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Rio Free Walking Tour

Praca Marechal Floriano | Cinelandia, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20031-050, Brazil
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Terrific tour, wonderful guide

We took the Downtown Historic Tour that departs weekdays at 9:30 am. Our guide was Gustavo, who was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SleeplessinSD
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San Diego
Very Professional Walking Tour

Probably I am the only guy who had attended free walking tours offered by 3 big tour groups in Rio... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richard V
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Ankara, Turkey
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Rio Free Walking Tour is a Tour in the historical Downtown of Rio. Our CERTIFIED guides will explain a little bit of the Brazilian history and the everyday of a carioca life in a fun and relaxed way. We run the tour with 3 different guides.English, Spanish and Portuguese. It is a 3 hours walking tour! Monday to Friday at 9:30AM in front of Municipal Theatre!!! Go by metro: Leave at Cinelandia Look for the guides wearing yelow t-shirts and yellow umbrellas. Join us! Come and check! And a new Tour: African´s Heritage and Docks Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10h30 Meeting point: Praca Maua - in front of the MAR Museum 2 hours tour We will speak about the renovation of the Port area, the story of the African and the beginning of the samba. We are sure that you will love to understand more about our culture. We are waiting for you!
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Praca Marechal Floriano | Cinelandia, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20031-050, Brazil
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the Downtown Historic Tour that departs weekdays at 9:30 am. Our guide was Gustavo, who was passionate about history, generous about sharing his thoughts on anything and everything, and skilled at expressing himself in English. We learned a lot, covered all the sights...More

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RioFreeWalkingTour, Gerente de recepção at Rio Free Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you very much for the recommendation! Gustavo also thank you a lot for the complements warmest regards

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably I am the only guy who had attended free walking tours offered by 3 big tour groups in Rio, and I have to say this walking tour group (yellow bird) tour guide Francessco is very professional in introducing Rio to us, is very explicit...More

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RioFreeWalkingTour, Gerente de recepção at Rio Free Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for the kind words, Richard Francesco was very pleased to guide you Warmest Regards

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So that you don´t get confused , We found this Free Walker Tours under "sandemans" webpage. It´s reliable and you are not expected to book beforehand. You just show up sharp at the meeting point designated. Beware there are similar tours around ... Because we...More

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RioFreeWalkingTour, Gerente de recepção at Rio Free Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you!

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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed this tour, our guide Amanda gave us a great historical account of the beginnings of the city and of Brazil in general, but at the same time being really laid back. Really enjoyed the stop at Confeitaria Colombo and Amanda's insights into...More

Thank Stephen C
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RioFreeWalkingTour, Gerente de recepção at Rio Free Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Thank you for the complements. Also Amanda was very happy for the kind words

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Reviewed 21 April 2018

What a nice day, our guide Francesco had a lot of stories to tell. We started walking from the Cinemaland through the park, Lapa (with enough time to take photos at the Selaron steps, even if you are like ours who also like to climb...More

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RioFreeWalkingTour, Gerente de recepção at Rio Free Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2018

Thank you so much for the kind words, also Francesco were very happy to guide you. We were pleased that you liked the tour so much! warmest regards

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Did the English tour in April 2018, it was informative and we visited many a nice place. Our guide Gustavo was very well educated on all sorts of topics and made the walk an entertaining experience. Thanks!

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RioFreeWalkingTour, Gerente de recepção at Rio Free Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Thanks for the review! Also Gustavo were very pleased for the complements

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

After three weeks of traveling Brazil, this was the best Tour (9:30 at city hall) and the first with a very reasonable price. Our Guide, Guilherme was great. Not only did I learn about history of City and country, but the stories he told just...More

1  Thank Eileen4567
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RioFreeWalkingTour, Gerente de recepção at Rio Free Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Thank you very much for the kind words.Guilherme also was very pleased for the compliments warmest regards

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Our tour was nice, but lasted a bit too long. Would be more interesting when the guide would skip parts

1  Thank judithu90
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RioFreeWalkingTour, Gerente de recepção at Rio Free Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Hi there, thanks for the review. Our tour is from 2:30 to 3 hours, as said on the website and on our flyer, we always try to optimize the time, but it depends a lot on the group.

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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

We did this walking tour with the “Rio free walking tour” company and had an excellent guide (Aglay) who spoke very good English. We opted for the downtown Rio tour and Aglay was very knowledgeable about the history, culture and politics of Rio, plus had...More

1  Thank Kerry M
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RioFreeWalkingTour, Gerente de recepção at Rio Free Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Thank you Kerry! Aglay is thrill with the with the compliments

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Tour lasted 2.5 hours. Aglay was the tour guide and she's very pleasant and knowledgable. Some key sights visited in the centre of Rio.

1  Thank LondonDodge
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RioFreeWalkingTour, Gerente de recepção at Rio Free Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Thank you so much for the kind words. Aglay also thanks

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June K
23 January 2018|
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Response from RioFreeWalkingTour | Property representative |
We always have a english tour. Our tours are in english, spanish and portuguese. Mondays to Fridays at the Historical Center and Tuesdays , Fridays and Staurdays the African´s Heritage
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5 January 2018|
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Response from RioFreeWalkingTour | Property representative |
the best way is to catch the VLT (the surface train) at the station Parada dos Navios, and go to the station Cinelândia. There, look for the Municipal Theater and the guides in yellow t-shirts and yellow umbrealla
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Vicki B
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Hi Vicki! It´s starts at 10:30, our African Henritage and Docks tour in Mauá Square
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