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Steam train to Sao Joao del Rei

Estacao Ferroviaria | Estacao Ferroviaria Tiradentes, Tiradentes, State of Minas Gerais 36307-302, Brazil
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Férias

Super duper. It is amazing. 30 minutes ride. Tiradentes to São João Del Rey. Take the right seats... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2017
delubiod
via mobile
Quaint and hokey

A 45minute ride through the countryside to St João del Rey. Not much to see until you get into town... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2017
Jeffrey R
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Milan, Italy
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Sun 11am and 2pm
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ride” (11 reviews)
“seats” (5 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Estacao Ferroviaria | Estacao Ferroviaria Tiradentes, Tiradentes, State of Minas Gerais 36307-302, Brazil
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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Super duper. It is amazing. 30 minutes ride. Tiradentes to São João Del Rey. Take the right seats, the scenery are much nicer.

Thank delubiod
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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

A 45minute ride through the countryside to St João del Rey. Not much to see until you get into town and wave to the pedestrians. Fun for young kids. The train itself was vintage.

Thank Jeffrey R
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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Sit on the last cars to avoid the smoke and on the right side so you can enjoy the view. Very disappointing to see trash scattered along side the tracks the entire length of the trip. I was impressed by how much dirt was there.

Thank fmguarda
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Besides being built by D. Pedro II remains one of the best and well preserved steam train in the world. It was a beautiful experience especially for my children

Thank Gutenberg L
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Very bad experience waiting for our main course more than 90 minutes. A planned highlight turned to disappointment. Won't recommend this place at all.

Thank Renier S
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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Nice steam train trip, but there's not much to see on the way. At Tiradentes station you can see the locomotive maneuvers on the turntable, which is nice. Locals are very friendly and happy to interact with the tourists. You should try to avoid the...More

Thank John D
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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

The trip from São João Del Rei to Tiradentes (and vice versa) is lovely! The train travels slowly, so you will be able to appreciate the view, which consists of farms, some mountains and, of course, the local fauna and flora. The locals are welcoming...More

Thank Gislaine V
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

The best way to go from Sao Joao dei Rei to Tiradentes is by Maria Fumaca train. The ride lasts for around 35 minutes and it costs 60 reals for return ticket. We went 20 mins before to train station and it was pretty much...More

Thank Marija K
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

Fantastic old steam train, lovely ride through the town and countryside to Tiradentes. Do try to buy your tickets early and get to the station a half an hour ahead on busy weekends to get the seats you want.

Thank Grantedwards358
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Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

The SJDR train station is located in Downtown. Accessible to everyone, and the ride on this train is very affordable. It takes less than an hour to get to Tiradentes (only destination) and the views are impressive. The train leaves the station three to four...More

Thank Liv R
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