Downtown Rio Sites & Bites Tour

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  • duration 4 hours
  • tour type Group
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Ends Rio de Janeiro , Brazil
  • Discover the renovated harbour area and its highlights such as Kobra’s graffiti mural and Museum of Tomorrow
  • Try delicious local food as you stroll around Orla Conde surrounding the downtown and into Rio’s Old Town district
  • Ride the new ecofriendly tram of Rio
  • Visit the city’s oldest bakery and treat yourself to the best pastries in town 
The Downtown Rio Sites & Bites Tour tour starts and ends in Rio de Janeiro. The Downtown Rio Sites & Bites Tour is a walking tour that takes 4 hours.

Discover how the old and modern parts of Rio’s downtown co-exist on this food and historical walking tour. Try delicious local food as you learn how to ride both the subway and the new electric tram, and discover areas that were rarely explored even by locals before the 2016 Olympics.
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“Nhi was awesome, and we also had the assistance of Vin on the tour whom was absolutely lovely. The tour itself showed us how the locals live and the different industries. Nhi also looked after all tipping for us, we just has to give her 20,000 at the start. This saved us having to worry about it and ensured everyone was tipped, and what was fair for them. Such a lovely day and enjoyed myself so much. Thanks again.”

We'll start our Rio experience from Cinelandia Square where we'll try a local treat to kick things off. From there, we hop on the modern and new eco-friendly tram of Rio for a sustainable ride across downtown all the way to the renewed harbour area, redeveloped into the modern Olympic Boulevard. 

We get off the tram right by the amazing and colourful graffiti mural designed by Eduardo Kobra. His work features the indigenous people of five continents and covers over 2,600 square metres of the building.

Our next stop has our second included bite of the day as we try the delicious coxinha de pernil (a deep-fried pork snack) before we head up the historical Conceição Hill. This area is full of history and features some interesting street art and delightful views of the harbour. 

It's time for another food stop in one of the local restaurants in the area. Here we'll try feijoada balls which are the traditional end to the famous feijoada meal. Our journey then moves on to Mauá Square where two modern architecture buildings are located: MAR (Museum of Art of Rio) and Museum of Tomorrow, followed by a walk into the Old Town. On the way, we'll see important sites such as the Cultural Centre of the Bank of Brazil (CCBB) and XV Square, and then head to to Confeitaria Colombo (the oldest bakery in town) for another food stop. 

We're not done yet! There's still a visit to the Royal Portuguese Reading Room before we finish in one of the local bars for a drink before the tour comes to an end.

  • Local English-speaking guide
  •  tram fare
  • Four food stops and a beer or cachaça shot.
  • Tips/gratuities for your local guide
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Cancellation for this Downtown Rio Sites & Bites Tour tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.


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Travel Insurance

Downtown Rio Sites & Bites Tour tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Downtown Rio Sites & Bites Tour tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Meeting start point :

Praça Floriano,  7 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro CEP 20031-050. Outside the main entrance of Cine Odeon, by the Starbuck

Meeting end point :

Carioca Subway Statio

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