The Imperial City
Petropolis, the Imperial city is one of the most charming places surrounding Rio de Janeiro.
Just 65 kilometers from the Marvelous City, Petrópolis preserves many of the buildings of the time when Dom Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil, spent long periods.
The titles of Brazil's first planned city and the only imperial city in South America are just a few of the ingredients that make it one of the best tourism destinations in the country, according to the Tourism Ministry.
It is the true destination for those who seek to experience refinement, in the mild climate of the mountain range, a true imperial atmosphere, allied to stunning mountain landscapes.
The tour starts with a morning boarding at your hotel or cruise ship and will take the road up to Petropolis.
Arriving in Petrópolis, our first stop is at Palácio Quitandinha, an old casino hotel with a beautiful garden and luxurious interior.
After the visit, we will continue to the Imperial Museum, where we will have the opportunity to see more than 100, 000 items of the Brazilian empire.
From there, we go to a restaurant for a lunch.
After lunch we will continue the tour visiting the Metropolitan Cathedral, a beautiful and important place, where the remains of one of the emperors of Brazil are buried.
We can also visit during our tour the house of Santos Dumont and the Crystal Palace.
Then we will go back to Rio de Janeiro.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at the cruise ship terminal, at your hotel or any place that you combine with me.
End location: I will drop you off at the cruise ship terminal or at your hotel.
Duration: 10 hours
The tour can be done every day except Mondays.
We are going to use my car - Peogeout 207 SW - 2012 - dark blue - 4 Seats with air conditioner.
If it is a small car for you or your family, I consider offering a better car (huge) at an additional cost.
- My services as your personal tour guide and the transportation in a private car.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
200 Reais - Luch, Souvenirs etc