Dive into some of the richest culture in Brazil, as you visit the southern tip of the country, and explore the diverse Rio Grande do Sul region. The mighty freshwater lagoon of Lagoa dos Patos - which is Latin America's second largest - dominates the state, and a visit here gives you the chance to fill up your glasses with the rich flavours of the Vale dos Vinhedos wine region, which sits to the north. View more
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Start your journey with a short drive from the port to the city by coach. This city tour gives you the opportunity to walk around the main historic sights of Rio Grande such as the Alfandega Building, Francesco Xavier Square, Public Market and the Fish Market.
The Alfandega Building has great cultural and historical importance, for its dimensions and neoclassical style. The building was restored in the decades of 1970 and 1980. It is classified as National Historical Patrimony. Located inside are the Federal Customs and the City Museum of Rio Grande.
Observe the Public Library, Military Headquarters, Sacred Art Museum, São Pedro Cathedral - the oldest in the state built in 1755, Tamandaré Square with some monuments, and the City Hall, which nowadays preserves the details of the neoclassical style.
Continue your tour with a visit to the Oceanographic Museum and the Recovery Centre for the Marine Life, where you can observe some penguins and sea lions.
Oceanographic Museum and the Recovery Centre for the Marine Life
Founded on September 8, 1953, the Oceanographic Museum is part of the University of Rio Grande - FURG, and is the most important collection in Latin America concerning the oceans and its biodiversity.
The Museum has permanent and temporary exhibitions about the life and the dynamics of the oceans. Amongst the collections of sea animals, it houses a remarkable series of skeletons. Several shells of sea mollusks that are part of the collection of mollusks of the Museum (now with 33 thousand lots) are shown. This collection is considered the most important in South America, and the director-founder of the museum, Professor Eliézer de Carvalho Rios, organises it. The exhibition also has eight saltwater aquariums of 104 gallons (400 litres), where tropical fish from Brazil and other parts of the world are shown.
Afterwards, re-join the coach and return back to the ship.
Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking, not suitable for guests with limited mobility. We recommend wearing comfortable clothing, walking shoes and bringing sun protection.