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Petropolis The Imperial City

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Visit the city of Petropolis, located 68 km away from Rio and has been called the Imperial City since the Emperor Pedro II. Check out the main sights such as the Imperial Museum, the Gothic Cathedral, Crystal Palace and more!

  • 10 Hours approximately
  • Mobile & printed vouchers accepted
  • Free Cancellation
    Fully refundable when canceled up to 24 hours prior to departure.


  • Visit the historical Imperial Museum
  • Meet the ancient Gothic Cathedral
  • Check out the reliques of Santos Dumont House
  • Behold the unique Crystal Palace
  • Shopping at the Teresa Street or Visit to the Bohemia Beer Factory


  • Roundtrip Transfer to Most Hotels in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Imperial Museum Entrance Ticket

  • Food and Beverages
  • Optional Gratuities
  • Entrance fees to Santos Dumont House
  • Entrance fees to Bohemia Beer Factory
  • Entrance fees to any other attractions

Please Note

  • The specific departure time for this tour will be determined upon reconfirmation.
  • Tour has free time for visiting other main sights. Only tickets for Imperial Museum are included in price. Entrance fees to any other attractions are not inlcuded.
  • Entrance fees to Santos Dumont House: BRL 8,00
  • Entrance to Bohemia Beer Factory: BRL 39,00
  • Prices are approximated and subject to change without notice.


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Petropolis The Imperial City

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September 24, 2019
A great tour well organized and the guide was amazing. Only reason for not giving 5 stars was the shopping option which we picked over the Bohemia Brewery tour. Shopping was a bust just basic clothing and other everyday items.
September 24, 2019
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A great tour well organized and the guide was amazing. Only reason for not giving 5 stars was the shopping option which we picked over the Bohemia Brewery tour. Shopping was a bust just basic clothing and other everyday items.
reviewed by Michael


The city of Petropolis is located 68 km away from Rio and has been called the Imperial City since the times of the Emperor Pedro II. Settled by the Germans, Petropolis keeps the memory of Brazilian history alive with its buildings and charming streets.

After Hotel pick ups, the bus will take around 80 minutes to reach Petropolis city. As soon as you arrive, get a nice perspective outside of Quintandinha Palace. There will be a stop so you can take beautiful pictures of this beautiful building. Then, the tour will begin with a visit to the Imperial Museum, former summer residence of Emperor D. Pedro II, which today still has furniture and objects such as the golden crown, pearls and diamonds worn by D. Pedro I and D. Pedro II. You will also see the beautiful garden in front of the museum, as well as the royal wagon (horse carts) sector.

The museum was the Emperor's favorite residence, where he spent the best moments of his life. Its construction in neo classic style was started in 1845, by determination of the monarch. The original project by the German major and engineer Julio Frederico Koeler. The floor of the hall, in Carrara marble and black marble from Belgium, was laid in 1854, and the hardwood floors and frames such as rosewood, cedar, satinwood, rosewood and the vineyard, coming from the various provinces of the Empire.

After the visit to the Museum, you will continue to lunch (not included) in a restaurant indicated by the guide. You will have free time to have lunch and walk the streets to learn more about this charming and historic city. Feel free to ask your guide for recommendations. But don't be late: the tour continues to the Gothic Cathedral of St. Peter of Alcantara, where Princess Isabel was buried along with the tombstones of D. Pedro II and his wife. From there, you will continue to 14 Bis Square and tourists will have the opportunity to visit the Santos Dumont House (tickets not included), a picturesque residence built in a steep part of the city, built in 1918. The Museum preserves and diffuses the memory of the father of Brazilian aviation, the engineering genius that revolutionized the world.

Then walk into a quiet park and admire the beautiful Crystal Palace, a glass and steel ballroom with chandeliers, all built and imported from France, as a gift to your husband's Princess Isabel. Hear about the exhibitions and royal parties that took place here.

Finally, you can choose to visit between Teresa Street or the Bohemia Brewery.

Teresa Street is an open-air mall with a wide variety of products, clothes at a very good price. Take your time and buy souvenirs for the whole family. Or if you like to discover local beers, visit Bohemia Beer Factory (tickets not included), the first of its kind in Brazil. The tour is an interactive journey through the history, art and science of brewing. Learn all about beer from ancient times to the present day. Taste Bohemia straight from the source and live the whole experience in a modern, interactive environment.

After, return to the bus that will take the tourists back to their respective hotels in Rio.

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