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From Rio de Janeiro: Petrópolis Day Trip with Optional Lunch

Product ID: 388491
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Admire the Imperial Museum on a city tour of Petrópolis, the former summer residence of the Brazilian Royal Family. Upgrade to a buffet lunch or a visit the Bohemia Brewery.
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Duration 10 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese

Pickup included

• Hotel pickup and drop-off from Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana, Leme, Praia de Botafogo, Catete, Centro. Sometimes the access for the transport could be impossible due to the narrow streets, if so, we have to agree a meeting point. If you are staying outside the pickup route, you will be provided the closest meeting point available. • Pickup between 07:45 am and 09:30 am, depending on hotel location. Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time. • Tour guide will call you by your name in the hotel lobby.

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  • Admire the memorabilia of the Imperial Museum, the former summer house of the Imperial Family
  • Marvel at the neo-gothic architecture of the Cathedral of Saint Peter of Alcantara
  • Explore the grand garden area of the Quitandinha Palace
Full description
After pick up from Rio, relax on the 2-hour drive as you ascend into the hills towards Petrópolis, located 823 meters above sea level. Historic Petrópolis is famous for the period that Brazil was a monarchy, ruled by Dom Pedro II.

Start the tour with a stop at the Casa do Alemão. Located at the entrance to the city, the diner is famous for German sausage and croquettes. Next, marvel at the gardens outside the Quitandinha Palace.

Continue the tour at the Imperial Palace. Explore the interior of the palace, and see the original furniture, paintings, clothes, and jewelry used by the Royal Family in their former summer house. Next, revel at the neo-gothic architecture of the Cathedral of Saint Peter of Alcantara.

Take photos at the Crystal Palace, once used as the princess’s private garden. After this, take a break and enjoy lunch at a buffet restaurant (if option selected). Otherwise, use your free time to wander.

See the Santos-Dumont House, the former home of the famous Brazilian inventor and aviator, from the outside. Finally, visit the Bohemia Brewery (if option selected) and learn the techniques of beer making in the region. Stop at the Casa de Chocolate Katz before returning to Rio de Janeiro.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana, Botafogo, Flamengo, Catete, and Centro
  • Entrance Fee to the Imperial Museum and visit to Crystal Palace
  • External visits to Quintandinha and Santos Dumont House
  • Multilingual Guide
  • Visit to Bohemia Brewery (if option selected)
  • Lunch (if option selected)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted
Know before you go
• This tour will take place rain or shine

From £23.79 per person

Organized by

Rio Carioca Tours

Product ID: 388491