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São Paulo: Main City Sights in 7 Hours – Shared Group Tour

1. São Paulo: Main City Sights in 7 Hours – Shared Group Tour

Experience having a tour guide take you around the city of São Paulo on a group tour. Explore the Paulista Ave. area, the sophisticated south and southwest areas of São Paulo. Walk through business districts such as Brooklin and Itaim Bibi. Visit historical sites such as Sampaio Moreira building, City hall, Tea Viaduct, and Shopping Light. See 25 must-see São Paulo attractions on 1 tour. Stop and marvel at historic buildings including Italian Terrace, Copan, and Eiffel. Feel the vibrance of the city as you discover streets such as March 25th St., May 23rd Ave., Oscar Freire St., and Europa Ave. Visit must-see sights like the Obelisk, Bandeiras Monument and Ibirapuera Park. Marvel at religious sites such as Sé Cathedral, Saint Benedict Monastery, and Church Nossa Sra. do Brasil. Enjoy time for shopping, photos, and eating as you explore the city. Learn how São Paulo started as a small village and became the largest city in the Southern hemisphere, and one of the largest cities in the world.

São Paulo (GRU) Airport: Plaza Premium Lounge Entry

2. São Paulo (GRU) Airport: Plaza Premium Lounge Entry

Avoid the crowds and chaos of the public departure lounge and relax in style before your flight from Sao Paulo GRU Airport. Enjoy your 3-hour stay, then make yourself comfortable in one of the premium lounges. Some with breath-taking views of the runway and is an architectural masterpiece of modern design and sustainability, providing the perfect balance of work and rest space, entertainment and culinary experiences. Enjoy your time and space in the lounge, which is to provide a distinctive experience for travellers in addition to subtly immersing them into the local culture through its features and offerings. In the lounge, enjoy the opportunity to unwind before your flight and relax on the comfortable seating as you watch the TV, or read one of the many international newspapers and magazines. You can also make use of the lounges' unlimited high-speed Wi-Fi, and dine on an array of freshly prepared seasonal food as well as taste some delicious draught beer.

São Paulo: Downtown Historical Bike Tour

3. São Paulo: Downtown Historical Bike Tour

Start your tour at Largo do Aroche, a bohemian neighborhood community in São Paulo. Through the bike paths, explore the region recognized for its classic restaurants, bars, and murals of urban art. Continue to Bom Retiro, a traditional immigrant neighborhood and a region with influence from the textile industry. You will visit the Luz station (train), the Pinacoteca (museum), and Parque da Luz, the first public park in São Paulo. Depending on the day and the movement of the region, you will pass through the Municipal Market, to taste some exotic Brazilian fruits. Next, you will pass the historical center, and the Vale do Anhangabaú. After visiting the squares, streets, and alleys of the historic center, you will head to Liberdade, a region known as the Japanese neighborhood with a lot of oriental influence and stories related to the Afro-Brazilian community. Finish your tour with a visit to Praça Roosevelt, another bohemian region with theaters, bars, and restaurants.

São Paulo: City Highlights Guided Tour

4. São Paulo: City Highlights Guided Tour

See the top landmarks and monuments of São Paulo accompanied by a local guide. Enjoy with some stops along the route to visit the main places, including churches, historical landmarks, panoramic view point and street art. Begin the tour on Vila Madalena, one of the most traditional neighborhoods of the city. Head to Batman's Alley, a hub of urban art with graffiti murals and an explosion of colors. Then head to the Jardins Neighborhood and visit one of the most beautiful churches in São Paulo, Nossa Senhora do Brasil. Continue to Paulista Ave and take a panoramic tour with views of MASP, Trianon Park, and other essential buildings. Stop to visit the House of Roses, a historic mansion with a Cultural Center for Brazilian Poetry. Next, stop to take photos in front of Ibirapuera Park and the Bandeiras Monument. Visit the viewpoint on the rooftop of the MAC (Museum of Contemporary Art) with an incredible panoramic view of west side of city and Ibirapuera Park. Then head to the historical center and take a panoramic tour through the city center visiting the Liberdade neighborhood (Japan Town), Sé Square, and passing by the Cathedral. Also, see the Pátio do Colégio (place of São Paulo foundation), the Church and Monastery of São Bento, Tea Bridge, Municipal Theater, Anhangabaú Valey, República Square, Duque de Caxias Monument, the São Paulo Concert Hall, and other important historic buildings. Finish the tour with a visit to the Luz Railway Station, with free time to taste traditional Brazilian coffee (optional) in the coffee shop of the Portuguese Language Museum.

From São Paulo: Santos, São Vicente & Guarujá Day Trip

5. From São Paulo: Santos, São Vicente & Guarujá Day Trip

This tour starts in Santos Downtown with a walking tour through the historical center to see the main squares, important buildings, churches, monuments and historical landmarks of the city and ends in the coffee shop in the Coffee Museum. After that, the tour continues to Itararé beach located in São Vicente city, where you'll stop to take pictures and free time to enjoy the beach or to go on a optional ride by cable car from Itararé beach to the top of Itararé Hill, where you can marvel at a beautiful view over São Vicente coast and Porchat Island. In the afternoon, visit the Campina viewpoint in Guaruja where you can enjoy a panoramic view over Enseada beach and Stones Hill. The tour will stop next on Enseada beach to have some lunch, relax on the beach and take a fresh bath in the crystal clear water.

