- 4 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Take an afternoon sightseeing tour of Old Rio on foot, and get a feeling for the legends and history woven around the narrow streets and superb baroque buildings of downtown Rio de Janeiro. While you walk, your knowledgeable and entertaining guide will bring the city and its stories alive.
- Walking tour of Rio de Janeiro
- Hotel pickup and drop off to Most Hotels in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana
- Food and drinks
Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Returns to original departure point at approximately 6:00pm
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Church of Our Lady of the Candelaria, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro
See and visit the Church constructed in neoclassical style, which began being built in 1630 and finished in 1775.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Sao Bento Monastery, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro
Visit the Monastery of São Bento, founded in 1590 by 2 monks from Bahia and considered one of the most important patrimony of Brazilian architecture.
Duration: 10 minutes
Pass By: Maua Square, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro
Visit the new Mauá Square a gift from the Olympic legacy that has changed the life of the Cariocas forever, creating a new pole of entertainment and culture, hosting two new Museums, the Rio Art Museum and the Museum of Tomorrow, and the famous Cobra murals.
Pass By: Museum of Tomorrow, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro
See the modern Museum of Tomorrow
Pass By: Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro
See one of the most important Cultural Centers of Rio de Janeiro.
Pass By: Praca Quinze de Novembro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro
Pass through Quinze de Novembro Square
Pass By: Paco Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro
Built to be the residence of the governors of the captaincy and it was the residency of the Portuguese Royal Family, when it arrived in Brazil
Pass By: Mercado Popular da Uruguaiana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro
Pass through famous market strees of Rio´s downtown
Pass By: Tiradentes Palace, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro
See the Tiradentes Palace from outside.
Stop At: Confeitaria Colombo
See and visit the famous Colombo Bakery
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro
Visit and see the ancient Conical Cathedral in form and with a 96 metres (315 ft) internal diameter — 106 metres of external diameter — and an overall height of 75 metres (246 ft)
Duration: 10 minutes
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
JB was an enthusiastic and informative guide giving a great introduction to the many wonderful sites of Rio. There were only 3 on our tour and we were picked up promptly by bus from our hotel and dropped off .
Another great tour. It was not a hard walk. Good pace and lots to see on this tour. Worth taking this one.
JB was a great tour guide- very energetic and well- informed. He gave us a good introduction to Rio downtown and we enjoyed walking around that area. Worth- taking
It turned out to be a private tour ! Therefore our guide could be flexible and adapt the program to avoid the places we had already visited the day before. Jean-Baptiste proved to be a great guide because he knows Rio, loves the city and makes you love it too.
We discovered places we would not have thought of visiting. The walking experience is definitely the best way to discover a city and its people.
JB was knowledgeable, spoke English well and is obviously very passionate about his city. WE got a view of the Museum of Tomorrow from the Benedictine monastery that normally you would not see so got a cracking photograph. Excellent value for money, as got lots of info about getting about Rio in general,
Tip -- if you are meeting at a hotel but not resident there then go into reception --- he will look for you there not outside.
This was one of my best tours booked on the Rio trip. It was highly personalized since I was the only one on the tour. The guide was very friendly, warm and knowledgeable and well planed. I had an amazing experience with JB. I wanted to book him for another tour, but he wasn't available. It was a pleasant surprise. Thank you JB! You are the best.
A good afternoon and a great way to see parts of Rio you would not normally visit. Good too having a local guide who knows the area, gives lots of history and background and shields you from pick pockets. Thanks JB.
Very interesting. The guide was very repetitive, too. This was tiresome!
The tour was very worthwhile. tour guide well informed. Very patient. Was very passionate about Rio and the history of the city. Answered all questions and had time to answer individual questions.
We did this our first day and had a wonderful introduction to Rio. Our guide, JB (short for Juan Batiste), gave us a detailed history of all we saw. He was funny, personable and has left a lasting memory of Carioca hospitality.
A little background about myself: this was my first trip to Rio, and before this tour, I had not spent any time in downtown Rio. I am generally interested in history, perhaps more than the average person.
Our tour guide, JB, was fantastic. He was very energetic, and was very enthusiastic about the city. He was extremely knowledgeable about the stops on the tour (and a lot off the tour) and effectively communicated with all of us. He walks fast, he talks fast, which is great, because he was able to cover a lot of ground in the 4 hours we had. (Even during the ride to and from our hotel, he was telling us about the buildings we passed and the early rulers of Brazil.)
The tour stops were also well chosen. We visited four churches, two cultural centers, three squares and a wonderful old restaurant (the Confeiteria Colombo), all of which were downtown landmarks. I was never bored, I felt like I got a good sense of downtown, and though the tour was 6 hours long, the time just flew by.
Again, you walk a lot, so if you don't walk well/cannot do so for long periods, I would not suggest this tour.
Highly recommend this tour!!!
Our guide JB was perfect! Very kind and funny, but most of all PASSIONATE about the city. He will bring you to the best spots. Thank you for the amazing tour, we learned a lot!
Our tour guide JB was really quite fabulous. Full of energy, just a great ambassador for the city. I really enjoyed it.
It was fantastic. Very interesting and got a good feeling and understanding of the city