8-hour Tour Beach Town of Santos

Cultural & Theme Tours in Brazil

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Get yourself out of a rut taking a guided private city tour in the beach town of Santos visiting its most significant sights to have an overview of it.
Santos has a rich history as being one of the first settlements in Brazil, the village of Santos was founded in 1546. It is about 1:20 min from São Paulo and stands out for its 7 km of beaches, flat terrain, tropical climate, offering advanced touristic infrastructure, with many hotels, flats, bars and restaurants, shopping malls, tours and tourist attractions for all tastes, in addition to a buzzing nightlife. 
The city of Santos has the largest port in Latin America, a beautiful restored historic center and a major highlight is the largest beach garden in the world, recorded in the Book of Records with 5335 meters long, full of flowers and carefully treated trees.
Have flexibility to stop at sights to explore in the company of the guide who will escort you in your tour expedition, providing an interpreting service along the way.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Coffee Museum, Santos, State of Sao PauloHave a breakfast at the stylish coffee shop of the coffee museum in Santos, and visit it to learn about the importance of the coffee for Brazilian socio-economic development.The coffee shop offers the opportunity to try out all the types and aromas of coffees grounded right before drinking. Built in the richest times of the city, the imposing Coffee Museum is an eclectic style building opened in 1922 to be the Santos Stock Exchange. It has a luxury finish with imported materials such as marble Carrara and Bohemian crystal chandeliers.Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Monte Serrat, Santos, State of Sao PauloRide on a tram upwards mount Serrat which is a peak that has a superb panoramic viewpoint from the former old casino on the top of it. The access to the hill is made by a funicular system (called the cable car of Monte Serrat) that connects the top hill to the center of the city and departs every half hour. From its viewpoint, it is possible to have a complete view of the port, the urban part of Santos and surroundings, Bertioga Canal, Estuary and Barnabé and Santo Amaro Islands. At the top of peak lays a 17-century Chapel of Our Lady of Monte Serrat, patron saint of the city and one of the historical attractions of it, dating from 1603.Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Porchat island, Sao Vicente, State of Sao PauloAdmire the marvelous view of the shoreline of Santos and the city of "Saint Vincent" (First permanent Portuguese settlement in Brazil) from Niemeyer’s monument on the top of Porchat Island hill.You'll be able to see the whole shore, ships on the horizon, waves being formed, people like ants and paragliders flying around! The belvedere was projected by the famous Oscar Niemeyer Architect, and inaugurated in 2002 due to 500th year of Brazil's "Discovery". It purely makes this place even more special! In addition, you can enjoy a good lunch at a nice restaurant beside the Niemeyer’s monument. It is an obligatory stop while you are in Santos. Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Orla and Gardens of Santos BeachSpend some time at the well-maintained beach with the world's largest beachfront garden according to Guinness Book of Records.The beach has a variety of trees, plants and flowers spread between the street and the edge of the sidewalk by the sand. Several exercises stations and cycle tracks if you are in a mood to exercise, or benches to sit down and relaxing sipping on a cold coconut water directly from the fruit, long white sandy beaches for recreation and sunbathing, a variety of options to eat from, and very colorful vendors all over its extension. Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Museu Pele, Santos, State of Sao Paulo(THERE MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE TIME TO GO THIS PLACE)The Pelé museum presents the history of the word's most famous and genius football player, Pelé. Pelé played for Santos, which is why there is a museum dedicated to him in this city. The 5-story building museum has a very comprehensive collection of prizes and highlights about the 2 football World cups won by Pelé, photos and video footage, interesting facts about special matches, timeline of his life, and much more.The museum is English speaking friendly and doesn’t cost much to go in. A good way to spend a couple of hours in Santos.Duration: 40 minutesPass By: Municipal Botanical Garden of Santos, Santos, State of Sao Paulo(THERE MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE TIME TO GO THIS PLACE)It’s is an ecological park aimed to preserve different species of plants and to cultivate the seedlings that supply the gardens of the beach and streets of the city. It has a fountain and a wooden deck over a lake, and yet, a living collection of more than 300 vegetal species, divided into 20 collections. It emphasizes species of the Atlantic and Amazon forests, besides a grove of the so-call Brazil-wood tree that gave the name for our country. Pass By: Catedral de Santos, Santos, State of Sao Paulo(THERE MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE TIME TO GO THIS PLACE)A cathedral is Gothic mixed style architecture, its construction began in 1909, but it was not until 1951 that it was fully completed. It has frescoes by Benedito Calixto and images of the Sacred Heart in the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament. It’s something to not be missed!Pass By: Linha Turistica de Bonde, Santos, State of Sao Paulo(THERE MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE TIME TO GO THIS PLACE)There is no more picturesque way of getting to know the historical center than by tram, an original 1920 electric street car that circles the streets of Santos downtown in a guided ride. As Santos was one of the oldest settlements in Brazil, founded in 1546. the ride makes tourists feel as if they were in an open-air museum, The tour has a route of 5 km that covers several historical points of interest of the Center and lasts about 50 minutes.Pass By: Fishing Museum(THERE MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE TIME TO GO THIS PLACE)The Fishing Museum offers an overview of the main marine animal groups in Brazil and in various parts of the world. It has the largest collection of shells in the country. The guided visit also includes the collection of taxidermy animals, which includes turtles, sea birds, sea sponges, seaweed and corals, and a specimen of the largest shark in the world, the whale shark.

What’s included

  • Transport by fully-equipped vehicle.
  • Professional / licensed private tour guide.
  • Private driver for groups bigger than six (6) people. Otherwise, the guide drives the vehicle him / herself.
  • VAT, all taxes, tolls, handling charges, parking fees during stops and airport Greet & Meet service.
  • Hotel / airport pickup and drop-off. (Within São Paulo and its greater area limits)

What’s not included

  • Entrance fees and admission fees.
  • Food and drinks.
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entry/Admission - Coffee Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Monte Serrat
  • Entry/Admission - Museu Pele