São Paulo Major Tourist Attractions Private Tour: 8-Hour (Santos City Pick-up)

São Paulo Major Tourist Attractions Private Tour: 8-Hour (Santos City Pick-up)

For those who either are going to arrive at the seaport terminal in Santos on a cruise ship or are staying at a hotel in Santos, take an amazing guided tour going to the city of São Paulo to see its major tourist attractions and have an overview of it.
If you have at least 8 hours available, take a 1:20 h trip from Santos to São Paulo to explore the greatest city in the southern hemisphere and what it has to offer culturally, historically and touristically.
As São Paulo is 760 meters above sea level, highways leaving from Santos get through an astonishing mount range that extends for approximately 1500 kilometers along the south and southeast coast of Brasil, providing an amazing view of the coast line. 
You can either follow our suggested itinerary presented in a sequential order or just select specific sights focusing more on culture, history, social-economic aspects, architecture, street art, local crafts and design, fashion, photograph. Our guide should be at your disposal.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Museu do Ipiranga, Praca da Independencia Ipiranga, Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 03668-090 Brazil

On Ipiranga slope, next to Ipiranga stream, Dom Pedro I declared Brazil independence from Portugal, in 1822. The museum was built close to where the historic Independence event took place in 1822.

Other than the architecture of the museum, the area has Independence Park that features huge french-style gardens inspired in Versailles in France.

The museum is not open until Abril 2022, but it's worth visiting the garden and historic site.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Liberdade street market, Praca da Liberdade Liberdade, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01503-010 Brazil

The Liberdade neighborhood is the Japanese area. It's where every weekend takes place the Art, Craft and Culture Fair.

Neighborhood lighting poles catch tourists attention and characterize the region for its beautiful Japanese style lamps.

Stop At: Catedral da Se de Sao Paulo, Praca da Se s/n, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01001-000 Brazil

Visit the Sé Cathedral which was inspired by medieval European churches. The imposing construction marks the center of São Paulo (the ground zero of the city is at Sé Square), a very busy area.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Pateo do Collegio, Largo Patio do Colegio 2 Central Zone, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01016-040 Brazil

Historic São Paulo founding site and museum of the city. With the intention to teach and catechize the natives, the Jesuits built the first school and began what 4 centuries later would become the largest city in the Southern hemisphere.

Pass By: Mosteiro De Sao Bento, Largo Sao Bento Centro, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01029-010 Brazil

The San Benedictine Monastery is one of those sacred tips that also applies to people who are not religious.

The building hosted Pope Benedict XVI during his visit to Brazil.

Believers are attracted by the masses with Gregorian chants, and shop with breads, cakes, cookies and jams made by the monks themselves and whose recipes are secular.

Pass By: Edificio Martinelli, Avenida Sao Joao - Centro Historico de Sao Paulo 35 R. Sao Bento, 405, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01010-001 Brazil

The first skyscraper in Latin America. The construction generated much controversy, because until then there was no building of such great height.

Currently, the building is one of the main architectural symbols of Brazil.

Pass By: Matarazzo Building City Hall Of Sao Paulo, Viaduto do Cha 15 Anhangabaú, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01002-020 Brazil

Inaugurated in 1939 to host one of the largest industrial conglomerates in Brazilian history, the Matarazzo Industries". Designed by the favorite architect of the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, the Italian Marcello Piacentini.

Nowadays, this is the headquarters of the city administration.

Pass By: Viaduto Do Cha, Viaduto do Cha S/N, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01002-020 Brazil

One of the postcards of São Paulo, the tea viaduct was the first in the city of São Paulo. It bears this name because of the extensive tea plantation nearby.

Pass By: Museum Theatro Municipal of Sao Paulo, Praca Ramos de Azevedo Viaduto Do Chá, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01037-010 Brazil

Considered a postcard of São Paulo, the Municipal Theater is one of the most important historical places in town due to several important cultural events that took place in its facilities like the Week of Modern Art of 1922.

Stop At: Municipal Market of Sao Paulo, Rua da Cantareira 306, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01024-000 Brazil

São Paulo Municipal Market is one of the main attractions of the city and a mandatory stop for everyone visit São Paulo. Do not miss out on the myriad of fruits, nuts, wines, cheeses, beers, food etc.. A summary of Brasil can be found in it.

Duration: 40 minutes

Pass By: Shopping 25 de Marco, Rua 25 de Marco, n0 1081, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01021-200 Brazil

With so much variety of products, it is possible to get lost on the famous "25 de Março St.". It receives about 400 thousand people daily who go in search of the good prices of the 5,000 registered stores from tchotchkes and sewing supplies.

