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Rio in Every Step: Experience the City's Pulse on our Free Walking Tour

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese
Registered on August 09, 2022

Hi! We are Rio Free Walking Tour, the #1 Walking Tour Operator in Rio de Janeiro. Come and join us on an unforgettable walk by Rio's City Centre Streets and learn a lot about the city and Brazil's history.

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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

Ditch the guidebook and uncover the beating heart of Rio de Janeiro! On this unforgettable walking tour, we'll guide you through a city rich in history, culture, and vibrant energy.

Here's a taste of what you'll experience:

  • Cinelandia
  • Escadaria Selaron
  • Lapa
  • Catedral Metropolitana
  • Confeitaria Colombo
  • Paço Imperial
  • Praça XV


And that's just the beginning! Our local guides will share insider stories, hidden gems, and insights that will make you fall in love with Rio in every step. Get ready for a sensory adventure that will awaken your senses and leave you with lasting memories.

Ready to experience the real Rio? Let's take a walk!

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Av. Rio Branco, 211 - Centro, Rio de ...
    Av. Rio Branco, 211 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20040-008, Brazil
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    Meeting point is in front of the Theatro Municipal, Cinelandia, City Center. Tour Guides will be wearing yellow t-shirts with our name and logo and will be holding yellow umbrellas.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Municipal Theater - Praça Floriano - Downtown
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Cinelândia - Praça Floriano - Centro

    The square with the first movie theaters in Rio and important historical buildings.

  • 3
    Free admission
    Escadaria Selarón - Rua Manuel Carneiro - Santa Teresa

    Staircase decorated with colored tiles

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Lapa - Centro

    The famous bohemian neighborhood

  • 5
    Free admission
    Catedral Metropolitana de São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro - Centro

    Desingned with unique architecture

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Largo da Carioca - Centro

    The square with the oldest buildings in the city

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Confeitaria Colombo - Rua Gonçalves Dias - Centro

    The most traditional coffe shop and bakery in the city. The inside is gorgeous!

  • 8
    Outside visit
    Praça XV de Novembro - Centro

    One of the most important historical squares in Brazil

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

4.50
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(68 ratings)
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Professionalism
4.71
Fun
4.43
Expression
4.57
Quality
4.52
Route
4.67
Sabrina 02 Jul 2024
Benevento

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Il tour del centro storico con Letizia è stato interessantissimo. La consiglio vivamente per professionalità, simpatia e capacità di spiegare in modo appassionante la storia della sua città. Brava brava brava
Lisandra 04 Jun 2024
San Juan

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Excelente! Altamente recomendado
Ana Beatriz 28 May 2024
Rio de Janeiro

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
I would absolutely recommend. Very informative and fun.
Pilar 18 May 2024
Buenos Aires

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Josefa fue un amor! Estuvimos las dos solas recorriendo el centro de Rio, me mostró un montón de lugares y respondió todas mis preguntas. Sin duda la recomiendo y me encantaría volver a hacer un tour con ella :)
Paloma 11 May 2024
Stockholm

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Awesome guide! Super knowledgeable and entertaining, she also provided a great insight on Brazilian culture and a lot of historical background. We learned so much about Rio. Highly recommend her
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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