Historical Centre and Olympic Boulevard

Shows, Concerts & Sports in Rio de Janeiro

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Tour description provided by Viator

An engrossing combination of the different sides of Rio. The Historic Centre is the oldest part of the city and also typifies the working environment of cariocas (a native of Rio), being full of contemporary office buildings. To further enrich the experience, we will go on to visit the famous Olympic Boulevard, the new port area of the city. Over the course of 6 hours, you will delve into Brazil’s history and see the changes brought about by the Olympics.
For this experience you need to be someone who enjoys walking. If you do, you will reap the benefits of seeing places a car can’t get to. The center of Rio, for example, is full of alleys and places that are only accessible to pedestrians. We start our journey at Cinelândia Square in front of the Municipal Theatre before moving on to: The Metropolitan Cathedral, Praça Tiradentes, the Real Gabinete Portugues Library and Cultural Centre (entering when open), the Confeitaria Colombo (which we pop into for a coffee and and legendary snack when open), Largo da Carioca, Praça XV, Rio’s Old Town, The CCBB Cultural Centre, The Olympic Torch, the Olympic Boulevard, Street Art Mural - Etnias by Kobra, Cais do Valongo and Pedra do Sal. Our final stop is at a very traditional restaurant in Rio (where you will get a free Brazilian snack). We will also pass by the Museum of Tomorrow and MAR (Rio Art Museum).Entry to: Metropolitan Cathedral, Real Gabinete Portuguese Library (when open), Confeitura Colombo (when open).Visits without entry to: Museum of Tomorrow and Rio Art Museum (MAR).

What’s included

  • Professional guide
  • Brazilian Snack at the end of the tour

What’s not included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch