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Rio Free Walking Tour
Ranked #14 of 488 Tours in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Rio Free Walking Tour is a Tour in the historical Downtown of Rio. Our CERTIFIED guides will explain a little bit of the Brazilian history and the everyday of a carioca life in a fun and relaxed way. We run the tour with 3 different guides.English, Spanish and Portuguese. It is a 3 hours walking tour! Monday to Friday at 9:30AM in front of Municipal Theatre!!! Go by metro: Leave at Cinelandia Look for the guides wearing yelow t-shirts and yellow umbrellas. Join us! Come and check! And a new Tour: African´s Heritage and Docks Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10h30 Meeting point: Praca Maua - in front of the MAR Museum 2 hours tour We will speak about the renovation of the Port area, the story of the African and the beginning of the samba. We are sure that you will love to understand more about our culture. We are waiting for you!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Reviewed 21 July 2014

We did this tour on our recent trip to Rio. It's our first free walking tour but we were encouraged to do it by our kids who have done many of these.
It wasn't included in our original plan and we thought it could be a good way for a quick orientation to the city and the centro area.
We were glad that we did it as it was an easy way to see some attractions that we wanted to see and also showed us the Confeiteria Colombo which we did not know about and would highly recommend as a great place to swing by in the centro area
I do realize that this is a 'free' tour ( we tipped the guide generously)but we were unfortunately unimpressed with the guide. It is the guide who makes or breaks the tour. It was not easy to understand him and he was trying to talk above the very loud traffic noises. It would have been far better had he used a mike as so many other guides have used.
All I recall from the trip is that there seems to have been a lot of bankruptcy in Rio's history. I can't vouch if this is true or not as I don't know the history. i found the information that I could understand to be quite superficial. For me this was more of a visual walking tour than an informative one. At least I got to see areas I wouldn't have gone to had I not done the tour. It's a good way to orientate oneself to the city centre. The flexibility of not having to per book can also be convenient when ones plans change at the last moment.

3  Thank aarjay
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Wonderful walking tour through the historic and business centre of Rio. Great insight and info about Brasilian history and the charm of the city wins you over in this tour. Guides were friednly and shared as much info as possible.

2  Thank Noufel H
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

There is so much history in Rio and very nice places than just the beaches. You can discover a misture of new buildings and the decoration inside like the central Europe of 1890. Very good tour, don't miss it.

4  Thank fuentege
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

We did the tour on May 27. Our english speaking guide (Carlos?) did a great job in explaining about Brazilian history and culture. The sights are well chosen and interesting!

/ Michael and Tina, Denmark

1  Thank MicDenmark
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

Jeff was our guide and he was just fantastic!!! We learnt some great curiosities about RJ and Jeff also explained the history of the city & country in a clear and concise way. He was so approachable and easy to talk to & ask questions and he gave us the best tips on how to make the most of our time in Rio. Como eu ja falei para vc Jeff, foi 'tri-legal' :-) I hope that one day Jeff and his crew will have the chance to come to Dublin on our walking tour! Valeu Jeff e ate mais!

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