Paraty City Sightseeing Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    09:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please stay at the hotel lobby 10 minutes before scheduled pick up time.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Follow an experienced guide for a 2-hour city sightseeing tour of Paratya Portuguese colonial town along the Gold Trail (Caminho do Ouro). Youll walk cobbled streets in the historic center, open only to bicycles and pedestrian traffic. View churches, museums and colonial homes in the charming town, situated on the Bay of Ilha Grande along Brazils Costa Verde (Green Coast). Numbers are limited to 25 people, ensuring personal attention on this small-group tour.

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Family friendly

Know More about this tour

After your guide picks you up at your hotel in Paraty, embark on a 2-hour sightseeing tour of the colonial city with your small group. Your guide will point out the town's preserved 18th-century architecture, which together forms a National Historic Monument in Brazil. Be sure to keep your camera at the ready for fantastic photo opportunities while you stroll along the cobblestone in the historic city center, which provides pedestrian-only access.
Head to the Casa da cultura (House of Culture), a colonial mansion housing a permanent exhibit that documents the local culture through photos and video. Youll have great views of the town from this museum, which also holds replica displays of Paratys past. Hear legends of the gold and coffee trade as your guide explains Paratys history during the last few centuries. Discover the city's unique position in exporting gold to Rio de Janeiro and beyond along the 750-mile (1,200-km) Gold Trail.

Visit Baroque churches such as the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, built by and for slaves in 1725, and admire the gilded wooden altars dedicated to St Benedict and St John. Depending on which churches are open, you may also step foot inside the First Church of Our Lady of the Remedies, named after the town's patron saint. Originally built in the late 1700s, the building now houses art from both past and contemporary local artists.

When your sightseeing tour ends, your guide will drop you off at your hotel.

Inclusions

Local bilingual guide

Roundtrip Transfer to Most Hotels in Paraty

Exclusions

Entrance fees to attractions

Food and Beverages

Entry/Admission - Casa da Cultura de Paraty

Entry/Admission - First Church of Our Lady of the Remedies

Entry/Admission - Church of Our Lady of the Rosary and Saint Benedict

Entry/Admission - Capela Nossa Senhora das Dores

Entry/Admission - Igreja de Santa Rita

Entry/Admission - Paraty Religious Arts Museum

Entry/Admission - Cana da Praa Cachaa Bar

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Entrance fees are not included in tour price and must be paid on the date of travel

Some churches may not be open on certain days during this tour; therefore they will only be visited if open on tour date

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Additional measures might be added to our list of procedures as we receive guidance from the local health and safety authorities and as more information becomes available. And some of these restrictions might be lifted at some point in the future if we are authorized to do so by local authorities

Traveler Reviews

  • 22-Feb-2020

    A voir absolument La route de Rio à Paraty longe la côte..belle balade Paraty est une très jolie petite ville coloniale ou il est très agréable de se balader dans ses ruelles de pierres au milieu de toutes ces bâtisses colorées La Costa Verde est une très belle région entre Rio et Sao paulo

  • 13-Apr-2019

    Maravilhosa.varias atrações e cultura antiga, passeios de barco por lindas ilhas além de um mar limpo e transparente.

  • 09-Apr-2018

    Muito interessante, fizemos com um guia. Fomos perguntar numa agencia de informações da cidade e eles nos disseram o horário e que era só estar na frente da Igreja matriz. Procuramos o guia perguntando pois eles não portam identificação visível de longe somente crachá. Muito simpático e sabedor da história local, foi nos conduzindo, contando e respondendo nossas perguntas. O trajeto é feito todo a pé. No horário determinado a excursão terminou e pagamos para ele mesmo. Muito agradável e instrutivo o passeio.

  • 24-Mar-2018

    Linda ciudad Colonial, aunque estuve solo por una noche, pude conocer el centro de la ciudad con restaurantes y bares muy lindos

  • 03-Jul-2014

    Great city tour and good guide. The cobblestone streets aren't easy to walk on though, so be careful!

  • 03-Jul-2014

    Guided walk though Paraty was great. The architecture is stunning - beautiful colonial beach town!

  • 03-Jul-2014

    Great city tour and good guide. The cobblestone streets aren't easy to walk on though, so be careful!