Train Tour Cabin or Imperial – shared tour
Complete tour in cars that seem to have come out of a movie? Reserve the tour in the Cabin or Imperialcar and enjoy the landscape in Serra do Mar with a lot of style.
Watch the video and see how is the tour (subtitles available in English):
TOUR IN CABIN OR IMPERIAL CAR: COMPLETE PACKAGE IN VINTAGE CARS WITH COMFORT AND SAFETY.
‒ Be picked up at your hotel or central addressfor the train station (round trip). ). Pick up starts at 7:00 AM and return approximately at 5:30 PM. If you prefer, you can drive to the Railway Station on your own.
‒ Experience one of the most famous train journeys in the world!This tour includes the Curitiba-Morretes train ticket in the Cabin or Imperial class, including a guide on board, a special snack and free beverages (water, soda or beer). The route is a real journey through time, in cars decorated in the style of the golden age of train travel.Through panoramic windows, you will feast your eyes on a breath-taking stretch of the Atlantic Rain Forest.
‒ Enjoy the typical lunch and taste 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.
‒ 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-bus via Estrada da Graciosa or BR-277, depending on the weather conditions.
‒ Take the opportunity to learn the history and curiosities of the places you visit. The tour is accompanied by an official tourist guide, who will make your experience richer.
ABOUT THE 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 CABIN AND IMPERIAL CLASSES IN THE TRAIN TOUR
‒ In this class there are two different cars, reserved according to the demand and number of people on the day of the tour.
‒ Cabin: There are 6 cabins that accommodate up to 4 people each and one that accommodates 2 people. A privilege for up to 26 people! The cabins have a central table, which makes them very practical for families. The cabins are charming and reminiscent of old passenger trains. The windows can be opened and there is a toilet in the car.
‒ Imperial:a charming car with tables for 2 or 4 people in an exclusive ambiance for only 20 people. It was inspired by restaurant cars and has all the allure of the 1930s. The atmosphere was exquisitely set and is very charming. The windows can be opened. In this car there is no toilet and in case of necessity, the toilet in the next car is used.
‒ Depending on passenger complement, both in the Cabin and the Imperial car, you may have to share the cabin with other travelers. A great opportunity to meet people!
‒ The trip includes the services of a guide that tells the whole history and curiosities of the railroad (in Portuguese / English). The on-board service includes special snacks, served on a tray and free drinks (water, soda and beer).
‒ The cars are confirmed according to the demands of logistics and availability; the possibilities are the Cabin OR the Imperial. It is not possible to guarantee which one will be in operation on the day of the tour. If you have a preference, inform it in your booking request, but remember: we can not guarantee it.
ITINERARY TRAIN TOUR CABIN OR IMPERIAL
07 – 07:45 AM ‒ Transfer from the hotel or central address to the train station (the van or micro-bus will pass by several locations, so please be ready at 07 AM).
8:30 AM – approx. 12:45 PM ‒ Train ride to Morretes crossing the Serra do Mar. The Cabin and the Imperial cars have a bilingual guide on board, a special snack and free drinks (water, cold and beer).
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. The visit to Morretes also includes Hisgeopar, a hall where animated puppets show aspects of the history of Paraná ‒ very humorous and fun.
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 vegetarian, vegan or celiac, please inform us in advance when you make your reservation. We will do our best to meet your needs (changes are possible during lunch – the snack in the train can not be changed).
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.
Return via Graciosa Road or BR-277, depending on the weather conditions.
5:00 PM to 5:30 PM – estimated arrival time in Curitiba and transfer back 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 pick-up time: between 7 AM and 7:45 AM in central hotels and addresses in Curitiba. Be ready at 7 AM,please.End of the tour in Curitibaabout 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM.
Shared transport by van or minibus with pick up at your hotel or central address;
Train tickets in the Cabin or Imperial class with on-board Portuguese-English guide, special snacks and free drinks included (water, juice, soda and beer);
Guided tour in Morretes and Antonina;
Entrance fee at Hisgeopar;
Typical lunch (barreado – cooked beef, accompanied by fish, shrimp, rice and salad).
Return by van via Graciosa Road or BR-277 (depends on the weather conditions).
Not included: drinks and desserts during lunch, personal expenses, 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. .