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Petropolis Tour
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41 reviews | 298 travellers
Very good excursion. Rome (the guide) the best!
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Take a trip to Petropolis, the imperial Brazilian city located in the beautiful forests of the Fluminense Mountain Region of Rio. You will witness its majestic palaces and learn about the fascinating history of Pedro II, one of the country’s most important emperors. Are you ready to go?

Petropolis Tour

Early in the morning, we will collect you from your hotel in Rio to start our trip to Brazil’s royal past. After a bus journey of approximately an hour and a half, we will arrive in Petropolis, located some 40 miles outside the metropolis.

Once there, we will take a guided tour to discover the most iconic monuments of the Imperial city, which was the summer residence of the Brazilian royal family during the 19th Century and was constructed under the order of Pedro II in homage his father Pedro I.

We will also enter the Imperial Museum (entrance included) to admire the relics which is preserves, taking us closer to the charismatic figure of Pedro II, who made this marvellous building his summer residence. Today, it is the most visited museum in Brazil.

We will also encounter other beautiful sites, such as the Palace of Crystal, a majestic glass structure with an iron frame and in which the city’s last slaves were liberated in 1888. You will also see the Cathedral of Saint Peter, the house of the famous inventor Alberto Santos-Dumont, and Quitandinha palace, the biggest in Brazil and one of the biggest in Latin America. You will love it!

After having delved into the history of Brazil, you will have your own free time to eat and explore the majestic buildings before we return to Rio de Janeiro between 6 and 8 pm.

Tour with food

When making the reservation, you can choose the option of food with the tour. At the end of the tour of Petropolis, we will offer a free buffet lunch so that you can regain your strength.

Tour with food and beer tasting

You also have the option of reserving the tour with food and a tasting in the Cervejaria Bohemia brewery, which was founded in 1853 by the German Henrique Kremer. There you will learn how the first Pilsner lager in Brazil was made.

Hotel pick up

This activity only includes hotel collection in some parts of Rio de Janeiro: city centre, Flamengo, Botafogo, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana. If your accommodation is not located within these areas, please tell us when making your reservation, so that an alternative meeting point can be arranged.

Important information

In the case that the itinerary is affected during Carnaval celebrations, the local tour provider will contact you to inform you of any possible changes.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:

  • A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
  • The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
  • Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
  • All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
  • Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
  • The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
  • The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
  • Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
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Price

Adults Children from 4 to 11 years old Children under 4 years old
Tour
US$ 42.60 US$ 33.20
US$ 21.30 US$ 16.60
Free
Tour + Food
US$ 53.50 US$ 41.80
US$ 26.70 US$ 20.90
Free
Tour + Food + Beer tasting
US$ 64.50 US$ 50.40
US$ 32.20 US$ 25.20
Free

Tour

  • Adults

    US$ 42.60 US$ 33.20
  • Children from 4 to 11 years old

    US$ 21.30 US$ 16.60
  • Children under 4 years old

    Free

Tour + Food

  • Adults

    US$ 53.50 US$ 41.80
  • Children from 4 to 11 years old

    US$ 26.70 US$ 20.90
  • Children under 4 years old

    Free

Tour + Food + Beer tasting

  • Adults

    US$ 64.50 US$ 50.40
  • Children from 4 to 11 years old

    US$ 32.20 US$ 25.20
  • Children under 4 years old

    Free

More Information

Duration

10 - 12 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

English speaking guide.

Entry into the Imperial Museum.

Food and drink (optional).

Beer tasting (optional).

22% discount on the official ticket price.

When to book?

Bookings are permitted up until 18 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability.

Digital voucher

Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.

Accessibility

Yes, imperative to point out when the booking is made.

Pet-friendly?

No.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - Will we have time to book another trip on the same day?

    A - We recommend that you don't book anything else for the same day due to possible delays caused by traffic.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

from US$ 42.60
US$ 33.20
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.