Free Carnival Tour Rio
Where: Municipal Theater
Language: English & Spanish
Duration: 2 hours
Join us on our Free Walking Tour of Rio: Carnival Experience – Samba and Resistance as we delve into Rio de Janeiro’s alluring African history, and experience one of the most fun, diverse, culturally active and colourful cities in South America!
On this one-of-a-kind tour, you will discover Rio’s fascinating immersion of Afro-Brazilian culture, gastronomy and traditions, and learn about all the most important black personalities who fought to abolish slavery in Brazil. Visit one of the most important samba schools in Rio, where you can both watch and experience some of the most internationally-known expressions of Afro culture in Rio.
On this Free Walking Tour Rio: Carnival Experience – Samba and Resistance, you will not only dive deep into the essence of the city’s true carnival, but also learn that behind this massively colourful party packed full of allegoric cars and feathered costumes, lies a captivating history of resistance. And of course, end this incredible tour with a mouth-watering Caipirinha!
Please consider that we will use public transportation and you will require a RIOCARD to use it. We recommend pre-purchase at the VLT Station. The cost of the card is R$3,00 + the cost of transportation is R$4,05 – Bring cash if you can!
Also, this tour is free but there is an optional entrance to a Samba School afterward with a cost of R$75, if you’re interested.
Museum of Tomorrow
MAR (Art Museum)
São Francisco da Prainha Square
Monument to Mercedes Baptista
Pedra do Sal
Docas Dom Pedro II
Eduardo Kobra's Ethnic Mural
24 000 TripAdvisor reviews averaging 4.94
1 000 000 Customers Worldwide since the start
Part of all tips goes to a local charity
In front of the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro (150 meters away from Metro Station Cinelândia) (See Map).
The Free Carnival Tour Rio de Janeiro runs every Saturday at 14.15 from the front of the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro. No tours on the 24th, 25th of December and 1st of January.
The Free Carnival Tour Rio de Janeiro ends by the Eduardo Kobra's Ethnic Mural
The Free Carnival Tour Rio de Janeiro lasts for around 2 hours.
Our guide will be standing in front of the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro (150 meters away from Metro Station Cinelândia), using a green t-shirt. If you have any problems finding the location please contact us on our Global WhatsApp support: +52 1 221 205 3215.
Due to the high demand of our tours you can only join the tour if you have made a reservation. So please make a reservation: it is absolutely free, it takes less than one minute, and it helps us make sure that we have enough guides there to cover the demand. Help us make your Strawberry Tour experience unforgettable! Please note that we can't take groups of 8 people or more on our regular tours, instead, please get in touch with us here to enquire about a private tour.
At the end of the tour you can choose how to reward the guide, if you wish to do so, depending on your enjoyment and possibilities. This system ensures great quality in the tours, extremely high client satisfaction, and last but not least, that absolutely everyone can come on our tours, regardless of their budget.
We are then able to set the start time to whatever suits you and make the experience more personal. This is also a great option for groups of 8 people or more that are unable to join our free tours together.
Someone in our team will get back to you within 24h.