmarks, filling you in on the history behind these places, and providing interesting stories and anecdotes about the history of Rio de Janeiro and Brazil. At the end of the tour, make use of your guide’s great insider knowledge to find out how to visit Rio de Janeiro’s other great attractions to complement your experience. On Saturday afternoons, the guide will take you to enjoy a Chorinho (a local music genre) show to finish the tour in style.

For an experience that is more than just sightseeing, book this guided Historical Downtown Rio Tour. The history of the Marvellous City will be brought to life by your private guide, ensuring an unforgettable experience in Rio de Janeiro! Book online now!

For your convenience, this tour has two different starting points. Each point has a different meeting time:

  • 1. Facing the Copacabana Palace Hotel.

  • 2. Facing the Odeon Cinema in Cinelandia Square.

  • On Saturdays, the afternoon tour does not include Sugar Loaf Mountain. Instead, passengers can enjoy a music show by a local Chorinho group.

  • Due to the large amount of traffic in Rio de Janeiro, this private tour makes use of public transport.

  • The cost of transport services used during this private tour is included in the price of the tour.

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