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Free Walker Tours

Largo da Carioca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20050-020, Brazil
+55 21 97101-3352
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The original and the best Free Tour in Rio de Janeiro. During this 3-hour free walking tour we see the most important city center sights in Rio as Selaron Steps and Lapa Arches. At the same time we tell you about Brazilian history in a casual, interactive and entertaining way. We'll also cover: Carioca Square Colombo Bakery Travessa do Comercio XV Square Imperial Palace Tiradentes Palace Cinelandia Municipal Theater National Library City Council Fine Arts Museum No booking required! Just show up at the meeting point and we'll be waiting for you! Our Free Tours work on a tip-only basis. Meeting point: Carioca Square (Largo da Carioca) - In front of the big clock (Carioca Subway Station) When Every day (except on Sundays) at 10:30 How to get there Take the metro and stop in Carioca Station (orange and green line). Choose the exit letter "C" to "Convento de Santo Antonio." You'll get of fat Carioca Square and see us in red T-shirts.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“walking tour” (55 reviews)
“feijoada” (36 reviews)
“free walking” (22 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Largo da Carioca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20050-020, Brazil
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+55 21 97101-3352
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"feijoada"
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"free walking"
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"great tour"
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"pub crawl"
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"african heritage"
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"food tour"
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"downtown rio"
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"funny stories"
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"informative tour"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did quite a bit of walking tours all over the world and the one from Free Walker Tours did not disappoint. The tour guide (Mau) was very nice and spoke good english. He provided great insight into the history of Brazil and Rio as...More

Thank Martin J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you Caro for the great tour in Rio and all the kind recommendations! We were in down town, other important places and could try a tasty feijoada :)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the best way to know the city centre and find a bit of local history in an enjoyable and friendly manner. The tour starts in the city centre and shows the main landmarks and important neighbourhoods in the area. I didn’t feel the...More

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Reviewed May 15, 2018

Our guide, Jonna, was fantastic. She gave us a lot of background regarding the sights and sounds of Downtown Rio. We saw all the sights (Selaron Steps, Confeitaria Colombo, Cathedral, Lapa District, Opera House). Good opportunity to discover Rio and orientate yourself

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Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

We did the tour on our first day in Rio and were impressed. Natalia was a superb tour guide with a very good English and we benefited a lot. We revisited a couple places later on our own which we wouldn't else. Highly recommended.

6  Thank Urs C
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Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

The free walking tour through the docks area with the focus on the African heritage was a great experience and helped me a lot to understand the history of Brazil better. Mariana was one of the best guides I ever had. She is really passionate...More

1  Thank Nathalie W
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Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

We met Natalia in the specified location at 2pm. On this particular occasion my wife and I were the only 2 people to turn up for the tour which is usually much busier. But Natalia was really enthusiastic about the tour despite this and booked...More

6  Thank Michelle L
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Shell m
March 30, 2017|
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Response from Daniella F | Reviewed this property |
Between 10-20 dollars depending on how well you think your guide did. Your guide will tell you where to hang out. Tours usually start & finish in different places.
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charlotteh551
May 4, 2016|
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I believe for the food tour you have to reserve in advance, as I saw on their website it costs R$60 per person. Not 100% sure though.
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