Day trip

From Rio de Janeiro: Petrópolis Day Trip with Optional Lunch

Activity provider: Rio Carioca Tours

From Rio de Janeiro: Petrópolis Day Trip with Optional Lunch

Activity provider: Rio Carioca Tours

From US$ 35.17 per person

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 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, Spanish, English
Pickup included
Hotel pickup and drop-off from Copacabana. Meeting Points in Leblon, Ipanema, Botafogo, Flamengo, Catete and Centro. Contact the local partner to confirm hotel pickup. Sometimes the access for the transport could be impossible due to the narrow streets if so, an agreed meeting point will be arranged. If you are staying outside the pickup route, you will be provided with 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. The 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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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
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • Masks are required while indoors
    • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination

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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
    • All participants who are over 49 years old must present proof of their 3rd dose of the COVID-19 vaccination
    • Pickup between 6:45am-9:30am according to hotel location. Contact local supplier to find out pickup time.
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    Overall rating

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    Hotel pickup 50 minutes late. There was no entrance to the imperial palace, they do not discount the price of the entrance, nor do they compensate with another visit to another site of tourist importance. Problem to enter bohemian brewery they did not have my purchase information, it took a long time to confirm my payment. The tour time was much less than advertised. Rainy day and you could not go to all the activities, example the Saints Dummont house, they leave you far from the site. Excessive wait for some passengers who had to go look for another place, since they move away and it is not consulted that we have to wait for them, with which the tour is interrupted at least 10 to 15 minutes in 2 opportunities.

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    January 10, 2021

    Product ID: 388491