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Praca Quinze de Novembro Tours

Praca Quinze de Novembro
Standing in the center of Praca Quinze de Novembro is a way to literally and symbolically stand at the center of Brazilian history. It was here that Brazil declared itself a republic in 1822, and here that Pedro and Pedro II were coronated as emperors. It’s where slavery was abolished in modern Brazil, and where Carmelite convents and churches were erected as far back as 1590. It’s the heart of the city’s historic district, and when the city was only accessible by boat, was the first place that travelers would see the moment they stepped foot in Rio. Today, while much of Rio’s more popular sights have moved to the southern beaches, the Praca Quinze continues to exude a classic, colonial charm. Stroll past the former city cathedral and famous Arco dos Teles, and admire the Corinthian columns rising in front of Tiradentes Palace. This site also houses the Paço Imperial that served as a Brazilian political center for 150 years, and is constantly abuzz with the comings and goings of passengers riding the ferry. When spending a day in downtown Rio, Praca Quinze is the place to start a historical tour on foot, and while the square no longer exudes the grandeur it did in the 1800s, it’s still in many ways the beating heart of Rio de Janeiro.

Practical Info

Direct buses run from popular beaches including Copacabana and Ipanema. The closest metro station is Carioca, or you can also exit at Uruguiana and pass by Candelaria Church on the short walk down to the square. It’s also easily accessible by ferry, as the boat to Niteroi or Paqueta Island docks at the terminal nearby. 
Address: Praça Quinze de Novembro, s/n - Centro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil 20010-000, Brazil
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Rio de Janeiro Half-Day Walking TourHalf-day Tours

Rio de Janeiro Half-Day Walking Tour

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Walk through Old Rio on this afternoon sightseeing tour with a local guide. During this half-day outing, wind through the narrow lanes and baroque-style buildings while your guide fills you in on the history and legends of the area. Visit sites like the Metropolitan Cathedral, Carioca Square and the Imperial Palace. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
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  • 4 hours
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Ancient Rio and Santa Teresa Tour with Hotel pick-up and drop-offBus Tours

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Ancient Rio and Santa Teresa Tour with Hotel pick-up and drop-off

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Explore the bucolic neighborhood of Santa Teresa and downtown Ancient Rio during this 4-hour private tour. In Ancient Rio, visit sites like the France Brazil House, Arcos da Lapa, Teles Arches and Praça XV. In Santa Teresa, admire the stately mansions from the early 1900s and view the neighborhood's original tram, built in 1897. Learn about the importance of both of these neighborhoods in Rio's past through commentary from your guide. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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The Best of Rio de Janeiro in a Private Guided Tour Day Trips

The Best of Rio de Janeiro in a Private Guided Tour

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Take your Rio de Janeiro sightseeing experience into your own hands on this customizable, private tour of the Marvelous City. Alongside a ‘carioca’ (Rio de Janeiro resident) and personal driver, tick off top Rio attractions chosen by you. Personalize your itinerary according to your interests and only visit the sites you wish to see: your guide tailors the tour according to preferred themes, such as food, history, or sport, and offers undivided attention throughout. Pickup and drop-off from your Rio de Janeiro hotel are included.
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  • 8 hours
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Rio Walking & Historical TourHalf-day Tours

Rio Walking & Historical Tour

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Visit Rio's highlights and landmarks on foot during a small-group sightseeing tour. Ride the subway downtown and follow your 'carioca' (Rio native) guide on a walk that includes Rio's most important historical and cultural sites. Visit National Museum of Fine Arts, Theatro Municipal, the Monastery Church of Santo Antônio, Ordem Terceira de São Francisco da Penitência and several other important landmarks.
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Downtown Rio de Janeiro Walking Tour + ExperienceHalf-day Tours

Downtown Rio de Janeiro Walking Tour + Experience

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Pay a morning visit to one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor), the art deco statue atop Corcovado mountain. Be treated to a panorama of Rio de Janeiro and Guanabara Bay, then continue your sightseeing in downtown Rio by subway and walk through the city with your knowledgeable guide who points out key monuments. This 6-hour tour includes pickup and drop-off at a central meeting point.
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Historical Highlights of Rio de JaneiroPrivate and Luxury

Historical Highlights of Rio de Janeiro

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Delve deeper into the history of Rio de Janeiro during a a tour that focuses on the heritage of the Marvelous City. While you receive the undivided attention of a private guide, you’ll look past the beaches and bars in order to discover a different side of Rio.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Historic Rio de Janeiro Walking Tour City Tours

Historic Rio de Janeiro Walking Tour

Rio has not always been the cosmopolitan cultural hub and tourist destination it is today. In fact, when first settled some 500 years ago, it was an impenetrable verdant jungle. Learn how it got from A to B during thus fascinating walking tour outlining the city's unfolding. Stops at important cultural and architectural sites along the way will bring the saga to life as you come to appreciate how Brazil's past continues to shape its present and future.
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Private Full-Day Tour: Rio de Janeiro's Main LandmarksDay Trips

