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Private Tour to Petropolis - The Imperial City

By Be Free Tours - Rio de Janeiro
Price was undefined, price is now CA $382


Free cancellation available
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Selective hotel pickup
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Cleanliness and safety

Cleaning and safety practices

Masks required
Contactless tickets
Vehicles and venues disinfected


  • Be amazed with the impressive Quitandinha Palace

  • See how the Royal Family lived in their former summer house

  • Visit the Cathedral and Crystal Palace, two famous sites

  • Learn about and “feel” the brazilian history in the air.

  • Be surprised on how different Petropolis is from Rio.

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Private Car with Driver

  • What's included

    Tour Guide

  • What's included

    Airport/Hotel/Seaport Pick-up and Drop-Off

  • What's included

    Return to Petropolis

  • What's included

    Tickets for the Attractions

  • What's included

    Bottled Water and Snacks (snacks suspended during the covid-19 pandemic)

  • What's excluded

    Food and drinks

Know Before You Book

  • Part of this tour may be done by walking so comfortable shoes are recommended

  • We do not operate this tour on Mondays because all the museums are closed

What you can expect

Your day begins when we pick you up at the hotel/airport/seaport of your preference, and take you on a 1-1:30 hour drive up the mountains to get to Petropolis, and our first stop there is at Quintandinha Palace, former casino/hotel with stunning architecture. Then, we head to the Imperial Museum, that used to be summerhouse to the former Emperor and his court, during the 19th century, followed by a nice walk through or drive by the streets with stops at the Metropolitan Cathedral, Crystal Palace, Bohemia Brewery (a good place for a cold beer and lunch), Ipiranga House (the House of 7 Errors) and the house where Santos Dummont, the inventor of the aeroplane, lived. A stop at the chocolate shop for a nice coffee and chocolate, of course, and then a trip back to Rio, with drop off at your hotel/airport/seaport of preference.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Masks required
  • Masks provided
  • Hand sanitizer provided

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Activity Location

  • Petropolis
  • Petrópolis State of Rio de Janeiro

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Airport/Hotel/Seaport Pick-up (Rio de Janeiro City Only)
  • Rio de Janeiro State of Rio de Janeiro

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