3.5 star rating: Worth doing 14 Reviews

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

Historical Salvador City Tour

Explore the Historical District of Salvador on this 4-hour walking tour.Visit the original fort built at the entrance to the Bay of All Saints, constructed to protect the city from invasion. Visit the Barra Lighthouse, the Historical Center of Pelourinho and the Teatro and Balé de Castro Alves while enjoying commentary from a knowledgable guide. Imagine what living in Brazil hundreds of years ago must have been like. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.  


  • 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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What You Can Expect

Historical Salvador City Tour

Historical Salvador City Tour

After pickup at your hotel in the morning, meet your friendly local guide and start your exploration of Salvador. Start with a visit to the Barra Lighthouse, then continue to the Teatro Castro Alves, home to the ballet and the Bahian Symphony Orchestra. 

Salvador contains the greatest number of Baroque buildings in Latin America, including monuments, churches and houses. Listen as your local guide talks about the history of this fascinating city and its architectural heritage.

En route to the Historical Center of Pelourinho, stop by the Praça Castro Alves and the Forte de São Pedro, built at the mouth of the bay to protect the city against attachers. While in Pelourinho, stroll the streets packed with attractions like cafes and restaurants, historical churches, shops and architecturally-interesting buildings.

At the conclusion of your half-day of discovery in Salvador, enjoy convenient drop-off at your hotel.

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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