Portuguese & African Heritage

Explore the fascinating essence of Brazilian identity: a blend of Portuguese and African heritage, visible in the colonial architecture, Orixas, Capoeira, paintings and music.

Travel Highlights

  • Our comprehensive city break to vibrant Salvador de Bahia
  • Experience Salvador's fascinating blend of African and Portuguese culture
  • Get to know the real Salvador on an in-depth city tour with our local expert
  • Choose from a huge range of activities, tours and excursions or enjoy time at leisure

Journey Breakdown

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The Salvador City Break Tour
Travel Itinerary

Salvador da Bahia
Days 1 - 7

Day 1 - Flight: London to Salvador da Bahia

Day 2 - Walking Introduction to Salvador da Bahia

Day 3 - City Tour of Salvador

Day 4-6 - At Leisure in Salvador

Day 7 - Return Flight to the UK

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Itinerary Description

Day 1 - Flight: London to Salvador da Bahia

Take an daytime flight on Air Europa via Madrid or Air Portugal via Lisbon, to Salvador da Bahia, arriving the same day in the evening.

 

Day 2 - Walking Introduction to Salvador da Bahia

Salvador is at the heart of Brazilian identity with roots in Portuguse colonial history, blending with African music and customs. The old centre of Salvador, the Pelourinho, was restored and became a UNESCO World heritage Site with cobbled streets, colonial architecture and churches. Our guide will take you on a short walk to introduce you to the area surroundings your hotel so that you can get your bearings upon arrival and gain a feel of the city life, the people and the culture. This short introduction (one hour) is done with your arrival transfer after checking in at your hotel.

 

Day 3 - City Tour of Salvador

We start our guided tour around the colourful Pelourinho district with its narrow cobbled streets lined with fine colonial houses painted in pastel shades, standing as a reminder of a bygone era when Salvador was at the height of its glory in the 18th Century. We start at Santo Antonio Fortress, Barra's Lighthouse, and pass by residential and commercial points of the city. Visit Dique do Tororo, where beautiful sculptures of the Orixas (African Dieties) can be seen and the most popular areas of the city. The tunnel Americo Simas links the lower and upper cities and the harbour. The tour continues onto the lower city, passing by the areas of Calcada, Largo dos Mares and as far as Bonfim Church (the symbol of the Bahians' faith). Visit the Mercado Sao Joaquim and Mont-Serrat where you can see the city.

After lunch you will visit the Porto da Barra (the mark of the foundation of Salvador) and continue onto Setembro Avenue, up Ladeira da Barra, Corredor da Vitoria, Campo Grande, Castro Alves Theatre, Forte de Sao Pedro. Access to Municipal Square by Lacerda's Elevator, from where you will have a wonderful view of All Saints' Bay. See the Praca da Se and Terreiro de Jesus squares and their fine colonial architecture. Visit Sao Franciso (the golden baroque church), and the Cathedral before returning to the hotel.

 

Day 4-6 - At Leisure in Salvador

Choose from our range of activities, tours and excursions or pursue your own interests and relax. 

 

Day 7 - Return Flight to the UK

Enjoy your morning and afternoon in Salvador, before taking a return flight home in the early evening and arriving the following day.

Accommodation

Preferred Accommodatoin

Tourist Grade

The Monte Pascoal Tour - Holidays to Salvador da Bahia

Monte Pascoal

Located in a modern buildings close to the lighthouse at Barra, shops and restaurants. All 77 rooms are fully equiped and it has a restaurant serving Brazilian cuisine and a pool.

First Class

The Casa do Amarelindo Tour - Holidays to Salvador da Bahia

Casa do Amarelindo

Located in the old Pelourinho area, the hotel has the warm, colourful decoration of Bahia and with 10 comfortable rooms with ceiling fan and air conditioning, bath, CD and DVD player, free WiFi, hair dryer, safe and satellite TV. Breakfast can be taken all day by the pool, the panoramic terrace or t…

Deluxe Experience

The Villa Bahia Tour - Holidays to Salvador da Bahia

Villa Bahia

The hotel is located in the heart of Salvador's historical centre and colonial architecture, close to Pelourinho, the Church of Sao Francisco and the main square. It is a converted historic building with 17 spacious bedrooms with sofas, table, wardrobe, air conditioning, TV, minibar, hair dryer, lar…

Travel Details
Salvador City Break

What's Included

  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • International flights (2 overnight)
  • Accommodation and breakfast
  • Transfers to and from accommodation
  • Excursions with English-speaking guides
  • Transport and meals as shown
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Internal flights 
  • Accommodation and breakfast
  • Transfers to and from accommodation
  • Excursions with English-speaking guides
  • Transport and meals as shown
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Internal flights 
  • Accommodation and breakfast
  • Transfers to and from accommodation
  • Excursions with English-speaking guides
  • Transport and meals as shown

Price Breakdown

Prices are per person. Please request a quote for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve & Easter.

Season Low Season High Season
Travel Dates 1 Jan - 30 June, 17 Aug - 12 Dec 1 July - 16 Aug, 13 Dec - 24 Dec
Room Arrangement Tourist First Deluxe Tourist First Deluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £1,429 £1,608 £1,950 £1,735 £1,913 £2,256
Multiple Travellers - Own Room - - - - - -
Single Traveller - Own Room - - - - - -
Season Low Season High Season
Travel Dates 1 Jan - 30 June, 17 Aug - 12 Dec 1 July - 16 Aug, 13 Dec - 24 Dec
Room Arrangement Tourist First Deluxe Tourist First Deluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room €814 €1,029 €1,440 €1,182 €1,486 €1,932
Multiple Travellers - Own Room - - - - - -
Single Traveller - Own Room - - - - - -
Season Low Season High Season
Travel Dates 1 Jan - 30 June, 17 Aug - 12 Dec 1 July - 16 Aug, 13 Dec - 24 Dec
Room Arrangement Tourist First Deluxe Tourist First Deluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room $857 $1,090 $1,535 $1,255 $1,486 $2,256
Multiple Travellers - Own Room - - - - - -
Single Traveller - Own Room - - - - - -

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