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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.

Highlights

  • Tour Petrópolis, the Imperial City, with a private guide
  • Enjoy personal attention and a flexible itinerary
  • Private tour with just you and your party
  • Learn about the history of the State of Rio de Janeiro from your local guide
  • Stroll through the historic streets of Petrópolis
  • Round-trip private transportation from Rio is included

What You Can Expect

Private Petropolis Imperial City Tour

Metropolitan Cathedral

Customer Reviews

Arul M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

I wish I could give 10 stars. Way to go Marcelo!

We were a family of 2 adults and a 12 years old.

When I booked this tour in Viator, We expected just a tour guide who could show us around Petropolis. But we got a lot more. Marcelo, our private tour guide, with fluent English, made us feel at home throughout the tour. It was more like two families going on a picnic.

Marcelo had neatly packed water, drinks and snacks for us in couple of backpacks. His car was super clean. He arrived on time and was quite flexible with the timings. We felt safe with his driving. Marcelo's reommendation for lunch was great. While Marcelo was good at sharing interesting facts like a professional tour guide, he also handled my DSLR camera well and got us some good pictures.

Marcelo was kind enough to also bring his wife as we had space in the car. Thanks Marcelo, that made us feel we are on a family picnic. When Marcelo had to drop us at a convenient spot and go for parking, his wife assumed the role of a tour guide proactively and kept us engaged with some interesting facts. Athough it was a bit challenging for her to speak fluent English, she tried her best and succeeded as well. She was very eager to share facts and her views. Our heartfelt thanks goes to her.

I wanted to share my feedback on TripAdvisor. It is unfortunate Marcelo has some issues in setting up TripAdvisor account. On the positive side, his absence on TripAdvisor helped me to avail his services sorry for being selfish, Marcelo. If Marcelo had been on TripAdvisor, I am sure his itinerary for the next 3 months would have been packed full.

Edward M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Despite the low clouds and drizzle we greatly enjoyed our day trip to Petropolis. It was very interesting to see additional history of Brazil in the museum. The town itself was very pleasant to walk around and a great contrast to Rio de Janeiro. Not all of Brazil is on the beach!
Our guide, Marcelo, was flexible, attentive to our needs and presented options so that we could choose what we were most interested in.

Edward M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Despite the low clouds and drizzle we greatly enjoyed our day trip to Petropolis. It was very interesting to see additional history of Brazil in the museum. The town itself was very pleasant to walk around and a great contrast to Rio de Janeiro. Not all of Brazil is on the beach!
Our guide, Marcelo, was flexible, attentive to our needs and presented options so that we could choose what we were most interested in.

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