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Free historical centre tour of rio 4

Free historical centre tour - rio de janeiro

  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Available in: English

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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 Corcovado. On our Historical City Free Tour of Rio, you will see the past 5 centuries of rich Brazilian history unfold, from its foundation in 1565 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: Uruguaiana Subway Station, Exit A (See Map) - Look for the guide with the Strawberry-shaped Umbrella!

Tour schedule


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Ratings (10)


Fabian Todoxviajar (blogger)

6 months 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.



7 months ago

Guillermo es espectacular!!!


Yvera Corrales

7 months 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



7 months ago

That was awesome!



7 months ago

The best guru one could ask for!

cant wait to do the favela and lapa tour!!!

thank you romulo for an excellent tour!



7 months ago

I did it with rafaela and she was the best. she loves her city and you could feel it. very good moment despite the heavy rain !!! i recommend



8 months ago

It was very informative! max was very manero! i'd definitely recommend it to friends!



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8 months ago

I was absent so i dont know but they still are sending me emails to write a



8 months ago

Great tour! clara was really very knowledgeable and funny. totally recommended and worth it.

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