Historical Salvador City Tour


After pickup at your hotel in the morning, meet your friendly local guide and start your exploration of Salvador. Start with a visit to the Barra Lighthouse, then continue to the Teatro Castro Alves, home to the ballet and the Bahian Symphony Orchestra. Salvador contains the greatest number of Baroque buildings in Latin America, including monuments, churches and houses. Listen as your local guide talks about the history of this fascinating city and its architectural heritage. En route to the Historical Center of Pelourinho, stop by the Praça Castro Alves and the Forte de São Pedro, built at the mouth of the bay to protect the city against attackers. While in Pelourinho, stroll the streets packed with attractions like cafes and restaurants, historical churches, shops and architecturally-interesting buildings. At the conclusion of your half-day of discovery in Salvador, enjoy convenient drop-off at your hotel.

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4 hours
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Why take this tour?

Walking on the streets in the Historical District of Salvador feels like being taken back to ancient times in Brazilian history. Visit the first fort that was built at the entrance point of the bay of All Saints to protect the city from an attack. A stop at the city center is a must for anyone staying in Salvador da Bahia!

What’s included?

  • Hotel pickup and drop off in most hotels located in Salvador

  • Air-conditioned vehicle

  • Professional guide

  • Gratuities

  • Food and drinks

  • Barra Lighthouse Museum Entrance Fee

  • S. Francisco Church Entrance Fee

  • Entrance fees to museums, churches or any other attractions.

  • Entry/Admission - Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia

  • Entry/Admission - Sao Francisco Church and Convent

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Before you book

  • Duration: 4h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Additional measures might be added to our list of procedures as we receive guidance from the local health and safety authorities and as more information becomes available. And some of these restrictions might be lifted at some point in the future if we are authorized to do so by local authorities

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Gray Line Salvador provides Tours, Activities and Transfers all over Salvador and surrounding regions, providing Last Minute availability and multilingual guides to help you experience Salvador.

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