Upper City tour - historical Salvador

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.

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4 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    What's excluded :
    • 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
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Largo do Farol da Barra S/N0 Barra, Salvador, State of Bahia 40140-650 Brazil

    You'll see the Fort of Saint Anthony with the Lighthouse inside and surroundings.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Pelourinho, Salvador, State of Bahia Brazil

    You will visit extensively and by walking this neighborhood full of ancient mansions, churches and cobble stones streets that are now protected qs an Unesco World Heritage!

    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

    Stop At: Shishindo Convento do Carmo, Rua do Carmo, 1 Hotel Pestana, Salvador, State of Bahia Brazil

    You will see the ensembme of two churches and convent of the Carmelites in magnificent old colonial Portuguese styles.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Largo do Campo Grande ( Praca 2 de Julho ), Centro Campo Grande, Salvador, State of Bahia 40080-120 Brazil

    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.

    Duration: 10 minutes

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

    You will 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!

    Duration: 30 minutes

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

    You will visit the main square of the Historical Center of Salvador with the Cathedral of Salvador and two more churches, besides it's aold mansions in typical Portuguese colonial style.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Largo do Pelourinho - Pelourinho, Salvador - BA, 40301-155, Brazil

    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 teh house of the Foundation of Jorge Amado.

    Duration: 15 minutes

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

    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 and astonishing view to the Lower City and the Bay of All Saints.

    Duration: 20 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Praça Tomé de Souza, R. Chile, 2 - Centro, Salvador - BA, 40020-020, Brazil
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up our clients at their hotel or accommodation if it lies in the center of the city, or at the Tourist Terminal of the port of Salvador if you come by cruise ship.Ports
    • Salvador Port
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • 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
    • 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
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • 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 MTB - Modern Travel Bahia

Activity ID: V-146524P3

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