3.5 star rating: Worth doing 14 Reviews

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  • Location:Salvador, Brazil
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Historical Salvador City Tour

Walking on the streets in the Historical District of Salvador feels like being taken back to ancient times in Brazilian history. Visit the first fort that was built at the entrance point of the bay of All Saints to protect the city from an attack. A stop at the city center is a must for anyone staying in Salavador da Bahia!


  • City tour of historical Salvador
  • Barra Lighthouse
  • Teatro and Balé de Castro Alves
  • Historical Center of Pelourinho
  • Knowledgeable guide
  • Hotel pickup and dropoff

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Historical Salvador City Tour

Historical Salvador City Tour

The streets of Central Salvador take tourists back to the beginnings of Brazil. Your tour begins at the Barra Lighthouse, passes the Teatro Castro Alves, home to the Bahian Symphony Orchestra and on to the Balé (ballet) de Castro Alves. The Forte de São Pedro and Praça Castro Alves are on route to the Historical Center of Pelourinho, which offers something to see along every street. Don't miss out on the historical churches, cafes, restaurants, shops and pastel-hued buildings.

With more than a thousand houses, churches and monuments built since the 16th century, Salvador makes up the greatest collection of Baroque architectural heritage in Latin America.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Very informative and our guide John Paul was humorous.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

Wonderful tour -learned so muchabout the city. Our guide was so nice and very informative.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2012

My husband and I were the only ones on this excellent tour, the guide was well informed and customized the tour to our specific interest.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2012

excellent guide jean luis tres bonne connaissance de son programme

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2010

Wonderful trip - very personable tour guide named Cris. She was very attentive and did well considering that she had to deliver the tour information in three different languages.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2010

Incredible sights, driver and tour guide were very accommodating. They are very knowledgeable of the places we visited, took time to explain the specifics. Definitely the best guide we had.

4 star rating: Recommended March 2011

Christina showed us all the nice historical places in Salvador d.B. and gave us always the necessary historical background.

3 star rating: Worth doing August 2015

This tour was amazing!

3 star rating: Worth doing December 2011

Great walking tour of the historical portions of Salvador city. Accompanying Guide was friendly and spoke good English, patiently explaining the significance of the important buildings and sights in different languages.
Trip was marred by the more than 1.5 hr late pick-up for the tour. Reason was traffic pick-ups far from the city.
Further, the local tour agent spoke little English on the phone, and could not explain why the pick-up was late when I called to check.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better April 2015

It was ok. We mostly walked around the historic centre and went in and out of shops. We went into one church we had to pay our own entrance fees.

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