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Steam train to Sao Joao del Rei

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Address: Estacao Ferroviaria, Tiradentes, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Phone Number: (32) 3371-8485
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Sun 11am and 2pm

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A fantastic atraction, BUT shameful and disrespectful long lines.

The steam train is fantastic, beautiful , historical, romantic, peaceful way to travel. BUT Prepare for the messy service to buy tickets, only 1 person at the box office and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

It is worthy it to travel in time and go from São João del Rey to Tiradentes by train. Also because of the view, it is a very typical landscape from Minas Gerais. The tip is to never travel in the first cars. The smoke will leave you covered with ashes. Get one of the last seats and you will... More 

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The steam train from Sao Joao del Rei to Tiradentes is an absolute must, if you are in the area. The carraiges and the locomotives are kept in beautiful condition. My girlfriend and I travelled on it to Tiradentes, and the journey gave you wonderful feel of days gone by. There are alot of interseting things to see and do... More 

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Thank Dale S
Sao Paulo, SP
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133 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I tried to buy the tickets, but they were sold out, and would have to wait 1 hour for them to start selling tickets to the next day. But they would sell them just for an hour, and we were told that the line would be huge, plus each round ticket would cost R$56. So we decided to skip the... More 

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Brazil
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168 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The steam train is fantastic, beautiful , historical, romantic, peaceful way to travel. BUT Prepare for the messy service to buy tickets, only 1 person at the box office and very long line that can take hours :( Really anoying. At the Tour operators you can buy tickets for double the price and they will add a tour with a... More 

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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106 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

You can take a very interesting trip in an old and restaured steam train from Tiradentes to São João del Rei cities in Brasil. The children will enjoy a lot this trip. You can take the train at the railway station near the centre of Tiradentes.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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146 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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46 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

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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303 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 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 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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