8 Hours Sightseeing tour itinerary for Olinda & Recife: Explore Beautiful Brazilian Cities
Hop around the history and culture of the two ancient Brazilian cities, and you'll be left admiring their stunning architecture. You can also go shopping and enjoy fresh coconut water on the beach.
We start with a quick stop in Boa Viagem Beach, the most famous beach in Recife. We are not going to swim but can have fresh coconut water in one of the many kiosks at the boardwalk, if you want to.
Then, we will visit the Recife Antigo (Old Town Recife), where the city began.
Proceed to the Landmark Zero square, Good Jesus Street, Giant Dolls Embassy (a local tradition during the Carnival), the Kahal Zur Israel (first Synagogue of the Americas) among many other options, depending on your interests.
The tour continues in Recife Downtown, around the many bridges and squares and makes a stop at Casa da Cultura (an old prison, reformed and turned into a mall) for shopping.
After lunch (there are many restaurants to choose, depending on what you want to eat), we will visit Olinda's historical center (recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage in 1982). Founded by the Portuguese in the early 16th century, Olinda’s history is linked to the sugar-cane industry. Rebuilt after being looted during the Dutch invasion (1636 to 1654), its urban design is from the 18th century. The harmonious balance between the buildings, gardens, 20 Baroque churches, convents and numerous small chapels contribute to Olinda’s unique charm. We will take a walk to discover the secrets and beauties of Olinda.
End of the tour
Tour guide with fluent English and transportation.
Tickets at the attractions are not included. Usually costs between R$ 5 to R$ 20 each, depending on where the passengers want to go. I advise to take around R$ 50 in cash for this purpose.
Meals are also not included. Depending on the restaurant, you may spend from R$ 50 to R$ 200 (or more, depending on the dish and beverage chosen).
Type of Tour
This tour is offered throughout the year on the following days of the week.
- Tuesday 08:00
- Wednesday 08:00
- Thursday 08:00
- Friday 08:00
- Saturday 08:00
- Sunday 08:08
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