Salvador Full Day City Tour

Immerse yourself in the culture, history, and flavors of Bahia on a private Salvador Full Day City Tour.

Salvador Full Day City Tour Description:

 

The well-paced itinerary takes you to attractions in both the Lower Town and Upper Town, including Farol da Barra, Basilica Do Senhor Do Bonfim, Sao Joaquim Market, and Convento do Carmo Bahia. The history of each location is brought to life through your guide’s immersive and engaging commentary.

What To Expect:

  • Farol da Barra: from this point at the entrance of the Bay of All Saints you will have astonishing views of the Bay and the Ocean and see the Fort of Saint Anthony with the Lighthouse inside, one of the iconic places of the city. Admission Ticket Not Included 
  • Pelourinho: You will visit extensively and by walking this neighborhood full of ancient mansions, churches and cobble stones streets, now protected as an Unesco World Heritage, and get an unforgettable experience discovering this magic city! This is also the recommended place for lunch to try out a delicious local dish in one of the excellent restaurants in this neighborhood.
  • Basilica Do Senhor Do Bonfim:  You visit the famous church of Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, an important place for pilgrimage where you can feel the devotion of the humble local people and experience the syncretism between Catholicism and Candomblé, the African religion, still lives strongly.
  • Forte de Nossa Senhora de Monte Serrat: You will visit the surroundings of the impressive Fort of Monte Serrat with an astonishing panoramic view on the “skyline” of the city of Salvador, the Ponta do Humaita and the whole Bay of All Saints.
  • Dique de Tororo: You will have a magnificent view on this urban lake with giant statues of African Orixás in its waters and the majestic and modern sport stadium on the background.
  • Rua Pôrto dos Tainheiros: You will have a beautiful view to the Bay of Itapagipe with several little boat marinas, typical “communities” on the opposite side and the completely restored mansion Amado Bahia in British colonial style.
  • Sao Joaquim Market: You can visit the biggest and swarming open market of the city where the locals go to buy their food, like veggies, fruits, meat and fish, over kitchen appliances but also all you need to organize your Candomblé ceremony.
  • Largo do Campo Grande (Praca 2 de Julho): You will see the biggest and most beautiful square in the old center of Salvador with typical Brazilian trees and the monument for the 2nd of July.
  • Praca Thome de Souza: You will visit this gorgeous square with the old Palace of the Governors, the old City Hall and the Elevator Lacerda, from where you have an astonishing view of the Lower City and the Bay of All Saints.
  • Praca Terreiro de Jesus: You will visit the main square of the Historical Center of Salvador with the Cathedral of Salvador and two more churches, besides its old mansions in typical Portuguese colonial style.
  • Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco: You can visit one of the most fabulous baroque churches in the world with astonishing interiors carved out in wood and covered by gold leaves and the cloister of the Convent decorated with Portuguese ceramic tile paintings or azulejos! A real jewel! Admission Ticket Not Included 
  • Largo do Pelourinho: You will visit the most beautiful square in the Historical Center of Salvador surrounded by colorful old mansions in the typical Portuguese colonial style and the Church of Our lady of Rosary and the house of the Foundation of Jorge Amado, cultural ambassador of Bahia and one of the most famous writers of Brazil.
  • Ponta do Humaita: From this point on the Peninsula of Itapagipe you will have marvelous views to the Bay of All Saints and some of its most important islands and also see one of the oldest churches of Brazil of Our lady of Monte Serrat. This is one of the best spots in town for a romantic sunset!

When does it run? Daily

Duration: 8 hours

Highlights:

  • Get the personalized experience of a private tour
  • Travel comfortably in air-conditioned transportation
  • Make the most of your limited time in Bahia
  • Get a thorough overview of Salvador’s attractions

Inclusions:

  • Round-trip Transfer to Most Hotels in Salvador
  • Tour Guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Entrance fees for museums etc.

Exclusions:

  • Entrances to Churches and monuments
  • Farol da Barra Entrance Tickets
  • Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco Entrance Tickets

Please Note:

  • 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
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

 

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