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European Immigrations in South
 

 

9  nights   Children Friendly Featured, pleasant property Each City Package includes transfers and the must-do-tours and was carefully selected and negotiated for you. All participating service providers have been chosen for their quality service. So, unless you have specific plans, trust us. It's all prepared. Should you stay extra nights, book the city package and add hotel. Price Busters

Interest:
Historical
Round Trips
Folklore
Immigrants





Proposal
 
 
 
Brazil's emperors sought to attract European immigrants to the south of the country by offering them plots of land that they were entitled to work as smallholders. German immigrants were the first to come. They were followed in 1870 by Italians. Between them, these two groups came to comprise the majority of the population in the southern states of Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul.

Are you curious to hear somebody speak german like they did 100 years ago? So join this tour! We will follow the tracks of these immigrants.

Important: This program is available only for groups from 8 till 30 persons.
 
Proposal
 
1 Day - Foz do Iguaçu

Reception at the aiport and transfer to hotel.
Rest of the day free.
 
2 Day - Foz do Iguaçu/Curitiba

In the morning, visit to Iguaçu Falls, one of the great demonstration of nature, with over 200 water falls, besides the great variety of plants and animals.
In the afternoon, transfer to the airport. Arrival in Curitiba, transfer to the hotel and accomodation.
 
3 Day - Curitiba

After breakfast, tour to “Vila Velha”, 50 km away, with its rock formations, result of the wind and rain action 300/400 million years ago.
In the afternoon, Curitiba city tour, including Rua das Flores, Teatro de Arame, Centro Histórico, the parks and modern urban structure of the capital of Paraná State.
The visit finishes at Santa Felicidade, with a typical dinner.
 
4 Day - Cutitiba/Paranaguá/Joinville

Early departure from Curitiba, for a tour to Paranaguá Port, going down “Serra do Mar”, preserved forests, in Litorina, passing viaducts and tunnels, among valleys and mountains.
From Paranaguá, by bus, to Joinville.
Hotel.
 
5 Day - Joinville/Blumenau

Joinville is a typical German community, originated by the immigrants arrived in the 1850´s. They built a town with many flowers, architecture and atmosphere very much like that in Germany.
The hotel is in Blumenau, the “Brazilian German Capital”. It was founded in 1840, and maintains today the habits of the settlers, having built houses in “enxaimel” style, with a yearly beer festival, Oktoberfest, famous all over Brazil.
 
6 Day - Blumenau/Laguna

In the morning, departure to Laguna, with a stop at Pomerode, German “colony” dedicated to planting fruit and vegetables, also preparing by-products with the produce.
Down the way, we stop in Florianópolis, capital of Santa Catarina State, founded by Azorian immigrants. Late in the afternoon arrival in Laguna, a typical Portuguese colonial town.
Check-in at hotel, and free evening.
 
7 Day - Laguna/Porto Alegre

After breakfast, departure to Porto Alegre, along the seashore road. Porto Alegre is the capital of Rio Grande do Sul State, with 1.400.000 inhabitants, most of them descendants of the Azorian, Portuguese and German immigrants – among others. The people are called “Gaúchos” and enjoy music, drinking chimarrão and eating churrasco.
 
8 Day - Porto Alegre/Gramado

Porto Alegre - Garibaldi - Bento Gonçalves - Caxias do Sul - Nova Petrópolis - Gramado

Early departure from Porto Alegre to the Wine Region, visiting Garibaldi, “Brazilian Champagne Capital” and Bento Gonçalves, “Brazilian Wine Capital", typical communities of Italian immigrant descendants. Visits to vineyards with wine tasting, Italian Immigrant Museum, “Colônia” São Pedro with its stone houses. Typical lunch of Italian influence. Driving on to Gramado, stop at the German Immigrant Village, in Nova Petrópolis, the most authentic community of German ascendancy. Arrival in Gramado and accomodation.
 
9 Day - Gramado/Canela

Full day visit around the two best known mountain cities in our state – Gramado and Canela. Their Bavarian style architecture stands out, as well as the profusion of flowers, especially the hydrangeas. Today, there are many Italian descendants in the area, too. Visits to the parks, homemade chocolate, leather goods and artcraft shops. In the evening, everybody gets together for a Colonial Coffee, a meal identified with the origins of the inhabitants.
 
10 Day - Gramado/Porto Alegre

Transfer to the airport
 
 
Observation
Included in the package rate:
*Guide assistance;
*Transfers in Foz do Iguaçu, Curitiba and Porto Alegre;
*Brazilian Waterfalls tour;
*Transport by bus with air conditioning from Curitiba to Porto Alegre;
*9 nights with breakfast at the hotel;
*9 meals
*Service fees

Not included in the package rate:
*Air ticket and airport taxes;
*Non mentioned meals;
*Beverages;
*Personal expenses;
*Any other service not mentioned in the program above.

Notes:
*This program enhances the characteristic aspects of the European immigration in Southern Brazil;
*The prices in this program should be requested according to necessity – date and number of passengers;
*For the best operational benefit, we suggest a minimum of 20 pax.