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Florianopolis, Santa Catarina Brazil

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Oktoberfest in Brazil

Florianopolis, Santa CatarinaBrazil

8 Days / 7 Nights
for Member Pricing

Oktoberfest in Brazil

Revel in the culture and heritage of Southern Brazil, as well as one of the largest Oktoberfest celebrations in the world.

About Your Trip

Discover the wonderful sights, engaging people and wildly eclectic culture of Brazil on this adults only DreamTrip to Florianópolis in the southern state of Santa Catarina. Stroll the city during a cultural walk to see popular sites including the Hercílio Bridge, Largo da Alfândega Square, Metropolitan Cathedral, XV de Novembro Square, Cruz e Souza Palace and the Municipal Public Market. Rev an ATV engine as you traverse the dunes between the beaches of Santinho and Ingleses, stopping at a fishing village along the way.

Enjoy a boat ride at Costa da Lagoa, relax and see the waterfall, then enjoy a boat ride across Lagoa da Conceição to visit the fishing village of Barra da Lagoa and enjoy some stand-up paddleboarding. Then head to Blumenau (Oktoberfest City), one of the country’s largest German settlements, to celebrate Oktoberfest and enjoy an artisanal beer tour. Move on to Santo Antônio de Lisbôa Beach to view the historic Azorean architecture facing the North Bay.

What we love:
• The New York Times and Newsweek named Florianópolis the “party destination of the year” in 2009 and “one of the 10 most dynamic cities in the world” in 2006, respectively.
• Aside from being known as “Brazil’s Oyster Capital,” Florianópolis also boasts the designation of UNESCO City of Gastronomy.
• The exciting Oktoberfest celebration in Blumenau is considered the biggest German festival in all of the Americas.

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This trip will close by August 19.

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What's Included

• 8 days and 7 nights in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil.
• Welcome dinner.
• Cultural walking tour of downtown Florianópolis.
• ATV ride in Santinho's Beach, Ingleses and fishermen town excursion; includes transportation.
• Artisanal beer tour; includes transportation.
• Oktoberfest; includes transportation.
• City by Night excursion; includes dinner.
• Costa da Lagoa excursion; includes transportation.
• Stand-up paddle boarding activity; includes transportation.
• Farewell dinner.
• Bilingual guide on all tours.
• 7 breakfasts, 5 lunch and 3 dinners.
• Airport transfers.
• An In-destination Support team member will be provided on this trip. Their goal is to ensure you have a great DreamTrips™ experience from landing to liftoff. They host a welcome reception on arrival day, attend scheduled activities throughout the trip, notify the group of itinerary updates and more.

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Destination

Florianópolis is the capital of Santa Catarina, a southern Brazilian state. Part of the city remains on Brazil's mainland, while the rest is an island located in the Atlantic Ocean. The island is home to 42 beaches and Lagoa da Conceição, its most popular tourist attraction. Visitors are treated to colonial architecture, coastal forests and locally sourced seafood.

Common activities in Florianópolis include water sports, museums of archaeology and history, wildlife watching in forested parks, boat tours, hiking and spending time on any one of the area’s beautiful beaches. Historic sites are also popular attractions, many of which are fortresses and military relics from the first Portuguese settlement of the island.

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Platinum Inclusions

Platinum Members will be treated to a custom basket with chocolates, beers and snacks per room upon check-in Faial Prime Suites. Also, enjoy a buffet dinner per person, featuring a variety of salads and meats, at Faial Prime Suites. Life is great when you’re a Platinum Member!
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Itinerary

Day 1
Transfer from the airport and check into Faial Prime Suites any time after 2 p.m.
2-7:30 p.m.: Welcome table in the hotel lobby.
8:30 p.m.: Welcome dinner at La Cave Bar Restaurant.
Overnight at Faial Prime Suites.

