- 4 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
This 4 hour private and exclusive city tour of São Paulo is suitable if you are in lay-over or taking a break from your hotel opting for an overview of the main attractions from São Paulo City. Enjoy sightseeing by executive car or van with a knowledgeable and Licensed tour guide.
Take a brief walk through downtown São Paulo and view city landmarks like Pacaembu stadium, Paulista Avenue, Ibirapuera Park, Sé Cathedral square, Pateo do Collegio Luz Station and more. This tour includes hotel pick-up and drop-off (São Paulo Metropolitan area) and pickup and drop-off to São Paulo Major Airports: Guarulhos International airport GRU or Airport from São Paulo - Congonhas CGH.
- Multiple times offered throughout the day
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Comprehensive tour of the city
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Local taxes
- Professional guide
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Private tour
- Transport by private vehicle
- Food and drinks
- Port cruise terminal pick-up or drop-off
Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup on the São Paulo Metropolitan , Hotels,Airbnb and others, It´s not included Port of Santos
Your preferred departure time between 8:00am and 6:00pm
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Pacaembu Stadium, Praca Charles Miller s/n Pacaembu, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01234-900 Brazil
Estádio Municipal Paulo Machado de Carvalho, colloquially known as Estádio do Pacaembu (Portuguese pronunciation: [isˈtadʒiu du pakaẽˈbu]) is a football and rugby union stadium in São Paulo, located in the Pacaembu neighborhood. The stadium is owned by the Municipal Prefecture of São Paulo. The stadium was inaugurated on 27 April 1940, in the presence of the Brazilian President Getúlio Vargas, the intervener Adhemar de Barros and the mayor of São Paulo, Prestes Maia. The stadium holds 40,199 people and its pitch dimensions are 104 m of length by 70 m of width.
The stadium is named after Paulo Machado de Carvalho. He was the 1958 FIFA World Cup Brazilian delegation chief, the founder of Rede Record, one of the largest television networks in Brazil and was known as "Marechal da Vitória" (Marshal of Victory).
Pacaembu is frequently used to host home matches of the Big 4 football clubs of the State of São Paulo, of which Corinthians, Palmeiras and São Paulo are based in the capital city itself, and only Santos is based in a different city. This occurs when the clubs must cede their own stadiums for concerts, or when reforms are being made. In the case of Santos, Pacaembu is also used when the club requires a site with a higher seating capacity for a particular match, given the low capacity of their own stadium.
Duration: 15 minutes
Pass By: Vila Madalena, Rua Harmonia 26, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 05435-000 Brazil
The bohemian Vila Madalena neighborhood, often called "Vila," is known for its indie fashion stores, casual cafes and contemporary art galleries. There’s vibrant street art throughout the area, particularly on Beco do Batman, an alley that’s become an open-air gallery for colorful stencils and murals. A hip crowd hangs out at the laid-back bistros and bars, and live music clubs host soul, funk and samba music.
Pass By: Paulista Avenue, Avenida Paulista 1159 1231 You can also find Museums, antiques fair, and lots of artists singers, painters. etc., Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01311-200 Brazil
The Paulista Avenue is one of the most important locations in the city of São Paulo, the capital of the homonymous state.
Considered one of the leading financial centers of the city, as well as one of its most distinctive sights, the avenue reveals its importance not only as economic center, but also as a cultural centrality and entertainment. Due to the large number of corporate headquarters, banks, hotels, hospitals and cultural institutions such as the MASP, jogging daily by Paulista avenue thousands of people from all regions
The avenue was created in the late nineteenth century from the desire of São Paulo to expand the city new residential areas that were not located immediately next to the busiest centrality of the period, by that time highly valued and fully occupied, such as the Republic Square the Higienopolis neighborhood and the Champs Elysees. The Paulista avenue was inaugurated on December 8, 1891, at the initiative of the engineer Joaquim Eugenio de Lima, to house São Paulo who wanted to get your space in the city.
Stop At: Parque Ibirapuera, Avenida Pedro Alvares Cabral Vila Mariana, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04094-050 Brazil
Ibirapuera Park was inaugurated in 1954 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of São Paulo, and today is the most well-known park in town with over 14MM visits per year.
