• Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 67.00 View price calendar

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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.


  • Rio de Janeiro day trip to Petrópolis
  • Tour the city’s major landmarks with an informative guide
  • Visit the Imperial Museum, Crystal Palace and Santos Dumont Museum
  • Stroll past boutiques along Tereza Street
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included from Rio

What You Can Expect

Day Trip to Petrópolis from Rio de Janeiro

City Tour Petropolis

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

TT was an energetic and attentive tour guide and we were very impressed by Petropolis.

Chloe A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Loved the tour guide she was brilliant, highly recommend.


4 star rating: Recommended January 2017

Fairly good, all-day tour, only a short ways out of Rio. Great history. Nice scenery. But, it did include shopping.

Rachel P

4 star rating: Recommended August 2016

Great day! I enjoyed seeing more to Brazil. I wish the guide, while lovely and helpful, spoke more English.


4 star rating: Recommended April 2016

This tour started off badly but improved.
The bus went to the wrong hotel and was 30 minutes late.
Our English tour was mainly Portuguese/Spanish, but our guide, Chi-chi Gina?, tried to keep us informed. Her English and Spanish were good.
The ride was very rough the springs/shocks must be shot.
One of out party hit his head on the ceiling on one big bump!
Otherwise, the tour itself in Petropolis went well.
The cultural center old casino, imperial palace, cathedral and crystal palace were all noteworthy.
The buffet lunch was good, but a bit rushed.
The chocolate factory was just a visit to a store at least, water was free!.
The women really appreciated the final hour allowed for shopping as prices were quite good.
Again, this tour can be easily arranged locally in Rio more cheaply.

Brandy G

3 star rating: Worth doing March 2017

Some of the People in the tour we were not able to locate after lunch so we spent over an hour sitting in the bus trying to find them.
This ended up making us rush through the rest of the trip and not do everything


2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better October 2015

This tour was not worth full day trip from 8:10am pick up and 6:30pm drop-off. it wasted one hour to pick other passengers around the city. Emperor Dom Pedro II summer residence was currently a hotel, only good for picture taking from the fence. Museum of Santos Dumont was just a house, had to pay extra to enter. Only the Imperial Museum was worth the tour. The worst part was the guide Ms. T. Though I booked for an English guide, she kept talking in Portuguese and Spanish for nearly half an hour in the bus, then turned to English only for a short summary of what she said before, and we had passed all the places she explained about. After I shouted Do you forget we are here?, she improved. She tried to joke, but nothing funny at all! This was the worst tour I ever had so far.

Oleg G

1 star rating: I do not recommend this April 2018

Tour arrived one hour late from previously communicated start time. No apologies.
Tour guide English was poor. She would talk in Portuguese and say only few words in English. As far as sightseeing: this is a nice 2 hour tour that was stretched to 12 hours by padding activity. Very dissatisfied.

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