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Atlantic Sojourn | 18 Nights | Departs Apr 2, 2015

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Salvador de Bahia, Brazil


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Salvador de Bahia, Brazil-port

The oldest and most historic city in Brazil is renowned for its deeply rooted Afro-Brazilian culture. With an amazing number of magnificent baroque colonial-style churches, Salvador has been nicknamed the ‘Black Rome.’ Many of the most interesting museums and churches are located in the Cidade Alta. Surrounding Pelourinho Square, tour bright, multi-colored houses, cobbled streets and aromatic markets.


Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

The following Shore Excursions are available for this port on this cruise, and may be reserved beginning 240 days before the cruise begins for guests receiving Concierge amenities, and 180 days before the cruise begins for all other guests. Guests receiving Concierge amenities will receive a 5% discount off of the prices shown below for Regent Choice tours.

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Highlights of Salvador
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Highlights of Salvador

    Light Activity /Walking
    Duration: 4 hours
    Tour Code: ssa-001


    Begin with a scenic drive through the Lower City past the yacht club. Its marina is dotted with sleek sailing boats and yachts of Salvador's wealthy residents. Attracted by the scenic coast, the Barra district is the favored haunt of the city's elite. At the entrance of the bay stands the fortress of San Antonio, built on the spot where Amerigo Vespucci supposedly landed in 1501. The fort was erected to protect the Portuguese colonists from Dutch invaders.

    Proceed to the Praça Municipal in the historic center, where Brazil's best-preserved colonial architecture is located. Leave your coach at the square and proceed on a guided walk through the Upper City. Visit the Cathedral, formerly the chapel of the largest Jesuit seminary outside Rome. The stunning interior includes a paneled ceiling of carved and gilded wood which gives the church a light, airy feel. Continue to the Church of São Francisco. The opulent interior features cedar woodcarvings, covered in gold leaf that took 28 years to complete. A slight downhill walk will take you to one of the city's oldest squares. Formerly the site of the slave market, a pillory still marks the spot where slaves once were publicly punished. The square's appearance hasn't changed much since the 18th century.

    Rejoining your coach, your tour will continue with a sightseeing drive, passing by Victoria district and residential areas to the Mercado Modelo. Visit to the Mercado Modelo, which offers you an opportunity to stroll through several stalls with countless souvenirs of African as well as Brazilian origin.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 2-hours of walking, mostly over cobblestone surfaces and there is a steep downhill to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and is not considered suitable for those with mobility concerns. Due to the heat and lack of air-conditioning at the sites, light-weight clothing is recommended along with sun caps; sunglasses and flat, comfortable walking shoes. For all Sunday calls, the Cathedral and Mercado Modelo will not be visited. These sights will be substituted with sightseeing at other locations.

Terms & Conditions:

Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.

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