Luxury Train Tour – shared tour – low season
For those who like comfort and style. The only class of the train that has air conditioning.A complete tour aboard the only luxury train in Brazil, enjoying the vistas in comfortable armchairs and very attentive on-board service. A tour for those who do not want to worry about anything: you will be picked up, you will have lunch, included visits and you will return by van or microbus. Exclusive for few people! The comfort you deserve!
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COMPLETE TOUR ON LUXURY TRAIN WITH STYLE, COMFORT AND SAFETY. Low season tour description.
‒ Be picked up at your hotel or central addressfor the train station (round trip). Pick up time from 7 AM and return approx. at 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM. If you prefer, you can go to the Railway Station on your own.
‒ Experience one of the world’s most famous railway journeys aboard one of three luxury coaches! The tour includes the Curitiba-Morretes train ticket in the luxury class (Copacabana, Foz or Curitiba car) with a guide on board and special snacks and drinks included. You will toast the trip with sparkling wineand personalized service! The tour is a real journey in time, taken on luxury trains with very special ambiance, on-board services and air-conditioning.
‒ Enjoy the typical lunch and discover the “barreado” ‒ a specialty of the Coast of Paraná. It is a very juicy beef stew that is served with rice, cassava flour and bananas. As side dishes you will also have salad, fish and shrimp (all separately). If you are vegetarian, vegan or celiac, please inform us when you make the reservation. It is possible to adapt the lunch, but the snack in the train is the same for everybody.
‒ Visit Morretes and Antonina, two nice little colonial towns with their old houses, history and typical products (cachaça – a kind of sugar cane rum, banana candies, handmade products).
‒ Learn more about the History of Paranáduring a visit to Hisgeopar, a hall where animated puppets show aspects of the history of the state in a humorous way.
‒ Return to Curitiba by van or micro-busvia Estrada da Graciosa or BR-277, depending on the weather conditions.
‒ Take the opportunity to know more about the history and curiosities of the places visited. The tour is accompanied by an official tourist guide, who will make your experience richer.
ABOUT THE LUXURY TRAIN RIDE
It is considered as one of the most beautiful rail tours in the world by travel journalists and guides. It crosses 13 tunnels and bridges in the middle of the greatest area of Atlantic Rain Forest! You will be privileged to see all the green area: one of the richest biomas in the world. The railway between Curitba and Morretes is 68 km long (about 43 miles) and it lasts about 4 hours – the train goes slowly so that you can enjoy the landscapes.
The railway was built between 1880 and 1885 – so much history here! The guides on board (only in Portuguese) tell about the challenges of the construction – it is considered a master-piece of enginnering of the 19th century! The train tour is perfect to enjoy nature and to leave all-day routine behind.
ABOUT THE LUXURY CARS
‒ Copacabana and Foz: traditional and refined decoration, with capacity for up to 23 people each.
‒ Curitiba:the newest luxury car, with a clean and elegant decoration and capacity for up to 40 people.
The three cars have air-conditioning, first-class onboard service (special snacks and beverages included) and Portuguese-English bilingual guide. The included drinks are a welcome sparkling wine, coffee, tea, juices, water, soda and beer.
Due to logistics reason of the railway company and to the fact that each car is unique, it is not possible to choose a specific car. You can inform your preference, but we can not guarantee that your seat will be there. Reservations are made in sequential order and cars will be used according to demand and technical availability.
Between 7:00 and 7:45 AM ‒ Transfer from your hotel in the central area of Curitiba to the train station (the van will pass by several hotels, so please be ready at 7 AM).
Train ride to Morretes crossing the Serra do Mar. On the train there is a bilingual English-Portuguese guide, snacks and drinks (coffee, tea, water, soda, sparkling wine and beer).
Arrival in Morretes approximately at 12:45 PM (the trip takes 4 hours and 15 minutes).
You will visit Morretes and Antonina, two historic towns. Morretes has the beautiful Nhundiaquara River as background, the main church and commerce. Antonina boasts a beautiful bay, the church and the historical houses as attractions.
Lunch is included and may be in Morretes or Antonina at a previously booked restaurant. The menu is typical of the region, with “barreado” – beef stew that is served with rice, cassava flour and banana and side dishes such as salad, fish and shrimp. If you are a vegetarian or vegan, please inform us in advance when you make your reservation. We will do our best to meet your needs during lunch.
The reservation will be for the group, which means you will share the table with other travelers. An excellent opportunity to meet people and, perhaps, even make new friends.
The visit to Morretes also includes Hisgeopar, a hall where animated puppets show aspects of the history of Paraná ‒ very humorous and fun.
Return by the van via Graciosa Road if weather conditions allow. Otherwise, return via BR-277.
About 5:00 to 5:30 PM – estimated arrival time in Curitiba and return to your address.
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Special Paraná is transparent and ethical. So, it is good that you know that:
– The railroad also has cargo trains. The passenger train may stop in some moments and because of that, delays may happen. Do not make the tour if you have flight scheduled for the same day.
– We can not book an specific side of the train. Tickets are issued sequentially and as the train changes sides, the seats that one day are on the left side, can be on the right side the other day.
– If you book ahead, the seats of the same reservation will be together. In case there are only isolated seats, we will let you know.
– In case of dietary restrictions, please bring your own snack.
Normal departure time: vans arrive between 7 and 7:45 AM at hotels and central addresses in Curitiba. Be ready at 7 AM, please. End of the tour in Curitiba about 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM.
Transport by van or shared bus (with other tourists) with hotel or central address pick up;
Luxury train ticket with snack and drinks on board;
Typical lunch in Morretes or Antonina (barreado – beef stew typical of the region and side dishes: fish, shrimp, rice and salad);
Guided tour in Morretes and Antonina;
Admission Tickets to Hisgeopar;
Return by van via Graciosa Road or BR-277 (depends on the weather conditions).
Not included: drinks and desserts at lunch, personal expenses, tips, etc.
This tour is operated by a partner of Special Paraná.
Required Documents: all must bring original documents or certified copies with photos. Children under 12 years of age can travel with an original birth certificate or a certified copy of this document. The current Brazilian legislation applies in case the child is traveling without the parents.
Student rate: valid only for holders of the Carterinha Nacional de Estudante. A picture of the student card will be asked to confirm the discount and you will have to present it in the day of the tour. .