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Upper City tour - historical Salvador provided by MTB - Modern Travel Bahia

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Upper City tour - historical Salvador

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Discover the history and most important places of this fascinating city. On this tour you will know the most important places of Salvador and learn about the history of the first capital of the colony of Brazil. We will see some of the touristic highlights of the city, such as: the Lighthouse of Barra, with a splendid view on the Bay of All Saints and the Atlantic Ocean, the Corridor of Victoria bordered by ancient trees, the Campo Grande square and a busy commercial area. We then arrive in the Historical Center, called so after the UNESCO made it a World Heritage Site. This place is a must for the visitors: a complete old neighborhood, called the Pelourinho, in the Upper City inside the bay, full of churches and magnificent colorful mansions in typical Portuguese colonial style that we will visit walking through the lively squares and cobblestone streets experiencing the local atmosphere and people that will not let you impassive.
You'll start at
Praça Tomé de Souza
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  • 1
    Farol da Barra
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Stop: 3 hours -
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  • 3
    Shishindo Convento do Carmo
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 4
    Largo do Campo Grande ( Praca 2 de Julho )
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 5
    Sao Francisco Church and Convent
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 6
    Praca Terreiro de Jesus
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 7
    Largo do Pelourinho
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 8
    Praca Thome de Souza
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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You'll end at
Praça Tomé de Souza
R. Chile, 2 - Centro, Salvador - BA, 40020-020, BrazilIn front of the Elevator Lacerda.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Praça Tomé de Souza, R. Chile, 2 - Centro, Salvador - BA, 40020-020, Brazil
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Entrance fees for museums
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Soda/Pop
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Entry/Admission - Farol da Barra
  • Entry/Admission - Sao Francisco Church and Convent
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Stefan Gradinger wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions
We had an excellent tour with Dirk, who showed us the history of the upper city and it's myriad of hidden gems and secrets. There is so much to discover on every corner, but without his explenations we would have missed it all. Dirk itself is extremely knowledgable about
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from Adventure42284601486, Owner at Upper City tour - historical Salvador
Responded 30 Jan 2020
Thanks a lot for this highly positive review! I'm very happy to read the you enjoyed a lot your tour with me! Thanks for having booked with Modern Travel Bahia! Friendly greetings, Dirk Raymond.
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JonashCPH wrote a review Oct 2019
Copenhagen, Denmark16 contributions3 helpful votes
Carlos picked us up and drove us around town as well as walking the old town. Fantastic history lessons and information about this amazing history for better and worse. Worth every minute and penny.
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Mauro_0777 wrote a review Aug 2019
The Hague, The Netherlands5 contributions
Dirk showed us the secret marvels of Pelourinho during an afternoon walking tour in Salvador. We enjoyed every moment of all the great stories and expert knowledge! Highly recommended 👍
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Date of experience: August 2019
Dries V wrote a review Jul 2019
Leuven, Belgium1 contribution
We felt really at ease when Dirk showed us all the historic highlights and the ‘local’ parts of the city. He has a lot of knowledge on Salvador and the rest of Brazil. It was a very informative, informal and personal tour, which we would we recommend to everyone planning to
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Date of experience: July 2019
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  • Duration: 4h
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