- 7 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Petropolis is known as the
'Imperial City' of Brazil is the only Imperial city of the Americas and is located just 30 miles away nestled into the hills of the
Serra dos Orgãos forest. The stately homes, monuments and improvements that the city received are a legacy from a past that has been respected and conserved.
- Professional guide
- Hotel pick-ups and drop-offs (selected hotels only)
- Small-group tour transported by an air-conditioned deluxe minivan
- Food and drinks
- Entrances fees* - Estimated local cash needed for entrance fees: USD 11 = BRL 40,00 per person. Our guide will assist you with your purchase.
- Entrance fees will be paid directly at the attractions. All major credit cards are accepted in both attractions.
- Attraction prices are subject to changes without prior notice.
- Children, Juveniles, Students, and Seniors above 60 years old and people with disabilities. To guarantee your discount you must present an identification document with photo and date of birth on paper. No electronic documents will be accepted.
- Entry/Admission - Centro Historico de Petropolis
- Entry/Admission - Imperial Museum
- Entry/Admission - Museu Casa de Santos Dumont
Rio de Janeiro
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick-ups between 8:30am and 9am Tour departs from selected hotels along the shore of Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana. If your hotel is outside the pickup area contact us to know the best pick up location and time.
Returns to original departure point
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Centro Historico de Petropolis, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro
The town's name ("city of Peter") honors Pedro II, the last Emperor of Brazil, who is entombed there at the Cathedral of Saint Peter of Alcantara. The city was the summer residence of the Brazilian Emperors and aristocrats in the 19th century, and was the official capital of the state of Rio de Janeiro during the First Brazilian Republic, between 1894 and 1902
Duration: 5 hours
Pass By: Quitandinha Palace Congress and Convention Center, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro
The Palácio Quitandinha is a historic former luxury resort hotel in Petrópolis, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The former hotel rooms are currently privately owned condominiums, while the hotel's lavish public areas, considered among the masterpieces of famed American designer Dorothy Draper, have been recently restored.
Stop At: Imperial Museum, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro
The Museu Imperial de Petrópolis is a museum in the historic center of Petrópolis, housed in the Petrópolis Imperial Palace former summer palace of Emperor Pedro II (1831–1889), built in 1845.
The museum includes the palace itself, pieces of the monarchical past of Brazil and a temporary exhibition hall dedicated to contemporary art. It is one of the most-visited and was voted the best museum in the country.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro
The Cathedral of Saint Peter of Alcantara, also known as the Cathedral of Petrópolis, is a Roman Catholic cathedral dedicated to the country's patron saint, Peter of Alcantara. The cathedral is also the resting place of the last Emperor of Brazil, Dom Pedro II, and his family.
The construction on the Gothic Revival style church began in 1884, and was completed in 1925. The church tower was built in 1969.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Crystal Palace, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro
Originally a greenhouse made of crystal and brought from France by Princess Isabel, it is in a beautiful park where several festivals of the city take place
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Museu Casa de Santos Dumont, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro
The house of Santos Dumont in Petrópolis is a picturesque residence embedded in a steep locality in the city. Santos Dumont received the invitation from Princess Isabel to summer in Petrópolis, during the Empire, and when accepting the invitation decided to build a house that would meet their needs.
The street chosen is called Rua do Encanto and the house was nicknamed "A Encantada".
The house has some peculiarities, as one of its last inventions is the shower with hot water, the only one of Brazil at that time, being heated with alcohol, and also the external staircase where you can only start to climb with the right leg, and the internal that can only be raised with the left leg.
The house has three floors, plus an observatory, over the roof.
Duration: 30 minutes
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Please, have a paper or electronic voucher with you. It needs to be presented to
- the tour guide at the beginning of the tour.
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.