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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
Type: Scenic Railroads
Description: Sun 11am and 2pm
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 reviews 4 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
113 helpful votes 113 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
29 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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278 attraction reviews
204 helpful votes 204 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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Sao Paulo, SP
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Take your kids there and don't worry about them being bored around so many churches and museums anymore. They will love this ride...

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Helsinki
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

the train trip was a really nice experience. Coaches - as well as the engine - are original from the 19th century and you can feel what it was like to travel on those days. It took about 35 minutes from Tiradentes to Sao-Joao del Rei and there you could choose to coma back with the train after 1,5 hours... More

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Sao Paulo
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

The kids just lorde it! Short trip but we webnotes back by train, leaving shows time at São João Del Rei... O que achei muito bom, fizemos os passeios corridos mas checamos o necessario

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

Do not miss this old smoke train trip. It is well conserved and you will apreciate the view and new friends.

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