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“Nice walking tour with Raul”

Rios de Historia Tour Historico
Ranked #56 of 578 Tours in Rio de Janeiro
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Owner description: The Rios de Historia seeks to provide tours with a different dynamic. Our passion is Rio de Janeiro and we present its history in a fun and informal way. Our downtown tour is a delightful trip to the past where every corner is surprising and we run into buildings and streets with French and Portuguese architectural influences. Capital of the Colony, of the Brazilian Empire and of the Republic, Rio de Janeiro staged several remarkable facts from the Brazilian history. Come with us and find out another side of the Wonderful City.
Reviewed June 29, 2016

Through our hotel we arranged to meet Raul Melo in downtown Rio. As a former history teacher he provided a great historical perspective on the development of Rio and modern day history pointing out important locations on our walk. This is a private tour but he covered all the locations I have seen mentioned on other tours plus he gives you flexibility to add any preferred sites. We had heard about a shopping locale SAARA and he helped us communicate with shop keepers to find some Brazilian team shirts with the Olympic logo. Most shop keepers do not speak English so this was very helpful

Thank SilverSpringer
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Reviewed April 22, 2016

Originally we booked for 2 days, and asked Raul for a third day because it was great.
Raul knows the city, and he adapted very well to our family. We had 2 kids (11 and 6), so the pace and activities had to be flexible which Raul managed extremely well.
Tell him what you want to do and what you don't want to do and I'm sure he'll do a good planning.

Thank pintoejd
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Reviewed March 18, 2016

We had a great day in Rio de Janeiro. Extremely nice, knowledgable tour guide. We visited the Christ statue, had lunch in Santa Teresa, and visited the Monastery of Saint Benedict - beautiful! We also had a very nice tour through the city. Very informative, our guide answered every question. Great experience!

1  Thank Ralf K
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Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

My fiancé and I were fortunate to have Raul for our 5 hour tour of Santa Marta favela and the downtown centre of Rio. He picked us up from our apartment and gave an amazing tour, able to answer any questions about Brazil's rich history and current culture. It is well worth the cost! He refers to the tour as rent a local friend, which is exactly what it is as the tour was tailored to our own desires for the day. We highly recommend for any visiting Rio!!

Thank Brittany B
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Reviewed December 22, 2015

out tour guide, Heraclito (kiko) was superb. He is one of the best, if you visit Rio be sure to ask for him!

1  Thank Nat N
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