Visit the city of Petropolis, located 60 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!
The city of Petropolis is located 60 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. Then, the tour starts with the visit to the Imperial Museum, which has been the summer residence of the Emperor D. Pedro II, and keeps furniture and objects such as the crown of gold, pearls and diamonds used by D. Pedro I and D. Pedro II.
The tour will continue on to the Gothic Cathedral where Princess Isabel was buried along with the tombstones of D. Pedro II and his wife. From there, walk over to a quiet park and feast your eyes on the Crystal Palace, a ballroom of glass and steel with chandeliers, all built and imported from France, as a gift to Princess Isabel from her husband. Hear about the expositions and royal parties once held here.
Then you will visit the Santos Dumont Museum House (tickets not included), better known as The Enchanted. A picturesque residence embedded in a steep town in the city, built in 1918. The Museum preserves and disseminates a memory of the father of Brazilian aviation, the engineering genius who revolutionized the world.
If you want to, in your free time, you can choose to visit between the Teresa Street or the Bohemia Beer Factory.
The Teresa Street is an open air shopping with great variety of goods, clothes at a very good price. Take your time and buy souvenirs for the whole family. Or if you are more into local beers, you should visit the 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. Find out all about beer from ancient times to the present day. Taste Bohemia direct form the source and live the whole experience in a modern and interactive environment. The Brewery Bohemia also has an emporium, a bar, and restaurant for you to enjoy all of their special beers with tasty dishes and snacks.
You will have free time for lunch (optional not included) and walking through the streets to get to know more about this historical and charming city. Feel free to ask your guide for recommendations.
After, return to the bus that will take the tourists back to their respective hotels in Rio.