Day 2
8 a.m.: Breakfast at Faial Prime Suites restaurant.
9:30 a.m.: Begin cultural walking tour of downtown Florianópolis; learn about Santa Catarina's history, see its houses, museums and artists and hear its tales.
• Tour stops include Hercílio Luz Bridge's gazebo, Largo da Alfândega, Civic Center, Metropolitan Cathedral, XV de Novembro Square, Cruz e Souza Palace and Municipal Public Market.
• Lunch (at your own expense) at Municipal Public Market. Perhaps try Brazil’s “national cocktail,” the caipirinha.
2 p.m.: ATV ride in Santinho's Beach, Ingleses and fishing town excursion. At Santinho's beach, you’ll get a little training on the ATV and then head out to a 1-kilometer sand trail between Ingleses and Santinho's beaches. The trail has beautiful views and preserved nature, and takes you to a fishing village. We’ll stop for 10 minutes to see some inscriptions and get into the sea. The trail follows to Santinho's Beach. Then we’ll go up to an unforgettable scenic viewpoint. Finally, we’ll take the ATVs and head back to where we started.
7 p.m.: Return to the hotel.
Overnight at Faial Prime Suites.

Day 3
7:30 a.m.: Breakfast at Faial Prime Suites restaurant.
8:30 a.m.: Van transfer to Costa da Lagoa.
• You will board a boat and enjoy the beautiful view of green hills contrasting with the vibrant blue lagoon.
• Because of its limited means of access, Costa da Lagoa is considered one of the last protected Azorean cultural places, with a core of fishermen and lace-makers who still live much as their ancestors did.
10:45 a.m.: Arrival at Costa da Lagoa, with a walk to get familiar with the area, the waterfall and the local community.
Noon: Lunch at your own expense. You might try the fresh island fish at a restaurant near the lagoon.
2 p.m. Boat transport to Lagoa da Conceição.
3 p.m.: Van transfer to Barra da Lagoa, a beautiful neighborhood with a great beach and a channel that connects to the lagoon.
3:40 p.m.: Stand-up paddleboarding activity.
7 p.m.: Dinner at Ponta das Caranhas.
Overnight at Faial Prime Suites.

Day 4

9 a.m.: Breakfast at Faial Prime Suites and check out of hotel.
8:30 a.m.: Van transfer to Blumenau (Oktoberfest City), a trip of about 3 hours.
12:30 p.m.: Special lunch (included) at Moinho do Vale restaurant.
2 p.m.: Transfer to Plaza
6 p.m.: Oktoberfest excursion; includes transportation.
• Transport by car to the Parque Vila Germânica in the Velha neighborhood, the heart of the festival. The park gets its name from the shops whose architecture reflects its German heritage. Come and go as you please and enjoy folk music, gastronomy, shopping, bands and lots of beer!
• Return to the hotel: 2 transport times — 10 p.m. or 2 a.m. If you prefer to return at another time, a special Oktoberfest bus route runs throughout the fest to all the city hotels. You may also take a taxi back to the hotel (at your own expense), and the guide (who will be there till the last DreamTripper goes back to the hotel) can assist with that or any other need.
Overnight at Plaza Blumenau Hotel.

Day 5
9 a.m.: Breakfast at Plaza Blumenau Hotel .
A morning and early afternoon at your leisure. During Oktoberfest, parties are everywhere around the city!
3 p.m.: Artisanal beer tour. Sample internationally award-winning beers produced in Santa Catarina. The internationally award-winning Santa Catarina beers feature a variety of tastes, aromas and textures.
The remainder of the day and evening at your leisure.
Overnight at the Plaza Blumenau Hotel.

Day 6
6-9 a.m.: Breakfast at Plaza Blumenau Hotel .
Free time to explore the area’s unique shops for fabulous souvenirs.
10:30 a.m.: Check out of the hotel.
10:45 a.m.: Transfer back to Florianópolis (about a 3-hour drive) and check in at the Faial Prime Suites after 2 p.m.
Lunch and afternoon at your leisure.
6:30 p.m.: City by Night excursion; includes dinner.
On a night ride around the city, we’ll stop at Santo Antonio De Lisbôa beach, a parish that keeps the Azorean heritage alive in the old houses, the costumes and the lifestyle of the people. We’ll walk around and then enjoy a dinner featuring regional foods in a cozy restaurant (included).

Day 7
9 a.m.: Breakfast at Faial Prime Suites restaurant.
After breakfast, the group will head to the south of Santa Catarina Island.
• Santa Catalina sports impressive green hills, uncrowned beaches and buildings dating to the 17th century.
• Around 80% of the total oysters and mussels produced in Brazil come from Florianópolis.
Noon: Lunch (not included), where we can taste the oysters and pastry.
Overnight at Faial Prime Suites.

