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Historical Rio Walking Tour provided by Carioca Tropical Tour Operator - Day Tours

Historical Rio Walking Tour

Historical Rio Walking Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
14
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    14
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
If you want to have a different and cultural morning, come with us and take the subway to enjoy a guided walking tour in downtown Rio. Many cariocas still refer to downtown as “the City”, as if it were a city apart, so busy, profuse and attractive. Rich in history and buildings of great architectural appeal, the center of the former capital of the country is best absorbed in the details when you walk through it. You can also extend your tour and take the afternoon part of this walking tour. Please check our complete walking tour called "Rio Walking Tour - City Center plus Olympic Boulevard and Museum of Tomorrow" 
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 21513P5
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Copacabana Palace, A Belmond Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, Av. Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22021-001, Brazil Departure at 9:00am
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operated by a multilingual guide
  • Not recommended for people with walking difficulties
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Copacabana Palace, A Belmond Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, Av. Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22021-001, Brazil Departure at 9:00am
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operated by a multilingual guide
  • Not recommended for people with walking difficulties
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Copacabana Palace, A Belmond Hotel, Rio de Janeiro
    Av. Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22021-001, Brazil
    Departure at 9:00am
    See address & details
  • 1
    Copacabana Beach
    Stop: 15 minutes
    You will meet our tour guide at the entrance of the Belmond Copacabana Palace Hotel and you will be taken by subway to downtown, stopping at Cinelândia Station
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    Pass by
    Cinelandia
    Museu Nacional De Belas Artes
    Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro
    National Library (Biblioteca Nacional)
    Palacio Pedro Ernesto - Camara Municipal do Rio de Janeiro
    Centro Cultural Justica Federal
    Tiradentes Palace
    Praca Quinze de Novembro
    Paco Imperial
    Correios Cultural Centre
    Travessa do Comercio
    Casa Franca-Brasil
    Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro
    Church of Our Lady of the Candelaria
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Dyan_123
Port Charlotte, FL162 contributions
Nov 2019
It poured on us but Leonardo hung in there! His English was excellent, which we appreciate since many guides are hard to understand and he was very knowledgeable. He took us to many fabulous sites and made our tour special. We had already done 2 day tours in the area, but, this one is a must if you want to see the historical section of Rio.
Written 14 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Whitehalltraveller
London399 contributions
Oct 2019
We spent 4 and half hours with Leonardo, our guide on this tour, who was excellent. We met him outside the Belmont Copacabana Palace hotel, Rio’s oldest hotel, which is a popular meeting point for tours. We then went by metro to centro where we visited the opera house, city council office, variously squares, traverse do comercio which shows off the colonial alleys. Several churches which were al beautiful. Leonardo was very knowledgable and gave us a history lesson on Brazil. Well worth doing.
Written 10 October 2019
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MirellaMSchvaitzer
We are so glad to hear that you had such a great time with us during the tour. Thank you for your time to send us a feedback and hope to see you in Rio in the near future. Best regards, Mirella Schvaitzer
Written 28 October 2019
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wasmith59
Collierville, TN693 contributions
We had a private tour with Leonardo. We saw the subway to get to Centro. He took us to many beautiful churches, and described the history and architecture of many buildings in Centro. We also learned a lot about the history of Brazil and Rio de Janeiro. Leonardo is very professional, knowledgeable and safety conscious. The snack was Colombo was delicious. The ride back on the city bus gave us another good experience.
Written 27 June 2019
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MirellaMSchvaitzer
Thank you very much for taking your time to review us! Client’s feedbacks are really important for us as it helps to show how we can improve. We are happy to know you had a great time during your tour. Hope the rest of your trip was excellent. Best regards, Mirella Schvaitzer
Written 11 July 2019
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PJT99
Harpenden, UK414 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
Away from the famous sites and the beaches, this walking tour lets you find out about the history behind Rio, some of it's most elegant buildings and churches etc.
It's not too onerous, gets you used to riding the metro (very easy) and our guide Leonardo was extremely knowledgeable and helpful.
Written 19 February 2019
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domiegagnon
Ottawa, Canada7 contributions
Jan 2019
We booked this tour with Viator. This walking visit to downtown Rio was exceptional! Rafael gave us much more than we expected. We have learned a lot!!! Not only about Rio but about Brazil in general. it was an exceptional tour! If you like history, this is the tour to book!
Written 9 February 2019
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FumaBat84
Legnano, Italy1 contribution
I suggest this tour!Our guide Leonardo pick-up us at Copacabana Palace and bring me and my wife to the historic centre of Rio. He knows everything about this city and he explained us each single detail.
I think that is not so easy to find a guide as Leonardo!! Thank you very much!
Written 17 September 2018
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Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review of Carioca Tropical on TripAdvisor. We are happy to hear that everything went well during the tour. It is also great to know that you found Leonardo to be an excellent tour guide. We appreciate you choosing our company and it would be a pleasure to welcome you back as our client on your next trip to Rio. Best Regards,
Written 20 September 2018
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Tom W
1 contribution
Aug 2018 • Friends
Our tour started just before 0900 on what would be considered an annoyingly wet day. To start off the tour and hope for the rain to pass, Leonardo took us through a 25-30 minute history lesson on the development of Brazil starting back at the 1500's and progressing through to the 2000's. We learnt so much history in just a short amount of time which really assisted us in understanding the timelines and development of buildings and key monarchs during the tour. We took the subway for about 5-6 stops to reach downtown Rio where Leonardo took us to places which we would not have otherwise seen walking around ourselves or by 'Googling'. We visited the national library and theatre, churches, the oldest bank in Brazil, a number of statues/memorials as well as a hidden treasure Coffee shop. Overall, the tour lasted just over 4 hours. Leonardo's knowledge on the history of Brazil and the city of Rio was terrific. We really enjoyed our time and highly recommend other people take this tour too!
Written 30 August 2018
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Thanks for taking your time reviewing us!! We are excited to know you had an amazing time in our Historical Walking Tour with Leonardo!! He will be happy to know you enjoyed it all. That part of Rio is full of history and beautiful buildings. Unfortunately nit everyone finds the time to visit it. Hope the rest of your trip was equally good! We will be ready for you next time you come to Rio. Best regards,
Written 10 September 2018
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ips90
Istanbul, Turkey2 contributions
Dec 2017 • Family
After having visited the traditional main sights in Rio (sugarloaf mountain, christ the redeemer etc.) we decided to take what seemed like an interesting tour called the Historical Rio walking tour. We were definitely not dissapointed, we are so glad we were able to take this tour!

