Experience the Imperial City with your own private local guide!
City founded by the last Brazilian Emperor - Peter II - in 1884, in order to leave the Capital during summer, became the only city in America where there is an Imperial Palace, today the Imperial Museum. The city had been planned and built following the plans of an architect, Major Archer and built at the hillsides of the mountains, 800 meters high. Nice, weather, nice gastronomy and lovely atmosphere make this place a very special one.
** NOTE ** The museum is CLOSED on Mondays.
** NOTE ** If your preferred start time is not listed, simply include it along with your pick-up (meeting) location during the booking process. If there is an issue, I will contact you but please know that I am flexible and in most cases, I can accommodate your needs, not a problem!
After pick up at meeting location, drive to Petropolis, a one hour trip from sea level until 800 ms high. Stop at a traditional German snack restaurant for a coffee and a delicious snack.
Visiting Quitandinha Palace, Imperial Museum, Cathedral and Cristal Palace. If desired, Santos Dumont House and Bohemain Beer Brewery.
Lunch at one of the local restaurants followed by a city tour and then stopping at one of the handmade chocolate's stores before driving back to Rio.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At your hotel, harbour or alternate location
End location: As per the client's needs
Duration: 6 hours
Depending on weather and traffic conditions, it may take more time
** NOTE ** Museum is CLOSED on Mondays
Transportation Method: My vehicle is FIRST CLASS! Citroën C4 Picasso, roomy, new, confortable and of course, air-conditioned! It has 4 dedicated seats in addition to my own as the driver.
Some walking is involved as well.
--- IMPORTANT ---
If your party is MORE than 4 people, DO NOT book this tour. Instead, click on the 'ASK A QUESTION' button to request a custom tour. Between NOV-MAR, I will need between 3-4 weeks advance notice to secure a rental vehicle.
* My expertise as your private local guide.
* Private transportation for 3 travellers in my new, roomy, modern and confortable, air conditioned Citroën C4 Picasso.
*** IMPORTANT *** For travellers disembarking in Rio, this tour can only accommodate a MAX of 2 travellers + luggage. Please click on the 'ASK A QUESTION' button to contact me about a custom tour link if you are a party of more than 2 cruise ship travellers.
On special HOLIDAYS, such as World Cup and Olympic Games, Carnival, New Year's Eve and Christmas, prices and conditions may vary and must be prearranjed.
For hotels not located at the South area of Rio may have an adittional charge, due to traffic conditions, tolls etc.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 Brazilian Real (BRL) - *** Prices are estimates only and are subject to change ***
Tickets for the Museum, Santos Dumont House
* Entrance fees
* Meals and/or beverages
* Personal expenses (i.e. souvenirs)
* Any items not listed in the "What's Included" section of the tour details
--- IMPORTANT ---
If your party is MORE than 3 people, DO NOT book this tour. Instead, click on the 'ASK A QUESTION' button to request a custom tour. Between NOV-MAR, I will need between 3-4 weeks advance notice to secure a rental vehicle.
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This day was OK with Leandro. He was whineing and complaining as usual. But at least he knew how to get to Petropolis and arranged for us to visit the Palace gift shop.