Private Full-Day Tour: Rio de Janeiro's Main Landmarks

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Get a comprehensive overview of Rio de Janeiro during this 8-hour private tour. With a dedicated local guide, hit all the important sites in town, like Corcovado Mountain and Christ the Redeemer Statue, Sugar Loaf Mountain, the famous beaches and the historic downtown area. Customize your itinerary to reflect your interests and enjoy informative commentary and personal attention from your guide along the way. Travel in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle that fits up to 4 passengers. Round-trip transportation from your Rio hotel is included.
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Historical Center & Santa Teresa - Private TourHalf-day Tours

Historical Center & Santa Teresa - Private Tour

Historical Center with Santa Teresa Get to know the brazilian montmartre with a walk by the historical center! Santa Teresa is a bucolic neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, known for its historical buildings, the trolley and spot of brazilian gastronomy. Largo dos Guimaraes is the main square. We will also visit the Selaron Stairs and the Ruins Park and by the way you will see some beautiful colonial houses around. The Historical Center is where the city was founded, in 1565. We will park the car at the Metropolitan Cathedral and start walking by churches, squares and palaces. You will understand the history of Rio from 1565 to the present day. I will also take you to a unique pastry shop for coffee and delicious desserts! - Pick-up at your place (in the south or central zone). - Metropolitan Cathedral. - Walk by the Historical Center - Selaron steps - Ruins Park - Guimaraes square - Drop-off at your place or in a restaurant (in the south or central zone).
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  • 4 hours
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Private Tour (8 hours) in Rio de Janeiro - Personalized TourBus Tours

Private Tour (8 hours) in Rio de Janeiro - Personalized Tour

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Enjoy Rio de Janeiro with the expertise of a local guide. Our goal is the private and customized Tour. You will have total flexibility to visit the places you wish on the way that you wish, making your tours agile, comfortable and “with your identity”, with much more freedom. Without being subject to all limitation of a group tour or visiting places of little interest. This tour optimizes your precious time and money. It is a very comprehensive tour where we can show you the most famous attractions and the places off the beaten path. We will book the tickets in advance and you will not waste your time in boring lines. The tours take approximately 7 or 8 hours and are in modern and safe vehicles (cars, vans and buses). Itinerary (This itinerary is just a suggestion, you can do all the changes that you wish) Christ the Redeemer Santa Teresa Selaron Steps Cathedral Lunch at Typical Place Sugar Loaf
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Rio Historical Walking Tour Half-day Tours

Rio Historical Walking Tour

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Get to know Rio de Janeiro's historic center and discover the secrets of its ancient alleys! Get to know the famous cinelândia, the most baroque church in Rio de Janeiro, thrills with its architecture and the most famous confectionery of the city! In this exciting city tour, you will walk through the history of Rio de Janeiro, from the arrival of the Portuguese in the city to the transformation into the Olympic city. Follow us and check it out for yourself!
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Olympic Boulevard, Museum of Tomorrow & Historical RioHalf-day Tours

Olympic Boulevard, Museum of Tomorrow & Historical Rio

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Delve deeper into the modern culture of Rio de Janeiro during a tour that reveals the hidden gems of downtown Rio. You’ll escape the crowds of Copacabana and focus instead on the relics of the Rio Olympics, which come in the form of the Olympic Boulevard, the Olympic Cauldron, and the Museum of Tomorrow. Plus, exploring on foot means you’ll get a more intimate glimpse into the area than you would in a coach or a car.
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Exploring Rio City Center by FootPrivate and Luxury

Exploring Rio City Center by Foot

Explore Rio de Janeiro´s city center visiting different sites in this 3-4 hours walking tour, made along with a professional tour guide. Visit historic buildings and learn about the history of the city and how it was built.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Full-Day Custom Private Tour of Rio Day Trips

Full-Day Custom Private Tour of Rio

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Explore Rio de Janeiro on this all-day customizable private tour with a guide. Whether you want to see the city’s popular attractions or places off the beaten path, your guide will be able to recommend the best spots, as well as ways to beat the crowds. The itinerary is based on your interests and is completely flexible. The tour includes pickup and drop-off from your Rio accommodations or from the cruise port or airport.
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  • 8 hours
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Historic River Walking TourHiking

Historic River Walking Tour

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Rio de Janeiro's history and architecture mix on this tour, with a detailed description of the places that will make you fall in love with another facet of this city. All this with the ease of transportation in an air-conditioned SUV and accompanied by your driver-driver in places where walking is required.
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Bike tour through the most beautiful bike path in BrazilMountain Bike Tours

