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Historical Sightseeing Tour of Salvador

  • When does it run?
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
  • Start time
    Start time: 0800h (08:00am)
    Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration
    4 hours
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
  • English speaking tour guide

Key Highlights

  • Visit Pelourinho, a UNESCO World Heritage
  • See the largest collection of baroque architecture in the Americas

Overview

Brazil’s checquered past beckons on this informative sightseeing tour of central Salvador.

Traverse the history-rich route from the Barra Lighthouse to the Pelourinho, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See some of the best preserved remnants of colonial architecture in the Americas here. Stroll along Pelourinho’s narrow, bustling streets lined with 17th and 18th century buildings in pastel hues and get a glimpse of its past.

Forts, ornate musical venues and a delightful historical centre - discover the grandeur of Brazil’s colonial heritage on this historical tour in Salvador.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Start time

    Start time: 0800h (08:00am)
    Duration: 4 hours

  • Meeting Point

    Pick up from your hotel. (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details)

  • Ending Point

    Your hotel in Salvador

Itinerary

  • You will be picked up from your hotel and travel in an air-conditioned coach for a historical sightseeing tour of Salvador. An English-speaking guide will accompany you on this tour. Start in the modern suburb of Barra at the mouth of the Bay with its famous Barra Lighthouse and make your way to the old historical section of town. Pass the following enroute to the historical center (Pelourinho): Teatro Castro Alves: Salvador’s musical hub, its magnificent amphitheatre plays host to a plethora of concerts. Forte de São Pedro: A strategic defence point for guarding the south portion of the city, this fort was built by the Dutch. Praça Castro Alves : Home to the Bahian Symphony Orchestra and the ballet, Praca de Castro Alvesis a popular venue for fine-arts performances. It also serves as a concert hall for popular Brazilian artistes. On arriving at the Pelourinho, disembark from the coach. More than a thousand homes, churches and monuments built since the 16th century help make up the greatest collection of Baroque architectural heritage in Latin America. Stroll along the narrow, bustling streets lined with buildings in pastel shades of an age gone by. Visit the church of Sao Francisco with its exuberant gold-leafed Baroque interior and the Pelourinho square, the heart of the old town. At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at your hotel in Salvador.

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
  • English speaking tour guide

Exclusions

  • Entrance fee to the Sao Francisco Church (approx. USD 3)
  • Entrance fee to Barra Lighthouse Museum (approx. USD 4)
  • Entrance fee to Misericordia Church (approx. USD 4)
  • Food and Beverages

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have

Customer Reviews

  • Nice tour of the historic centre :)
    Erica S, Canada 05/13/2011

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