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SEGWAY CURITIBA: Experience Curitiba in an innovative and fun way!

By Guilherme Mendes Thomaz@guimendesthomaz

SEGWAY TOURS CURITIBA? WHAT?

You might have seen a Segway but just don’t know the name of that interesting two-wheeled vehicle that you saw…

Segway is an innovative self-balancing personal and electrical transportation device, perfect to be used on pedestrian sidewalks and pathways. It was created in 2001 in the United States and it is the first self-balancing  and zero emissions personal transportation vehicle. Yes, it doesn’t have any accelerator or brakes! The acceleration responds to the conductor’s movements and inclinations, simply leaning forward or backwards, very easy and safe to use/ride. Segway can reach speeds of 20 km/h (12 mph) and can only be used by people older than 12 years old that weights between 45 kg (100 lbs) and 118 kg (260 lbs).

Segway Tours Curitiba

Segway Tours Curitiba

Segways are ecologically correct, does not pollute the air and it is not noisy! The two-wheeled has been transforming the way people get around and stroll around the cities…

The tourism industry have discovered its potential and Segway Tours have been launched in several main travel destinations around the World. They are very exciting, fun, safe and give you the opportunity to experience the destination in a  new way!

Considering this, Special Paraná (whl.travel‘s local connection in Curitiba and Paraná Coast)launched few weeks ago SEGWAY TOURS CURITIBA, the first Segway Tour in Brazil with daily departures!

It is very very easy to ride a Segway! Even though, the tour guides will give you a short training and orientation session before the tour for about 20 minutes, so you can try and practice until you feel yourself confident and ready to glide through Curitiba riding your Segway. It is so easy that I guarantee that you will be ready within 5 minutes!!!

After that, the guide  will lead you on the tours where you will get to see Curitiba in a different perspective! The groups are small (5 people) and fun is guaranteed either on sunny or rainy days, during the day or at night!

Segway Tours Curitiba

The acceleration responds to the conductor’s movements and inclinations, simply leaning forward or backwards, very easy and safe to use

Special Paraná offers 4 Segway tour options ! Check them out:

CENTRAL BASIC ROUTE

This is the main and most popular tour. Taking the Central Basic Segway Tour you get to see several interesting places in downtown and main tourist attractions of the historical center of Curitiba like: Tiradentes Square, Cathedral, Saint Francis Ruins, Belvedere, Largo da Ordem (Old Town), Paço da Liberdade (former city hall), Generoso Marques Square, Palácio Avenida, Rua das Flores (pedestrian street), Boca Maldita, Rui Barbosa Square, Zacarias Square and Osório Square.

Price per Person:  R$ 80 (Monday to Friday) and R$ 100 (Saturday, Sunday and Holidays)

Duration:  1 hour 30 minutes (approximately)

Departures:  9h; 11h; 14h; 16h30 and 18h30

For bookings and further details, click here.

OSCAR NIEMEYER MUSEUM AND POPE’S WOODS ROUTE

This is an excellent tour option for you that want to enjoy and ride Segway for more time and also get to see other famous tourist places in Curitiba, the wonderful Oscar Niemeyer Museum and the relaxing Pope Woods. In this route, you will ride your Segway on bicycle paths most of the time and see the following points of interest: Tiradentes Square, Cathedral, Osório Square, Rui Barbosa Square, Rua das Flores (pedestrian street), Santos Andrade Square, Federal University of Paraná, Guaíra Theatre, Passeio Público, cycle path, Pope Woods and Oscar Niemeyer Museum.

Price per Person:  R$ 120 (Monday to Friday) and R$ 150 (Saturday, Sunday and Holidays)

Duration:  2 hours 30 minutes (approximately)

Departures:  Advanced bookings indeed.

For bookings and further details, click here.

HISTORICAL DOWNTOWN ROUTE

In this tour you will pass by most tourist attractions in Curitiba downtown and historical centre, like: Tiradentes Square, Cathedral, Saint Francis Ruins, Belvedere, Largo da Ordem (Old Town), Paço da Liberdade (former city hall), Generoso Marques Square, Palácio Avenida, Rua das Flores (pedestrian street), Boca Maldita, Rui Barbosa Square, Zacarias Square, Osório Square, Santos Andrade Square, Federal University of Paraná, Guaíra Theatre, Passeio Público, Praça 19 de Dezembro Square, Riachuelo Street and Solar do Barão.

Price per Person:  R$ 120 (Monday to Friday) and R$ 150 (Saturday, Sunday and Holidays)

Duration:  2 hours 30 minutes (approximately)

Departures:  Advanced bookings indeed.

For bookings and further details, click here.

DOWNTOWN AND RAILROAD MUSEUM ROUTE

This is an alternative route for when it is not possible to pass by the historical centre of Curitiba in reason of  the events and cultural celebrations that  take place in the local. The attractions visited in this tour are: Passeio Público, Rua Riachuelo, Santos Andrade Square, Guaíra Theatre, Federal University of Paraná, Rua Barão do Rio Branco, Eufrásio Corrêa Square, Train and Railway Museum, Carlos Gomes Square, Rua das Flores (pedestrian street), Osório Square, Rui Barbosa Square, Tiradentes Square, Generoso Marques Square and Paço da Liberdade (former city hall).

Price per Person:  R$ 120 (Monday to Friday) and R$ 150 (Saturday, Sunday and Holidays)

Duration:  2 hours 30 minutes (approximately)

Departures:  Advanced bookings indeed.

