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, no matter where you are.
Do I pass by or visit all the listed sights in the suggested itinerary?
The tour coverage depends on the number of hours hired by customers ranging from 4 to 8 hours.
Embu das Artes tour is pretty much a walking stroll throughout the main part of the town where hundreds of shops, restaurants and cultural activities are located. It's likely that you are able to cover the whole area within 5 hours not taking into account the to-and-from Embu das Artes trip time.
The tour coverage depends on the tour rhythm as the guide goes at your pace, and also pretty much on the pick-up and drop-off locations.
Other adversities may also slow down the tour progress such as traffic jam, and the group size that determines the size of the vehicle. Bigger vehicles assigned for bigger groups tend to be slower, and thus cover less ground and sights.
What if I am in a city far away from Embu and want to take this tour?
Just fill out the “PICK-UP” and “FINAL DROP-OFF” location fields to have the price for the tour guide to pick you up wherever you are, take you on the tour, and return you back to your place afterwards. The booking system may automatically reject too long-distance pick-ups & drop-offs, as the tour may NOT be worth taking because of the trip time to the city of the tour. In this case, you can either select closer locations or get in touch with us for options.
On the price form, what’s the field “GUIDE & VEHICLE AVAILABILITY” for?
This field is to specify the number of hours the licensed private “TOUR GUIDE & VEHICLE” will be at your availability. The count starts from the pickup moment the tour has been set to get started at your hotel, airport, port or any address you have chosen.
How many hours can tourists hire this tour for?
Tourists can hire this tour for between 4 and 8 hours. If the tourist is much into shopping, they can spend the entire day touring around Embu das Artes as there are hundreds of stores other than the Art & Handcraft Market. The key part of our system is the flexibility to book a tour according to your available time, number of people, pick-up and final drop-off locations.
What time range and days is it recommended to take the tour? Or what time should the tour start?
The tour in Embu das Artes should be taken on weekends and holidays as it's when the majority of the activities and craft fairs take place, and when its establishments are opened. It's also possible to go to Embu das Artes on weekdays, but many of the stores are going to be closed.
The commerce in Embu opens between 8:00 and 9:00AM, but the busiest time is after 11:00 and goes up to about 18:00.
Can I take this tour at night?
No, this tour is designed to be taken in daytime.
Does the tour guide always pick the customers up at their places?
Yes, always. Sometimes, other than the tour guide, there is also a driver depending on the number of people.
Can I personalize the tour according to what I want to see?
Yes, private tours are totally personalizable according to your interests and likes. 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.
Who drive me during the tour throughout the city?
The tour guide themselves drives the vehicle in case of groups with up to 4 people. Groups bigger than 4 people have also a driver along with the tour guide.
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 onsite. Museums, cultural and some entertaining activities are free of charge for tour guides.
This tour is not aimed to get into museums and sights that charge admission fees unless tourists wish to attend them.
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, dance clubs, nightclubs 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?
All tour guides have complete knowledge about the city sights, culture, history, and social-economic aspects of São Paulo, Embu 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 or port? Does the tour guide wait for me at the arrivals area of the terminal?
Once you have arrived at the airport or seaport, 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 or port?
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 / ship 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 person up to 42 people. We will assign a suitable vehicle according to your group.
If you have groups with more than 42 people, the ideal is to make 2 bookings splitting the group and using two vehicles plus two tour guides.
If I hire a tour for a big group, how many tour guides will be assigned to take care of us?
For groups from 27 up to 42 people, 2 tour guides should be assigned to give all the assistance, tour information and explanations, besides taking care of everything at each stop.
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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