Old Recife Private Walking Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

282523


Categories

City, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 3

Language(s)

explanation

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

Find out the beauties of the oldest part of the City of Recife


The part of Recife visited on this tour is the old part, where the city begun. Founded only a few years after Olinda, Recife used to be a small portuary village. But after the Dutch invasion, during the XVII century, it grew in importance, becoming the Dutch Capital in America. Museums, plazas, art shops and a very diverse and rich architecture are going to fill your eyes with colors and passion. Get to know a little about the folklore and popular culture of the region and also about the Recife's vibrant Carnaval, its Giant Puppets and the merrymaker's fun traditions.
Note: Some monuments/museums may not be open on Mondays.

Itinerary

We will start at the Marco Zero's Square, located by the Port of Recife's Canal. From there we can see the Francisco Brennand Sculpture Park built on the big reef that protects the Old Recife area. We will also walk by the Good Jesus Street and visit the Giant Puppets Embassy (a curious tradition of the Recife's Carnaval), and also the Kahal Zur Israel Sinagogue, the mark of the first Jewish congregation in the New World.
After, we will go to the Arsenal Square and visit the Paço do Frevo, a museum dedicated to the local music - the Frevo. Also we'll get to know a little about the local folklore and popular culture at the Pernambuco Embassy.
Next, our destiny will be the Republica Square at the Santo Antônio neighboorhod, and its monuments: Saint Izabel Theatre, Palace of Justice and Palace of Government.
We will end the tour at the Cais do Sertão - a museum dedicated to the Pernambuco State's backwoods and its culture and people.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 4 hours 30 min.

Transportation

Taxi, Uber or private car with AC, from picking up point until Old Recife, and back. For bigger groups (more than 3) is possibble to adjust the vehicle and transportation - price will change.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Estimated Local Cash Needed

70 Real - Museums tickets are not included, but usually the access is not expensive or non existant.
Maybe you will also want to try the famous Maltado or buy some souvenirs...

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: Tickets for Churches, Museums etc - not included

A Recent Review of this tour

Wonderful day with Sergio walking around Recife. He was very knowledgeable and willing to customize the tour to fit our interests. Also, versatile during the day of the tour making changes as we wanted. Next time we are in Recife we will use Sergio as our guide.
Tina H.

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    Tour Price

    185 USD(for up to 3 people) (duration: 4 hours 30 min.) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    282523


    Categories

    City, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 3

    Language(s)

    explanation

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

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