Guided tour

São Luís: Half-Day Historical City Tour

São Luís: Half-Day Historical City Tour

From US$ 41.52 per person

Enjoy pick up from select hotels and stroll through the streets of the Historical Center of São Luís, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2007. Learn about the culture of this charming city and get to know its legends and history.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pick-up is only for hotels listed - residential or another type of lodgings are not included. Send an email to tour operator in case your lodging is not listed to set meeting point for your pick-up.


  • Explore the Historical Center of São Luís and learn about its history
  • Take in panoramic views of the beaches
  • Discover the famous bumba-meu-boi cultural dance
  • Enjoy pick up from select hotels
Full description
Enjoy a half-day tour of São Luis, a capital city founded by the French. Its colonization has a history of disputes between the French, Dutch, Portuguese, and Indigenous people, leaving a rich and intense cultural collection as a legacy. Start your day with pick up from select São Luis hotels and pass by Calhau, São Marcos, Ponta d’Areia beaches, and Jansen Lagoon, before reaching the Historical Center and walking through the traditional cobblestone streets.   Visit the main highlights of the city, including the Lion’s Palace, Pedro II Square, and Portugal Street, all evidence of São Luís’ fascinating history.  
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off in São Luís hotels
  • Professional local guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenirs
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours or services
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • On Mondays, the museums are closed for maintenance
Customer reviews

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Excellent tour! We saw all the highlights. Our guide, Leonidas, was very knowledgeable and spoke excellent English. Car was comfortable and tour company responded quickly to inquiries. Highly recommend it.

March 1, 2020

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