Stop At: Paulista Avenue, Avenida Paulista, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01311-200 Brazil

Walk through the fascinating Paulista avenue. A place that is sure to impress you not only with its appearance, but also with its much rich history that may seem common in the eyes of some, but in the company of an expert tour guide can be mind-blowing.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Jardins District, Jardins, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01415-002 Brazil

Jardins neighborhood is certainly one of the most elegant and significant neighborhoods in the city of São Paulo. Many options for leisure, entertainment, culture, fancy shopping area and boutiques, restaurants, hotel chains, etc…

Pass By: Rua Oscar Freire Shopping Street, Rua Oscar Freire, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo Brazil

"High-end Boutiques"
Oscar Freire St. and its surroundings are known for their luxury stores, but it is very wrong to think that everything there is expensive. In fact, stores concentrate more status than exorbitant prices. Because they are, in general, the largest stores in the chains, they end up receiving stranded products with discounts.

Stop At: Paróquia Nossa Senhora do Brasil, Praça Nossa Sra. do Brasil, 01 - Jardim America, São Paulo - SP, 01438-060, Brazil

Sistine-chapel like church that has plenty of paintings on the ceiling that is breathless.

The church was inspired in Brazilian and Portuguese baroque temples. The style is neo-colonial, very popular in São Paulo architecture from the 1920s and 1930s.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Parque Ibirapuera, Avenida Pedro Alvares Cabral Vila Mariana, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04094-050 Brazil

Visit the Ibirapuera Park that was elected by the “The Guardian magazine” the best Park in the world.

The Park is must-see for those who want to be enchanted by the beauty of its lake and water fountain.

The park also has 3 outstanding art museums MAC, MAM and Afro-Brazil museum with their great art that played a big role on the deserved winning election of the park.

Stop At: Monument to the Bandeiras, Praca Armando de Sales Oliveira Vila Mariana, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04001-070 Brazil

Anyone visiting the Ibirapuera Park cannot miss this monument in honor of the early settlers, which is one of the most famous postal cards in São Paulo.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Batman Alley, Rua Goncalo Afonso Vila Madalena, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 05436-100 Brazil

Visit the heart of the street art in São Paulo, Batman’s alley is an area where virtually no surface is left untouched. This lengthy stretch of high-walled residences in Vila Madalena, showcases some of the most impressive spray paint murals around. The constantly changing nature of the art form means there's sure to be something striking and new with each visit.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Museum of Contemporary Art - MAC USP Ibirapuera, Passarela Ciccillo Matarazzo 3 Piso Parque Ibirapuera, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04094-010 Brazil

Don't miss out on an incredible 360º view covering a large part of the city of São Paulo from MAC, which faces Ibirapuera Park. 

Duration: 20 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Infant seats available"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers"
"COVID-19 vaccination required for guides"

It’s mandatory to present the "COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate" at some attractions for the city tour in São Paulo. It's not allowed to access some attractions without showing the COVID certificate."

Duration: 8 Hours
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
• Wherever place you specify at the time of the booking in the city of Santos. As it’s a private tour, you choose the best pick-up point that suits your needs as long as it's within the city of Santos limits or the seaport terminal.
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• Wherever place you specify at the time of the booking in the city of Santos or its surroundings. As it’s a private tour, you choose the best drop-off point that suits your needs as long as it's within the city of Santos, or in the city of São Paulo or GRU airport.
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• As soon as the tour guide arrives at your hotel, they get the front desk
to call you in the room in case you are not at the lobby.
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• Upon disembarking from the ship at the Santos terminal the customer will be met by our staff (or guide) who will be holding a sign with their name on it. The staff will be waiting for them even if the ship is delayed.
• The meeting point is within the terminal area and it's numbered as "2"(Meeting point 2). It is in front of the CROSSWALK, underneath the shelter of the bus platform facing the way out of the terminal named as P3 (Gate P3).


  • Santos Port

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Transport by fully-equipped vehicle.
  • Professional licensed private tour guide.
  • Private driver for groups bigger 4 people, otherwise the guide drives the vehicle themselves.
  • VAT, all taxes, tolls, handling charges, parking fees during stops and port Greet & Meet service.
  • Hotels and port pickup and drop-off. (Within Santos and its greater area limits)

Not Included

  • Entrance fees, although the tour is not aimed to get into museums and sights that charge fees.
  • Food and drinks.
  • Gratuities (optional)


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