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Crystal Palace (Palácio de Cristal) Tours and Activities

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The city of Petrópolis (also known as the Imperial City) was founded upon royal opulence and wealth, and this is reflected in the lavish design of the city’s Crystal Palace (Palacio de Cristal). The ornate iron-and-glass structure was originally used as a hothouse for growing orchids and is now a venue for various cultural events.

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Petrópolis Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro including Imperial Museum and Crystal Palace

Petrópolis Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro including Imperial Museum and Crystal Palace

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Explore the mountain retreat of Petrópolis on this full-day guided tour. Once a summer holiday destination for the royalty of Brazil, Petrópolis features landmarks like the Crystal Palace, the Imperial Museum and the burial place of Dom Pedro II. Purchase a tour upgrade for a stop at Cervejaria Bohemia, where you'll taste one of Brazil's favorite lagers and learn about the history and science behind this brewery through a tour and interactive exhibits. Round-trip transportation from most Rio hotels is included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.27
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Historic Petrópolis From Rio: The Imperial City –Palaces, Architecture & Culture

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Historic Petrópolis From Rio: The Imperial City –Palaces, Architecture & Culture

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Uncover the early stories that marked the imperial past history of Brazil and shaped its future visiting the charming historic city of Petrópolis. Petrópolis is known as the imperial city, where Brazilian heritage is proudly preserved in the historical palaces, architecture, culture, food and historical displays. It was founded in 1843 by the Emperor Dom Pedro II. It preserves historical past and the most modern touristic infrastructure, the city today receives visitors that crowd the quaint streets, museums, gardens, shops, restaurants, and exhibits. Accompanied by a guide, learn about the curious history of the Brazilian royal family that ruled Brazil for 67 years, and why Brazil practically the entire 19th century was the only monarchy in a Latin America. With a rich ethnic mix assimilated to its culture, Petrópolis also stands out with a unique gastronomy that combines flavors and recipes for all tastes. From funky bars to fine restaurants, and yet many breweries.
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  • 10 hours
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$189.00
$210.00
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$210.00
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Discover Petropolis and its Hidden Gems with our Private Tour

Discover Petropolis and its Hidden Gems with our Private Tour

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Get to know Petrópolis, the Imperial City of the State of Rio de Janeiro, during this private tour from Rio. Following hotel pickup, travel in a private vehicle through Serra dos Órgãos National Park, stopping for great photo ops along the way. Tour the Quitandinha Palace and the Imperial Museum to get a sense of the region's history. Stop for a traditional Brazilian lunch, then take a walking tour of the historic streets lined with examples of architecture from different eras. End your day with a visit to the local brewery. Enjoy personal attention and a flexible itinerary tailored to your interests on this private tour.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.67
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$112.67
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Day Trip to Petrópolis from Rio de Janeiro

Day Trip to Petrópolis from Rio de Janeiro

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Travel by coach from Rio de Janeiro to the historical city of Petrópolis on this day trip, with guided tours of several must-see attractions. See the summer residence of Dom Pedro II and learn more about Brazil’s 19th-century royal rule at the Imperial Museum. View the Gothic-style interior of St Peter of Alcantara Cathedral, tour the Crystal Palace and Santos Dumont Museum, shop on renowned Tereza Street and taste chocolate at the Patrone chocolate factory.
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  • 7 hours
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$41.31
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Petropolis Bohemia: Historic tour and visit to the Bohemian Brewery

Petropolis Bohemia: Historic tour and visit to the Bohemian Brewery

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Our tour of Petropolis Bohemia is for those who enjoy a good beer. After visiting the main sights of the city of Petrópolis, we will go to the circuit of the Bohemia brewery that counts on the tasting of the 3 main beers of the brand. The city of Petropolis, also known as the "Imperial City" for having been the refuge of the imperial family during the summer, houses a beautiful architectural complex with buildings such as Petrópolis Cathedral, one of the only neo-Gothic churches in Brazil. Imperial Museum, where it was the residence of the imperial family and that counts on a great collection of pieces of the time and the Palace Quitandinha, that was the biggest hotel casino of Latin America, in the decade of 40. Who enters the Bohemia Brewery, immediately falls in love with the beer universe. The visit offers the most complete brewing experience in Latin America.
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  • 9 hours
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$37.37
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Private Petropolis Day Tour from Rio de Janeiro

