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Steam train to Sao Joao del Rei


Steam train to Sao Joao del Rei
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“nice trip”(2 reviews)
“ride”(11 reviews)
“smoke”(3 reviews)
Sun 11am and 2pm
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Estacao Ferroviaria | Estacao Ferroviaria Tiradentes, Tiradentes, State of Minas Gerais 36307-302, Brazil
+55 32 3355-2789
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Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

One of the oldest trains still in use in Brazil. Train tickets are sold at the station from 10am -4pm onwards. Trains on weekends only, maybe holidays. On holidays advisable to buy in advance. We bought the train tickets with a local travel agent as...More

Thank 413flavias
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Very nice trip from Tiradentes to Sao João del Rey in an old fashion train. We feel as if we were back in the past. There are trips only on weekends. If you go to Tiradentes, you should't miss it.

Thank Carmem M
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Super duper. It is amazing. 30 minutes ride. Tiradentes to São João Del Rey. Take the right seats, the scenery are much nicer.

Thank delubiod
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

A 45minute ride through the countryside to St João del Rey. Not much to see until you get into town and wave to the pedestrians. Fun for young kids. The train itself was vintage.

Thank Jeffrey R
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Sit on the last cars to avoid the smoke and on the right side so you can enjoy the view. Very disappointing to see trash scattered along side the tracks the entire length of the trip. I was impressed by how much dirt was there.

Thank fmguarda
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Besides being built by D. Pedro II remains one of the best and well preserved steam train in the world. It was a beautiful experience especially for my children

Thank Gutenberg L
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Very bad experience waiting for our main course more than 90 minutes. A planned highlight turned to disappointment. Won't recommend this place at all.

Thank Renier S
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Nice steam train trip, but there's not much to see on the way. At Tiradentes station you can see the locomotive maneuvers on the turntable, which is nice. Locals are very friendly and happy to interact with the tourists. You should try to avoid the...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

The trip from São João Del Rei to Tiradentes (and vice versa) is lovely! The train travels slowly, so you will be able to appreciate the view, which consists of farms, some mountains and, of course, the local fauna and flora. The locals are welcoming...More

Thank Gislaine V
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The best way to go from Sao Joao dei Rei to Tiradentes is by Maria Fumaca train. The ride lasts for around 35 minutes and it costs 60 reals for return ticket. We went 20 mins before to train station and it was pretty much...More

Thank MarijaK425
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