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Ancient Rio and Santa Teresa Tour with Hotel Pick-Up and Drop-Off in Rio

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Ancient Rio and Santa Teresa Tour


Travel back in time through Ancient Rio and Santa Teresa! Visit the historical centre of Rio, walk around the Praça XV, Arcos dos Teles, Cinelandia (and take the opportunity to visit Colombo’s bakery) and the Arcos da Lapa. Also, visit the bucolic neighbourhood of Santa Teresa with the beautiful houses of the early 20th century. Santa Teresa is famous for its traditional tram from 1897 and for being the nest of several painters. 

  • Travel to Santa Teresaexpand_more

    Start your tour from the Bucolic neighbourhood, home to several painters. Admire the wonderful mansions which date back to the 20th century and be amazed at its history. The neighbourhood still has the tram which was built back in 1897. 

  • Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruínasexpand_more

    Former home to a preeminent female art supporter, Laurinda Santos Lobo, the Parque das Ruínas is now a cultural centre that keeps her legacy of supporting artists everywhere.

  • See the Carioca Aqueductexpand_more

    It used to transport water, but now is a popular means of transportation for residents of Santa Teresa.

  • Visit Praça XV de Novembroexpand_more

    The square is located in the historical centre of Rio de Janeiro and is surrounded by the Palácio Tiradentes, the Legislative Assembly of Rio de Janeiro; and the Paço Imperial. The Praça XV Station is a ferry terminal servicing a number of destinations in the city of Rio de Janeiro and Niteroi. 

  • Wander Through Arco do Telesexpand_more

    Located in what was once the downtown market of the city, it has small streets and alleys full of bars and small restaurants.

  • Visit Cinelandiaexpand_more

    Famous square in downtown Rio, surrounded by historical buildings with great places to take a picture.

  • Explore Museu Nacional de Belas Artesexpand_more

    Designed in 1908 by architect Adolfo Morales de los Rios to host the National School of Fine Arts, heir to the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts, this building was built during the urban modernization carried out by mayor Pereira Passos in the then Federal Capital. We do not enter, but we take time enjoying the architecture aspects of this building. 

  • Travel to Theatro Municipalexpand_more

    Inaugurated in 1909, the Theatro Municipal is one of the most importante theaters of Brazil and Latin America. The Theatro Municipal has drawn international artists and important names from Brazilian culture, including dancers, musicians, opera singers, and performing artists. Since the 1930s, the Theatro Municipal of Rio de Janeiro has maintained its artistic independence, and is the only Brazilian institution to have its own choir, a symphony orchestra, and ballet company. We do not enter, but we take time enjoying the architecture aspects of this building. 

  • Visit Biblioteca Nacionalexpand_more

    The biggest library in Latin America was founded in 1810 by D. João VI, the King of Portugal. It is an imponent building with an archive of almost 9 million items in downtown Rio that holds rare books, manuscripts, original letters written by Princess Isabel, the first newspapers printed in the country, and two copies of the precious Mainz Psalter Bible, printed in 1492. We do not enter, but we take time marveling at the architectural aspects of this building.

What's Included

Rio de Janeiro Tour Guide

Roundtrip transfer to and from most centrally located hotels

Air-conditioned vehicle 

What to bring

Comfortable clothing and walking shoes are recommended for this tour

Know before you go

Not wheelchair accessible

We contact you back in order to provide proper pickup time. Check your emails and/or cell phone

If requested, you must present a copy of your ID

For pickup in Barra/ Recreio, additional of USD 10 per person to be paid directly at the tour guide

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travellers per vehicle

Meeting Point

Pick up options can be selected at check out.



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  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.
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