For bookings and further details, click here

Tours departure from Crowne Plaza Curitiba Hotel. The hotel is located on Rua Presidente Carlos Cavalcanti, 600 –  downtown, really close to Passeio Público and Largo da Ordem, the historical center.

Come to experience this new tour that Special Paraná exclusively brought to Brazil! Book your Segway Tour Curitiba now and get to know and experience Curitiba in a different way!

You can also contact Special Paraná at +55 (41) 3232-1314 or  www.segwaycuritiba.com.br/en

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Curitiba Launches Six New Tours!

By Guilherme Mendes Thomaz@guimendesthomaz

Curitiba has definitively confirmed itself as a important tourist region and city, with options for everyone. The Núcleo de Turismo Receptivo (Receptive Tourism Nucleus) of the city, organized by the Sebrae/PR in partnership with the Tourism Institute of Curitiba, launched six new specific tours in the capital of Paraná state, Brazil.

In agreement with the Sebrae/PR consultant and manager of the tourism project, Patricia Albanez, everyone that is direct and indirectly involved with the tourism in Curitiba need to know about these new products. “They are differentiated and attractive scripts, that privilege tourism attractions that are barely awarded in the traditional tourist packages of Curitiba. Moreover, these new tours are relatively fast and can be added in the routine of people who come to Curitiba for business, work, events or leisure.”

Innovative Tourism

Patrician Albanez affirms that the reason of creating and divulging these innovative tours in Curitiba aim to provides the tourist the “experience economy”, where tourists can get the chance to live the city deeply and see it in different forms. The capital of Paraná also becomes a highlight touristic city in southern Brazil.

“The Núcleo de Turismo Receptivo’s project exists since last year and its main objective is to organize and foment the receptive travel agencies of the city, assisting them on businesses diversification and qualification. The Nucleo is composed by 9 specialized companies that are innovating the tourism activity in the city, demonstrating a great associativism “, evaluate the consultant.

THE NEW TOURS IN CURITIBA:

“Caminhando por Curitiba – Curitiba Walking Tour” Special Paraná Turismo & Eventos
This tour is basically a fun and exciting stroll around Curitiba downtown to learn the history and culture of Curitiba. In a approximately 5 kilometers walk will take the tourist to streets and tourist attractions, accompanied by anecdotes and curiosities of the last 350 years of the city. You will also get to see many awesome images of the old Curitiba and see what the city looked like hundreds of years ago.

Visited places:
– Tiradentes Square (Cathedral)
– Largo da Ordem (Ordem Church, Rosario Church, Flores Square)
– Belvedere and São Francisco Ruins
– Solar do Barão
– 19 de dezembro Square
– Arab Memorial
– Passeio Público
– Santos Andrade Square (Teatro Guaíra and University)
– Eufrásio Correia Square (old Train Station)
– Barão do Rio Branco Street
– Marechal Deodoro Street
– Zacarias Square
– Boca Maldita and Osório Square
– Pedestrian area
– Paço da Liberdade

Included in the price:
– Local guide (Portuguese, English, German, French and Italian available)
– Bus ticket

Departure time: Monday trough Saturday (9h and 14h) – between 2 and 10 participants.

BOOK “CURITIBA WALKING TOUR” ONLINE NOW!

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“De Bar em Bar – From Bar to Bar” – MMS Turismo
This tour is perfect and made specially for visitors that loves to make new friendships and wants to know and experience the best bars of Curitiba. In this tour you will go to three or four bars in the same night, guaranteed sit in one of the best tables, beyond an amused and pleasant night. Duration: 4 hours.

Departure time: Monday trough Sunday at 20h.

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Passeio de Compras em Curitiba – Shopping in Curitiba” – ONETUR
This tour will take to go shopping in Curitiba. You will visit malls, shops, outlets and commercial centers of Curitiba, where you can buy many things like clothes of famous national and internationally brands, artisan clothes, mineral rocks, souvenirs, etc.

Duration: 3 – 4 hours
Departure time: Monday trough Friday at 14h.

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Caminhos da Arte Paranaense Paranaense Art Road” – Sermann Turismo
In this tour you will walk around 5 kilometers in approximately 4 hours stroll by the heart of the city to see art works of the city made by the most famous artists Paraná state like Poty Lazzarotto, João Turin, Oscar Niemeyer, etc. This tour will show you the essence of the local art, well known for its multiple languages as painting, sculpture, mosaic, architecture and design.

Departure time: Tuesday trough Saturday at 9h.

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“Curitiba Multicultural” – BWT
Curitiba is fruit of the immigrants’ efforts that, in the XIX century, had chosen the city as its safe port. In a 3 hours stroll you will get to see multiple ethnic marks and the most cultural beauties of the city like the Arab Memorial, Muslim Mosque, Japanese Memorial, Pope Woods, German Woods, the famous Italian neighborhood Santa Felicidade and Tingui Park.

Departure time: Daily (9h and 14h) – minimum of two participants.

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“Esporte Tur em Curitiba – Sport Tur in Curitiba” – Kallisté Turismo
This tour is a great option for visitors who appreciates sports.  Trough a guided visit, this tour will take you at soccer stadiums, the Autódromo Internacional de Curitiba and skate parks of Curitiba.

Duration: 3h30 (approximately)
Departure time: Tuesdays and Fridays – minimum of two participants.

Click here to check other tours in Curitiba and surrounding areas!

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