Santos

Santos is located in Sao Paulo in the state of Brazil and boasts the largest seaport in Latin America.

The largest beach-front garden in the world

Santos is located in Sao Paulo in the state of Brazil and boasts the largest seaport in Latin America.
As well as handling much of the world's coffee exports, Santos trades in many Brazilian goods such as steel, oil, cars, oranges, bananas and cotton. However, Santos is also a key tourist center and has many interesting sights including the city’s Coffee Museum.

For football fanatics, Santos is a not-to-be-missed destination, as the football legend, Pele, used to play at Santos FC. A football memorial dedicated to the city's greatest players (including Pelé) has been erected in the city centre.

Santos is famous for its beach garden which is over five kilometres long and is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest beach-front garden. We recommend Santos for a relaxing day off-ship; you can leave your luxury cruise liner at leisure and stroll the streets of this historic city.

To get the best from your vacation, why not browse our great deals on the Santos day trips and excursions listed below or choose from our other attractive packages and venture further afield, taking in Sao Paulo or the pretty Pitangueiras Beach where sun-worshippers can relax on the white sands.

The local aquarium is ideal for families and children on holiday and for those who don’t like to leave a destination empty-handed, we recommend joining the ‘Panoramic of Santos and Shopping’ tour for a spot of retail therapy followed by a well-earned beach break!
Cruise to Santos - Brazil - South America - MSC Cruises

Directions


Santos port is 40 km from Sao Paulo. A taxi service is available.

Port average temperature

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 BRSNT01 - TRANSFER TO GUARUJÁ Duration: 4 hours - 2013/2014
Long route by bus  Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Possibility of swimming  Depart from the port of Santos , today the largest port in the Latin America towards the seaside city of Guarujá, known as “Pérola do Atlântico” (Pearl of the Atlantic), due to its beautiful beaches. Free time at the famous Pitangueiras Beach for approximately 1 ½ hours where you can choose between enjoy the beach, visit the La Plage Shopping Center for some shopping located at the Pitangueiras Beach or visit the Acqua Mundo Aquarium at the Enseada Beach, among many of the options available. Note: The entrance ticket to the aquarium is not included in the value of the excursion. The length of the free time will depend on the traffic conditions. This excursion will not be cancelled due to weather conditions (rain). This excursion is only available for guests in transit in the port of Santos. Excursion not available for pre-booking. Please check availability once onboard the ship.

Price per person $36.00 Adults $25.00 Children

   


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 BRSNT04 - DISCOVER SANTOS WITH STREET FERRY CAR AND LUNCH end at the airport Duration: 8 hours - 2013/2014
Long route by bus  Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Shooting videos and/or taking pictures is not allowed or subject to fee  Lunch or dinner included  Drink included  New  A panoramic tour of the history of Santos through a real time machine. You will delve into the past on a tour full of history and beauty in a legitimate street ferry car, which is one of the main symbols of the city. After the panoramic tour in the streetcar, you will stop in Bolsa do Café, Santos Football Museum, in Vila Belmiro, where you will have free time to visit, shopping or just walk. The tour will also pass by the beaches of São Vicente and Santos, including the largest garden of beach in the world, with 7 km long. The lunch will be served in a typical restaurant, including a non-alcoholic drink and a dessert. Note: All calls during bank holidays, the visit to Bolsa de Café will be replaced by the visit to the Aquarium. Bolsa do Café and Valongo Church only allows photos without flash. The order of visit during the excursion may vary to avoid congestion with other groups. This tour ends in São Paulo International Airport and is only available to guests with flights arriving after 20:00 hours. This tour is foreseen for disembarking guests from Grand Voyages from Europe: MSC Orchestra, MSC Preziosa and MSC Magnifica. Available only for guests with flights after 8:00pm. This excursion ends at the Sao Paulo international airport. This excursion is available for pre-booking. Luggage: The maximum limit of luggage is 90kg per person (up to 3 bags).

Price per person $145.00 Adults $102.00 Children

   


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 BRSNT06 - SÃO PAULO TOUR end at the airport With lunch Duration: 6 ½ hours - 2013/2014
Long route by bus  Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Lunch or dinner included  We will leave the port and drive up the mountain to reach the city of São Paulo. The city is located on a plateau and the alpine-like winding road offers some stunning scenery. After reaching the plateau, we will drive through a major industrial area before seeing some of the city's highlights. A stop will be made at the Ipiranga Monument erected in commemoration of Brazil's independence. Enjoy a sightseeing drive through the downtown area for panoramic views and historic sites including the Municipal Theatre (outside), the Metropolitan Cathedral (outside) and the “Patio do Colegio” (outside) where the Jesuits founded the city in 1554. Then enjoy lunch in a typical “Churrascaria” called “Esteio Grill” before continuing the sightseeing tour into the Ibirapuera Park. The excursion will end at São Paulo international airport. Remarks: The drive to São Paulo can last up to two hours depending on traffic. The luggage will be taking on the same tour bus. The order of the tour may vary. This tour is foreseen for disembarking guests from Grand Voyages from Europe: MSC Orchestra, MSC Preziosa and MSC Magnifica. Available only for guests with flights after 8:00pm. This excursion ends at the Sao Paulo international airport. This excursion is available for pre-booking. Luggage: The maximum limit of luggage is 90kg per person (up to 3 bags).

Price per person $145.00 Adults $102.00 Children

   


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 BRSNT07 - DISCOVER SANTOS & STREET FERRY CAR Duration: 4 hours - 2013/2014
Long route by bus  Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Shooting videos and/or taking pictures is not allowed or subject to fee  Best seller  New  A panoramic tour of the history of Santos through a real time machine. You will delve into the past on a tour full of history and beauty in a legitimate street ferry car, which is one of the main symbols of our city. After the panoramic tour in the streetcar, you will stop in Bolsa do Café, Santos Football Museum, in Vila Belmiro, where you will have free time to visit, shopping or just walk. The tour will also pass by the beaches of São Vicente and Santos, including the largest garden of beach in the world, with 7 km long. Note: All calls during bank holidays, the visit to Bolsa de Café will be replaced by the visit to the Aquarium. The sights do not open on Mondays. Bolsa do Café only allows photos without flash. The entries in tourist destinations are not included in the value of the tour and free time will be given. Guests wishing to visit are advised to carry Brazilian currency. This excursion is only available for guests in transit in the port of Santos.

Price per person $39.00 Adults $27.00 Children

   


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 BRSNT11 - Van with driver only 14 seats Duration: 4 hours - 2013/2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Limited seat  No guide available  Disembark in the port and have a vehicle with a professional driver waiting for you, your family and friends. Create your own tour and enjoy your day with a vehicle at your disposal. Note: Vehicle, driver and gasoline included up to 150kms, it does not include tickets to any touristy attraction or lunch. The advertised price for this service is per vehicle, not per passenger. This service is available with or without a tour guide, depending on availability. The driver speaks only Portuguese and the tour guide (if requested) speaks English or Portuguese. The service without tour guide is not available for Grand Voyages. The departure of service can be requested for any time during the time call. This service is available for guests in transit in the port of Santos. Service not available to finish at São Paulo airport. Service not available to Guarujá. This service is available for pre-booking.

Price per person $380.00 Adults  Not AvailableChildren

   


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Shore Excursions programs and Itineraries may vary depending on local conditions and/or any unforeseen events in relation to the timing on the day of the tour. Some excursions are very popular and therefore availability cannot always be guaranteed, It is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment.