We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Maria Fumaca - Giordani Turismo

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Rua Duque de Caxia - Cidade Alta | Estação Ferroviária, Bento Goncalves, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 (54) 3455.2788
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,565 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 879
  • 464
    Very good
  • 155
  • 49
  • 18

Amazing trip to the past! Take a time to do it! Special discounts for orders. Great memories! Highly recommended for families or lonely trips

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2015
A TripAdvisor Member
Add Photo Write a Review

1,565 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Amazing trip to the past! Take a time to do it! Special discounts for orders. Great memories! Highly recommended for families or lonely trips

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Sao Paulo, SP
Level Contributor
49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Get back to the old days when the steam train was the main way to go from Bento Gonçalves and Carlos Barbosa. You'd better have your tickets in advance! As soon as you get the train station, you can have red or white local wines. During the trip you'll experience some funny attractions performed by local artists.

Thank MarcoCamargo
Level Contributor
42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

It is a good ride on a vapor train. Before departure you can drink red wine, at first, as much as you can. On the middle of the trip there is another stop, where grape juice and sparkling wine is served. Along the journey there is some presentations with music and theater. Nothing spectacular but very cool. If you have... More 

Thank mauriciotada
Georgia, USA
Level Contributor
467 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 414 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Our group of 8 tried to make a reservation for this highly rated steam train ride more than a month ahead of our visit, but it was booked solid. They agreed to put us on a waiting list, and during our drive from Porto Allegro to Bento Goncalves, we got a phone call saying they could accommodate all 8 of... More 

Thank Charlie Sierra
Greenville, South Carolina
Level Contributor
47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Maria fumaca is a one way train ride Carlos barbosa to bento Goncalves or reverse. Interesting old steam engine uses wood. Music and dance take place on platform and in train. No English offered but translations in brochure. Very touristy but charming.

Thank nomad55_8
Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
Level Contributor
158 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

The train ride takes about 30 minutes, with one stop at a station that does not support the amount of passenger. There is no beautiful sights during the ride. 5 short shows are presented during the ride and are the only fun you will have

1 Thank Guilherme F
Porto Alegre, RS
Level Contributor
19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Not expensive, if you do not have much time, but want fun. The people are funny and you can enjoy both the trip and the wine (and food).

1 Thank RogerKC
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Just my wife and i and we enjoyed. Singing on a historical train ride with a short Italian play story to end.

Thank Herman S
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Level Contributor
181 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

This journey on board an ancient steam engine is worth taking if you have kids. The steam engine (maria funaça) takes tourists throughout the valleys of Bento Gonçalves and Garibaldi, two towns in the southern Brazilian mountains. Avoid going on Sundays or during bank holidays, for it gets way too crowded.

1 Thank Marcia Z
Novo Hamburgo, RS
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Amazing trip where you can sightsee the route of grapes, wine and champagne. Totally recommended for a group tour or in couples!

Thank Kleiton

Travelers who viewed Maria Fumaca - Giordani Turismo also viewed


Been to Maria Fumaca - Giordani Turismo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Maria Fumaca - Giordani Turismo and other visitors
16 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Maria Fumaca - Giordani Turismo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?