The park receives approximately 25,000 visitors from Monday to Friday, 75,000 on Saturday and 150,000 on Sunday. Due to its dimension, attractions and number of visitor, it is often comparable by foreigners to Ueno Park in Tokyo, Stanley Park in Vancouver, Hyde Park in London or Central Park in New York City.
Duration: 20 minutes
Pass By: Liberdade, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo Brazil
The Japanese presence in the neighborhood began in 1912. At this time, Japanese immigrants began to take up residence on the street of Count Sarzedas. This street had a steep slope that gave way to a running stream and swamp area. Basement apartments were numerous and inexpensive, and groups of people or families often lived together in the small rooms. However, the central location of the neighborhood meant immigrants could also be closer to work. As the number of immigrants in the neighborhood grew, so did commercial activity. Soon Japanese-owned inns, emporiums, restaurants, shops, and markets were popping up. These new commercial endeavors also become workplaces, which brought more immigrants to the area, and thus the "street of the Japanese" was formed.
Stop At: Catedral da Se de Sao Paulo, Praca da Se, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01001-000 Brazil
The project, in Gothic style The project, in Gothic style, was Maximiliano Hehl architect and construction started in 1913. The material used was granite, which is touted as one of the reasons for the delay of construction. The size of the church is 112 meters long and 47 wide. The building has stained glass windows and Italian capitals, towers 92 meters high dome and seating for eight thousand people.
It is speculated that the cathedral would be ready for the celebrations of the fourth centenary of Sao Paulo in 1954. In fact, it was inaugurated incomplete on that date without the towers. Only it was completed in 1970. The works were played by Alexandre Albuquerque until 1940 and, thereafter, at Anhaia Melo engineer.
Duration: 20 minutes
Pass By: Pateo do Collegio, Largo Patio do Colegio 2 Central Zone, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01016-040 Brazil
The Place of the São Paulo foundation
Pátio do Colégio
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Pátio do Colégio
Pateo do Collegio (archaic spelling)
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Built
Location São Paulo, Brazil
Geographic coordinates 23°32′53″S 46°37′57″WCoordinates: 23°32′53″S 46°37′57″W
Style Portuguese Colonial
Pátio do Colégio (in Portuguese School Yard, written in the archaic orthography Pateo do Collegio) is the name given to the historical Jesuit church and school in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. The name is also used to refer to the square in front of the church. The Pátio do Colégio marks the site where the city was founded in 1554.
The city of São Paulo has its beginnings in a mission established by Jesuits Manuel da Nóbrega, José de Anchieta and others in the Brazilian hinterland. The village - then called São Paulo dos Campos de Piratininga - was founded on a plateau between two rivers, the Tamanduateí and the Anhangabaú, and was linked to the coastal village of São Vicente by a precarious path in the rainforest.
The date that marks the beginning of São Paulo is January 25, 1554, when the priests celebrated the inaugural mass of the Jesuit school. Initially, the church building was a modest hut covered with palm leaves or straw. In 1556, under father Afonso Brás, new buildings of the school and church were finished using taipa de pilão (rammed earth), a more solid technique. These buildings would be the centre of spiritual and educational life in the settlement in the next couple of centuries.
Since its beginnings, the Jesuit action in evangelising the Amerinds clashed with the interests of many settlers, who used indigenous slave labour and profited from the indigenous slave trade. In the early São Paulo, the expeditions of the bandeirantes to the hinterland in order to capture Amerinds were an important economic activity, and the conflicts with the Jesuits led to the expulsion of the Order from the village in 1640. Only in 1653, bandeirante Fernão Dias Pais Leme allowed the return of the Jesuit priests. The church and school were extensively rebuilt around 1653.
In 1759, with the Suppression of the Society of Jesus in Portugal and its colonies ordered by the Marquis of Pombal, the fathers had to leave again. The Jesuit buildings now housed the colonial governors of São Paulo, and they continued to serve administrative functions after the Independence of Brazil and well into the 20th century. The colonial structures were completely rebuilt in different styles, and in 1896 the church collapsed. The tower survived but was greatly modified.