The tour surpassed our expectations; we got to see many sights that we otherwise would not have had the chance to, and our guide Leonardo was simply great! He was very knowledgeable and took his time telling us about the city's history and the local way of life while we walked in the "old" district of the city. The tour lasted around 3-4 hours. Among our stops were beautiful churches and breath-taking buildings such as the national theatre, library and the imperial palace - all of which are great architectural achievements.

Besides our pleasant experience walking around and experiencing the "old" Rio, what really makes this tour worth it, especially for history lovers, is Leonardo's dedication to provide us with detailed and eloquent historical facts told in the form of stories. It was a privilege learning such interesting history from him as he was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. This tour allowed us to really witness the beautiful city of Rio beyond the main/usual tourist attractions. We highly recommend this tour.
Written 24 December 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for your comment!! Its always a great pleasure when we have the chance to show our clients the "hidden" places in Rio. Or better sad, the not so famous part of the city. Rio is a wonderful city and too bad not everybody has a chance to see it all. Hope to hear from you again next time you visit Rio de Janeiro. Best regards,
Written 26 December 2017
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: Carioca Tropical Tour Operator - Day Tours
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Sergio should be your guide!
This was the third time I’ve taken a tour with Sergio. He is super knowledgeable and friendly. As English is my pri
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Sergio brought Rio to life!
Sergio was the perfect host! He sincerely enjoys sharing his love for Rio with his fellow travelers. Sergio was b
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Tour with Sergio
Sergio is an excellent tour guide. I learned a lot about the city, but it was all light and fun. We got great photo
natetbaker
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Spectacular tour with an experienced and knowledgeable tour guide
Had a phenomenal tour with our guide Sergio. He was very knowledgeable and adaptive. An absolutely wonderful experi
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I would do it anythime again
Sergio, our tour guide was really amazing. He knows every heartbeat of Rio, as well as the best spots to take photo
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Loving the land in Rio
It's hard to choose. Sergio was a great guide. He had a warm hospitable demeanor. She shared a tremendous amount of
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Great Tour Rio
Sergio was an Top Gide for the Tour. Inclusive Rio Untergrund Train and Ferris Wheel. We hat a Lot of Fun. Exzelle
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Wonderful sightseeing and city history. Such a fun day!
Our tour guide, Sandra, was wonderful. She shared so much history, helped with photos and really made this my next
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Amazing guide for Rio
Wow what an amazing guide ! He took us everywhere and was so interesting! Thank you so much! Almost forgot what a g
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Sergio is TOP SHELF
Sergio really made our tour come to life. He speaks perfect English and is very knowledgeable on ALL things Rio.
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Request Sergio for a private tour, he was Fantastic!
Sergio was fantastic! He was on time, friendly, very knowledgeable and funny. Luckily we got him all to ourselves.
pauldominicanderson
pauldominicanderson
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Fantastic tour and tour guide.
Fabulous tour from Vitoria. She spoke excellent English; which was great as we don’t speak Portuguese. The tour was
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Perfect way to see Rio
We had the pleasure of having Sergio lead us on a tour of Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain. From the very
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Incredible Experience
Sergio was the best tour guide you could ask for – no, seriously, ask for Sergio! I learned so much about Brazilian
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Christ and sugar Loaf experience
We had really good time on this trip. Sergio is really great. He gave us a really good experience on this tour.
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