CityUnscripted experience hero image
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge

Introductory Tour of Sao Paulo

3 hours

Kickstart your trip to Sao Paulo

Get the Sampa scoop as you navigate the heart of the larger-than-life city.

  • From 26.81 USD pp (based on 8 adults)

  • Private & 100% personalized tour

  • 3 hours

  • Walking Tour

  • Hosted in English

What you'll do

Find your feet in urban jungle São Paulo in no time, with your local host as your personal GPS along must-see landmarks like the enormous Metropolitan Cathedral or a Court of Justice inspired by Italian architecture. Hear the fascinating history of how Sampa was founded by missionaries outside the founder's site, before seeing where national ballerinas assemblé at a heavily ornamented masterpiece. Find out where to hang with Paulistanos on the rest of your trip at a market bursting with flavors (and sizzling pastry envelopes galore), before walking in the steps of economic giants along famous street Avenida Paulista. Dart to ultra-hip Beco de Batman alley for a dose of quirky street art, where your host will point out a nearby deep-fried coxinha hotspot.

Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge

Where you’ll go

Ditch the introductory guidebook for a crash course on all things Sampa with your savvy host in the city central, gliding past palm tree-lined squares at the towering neo-gothic epicenter of the sprawling city, Catedral de Sé, and dart along cobblestone streets dotted with 18th-century architecture to the founding spot of a now larger-than-life city. The National Theater dripping in embellishments and angelic statues await, the wonder along the bustling city and drop a pin at the Mercadão market teeming with locals to visit on the rest of your trip. Skip along the shadows of skyscrapers in economic hub Avenida Paulista, before meandering in the streets turned canvases in alleyway Beco de Batman, around the corner from your host's favorite local snack spot. 

    • Ditch the introductory guidebook for a crash course of Sampa with a street-smart host who knows all the good spots in city central.
    • Marvel at the gothic heart of São Paulo - the Metropolitan Cathedral - and take note of a bustling market frequented by locals to return to.
    • Grab a pen; you'll want to shortlist all your host's culinary recommendations.
    • Get the inside scoop of the dos don’ts of the city (like which tourist traps to avoid).
    • This experience will be personalized to you!
    • What’s included
    • Private and personalized experience
    • 3 hours with a host
    • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
    • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)
    • What’s not included
    • Food and drink
    • Tickets to any attractions
    • Transportation costs
    • Gratuities (optional)
  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

  • Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

    COVID-19 Flexible Policy: you can cancel for free up to a day before the experience and receive a full refund.


How it works

  • 1
    Tell us about you! Once you book, fill in a quick questionnaire and tell us what you’d like from your experience.
    Tell us about you!
  • 2
    We introduce you to your perfect local Build your perfect tour and experience together
    We match you with a host
  • 3
    The best part! Experience the city like you would with a knowledgeable friend living there
    The best part!
Can’t find the right experience for you?

Just because it’s not here doesn’t mean we can’t offer it.
Get in touch and the City Unscripted team and hosts will help create the right experience for you.