Walk along Rio’s Downtown area and learn more about Brazil’s history and the city’s post-Olympic legacy. Visit the Valongo Wharf, the Olympic Boulevard (new harbor area) with the Kobra Mural and the Museum of Tomorrow, the Monastery of Saint Benedict, the Olympic Cauldron, Praça XV, and the Confeitaria Colombo.
After the pickup from your hotel, enjoy a guided tour to discover the many hidden gems in Rio’s Downtown area. Start at the Valongo Wharf (the latest Unesco World Heritage site in the city) and learn more about the African influence in Brazil. Then head to the Kobra Mural – one of the largest graffiti walls in the world – created by the Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra. Walk along the Olympic Boulevard and visit the Museum of Tomorrow and admire its remarkable architecture. Next, travel to the past in the Monastery of Saint Benedict, a heritage from the Baroque period.
Before heading towards the historical streets of Rio, you will see Rio 2016 Olympic Cauldron created by the American artist Anthony Howe. At the Praça XV, you will see one of the former headquarters of the Brazilian empire and learn more about important facts of Brazilian history that happened in the area.
Your last stop will be at Confeitaria Colombo (closed on Sundays), a permanent member of all "must-see cafés" rankings around the world, and one of Rio de Janeiro’s most prestigious places at the beginning of the 20th century.