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Take a journey along the route leading to the historic city of Petropolis, established under the reign of Emperor Dom Pedro II and known as the "Imperial City." Embrace the refreshing mountain climate and delve into its array of cultural attractions, historic edifices, and lush vegetation.

We will pick you up and you will take a one-hour drive from Rio de Janeiro to Petrópolis in an air-conditioned vehicle. Enjoy the picturesque mountain vistas and panoramic scenes of Serra dos Órgãos National Park.

En route, catch a glimpse of the "Palácio Quitandinha," once a prominent casino-hotel dating back to the 1940s, and acquaint yourself with São Pedro de Alcântara’s Cathedral, a monument characterized by neo-gothic architecture and the final resting place of Dom Pedro II, one of Brazil's emperors. Immerse yourself in the history of Brazil and the imperial lineage at the Imperial Museum, housing a diverse collection of artifacts, including Dom Pedro II's crown. Take in the elegance of the Crystal Palace, a venue renowned for its grand soirées and gatherings.

Navigate through the city's thoroughfares to explore Santos Dumont’s House (optional visit – tickets not included), a museum commemorating the achievements of the famed Brazilian inventor and aviation pioneer. Subsequently, indulge in leisure time tailored to your preferences: opt for a stroll along Rua Teresa, renowned for its expansive shopping district, or embark on a tour of Bohemia Brewery to sample traditional Brazilian brews. The tour allows for a lunch break (meals not included – restaurants will be suggested), providing an opportunity to savor local cuisine at recommended establishments.

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The tour operates on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings, offering roundtrip transportation from various locations in Rio de Janeiro's South Zone, including Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, and Flamengo. If your accommodation is not within these areas, you will be informed of the nearest pickup point and time. Departure typically occurs between 8:00 and 9:00 am, with an anticipated return around 7:00 pm, although these times may vary depending on traffic conditions. The tour lasts about 10 hours.  


This is a guided tour with live commentary in English, Spanish and Portuguese. The tour guide will go through a summary of Petropolis' rich cultural history.  


The entrance fee for the Imperial Museum is included. 

  • Petropolis  

  • Palácio Quitandinha  

  • São Pedro de Alcântra Cathedral 

  • Crystal Palace  

  • Santos Dumont's house 

  • Rua Teresa or 

  • Bohemia Brewery Tour 

  • Multilingual Guided Tour  

  • Live commentary about Brazilian history 


  1. Pickup
  2. Petropolis
  3. Quintandinha Palace
  4. São Pedro de Alcantara’s Cathedral
  5. Imperial Museum
  6. Crystal Palace
  7. Teresa Street