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Portuguese and African Heritage

6 Night Itinerary from  £1,358

Salvador City Break Tour

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

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Tour Route

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

This itinerary can be tailored to your preferences by our specialist advisors, who can provide a guaranteed price based on your choice of route, duration, flights, hotels, transport and excursions.

Tour Itinerary

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Salvador da Bahia - 6 Nights

Day 1 - Fly to Salvador da Bahia

Day 2 - City tour of Salvador

Days 3-6 - At leisure in Salvador

Day 7 - Return Flight to the UK

Day 8 - Arrive in the UK

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Day 1

Fly 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. Our guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your chosen hotel for a 6 night stay. Our guide will also 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) after checking in at your hotel.

 


Day 2

City tour of Salvador

Salvador is at the heart of Brazilian identity with roots in Portuguese 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. 

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. We 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). We also visit the Mercado Sao Joaquim and Mont-Serrat where you have stunning views of Salvador.

After lunch we visit Porto da Barra (the mark of the foundation of Salvador) and continue onto Setembro Avenue, 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 3

At Leisure in Salvador

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


Day 4

At leisure


Day 5

At leisure


Day 6

At leisure


Day 7

Return flight to the UK

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


Day 8

Arrive in the UK

Arrive in the UK in the morning.

Monte Pascoal

Salvador da Bahia - Tourist Hotel

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.

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Casa do Amarelindo

Salvador da Bahia - Tourist Hotel

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 the restaurant.

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Fasano

Salvador da Bahia - Deluxe Hotel

Located at Castro Alves Square, Salvador's Historic Centre, the deluxe Fasano Hotel has an unparalleled view of the Todos os Santos Bay.

The air-conditioned rooms have king-size beds, Egyptian cotton sheets, spacious living room, television and marble bathroom. Most rooms have sea views.

Italian cuisine is served in the restaurant. Other public areas include a stunning rooftop swimming pool, Spa and fitness centre.

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Price Guidelines

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 £1,358 £1,562 £1,894 £1,685 £1,858 £2,191

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


What's Included

  • 8 Days / 6 Nights
  • International flights (1 overnight)
  • Accommodation and breakfast
  • Transfers to and from accommodation
  • Excursions with English-speaking guides
  • Transport and meals as shown

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