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Maria Fumaca - Giordani Turismo

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Address: Rua Duque de Caxias | Estação Ferroviária, Bento Goncalves, State of Rio Grande do Sul 95700-380, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 54 3455 2788
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Not expensive, if you do not have much time, but want fun. The people are funny and you can enjoy both the trip and the wine (and food).

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 January 2014
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Porto Alegre, RS
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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

The train ride takes about 30 minutes, with one stop at a station that does not support the amount of passenger. There is no beautiful sights during the ride. 5 short shows are presented during the ride and are the only fun you will have

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Porto Alegre, RS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014

Not expensive, if you do not have much time, but want fun. The people are funny and you can enjoy both the trip and the wine (and food).

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013 via mobile

Just my wife and i and we enjoyed. Singing on a historical train ride with a short Italian play story to end.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

This journey on board an ancient steam engine is worth taking if you have kids. The steam engine (maria funaça) takes tourists throughout the valleys of Bento Gonçalves and Garibaldi, two towns in the southern Brazilian mountains. Avoid going on Sundays or during bank holidays, for it gets way too crowded.

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Novo Hamburgo, RS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2012

Amazing trip where you can sightsee the route of grapes, wine and champagne. Totally recommended for a group tour or in couples!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2011

If you're looking for a cultural program. I suggest a tour of locomotive. Besides the nice view, it shows Italian dances and of course, a lot of wine during of the trip. Take the opportunity to buy wines. They are cheap and excellent. I was in a restaurant called "al Primo Canto. " It is an extraordinary traditional Italian meal,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2011

My wife, her cousin, and I took the Maria Fumaça steam locomotive from Bento Gonçalves to Carlos Barbosa last week. Not cheap, but a good morning activity to do to give yourself a break from wine tasting. The train ride features some song and dance routines performed by local talent, some acts more talented than others. It's fun. Reserve ahead... More 

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