Cleaning and safety practices
Guided excursion to the charming historical city center
Chance to stroll through German-colonized city of Blumenau
European tones with Tudor architecture & Bavarian gastronomy
Time to shop for handmade goods at handicrafts market
Visit to the historical Museums
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided tour of Blumenau
Roundtrip transportation to and from your Florianopolis hotel
Live tour commentary provided in English
Beverages, bottled water, and snacks
Know Before You Book
Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Florianopolis area hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.
You will receive confirmation of your exact tour departure time when you call to confirm your reservation.
What you can expect
Visit the charming little city of Blumenau. Explore this German-colonized city with your knowledgeable guide and enjoy convenient roundtrip transportation to and from your Florianópolis hotel.
After hotel pick ups, the tour begins with a visit to the historic downtown of the Brazilian capital of beer. As attractions of this tour, the Biergarten where the city started. In the surroundings are Duque de Caxias Avenue, also known as Palmeiras Avenue. It was the first planned street in the colony. The first imperial palms, brought from Rio de Janeiro, were planted in the center of the avenue, in 1876; the Colonial Family Museum (optional visit), a cultural space that preserves a collection of 6,200 pieces. They belong to the founder of Blumenau, colonizers and their families. Historical and well-maintained furniture, clothing, accessories, household items and machinery. At the back of the Museum complex is the forest garden, where you can still find trees planted by the city's founder and the Cemetery of the Cats. You will get to know this Cemetery made by the great-niece of the city's founder Hermann Bruno Otto Blumenau (1819-99), Edith. She had great affection for cats. When they died, the cats were buried with the right to funeral procession. Over time, the place became a tourist attraction and the subject of national news programs.
Right after that, a panoramic tour with a 15-minute stop for photographs is made at the City Hall. Afterwards, a visit is made to Vila Germânica Park, stage of Oktoberfest and major events in Blumenau. In this place there are shops selling souvenirs from the party and other Germanic themes, as well as bars and cafeteria. Tourists will have enough time to explore the village. During the tour there will be free time for shopping for knitwear, liquors and handicrafts. Lunch, not included, is suggested at Churrascaria Ataliba. Enjoy some time to buy local handmade goods before a convenient ride back to your Florianópolis hotel.
Cleaning and safety practices
Enhanced cleanliness measures
- High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
- Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
- Contactless ticket redemption
- Social distancing measures in place
- Personal protective equipment worn by staff
- Temperature checks given to staff
- Masks required
- Hand sanitizer provided
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