Recife & Olinda Private Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

258982


Categories

Shore Excursion, Shopping, Museums / Culture, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 3

Language(s)

explanation

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

Culture and Shopping


If you have a day in town I suggest this 7-hours tour.

We start visiting the Old Town Recife, where the city begun, and visit the Marco Zero square, the Good Jesus Street, the Giant Puppets Embassy (a local Carnaval's tradition) among many other options, depending on your interests.

The tour continues with a quick stop in Boa Viagem Beach, for a fresh coconut water by the sea and then in Recife Downtown, around the many bridges and squares. Then we stop at Casa da Cultura (an old prison turned into a mall in 1976) for shopping.

After lunch (many restaurants to choose) we'll visit Olinda's historical center (World Heritage by UNESCO in 1982). Founded by the Portuguese in the 16th century, Olinda's history is linked to the sugar-cane industry. Rebuilt after the Dutch invasion (1636 to 1654), its urban design is from the 18th century. The harmony between the buildings, gardens, churches and convents contribute to it's unique charm. We'll take a walk to discover the secrets and beauties of Olinda.

Itinerary

In Recife: Recife Antigo (Old Recife), Landmark Zero Square, Good Jesus Street, Republica Square, Boa Viagem Beach and Casa da Cultura. Stop for lunch around noon.
In Olinda: Carmo, Franciscan Convent, Sé Cathedral, panoramic elevator, art shops of Alto da Sé and Saint Benedict's Monastery.
NOTE: on Mondays some museums and cultural centers may not be open for visitation. During holidays some places may also be closed.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

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

Duration: 7 hours

Transportation

Private car with AC. For bigger groups (more than 3) is possibble to adjust the vehicle and transportation - price may change.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Estimated Local Cash Needed

130 Real - Museums and churches tickets are not included, but usually the access is not expensive or non existant. Also consider to spend from R$ 60 to R$ 100 for each meal/lunch (it will depend on what you want to eat and what restaurant you will choose)

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: admissions tickets for Churches, Museums etc

A Recent Review of this tour

Sergio is an excellent guide for spending a day seeing the sights of Recife and the surrounding neighborhoods. Be sure to stop and try the "tapioca" local specialty (we are not talking pudding here!). He was punctual, a safe driver, knew the best places to visit and how to avoid the cruise ship tour buses. Book him on your next trip to Recife!
Robert Taylor

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    Tour Price

    330 USD(for up to 3 people) (duration: 7 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    258982


    Categories

    Shore Excursion, Shopping, Museums / Culture, City

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 3

    Language(s)

    explanation

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

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