Guided tour

Rio de Janeiro: Downtown Walking Tour

4.2 / 5

5 reviews

Activity provider: Rio Carioca Tours

Rio de Janeiro: Downtown Walking Tour

Activity provider: Rio Carioca Tours

From US$ 39.94 per person

Take a 4-hour walking tour in downtown Rio de Janeiro. Learn about Brazilian history and culture by visiting the historic center of Rio.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details. Learn more
Duration 4 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
Portuguese, Spanish, English, Italian, French, German


  • Learn about the history of Brazil and Rio de Janeiro
  • Marvel at the contrast between modern and traditional architecture
  • See the highlights of Downtown Rio de Janeiro
Full description
Depart from the meeting point we go to Downtown Rio de Janeiro. The historic center of Rio de Janeiro is surrounded by centuries-old roads and buildings that show important periods in Brazilian history, from the time of the monarchy up to Brazil becoming a republic. Delve into 500 years of Brazilian history with a visit to the XV de Novembro Square. Admire the architecture of ALERJ building, Paço Imperial, and do Carmo Convent. Walk past the dos Teles Arch and see its winding alleyways. Follow your tour guide to Candelária Church and learn about its importance to the city. Then, discover hidden treasures in the architecture of the Brazil Bank Cultural Center, or as locals call "CCBB". Admire the contrast between old and modern by walking down the street to Cinelandia Square. Explore political and cultural buildings in the area, such as Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro, National Library of Brazil, National Museum of Fine Arts, and City Council of Rio de Janeiro. Revel at the architecture of Colombo's Bakery, one of the main landmarks of the city's, and have a snack. Finish your tour at a subway station in Downtown Rio, and choose to return to your hotel or continue exploring the region on your own.
  • Multilingual Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Subway ticket, if necessary (BRL 6 roundtrip per person)
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants who are over 12 years and 3 months old must present proof of full vaccination

Select participants and date



Meeting point

• Contact us if you need instructions about how to get to the meeting point. • Arrive 15 minutes before the activity starts. • Tour guide will call you by your name at the meeting point.

Open in Google Maps ⟶
Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • All participants who are over 49 years old must present proof of their 3rd dose of the COVID-19 vaccination
  • Meeting Point: Atlantico Business Hotel located at Rua Senador Dantas, 25 - Centro.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 5 reviews

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

Guide (Christian)!was knowledgable, friendly and overall it was a great walk. I learned alot from him about the history of Rio.

July 30, 2022

Super French-speaking guide (Philippe), really very friendly, who knows the city perfectly and will guide you according to your desires! For a great visit, ask for Philippe the Swiss!!

February 23, 2022

Nada del otro mundo. La guía hablaba más o menos el español, por suerte yo entendía portugués. Conocimientos vagos y poco profundos de historia. Muchos lugares deberíamos haber entrado pero estaban cerrados.

July 25, 2022


Product ID: 389247