Historical Downtown - Free Walking Tour

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese
Quality Verified Registered on June 27, 2019

Rio / Salvador / Bogotá By Foot was born as a direct result of the union between the owners of Lapa & Art store, business men who believe in the touristic potential of the city- and a special group of friends with different academic backgrounds (law, theater, geography, tourism, museology) who shares two things in common: the Rio de Janeiro credentials in tourism and a lot of love for Rio de Janeiro. The business know-how was aligned with the tour guides experience and expertize. After years of tourist work, we realized that free walking tours services offered in Rio de Janeiro city needed improvements and modernization. Different from many other tourist agencies in the city, we are commited with the well being of our visitors. Our differential starts in the way we present our service. Our mission is with you: Visitors and Tourists! Lapa & Arte souvenir store believed in our project and gave us support to make our ideas come true, which led to it becoming our main partner. Because of them, our clients may have an unique experience at the end of our Free Tour with lots of advantages and comfort. Thank you for the trust in us and walk this way! #WalkThisWay

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

“Rio de Janeiro is still gorgeous”, is one of the most beautiful and simple quotes that portrays the Amazing Rio de Janeiro. The energy, monuments and the spectacular mix of sea and mountains, makes the landscape of Rio breathtaking. Did you know Rio is considered part of the world’s heritage? We from Rio By foot invite you to learn little bit more about the history and culture of the incredible Rio de Janeiro city. We’ll walk through historical downtown and take you back to times of kings and queens, emperors, freedom fighters and revolutionaries. We’re certain that you will fall in love with Rio de Janeiro even more. You’ll discover that Rio is not only home the most beautiful beaches of the world, but also the gorgeous architectural heritage of one of the most classical European courts. Rio By Foot is the only Free Tour company in Rio de Janeiro city with 5 stars on Trip Advisor. Walk through the historical downtown with us to learn about the city history in one of our Free Walking Tours in Rio. Our guides really love Rio and are going to enjoy showing you all Rio wonders and make your stay the most pleasant, interesting and economic as possible. What do you think about having a free taste of the different flavored handcrafted cachaça, the traditional spirit from Brazil? We have partnerships with some traditional restaurants that provides very special deals for our clients. Time to enjoy the famous Rio de Janeiro tourist attraction: Feijoada. Want to visit the Maracanã Football Stadium, a Samba School, or any other famous Rio de Janeiro Attractions? Our guides are going to help you to do that, and much more! Feel free to ask whatever you need, they are prepared to make certain that your experience in our beloved city it’s the best possible. We have a dedicated team with knowhow in tourism, theater, history, museology, plastic arts, samba... So get up this chair and come join our group for a Free Walking Tour. Its super easy to join our tours, just make your reservation here in this webpage and show up at our meeting point, we will be waiting for you wearing GREEN SHIRTS. You will walk with Rafael Pavão in this Free Walking Tour, besides a tour guide, he’s also a museology student and a geek talking about architecture, Brazilian history and culture. When not working, you can find him in Lapa by night with his friends or at the nearest bookstore, probably between the comics and classic arts sections.

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  • Meeting point:
    R Evaristo da Veiga 6 Centro Rio de ...
    R Evaristo da Veiga 6 Centro Rio de Janeiro RJ 20031040 Brazil
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    In front of Municipal Theatre

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Chris 24 Nov 2022
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Raphael was great and very informative about the history of Rio and Brazil. He also connected us with a great local guide for a tour of a favela the following day which was really interesting. Great job and thank you!
Maxwell 23 Nov 2022
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Travelled alone - Nov 2022
Great tour! Loved the sites in downtown Rio and the history of the city.
Peet 19 Nov 2022
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Travelled in group - Nov 2022
Great tour / tour guide / information/ stations , super helpful to get a better understanding of Rio
Cata... 18 Nov 2022
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Boa tour. Rafael partilhou muito conhecimento e foi muito interessante. Recomendo
rob ... 15 Nov 2022
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Lorena was an excellent guide and did a brilliant tour. Really knowledgeable, great personality and perfect English. She gave us a great lowdown on Brazilian history and culture. Definitely recommend!
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What should you know?

Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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