From Rio de Janeiro: Petrópolis Day Trip with Optional Lunch

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From Rio de Janeiro: Petrópolis Day Trip with Optional Lunch

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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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COVID-19 precautions
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Duration 10 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, Spanish, English
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.


  • 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
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COVID-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

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
    COVID-19 precautions

    Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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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
    • Due to COVID-19, the Imperial Museum is temporarily closed. Instead you will receive free entry to the Casa do Santos Dumont
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    Recogida en hotel con 50 minutos de retraso. No hubo ingreso a palacio imperial, no te descuentan el precio de la entrada, tampoco compensan con otra visita a otro sitio de importancia turística. Problema para ingresar a cervecería bohemia no tenían mi datos de compra, hubo que esperar mucho para confirmar mi pago. El tiempo de tour fue mucho menor del publicitado. Día de lluvia y no se pudo ir a todas las actividades, ejemplo la casa santos Dummont, te dejan lejos del sitio. Espera excesiva para alguno pasajeros que se tuvo que ir buscar a otro sitio, ya que ellos se alejan y no se consulta que tenemos que esperarlos, con lo cual se interrumpe el tour por lo menos 10 a 15 minutos en 2 oportunidades.

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    January 10, 2021

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