Private Petropolis Day Tour from Rio de Janeiro

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Petrópolis, a European-like mountain retreat where Dom Pedro II once moved his imperial court during the summer months, sits just north of Rio de Janeiro. Follow in the footsteps of Brazilian royalty during this tour, and visit the Crystal Palace, St. Peter of Alcantara Cathedral, and the Imperial Museum with your own private guide and driver. This leaves you free time to visit Rua Teresa shopping street or other attractions of your choosing.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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$205.41
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$205.41
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Petropolis The Imperial City with Beer tour and Lunch

Petropolis The Imperial City with Beer tour and Lunch

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Petrópolis a city in Rio de Janeiro State also known such as Imperial City. It was the first planned city construction of Brazil and modern world in 19th century. The Imperator Dom Pedro II, in 1843 made the region as his summer staying, ten years later in 1853 the first brewery of Brazil was founded in Petrópolis, but in 1898 was renamed Bohemia.
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  • 10 hours
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$60.09
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Historical Half-Day Tour to Petrópolis

Historical Half-Day Tour to Petrópolis

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For those who love history and architecture. Petrópolis' favorite destination when winter comes, Petrópolis combines the charm of buildings from the imperial period with the cold of the mountains and the quality of the infrastructure. The city of Petrópolis, also known as the "Imperial City" because it was the refuge of the Portuguese imperial family during the summer, is a historic city that holds a beautiful architectural ensemble with buildings such as the Cathedral of Petrópolis, the Imperial Museum, where it was the residence of the imperial family and the Quitandinha Palace, which was the largest casino hotel in Latin America in the 1940s. You will also have the chance to visit the home of Santos Dumont, who was an aviation pioneer. After visiting the most important points in Petrópolis, we will pause at Rua Teresa for shopping.
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  • 9 hours
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Beautiful Imperial Petropolis City Tour Optional Lunch & Bohemia Brewery

Beautiful Imperial Petropolis City Tour Optional Lunch & Bohemia Brewery

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Venture away from the busy city of Rio and take a tour of Petropolis and the Bohemia Brewery on a small-group tour. Visit key landmarks such as the Imperial Palace, St. Peter’s Cathedral, the house of Santos Dumont, Quitandinha Palace, and much more. After a delicious Brazilian lunch, head to the Bohemia Brewery to learn about beermaking and sample the famous Brazilian beer.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.00
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Petrópolis Historical Tour - Bohemia Brewery, Museum and Lunch!

Petrópolis Historical Tour - Bohemia Brewery, Museum and Lunch!

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This tour is for you who enjoy mountain regions with always cool climate and surrounded by green hills with unique silhouettes. The city of Petrópolis is located on the top of Serra da Estrela in the state of Rio de Janeiro, at 845 meters of altitude, it mixes and combines the past and present with the charm of buildings from the imperial period and the exuberant nature of Serra dos Órgãos. Turistando RJ takes you to discover several landmarks of the Imperial City starting with its own route passing by the ascent in the Serra de Petrópolis with a privileged view from above. Upon arrival in the city, we will visit the Casa do Alemão, Quitandinha Palace, Imperial Palace, Cathedral of São Pedro de Alcântara, Crystal Palace, Chocolate House Katz, Santos Dumont House, Bohemia Brewery (with free tasting) and Soberano Restaurant.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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$59.15
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Petrópolis Tour with Lunch

