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São Paulo: Downtown Historical Bike Tour

1. São Paulo: Downtown Historical Bike Tour

Start your tour at Largo do Aroche, a bohemian neighborhood community in São Paulo. Through the bike paths, explore the region recognized for its classic restaurants, bars, and murals of urban art. Continue to Bom Retiro, a traditional immigrant neighborhood and a region with influence from the textile industry. You will visit the Luz station (train), the Pinacoteca (museum), and Parque da Luz, the first public park in São Paulo. Depending on the day and the movement of the region, you will pass through the Municipal Market, to taste some exotic Brazilian fruits. Next, you will pass the historical center, and the Vale do Anhangabaú. After visiting the squares, streets, and alleys of the historic center, you will head to Liberdade, a region known as the Japanese neighborhood with a lot of oriental influence and stories related to the Afro-Brazilian community. Finish your tour with a visit to Praça Roosevelt, another bohemian region with theaters, bars, and restaurants.

From São Paulo: Aparecida Cathedral Tour

2. From São Paulo: Aparecida Cathedral Tour

After pickup from your hotel in São Paulo at 7:30 AM, begin your tour of one of the most important religious sites in South America. Approaching the city of Aparecida, you’ll make a stop at the Itaguaçu Port to learn the history of the Virgin Mary statue to which the Aparecida Cathedral is dedicated. Found by fishermen in the 18th century, the miracles surrounding the statue quickly caused the city to become an important site of religious pilgrimage. In 1955, plans for the cathedral were unveiled, and it was consecrated by Pope John Paul II in 1980. After leaving the Itaguaçu port, you’ll head to Aparecida’s historic center for a tour of the cathedral. Walk the immense grounds before heading into the basilica itself, marveling at the nearly 250-foot-tall dome and sprawling main hall, capable of holding 30,000 parishioners. See the original Virgin Mary statue, and watch the spectacle that is the church’s mass. After your tour, enjoy some free time to explore the town, grab a bite to eat, or view the nativity exhibition on Olive Trees Mountain. Afterwards, you’ll be driven back to your accommodation.

São Paulo: 2-Hour Downtown Discovery Tour with Guide

3. São Paulo: 2-Hour Downtown Discovery Tour with Guide

Explore the "new' center and learn about the historic downtown district of São Paulo. With your licensed guide, explore the areas which have been home to many immigrant communities such as Italian, Japanese, Syrian, Lebanese, and many others. As well as learning about the cultural makeup of the city, see many notable landmarks. Learn more about places such as the Municipal Theatre, the Copan Building, San Francisco Convent, and the Martinelli Building. Discover the history the Tupi tribe who once called the area home, as well as the story of the first skyscraper of Latin America.

Welcome to São Paulo: Private Walking Tour with a Local

4. Welcome to São Paulo: Private Walking Tour with a Local

Find your way around São Paulo with a friendly local on a fantastic orientation tour, and see the sights that you want to see on a customized walk. Meet at the location where you are staying to familiarize yourself with the neighborhood. Learn about the best places to eat and buy groceries with a guide who is passionate about their city and eager to share all the tips and tricks to help you make the most of your stay. Discover the easiest ways to get around, along with the top things to see and do. Feel more confident about navigating the city on your own by the end of your tour, and arm yourself with all the information you need to get the best out of the city.

São Paulo: Gourmet Food Walking Tour in Pinheiros

5. São Paulo: Gourmet Food Walking Tour in Pinheiros

Meet your group at the Pinheiros Municipal Market. Located in the trendy neighborhood of Pinheiros, the market has been functioning at its current address since 1971. It is an important destination for locals and those who seek high-quality products. The neighborhood itself, the real first neighborhood in São Paulo according to some, boasts an incredible fusion of tradition and innovation. Here, you will enjoy a varied array of tastings, beginning with a Brazilian appetizer at Mocotó, consisting of tapioca dices and optional Brazilian food from the northeast. Then, check out the Neapolitan side of São Paulo at Napoli Centrale with one margarita pizza for every four people. Stop then for a small wine tasting at L'adega. Round off the snacking experience with delicious Cananéia oysters.  After eating, visit the stores of the ATA project inside the Municipal Market, which are divided into Brazilian biotypes such as Catinga, Amazon, Atlantic forest, etc. Take the chance to meet the local producers, learn about the products, and eventually buy something if you feel so inclined. Finally, depart from the market and start walking through the surrounding area. Stop at a brewery for a 100% local draft beer and get to know the people in your group. Leaving the brewery, proceed through Pinheiros Street, which is full of new development. Depending on the group's mood, it is possible to stop at the Bottega di pasta store where you can enjoy a plate of pasta or opt to purchase some to take home. Following, you will stop at KEZ Bagel and Café. After an introduction to the history of bagels and the Jewish community of São Paulo, you can choose to grab a coffee or another sweet or bagel. Proceed down Rua dos Pinheiros to get to Rua Fradique Coutinho, where your guide will offer final historical explanations of the street and the Pinheiros neighborhood, and make suggestions for further eating or how to get around from there.

