Petropolis Imperial City


Tour Number

Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town


Kid Friendly: Yes. A car seat is available.

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of the car.

Maximum travelers: 3



Spanish (conversational), Portuguese (fluent), English (fluent)

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.



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.

What’s Included

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

What’s Extra

Admission tickets, lunch, water, snacks, souveniers

A Recent Review of this tour

Lais is a fantastic guide. She is very knowledgeable and friendly and her English is excellent. I had a wonderful day tour to Petropolis. Thanks Lais
Anita Tabain

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