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Maria Fumaca - Giordani Turismo

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Address: Rua Duque de Caxia - Cidade Alta | Estação Ferroviária, Bento Goncalves, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 (54) 3455.2788
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
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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 

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Georgia, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 406 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 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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47 reviews
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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.

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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 231 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

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Porto Alegre, RS
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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).

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 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.

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Novo Hamburgo, RS
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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!

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2011

If you're looking for a cultural program. I suggest a tour of locomotive. Besides the nice view, it shows Italian dances and of course, a lot of wine during of the trip. Take the opportunity to buy wines. They are cheap and excellent. I was in a restaurant called "al Primo Canto. " It is an extraordinary traditional Italian meal,... More 

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Joinville, SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2011

My wife, her cousin, and I took the Maria Fumaça steam locomotive from Bento Gonçalves to Carlos Barbosa last week. Not cheap, but a good morning activity to do to give yourself a break from wine tasting. The train ride features some song and dance routines performed by local talent, some acts more talented than others. It's fun. Reserve ahead... More 

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