Essential Salvador


  • Immerse yourself in the rich history of one of Brazil's first colonial cities
  • Discover incredible churches and hear fascinating stories of Salvador
  • Stumble upon hidden gems thanks to your private local guide
£37 pp
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What you'll do

A city of sweeping bays, beautiful cobbled streets hemmed in by peeling pastel colonial buildings, stunning churches and fascinating history. Discover Salvador like a local as your private guide shows you the best of the city.

Your guide will meet you at your hotel in Salvador, and proceed to take you on an exploration of this hugely characterful city so that you end up really getting to know it. The culture, the essential sites, the history and the hidden gems, everything is included in this private adventure.

You’ll trace back the story of Salvador, starting with its humble beginnings and following its development to what it is today, the third-largest city in Brazil.

Begin in the atmospheric Barra district, situated at the mouth of the immense Bay of All Saints. Your guide will show you some sites of great historical importance to Brazil’s early colonial era, as you stroll the charming residential area that now lines the waterfront.

Then, proceed via elegant tree-lined avenues and bustling city streets to the Pelourinho, a Unesco World Heritage Site and the largest complex of colonial architecture in South America.

A wonderful place to get lost, wander the cobbled streets as music drifts from artists in elegant plazas and streetside caipirinha bars. Jump on the towering Lacerda Elevator, the world’s first urban elevator, which allows for incredible sweeping views of the whole city.

Soak in the atmosphere of the narrow, bustling city streets and visit the church of S√£o Francisco with its exuberant gold-leafed Baroque interior, as well as the Pelourinho square, the heart of the Old Town and as such, the heart of the city.

At the end of your tour, you will be dropped off back at your hotel.

What's included


  • Guide and transport
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Two church entrance fees
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You will be picked up from your accommodation in Salvador at either 9am or 2pm depending on what time you choose, then dropped off again at the end of the four hours.

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