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Explore São Paulo in just a few hours with this private tour by foot and vehicle. Follow your private guide to hit all the highlights of the city, including the Catedral da Sé, the Italian Tower and City Hall, the Tea Bridge and Paulista Avenue. Choose from 3-hour or 5-hour options; the latter includes spending time in some residential neighborhoods and local markets. Along the way, enjoy engaging, informative commentary from your private local guide. Round-trip transportation from São Paulo hotels is included.

Highlights

  • Cover the highlights of São Paulo during a private city sightseeing tour
  • Enjoy customizing your itinerary to reflect your interests
  • Choose from 3-hour or 5-hour options
  • Visit ten or more important landmarks, including the Tea Bridge, the Italian Tower and City Hall and Paulista Avenue.

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What You Can Expect

Private Tour: São Paulo City Tour

Pátio do Colégio

A three-hour tour is an ideal way to get a taste of this vast city in just a little bit of time. But if you’ve got an extra two hours, you can upgrade your tour to include a few additional stops – including markets and neighborhoods – on your sightseeing tour of São Paulo! (See the Itinerary below for more details.)

Your guide will pick you up by private vehicle from your hotel and drive you to downtown São Paulo for a brief historical walking tour. See the sight where the city was founded in 1554 at the Pátio do Colégio, a historical Jesuit mission church and school. Stop at the famous Catedral da Sé (Cathedral of Sé), a neo-gothic building from the 20th century, which holds up to 8,000 people.

Afterwards, continue your scenic tour of São Paulo by private vehicle passing by the Monastery of Sao Bento, a historical sight belonging to the Benedictines, who have sung Gregorian chants at masses there since the 16th century, the 30-story Martinelli building – São Paulo’s first skyscraper – and the Banespa Tower that looks similar to New York’s Empire State building.

Pass the churches of St Francis that were built during the 18th century, and the Municipal Theatre of São Paulo, the city’s oldest theater and a venue for renowned concerts and operas.
Learn from your guide about São Paulo Law School, the city’s first established university, admire the Tea Bridge, the 42-story Italian Tower and City Hall, an imposing building made entirely of travertine marble. Keep an eye out for Brazil’s largest residential building – the Copan building, designed by the famous architect, Oscar Niemeyer.

In addition to these city landmarks, you’ll drive through several interesting areas including:

Liberdade: The Japanese district of São Paulo, where Japanese immigrants settled at the beginning of the 20th century
Paulista Avenue: A financial district created at the end of the 19th century, then home to wealthy coffee farmers
Ibirapuera Park: São Paulo´s main park, including a peaceful garden landscape designed by Roberto Burle Marx

Itinerary

5-hour Option:
Your 5-hour tour includes everything mentioned in the 3-hour tour itinerary plus:

The Municipal market: A vibrant building, inaugurated in São Paulo in 1932. Besides coming in contact with the Brazil great gastronomical variety. You will be able to try the famous pastel de bacalhau (a fried pastry with salt-cod filling) or a sandwich with more than 400 grams of mortadela (meals not included in price).

Vila Madalena neighborhood and Sunset Square – a bohemian area full of artist studios and home to the best murals in town. At the Sunset Square, enjoy great views of the city.

Customer Reviews

Teresa W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This tour was a lot of fun and very informative. Doris was awesome! She knew so much of the history and the best places to visit. Her English was great. We had a nice mix of driving and walking. She was very careful to keep me safe and give me safety tips. I would highly recommend this tour.

Ana T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

I had a great time on my tour. I went on a Sunday so there was no traffic and we were able to cover a lot of areas. My guide was friendly and had a lot of interesting facts to share.

Rodney L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent tour, The guide was flexible and accommodating allowed us to take special photos along the way. I would defiantly use this tour again.

Kay M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

An excellent guide,spoke perfect English.Took us to so many out of the way places we would never thought of trying .I would strongly reccomend this excursion.

Jorge M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

This was a great tour, i put 10+. Out guide tour Luis was so professional, gave us a lot of information a very well explained tour. I am so happy and so lucky having this tour. Sao Paolo Brazil has to much to see and learn. Is amazing how thru the years a small city has become in the cosmopolitan c

Stefan W. Switzerland

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Very knowledgable and pleasant tout guide. Best way to get to know Sao Paulo!

Michael B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Guide was very good and flexible to our interests. He arrived on time and gave us lots of interesting information as well as ideas for further trips and tours.

Adrian H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent

Thomas D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The perfect way to get introduced to Sampa! As non-Portuguese speakers, our guide Doris helped us to get around the city, navigate neighborhoods and understand cultural nuances in ways we simply couldn't have on our own. It was a wonderful experience, tailored to our interests!

Marie-Anne G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Very good tour

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