The royal family in Brazil
If you have visited all the main sites of Rio and want some relaxing time, you are invited to come with me to this time travel!
Visit Petropolis, the city built by the Brazilian royal family in the first half of XIX century. The summer palace of emperor Pedro II now hosts the Imperial Museum.
On this tour you will learn about the main episodes in Brazilian history and the private life of our monarchs.
Petrópolis offers to its visitors not only a varied and rich historical and cultural heritage, but also excels in natural beauty. The city is located one hour away from Rio (65km) in the mountains region. On the way, we will have the view of one of the largest National Parks in Brazil, among the most famous for mountain climbing and hiking in South America.
***FOR CRUISE PASSANGERS, THIS TOUR IS RECOMMENDED FOR A DAY YOUR ARE GOING TO SLEEP OVER IN RIO***
Besides a full tour of the Imperial Museum, we will visit St. Peter's Cathedral and the Cristal Palace. If we have time, we may visit the house of the famous inventor - Santos Dumont (the father of aviation) and choose from a wide variety of restaurants. You can also add a carriage tour around the city and enhance your time travel experience.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Pick up from your hotel, apartment or cruise ship
End location: Drop off at the original location
Duration: 9 hours
EXCEPT ON MONDAYS (Imperial Museum is closed).
The duration of the tour may vary according to the places you choose to visit in Petropolis and the places we are going to eat.
This is a great alternative tour for rainy days.
Comfortable air-conditioned car (Xsara Picasso). A car seat is available. We may choose to have part of the tour walking around the city.
Transportation from/to your hotel and during the tour
Fluent english speaking guide
The best of Brazilian hospitality
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 Real - Admission tickets, lunch, water, snacks, souveniers
Admission tickets, lunch, water, snacks, souveniers
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We have taken tours all over the world and had a few outstanding guides. But Lais absolutely stands out as the BEST EVER! She was so knowledgeable and informative. She was also warm and engaging. She loves traveling as much as we do and it showed. She is young but a very experienced guide--serving as the president of the Rio area tourist guide association. You just won't find better than Lais! Also we highly recommend the Petropolis tour. It is the center of Brazilian history in many ways.