Sightseen Tour- Cinelândia, Lapa,Selarón Stairs and Santa Tereza.


Tour Number

Activity Level



Other, Museums / Culture, City


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



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

A historic tour

Walking we will explore the historic area of Rio. We'll start at Cinelândia, the most eclectic space of Rio built between 1902-1910 to promote the sanitation and consequently modernization of the area. There we will see the beautiful Municipal Theatre, The Pedro Ernesto palace, built to be the city council, The National Museum of Fine Arts, The National Library that houses the royal Portuguese Library that came with D. Joao VI from Portugal and the Federal Justice Cultural Center built initially to be the episcopal miter.
Then we will go to Lapa, the bohemian area of Rio de Janeiro. There we will be able to see the Lapa Aqueduct built at the 18th century to bring water into town. We will see the Selarón Stairs built by the Chilean artist Jorge Selarón, who claimed it as his tribute to the Brazilian people.
Though his Stairs, we will reach Santa Tereza, the bucolic area of Rio de Janeiro were we will be able to see very interesting places such as Parque das Ruinas and the Carmelitas convent dated 1750.


We will meet up at the lobby of the hotel, then we will take the subway to downtown area of Rio de Janeiro. There we will walk on the historic center. When we are done, we will be back by subway again.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Meet up point will be at the hotel reception

End location: End location will be at the hotel

Duration: 6 hours


We will be moving around by subway and walking

What’s Included

Other: My services as your personal tour guide and help with transportation to and from your hotel and/or cruise ship terminal and around the city.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 R$ - Personal expenses such as water, soft drinks, snacks and metro ticket

What’s Extra

Other: You are responsible for purchasing any items of a personal nature related to shopping, souvenirs, snacks, entrance fees (when applicable) and restaurant meals.


I have no restrictions

A Recent Review of this tour

Excellent guide—-arrived on time and very knowledgeable. She did everything we asked for and more. Everyone in our group of six said she is the best. Very nice vehicle and goid safe driver. She could give lessons on how to be a guide. Gave us just the right amount of information at each location.
Jill Baldwin

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