Guided tour

São Paulo: Best Kept Secrets Small Group Walking Tour

São Paulo: Best Kept Secrets Small Group Walking Tour

Activity provider: Viagem Criativa
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 48.80 per person

Enjoy the best way to take a look at one of the biggest cities on the planet. Discover the top historical locations that will help you understand the development of São Paulo.

About this activity

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • The tour starts at the São Bento Monastery, one of the most iconic landmarks
  • Immerse yourself in the narrow streets to see the big architectural contrasts
  • See the most iconic building in the city and experience it for yourself
Full description
The tour starts inside São Bento Monastery, one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. Wander through alleys and narrow streets with a lot of different architecture styles. From classical to modernist, from colonial to art-deco. Dive into the countless gallerias full of old-fashioned shops and even thematic shops, such as the worldwide famous Rock N' Roll Galeria in the heart of São Paulo. The tour continues through the old historical part of São Paulo where you are going to understand how this city became one of the 5 largest in the World. We'll visit some cultural centers, the City Hall, the Opera House and then inside the famous Galerias ending at the iconic Copan Building, designed by Oscar Niemeyer.
  • Entrance fees
  • Bilingual tour guide
  • About delays:
  • São Paulo is a HUGE city and the traffic can be really unpredictable, so plan your journey to our meeting spot with a bit of extra time to prevent delays;
  • 15 minutes is the tolerance.
  • Some of the attractions might be unavailable due to weather conditions, maintenance or holidays!
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • Children under 2 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

The meeting point is in front of a book shop called "Saraiva" located at Praça da Sé, 423 - Sé, São Paulo - SP, 01001-001, Brazil.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • Some of the attractions may be unavailable due to weather conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

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Andre is an excellent guide. He took us to parts of São Paulo we would never have seen on other tours. His English was superb and his knowledge of SP and Brazil was exceptional. Andre has a brilliant sense of humour and he made you feel so welcome. He made the whole tour very interesting and answered any question we threw at him.

April 5, 2022

I'm not going to be more original than all the other reviews because André is really an excellent guide, passionate about what he does. This small-group tour is ideal and also allows you to interact with the other participants. To recommend and to do !! Thank you André for the guided tour.

October 1, 2021

I love traveling and seeing what each city offers and this walking tour took me to a place that wasn't pretty, but was very real- the homeless population. This was my first stop and the rest of the tour doesn't provide such a shot to the gut, but I'm glad I saw this side of life just outside the Cathedral where two very different worlds are next to each other. My guide, Andre, was exceptional. He is extremely knowledgeable about Sao Paulo, its history and its newness, the architecture of the past and the modern. He was patient as I asked so many questions and his answers were thorough. Getting to know Old Sao Paulo was an amazing experience! I highly recommend this tour with Andre. It will be time well spent.

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July 7, 2021

Product ID: 317777