Santa Teresa, Lapa and Cinelândia Tour

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Step back in time and experience the charming Rio de Janeiro of yesteryear on this tour that takes you to some of the city's most iconic landmarks. Your adventure begins with a Tram car ride up to the historic neighborhood of Santa Teresa. This bohemian enclave is known for its winding cobblestone streets, colorful houses, and lively art scene. You'll feel like you've stepped back in time as you stroll through this picturesque neighborhood, taking in the sights and sounds of a bygone era.

Next, you'll visit a park with an art gallery built around the ruins of a mansion. This hidden gem is a peaceful oasis in the heart of the city, where you can enjoy a moment of tranquility and admire the art on display. The park's history is fascinating, and you'll learn about its past as you explore its grounds.

No visit to Rio is complete without a stop at the world-famous Escadaria Selarón, also known as the 'Selaron Steps.' These colorful, mosaic-covered steps are the work of Chilean-born artist Jorge Selarón, who considered them "my tribute to the Brazilian people." The steps have become a symbol of Rio and are a must-see attraction for visitors.

Another highlight of the tour is the Passeio Público, the oldest public park in Brazil and one of the oldest in the Americas. This beautiful park is a tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city and offers a glimpse into Rio's history. You'll learn about the park's origins and see the beautiful flora and fauna that call it home.

As you make your way to Cinelândia, you'll pass by the site of the former Monroe Palace, which served as the home of Brazil's Senate from the 1930s to 1960s. The palace was an important part of Rio's history and is still remembered by locals today.

Finally, you'll end your tour with a visit to the Confeitaria Colombo, an elegant turn-of-the-century coffeehouse located in the heart of downtown Rio de Janeiro. This landmark establishment is one of the city's most important and is considered one of the 10 most beautiful cafés in the world. You'll be transported back in time as you sip your coffee and admire the ornate decor, which has remained largely unchanged since the café opened its doors over a century ago. It's the perfect end to a day spent exploring Rio's rich history and culture

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Please Note: Confeitaria Colombo is closed Sundays. To check availability and make a reservation please click on "Book Now" and enter your preferred date and time. Our system is set up to provide you with quick and efficient bookings. Once we have received your reservation we will contact you with all of your tour details. Please contact us for the nearest hotel pick up convenient to your location. The history of Lapa Arches begins in the eighteenth century, but the work was born with the name Carioca Aqueduct and the studies for the construction of Lapa Arches began in 1600, but was only completed almost 100 years later. Completed in 1723, the purpose of the construction was to transport water from the source of the Carioca River to the Largo da Carioca to supply the city. Before this, water was transported by buckets using slave labor. Please check your ticket for an approximate time. Pick up times can vary due to traffic conditions. 

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off included.
  • Santa Teresa Tram Car ride
  • Parque das Ruínas
  • Selaron Steps
  • Passeio Público Park
  • Cinelândia
  • Confeitaria Colombo (Closed Sundays)
  • Approximately 4 hours


  1. Copacabana (BR)
  2. Old Port
  3. New Port Areas
  4. Praca XV
  5. Colombo
  6. Copacabana