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Excursion 2: Recife, Olinda and Brennand Estate
Tour Code: REC-002
Tour Length: Full-Day (Approximately 8 hours)

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Enjoy a leisurely tour of downtown Recife and the neighboring colonial town of Olinda, before visiting the unusual estate of the area's most famous artist.

Departing from the pier, your tour begins with a drive along the coast to Olinda, a hillside town founded by the Portuguese in 1530. In the historic area, which has been deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the streets are so narrow and winding that you must board a mini-van to reach the main square, Alto da Sé. After a visit to Sé Cathedral, you will have some time to explore on your own while enjoying the panoramic views.

Leaving Olinda, you will return to Recife via gorgeous Boa Viagem beach where you will stop at the Golden Chapel. Its intricate Baroque design, much of it covered in gold leaf, distinguishes the chapel as one of the most beautiful in all of Brazil. From here, you will make your way to a local restaurant where you will be treated to a buffet luncheon of traditional Brazilian dishes.

Following lunch, you will travel to the estate of Francisco Brennand, Recife's most renowned artist. The unusual house, where Brennand was born in 1927, was pre-fabricated in England and then imported to this thickly forested setting. Here, you will browse Brennand's ceramic workshop and exhibition hall containing more than 2,000 sculptures, wall tiles, and drawings. Several of Brennand's statues are displayed in the gardens. At the conclusion of your time here, you will re-board your coach and transfer back to the pier.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 1 hour of moderate walking and includes cobblestone and uneven surfaces. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and not recommended for those with mobility concerns. Light-weight, casual clothing; sun cap; sunglasses and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested.

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