Petropolis Tours

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Petropolis was the mountain getaway for the imperial court, popular in summer when the coast became hot and muggy. Nestled 3,000ft (800m) high in the  Serra dos Órgãos it is a few degrees cooler than at sea level.

It’s a kooky place as the rainforest is filled with European alpine architecture and the gorgeous Museu Imperial would not be out of place in Austria.  Other buildings of note include the cathedral, which offers excellent views from the steps and the glasshouse (Palacio Cristal) imported from France for Princesa Isabela’s orchids.

Along Rue 16 de Marco there are lots of eateries and Rua Theresa is known for clothes shopping. If you’re after more strenuous activities you can also hike and mountain bike in the surrounding mountains.

Practical Info

Buses leave hourly from Rio de Janeiro and the trip takes about 1.5 hours. Once in town there are buses although it is easy to visit most of the highlights on foot in under 4 hours.

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Address: Petropolis 25600, Brazil
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Petrópolis Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro including Imperial Museum and Crystal Palace

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.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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US$59.00
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Private Petropolis Imperial City Tour

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.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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US$290.00
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Petropolis Day Tour from Rio de Janeiro

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.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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US$199.00
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Day Trip to Petrópolis from Rio de Janeiro

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.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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US$67.00
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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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, walking through the city's favelas or a cruise on Guanabara Bay. Mix in free time as you see fit and enjoy air-conditioned transportation between sites.
  • Duration: 3 days
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US$365.00
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  • Duration: 3 days
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Petrópolis imperial city historical day trip

This is the perfect tour for your second day of stay in Rio! Visit the astonishinly beautiful Imperial city Petrópolis, the summer retreat of the Brazilian emperor Dom Pedro II, built by germans and enjoy the most pleasant day in this magical place and its many attractions with your extremely knowledgeable licensed guide and history expert! - Quitandinha hotel and old cassino - São Pedro de Alcântara Cathedral - Crystal Palace - Lunch in a local restaurant - Koeler Avenue - Imperial Palace museum history tour - Santos Dummont´s residence Available from Tuesday to Sunday only.
  • Duration: 10 to 12 hrs
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US$370.00
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  • Duration: 10 to 12 hrs
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