Best of Rio Walking Tour
USD $74.5 per person
The City Center Plus Olympic Boulevard And The Musem Of Tomorrow
Come with us and spend your day getting a complete walking tour of Rio de Janeiro: see the beautiful architecture of the city center, the art of Olympic Boulevard and the Sea Port Area, and explore the Rio Art Museum and The Museum of Tomorrow.
AvailabilityMondays through Fridays
Departure9AM by the entrance of the Copacabana Palace Hotel, located at Avenida Atlantica, 1702 - Copacabana
Dress CodeCasual and comfortable clothing and shoes. Don’t forget the sunglasses and sunscreen.
IncludedBilingual Licensed GuideLRV TicketMAR (Rio Art Museum) entrance ticketMuseum of Tomorrow entrance ticketSmall Group TourWalking Tour
Not IncludedHotel Pick-Up and Drop-OffLunch and Drinks
Visits / Stops<ul> <li>Downtown</li> <li>Confeitaria Colombo</li> <li>Olympic Boulevard</li> <li>Mar (Rio Art Museum)</li> <li>Museum of Tomorrow</li> </ul> <strong>Click on Tour Plan above to see the tour's full schedule</strong>
Important Info<ul> <li>A moderate amount of walking is involved</li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Museum of Tomorrow doesn't open on Mondays so we will make only an outside visit on theses days</span></li> <li>A minimum of 2 people is required per booking</li> </ul>
Payment<ul> <li class="li1">Price per person:</li> <li class="li1"><b>Adult - 12 years and up - US $74.50 per person </b></li> <li class="li1"><b>Child - 5 to 11 years - US $54.50 per person </b></li> <li class="li1"><b>Infant with ID - 0 to 4 years (on the lap) - Free of charge </b></li> <li class="li1">For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the date of the tour</li> </ul>
You will meet our tour guide at the entrance of the Copacabana Palace and you will be taken by subway to downtown, stopping at Cinelândia Station, from Rio´s 1900s, with its relics of the French architectural influence such as the National Museum of Fine Arts, Theatro Municipal – the city´s Opera House, the National Library, Pedro 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). You'll also see Tiradentes Palace (State Hall), Praça XV including the Imperial Palace (the first residence of the Portuguese Royal Family), the statue of General Osório, Mestre 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 Center, France-Brazil House, Bank of Brasil Cultural Center, Candelaria Church and The Olympic Torch.
Finishing our morning part of the tour with a visit to 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. Then 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 the Olympic Boulevard, throughThe 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.
MAR (RIO ART MUSEUM)
Also you will have a chance to visit the MAR, the Rio Art Museum, installed at Praça Mauá, in two buildings with heterogeneous and interconnected profiles: The Dom João VI Mansion, listed and eclectic, and the neighboring building, which has a modernist style and was originally a bus terminal. You can get a nice view of the Museum of Tomorrow from MAR’s rooftop.
MUSEUM OF TOMORROW
Right after we will head to the Museum of Tomorrow, a science museum in the city, right across MAR. It was designed by Spanish neofuturistic architect Santiago Calatrava, and built next to the waterfront at Pier Maua. This intricate yet captivating museum mixes science with an innovative design to focus on sustainable cities and an ecological world.
You will then take the subway back at the Hotel areas, ending this incredible and historical tour.