Welcome to Rio Grande do Sul

From the jaw-dropping forest-covered canyons of the national parks near Cambará do Sul, and cascading river valleys near cozy Brazilian alpine villages like Gramado, to the stunning Vale dos Vinhedos, where Italian-descended vintners produce wines to rival those of Chile and Argentina, the Rio Grande do Sul defies notions of typical Brazil.Brazil’s southernmost state is its most culturally distinct, home to an... Read More

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$32 Tours & Sightseeing

Gramado and Canela City Full-Day Tour

Gramado is a municipality and small tourist town, at the southeast of Caxias do Sul and east of Nova Petrópolis, in the southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, in the Serra Gaúcha region. Gramado and Canela are known for the German architectural style, you can see it at the Palacio dos Festivais, Igreja de Pedra, Parque Caracol, Lago Negro and many other buildings and handcraft street fairs, where you can find different kinds of traditional sweets and food. From there you can get a little bit more acquainted with the Gáucho culture. Bento Gonçalves is, on the other hand, known for its wine.You will take less than 20 min to go from Gramado to Canela. It is quite close, less than 4.35 miles separating both cities.Canela has a small city charm. Located in the in the middle of pure nature, one of the touristic points of the city is a Gothic style cathedral, called Igreja de Pedra. Beyond that you still have the streets filled with shops and cafes.At all stops, you will have around 40 - 60 min, depending on the size of the group.

$51 Transfers & Ground Transport

Shared Transfer to Gramado and Canela Hotels

You’ll be met at the airport and taken directly to your hotel or vice-versa. An English-speaking representative will greet you when you clear airport customs. Transfers are available both round-trip or one-way. Ensure safe and convenient transportation arriving or departing Porto Alegre Airport. Leave the work to the staff that will meet you at the airport or hotel, and relax on your quiet and comfortable transport. Optional city tour following pick-up is available as alternate tour grade at booking.Note: Your English-speaking driver will handle your transport to his fullest potential upon receiving your airline or hotel information.

$623 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Gramado and Canela Day Tour from Porto Alegre

Enjoy the charm and beauty of these two enchanting cities: Gramado and Canela, known for their Bavaria style architecture. After pick ups at hotels starting at 8:30 am, you will begin your trip and see the main sights such as Palácio dos Festivais (Festivals Palace), Igreja de Pedra (Pedra Church), Caracol Park, Lago Negro (Black Lagoon). You will also have the oportunity to se and buy traditional handcrafts, and be delighted with delicious homemade chocolate. Always blossoming, these two cities retain the hallmarks of German culture. You will feel like visiting ancient cities from Germany, but in a different country. After this cultural and historical tour, passengers will return to their hotels with the driver.

$249 Private & Custom Tours

Private City Tour of Porto Alegre

After hotel pick up, you will take a comfortable ride and make an awesome visit to the historical downtown area, surrounded by buildings, monuments and museums. The tour begins at Matriz Square, where are located Porto Alegre Metropolitan Cathedral, Palacio do Governo (Governor’s Palace), Sao Pedro Theater and Tribunal de Justiça (Court of Justice). The tour continuous through Guaíba lagoon border, where you will stop at Mario Quintana Cultural Center and Usina do Gasômetro. A special view of the city can be appreciated from there, a panoramic view overlooking the Guaíba Lake. The tour ends at a charming and elegant neighborhood called Moinhos de Vento.