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Highlights of Cidade Velha with local guide provided by Bu Country Tours

Highlights of Cidade Velha with local guide

Highlights of Cidade Velha with local guide
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AU$102.15
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About
Explore the first city built by Europeans in sub-Saharan Africa, Cidade Velha, a World Heritage Site and the birthplace of Cape Verdean nation and culture. Enrich your knowledge of the history of colonization and slavery in Cape Verde, and take in the city's highlights.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 104417P1
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • A local & certified guide
  • Private transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Fortaleza Real de San Felipe
  • Entry/Admission - Se Catedral
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Duration
3–4 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • If your accommodation in Praia or Cidade Velha is not listed, please send us an email with your pick up address.
  • Airports:
  • Praia Nelson Mandela International Airport (RAI), Cidade da Praia - Ilha de Santiago - Caixa Postal nº 265, Praia, Cape Verde
  • Ports:
  • Port of Praia
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travellers
Inclusions
  • A local & certified guide
  • Private transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Fortaleza Real de San Felipe
  • Entry/Admission - Se Catedral
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • If your accommodation in Praia or Cidade Velha is not listed, please send us an email with your pick up address.
  • Airports:
  • Praia Nelson Mandela International Airport (RAI), Cidade da Praia - Ilha de Santiago - Caixa Postal nº 265, Praia, Cape Verde
  • Ports:
  • Port of Praia
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3–4 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Cidade Velha
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Fortaleza Real de San Felipe
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Se Catedral
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Pelourinho
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Rue Banana
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Nossa Senhora do Rosário church
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Convento de Sao Francisco
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Praia
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Konstantin M
St. Gallen, Switzerland102 contributions
Interesting trip to the old capital
Interesting trip to the old capital of Santiago island, learning a lot about the history of Cape Verde. Fantastic tour guides. We did several tours and were very happy that we found this company.
Written 20 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Reinout M
4 contributions
Excellent tour
We took a tour of cidade velha, which was excellent. Our guide Zenildo took a lot of time to show interesting sights and explain the goings-on of the island. Communication was quick and clear, the driver was fine. Would definitely recommend.
Written 4 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

CMartin90
Mesa, AZ2 contributions
Better than I'd ever imagined!
Jul. 2018 • Couples
Exceeding expectations is an understatement. I’ve been on several tours around the globe, but I’ve never experienced anything like this! A full immersion experience of culture, food, people, art, and humanity. From end-to-end the trip was packed with fun and excitement, blended with history lessons in between. Admilson’s mastery of not only the Cape Verde landscape, but the several languages he spoke and the attention to detail that was specific to the goals my wife and I looked to gain from the tour, was look nothing I’d ever seen before. I highly recommend him and his company to anyone that’s looking to get the most out of their time in CV and or their vacation. Wish we had more time, would have loved to do and see more.
Written 13 November 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We do what we love, this is what make us delivering tours with all our hearts and effort to satisfy you and provide unforgettable moments of your live!!! Big thanks for your review!!!
Written 26 November 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Bu Country Tours
Fabouche
Fabouche
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Amazing Service
Excellent service throughout my stay in CV. Admilson is a very kind and very reliable person for all kind of servic
docdynamite
docdynamite
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Great hiking tour
Hiking around the volcano crater area of the island of Fogo is a must do. We had great guides, fantastic weather an
Sabina_Craciun
Sabina_Craciun
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Service at its best!
Service at its best! Admilson Garcia heads the BU Country Tours in Cape Verde with exemplary dedication and custome
richardcA2234ZS
richardcA2234ZS
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Perfect Cabo Verde Trip
Our 4-island tour of Santiago, Fogo, Sao Vicente, Santo Antao was arranged by BU Country Tours, and we were extreme
gabrieloG8664FL
gabrieloG8664FL
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Great day tour!
Great friendly service and experience. A truly beautiful island and our guide was wonderful and easy to work with.
Macadx
Macadx
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A must during your stay in Santiago Island
I had an amazing day doing The Best of Santiago Island tour. Admilson is an excellent guide. His passion for his wo
AlenSlovenia
AlenSlovenia
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Highly recommended
A very smooth communication. Superb service. The guide Zenildo was amazing, very informative and with great attitud
IntlHealthGuru
IntlHealthGuru
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Fascinating overview of Santiago Island
We did a small group day tour of Santiago Island just around the time the country was reopening to tourism. Adimils
jvho78
jvho78
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Immemorable day around Santiago thanks to cheerful Garcia and Rita my guides
Garcia and Rira made my day through the island showing all its diversity with memorable steps like swimming at the
BetweenPastnFuture
BetweenPastnFuture
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Best Guide in Praia
I had a problem with my card and couldn't withdraw money. This guy helped me through the whole day to figure out my
Eric_Montreuil_13
Eric_Montreuil_13
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Outstanding family experience in magnificent Santiago Island Cabo Verde
The tour was one of my best experience travelling with the family around the world. Admilson, Rita, Walter and all
roadto197
roadto197
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Excellent tour operator
I booked the full-day Santiago tour as well as the Maio Island day-trip. Both trips were excellent! Admilson and Le
andreaoW6593HP
andreaoW6593HP
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Highly recommended
Great experience. Very nice and knowledgeble and funny guide,Zen. Tryed Cus Cuz and gufong at Luiza's place. Loved
dh57
dh57
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Expensive, but a good day.
This was a really good day, with an excellent guide, Romilson, who was very knowledgeable, helpful and informative.
Beard06
Beard06
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Breathtaking views!
Spent my last true day of vacation with this hike, and it was worth it. My partner, although pretty quiet, was awes
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