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Good to get a feel of the city

Great tour to get a feel of the city. Excellent English from the guides. Loads of handy tips. Will... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
balamuruhan
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London, United Kingdom
Great tours!

Josefa was the best guide! we learnt so much! It is so nice to hear the history and culture fo a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kendall E
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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...more
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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

Great tour to get a feel of the city. Excellent English from the guides. Loads of handy tips. Will strongly recommend

Thank balamuruhan
Guzz_Lehmann, Gerente de recepção at Rio Free Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the kind words! Warmest regards from the Team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a tour with Francesco today. He was very friendly, incredibly knowledgeable and eager to answer any questions. The tour covered Cineland Square, a nearby park, the Cathedral, Lapa arches, Selaron steps, Colomba bakery and the commercial centre. Francesco had a lot of information...More

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Guzz_Lehmann, Gerente de recepção at Rio Free Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the complements! Also Francesco was very keen to guide you 2. As for our itinerary, we pass on the main places of the downtown to include all the most interesting parts, but we are always open to adapt ourselves in order to pleased...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Josefa was the best guide! we learnt so much! It is so nice to hear the history and culture fo a city from a local! Very nice tours to enjoy Rio, Highly recommended!

Thank Kendall E
Guzz_Lehmann, Gerente de recepção at Rio Free Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the kind words, Josefa was very pleased to guide!

Reviewed June 11, 2018

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 June 12, 2018

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

Reviewed June 11, 2018 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 June 12, 2018

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

Reviewed May 18, 2018

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 May 20, 2018

Thank you!

Reviewed May 2, 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

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

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

Reviewed April 20, 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 April 22, 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

Reviewed April 6, 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 April 8, 2018

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

Reviewed April 4, 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

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RioFreeWalkingTour, Gerente de recepção at Rio Free Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

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

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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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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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