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Petropolis Tour
  • English English
  • 8 hours
  • Hotel pick up

Take a trip to Petropolis, the imperial Brazilian city located in the beautiful forests of the Fluminense Mountain Region of Rio. You will witness its majestic palaces and learn about the fascinating history of Pedro II, one of the country’s most important emperors. Are you ready to go?

Petropolis Tour

Early in the morning, we will collect you from your hotel in Rio to start our trip to Brazil’s royal past. After a bus journey of approximately an hour and a half, we will arrive in Petropolis, located some 40 miles outside the metropolis.

Once there, we will take a guided tour to discover the most iconic monuments of the Imperial city, which was the summer residence of the Brazilian royal family during the 19th Century and was constructed under the order of Pedro II in homage his father Pedro I.

We will also enter the Imperial Museum (entrance included) to admire the relics which is preserves, taking us closer to the charismatic figure of Pedro II, who made this marvellous building his summer residence. Today, it is the most visited museum in Brazil.

We will also encounter other beautiful sites, such as the Palace of Crystal, a majestic glass structure with an iron frame and in which the city’s last slaves were liberated in 1888. You will also see the Cathedral of Saint Peter, the house of the famous inventor Alberto Santos-Dumont, and Quitandinha palace, the biggest in Brazil and one of the biggest in Latin America. You will love it!

After having delved into the history of Brazil, you will have your own free time to eat and explore the majestic buildings before we return to Rio de Janeiro around 6 pm.

Tour with food

When making the reservation, you can choose the option of food with the tour. At the end of the tour of Petropolis, we will offer a free buffet lunch so that you can regain your strength.

Tour with food and beer tasting

You also have the option of reserving the tour with food and a tasting in the Cervejaria Bohemia brewery, which was founded in 1853 by the German Henrique Kremer. There you will learn how the first Pilsner lager in Brazil was made.

Hotel pick up

This activity only includes hotel collection in some parts of Rio de Janeiro: city centre, Flamengo, Botafogo, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana. If your accommodation is not located within these areas, please tell us when making your reservation, so that an alternative meeting point can be arranged. This trip can also pick up from the Cruise Port.

Important information

In the case that the itinerary is affected during Carnaval celebrations, the local tour provider will contact you to inform you of any possible changes.


Adults Children from 4 to 11 years old Children under 4 years old
US$ 38.80
US$ 19.40
Tour + Food
US$ 48.70
US$ 24.30
Tour + Food + Beer tasting
US$ 58.70
US$ 29.30


  • Adults

    US$ 38.8
  • Children from 4 to 11 years old

    US$ 19.4
  • Children under 4 years old


Tour + Food

  • Adults

    US$ 48.7
  • Children from 4 to 11 years old

    US$ 24.3
  • Children under 4 years old


Tour + Food + Beer tasting

  • Adults

    US$ 58.7
  • Children from 4 to 11 years old

    US$ 29.3
  • Children under 4 years old


More Information


8 hours.

Language English

The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.


Hotel pick up and drop off.

English speaking guide.

Entry into the Imperial Museum.

Food and drink (optional).

Beer tasting (optional).

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the previous day (12:00 PM local time) if there are still places available.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


Yes (imperative to point out when the booking is made).

US$ 38.80
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts


Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

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