Historical Downtown and Lapa - Walking Tour

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From $28.00

25 reviews   (4.92)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 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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In an unconventional climate unconventional tourism, you will know the history of the Brazilian republic, visiting icons of this historical moment besides its materializations in the city that was the first capital of this government. Aterro do Flamengo, Getúlio Vargas, militarism and dictatorship are some of the subjects on this tour.

What's Included

All activities

What's Not Included

Food and drinks

Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 15
  • ADULT: Age: 16 - 99

Additional Info

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible

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


• Admission Ticket Free

Aterro Do Flamengo
Flamengo Park

25 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Monumento Nacional aos Mortos da Segunda Guerra Mundial
National Monument to the Dead of the Second World War

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Memorial Municipal Getulio Vargas
Memorial about President Getúlio Vargas

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Imperial Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Imaculada Conceicao
Imperial Chapel

• Admission Ticket Free

Museu da Republica
Museum of the Republic

• Admission Ticket Free


saramY3MF, 05-09-2022
I Did the free walking tour in the historic center and in the neighborhood of Santa Teresa, I really enjoyed both, the guides were knowledgeable and open to any questions.
Super recommend
Great Guide with great historical Knowledge
Fabian K, 08-07-2022
The Guide Raffael gave a nice insight of the city center. Paired with some really nice historic information.
If you want you can get any recommendation for food or other stuff worth to do in the city.
Super Fun with a great history lesson of Rio
627jacquet, 01-11-2021
Juliana was so fun! She was high energy and you could tell she loves her job. There were 5 of us on the tour, we walked about 3 miles at an average pace and it was cool out. If the sun was beating down, not sure I would of enjoyed it was much. Lots of beautiful buildings with great history behind each. We walked on a Saturday and the markets were open and this added to the excitement of the tour. Juliana spoke in both English and Portuguese. She was easy to chat with and shared her own experiences living in Rio. I felt like a friend was welcoming me to the city! I recommend requesting Juliana if you want a fairly quick (3hr) and educational experience/tour with F-U-N of Rio with a bit of exercise.
Historical walking tour
mialinge, 11-02-2020
Did the historical walking tour with Rio by foot. Our guide Rafael did this “history class” very interesting and fun, he had a lot of energy and seemed to like his job. The tour is great to see and learn
more about Rio than just Copacabana and Christ the Redeemer ;)
Nice tour!
anchtiger06, 06-12-2022
Great tour visiting the historical sites of Rio. Visited the oldest cafe in Rio and some of the other cathedral and squares in the area.

Would do other tours if had the time.

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