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Guided Tour of Salvador
Activities in Salvador

Guided Tour of Salvador

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Perfect service with the friendly and competent Ronaldinho guide. Very recommendable!
10 António Ribeiro
US$ 25
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts
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Did you know that the first capital city of Brazil was actually Salvador? Discover the beautiful monuments and buildings of this historic location when you take our fantastic guided tour.

The historic center of Salvador
Pelourinho
Church of San Francisco
Lacerda Elevator

Guided Tour of Salvador

We will pick you up at your hotel in downtown Salvador in the morning, before boarding a panoramic bus which will take us to the historic city center. Along the way, you will encounter the wonderful mix of cultures which, over time, has influenced the city that we see today.

Our first stop is at the iconic lighthouse of the Barra neighborhood, one of the most visited areas of Brazil's original capital. You will also visit the idyllic, tree-lined Vitoria Corridor and the elegant Campo Grande square, where you will see a monument in honor of those who fought for independence for the state of Bahia. At these locations, our professional guide will reveal the most fascinating stories and legends behind them.

We will continue our panoramic bus ride, cruising along September Seven Avenue, one of the busiest places in Salvador. At this point, we get down from the bus and continue on foot, heading into the historical city center, also known as Pelourinho. The colorful buildings, elegant churches (such as the Church of San Francisco), museums, and squares, will take you back in time to the Brazil of a bygone era.

Although historically, this famous district was an upper-class residential neighborhood, it was also a place where slaves were punished during the colonial era. However, after the abolition of slavery, it became a bohemian magnet for artists, turning the district into a cultural hub.

We will also visit the famous Lacerda Elevator, which connects Thomé de Souza Square with Cayrú Square. From the top, you will enjoy breathtaking views across Salvador and the Bay of All Saints, the second-longest in the world.

After descending back down the elevator, we will go to the  wonderful Modelo Market, the perfect place if you want to buy some locally handcrafted, souvenirs of the city.

We will drop you back at your hotel in central Salvador at around 1 pm.

Pick up place

Collection takes place at hotels in the neighborhoods of Barra, Ondina, Rio Vermelho, Pituba, Stiep, Caminho das Árvores, Pelourinho, Santo Antonio Alem do Carmo, Historic Center, Amaralina, Vitoria, Graça, and Campo Grande. If you are staying in another area not listed above, you must go directly to one of the hotels in the areas indicated.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:

  • The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
  • Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
  • All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
  • Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
  • The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
  • Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
  • Alcoholic drinks are not available.
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Price

Adults Children from 5 to 11 years old Children under 5 years old
US$ 25
US$ 12.50
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 25
  • Children from 5 to 11 years old

    US$ 12.50
  • Children under 5 years old

    Free

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Duration

4 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off in the center of Salvador.

English, Portuguese, and Spanish speaking guide.

Panoramic bus tour to the neighbourhood of Pelourinho.

Not included

Food and drink.

Tickets to the different museums and monuments.

When to book?

You can book up until 48 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Digital voucher

Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.

Accessibility

No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

Pet-friendly?

No.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 25
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.