Historic Centre Private Tour & Photo Shoot - Unlimited Digital Album

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From $140.00

1 reviews   (5.00)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 6 hours

Departs: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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For history lovers, the tour of Rio de Janeiro's historic center is a must! You'll visit plenty of tourist attractions and learn fun facts about the city's past and present. You'll be accompanied by a professional photographer who'll take care of all your photo needs, so you don't have to worry about capturing that special moment.

What's Included

Digital album in high resolution online

Pick up and drop off at hotel or accommodation

Private transport

Professional guide photographer

What's Not Included

Flash drive (available to purchase)

Food and drinks

Printed souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 6
  • CHILD: Age: 7 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian
After pick up we will park the car and visit the Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro. It was projected by Edgar Fonseca and inaugurated in 1979, replacing the Church of Nossa Senhora do Carmo as the city's cathedral. In a modern style, it has a conical pyramid shape, 106 meters in diameter, 75 meters high outside, 64 meters high inside and a capacity for 20,000 people standing. A differential of the building, with straight and sober lines, is due to the colored stained glass windows torn on the walls up to the dome.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Largo da Carioca
We will continue the tour on foot towards the Largo da Carioca, feeling the vibrating energy of Rio's city center. We will go up the hill to the church next to the Santo Antônio Convent overlooking the square and buildings.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

We will then visit the most famous confectionery in Rio, founded in 1894 by Portuguese immigrants Joaquim Borges de Meireles and Manuel José Lebrão, having an extensive list of famous customers in Brazilian society.

Its architecture and environment give you an idea of ​​what the Belle Époque would have been like in the then capital of the Republic. Between 1912 and 1918, the salons inside the patisserie were renovated, with an Art Nouveau touch, with huge crystal mirrors brought from Antwerp, framed by elegant friezes carved in jacaranda wood. The wooden furniture in the interior was carved at the same time by the artisan Antônio Borsoi.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Paco Imperial
We will walk to the Paço Imperial, a historic building built in the 18th century for the residence of the governors of Rio de Janeiro, it became the house of the King of Portugal Dom João VI and the Emperors of Brazil, undergoing expansions in the 19th century. It is currently a cultural center. Due to its historical and aesthetic importance, the Paço Imperial is considered the most important of the colonial civil buildings in Brazil.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo da Antiga Se
We will visit Rio's former Cathedral, the most famous church in Rio, where the King of Portugal Dom John the VI and the first Emperor of Brazil, Dom Pedro II were crowned.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro
We will visit the majestic Cultural Center of the Bank of Brazil, located on a building built in 1880, maintained by the bank. It was was inaugurated as a cultural center in 1989, being the first museum to be opened in the CCBB network. The building's adaptation project preserved the refinement of the columns, the ornaments and the marble that rises from the foyer by the stairs, in addition to having reworked the dome over the rotunda.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Real Gabinete Portugues Da Leitura
Rio's most notorious library, the Real Gabinete de Leitura Portuguesa, inaugurated by princess Isabel in 1880 and elected the 4th most beautiful library in the world, among 20 positions, according to Time magazine.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


zippy2005, 26-11-2017
As I look at the beautiful photos Renata sent us after the tour and I remember our fabulous day in Rio historical center, I wonder where to start in reviewing this tour. It began punctually at the agreed time and away we went to the historical center. Here Renata showed us the main attractions with detailed but not overwhelming explanations of each place or building. I particularly loved the little hidden gems she pointed out for us, that otherwise might have gone unnoticed. Along the route, she asked us if we would like to see more or less of a specific attraction, offered alternatives and suggestions, and changed the route accordingly. Overall, she went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that we see only what we wanted or were interested in. Also, she took lots of beautiful pictures of places and of us but without being intrusive. The tour went at a leisurely pace with breaks when we wanted them. A wonderful tour of a wonderful place that I highly recommend!

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