Petrópolis Tour with Lunch

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In a jeep without a roof, discover the Imperial City, one of the most important cities in the history of Brazil. Explore the Imperial Museum, which for a long time was the summer home of the Royal Family. Visit "Encantada", home of the Father of Aviation, inventor Santos Dumont. Behold the imposing Cathedral of São Pedro de Alcântara. Discover the Quitandinha Palace, Crystal Palace and a delicious Chocolate Factory, on a day trip with lunch included, in this city rich in architecture, history and culture.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.19
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Guided Tour to the Imperial City of Petrópolis with Lunch

Guided Tour to the Imperial City of Petrópolis with Lunch

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The visit to the city of Petrópolis is a dive into our history. Known as the summer city of the royal family, Petrópolis houses a cultural collection of extreme importance for our country. The Imperial Museum is the most important point of visit, where you will be able to see up close all the furniture, works of art, clothes, jewelry and accessories used by the royal family. The city is quite charming and its cold climate attracts tourists from all over the world.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.85
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Private Petropolis Tour from Rio de Janeiro

Private Petropolis Tour from Rio de Janeiro

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Off Rio de Janeiro - Petropolis Private Tour Imperial summer city of royal family driving up the mountains An option if you have extra time in Rio, Petropolis will surprise you. 70km away from Rio, Petropolis has a totally different atmosphere and architecture from Rio. Feel in Europe! Petropolis was founded by D. Peter the II to build the summer imperial palace for the portguese royal family. Feel in Europe! - Pick-up at your place (in the south or central zone). - Quitandinha Palace (outside garden area): was once the biggest palace of south america. - Imperial Museum: used to be the summer house of the imperial family. - St. Peter of Alcantara Cathedral: exotic church with neo-gothic architecture. - Stop for lunch in a portuguese restaurant. - Crystal Palace: built to be Princess Isabel's botanical garden, today hosts exhibitions and events. - Santos Dumont house: house where santos dumont lived years before he died, - Drop-off at your place (in the south or central zone).
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$131.96
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Private Tour: Petropolis - The Hidden Gem of Rio de Janeiro

Private Tour: Petropolis - The Hidden Gem of Rio de Janeiro

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Visit Brazil's Imperial City on this private, full-day tour to Petropolis, leaving from Rio de Janeiro. History is everywhere in this tropical mountain town — with palaces and churches dating back to Portuguese colonial times. Tour the city's most famous places, including the Quitandinha Palace, the Imperial Museum, Crystal Palace, the curious House of 7 Errors and more. Wander the charming old streets, dotted with old-fashioned European-style houses. Top the day off with a visit the first brewery in Brazil, founded by German immigrants. See things at your own pace with your private guide. Roundtrip transportation is included.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$103.28
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Unforgettable Petrópolis imperial city historical day trip

Unforgettable Petrópolis imperial city historical day trip

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Step back into Brazil’s colonial past with this day trip from Rio de Janeiro to the imperial city of Petrópolis. Transport is organized in advance to get you from Rio to the former summer retreat of Brazil’s last monarch, the 19th Century Emperor Dom Pedro II – no need to hire a rental car and try your luck on unfamiliar roads. Once there, explore highlights like the casino of Quitandinha Hotel, the striking Crystal Palace greenhouse and the Imperial Palace Museum.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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$290.00
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Petrópolis City Tour with lunch

Petrópolis City Tour with lunch

In this tour you will get to know Petrópolis. A charming city that tells the history of Brazil in the Imperial era in an exuberant way. During the tour it will be possible to visit the Imperial Museum, visit the Crystal Palace and even the Quintandinha Palace. When you are in shape, everyone will have lunch at one of the best located restaurants in the city, next to the Imperial Museum.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Imperial Petropolis from Rio de Janeiro!

Imperial Petropolis from Rio de Janeiro!