Bike tour through the most beautiful bike path in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro is a city surrounded by mountains and water, but the city's waterfront is flat and perfect for a bike ride. In this tour, In addition to passing through beautiful landscapes, the traveler has the opportunity to know more about the history of Brazil, as he will visit historical places of national importance. This tour offers a unique experience for those who enjoy cycling and are interested in culture and lifestyle. After all every carica loves to cross the wooded gardens of Flamengo Park. So if you enjoy nature, biking, history and culture, this tour is perfect for you.
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Historical Rio Walking TourHalf-day Tours

Historical Rio Walking Tour

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Walk through historical downtown Rio during this 4-hour tour with a local guide. Ride the subway downtown, like the 'cariocas', or Rio locals, do, then start your tour in Cinelandia Square. Visit important landmarks like the Opera House, the National Library, Tiradentes Palace and the Church of Our Lady of the Merchants. Listen as your guide shares information about the history, culture, art and architecture of the area while you walk. Enjoy personal attention and an intimate experience on this small-group tour.
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  • 4 hours
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Rio de Janeiro Historical Port Walking Tour + Carnaval ExperienceDay Trips

Rio de Janeiro Historical Port Walking Tour + Carnaval Experience

Explore the center and seaport areas, filled with history of the city and the population of Brazil and try the Carnaval Experience, an immersive experience where you'll learn all about the biggest open show in the world (and even how to dance !).
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Imperial Rio: History, Architecture and HeritagePrivate Sightseeing Tours

Imperial Rio: History, Architecture and Heritage

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If you prefer to explore independently but like to hear the information provided by a guided tour, this self-guided audio tour is a great choice. Narrated by actors, the audio tour will make Imperial Rio come to life as you walk around the streets of downtown, past such landmarks as the Teatro Municipal Carlos Gomes and Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo da Antiga Se.
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Walking Tour Historic Center of RioHiking

Walking Tour Historic Center of Rio

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In small groups, a maximum of 10 people, we will take a walking tour of the main churches of downtown Rio and important monuments of the city's history - we will start at Praça Mauá, visit the São Bento Monastery (one of the oldest monuments of the city - founded in 1590), we will pass by the Church of Candelaria - stage of important political manifestations in the city as the Direct ones, we will pass by the Bank of Brazil Cultural Center, House France-Brazil (former Customs building), Arco do Teles, Church of the Third Order of Carmo , Pyramid Fountain, Imperial Palace, Tiradentes Palace (ALERJ) and we will finish our visit at the beautiful Colombo Confectionery.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Highlights of Brazilian History and Culture Half-Day TourHiking

Highlights of Brazilian History and Culture Half-Day Tour

The main differential is the face-to-face tour guides. We believe in communication as a way of connecting and exchanging knowledge and expectations. It is not a tour to expose one's knowledge. It is a tour to generate connection and make exchanges between human beings, taking advantage of everything around us to make it happen. So, we work in the study not only of buildings and spots, but also of local behaviors, expressions and peculiarities and much more
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Food TourBus Tours

Food Tour

Our gastronomic tour is a journey through different cultures, knowledge and flavors. The tourist will have free time to experience and experience all the possibilities available on the tour.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Food Tour Experience in Rio de Janeiro (Small Groups or Private)City Tours

Food Tour Experience in Rio de Janeiro (Small Groups or Private)

If you love travelling and you love food, you will enjoy this tour. Brazil is an enormous tropical country, and his culinary is an explosion of flavours. The diversity of the country is reflected in the food. The creativity of Native people, Africans, and Europeans influenced and created a new culinary identity. This successful fusion makes Brazilian food unique and delicious. This tour is a deep immersion in Brazilian culinary and is also a lovely way of exploring the city of Rio de Janeiro. In the company of a licensed guide, you will visit markets, restaurants, bars and you will learn about art, history, culture and architecture of the area visited. Food, Drinks and itineraries were carefully selected. The menu includes (Fruits, Juices, drinks, snacks and meals). We also have options for vegetarians.
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  • Free Cancellation
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Downtown Ancient Rio Tour with Hotel pick-up and drop-offBus Tours

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Downtown Ancient Rio Tour with Hotel pick-up and drop-off

We take you on a journey through time. If you enjoy history and culture, this is the perfect tour for you. In this half-day tour, we will visit the Cinelandia Square, a place surrounded by the Municipal Theater, the National Library, the National Museum of Fine Arts and the Municipality Chamber of Rio. We will also visit the Praça XV, a place surrounded by the Palácio Tiradentes, the Legislative Assembly of Rio de Janeiro, the Paço Imperial and Arco dos Teles. We will go through the Arco dos Teles to go to the CCBB and reach the Mosteiro de São Bento.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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