Introduction to Rio de Janeiro Tour

Get acquainted with the history of downtown Rio, from pre-colonialism to Portuguese occupation to today
$135 and up
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Tour Details
About the Tour
History, Orientation
3 hours
Rio de Janeiro
Photos & Highlights
  • Learn more about Rio and its historical importance
  • Led by a historian, architect or social historian
  • Largo de Carioca, Praça XV, Confeiteria Colombo, Cinelândia, and Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro
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16 Reviews (4.7)

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Andreas was a fantastic docent! I really enjoyed walking through Centro hearing his stories about the history of Rio!
My husband and I had a fantastic walk through the center of Rio with Carlos, who was super knowledgeable about the history of the city. His background in urban planning was extra cool as we were basically able to point out a building and hear about it! I particularly like art deco architecture and at certain points, we took small detours to check out buildings in this style. In addition to the history and architecture, Carlos was really interesting to talk with about Rio and Brazil today. We finished up our walk with a coffee at the beautiful Confeitaria Colombo, which was fun way to end our morning. Rio looks different to me now, thanks to Carlos and Contexts! We will definitely be going on more Contexts tours in the future and recommending them to family and friends.
Everything worked super well. The only thing which could be done in order to improve the walk, I guess, is decreasing the architectural content. Adding little bit more politics and linkage to social life and taking little bit out of the architecture would make it super. However, we enjoyed it a lot as other tours. Thank you.