Please, read these frequently asked questions before booking.
When does the hired number of hours start to be counted?
Count starts from the pickup moment.
Do I pass by or visit all the listed sights in the itinerary?
Yes, this tour has a defined itinerary unlike other tours offered here on the site. The tour guide should take you to all sights listed in the itinerary giving thorough explanations about the history of the city.
The tour is designed to be dynamic, and cover as many historical sights as possible in an attempt to get you to understand the history of São Paulo since its foundation. So there is a panoramic sightseeing among sights with a few strategic stops combining wtih short walks. Some of the tourist attractions, the guide must pass by it and give a brief explanation of its history or tell a curiosity behind it, and drive to the next in the list.
In case tourists want to have more stops for any reason or spend more time at a sight, it should impact on the tour coverage reducing the number of seen sights.
On the last Fridays of the months is celebrated the "Friday without car" where the city administration closes down the streets of the historical downtown. So if your tour falls on a "Friday without car" day, the suggested itinerary should be changed dramatically in the downtown. Either a bigger part of the itinerary is done on foot or part of the downtown should be skipped.
What if I am in a city far away from São Paulo and want to take this tour?
As the vehicles used for this tour are collector cars relics, the pick-up and drop-off must be within São Paulo’s main area as explained. So if you out or far from São Paulo, you can either get in touch with us by email requesting a private transfer or just take a taxi or other means of transportation to meet us in São Paulo.
The pick-up areas in São Paulo are downtown, Paulista area, Itaim Bibi, Jardins, Vila Olimpia, Broklin, Morumbi, Chácara Santo Antonio, Vila Mariana, Pinheiros, Vila Madalena, CGH airport, and others nearby.
If you are far from these areas, you should choose a meeting point for pick-up within the up mentioned neighborhoods. It also works for the final drop-off location with tourists being dropped off at one of these up mentioned areas.
If you are or will be in São Paulo, just fill out the “PICK-UP” and “FINAL DROP-OFF” location fields to have the price for the tour guide and driver to pick you up wherever you are (In São Paulo), take you on the tour, and return you back afterwards. The other fields should be filled out to get the price as well accordingly.
What's the tour duration?
This tour must last about 5 hours counting from the pick-up moment. The exact duration will depend on the pick-up and final drop-off locations as well as the tour rhythm.
What time range is it recommended to take the tour? Or what time should the tour start?
Any time available on the timetable of the "PRICE FORM”, which is starting from 8:30 AM onwards as the museums open at 9:00 AM.
It's also a good idea to avoid getting around in São Paulo on weekdays after 17:00 as traffic is awful.
Does the tour guide always pick the customers up at their places?
Yes, always. Other than the tour guide, there is also a driver that drives the vehicle for this specific tour.
Can I hire the very same tour itinerary with a standard cheaper vehicle?
Yes, we have all types of vehicles from sedans to buses.
If you want to hire this very same itinerary with other normal vehicles, search for “Custom Overview São Paulo Tour & Layovers” on our website. You should get cheaper prices as the tour will be carried out with other vehicles according to the number of people in your group.
During the booking process, select “5-hour tour guide availability” and further in the process state in the “BOOKING OBSERVATION BOX” that you want to do the same itinerary shown in the “São Paulo History in a Classic Car tour”.
Can I personalize the tour according to what I want to see?
Yes, private tours are totally personalizable according to your interests and likes. However, this tour has been designed to follow a certain historical itinerary. In case you want to change it no problem, just talk directly to the tour guide about your wishes or state / type them in the “BOOKING OBSERVATION BOX” further during the booking process.
Do other unknown tourists join the tour with me? Or is this tour in group or private?
The tour is totally private and exclusive for you and your group. No other person out of your group must join your tour, unless it's invited by you.
Does the guide pay their own expenses during the tour?
The guide’s basic expenses such as meals, drinks and parking lot are paid by themselves on spot. Museums, cultural and some entertaining activities are free of charge for tour guides.
The guide may decline to participate in high-priced activities that fall out of the scope of a regular tour such as going to fancy restaurants or anything out of a standard tour. In these cases, if customer wishes to have the guide as a permanent companion, the guide’s expenses should be covered by the customer. Otherwise, the guide must wait for the customer just nearby to continue on the tour afterwards.
What does the tour guide talk about?
This tour is very focused on the history of São Paulo, however all tour guides have complete knowledge about the city sights, culture, and social-economic aspects of São Paulo and Brazil. Some guides are experts on architecture, street art, music, local crafts and design, fashion, cycling, hiking, photograph, business, sports, LGBTQ culture, nature, religion, shopping, gastronomy, art, nightlife, and other topics. If you want a deeper understanding of a specific topic, please state / type your interests in the “BOOKING OBSERVATION BOX” further during the booking process.
What if I arrive at the airport, does the tour guide wait for me at the arrivals area of the terminal?
Once you have arrived at the airport, there will be a member of our staff / guide waiting for you at the arrivals area holding a clear sign with your name on it, they will then escort you to your waiting private vehicle.
When does the "tour count" of hours start when I arrive at the airport?
The "tour count" of hours starts to run from the time the tour guide meets the tourist.
Our staff / guide will be waiting for you even if your flight is delayed, without extra charges.
What’s the minimum and maximum number of people can I hire a city tour for?
The tour can be hired for 1 or 2 people as the classic cars fits 2 tourists besides the tour guide and the driver. The total car seating capacity is 4 passengers.
If you have groups with more than 2 people, the ideal is to make 2 bookings splitting the group and using two vehicles plus two tour guides. In that case, you should ask us beforehand if there is availability for two classic vehicles at the same time.
Does the company have references or reviews of other tourists who hired GREGTUR?
Yes, we have been delivering tours since 2010, and car services since 1998. We have hundreds of customers who left reviews & comments on our TRIP ADVISOR & FACEBOOK pages.
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