São Paulo: Transport service to/from Paraty

6. São Paulo: Transport service to/from Paraty

Save time and money with a safe, comfortable, and convenient shared transfer from São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport to your hotel in Paraty. Choose a 1-way transfer in either direction according to your needs. Book your shared transfer in advance and arrive safely at Paraty or São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport without the inconvenience of the public transport network or the expense of a last-minute taxi ride. Relax in the safety and comfort of a licensed, air-conditioned vehicle driven by a professional driver. From São Paulo International Airport-GRU to Paraty, the service runs 365 days a year and departures are available at 9:30 AM or 3:30 PM. Your driver will be holding a sign with your name on it at the meeting point in the international arrivals hall. From our meeting point in Blue Tree Tower Paulista Hotels (Peixoto Gomide street 707), we are departures at 8:30 AM and 2:30 AM.

São Paulo: Private City Highlights Tour by Car

7. São Paulo: Private City Highlights Tour by Car

The most complete tour of the city with possibilities to personalize as you prefer. Duração total: De 5 a 7 horas ●Beco do Batman. ●Parque Ibirapuera. ●Monumento às Bandeiras (passa pelo local). ●Avenida Paulista (passa pelo local). ●Bairro da Liberdade. ●Mercado Municipal de São Paulo. ●Catedral da Sé de São Paulo. ●Jardim Oriental. ●Muro dos Arcos (passa pelo local). ●Jardins (Bairro) (passa pelo local). ●Paróquia Nossa Senhora do Brasil. ●Museu Catavento (passa pelo local). ●Tribunal de Justiça de São Paulo. ●Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Parque do Ibirapuera. ●Oca do Ibirapuera (passa pelo local). ●Museu Afro Brasil. ●Marco Zero, Praça da Sé.

São Paulo City: 5-Hour Private Tour

8. São Paulo City: 5-Hour Private Tour

Visit the main attractions of São Paulo for a great introduction to the city, and learn how a small village became one of the biggest and most diverse cities on the planet. With a population of over 11 million, São Paulo is the most cosmopolitan city in Brazil and attracts visitors from around the world. On this 5-hour tour priced for up to 2 persons you’ll see important landmarks, including the Neo-Gothic Catedral da Sé, completed in 1967 after more than 50 years of construction. Travel by air-conditioned vehicle, riding through the financial district, along Avenida Paulista. Visit the city’s most traditional food market and discover diverse neighborhoods, such as the Asian enclave of Liberdade, home to the largest Japanese population outside of Japan. You will also get to visit Vila Madalena, the artistic-bohemian neighbourhood of São Paulo. Get a better understanding of São Paulo’s cultural life, admiring Oscar Niemayer’s Edifício Copan and the concrete and glass São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP).

Welcome to São Paulo: Private Walking Tour with a Local

9. Welcome to São Paulo: Private Walking Tour with a Local

Find your way around São Paulo with a friendly local on a fantastic orientation tour, and see the sights that you want to see on a customized walk. Meet at the location where you are staying to familiarize yourself with the neighborhood. Learn about the best places to eat and buy groceries with a guide who is passionate about their city and eager to share all the tips and tricks to help you make the most of your stay. Discover the easiest ways to get around, along with the top things to see and do. Feel more confident about navigating the city on your own by the end of your tour, and arm yourself with all the information you need to get the best out of the city.

São Paulo: 2,5 Hours - Liberdade "Street Food" Tour

10. São Paulo: 2,5 Hours - Liberdade "Street Food" Tour

Did you know that São Paulo is home to the largest Japanese community outside of Japan? Liberdade, a place with a strong and very old history, once a military district, became 100 years ago the place of Japanese immigrants in the city of São Paulo. Today a place of migrants from many places, China, Korea, Congo, Haiti, this neighborhood is a blast of cultures and diversity with a strong Afro-Brazilian heritage! All of this diversity can be very well synthesized in its peculiar and differentiated cuisine. My experiences adhere to a zero waste of food policy. Come with an appetite and help me understand when is enough for you, so we don't throw anything away. ♥ I've been a gourmet guide since 2015 — Wine and beer lover — a Neapolitan passionate about foreign and local food — a point of view of a migrant, perfect for really entering and avoiding tourist traps;) Ready to taste Japanese pastel with tropical sugarcane juice, discover about Brazilian ‘Takoyaki’, and more? Whilst in Liberdade, your guide will explain to you the history of the very prevalent Japanese influence on the area. After your snacks, you'll partake on a walk to spot places of architectural beauty and discover just what kind of people live in this area. 

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based on 546 reviews

Great spending time with Giuliano exploring a handful areas in São Paulo’s historic center. I specially love how the architecture styles tell the city’s rich history! So many enjoyable insights and stops, definitely worth it to taking this tour 👌

Danilo was a great tour guide. He was prompt, friendly and had great knowledge of the city to make our experience memorable. We fell in love with S Paulo, thank you Danilo!

Highly recommended tour with Giuliano being very nice host explaining background of street food and graffiti's and answering all questions.

the guide was very knowledgeable and did their best to make sure the experience was excellent

Great tour with fantastic guide. So fun and interesting!