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Friends in Rio downtown walk

2 reviewsRio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Experience hosted by VirnaVallarta

4 hours
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

A fun way to realize that Rio is much more than beaches, Carnival and caipirinha! During our walk tour we will not just enjoy most of the important monuments and cultural spots, but also learn interesting facts about Brazil in a casual, interactive and entertaining way.
Our journey will go from the discovery of Brazi to nowadays just by taking a walk through the city center that holds memories of different times. We'll see a contrast of antique buildings with the reborn modern district of Mauá Square. Inherited from the Olympics, this reborn area improved tourism and everyday’s life thanks also to an eyecatching boulevard displaying huge street art. We will meet at Cinelândia, where we will enjoy the beauty of the buildings of the Municipal Theater, the National Library and the Museum of Fine Arts. Some steps away, the Cathedral of the city and then a place that feels like taken from Harry Potter’s movies, the Portuguese library! A stop at Colombo, one of the 10 most beautiful cafès in the world is a must, before getting to the square where the Portuguese Royal Family built their residence. We will walk along an area protected by the navy from where we will admire different ships and the Candelaria Church, before finally reaching the Museum of Tomorrow and the Boulevard Olimpico. Of course, all with a light and fun look at the Brazilian way of life and a lot of humor!
A fun way to realize that Rio is much more than beaches, Carnival and caipirinha! During our walk tour we will not just enjoy most of the important monuments and cultural spots, but also learn interesting facts about Brazil in a casual, interactive and entertaining way.
Our journey will go from the discovery of Brazi to nowadays just by taking a walk through the city center that holds memories of different times. We'll see a contrast of ant…

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Meet your host, VirnaVallarta

Host on Airbnb since 2012
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I have lived in Rio for 5 very intense years: I am in love with this city. My friends say I'm the most Carioca ( aka Rio inhabitant) foreigner they know...
I was born in Italy and have lived in many countries to satisfy my curiosity towards foreign languages and cultures...but it was in Rio that I found my place!
Graduated translator and interpreter, I also studied tourism and arts, and here in Brazil I discovered how nature and a city can be so interconnected and give us so many points of view!
I have always liked to spend time in beautiful spaces and at the same time interacting with locals. My goal is going beyond just traveling and actually LIVING LIKE A LOCAL, and sharing all I know as a foreign and as a local at the same time gives me great pleasure. So join me and let's live Rio!
I have lived in Rio for 5 very intense years: I am in love with this city. My friends say I'm the most Carioca ( aka Rio inhabitant) foreigner they know...
I was born in Italy and have lived in many countries to satisfy my curiosity towards foreign languages and cultures...but it was in Rio that I found my place!
Graduated translator and interpreter, I also studied tourism and arts, and here in Brazil I discovered how nature and a city can be so interconnected and give us so many point…
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Where you'll be

Cinelandia, Municipal Theater, Cathedral, Portuguese library, Colombo cafè, Xv square, navy boulevard, Candelaria, Museum of Tomorrow, Olympic Boulevard

2 reviews

Felix
January 2020
Virna is an excellent tour guide! She is very professional, flexible and has an impressive knowledge of the amazing Marvelous City! This is definitely a five-star tour from a five-star tour guide. Thank you so much Virna for the great experience!
Virna is an excellent tour guide! She is very professional, flexible and has an impressive knowledge of the amazing Marvelous City! This is definitely a five-star tour from a fiv…
Mahram
September 2019
virna was friendly on time and full of energy although i am a quiet person she made me feel comftable showed me many places took many nice pictures and introduced me to acai cannot describe the taste just had to buy a couple more after the tour if you want to see the town this is the tour to book
virna was friendly on time and full of energy although i am a quiet person she made me feel comftable showed me many places took many nice pictures and introduced me to acai cannot…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

comfy shoes and clothes, water, good vibes