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Free Historical Centre Tour - Rio de Janeiro

  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Available in: English, Spanish

About the guru Strawberry Tours

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About the tour

Come with us and discover the real Rio de Janeiro, the Rio beyond the paradisiac beaches, the exuberant nature, carnival and the Corcobado. On our Historical City Free Tour of Rio you will see the past 5 centuries of rich Brazilian history unfold, from the arrival of the Portuguese in 1502 to present day. Hear how a green virgin marsh land, with hills and sugar cane fields became the most important and charismatic city in Brazil, the most cosmopolitan city in South America, and one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Let us unravel for you all the elements that make contemporary Rio so vibrant and exciting. Marvel at how one square can go from being the main port where African slaves arrived to the New World in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, to the imperial residence of the Portuguese Royal family during the Napoleonic wars in the early 19th century, to the place where the Republic was proclaimed and an independent free Brazil was born in 1889.

Meeting point
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How to find me: In front of the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro (150 meters away from Metro Station Cinelândia)
Tour duration: 3 hours

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Ratings 18

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Carolina

17 days ago

Buen tour, guía muy amable, solo falta información más histórica.

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Response from Strawberry Tours:

Muchas gracias por tu comentario Carolina. Esperamos verte pronto en el resto de nuestros recorridos.
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Adela Flores

2 months ago

El tour estuvo muy bien. Guruwalk debe corregir el lugar de encuentro. No es delante delante del Teatro Nacional sino en la Plaza Cariona.

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Response from Strawberry Tours:

Hola Adela, Gracias por contactarnos. Ya hemos tomado nota de este detalle para corregirlo. ¡Saludos!
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Tomás

3 months ago

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Response from Strawberry Tours:

Hey Tomás, Muchas gracias por tu buena calificación. Esperamos verte pronto en el resto de nuestros recorridos y ciudades. Y por favor, ¡no olvides recomendarnos!
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Victoria

3 months ago

Muy buen tour, 100% recomendado.

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Response from Strawberry Tours:

¡Hola, Victoria! Gracias por dejarnos tu reseña, nos encanta conocer la opinión de nuestros clientes y nos alegra mucho que hayas disfrutado del tour. Ojalá que vuelvas pronto con nosotros, ¡te estaremos esperando!
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ALEJANDRO DANIEL OSARAN

4 months ago

El tour fue espectacular, fernando excelente la atencion, la explicacion y por sobre todo la buena onda!!! Muchas gracias

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Response from Strawberry Tours:

¡Hola, Alejandro! Gracias por compartir tu experiencia, nos alegra saber que hayas disfrutado del tour con Fernando y ojalá vuelvas con nosotros en un futuro para continuar descubriendo la ciudad, sus personajes y atracciones más emblemáticas con nosotros. ¡Saludos!
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Cecilia

6 months ago

El tour muy bueno y Victoria la guía genial

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Response from Strawberry Tours:

Hola Cecilia, Gracias por tus comentarios. Esperamos verte pronto de nuevo, y por favor, ¡no olvides recomendarnos!
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