Tour where it combines history and architecture, a walk through the imperial city where we will know the history since the arrival of the kings of Portugal, many constructions of the time that are still intact and to finish the tour an internal walk through one of the breweries most famous in Brazil
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  • 9 hours
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$75.68
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Petropolis City Tour

Petropolis City Tour

The Imperial city of Petropolis is located in Mountainous Region of Rio de Janeiro (68 km / 42 miles - around 1 hour drive). Frequented since the 19th century by the emperor Dom Pedro I, and the Royal family. Since then, during the summer, the city became the capital of the Empire of Brazil, with the change of the entire court. Quiet and charming streets make the tour very pleasant! The mild climate, historic buildings and preserved Atlantic Forest are major tourist attractions. Located among the forested mountains of Serra dos Orgaos, the imperial city, is a very well-known and visited winter vacation spot in the Mountainous region of Rio. The city has an excellent tourist and gastronomic structure.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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Petrópolis Private Tour - The City of the Brazilian Royal Family

Petrópolis Private Tour - The City of the Brazilian Royal Family

Get to know the history and beauty of Petropolis with transportation and professional guide with all the necessary information for your entertainment and culture. With the royal family residing in Rio de Janeiro, many trips were made crossing the interior of the present state of RJ, In one of these voyages made by Dom Pedro I in 1822, which traveled from Rio de Janeiro to the Golden Path in Minas Gerais, the emperor lodged at the Padre Correia farm in the region. The enchantment was immediate, and there began a love story between Dom Pedro I and the region of Petropolis, which shortly afterwards acquired the then Fazenda do Córrego Seco, which would be called "Petropolis.".
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  • 7 to 10 hours
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$204.91
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Petrópolis Imperial City Tour

Petrópolis Imperial City Tour

In this tour you will get to know Petrópolis. A charming city that tells the history of Brazil in the Imperial era in an exuberant way. During the tour it will be possible to visit the Imperial Museum, visit the Crystal Palace and even the Quintandinha Palace. When you are in shape, everyone will have lunch at one of the best located restaurants in the city, next to the Imperial Museum.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.53
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Petrópolis, the Imperial City

Petrópolis, the Imperial City

You will get to know the beauty and charm of Petropolis, the historic “Imperial City”. Visit the summer house of Dom Pedro II, the Imperial Museum. A tour full of culture, architecture, and Brazilian history in a mountain weather.
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  • 8 hours
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$35.49
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Petropolis with Brazilian Barbecue Lunch & Beer Experience Tour

Petropolis with Brazilian Barbecue Lunch & Beer Experience Tour

First discovered in 1830 by Emperor Dom Pedro I, Petropólis is located 68 kilometers away from the City of Rio. Petrópolis is one of the cities of Rio de Janeiro State. It is very important to the history of Brazil. Therefore, many of its attractions are historical, such as the Imperial Museum built between 1845 and 1864, to serve as a summer palace for the Brazilian Emperor D. Pedro II. The neoclassical architecture with a rich collection of pieces related to the monarchy that includes furniture used at the time, documents, paintings, works of art, and even personal objects that had belonged to the imperial family. Petrópolis has kept its charm from those glorious days, conserving the aristocratic mansions of the barons, viscounts, and earls, located near the Imperial Palace. Other attractions are the Quitandinha Palace, Crystal Palace, Saint Peter Cathedral, the residences of Baron of Mauá, and Princess Isabel. Visiting Petrópolis is a true time journey.
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  • 8 hours
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$250.00
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Cultural Day Trip In Petropolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Cultural Day Trip In Petropolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Our excursion PETROPOLIS TOUR FROM RIO DE JANEIRO is a perfect opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful cities in Brazil: the Imperial city of Petrópolis, named that way for being the summer residence of Emperor Dom Pedro II in the nineteenth century. This tour will delight you with the beautiful architecture, as we learn more about the culture and history of the imperial Brazil. We will visit the Imperial Museum, the Crystal Palace, the Gothic Cathedral of San Pedro de Alcantara and the former residence of Santos Dumont
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  • 8 hours
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$38.00
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Full Day Private Petropolis Tour - Imperial City - For 1-5 PAX - From Rio

Full Day Private Petropolis Tour - Imperial City - For 1-5 PAX - From Rio

The experience of getting to know the emperor's favorite city in a pleasant climate, strolling through the tree-lined streets and visiting historical places with a specialized guide is unforgettable.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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