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Paraty City Sightseeing Tour

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Paraty, Brazil
Paraty City Sightseeing Tour

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more

Overview

See all the important landmarks in Paraty during this 2-hour guided sightseeing tour. Stroll in the pedestrianized historic city center of this Portuguese colonial town on the Caminho do Ouro (Gold Trail) with commentary from a local guide. Along with your group 25 people or less, visit the city's important colonial homes, museums and churches. Round-trip transportation from Paraty hotels is included.
  • 2-hour city sightseeing in Paraty
  • Walk the cobblestone streets of Paraty’s historic center
  • View colonial architecture at museums, churches and homes
  • Learn about Paraty’s history on the Gold Trail from your professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Small-group tour limited to 25 ensures a more personalized experience
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Local bilingual guide
Roundtrip Transfer to Most Hotels in Paraty
Entrance fees to attractions
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please stay at the hotel lobby 10 minutes before scheduled pick up time.

Departure Time

9:00 AM
Following pickup from your Paraty hotel, board your vehicle for a 2-hour sightseeing tour of Paraty. 

Walk through the colonial city's pedestrianized central streets as your guide points out the well-preserved 18th-century architecture, one of Brazil's National Historic Monuments. 

Visit 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, step 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 displays work from local artists.

Stop at the Casa da Cultura (House of Culture), a colonial mansion housing a permanent exhibit that documents the local culture through photos and video. From the museum, enjoy great views of the whole town, which also holds replica displays of Paraty’s past layout and architecture. Hear legends of the gold and coffee trade as your guide explains Paraty’s history during the last few centuries. 

After 2 hours of exploring all of Paraty's most important historical sites, return to your hotel for drop-off.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Centro Historico
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.
Stop At:  
Casa da Cultura de Paraty
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. You’ll have great views of the town from this museum, which also holds replica displays of Paraty’s past. Hear legends of the gold and coffee trade as your guide explains Paraty’s history during the last few centuries.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
First Church of Our Lady of the Remedies
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.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Church of Our Lady of the Rosary and Saint Benedict
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.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Capela Nossa Senhora das Dores
Visit the ancient and historical Nossa Senhora das Dores Chapel.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Igreja de Santa Rita
Check out the historical building of the Santa Rita de Cassia Church
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Paraty Religious Arts Museum
Museum housed in a 1722 stone church with historical exhibits, including many religious artifacts.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Cana da Praça Cachaça Bar
At the end of the walk, stop for tasting of cachaças and liqueurs (optional) at Cachaçarias in the Historic Center.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Brazil
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Paraty City Sightseeing Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Paraty City Sightseeing Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Paraty City Sightseeing Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Paraty City Sightseeing Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Paraty City Sightseeing Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Paraty City Sightseeing Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Paraty City Sightseeing Tour.

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Great city tour and good guide. The...
Bandit
, Jul 2014
Great city tour and good guide. The cobblestone streets aren't easy to walk on though, so be careful!

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