Day 8
6-10 a.m.: Breakfast at Faial Prime Suites restaurant.
Noon: Check out of the hotel and transfer to the airport.

Itinerary subject to change.


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Hotel Details

Faial Prime Suites is located in the center of Florianópolis, between Baia Norte and Baia Sul. Guests enjoy the well-appointed rooms, thoughtful amenities and courteous staff, as well as access to a complimentary work station, 24-hour room service and on-site laundry services.

Hotel features:
• 2 restaurants and 1 bar.
• Parking: R$21 (US$6) per day.

Premium Suite accommodations with 1 double or 2 twin beds.
• Maximum occupancy 2 adults.
• 42” LED Cable TV, air conditioning, digital safe and hairdryer.
• Minibar (items within are available for purchase).
• Complimentary Wi-Fi (100 MB).

Check-in: 2 p.m.
Check-out: noon.
Minimum check-in age is 18.

Faial Prime Suites
Rua Felipe Schmidt, 603 - Centro
88010-001-Florianópolis-SC, Brazil

 

The Plaza Blumenau Hotel sits in the center of commercial and financial activities, and is home to the world’s second-largest beer festival. The upscale venue is just an 11-minute walk from the Museu da Cerveja, and is also close to shopping and other attractions.

Hotel features:
• Terrace Restaurant and Terrace Bar.
• 24-hour room service.
• Outdoor pool.
• Fitness center with pool view.
• Laundry service available.
• Parking: R$14 (US$4) per day.

Standard room accommodations with 1 double or 2 twin beds.
• Maximum occupancy 2 adults.
• Cable TV, air conditioning, digital safe, hairdryer and blackout curtains.
• Minibar (items within are available for purchase).
• Complimentary Wi-Fi in room and social areas.

Check-in: 2 p.m.
Check-out: noon.
Minimum check-in age is 18.

Plaza Blumenau Hotel
Rue 7 de Setembro, 818
Centro, Blumenau, Santa Catarina, CEP 89010-200, Brazil

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Additional Information

Pricing may vary depending on the travel date. Click on BOOK IT to see detailed pricing information.

Please remember to book a reservation for everyone you’re bringing along on your DreamTrip before you travel. Otherwise, they’ll be charged the hotel’s prevailing rate, not the trip price.

The average temperate ranges 17-28°C (63-82°F).

Sunscreen protection is recommended.

Hotel gratuities are not included at either hotel.


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Transportation

We’ve got you covered when it comes to transfers between the airport and your hotel. 

Your trip includes 2 airport transfers:*
October 19, timing based on arrival: From Hercílio Luz International Airport (FLN) to the hotel.
October 26, timing based on departure: From the hotel to Hercílio Luz International Airport (FLN).

To get free access to airport transfers, you must submit your flight information here by October 5th. Helpful reminder: Flights are not included in the price.

*These transfers are available only for the airport & dates listed above.



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Policies

Cancellation Policy: Once booked, this trip is non-refundable, non-exchangeable and non-transferable. No cancellation or amendment is allowed.

Name Change Policy: Name changes are not allowed on this trip.

Members can’t combine DreamTrips™ Points. Your membership level determines the maximum amount of DreamTrips Points you can use. If you have more than 50 Rovia Bucks, you can apply them in the checkout process.

Contact Travel Support if you have special requests regarding bedding, meals or medical needs, or any other questions about this trip.

At the time of booking, you will see a page with your order number and trip cost. This is your confirmation. Please retain and bring this information with you on your trip.

Hotel/resort credits and/or discounts cannot be converted to cash, and any not used during your stay will expire immediately upon your departure. Member is responsible for paying any taxes that may be added to items purchased with hotel/resort credit.

In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value.

As always, make sure that your passport/visa is up-to-date before you leave! It’s very important to double check that you have all the necessary identification required for the specific country you’re traveling to. Keep in mind that many countries require passports and/or visas to be valid for a minimum of six months after the end date of the trip.

Please note: Due to contractual supplier policies, we may not be able to confirm requested name or room changes to existing bookings for trips that are scheduled to travel within 30 days of your request.

Members with additional people in room, not booked prior to travel, will be charged the hotel’s prevailing rate, not the trip price.

Pricing shown is for each person, and is based on two adults per room.

Please don’t consider your change requests official until you receive a confirmation email from us.


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