Settled by the Germans, Petropolis keeps the memory of Brazilian history alive with its historic buildings and charming streets.

Upon arrival in Petropolis, your small group tour starts with the visit to the Imperial Museum, which has been the summer residence of the Emperor D. Pedro II and features period furniture and other valuable 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 you will see the Crystal Palace, built in France and assembled in Brazil, destined to shelter exhibitions and great parties promoted by Princess Isabel.

Please Note:  This tour requires a minimum of 6 total participants to operate. If the minimum number is not met for the date and time of your reservation, you will be contacted to discuss alternatives.

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Adult Rate
(Ages 13+):
$72.79
Child Rate
(Ages 3-12):
$54.34
Child - Free
(Ages 2 and Under):
$0.00

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Tour / Activity Details

10 hours
8:00 am on Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
(See Special Schedule Details
Estimated departure time; you will be provided your specific tour departure time when you reconfirm your reservation (details on E-Ticket).

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Minimum of 6 total participants required for tour to operate.  This tour includes free hotel pick up and drop off at most hotels in Sao Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana.  Lunch is NOT included in this tour.  Rates are per person in US dollars.  This tour is not wheelchair-friendly.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown at checkout includes any fuel surcharges, service charges and tax. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

COVID-19 Protocols Updates

Currently, all travelers arriving in Brazil by air must provide all of the following documentation:

  • A negative Covid-19 Antigen test within 24 hours of flight departure OR a negative Covid-19 Laboratory RT-PCR test within 72 hours of flight.
  • Proof of vaccination for applicable ages - either printed or electronic - of immunization approved by ANVISA, WHO or health authorities in the country where immunized - whose last dose has occurred at least 14 days before the flight departure. Some exeptions apply for specific circumstances and anyone declared exempt must quarantine for 14 days.
  • Must present to airline before boarding printed or electronic proof of filling out the "Travelers Health Declaration" within a maximum of 24 hours before the flight.

 

Special Schedule Details

  • No tours are scheduled on January 1, during Carnaval, on selected other national holidays, or on December 24 or December 25.

 

Included

  • Pick-up and Drop-Off at most hotels in Sao Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Admission to Imperial Museum

 

Not Included

  • Entrance fees at other attractions
  • Food and beverages
  • Optional gratuities

 

Itinerary

After Hotel pick-ups, the bus will take around 80 minutes to reach Petropolis. As soon as you arrive, you'll get a nice perspective outside of Quintandinha Palace. There will be a stop so you can take pictures of this beautiful building. Then, the tour visits 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 was headed 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 Brazilian Empire.

After the visit to the Museum, you will have time to get lunch (not included) in a restaurant suggested by your guide. You will have free time to 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 you will have the opportunity to visit the Santos Dumont House (tickets not included in tour price), 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 who 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 Princess Isabel. Hear about the exhibitions and royal parties that took place there. Finally, you can choose between two optional visits. Teresa Street is an open-air mall with a wide variety of products at very good prices. 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.

Finally, you'll return to the bus that will take you back to hotel in Rio.

 

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Minimum of 6 total participants required for tour to operate.  This tour includes free hotel pick up and drop off at most hotels in Sao Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana.  Lunch is NOT included in this tour.  Rates are per person in US dollars.  This tour is not wheelchair-friendly.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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