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Recife and Olinda City Tour - Group Tour

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Enjoy a panoramic tour of Recife and Olinda. Take an optional catamaran ride, walk through historical streets of Recife and get to know its main sights. See beautiful historical buildings including the Casa da Cultura, a 19th century building that was once a prison and is now a centre for regional culture with craft stores and local foods. See why Olinda is a UNESCO World Natural and Cultural Heritage Monument, and visit local handcrafts and the beautiful Se Church

Highlights

  • Highlights of Recife & Olinda
  • Casa da Cultura & Craft Stores
  • Churches of Sé and Misericórdia
  • Streets of Carnival
  • UNESCO World Natural and Cultural Heritage Sights
  • Boa Viagem Beach
  • Handcraft
  • Praça da República (flanked by the Governor’s Palace, Santa Isabel Theatre and the Law Courts)
  • Sao Bento Monastery

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip Transfer to Most Hotels in Recife or Porto de Galinhas
  • Professional Tour Guide (spanish or portuguese speaking)

Exclusions

  • Food and Beverages
  • Lunch
  • Catamaran tour
  • Dolls Embassy Entrance
  • Tickets to Embassy of Pernambuco
  • Museum and Church entrances

Please Note

  • The specific departure time for this tour will be determined upon reconfirmation.
  • Optional catamaran tour. Value: BRL 25.00
  • Passengers who do not get the catamaran ride will follow the guide to Marco Zero on the bus.
  • Dolls Embassy entrance Value: BRL 15,00
  • Embassy of Pernambuco enrance. Value: BRL 15,00
  • Those who choose not to visit such embassies can wait in the square of the Navy Arsenal, which is very pleasant and leafy.
  • Prices subject to change without notice. Payments must be made at the time in brazilian reais.
  • By decree of municipal law, medium and large vehicles are not allowed on the historical site of the city of Olinda. For this reason, some parts of the script are done on foot. Important to wear light clothing, comfortable shoes and sunscreen.
  • There are options for hotels located in Recife and Porto de Galinhas. Pay attention to your hotel address when confirming your reservation.

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Tour Itinerary

This tour will give you, in one go, the best of the cities of Recife and Olinda.

After pick ups in the hotels, a panoramic tour is made along the Boa Viagem shore, one of the most famous urban beaches in Brazil.

Then stop at Catamaran Space, where you can take a beautiful catamaran ride (passengers who do not take the ride will head to Marco Zero by bus) through our "Brazilian Venice". During the water tour, while the guide tells about curiosities and stories of the city and the main points of the region, visitors will be able to enjoy beautiful landscapes of the city of waters, beginning with the Pina basin, passing the Wall of Porto, river mouth Capibaribe, Port Basin, Sculpture Park of Francisco Brennand, having its end at the zero point of our city, the Marco Zero Square. The duration of the catamaran ride is approximately 30 minutes.

From Marco Zero, we will continue on foot through Bom Jesus Street (former Judeus Street), where is the Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue, the Olinda Giant Dolls Embassy (tickets not included) and the Pernambuco Embassy (tickets not included), as well as the Open Sky Museum.

The museum and deposit with giant dolls, who represent personalities from Pernambuco, national and international, also has a small presentation of frevo, a traditional local dance. Each place visited takes 20 minutes. Those who choose not to visit such places will be able to wait in the square of the Navy Arsenal, which is very pleasant and leafy. After the visits, around 11:30 a.m., tourists get back to vehicle and go to lunch in a restaurant with several options of regional flavors.

After an hour's lunch stop (price is not included), we head by bus to Olinda. When you arrive there, on a walking tour that lasts an average of 50 minutes, we will visit the Alto da Sé, with the Sé and Misericórdia Churches, from where you can see the most beautiful view of the cities of Recife and Olinda, which is considered Heritage Natural and Cultural Heritage of Humanity by Unesco. It is also possible to shop at a nearby craft market.

Then we will return to a panoramic tour through Recife, including the three islands (Recife, Santo Antônio and Boa Vista), the Maurício de Nassau Bridge, the Republic Square (where is located the Government Palace, the Santa Isabel Theater and the Palace of Justice) and finally a 40-minute stop at the Casa da Cultura, a beautiful building erected in the mid-19th century to be used as a prison. Today it presents itself as a representative center of the regional culture, with shops of crafts and typical foods.

After the last stop, the passengers return to the bus that will take them to their respective hotels.

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