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Private Walking Tour of Salvador

Walking through the cobbled streets of Pelourinho is an exciting experience.
In this 3 hours walking tour, you will be living and feeling a blend of culture with the strong African influence, that makes this Old Town unique and one of "must-see" places in the world.

per adult from




3 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Tour + pick up
    What's excluded :
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Snacks
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Bottled water
    • Entry/Admission - Sao Francisco Church and Convent
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Praca Terreiro de Jesus, Centro Historico, Salvador, State of Bahia 40026-010 Brazil

    The Historical Tour takes place at the vibrant old city, Pelourinho, a UNESCO heritage site since 1985.
    The tour starts at Terreiro de Jesus Square, one of the 3 important squares in the old city. There is located 3 churches, including the Cathedral of Salvador, and a building where was the first Medical School in Brazil.

    We recommend a visit to the Cathedral and its beautiful decoration and Sacristy (Admission fee around 1 Euro).

    On the way down to Pelourinho Square, we walk through the cobbled streets, seeing craftwork, admiring the colorful colonial houses, feeling the rhythm of the city.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Pelourinho, Salvador - State of Bahia, 40301-155, Brazil

    Pelourinho Square is the main square in the old city and one of the landmarks of Salvador. There we see The Mother of Rosary from the Blacks Church, or “The Blue Church”, a very important monument from the period of slavery in Brazil. From there we can also see the other side of the old city, named Carmo, with the view of 3 Churches.
    We walk up to the Carmo Street, where we see the N. Sr. dos Passos Church and its famous stairs. Usually, this square is a busy area, with tourists and locals, where you can feel the rhythm of drums from the unique Afro-Reggae music.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Sao Francisco Church and Convent, Praca Padre Anchieta Pelourinho, Salvador, State of Bahia 41810-830 Brazil

    From there we walk up, always through the cobbled streets, to the 3rd. main Square, Cross Square. There is located one of the most impressive and rich churches of Brazil, the Saint Francis Church and Convent, with its exuberant gold-leafed Baroque interior, and a porch with the famous Portuguese hand-painted tiles. We recommend a visit (entrance fee around 1 Euro). It will be given about 20 minutes free at this square, so you have time to drink a refreshing coconut water if you like, and enjoy the area.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Praca Thome de Souza, R. Chile, 2 - Centro, Salvador, State of Bahia 40020-000 Brazil

    On the way to the Praça Tomé de Souza (Municipal Square), we walk through Sé Square with the old Bishop House, the Sé Belvedere where there is the Falling Breaking Cross sculpture and Bay view. Once we get at the at the Municipal Square, we enjoy a famous landmark of Salvador, the view from the Lower City and the All Saints Bay, by the Lacerda Elevator. The City Hall, the City Council, from the colonial time, and Rio Branco Palace, from the beginning of the 20th Century, are all there.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Mercado Modelo, Praca Visconde de Cayru 250 Comercio, Salvador, State of Bahia 40015-975 Brazil

    After enjoying the breathtaking view and the area, we take the Lacerda Elevator, to go to the souvenirs Mercado Modelo Market, at the lower city, where will be a time for shopping and go around, and is where the Tour finish.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Cathedral of Salvador, Largo Terreiro de Jesus, s/n - Pelourinho, Salvador - BA, 40020-210, Brazil
    Traveler pickup is offered
    If you are not in one of listed hotels, but inside the marked areas, I can arrange the pick up. Ports
    • Porto de Salvador, Praça do Mercado, 100116 - Comercio, Salvador - BA, 40015-520, Brazil
    Return Detail :
    Praça do Mercado, 250 - Comercio, Salvador - BA, 40015-520, Brazil
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Ana Lavigne

Activity ID: V-268886P1

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