Historical Private Tour Of São Paulo In Classic Cars – Packard 1938, Chev 1939

Historical Private Tour Of São Paulo In Classic Cars – Packard 1938, Chev 1939

Get to understand the amazing historic process of São Paulo that in 465 years of existence, marked by relative inexpressiveness for more than three centuries, has become the largest city in the Southern hemisphere.

This is a themed tour taken in a restored Classic Car such as the “Packard 1938”, "Chevrolet 1939" or the "Oldsmobile 1935".

Explore some of the most historically city sites such as Pátio do Colégio, Sé Cathedral, Tea Viaduct, Luz Train Station, Republic Square, Higienópolis, to finish it up at a coffee shop on the Top Deck of one of the most spectacular viewpoints of a building on Paulista ave.

Learn about the monumental importance of different groups like the Portuguese, Native Indians, Afro-Brazilians, Italians, Japanese, Arabs, Jews, Germans, and others, in the formation of São Paulo as well as the legacy left by them.

This tour is designed to cover the main historical sights in a chronological sequence from the early São Paulo times to the recent days.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: 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.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Manor Of The Marquesa Of Santos, Rua Roberto Simonsen 136 Centro, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01017-020 Brazil

The residence built around the second half of the eighteenth century served as housing for Domitila de Castro Canto known as "Marquesa de Santos". Domitila played an important role in contributing for the greatness of the city of São Paulo.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Image House and Alley Pinto, Rua Roberto Simonsen s/n Centro, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01017-020 Brazil

House No 1 is a three-story 17th century historical residence that nowadays is one of the thirteen historic buildings part of the Museum of the City of São Paulo.

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: 30 minutes

Stop At: Largo São Francisco - Sé, São Paulo - SP, 01005-010, Brazil

From the Largo São Francisco Law school, its students and graduates, began the main movements of Brazilian History, from the Abolitionism to the Republican Movement. Not to mention the campaign for "VOTING NOW" (diretas já) during the military government in the 80's. Over time, 9 Brazilian presidents, several governors, mayors and a countless of other figures emerged from it.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Fundação Escola de Comércio Álvares Penteado, Largo São Francisco, 19 - Sé, São Paulo - SP, 01005-010, Brazil

FECAP holds the oldest public utility certification in Brazil since 1915. The institution was also the first to open courses in Economics (1934) and Accounting (1939) in the country.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Church of the Third Order of Carmo, Avenida Rangel Pestana 230 Bras - Centro, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01017-000 Brazil

The "Igreja do Carmo" played a big role on the formation of São Paulo in the early times. It's also home to a representative collection of colonial art, including the paintings on the ceilings of the main chapel by the master Frei Jesuíno of Mount Carmel.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Rua Boa Vista, R. Boa Vista - Centro Histórico de São Paulo, São Paulo - SP, 01014-001, Brazil

Boa Vista street is part of the primitive indigenous trails that crossed the historic core of São Paulo where the city was founded in 1554. From 1930 onwards started to host the headquarters of the main banks of the state, and become known as the bank street.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Ladeira Porto Geral - Centro Histórico de São Paulo, São Paulo - SP, 01022-000, Brazil

This street used to be a river port where goods imported to the city of São Paulo arrived from Santos in the coast of the state.

Stop At: 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.

Duration: 10 minutes

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: Edificio Sampaio Moreira, R. Líbero Badaró, 340 - Centro Histórico de São Paulo, São Paulo - SP, 01008-000, Brazil

Featuring 12 floors and 50 meters high, Sampaio Moreira was the tallest building in the city of São Paulo between 1924 and 1929, when the Martinelli building was inaugurated. It is considered, therefore, the first multi-story large building in the city, as well as one of the first in the country to present such typology.

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: 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 conglomerate Matarazzo Industries". Designed by the favorite architect of the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, the Italian Marcello Piacentini.

Pass By: Theatro Municipal De Sao Paulo, Praca Ramos de Azevedo, 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.

Pass By: Vale do Anhangabau, Rua Libero Badaro - Parque Anhangabau, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo Brazil

Historical meeting point for cultural and political manifestations. The most significant was the "VOTING NOW"(diretas já) movement calling for direct elections during the military government.

Pass By: Shopping Light, Rua Coronel Xavier de Toledo, 23 Estacionamento: Rua Formosa. 157, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01048-000 Brazil

Inaugurated in 1929, the building was the headquarters of the Canadian company that was responsible for the electric power service of São Paulo between 1899 and 1981.

