Let's walk through Rio's Historic Center and experience Santa Teresa!
Santa Teresa is a bucolic neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, known for its historical buildings, the trolley and spot of brazilian gastronomy. Largo dos Guimaraes is the main square. We will also visit the Selaron Stairs and the Ruins Park and by the way you will see some beautiful colonial houses around.
The Historical Center is where the city was founded, in 1565. We will park the car at the Metropolitan Cathedral and start walking by churches, squares and palaces. You will understand the history of Rio from 1565 to the present day.
I will also take you to a unique pastry shop for coffee and delicious desserts!
All my tours are customizable according to your requests.
Our itinerary will be as per below:
- Pick-up at your place (in the south or central zone).
- Metropolitan Cathedral: launched in 1979, it has an architecture that looks like a mayan ruin.
- Walk by the historical center of the city.
- Stop for coffee at the Colombo Confectionery.
- Selaron steps: beautiful tiles project made by the artist Selaron.
- Ruins Park (this attraction does not open on mondays, so I will take you to another special attrction): ruins of the house that was the home of the great patron of Belle Époque carioca, Laurinda Santos Lobo.
- Largo dos Guimarães square: main area of Santa Teresa.
- End of the Tour: drop off at your place (in the south or central zone).
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel
Duration: 4 hours
I use a car that holds maximum 6 passengers plus me. Most cars in Brazil are small by American and European standards, so the comfort level for a group of 6 paxs is reasonably comfortable.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 Brazilian Real - Coffee and dessert: R$50
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
For my tours there are no restrictions.
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Alan met us from our ship and took us on a very enjoyable tour in his car, which was very comfortable for the four of us. We appreciated seeing some areas that we would have missed otherwise and it was particularly welcome for us to be able to visit places where there were no other tourists, even though there were several large cruise ships in port. Alan was interesting and very knowledgeable and had a friendly manner which made us feel very comfortable with him.