São Paulo: 2 Hours - Liberdade "Street Food" Tour

6. São Paulo: 2 Hours - Liberdade "Street Food" Tour

Did you know that São Paulo is home to the largest Japanese community outside of Japan? Liberdade, a place with a strong and very long history, once a local executive and military district, became 100 years ago the place of fixation for Japanese immigrants in the city of São Paulo. Today a place of migrants from many places, China, Korea, Congo, Haiti, this neighborhood is a blast of cultures and diversity! All of this diversity can be very well synthesized in its peculiar and differentiated cuisine. Ready to taste Japanese pastel with tropical sugarcane juice, discover about Brazilian ‘sushi’, and more? Whilst in Liberdade, your guide will explain to you the history of the very prevalent Japanese influence on the area. After your snacks, you'll partake on a walk to spot places of architectural beauty and discover just what kind of people live in this area. 

São Paulo: Downtown Walking Tour with Farol Santander Entry

7. São Paulo: Downtown Walking Tour with Farol Santander Entry

Begin your tour at Pátio do Colégio, where your guide will provide you with some historical background about the area. Then, move on to visit the Manor of the Marchioness of Santos, Sé Cathedral, Sé Square, Largo São Francisco Law School, and the FECAP - Fundação Escola de Comércio Álvares Penteado. Continue to see Brazil Bank's Cultural Center. You will make a quick stop here to use the toilets or grab a drink, before walking to the Stock Exchange. Take in a great view of the city at the Altino Arantes building and Farol Santander. Other sites you will pass on the tour include: the Martinelli building, the Monastery of Saint Benedict, the Sampaio Moreira building, and City Hall. The tour will finish at the Municipal Theater and you can admire its beautiful architecture.

São Paulo: 5-Hour Private City Highlights Tour

8. São Paulo: 5-Hour Private City Highlights Tour

Get the best of São Paulo on this 5-hour guided city tour. Travel to the most impressive spots in the city, like the Japanese Neighborhood and the Municipal Market. Explore São Paulo's most influential historical periods and visit lesser-known gems along the way with your local guide. Start your guided adventure at the old center and explore São Paulo's vibrant Japanese neighborhood. Continue to Bairro da Luz and see an English train station built in 1901. As you stroll, your local guide will tell you the interesting facts and stories behind every turn. Step into the Pinacoteca, one of the most important Brazilian art museums, and admire the works of the Brazilian masters. Next, arrive at the famous Municipal Market. Here, take in the aromas from the colorful food stalls and try some authentic Brazilian cuisine. Stop at the best viewing points throughout the city to capture one-of-a-kind photos and discover hidden spots only locals know about.

Sao Paulo: Liberdade Asian District Walking Tour

9. Sao Paulo: Liberdade Asian District Walking Tour

Discover the largest Japanese community in the world outside Japan and rescue the memory of the black people in the region who played a key role in the formation of the area. Learn how Liberdade became the bustling commercial center, filled with exotic shops, restaurants, cafes, typically oriental decorations and markets with unique products not found elsewhere. Liberdade is even more vibrant with its Arts and Crafts Fair that creates a real hub of activity every weekend. The neighborhood is also a reference for buying Japanese pop culture products, aimed at anime, k-pop and geek fans. After the overview tour is over, armed with recommendations, you'll be free to have lunch on your own and explore at your own pace the radiant streets with many cozy cafes and a myriad of cool places.

São Paulo: Paulista Avenue Walking Tour

10. São Paulo: Paulista Avenue Walking Tour

Begin your tour at Japan House on the remarkable Paulista Avenue, where your guide will provide you with some historical background on the area. Continue on a walking tour that is sure to impress you not only with its appearance, but also with its rich history. First up see the Santa Catarina Hospital, Casa das Rosas, Sesc Avenida Paulista, street artist Eduardo Kobra's murals, Itau Cultural Institute, State School Rodrigues Alves, and the Pasteur Institute.   This tour offers stops en route for pictures, contemplation, exploration, snacks, and a little souvenir shopping. Paulista Avenue is home to outstanding happenings that draw millions of people throughout the entire year.   Continue to see the FIESP Building, the São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP), Trianon Park, July 9 belvedere viewpoint, Gazeta Building, Alameda Ministro Rocha Azevedo, Residência Joaquim Franco de Melo, Augusta Street, Conjunto Nacional and Livraria Cultura book store, and the Instituto Moreira Salles. Get to know all about the history of this area while walking at a smooth pace with several stops.

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What people are saying about São Paulo

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 39 reviews

The tour guides are really friendly and explained what stops and historical sites we were going to visit. Before we began the tour we tested the bikes. After we tested the bikes, the tour began. The bike ride was amazing and not difficult at all. There were a few up hills but they were easy to get up. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND doing this tour because you cover a huge area of the city. The guides know a lot of history about São Paulo. I also suggest going in the morning when it is a bit cooler. But I had an amazing time and it was so much fun.

I highly recommend this tour, it is your go-to if you want to learn and understand about SP evolution. Giuliano is very knowledgeable and had plenty of experience not only about BR but also other countries in LatinAmerica and Europe. He will teach you not only to Brasil history, but will probably link concepts to your own country. Great immersive experience to cover the highlights of SP. Great talk and experience, thanks David

The tour guide and the way the tour was conducted in a very professional and instructive way. We visited several historical and amazing sites like the cathedral, the Mercado, Japanese downtown, Morumbi, Jardín paulista, americano. Luciano was also very aware of our surroundings and protecting us the entire time.

I loved this tour, is the best way to get to know Sao Paulo in one day with a local guide. Max was fantastic, full of knowledge and super friendly. I would definitely recommend this tour and I would do it again too! Thank you!!

Our guide Fabio was excellent, great knowledge of the city, very polite and adapted the tour as my wife struggled to walk long distances, I would definitely recommend this tour