A morning spent enjoying an historical tour of Salvador. Leaving the hotel, our tour will stop at Barra Lighthouse, entrance to All Saints Bay. Baia de Todos os Santos, or “All Saints' Bay” is not only the biggest bay in Brazil but also one of the biggest in the world. The tour will pass by Santa Maria Fortress, Porto da Barra where Tomé de Souza docked in the 16th Century; Ladeira da Barra, Vitória and its 19th Century mansions; Campo Grande and the monument of the Liberation of Bahia, Castro Alves Theater, Sete de Setembro Avenue and its throbbing commercial life; São Bento Monastery and last but not least - the main stage of Bahian Carnival - Castro Alves Square. Our tour will continue visiting the upper entrance of the Lacerda Lift; Terreiro de Jesus - a square with 5 churches, among them the Basilica Cathedral, the Saint Francis of Assissi church - built in the 18th Century and Pelourinho, declared in 1985 as an UNESCO World Monument, Latin America's biggest colonial complex with buildings dating back from the 16th, 17th and 18th Century, that has been completely overhauled by the city authorities.
Finally we’ll stop at Carmo church and monastery before enjoying our lunch with a chance to reflect on all we've seen today. Dinner at leisure.
Included meals: Breakfast & Lunch