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Activities in Rio de Janeiro

Rio Historic Centre Free Tour

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Wonderful guide! We learned a lot with the open-air class we received in the historic center of Rio de Janeiro.
10 Cenaila Alonso

Discover the beautiful historic center of Rio de Janeiro on this fascinating free tour and admire the landmarks in this incredible Brazilian city.

Discover the beautiful historic center of Rio de Janeiro on this fascinating free tour and admire the landmarks in this incredible Brazilian city.

Rio Historic Centre Free Tour

There are many hidden treasures to discover in the famous city of Rio de Janeiro. At 10:30 am, we will meet up in front of the main entrance of the impressive Municipal Theater to begin our free guided tour of the city!

After admiring the theater's magnificent exterior façade and learning all about the history of Cinelândia Square, we will continue our free tour through Rio de Janeiro along Rio Branco Avenue in the direction of the Confeitaria Colombo. There you will discover why this coffeehouse is a hugely popular tourist spot. We will also pass other iconic locations, such as the Arcos do Telles archway, the elegant Imperial Palace, and the beautiful Old Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro.

We'll continue exploring other beautiful corners of the city and reach the neoclassical Tiradentes Palace, we'll also enjoy the incredible views at Guanabara Bay.

The tour comes to an end at the Praça Quinze de Novembro Square.

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Price

Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

Tours or activities will not consist of more than 14 people per group.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

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Duration

2 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

English speaking guide

Not included

Tickets for the public transport: R$ 4.30 (US$ 0.90)

When to book?

You can book up until 12 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pets

Not permitted.

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.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Free!

Meeting point

Where does the activity end?

Municipal Theatre in Rio de Janeiro

Praça Quinze de Novembro Square

Where does the activity end?

Praça Quinze de Novembro Square