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Guided Tour of Rio de Janeiro
Activities in Rio de Janeiro

Guided Tour of Rio de Janeiro

  • English English
  • 3 hours 30 minutes

Discover the most authentic side to Rio de Janeiro with this walking and metro tour. You'll visit the most important neighbourhoods and monuments in the historic centre- not to be missed!

Guided Tour of Rio de Janeiro

After meeting at Copacabana, one of the best-known beaches in Rio, we'll take the metro to Cinêlandia. Once there we'll see the Marechal Floriano square, one of the city centre's bustling hubs. 

From the square, we'll be able to see the external architecture of the most beautiful buildings in the historical centre of Rio de Janeiro such as the Municipal Theatre, the câmara municipal​ government building and the National Library. We won't enter these buildings, rather admire their beautiful facades; but we will visit the Royal Portuguese Cabinet of Reading, one of the city's most beautiful libraries.

The guided tour will continue along the city's central streets. We'll take a break at a typical bar to try three different types of cachaça: one of Brazil's most famous alcoholic drinks. We'll discover the historical centre of Rio de Janeiro, visiting the Confeitaria Colombo (the city's oldest cafeteria) the Nossa Senhora do Carmo da Antiga Sé royal church, and the Praça XV de Novembro square, and much more!

We'll finish our tour by visiting the historical San Benito monastery.

Important Information

  • The tour only includes one-way public transport tickets.
  • Entrance to the monuments is not included on Saturdays, the cost of this is 5 Brazilian Reals. Moreover, on Saturdays, the Royal Portuguese Cabinet of Reading is also closed.


Per person Children aged between 5 and 10 years Children under 5
US$ 14.10
US$ 7.10
  • Per person

    US$ 14.10
  • Children aged between 5 and 10 years

    US$ 7.10
  • Children under 5


More Information


3 hours 30 minutes.

Language English

The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.


English speaking guide.

Entrance to the Royal Portuguese Cabinet of Reading (excluding Saturdays).

Tasting of 3 types of cachaça.

One way public transport ticket.

Not included

Entrance to the monuments visited on Saturdays (5 Brazilian Reals).

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up to 2 days before (Rio de Janeiro local time) if there are still places available.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

US$ 14.10
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Meeting point

Copacabana Palace.


Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.