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Make the most of your time in Santos cruise port with a Shared Group layover tour to São Paulo. Discover Brazil’s largest city, stopping to see landmarks such as the Monastery of Sao Bento, Ibirapuera Park, and Paulista Avenue; explore the lively neighborhoods of Jardins and Liberdade; sample Brazilian cuisine at the Municipal Market (own expense); and admire architectural wonders such as the Martinelli building, the Tea Bridge, and the Catedral da Sé

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What you Can Expect:

You will be picked up from the port of Santos and drive you to downtown São Paulo (approx 80kms) for a brief historical walking tour. Over there, you´ll see the sight where the city was founded in 1554 at the Pátio do Colégio, a historical Jesuit mission church and school. Stop at the famous Catedral da Sé (Cathedral of Sé), a neo-gothic building from the 20th century, which holds up to 8,000 people.

Afterwards, continue your scenic tour of São Paulo by private vehicle passing by the Monastery of Sao Bento, a historical sight belonging to the Benedictines, who have sung Gregorian chants at masses there since the 16th century, the 30-story Martinelli building – São Paulo’s first skyscraper – and the Banespa Tower that looks similar to New York’s Empire State building.

Pass the churches of St Francis that were built during the 18th century, and the Municipal Theater of São Paulo, the city’s oldest theater and a venue for renowned concerts and operas.

Learn from your guide about São Paulo Law School, the city’s first established university, admire the Tea Bridge, the 42-story Italian Tower and City Hall, an imposing building made entirely of travertine marble. Keep an eye out for Brazil’s largest residential building – the Copan building, designed by the famous architect, Oscar Niemeyer.

In addition to these city landmarks, you’ll drive through several interesting areas including:

Liberdade: The Japanese district of São Paulo, where Japanese immigrants settled at the beginning of the 20th century

Paulista Avenue: A financial district created at the end of the 19th century, then home to wealthy coffee farmers

Ibirapuera Park: São Paulo´s main park, including a peaceful garden landscape designed by Roberto Burle Marx

The Municipal market: A vibrant building, inaugurated in São Paulo in 1932. Besides coming in contact with the Brazil great gastronomical variety. You will be able to try the famous pastel de bacalhau (a fried pastry with salt-cod filling) or a sandwich with more than 400 grams of mortadela (meals not included in price).


Professional English-speaking Tour Guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Pick-up/Drop-off at Santos Cruise Ship Terminal

Not included

Food and beverages
Miscellaneous expenses

Additional information

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
Pricing applies to all travelers
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
Legal drinking age is 18 years
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers


Duration: 8 hours (Approx.)

Departure point

Santos Cruise Ship Terminal. 
Our staff will be waiting outside the arrivals area, wearing the company´s T-shirt and holding a sign with the Group´s name. 
We have a 20 minute tolerance policy in case of delays in order not harm the service and the other participants

Departure time


Important Information

The itinerary described above may change due to foreign conditions such as traffic, bad weather, amongst others, which could make the tour itinerary vary and some places run the risk of not being seen. 


  • Full-day Shared Group layover tour of São Paulo from Santos Port

  • Visit the Municipal Market, where you can enjoy delicious Brazilian cuisine and sample local specialties
  • Great-value tour includes port pickup and round-trip transport
  • Enjoy a Small Group and a more personalized experience


  1. Santos Cruise Ship Terminal
  2. Ibirapuera park
  3. Paulista Avenue
  4. São Paulo´s downtown area
  5. Liberdade quarter
  6. São Paulo´s Municipal Market
  7. Santos Cruise Ship Terminal