Rio de Janeiro

Free Historical Centre Tour of Rio de Janeiro

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4.9 Stars out of 5 based on 353 Reviewsarrow

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Where: Municipal Theater

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Duration: 3 hours

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Price: Free

Discover the real Rio de Janeiro, the Rio beyond paradisiac beaches, the exuberant nature, carnival and the Corcobado. On our Free Historical Centre Tour of Rio you will see the past 5 centuries of rich Brazilian history unfold, from the arrival of the Portuguese in 1502 to present day. 

Marvel at how one square can go from being the main port where African slaves arrived to the New World in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, to the imperial residence of the Portuguese Royal family during the Napoleonic wars in the early 19th century, to the place where the Republic was proclaimed and an independent free Brazil was born in 1889.

On our Free Historical Centre Tour of Rio you will get an understanding of all the components that helped create this colorful, festive, musical, cosmopolitan, multicultural metropolis of six million people. The first ever South American city to host the Olympic Games!

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Free Historical Centre Tour of Rio de Janeiro Highlights

  • Let us unravel for you all the elements that make contemporary Rio so vibrant and exciting.
  • Relive the past as you wonder at charming colonial Belle Epoque buildings and magnificent temples, key ingredients to understand the roots of Brazilian culture.
  • Hear how a green virgin marsh land with hills and sugar cane fields became the most important and charismatic city in Brazil!

Price: Free

Meeting Point: Municipal Theater

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Free Historical Centre Tour of Rio de Janeiro Features

City Hall Rio de Janeiro
Imperial Paço
Lapa Arches
Municipal Theatre
November 15 Square
Selaron Steps
Tiradentes Palace
Colombo Confectionary
City Hall Rio de Janeiro

Imperial Paço

Lapa Arches

Municipal Theatre

November 15 Square

Selaron Steps

Tiradentes Palace

Colombo Confectionary

City Hall Rio de Janeiro
Imperial Paço
Imperial Paço
Lapa Arches
Lapa Arches
Municipal Theatre
Municipal Theatre
November 15 Square
November 15 Square
Selaron Steps
Selaron Steps
Tiradentes Palace
Tiradentes Palace
Colombo Confectionary
Colombo Confectionary
City Hall Rio de Janeiro

Imperial Paço
Imperial Paço

Lapa Arches
Lapa Arches

Municipal Theatre
Municipal Theatre

November 15 Square
November 15 Square

Selaron Steps
Selaron Steps

Tiradentes Palace
Tiradentes Palace

Colombo Confectionary
Colombo Confectionary

Reviews

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The best your in the city!

5 out of 5

Obrigaaaada Carioca Lorena! What a fantastic tour of downtown Rio we had with this great guide! We thoroughly enjoyed it! The pace, tour, places visited, the history and all the little stories we will remember! The stop for lunch in this historical cafe! The safety Lorena made us feel! Really thank you we loved it! Please do not hesitate to do this tour with Lorena!

Caroline B - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

April 2019

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Wonderful overview of historic center

5 out of 5

Yet another really great Strawberry tour. Our guide, Rafaela, did a wonderful job explaining about the details and history of the buildings and Rio in general. She brought us to beautiful places like La Candelaria church, the pretty buildings next to the ferry terminal, the metropolitan church, lapa arches and the selaron stairs. The tour finished of in Cinelandia square and she even gave us some tips for the next hours/days to spend. Thank you!

Vicktoria F - Vienna, Austria

March 2019

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Starting Point

Starting Point: Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro

In front of the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro (150 meters away from Metro Station Cinelândia) (See Map).

FAQ

The Free Historical Centre Tour of Rio is not running at the moment. No tours on the 24th, 25th of December and 1st of January.

The Free Historical Centre Tour of Rio ends in Lapa, by the Selina Hotel rooftop.

The Free Historical Centre Tour of Rio lasts for around 3 hours.

The guide will be standing in front of the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro (150 meters away from Metro Station Cinelândia), using a red umbrella. If you have any problems please send us an email to rio@strawberrytours.com

Due to the high demand of the 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. Please note that we can't take groups of 8 people or more on the regular tours, for larger groups, please contact us previously.

In an effort to keep the group sizes manageable and enjoyable for everyone in the group we don’t allow groups of 8 people or more to join the regular tours. For larger groups, please contact us previously.

All our tours are free. That means that at the end of the tour, you can choose to reward the guide if you wish so, according to your enjoyment and your possibilities. A part of that goes towards covering our marketing and operational costs. 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.

Price Free

Meeting Point: Municipal Theater

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No need to print ticket.

Price: Free

No need to print ticket.

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