Historic Day Tour in Rio de Janeiro
What better way to get to know the rhythm and culture of a city than by walking its streets? Our Historic Day tour in Rio de Janeiro is the best option.
This tour is not recommended for people with walking dificulties. Our recommendation: bring your freshest clothes, sun block, and comfortable shoes! A large part of this tour must be done on foot. It’s available from Tuesday to Fridays!
As most of the streets are steep, it is not a very good idea to participate in our tour if you have problems walking or if you cannot spend much time under the sun.
The first part of our tour will be at Café Colombo, founded in 1894. Its Art Noveau style will make you feel like 18th-century Brazilian royalty. After refreshing ourselves, we will visit the Convent of San Antonio. Whether you are devout or not, you will be amazed by its gardens and the delicacy of its Sacristy, carved in Portuguese wood. The stained glass windows are a spectacle at mid-morning.
Praça Quinze de Novembro is another tourist attraction of interest in the historic center. Around the square are the most emblematic buildings of Carioca history, such as the Imperial Palace, the Legislative Palace or the Arco do Teles.
From there we will depart to Morro da Conceição. We will visit the impressive monastery of San Benedicto, the Valongo Observatory and Pedra do Sal. This one is a symbol of Rio’s culture because it was there that the ships of the black slaves first landed in Brazil and also it was the cradle of the samba.
After a well-deserved rest by train, our last stop will be Santa Teresa. We will taste part of the typical food of the area. Then, you can take a picture of the Selarion Stairs, one of the most visited works of art in the whole country.
Points Visited on Historic Day Tour in Rio de Janeiro
- Selaron Stairs
- Ruins Park
- Get the Santa Teresa Train
- Cais do Valongo
- Morro da Conceicao
- St. Benedict Monastery
- Historic Downtown
- Metropolitan Cathedral
- Cafe Colombo
Important Infos about our Historic Day Tour in Rio de Janeiro
- Private transportation
- Exclusive Tour Guide
- Pick-up and Drop-off at South Zone or Downtown of Rio.
Drinks and lunch and tickets.
Monday to Friday