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Loved our narrated ride on the old trolley car through the old city of Santos. We were able to see... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2018
Philadelphia, New York
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Old city

The train has worth if you are not a photografer coz the buildings are too far or much too... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
Lorand S
Memmingen, Germany
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Largo Marques de Monte Alegre | Estação do Valongo, Santos, State of Sao Paulo 11010-260, Brazil
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 13 January 2013

The first regular cable car line in the world took place in Santos, Brazil, brought by the British over two centuries ago, and it was a breakthrough in terms of public transportation. Today "The Bonde" is a major tourist attraction in Santos, with a single...More

8  Thank Oriovaldo Anton... T
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 21 December 2013

The historic centre of Santos where the trams are, is sad, very sad. An overwhelming air of dereliction - we would not want to be there at night. The tram ride takes about 45 minutes to do the whole circuit and the trams themselves are...More

3  Thank roydocklands
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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Loved our narrated ride on the old trolley car through the old city of Santos. We were able to see a part of the city we would have missed and on a trolley! The narration was excellent!

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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

The train has worth if you are not a photografer coz the buildings are too far or much too close.One important point of view is that,that the city is in a very bad condition..bad need for restauration☝

Thank Lorand S
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

This tour is fantastic. Takes you to all the historical places in santos, the cable car is well done, original and full of old time posters,the drivers are cautious and the guide at the back amazingly knowledgeable. You will learn that santos hosted the second...More

Thank zazazazaz
Reviewed 23 April 2017

This is an authentic look back into a beautiful and busy (but currently quaint semi-sleepy) seaside town in the southern part of Brasil. This area has not been overwhelmed by tourists and sprouting a tacky souvenir shop on every corner. Appreciate the old buildings. Think...More

Thank Lynn K
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Historic old trams run in a loop through the old city, past some nice old buildings and a central park but the route is basically grubby, with many buildings in need of repair. The trolley car was OK and was only USD2.00

1  Thank croftonMelbourne
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Taking the tour in the old railway is definitly worth it. You see the old city and even a small show stop on the way. 2 USD per person is very cheap. If you are in the area. Dont miss it.

1  Thank Worldtraver72
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I found this historic streetcar experience excellent. Very "real". I find it interesting the "complaints" and lower ratings because of noise, and English. This mode of transportation WAS noisy, and it's kept original, and you aren't in the US. How much Portuguese is offered at...More

3  Thank budgetqueen
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Nice streetcars. Not much to see on the route. Leaves on the hour. Decent WiFi @ ticket office. Add to tour of Museo de Cafe one block away

Thank john w
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Bondinho is a super old, very slow and little train which is bumbing through the old town of Santos within 40 minutes. All in all it is a nice experience. Unfortunately, non-portuguese speakers won't get any information by the crew. However, for 3.00 R$ it's...More

1  Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

It's sad to right it down, but there was not so good, specially because it's a tourist thing but not well prepared for foreign people. The English tour has less information then in Portuguese and the guide (a lady) was not caring about us. Also...More

1  Thank Aline N
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Response from Kevin H | Reviewed this property |
Hey Sheila, the tram stops at Praça Visconde de Mauá, which is is super close to the Coffee Museum - it's a square in front of a big building. It's the only stop, you cannot miss it. If I'm right, the Botanical Gardens is... More