New Tours in Rio de Janeiro: Colonial Walking Tour & Brazil’s Cuisine
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New Tours in Rio de Janeiro: Colonial Walking Tour & Brazil’s Cuisine

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Dec 1, 2016


By Michelle Beetham

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Tours in Rio de Janeiro is excited to roll out two new tours in Rio de Janeiro, just in time for the peak travel season: Carioca Charisma – Colonial Rio & The Historic Port, and Zest – A Culinary Journey Through Brazil’s Cultures. 

Carioca Charisma – Colonial Rio & The Historic Port Tours in Rio de Janeiro

Our first new tour in Rio de Janeiro is the Colonial Rio & Historic Port Walking Tour. Travel back in time as you pass by century-old buildings and monuments through the colonial heart of Rio. Then, just as you’re getting settled in nostalgia, you will be propelled forward, ending at the Museum of Tomorrow. 

municipal-theatre - Tours in Rio de JaneiroBegin the walking tour in Rio’s historic “Cinema-land,” as you pass by Rio’s Opera House in Cinelandia. Built in the 20th Century, Teatro Municipal is considered one of the most beautiful theaters in Brazil. Its Parisian-style architecture was inspired by Charles Garnier’s visional masterpiece: the Palais Garnier. Continue past the Museu Nacional de Belas Artes (National Museum of Fine Arts), inaugurated in 1938. The museum is home to over 20,000 pieces of art and is the perfect display of Brazilian culture. Marvel at the eclectic architecture from outside before continuing to Biblioteca Nacional, the 7th largest library in the world.  Next, on the walking tour is a visit to the Paço Imperial, the Palace of the Viceroys.  Enjoy a coffee and admire the baroque architecture of the colonial palace.   Tours in Rio de Janeiro - museum of tomorrowAfter exploring colonial Rio, take a ride on Rio’s new light rail tram to the historic waterfront and the Museum of Tomorrow. The museum was designed to promote forward thinking in a sustainable world.  Spend a couple of minutes admiring the newly constructed building that stands before you. To conclude your tour, gaze out at the magical views of the “organ pipe” mountains across the bay from the Mosteiro de São Bento (Monastery of St. Benedict). Along the tour, your local guide will tell you all about the history of Rio and answer any questions you might have.

Zest: A Culinary Journey Through Brazil’s Cultures Tours in Rio de Janeiro

Tours in Rio de Janeiro - culinary tourYou can’t learn a new culture without indulging in the local food and visiting a local market. That’s why we’re excited about our new Rio Culinary Tour. Starting in Rio’s Historic Center, you’ll visit a local market to try different fruits, along with traditional Amazonian soups. The grand finale is a Brazilian feast, complete with all the typical foods and plenty of caipirinha’s. You’ll end the day with full tummy and a happy heart. Along with the delicious food, you’ll visit some of Rio’s most precious places, such as the passionately painted Escadaria Selarón, the “bohemian Rio” neighborhood of Lapa, the laid-back beachside of Flamengo and the national and cultural hub, Laranjeiras.  Along the journey, the local guide will tell you all about the city and answer all your questions. By the time the sun sets, you will feel as if you have seen and tasted authentic Rio.   Note:  Tour can accommodate vegetarians and other food allergies!

Let’s go to Rio!

Are you ready to taste your way through Rio? Let’s start planning the perfect Brazil trip today. Rio de Janeiro is the perfect starting point for any tour through South America. Combine a trip to Rio de Janeiro, with an Amazon cruise or a passionate Tango show in Buenos Aires. Tours in Rio de Janeiro

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