You’ll be picked-up in a private vehicle from your hotel and head downtown for a brief historical walk. You’ll visit the exact site where the city was founded. The walk will end at the famous Sé Cathedral (considered the 4th largest Neo-Gothic cathedral in the world).
The tour will continue by private vehicle passing by the São Bento monastery (historical Benedictine Neo-Romanesque church), the Martinelli Tower (the first Skyscraper in São Paulo), and the Banespa Tower (considered the biggest structure of armed concrete in the world, it resembles New York’s “Empire State building”).
You’ll also pass by the St. Francis church (18th century church), São Paulo’s Municipal Theater (significant for its architectural value as well as for its historical importance), São Paulo’s Law School (the city’s first established university), the Tea Bridge, the Italian Tower (second tallest building in Brazil, considered historical patrimony) and City Hall (an imposing building made entirely of travertine marble).
In addition you’ll drive through several interesting areas such as “Liberdade” (home to the largest Japanese community outside of Japan in the world), Paulista Avenue (a historical avenue regarded as the most expensive real estate anywhere in Latin America and one of the main business centers of São Paulo) and Ibirapuera Park (It’s importance to São Paulo is comparable to that of Central Park to New York City).
This tour option also includes a visit to the Municipal Market (Belle époque confection of stained glass and a series of vast domes, specializing in fresh produce and dried goods, a great place to sample classic delights).
The last region you’ll visit is Vila Madalena Neighborhood (a bohemian area full of art studios and which possesses the best murals in town). Also in the same neighborhood your guide will take you to the Sunset Square (a place where you can enjoy some of the greatest views of the city).
- What Is IncludedProfessional private tour guide (fluent English, Spanish and Portuguese speaker)
Private vehicular transportation
Pick-up and drop-off from the starting point in (only applies for the expanded area of the city, any other points will have an additional cost)
- What Is Not IncludedFood and beverages