Jewish Heritage in Rio de Janeiro

Enjoy a tour that highlights the Jewish presence in Rio de Janeiro. Jewish presence started in Rio at the time of the first Portuguese navigators in the 1500's. Since then, the Israelite immigration was constant. In the words of the great Brazilian historian Adolfo Varnhagen, "The Jews were the pioneers in the struggle for the Brazilian independence".

On this tour, you will visit the main attractions of the Jewish heritage in Rio de Janeiro with an expert guide. The tour begins with a visit to Itzhak Rabin Park, inaugurated by Lea, his wife, with privileged views over Botafogo beach and Sugar Loaf. You will also see Chaim Weitzman Square, a public school named after Anne Frank. Then, you will head to the Jewish Museum and the Grand Temple, a beautiful building from 1932. In Copacabana, you can see the "Clube Israelita Brasileiro" and Beth El Synagogue (external). In Leblon, you will see the Beit Lubavitch Synagogue and the Midrash Cultural Center(external). Its also possible to book an internal visit to some Synagogues.

Duration: 3hours

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Important: Price displayed is per person.
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
 Infant with ID (0-4 ) free on the lap. Deposit per person USD 25.00 (not refundable) Please pay remaining amount to your tour guide on the day of your tour in cash,in American Dollars or equivalent in our currency called Reais.