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Free Historical Centre Tour - Rio de Janeiro

  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Available in: English, Spanish

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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

Tour schedule

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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 €5, 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 (13)



1 month ago

El tour muy bueno y Victoria la guía genial


Response from Strawberry Tours:

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

Mario Rivetti

2 months ago

Amazing tour into the lively downtown of Rio with hints of history and cultural curiosities! Lorena is really nice and professional.


Response from Strawberry Tours:

Hey Mario, Thank you very much for your kind words. All of our guides are as knowledgeable as charismatic ;) Don't forget to recommend us!

Tammy Estefania Marin Sanchez

4 months ago

El tour estuvo muy bien que dan ganas de regresar a Río de Janeiro a seguir descubriendo lo fantástico que es.


Fabian Todoxviajar (blogger)

2 years ago

Excelente Tour con Max. Muy informado y entregándonos toda esa información a los guiados. Abierto a cualquier pregunta y encima nos nombró oficialmente “cariocas” al enseñarnos términos usados por los habitantes de la ciudad. Muchas gracias Max, GuruWalk y Strawberry Tours.



2 years ago

Guillermo es espectacular!!!


Yvera Corrales

2 years ago

El tour fue muy lindo y entretenido. Me gusto la parte en la que el guía hizo un poco de música para nosotros. Muchas gracias por la buena onda! Saludos

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