Essential Free Tour Florianopolis
- Enjoy a fun, easy walk to connect with the culture and traditions of ‘Magic Island Floripa.’
- Get to know the most beautiful classic buildings of Florianopolis and understand its history.
- Hear about the Azorean, Portuguese, and minorities that shaped this city’s multicultural identity.
XV de Novembro Square
Customs House (Casa da Alfandega)
Cruz e Souza Palace (Santa Catarina Museum)
St. Francis Church
Hercilio Luz Bridge
Street Art & Handicrafts
These are some of the features your tour might include, but please bear in mind that every guide create their unique itinerary to provide the best possible experience.
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Where does the tour start?
You will receive the full meeting point details and a map after you finalize your booking, in a confirmation email.
Do I have to book my Free Tour?
Yes, it's necessary to book your Free Tour in order to receive the full meeting point details via email on time. This helps ensure an enjoyable experience and good coordination between guides and tour guests. Booking is free, quick, and easy!
Can I contact my guide?
Yes, you will be able to message your guide with any questions that you might have after making a reservation, up until the start of the tour.
Can I make a booking for a larger group?
Maybe! In order to keep the group sizes manageable, each guide sets their own limit of guests per booking and departure. Choose the Free Tour you want to book, select the number of people in your group, and see if there are any departures available that suit your needs.
Are Free Tours really Free?
Yes, with Free Tours, there's no set price; instead, the guides rely on the tips of participants to sustain their livelihoods. By contributing a fair amount that reflects the value you receive from the tour, you not only support the guides but also express your appreciation for their expertise and dedication.
‘Floripa’ is one of the most stunningly beautiful towns in all Brazil, and probably South America! Florianopolis is a dreamy tourist destination that encapsulates the sounds, flavors and colors of a whole nation. Made up mostly of 33 miles-long (54 km) Santa Catarina Island, the place is mostly famous for its wonderful golden beaches, but joining the Essential Free Tour of Florianopolis will be the perfect way to discover the many historical landmarks and cultural attractions of the old town. As your expert local guide will explain, Florianopolis was originally a Spanish settlement founded in 1542, although the Portuguese took control in 1675. In later centuries, the city was the setting of social protests and crucial political events.
Your Essential Free Tour of Florianopolis will take you to the main sights of the charming old town. Standing next to the Cathedral, a church dedicated to Our Lady of the Exile, your guide will explain the ceremonies that take place here. Nearby, the group will find the main square of the historical center: the XV de Novembro Square. This charming park & plaza offers a beautiful environment where locals gather to enjoy the good weather and play chess. A huge fig tree dominates the square, offering a cool and shady place perfect for a stop. The tour will continue visiting other landmarks, such as colonial houses, mansions and the Cruz e Souza Palace, now house to the Santa Catarina Museum.
Since 1926 the island of Santa Catarina has been linked to the mainland by the impressive Hercilio Luz Bridge, a 2,788 feet (846 meters) suspension bridge that is one of the longest in Brazil. Your guide will explain how this feat of engineering changed the life of Florianopolis, and made the island much more open to modern tourism. While you walk through local markets and handicraft shops, you will also get a better understanding about the staple foods, ingredients and lifestyle of local people. All in all, the tour is perfect for those wanting to have more culturally meaningful holidays and enjoy a wonderful authentic experience. So, go ahead and book your seat today on the best Essential Free Tour of Florianopolis!