Walking historical tour in Rio de Janeiro with a guide

Estimated duration 8 hours
Meeting point Largo da Carioca, clock statue
Up to 8 People
Tour type Historic

Discover the best of Rio de Janeiro with this walking tour. A professional tour guide will give you everything you need to know about the history of this city.

On this walking tour of Rio de Janeiro you will see the main sites of the city, learn about the history since the city was founded, hear the story of the arrival of the Portuguese royal family and explore all the details of Rio’s culture.

During the tour in Rio de Janeiro, you will visit:

Caes do Valongo: also known as the Valongo Wharf, it is the old dock that was the landing and trading place of African Slaves until 1831.

Pedro II dock: another historically significant dock in the port

Pedra do Sal: a historical and religious site especially significant to those of African descent

Mar: The Rio Art Museum

Mauá Square and Pier Maua: The new, modern part of the port

Museum of Tomorrow: Rio’s science museum, designed by famous architect Santiago Calatrava.

Sambodromo: The Home of Carnival in Rio

Republic Square: A square close to where Brazil was declared a Republic in 1889.

Tiradentes Square: Home of the oldest public statue in Rio

Metropolitan Cathedral: The modern style cathedral built in 1964.

Lapa Arches: An impressive aqueduct built in the middle of the 18th century

Cinelandia: The major public square in Rio

Av. Rio Branco: One of Rio’s main thoroughfares

XV November Square: A plaza that is home to the Palacio Tiradentes, also known as where the Legislative Assembly of Rio takes place.

Travessa Do Comerico: A historical, narrow cobblestone street full of restaurants and bars

Olympic Boulevard: The World’s largest Olympic live site, built for the 2016 games.


Additional information
What is not included
  • Transportation
  • Museum tickets or attractions requiring extra payment or accreditation from the professional
Our commitment
  • Only local certified experts
  • Low prices guaranteed
  • Refund guaranteed until 48 hours before the service
  • Easy and quick booking and payment system. Pay only a booking fee. The rest will be paid after the service.
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