Highlights of Santos
Duration: 4 hours
Tour Code: ssz-001
Begin with a panoramic drive through the historic city center to the Coffee Museum. Visit this former palace, which was inaugurated in 1922 to celebrate 100 years of Brazilian independence. It was designated the Coffee Trade Palace or Palacio da Bolsa do Café. Continue to the Museum of the Santos Football Club. This team has been recognized by FIFA, the international sanctioning body for soccer, as the greatest team in the Americas.
Next, enter the cool, shady realm of the Botanical Gardens. Stroll among giant subtropical and tropical trees and stop to see the aviary with its macaws, toucans and parrots. The garden's main attraction is the Orchidarium with more than 100 specimens of these exotic blooms. From here your drive takes you along Gonzaga beach, the curving stretch of white sand that is bordered by hotels and condominiums, appearing much like a resort on the French Riviera.
Re-joining your coach, you'll make your way back to the pier by traveling along Gonzaga Beach, the curving stretch of white sand that is bordered by hotels and condominiums appearing much like a resort on the French Riviera.
Please note: This tour includes a moderate amount of walking. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned only to participate to the extent of their personal stamina and ability and may make arrangements with the guide to not participate in some of the walking portions of the tour. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.Order of sites visited may vary.