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Guided Tour of Salvador
Activities in Salvador

Guided Tour of Salvador

  • English English
  • 4 hours
  • Hotel pick up

Did you know that the first capital city of Brazil was actually Salvador? Discover the beautiful monuments and buildings of this historic location when you take our fantastic guided tour.

Guided Tour of Salvador

We will pick you up at your hotel in downtown Salvador in the morning, before boarding a panoramic bus which will take us to the historic city center. Along the way, you will encounter the wonderful mix of cultures which, over time, has influenced the city that we see today.

Our first stop is at the iconic lighthouse of the Barra neighborhood, one of the most visited areas of Brazil's original capital. You will also visit the idyllic, tree-lined Vitoria Corridor and the elegant Campo Grande square, where you will see a monument in honor of those who fought for independence for the state of Bahia. At these locations, our professional guide will reveal the most fascinating stories and legends behind them.

We will continue our panoramic bus ride, cruising along September Seven Avenue, one of the busiest places in Salvador. At this point, we get down from the bus and continue on foot, heading into the historical city center, also known as Pelourinho. The colorful buildings, elegant churches (such as the Church of San Francisco), museums, and squares, will take you back in time to the Brazil of a bygone era.

Although historically, this famous district was an upper-class residential neighborhood, it was also a place where slaves were punished during the colonial era. However, after the abolition of slavery, it became a bohemian magnet for artists, turning the district into a cultural hub.

We will also visit the famous Lacerda Elevator, which connects Thomé de Souza Square with Cayrú Square. From the top, you will enjoy breathtaking views across Salvador and the Bay of All Saints, the second-longest in the world.

After descending back down the elevator, we will go to the  wonderful Modelo Market, the perfect place if you want to buy some locally handcrafted, souvenirs of the city.

We will drop you back at your hotel in central Salvador at around 1 pm.

Pick up place

Collection takes place at hotels in the neighborhoods of Barra, Ondina, Rio Vermelho, Pituba, Stiep, Caminho das Árvores, Pelourinho, Santo Antonio Alem do Carmo, Historic Center, Amaralina, Vitoria, Graça, and Campo Grande. If you are staying in another area not listed above, you must go directly to one of the hotels in the areas indicated.

Price

Adults Children from 5 to 11 years old Children under 5 years old
US$ 25
US$ 12.50
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 25
  • Children from 5 to 11 years old

    US$ 12.50
  • Children under 5 years old

    Free

More Information

Duration

4 hours.

Language English

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

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off in the center of Salvador.

English, Portuguese, and Spanish speaking guide.

Panoramic bus tour to the neighbourhood of Pelourinho.

Not included

Food and drink.

Tickets to the different museums and monuments.

When to book?

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

You can book up to 3 days before (Salvador local time) if there are still places available.

Ticket

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.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 25
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Cancellations

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.