Olinda Private Tour with Ricardo Brennand Institute

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Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, Local Experience


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 3



English (fluent), Portuguese (fluent), Spanish (basic)

Let's live history and culture

We'll have a panoramic view of Recife, where we will see the three islands: Recife, Sto. Antonio and Boa Vista and the two rivers Capibaribe and Beberibe. In Olinda, the first capital of Pernambuco, which received from UNESCO the title of live historical patrimony of humanity, we'll see its landscape, explanation about Jewish, Portuguese and Dutch influences in religion , architeture, colors and also the presence of the African slaves in our culture. Free time to take a walk, pictures and shopping. Don't forget to try some licors made of tropical fruits. Stop for lunch at a restaurant that serves typical sea food such as : lobster, shrimp, grilled fish among other specialties.
After lunch we'll visit the Ricardo Brennand Institute and its castles. The Institute was inaugurated in 2002 and it's a cultural complex of 3 buildings in a gotic Tudor style - in there we can see the largest collection of Frans Post Brazilian landscapes during the XVII century, among many other art objects and paintings.


1st stop: Olinda - St. Peter Square/Prudente de Morais Street/
2nd stop: Olinda - Alto da Sé/Sé Cathedral/Art shops/Sacred Art Museum (optionals)
3rd stop: Olinda - St Benedict Monastery/Basilica
Stop for Lunch
4th stop: Ricardo Brennand Institute

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your hotel or any address you choose in Recife, Olinda and Jaboatão. Airport, Bus Station and Port of Recife also.

End location: At the place of picking up or anywhere closeby

Duration: 8 hours

Can be adjusted according the traveler's demand.


Car with A/C and driver

What’s Included

My services as your Tour Guide, driver and transportation, and the tickets for the Ricardo Brennand Institute.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

120 Real - Usually there is no fee to enter churches and public places. But in some museums and cultural private places there is a fee - nothing very expensive (6 to 12 Reais). Lunch price depends on the restaurant and the dish (50 to 100 Reais for each person).

What’s Extra

Meals are not included. Tickets for Churches, Museums etc also not included (except Ricardo Brennand Institute).


I am allowed to guide only in the State of Pernambuco.

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