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Full-Day Imperial Petropolis Excursion

by Gray Line Brazil Duration 10h Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is $59

Spend a day touring the exquisite mountain town of Petropolis—known as the Imperial City since the time of Emperor Pedro II—to visit its regal buildings and charming streets.

After a convenient hotel pickup, ride 37 miles (60 km) to serene Petropolis, the mountain retreat of Brazil’s only 2 emperors. Breathe in the fresh air of the forest-blanketed Serra dos Orgaos as you pass by bucolic farms settled by German farmers from the Rhineland.

Visit the Imperial Museum, housed within the summer residence of Emperor Pedro II, to see the furniture, tapestries, and even the imperial crown worn by Brazil’s emperors—this magnificent headpiece is adorned with no less than 600 diamonds and 77 pearls. Admire the manicured gardens and neoclassical architecture of the one-time imperial residence as you learn about the emperor’s reign.

At the stunning Gothic Catedral Sao Pedro de Alcantara whose spire stretches up into the sky, pay your respects at the tomb of Brazil’s last emperor, his wife, and his daughter Isabel, known as the Redemptress.

Finally, marvel at the Palacio de Cristal—this stunning glass structure was imported from France for events and exhibits thrown by Princess Isabel, and it was the place she signed the Golden Law to abolish slavery in Brazil.

Spend a day touring the exquisite mountain town of Petropolis—known as the Imperial City since the time of Emperor Pedro II—to visit its regal buildings and charming streets.

After a convenient hotel pickup, ride 37 miles (60 km) to serene Petropolis, the mountain retreat of Brazil’s only 2 emperors. Breathe in the fresh air of the forest-blanketed Serra dos Orgaos as you pass by bucolic farms settled by German farmers from the Rhineland.

Visit the Imperial Museum, housed within the summer residence of Emperor Pedro II, to see the furniture, tapestries, and even the imperial crown worn by Brazil’s emperors—this magnificent headpiece is adorned with no less than 600 diamonds and 77 pearls. Admire the manicured gardens and neoclassical architecture of the one-time imperial residence as you learn about the emperor’s reign.

At the stunning Gothic Catedral Sao Pedro de Alcantara whose spire stretches up into the sky, pay your respects at the tomb of Brazil’s last emperor, his wife, and his daughter Isabel, known as the Redemptress.

Finally, marvel at the Palacio de Cristal—this stunning glass structure was imported from France for events and exhibits thrown by Princess Isabel, and it was the place she signed the Golden Law to abolish slavery in Brazil.

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10:00 AM, Tour in English

Duration 10h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
$59

Total price is $59, taxes included

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Full-Day Imperial Petropolis Excursion

Activity Location

Petropolis

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Rio de Janeiro


Highlights

  • Exploration of the imperial mountain resort town Petropolis

  • Exhibits at the Imperial Museum, housed in Pedro II's palace

  • Chance to see the imperial crown's 600 diamonds & 77 pearls

  • Imperial tombs in the soaring Gothic Catedral de Sao Pedro

  • Stunning glass & steel structure of Isabel's Crystal Palace


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Petropolis

  • Admission to Imperial Museum

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from most Rio de Janeiro hotels


Exclusions

  • Food and beverages


Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • Roundtrip transportation is available from most São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.


Full-Day Imperial Petropolis Excursion ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

4.8 out of 5

3/5 Apr 14, 2019

Everything on this trip is worth to see. The only disappointment was choice of lunch venue; you had to order a full buffet which we did not want. So we chose not to eat there. We were lucky that tbe town celebrated a festival and we enjoyed that.

Michael J

United States

5/5 Sep 30, 2018

Tania, as a guide, was as bright and a colorful as Rio itself. Her knowledge of the history, and fun way of presenting it, kept everyine entertained and involved. She handled a diverse group of people very well, and managed to include me, the only English speaker, in all her explanations with ease. The city of Petropolis is full of beautiful landmarks, not too far from Rio, and well worth the visit.