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Rios de Historia Tour Historico

Avenida Rio Branco 135 Sala 611 | Centro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20040-912, Brazil
+55 21 99715-8502
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excellent guide

excellent guide, knowledgeable, engaging...would highly recommend. Offered to be helpful even when... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
San Francisco, California
Gives the right amount of info to experience the fullness of Rio!

Raul is an awesome tour guide, who knows so much about the city. I felt that i was able to... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
Boca Raton, Florida
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The Rios de Historia seeks to provide tours with a different dynamic. Our passion is Rio de Janeiro and we present its history in a fun and informal way. Our downtown tour is a delightful trip to the past where every corner is surprising and we run into buildings and streets with French and Portuguese architectural influences. Capital of the Colony, of the Brazilian Empire and of the Republic, Rio de Janeiro staged several remarkable facts from the Brazilian history. Come with us and find out another side of the Wonderful City.
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Avenida Rio Branco 135 Sala 611 | Centro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20040-912, Brazil
+55 21 99715-8502

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

excellent guide, knowledgeable, engaging...would highly recommend. Offered to be helpful even when our walking tour of central Rio ended.

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Reviewed 6 August 2017

Raul is an awesome tour guide, who knows so much about the city. I felt that i was able to understand and be more immersed into the city with his knowledge. It didn't even feel like he was a tour guide with how friendly he...More

Thank lorenareis2017
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

It was a super tour, we learned a lot about the historical aspects of the city, understood the way that the city developed, made the experience much more valuable! Raul took us through a very impressive sights and walk. Starting at Cinelândia, and finished by...More

Thank Sterac
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

I took a tour with Raul. He's a native Brazilian who speaks great English! He knew everything there was to know. I was already a bit schooled on Brazilian history so I had some off topic questions and he was right there with every answer...More

Thank Kevin L
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Our diverse group of visitors to Rio de Janeiro could not have had a better experience for a full day into the evening tour of the magnificent city of Rio. Raul and his driver catered the itinerary to what was important for us to see...More

Thank nancyknab
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

I took a tour of Rio with my fiancé and family that Raul guided. All of the logistics went smoothly and we saw so much of the city during the day while having plenty of time to enjoy the sights. The trip to Cristo Redentor...More

Thank jk818
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Through our hotel we arranged to meet Raul Melo in downtown Rio. As a former history teacher he provided a great historical perspective on the development of Rio and modern day history pointing out important locations on our walk. This is a private tour but...More

Thank SilverSpringer
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Originally we booked for 2 days, and asked Raul for a third day because it was great. Raul knows the city, and he adapted very well to our family. We had 2 kids (11 and 6), so the pace and activities had to be flexible...More

Thank pintoejd
Reviewed 19 March 2016

We had a great day in Rio de Janeiro. Extremely nice, knowledgable tour guide. We visited the Christ statue, had lunch in Santa Teresa, and visited the Monastery of Saint Benedict - beautiful! We also had a very nice tour through the city. Very informative,...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

My fiancé and I were fortunate to have Raul for our 5 hour tour of Santa Marta favela and the downtown centre of Rio. He picked us up from our apartment and gave an amazing tour, able to answer any questions about Brazil's rich history...More

Thank Brittany B
Downtown Rio is the place where this city was born.
With modern skyscrapers sharing space with historical
buildings and landmarks, this neighbourhood is living
proof that the old and the new can live together
harmoniously. As you would expect, downtown is where
all major companies house their offices. However, the
region isn’t restricted to businesses. Gems such like
the “Paço Imperial,” which is a cultural centre that
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