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Popular in summer when the coast became hot and muggy, Petrópolis was the mountain getaway for Brazil’s imperial court. Nestled about 3,000 feet (914 meters) high in the Serra dos Órgãos range, the city still serves as a heat-beating retreat for the nearby residents of Rio de Janeiro.

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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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$56.01
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$56.01
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Petropolis: The Imperial City with Lunch

Petropolis: The Imperial City with Lunch

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Explore the Imperial City of Petropolis, Brazil on a guided tour with an included lunch. During Brazil’s colonization, Petropolis was frequented by Dom Pedro II and features many remnants from the period including the Imperial Museum and Quintadinha Palace. Visit these places and more during your tour to learn about the city and then enjoy a traditional Brazilian buffet lunch.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.26
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$53.26

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.85
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$57.85

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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$34.00

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$23.87
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$290.00
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$290.00
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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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$101.00
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$101.00
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Historic Petrópolis From Rio: The Imperial City –Palaces, Architecture & Culture

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$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
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$110.19
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$110.19
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.40
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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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$36.54
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$205.41
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$205.41

Petrópolis City and Brewery Bohemia Tour - Best of Rio's Mountains

Petrópolis City and Brewery Bohemia Tour - Best of Rio's Mountains

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Get to know the country outside of Rio de Janeiro's borders, including the city of Petropolis, during this guided day tour. Listen to guided commentary on the area's culture and history as you explore, then end up with a beer tasting at one of the region's best breweries.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.14
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Petropolis: The Imperial City

Petropolis: The Imperial City

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See a different side of Brazil’s history during a day trip to Petropolis from Rio de Janeiro. You’ll explore the imperial city and former home of the Brazilian monarchy without having to worry about navigating, and benefit from the insider knowledge of guide as you discover the little-known history of the region.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.91
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$45.91

Guided Tour to the Imperial City of Petrópolis with Lunch

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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
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$54.51
$90.85
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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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$129.05
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$129.05
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Private Day Trip Petrópolis with St. Peter Cathedral and Imperial Museum

Private Day Trip Petrópolis with St. Peter Cathedral and Imperial Museum

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Delve deeper into the history of Brazil on a day trip to the historic city of Petropolis, located high in the mountains. Letting someone else drive allows you to relax and focus on the mountain scenery, while a private guide gives you undivided attention and allows ample time for asking questions.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00

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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$56.91
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Vacation Photographer in Petrópolis

Vacation Photographer in Petrópolis

Localgrapher is the largest network of professional photographers and videographers with more than 600 destinations around the globe! Book your private photographer and guide in Petrópolis to capture your picture-perfect moments while visiting amazing sites! SOLO TRAVELERS Fancy an insta-perfect photoshoot from your Petrópolis vacation? Localgrapher has years of experience with fashion and solo travel photography! Make your memories last a lifetime and share them on social media or display them in your home to receive an avalanche of compliments. COUPLES If you are about to propose to your loved one, honeymooning or just exploring what Petrópolis has to offer, put the selfie stick aside and let Localgrapher’s superb photographers take care of the photos for you both. FAMILIES & GROUPS A family trip, wedding, bachelorette party or grand get-together? Forget missing someone from pictures, we’ll capture them all!
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  • 30 minutes
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$259.21
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3-Day Customizable Tour of Rio de Janeiro

3-Day Customizable Tour of Rio de Janeiro

Create your own 3-day exploration of Rio on this customizable tour. Meet your local guide upon arrival at the airport, then transfer to the South Zone of the city for 2 nights of accommodation in this trendy neighborhood. Choose your own adventure from any number of activities, including a visit to Christ the Redeemer or the Tijuca Forest or a cruise on Guanabara Bay. Mix in free time as you see fit and enjoy air-conditioned transportation between sites.
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  • 3 days
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$268.12
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.68
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$75.68

2-Day Private Tour of Rio de Janeiro and Petropoils

2-Day Private Tour of Rio de Janeiro and Petropoils

Come and learn a lot about the history and heritage of Brazil. In this 2-Day tour, you will explore two very important cities in two different ways: a Walking Tour in Rio and a Day-Trip Tour to Petropolis. In Rio, you will explore the historic city center and discover how a colony on the other side of the Atlantic became the capital of the Portuguese Empire. Also, you will hear the history of slavery from the point of view of those who suffered from the Atlantic trade and their descendants, as well as the impact and legacy of Afro culture on national identity. In Petropolis, where the Royal Family built their summerhouse, you will learn more about the Imperial times and not only visit the summerhouse itself (nowadays a museum) but also other important historic sites. This is a hidden gem of Rio. What are you waiting for? Board this 'time-travel' tour with us!
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$261.69
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$261.69
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Cultural Day Trip In Petropolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.10
$38.00
$1.90 savings
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$38.00
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Full-Day Private Historical Tour in Petropolis from Rio

Full-Day Private Historical Tour in Petropolis from Rio

Embark on a full day historical tour to Petropolis, the Imperial city. Named after the Emperor of Brazil, the city is famous for its deep connection with the Imperial Brazilian Family. The chilly weather caught the attention of the Monarchy and the place quickly became their summer paradise. Starting with hotel pickup, we take the 2-hour drive to Petrópolis. We may stop on the way on the Casa do Alemão, a traditional delicatessen with European-inspired snacks. Take the time to plan the itinerary with the tour guide. There are plenty to see in this historical tour. We stop at the Imperial Museum (if available) and take a tour through the clothing, furniture and jewelry of the Orleans e Bragança Family. It is a private tour, so you may choose what to do next. We can visit the Cathedral of Saint Peter, the home of Santos Dumont (entrance not included) or do some shopping at the Rua Teresa. It is really up to you! After you have enjoyed this tailor-made tour, we hit the road back to Rio.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.00
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Should I book Petropolis tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Petropolis can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Petropolis 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Petropolis costs USD 23.87. Guided Petropolis tours start around USD 23.87 per person.
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