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4 star rating: Recommended 21 Reviews

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  • Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Duration:  10 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Petropolis Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro including Imperial Museum and Crystal Palace. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

The tour was excellent. First, the pickup service made things a lot easier. Second, Carla, the tour guide, was fully prepared to give all necessary background and to explain the whereabouts of places we visit. Lastly, the schedule they provide was very accurate, regardless the heavy traffic in Rio.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Worth the trip out; an hour and a half bus ride from Copacabana. The palace shows all the rooms as they once were when the queen and her son and grandson lived in Petropolis and the stories are pretty interesting. The lunch was not good (buffet which is about $15USD).

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

Unbelievable city! Very good guide, savvy on the place. A must-do I would say. Beware the road to get there is across the mountains so lots of turns to be expected. Sit in the front of the bus (very comfortable) if you are "fragile" while traveling.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2013

Very good tour! Right amount of time in each attraction, free time to visit Santos Dumont house right after lunch; really nice!

A little confusing in the hotel pickup: we stayed 45 minutes in the bus going to other hotels and then we were about three blocks from our hotel again. But no big deal!

Ursula H
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2010

Guide very knowledgeable. Most enjoyable trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2008

Beautiful and informing.

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2013

Worth the time for sure. Learnt the history of the country from a very good guide Maria. She was organized. Recommendation for buffet lunch was also excellent! Recommend it!

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2013

Worth the time for sure. Learnt the history of the country from a very good guide Maria. She was organized. Recommendation for buffet lunch was also excellent! Recommend it!

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2010

Nice to see another place outside of Rio--the mountains and countryside. Don't eat lunch at the place they take you to, it costs about US16 for this lunch buffet which was marginal at best.

4 star rating: Recommended
February 2010

Very good However, Crystal Palace is disappointing.

4 star rating: Recommended
February 2010

Just simply a beautiful tour.

William S
United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended
February 2010

Late start, entry to Crystal Palace included on my voucher - not included on tour. The guide was going to contact the company about this but never did so we didn't get inside the Crystal Palace which we had paid for. Other than those points it was a good tour.

Mariusz K
United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended
February 2010

A very nice trip. Be aware that in winter it may get quite cold there as it's high in mountains.

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2009

The guide was knowledgeable and courteous and the bus was comfortable. The only drawback is that the tour was given in three languages - which can be confusing at times. But all in all, we would recommend this tour.

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2008

Our guide was great! It was a beautiful ride and he gave us lots of history. It was also nice to be with a small group. Could have used a little more time in town. The lunch place was definitely not something we'd want to do again! Find something on your own rather than eat the buffet they suggest!

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