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Steam train to Sao Joao del Rei

Estacao Ferroviaria, Tiradentes, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
(32) 3371-8485
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Ranked #5 of 19 attractions in Tiradentes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
Description: Sun 11am and 2pm
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We took a tour, go to the station by bus, take the train, then the bus will give you a tour of Sao Joao and take you back to Tiradentes. The bus driver will tell you that you should take the 4th car and the right side seats. Of course this info is given to everybody! So be there early... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It's a 35 minute train ride. We left at 5pm so had a beautiful sunset as we rode. The train is well preserved. We rode 1 way only. R$40 for myself, R$20 for my 8 year old and my 5 year old was free. We'll worth it. It was special n

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Ponta Grossa, PR
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is the best part of your trip to Tiradentes. Ever!! It is extremely exciting to ride this train and put your head out of the window to admire the wagons moviment. However, my focus during the trip was about the "feeling" envolved: people you never seen before in the streets will sign saying "tchau" to the train during the... More

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New York City, New York
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145 reviews 145 reviews
50 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is a good way to pass a few hours and see another city. Ride is 30 mins but not too much to see. It's more the experience. We took the train, walked around for a couple of hours and returned by train.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

It's truly great that they manage to keep alive this railroad, apparently the only of this kind in the world. The trip took approximately 35 mins each way, and gave us sufficient time to have lunch in Sao Joao del Rei before returning to Tiradentes.

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Rio de Janeiro
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Nice trip. What's not to like about a slow steam train ride...? Friendly staff. Not too much scenery along the way, but a good trip none the less.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We took a taxi from Barbacena to Tiradentes, about an hour ride, arrived at the train station and bought our tickets for the steam engine train that travels between Tiradentes and Sao Joao Del Rei. We arrived early enough to tour the town, shop, take pictures and savor some wonderful sipping chocolate! The 30 minute ride was exciting, hearing the... More

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Windhoek, Namibia
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119 reviews 119 reviews
38 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Tiradentes is a part of the attraction, but if you like history do the train ride and includes a half-day visit to São João del Rey The train ride is an invitation to see the beautiful scenery and enjoy the historic São João del Rey but I'm warning you not go with high expectations. The city of SJDR is small... More

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newyork
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

the train ride is fun for kids. Our kids (10 and 12) loved it. For adults it is a long monotonous ride. The train goes through a not particularly interesting landscape and it takes about 40 minutes. and it is not cheap...

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Turin, Italy
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573 reviews 573 reviews
294 attraction reviews
273 helpful votes 273 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

A great experience this one, done in the nice city of Tiradentes.An attraction that worth the pain to experience because it deep dives you in the end of eighteen century making you live a travel in the past.The trail from Tiradentes to San Joao do Reiis great, comfortable and interesting .Highly recommended.By the way is the best attraction in Tiradentes

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