In 1953, during the celebrations of the city's 400th anniversary, the area was given back to the Jesuit order. Thanks to their relative simple architecture and the abundance of 19th-century iconography, the church was rebuilt and the tower and the school façade were given back their colonial look. The church and tower, in particular, have the sober Mannerist style they had in the 17th century, typical of Jesuit churches of colonial Brazil.
Pass By: Theatro Municipal De Sao Paulo, Praca Ramos de Azevedo, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01037-010 Brazil
Municipal Theatre of São Paulo is a theatre in São Paulo, Brazil. It is regarded as one of the landmarks of the city, significant both for its architectural value as well as for its historical importance, having been the venue for the Week of Modern Art in 1922, which revolutionised the arts in Brazil.
Stop At: Estacao da Luz, Praca da Luz 1 Luz, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01120-010 Brazil
The station was built in the late nineteenth century in order to host the newly created company Sao Paulo Railway, of British origin, as well as to be in São Paulo stop its railway line, which ran from Santos, in the state's coast in Jundiaí, in the interior. In the first decades of the twentieth century, it was the main gateway to the city of São Paulo. His greatest importance, however, was provided economic infrastructure for the country, passed by the coffee to be exported at the port of Santos, as well as there came consumer goods and capital imports that supplied the city (in an under-industrialized phase). The current station was built between 1895 and 1901, instead of the original Light of 1867. Presumably chosen in an English catalog by local authorities, the metal structure of cast iron that supports it was brought from England, through pre pieces molded and assembled here - Masonry station, however, is locally sourced. Its design is attributed to Henry Driver English engineer and similar to Flinders Street Station, an existing station in Melbourne, Australia.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Mercado Municipal de Sao Paulo, Rua da Cantareira 306, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01024-000 Brazil
The Municipal Market of São Paulo (Portuguese: Mercado Municipal Paulistano, Mercado Municipal de São Paulo) is a large public market in São Paulo, Brazil. It was designed by the architect Francisco Ramos de Azevedo and inaugurated on January 25, 1933 as a wholesale and retail post specializing in fruits, vegetables, cereals, meats, spices and other food products. The market is located in the Mercado neighborhood, a name that references the market, in the historic center of São Paulo. It is located near the Tamanduateí River in the old Várzea do Carmo, a floodplain of the river now primarily used as Dom Pedro II Park. The market was formally named the Mercado Municipal São Paulo in 1995. It is commonly known in São Paulo as the Mercadão, or "big market", and a noted meeting point for resident São Paulo and one of the most visited tourist spots in the city.
Duration: 30 minutes
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
- Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
We had the pleasure of having Renato Crestincov give my wife and I our private tour of Sao Paulo and he did not disappoint! Renato is very knowledgeable of the city and its history. He was very considerate with our time, making sure we went where we wanted maximizing our time during a busy city holiday, Foundation Day. Because of the holiday, we experienced some cultural significance learning the history of how Sao Paulo was founded. He took us to parks, churches and museums while navigating us through the city. Because it looked like it was going to rain, he took his umbrella for us in case it was needed, took our picture multiple times with a smile and provided us with his great attitude. He even had great tips on where to go after our tour ended. I would hire Renato again without hesitation.
Mauro was fantastic. He took us to all the key spots in Sao Paolo and gave us suggestions for lunch. The food at the restaurant he suggested was amazing! Highly recommend this tour.
Our Guide is very friendly and go extra miles to accommodate our need.
Excellent city tour of Sao Paulo. Viviane was great. Super flexible, friendly and knowledgeable, she worked with us on what we wanted to see. Escorted us through the Municipal market where her contact at a fruit stand let us taste all the local fruit. Scrumptious and something we wouldn't have done on our own. Definitely a good tour and Viviane was a great guide.
We were very happy with our experience. Phillipe was excellent giving us a good tour with lots of info and adapting to our needs admirably. 31 Aug 2016
We had a great tour by Renato. He took us all over the city and explained the areas and the importance to the city. He also kept us moving and we covered a lot of ground. He spoke excellent English and helped us translate. The weather was not great, but we made the best of the day.
This tour was excellent! Viviane took us on a private tour of her city. She knew of vantage points to view the city, places of interest a tourist would like to see, history of the area. She was open to anywhere we would like to stop. Charming personality, we spent a comprehensive 4 hours with her in Sao Paulo. I will return to Viator for more experiences like this one.