Pass By: Igreja Nossa Senhora Do Rosario Dos Homens Pretos, Largo do Paissandu S/N0, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01034-010 Brazil

The cult of Our Lady of the Rosary is one of the oldest in our city and merges with the very foundation of São Paulo. This church was a meeting place for slaves, who were prohibited from attending the churches of whites.

Pass By: Praca Princesa Isabel, Av. Duque de Caxias Campos Eliseos, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo Brazil

The square pays a tribute to two historically important Brazilian figures known in the national scene. One of the great heroes of Brazilian history and patron of the Brazilian army known as Duque de Caxias, and the Princess Isabel who signed the law abolishing slavery in Brazil.

Stop At: Julio Prestes Railway Station, Praca Julio Prestes 16 Santa Cecília, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01218-020 Brazil

Júlio Prestes station is one of the most important and imposing sights in São Paulo. It used to be part of the railway system that connected coffee farms in the countryside of the state of São Paulo to Santos in the golden era of coffee.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Estacao da Luz, Praca da Luz 1 Luz, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01120-010 Brazil

The Luz station was the gateway for immigrants, who upgraded the then small town of São Paulo to an important metropolis along the 20th century.



Stop At: Parque Jardim da Luz, Praça da Luz, s/n - Bom Retiro, São Paulo - SP, 01120-010, Brazil

Opened to the public in 1825, Jardim da Luz Park is the oldest in the city of São Paulo. Opened initially as a Botanical Garden, it was the only leisure point of the city at the time.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, Praca da Luz 2, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01120-010 Brazil

Built in the early 19th century in the Luz Park, designed by renowned Ramos de Azevedo architect to be the headquarters of the Liceu de Artes e Ofícios. It is the oldest art museum in São Paulo, founded in 1905 and regulated as a state public museum since 1911.



Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Bar Brahma, Av. São João, 677 - Centro Histórico de São Paulo, São Paulo - SP, 01036-000, Brazil

Ipiranga vs São João avenues are historical avenues nationally well-known.

Pass By: Praca da Republica, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01045-903 Brazil

Historical square that houses the building that housed former “Caetano de Campos” School.



Stop At: Rua Maria Antônia, R. Maria Antônia - Higienópolis, São Paulo - SP, 01222-010, Brazil

The street has been well-known for what was called the “Maria Antonia battle” that happened in 1968. It was a conflict between rightwing students that supported the military government in power and leftwing students.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Higienopolis, Higienopolis, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo

Traditional neighborhood that illustrious families built splendid mansions in vast areas with gardens in the early 20th century.

Duration: 15 minutes

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: 30 minutes

Stop At: Mirante Sesc Paulista, Avenida Paulista 119 17º Andar, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01311-903 Brazil

The Paulista Avenue is one of the most popular spots in town. From the Sesc viewpoint it’s possible to see the entire Paulista and many other parts of the city. There is also a café where you can have a coffee, a snack and enjoying the view.

Duration: 30 minutes



Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"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"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"The tour is totally private and exclusive for you and your group. No other person out of your group must join your tour, unless it's invited by you. The private tour is safer in terms of COVID-19 contagion as tourists hardly have closer contact with strangers."



Duration: 5 Hours
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
PICK-UP INFORMATION:
• As the vehicles used for this tour are collecting relics, the pick-up must be within São Paulo main area. As it’s a private tour, you choose the best pick-up point that suits your needs as long as it’s in main Sao Paulo area like downtown, Paulista area, Itaim Bibi, Jardins, Vila Olimpia, Broklin, Morumbi, Chácara Santo Antonio, Vila Mariana, Pinheiros, Vila Madalena, CGH airport, and others nearby.

• If you are far from these areas, you should choose a meeting point for pick-up within the above mentioned neighborhoods.



Airports

  • Congonhas Airport, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo Brazil



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

Included

  • Transport by a “Classic Car” such as the “Packard 1938”, Chevrolet 1939 or the Oldsmobile 1935.
  • Pick-up and drop-off at addresses within the main part of the city of São Paulo.
  • Licensed bilingual private tour guide and Private driver.
  • VAT, all taxes, handling charges and parking fees during stops.
  • Entrance or admission fees.

Not Included

  • Meals and drinks.
  • Tips. (optional)
  • Entry/Admission - Manor Of The Marquesa Of Santos
  • Entry/Admission - Catedral da Se de Sao Paulo
  • Entry/Admission - Mosteiro De Sao Bento
  • Entry/Admission - Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

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