Historical City Walking Tour

Private Tour

Overview & Highlights

We will walk through the historic city center of Rio de Janeiro, the former capital of the United Kingdom Portuguese and Brazilian capital. At Praça XV de Novembro our emperors made the most important decisions in our history and we will learn about the different and exciting history of Rio de Janeiro and its reflections on the culture of the Brazilian people. Walking around Rio will help you to immerse yourself in the historical events of the city through the monuments that cross centuries in our history.
After the walking part of the tour, the guide will bring you to a historical bar for an included drink.


1. Cinelândia: National Library, National Museum of Fine Arts, Municipal Theater
2. Lapa Arches
3. Praça XV de Novembro: Royal Palace and Arco do Teles
4. Colombo Bakery
5. Ouvidor’s Street
6. Tiradentes Palace
7. St. Anthony Cathedral
8. The Royal Portuguese Cabinet of Reading
9. Selaron Steps
10. Historical bar for included drink

Meeting Point: The guide will meet you in the lobby of your Hotel / or at the Rio Port at the scheduled time
Meeting Time: To be agreed ( suggested start times 9am or 14:30pm )
Tour Duration: Approx. 3 hours in total + any time commuting
To Bring: Sunblock, comfortable clothes and good walking shoes

Price: $45 Per Person ( minimum 2 people )



  • Subway Ticket to and from the Historical Center
  • Guide with MBA in Rio de Janeiro History
  • One beer or caipirinha or soft drink per person

Book your’s now with great Cancellation Terms!

 For 100% protection, upon checkout, opt-in for Enhanced Refund Terms = in the event that you cannot attend the experience due to a wide variety of unforeseen circumstances, you can apply for a 100% refund any time up to the experience date or up to 60 days after, directly through Protect Group

– Or cancellation fee of 50% is charged if cancelled 7 days or less before the tour and cancellation fee of 100% is charged if cancelled 3 days or less before the tour.

In case of heavier rain this tour is cancelled automatically and you receive a full refund.

About the historical expert guide Carlos

Carlos graduated from law school and worked for five years as a tax consultant. In 2012, he decided to quit the office job and follow his dream and opened a Hostel here in Rio de Janeiro. “I ran by my own for a few years when I could realize how amazing is to welcome travelers into my country and introducing them to the best spots in Rio. And now, after getting a tour guide licence and having graduated from an MBA in Rio de Janeiro City History I feel ready to provide you the real Rio de Janeiro experience and the coolest vibe on earth”.

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Thanks so much to our clients who have taken the time to review our tours on Trip Advisor and Viator.

what do our customers say about us?

We used Rio Love Story to organize transportation, tours and hotel for our group, 28 people.
With large group It is always difficult to find something everyone like. Rio Love Story organised a great tour in Rio everyone liked on short notice. Great knowledge of Rio!! He arranged good tickets to a soccer match with transportation, recommended!
He also organised transport on short notice during our stay around in Rio.
If you need help to organize your tour I would recommend you to give Rio Love Story a call!!! I will definitely use them again!
Thomas / Norway

I would whole heartedly recommend this AMAZING 5 Star Tour ⭐️ The guide Tavi was sooooooo knowledgable, kind, attentive to our needs & made us feel so welcome. The History of Rio flowed with verve & fascinating facts. The vehicle was very comfortable, air conned & spacious. Perfect for our tour. Our friends wheelchair fitted well in the boot. The guided tours of the five fantastic locations were superb. Get to Rio, book Tavi & have the best tour, tailor made just for you ❤️
Peter / England

Tavi is knowledgeable, personable, and made our first day (and first time; 7 of us!) in Rio an unforgettable experience!

I would not hesitate to book a tour with him next time I’m in Rio. If you’re looking for someone who knows and loves the city and can educate you while still having fun, Tavi is your guy!

Tameir / USA

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