Best of Rio Walking Tour - the City Center plus Olympic Boulevard and the Musem of Tomorrow

Rio Walking Tour
Tour price per person USD 80.99
Deposit per person USD 25.00


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Enjoy a guided walking tour in downtown Rio. Many cariocas still refer to downtown as “the City”, as if it were a city apart, so busy, profuse and attractive. Rich in history and buildings of great architectural appeal, the center of the former capital of the country is best absorbed in the details when you walk through it.


You will be taken by subway to downtown, stopping at Cinelândia StationCinelândia of Rio´s 1900s, with its relics of the French architectural influence such as the National Museum of Fine ArtsTheatro Municipal – the city´s Opera House, the National LibraryPedro Ernesto Palace (City Hall), the Cultural Center of the Federal Court. On the way to Carioca square you'll see the Naval Club, the Monastery Church of Santo Antônio and the Ordem Terceira de São Francisco da Penitência, a true cultural richness of the Brazilian colonial architecture (1622).


Afterwards you will see the Tiradentes Palace (State Hall), Praça XV including the Imperial Palace (the first residence of the Portuguese Royal Family), the statue of General OsórioMestre Valentim's Fountain. Through the Teles Arch you'll reach the cobble-stoned Travessa do Comercio and the former residence of Carmen Miranda, the Church of Our Lady of the Merchants, the Post Office Cultural CenterFrance-Brazil HouseBank of Brasil Cultural Center, Candelaria Church and The Olympic Torch.


You'll also visit the Confeitaria Colombo, built in 1894 in Art-Nouveau. And at this point you will have a break for lunch where you will be able to choose between Confeitaria Colombo and any other restaurant around, before beginning the second part of the tour. Please, be aware that lunch is not included.


After lunch you will take the LRV (Light Rail Vehicle) and head to the Olympic Boulevard, where you will have a historical and cultural tour through the Sea Port Area.


The region called Porto Maravilha (Wonder Port) started to be revitalized in 2010 and has now a variety of interesting buildings and museums. You will take a good walk passing by the Olympic Boulevard, through The GaleRio Porto Maravilha (Wonder Port GaleRio), a sequence of panels that make up an artistic pathway with walls that have been painted by 20 artists and the famous street art mural, called Etnias, painted by Eduardo Kobra.


Also you will have a chance to see the Rio Art Museum (MAR) and enter to visit The Museum of Tomorrow, which was designed by the famous architect Santiago Calatrava, and where we will “stay” for 1.5hr approximately.


Continuing the tour you will visit The São Bento Monastery, founded in 1590, with its monastic simplicity making it one of the most beautiful architectural complexes in Brazil and where there is a surprising contrast between the austere, purposefully simple appearance of the exterior and the richness of the interior.


You will then take the subway back at the Hotel areas, ending this incredible and historical tour.

Tour Features

Tour availability: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Duration: Approximately 8 hours

● Bilingual licensed guide

● Small-group tour

● Museum of Tomorrow entry ticket

● Walking tour


● Hotel pick-up and drop-off

● Food and drinks

Meeting location:
9:00 am by the entrance of the Copacabana Palace Hotel, located at Avenida Atlantica, 1702 - Copacabana
Additional info: 

● A moderate amount of walking is involved


US $80.99 per person

Infant with ID (0-5 on the lap) Free

* Deposit required of US $25.00 per person (not refundable).

Please pay the remaining amount in cash (American Dollars or equivalent in Brazilian currency, Reais), to your tour guide on the day of your tour.

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Carioca Tropical - Tour Operator
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 - Bloco A - apto 501  CEP: 22031-071 - Copacabana - Rio Janeiro- RJ - Brasil
Tel.: RJ - +55 (21) 2547-6327 - +55 (21) 2256-6273
Cel.: 55 21 98619-0708