Upper City tour - historical Salvador

 (19)

Tour Number

Activity Level

24570


Categories

Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

Portuguese (fluent), Spanish (conversational), German (basic), Dutch (fluent), French (fluent), English (fluent)

Discover the history and most important places of this fascinating city.


On this tour you will know the most important places of Salvador and learn about the history of the first capital of the colony of Brazil. We will see some of the touristical highlights of the city, such as: the Lighthouse of Barra, with a splendid view on the Bay of All Saints and the Atlantic Ocean, the Corridor of Victoria bordered by ancient trees, the Campo Grande square and a busy commercial area. We then arrive in the Historical Center, called so after the UNESCO made it a World Heritage Site. This place is a must for the visitors: a complete old neighbourhood, called the Pelourinho, in the Upper City inside the bay, full of churches and magnificent colorful mansions in typical Portuguese colonial style that we will visit walking through the lively squares and cobblestone streets experiencing the local atmosphere and people that will not let you impassive. A strong suggestion is to visit the church of São Francisco, a real jewel with its fantastic Baroque interior covered by gold leaves.

Itinerary

We pick you up at your hotel if in the center of Salvador. The itinerary depends on where your hotel is localized in the city and on the traffic conditions. We visit the neighbourhood of Barra, drive along the beach of the Porto da Barra and the make a stop at the Lighthouse. We drive along the Avenue of Sete de Setembro, with the Campo Grande square all along to the Castro Alves square. Then we go to the Lower City, drive through the Comércio neighbourhood, where the port lies, and go back up to the Upper City to park the car in the Santo Antônio neighbourhood. We visit the most important squares and streets of the Historical Center of Salvador on a walking tour of a couple of hours. Finally, we walk back to the car and you are brought back to your hotel, if you want, or, if you prefer, you can stay in the Pelourinho area to explore it more on your own (there are lots of shops and restaurants).

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your hotel or accommodation, if in the center of the city, or the port terminal, if you come by ship, of Salvador.

End location: Your hotel or accommodation, if in the center of the city, or the port terminal, if you come by ship, of Salvador.

Duration: 4 hours

Transportation

Private vehicle and walking

What’s Included

Other: My services as your personal tour guide and transportation in a private vehicle to and from your hotel and around the city.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 Reais - Admission fees for churches or museums, if applicable, eventually some drinks like water or soft drinks during the walking part of the tour (amount per person).

What’s Extra

Other: Entrance fees for Churches and Museums, when applicable, and all kind of personal expenses with shopping, souvenirs, drinks and meals.

A Recent Review of this tour

Dirk was a great guide. Very knowlegable about everything about Salvador and the sites visited. Great photo ops around Salvador. Great tour for any and all looking to see and hear about the history of Salvador.
Eric Hughes

Read More Reviews For This Tour
Private tour guide Dirk

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

Message Dirk V.

Web address (URL) of this page: http://www.toursbylocals.com/SalvadorHistoricalTour

Tours by Dirk V.

See more of the tours offered by this guide.

Salvador Shore & Beaches Tour

Salvador Shore & Beaches Tour

Discover the shore and beaches of Salvador.

140 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

4 hours

learn more
Upper City tour - historical Salvador

Upper City tour - historical Salvador

Discover the history and most important places of this fascinating,...

140 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

4 hours

learn more
Lower City tour - a different Salvador

Lower City tour - a different Salvador

Discover the more quiet and human face of this fascinating city.

140 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

4 hours

learn more
Recôncavo and Cachoeira - the African inland

Recôncavo and Cachoeira - the African,...

Discover the most African region of Brazil, birthplace of Samba and,...

310 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

9 hours

learn more
Coconut Coast and Praia do Forte - the

Coconut Coast and Praia do Forte - the,...

Discover one of the most beautifull coastlines of Brazil and the best,...

300 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

8 hours

learn more
Full Day City Tour - complete Salvador!

Full Day City Tour - complete Salvador!

Combine the Upper and Lower City tours into this most interesting excursion.

240 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

8 hours

learn more
Transfer Airport - Hotel in Salvador.

Transfer Airport - Hotel in Salvador.

Private transportation with driver guide from the airport to your hotel,...

70 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

1 hour 30 min.

learn more
Salvador By Night at Pelourinho.

Salvador By Night at Pelourinho.

 unrated

Experience a great evening in Afro style!

150 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

3 hours

learn more
Salvador Afro Tour

Salvador Afro Tour

 unrated

The African face of Salvador

240 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

8 hours

learn more